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Voice Lessons

Voice Instructors:  Martha Robertson | Olivia Minchello  | Alex Buiel| Cayla Johnson| Laura Altenor |

 

 

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Martha Robertson

Martha RobertsonGrowing up in Dorchester Massachusetts, I cultivated a love for movement, dance and music at a very young age. I quickly fell into step with a community theater and chorus program and it was there my zest for performing arts was confirmed. I grew as a musician, taking piano lessons, studying under two classically trained vocalists in the Boston area and joining various choruses. I am currently a senior Music Education major at UMass Lowell and enjoy participating in opera workshops and directing an all student led co-ed a cappella group on campus. I've grown from my classical background and have expanded into becoming more comfortable with musical theater, jazz, folk, global, contemporary/singer songwriter, and many more that I hope to learn! In addition to music, I pursue my passion for the yoga practice as a yoga teacher. My intention is to blend what I learn from body, breath, and mind awareness in with every voice lesson. After all, the body is all we have for an instrument as a vocalist!

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Olivia Minchello

Olivia Minchello Olivia Minchello Olivia Minchello is a junior at University of Massachusetts Lowell in their Music Studies and is ecstatic to start teaching at Music Elements! Olivia is a part of UML’s Chamber Singers and Opera Workshop, as well as the GeneralOlivia Minchello Manager of Fermata Nowhere – UML’s premiere all female-identified a cappella group! Olivia this past summer studied at New England Conservatory’s Opera Workshop and the Sarteano Choral Conducting Workshop in Sarteano, Tuscany. Olivia plans to continue her Olivia Mincelloeducation and attend grad school once she finishes at UMass Lowell. When Olivia is not singing, you can find her crocheting or playing with her dog Bear!

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Alex Buiel

Alex Buiel
Alex Buiel is a classically trained pianist, vocalist and pipe-organistAlex Buiel working in metro-Boston. He began his piano studies at age five and shortly after began studying pipe organ and voice. He was a choir boy at St. Paul’s Choir School and studied pipe-organ while attending the Interlochen Academy for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. He has worked as church pipe-organist for more than a decade, toured England singing with the choir of Trinity Church, Boston, and is currently the Organist and Director of Music at St. Anne’s Parish in Readvile, MA. In addition to his classical and liturgical music, he has extensively worked as a session musician for many bands in the metro-Boston area as well as plays keyboards in several groups.


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Cayla Johnson

Caya JohnsonCayla Johnson is a professional vocalist who earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2017. Her concentrations include music business and voice. She has studied classical voice for over nine years holding a position in several choirs and musical theatre troupes throughout her years of study. Her classical vocal style is heavily influenced by jazz and musical theatre. She has performed in dozens of musicals, cabarets, reviews and has also performed as a solo vocalist at private events. She currently sings with Mass Appeal, a postcollegiate all-female acapella group, where she holds the roles of both arranger and soloist. Cayla also runs an open mic night in Lowell where she performs weekly. Her teaching style is live performance oriented, conditioning students for upcoming auditions as well as performances. Her focuses include controlling performance anxiety, microphone technique, stage presence, character development, and vocal professionalism.


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Laura Altenor



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