Offers Online Lessons
Second Studio Address
Victoria, Canada (as of 10/23)
Healthy technique allows you to have fun!
Debra Wiley-Hart is an experienced singing voice specialist, and is also internationally renowned as an acting teacher and director. She has performed as featured soprano in classical (opera, recital, stage) and contemporary (musical theater, cabaret, operetta) venues, locally, regionally and abroad. M.A., NYU in Acting and Vocal Performance. Active member of NATS and NYSTA; performer's unions (AEA, AGMA, SAG-AFTRA, AGVA). In her private voice and acting studio in Manhattan, she teaches vocal technique and dramatic expression, specializing in teaching classical and musical theater voices to "crossover," maintaining an open-throated technique. With cross-disciplinary training in vocology, Ms. Wiley-Hart also retrains damaged voices. She has taught and directed performers at institutions that include The Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, Steinhardt/NYU, Marymount Manhattan, Harlem School of the Arts, Henry Street Settlement, Disney Theatricals, SAG, AFTRA, Montclair State/Cali School (3 years) and The Lee Strasberg Theatre and; Film Institute (over 20 years). With a following abroad, she teaches master classes in Europe and has been included consistently in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
Integrates singing with acting using open-throated vocal exercises, posture and body alignment (incorporating Alexander and Dalcroze exercises) and breath management. The goal is freedom of artistic expression through the healthy use of the body, breath and sound; teaches there is one voice, top to bottom, no matter what the style. Receives frequent referrals from ENT's and speech pathologists.
24-hour cancellation policy. Accepts professionals and talented beginners - has students on Broadway, in regional touring companies (theatre and opera), in the U.S. and abroad.