Alison Teaching Information

I can only pray that Buchanan is imparting her technique to a host of young singers. Such virtues have become increasingly rare on the opera stage and the recital hall.
Kenneth Herman, San Diego Arts




Thank you for visiting my teaching page.

I currently maintain a teaching studio in New York City and another in Bethesda, Maryland…. If you are interested in taking singing lessons I would love to hear from you to discuss availability and rates.

My students range from beginners to professionals…

While being very technical and detailed in my teaching, I take a fun approach working closely with my students to develop all areas of their singing, including their confidence and interpretation skills. I work closely with each student according to their individual needs; working on enhancing, solidifying and strengthening what they already have, to develop a wider vocal palate, better breath control, consistency and  a better vocal range, helping them to become masters on their instrument

Here are a few things people have to say………..

“ Ms. B has taken my singing to new heights: my coloratura has grown in facility, agility, and clarity… her vocal exercises are extraordinary: when I sing, I am freer, more confident, and have no fear of anything!.... Ms. Buchanan is the consummate teacher, from breathing, to singing, to acting, and a brilliant artist who can demonstrate as well as pull the individual artistry and potential out of her students. She is funny, demanding perfection without intimidation, and one of the nicest, most talented artist/teachers I have worked with….. “ (Colette Young, frequent regional 1st place, National Association of Teachers of Singing Competitions, in both Classical and Theater categories; frequent soprano soloist with the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Orchestra; 1st place, Asian International Competition)

“As a vocal coach and professional pianist (Juilliard, B.M., M.M. ) who has observed Alison working with her young artist students, I am amazed at her ability to bring out the finest vocal sounds and melodic lines in her students. Her ability to communicate to her students exactly how to listen, breathe, place, and work with their voices is incredible. What is truly wonderful is that her students come away with a better understanding of their voice, technique, and music – and greater love of it! Not to mention she is one of nicest teachers/mentors a student/musician could ask for!” (Virginia Lum, Maryland)

“As I attempt to embark on my third career as a singer of opera I now find myself under the excellent tutelage of Ms. Buchanan as a voice trainer. Having been for the past 2yrs a voice student in the evening division of the Juilliard school of music I am now experiencing a tremendous improvement in terms of how well I physically,mentally and artistically prepare myself to deliver a flawless performance before I step on the stage.” (Rupert Davis, Manhattan)

" I thought I could sing... and then I met Alison!! She not only taught me fantastic techniques, she enabled me to finely tune into the core strength of my singing voice and got the best out of me. Thanks to Alison I have a great voice, great stage presence and complete self belief. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't be where I am now. Alison Buchanan gave me the confidence and self belief that has enabled me to have a successful singing career. I can honestly say that Alison Buchanan changed my life!! "
(Lee Devine, blues/rock/soul singer, England)



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