Harmony Music House
Private and group music lessons | Boulder CO | Established in 2010

Voice Lessons

Boulder's home for private voice lessons. Our teachers are available for adults and children, and offer many different styles.

Paige Sentianin - All Levels

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Paige Sentianin, soprano, is a professional classical singer and voice teacher. In her performance career, she has been praised for her clear sound and “coquettish vivacity both in her acting and singing.” While completing her Master of Music degree at University of Colorado Boulder, she performed as Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, and Papagena in The Magic Flute while also covering the role of Pamina. Other credits include Adela in Lottie Silks (Central City Opera/Writing the Rockies), Giannetta in The Elixir of Love (Boulder Opera Company), Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica (Opera on Tap Colorado), Maguelonne in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival), and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance (LMU Sinatra Opera Workshop). No stranger to new music, Paige has worked on contemporary operas with the CU New Opera Workshop and Central City Opera in conjunction with Writing the Rockies. Paige is an established soloist in the area and has performed major works with the CU Boulder Early Music Ensemble, the Denver Pro Chorale, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, and the Cantabile Singers. Paige is also joining the Colorado Bach Ensemble and the Boulder Bach Festival for their upcoming seasons and continues to sing roles in operas with local companies. She is a student of Matthew Chellis. Paige is extremely passionate about spreading her love of music to others. She received her teaching instruction during her time at CU and earned her degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy (the study of teaching). She received rigorous training in all aspects of vocal pedagogy including healthy vocal technique, teaching different styles, anatomy, acoustics, repertoire, and various methods of instruction. Because pedagogy was a focus of her degree she wrote a forty-page thesis on teaching voice, specifically focusing on kinesthetic awareness and body use. Paige’s teaching philosophy is that no matter what genre of music or why one chooses to study voice, everyone can learn to sing in a healthy way that will last them all their life—and express their love of music as long as they wish to sing.

 

Carly Smith

There is a famous Zimbabwean proverb, "If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing."  Not only do I appreciate the openness and inclusivity of this statement, but I believe it whole-heartedly. We were gifted with physical capabilities that allow us to communicateconsciously and with intent. Our bodies are instruments waiting to be understood and utilized.

Since I was a young child I have been fascinated with singing and have strived to master my own voice. I grew up listening to the beautiful soprano of my grandmother, the bluesy tones of Bonnie Raitt, the theatrical swoons of Joni Mitchell (to name a few). With a BA in Ethnomusicology with vocal emphasis from the University of Colorado and over 10 years in choir, a-cappella, and vocal lessons, I have formed a strong technical base. As the lead singer and co founder of a successful local band I have found my spirit and self-expression. It is through the combination of these elements that I find my musical style. As a teacher my goal is to help my students build technique and expression simultaneously to find their unique musicality. Come sing with me!

 

Paige Sandusky

I still remember one of the earliest times I sang in public; I was in 2nd grade and sang Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas and I saw some people were crying. I asked my mom, "Was I really that bad, why is everyone crying?" She made me realize that I had moved people when I sang. That was my first experience with the true power of music, but I've since learned that music is healing, music can connect people regardless of cultural barriers, it is spiritual, it is fun, it rounds out our lives.

I am from New Jersey and started voice and piano lessons at the age of 8. I am extremely thankful to my parents for always being so supportive for my love of singing. They moved to New York City for me so I could go to LaGuardia Performing Arts High School (The Fame School) where I was able to sing every day, learn music theory, and have some amazing performing opportunities. In college, I studied Musical Theatre for 3 semesters, then changed to Voice Performance to ensure I was training my instrument as completely as possible. I received by B.A. in Music Performance at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Studying classical voice, singing in various operas and with orchestras and chamber musicians, and a summer program in Greve in Chianti, Italy improved my command of singing in French, Italian, German, and Spanish.   Living in New York City, I had opportunities to sing pop, R&B, and other genres of music in well­known venues as a solo performer, part of a trio, and a member of an eleven­piece funk cover band. I had the privilege to sing at the renowned Apollo Theater as well.

My education taught me to sing with good technique while maintaining healthy vocal habits, so that is what I strive to pass down to my students. My experience with various genres of music allow me to work with students whether they are aspiring opera divas or rock stars. And of course I want you to have fun and enjoy making beautiful music with the voice that makes your audience feel good! I'm excited to help you in anyway I can to pursue the dream of singing.

 

Michael Santulli

Michael Santulli has been playing and studying music for about 15 years.  At the age of 10 he began playing bass and studying music theory with his local orchestra.  His experience with the orchestra inspired him to take up voice.  Since playing his first note, Michael has continuously been adding new styles, techniques, and languages to his repertoire. Now, Michael enjoys singing a wide variety of genres from classical, to bluegrass, to rock, and has performed in New York City, Washington DC, Rome, and many other cities.  His technical versatility and passion for both music and teaching make him an ideal instructor to help you reach your musical goals!