Voice and Music Lessons in Downtown Iowa City. Megan O'Brien is a professional opera singer, and voice teacher with her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from UNI. She has graduate level teaching experience, and is an expert in vocal pedagogy. Call or email for a initial consultation, obligation free.
|City||Iowa City, IA|
|Address||114 1/2 East College|
|Phone Number||(712) 310-1511|
I am Megan O'Brien, a voice teacher and opera singer. In May of 2012, I graduated with my Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Iowa, under the teaching of the famous vocal pedagog, Dr. Jean McDonald. I have moved back to my Alma Mater, in which I received my Bachelor of Music at the University of Iowa, under the teaching of Dr. Rachel Joselson, who has performed opera all over the world. Recently I performed with Opera NEO as a Young Artist for three weeks this summer.
I began teaching voice in May 2008 while in my undergrad at UIowa. I continued to teach privately in Cedar Falls while in my graduate program. It is not until now, that I have opened my own private studio in order to accommodate my eager returning students, and new faces who are excited to learn how to sing with a beautiful and healthy voice. I plan to be affiliated with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) so that some of my most promising students can partake in competitions. Many years ago I was part of the Iowa All State Chorus, and am enthusiastic to help those high school students who plan to audition.
Although I am proficient in teaching the operatic and classically trained voice, I am an avid believer that healthy, technical singing will help in all fields of vocal performance. I teach all ages and all levels of singing. I hope to be teaching you soon!
I took vocal lessons with Megan over the summer and they were absolutely amazing! She is such a fun and kind person to be around and I really learned a lot about my voice. She explains the reasoning's behind warm-ups and the different exercises and can adjust them to your voice. She has really helped me build my voice and gave me different exercises to make my vocal chords stronger. I would highly recommend Megan to anybody who is interested in singing. Even if you're a beginner or someone who has sung before, Megan can help. I know that I have become a much better singer and performer because of the lessons I took with Megan and will definitely go back!!
What's more awesome than taking voice lessons across from a tattoo parlor? Absolutely nothing! Megan O'Brien set up shop in the legendary Hall Mall of Iowa City, IA, and I was the fortunate student who stumbled up the stairs to her brilliance. I had recently been cast in a local production of the musical "Annie." It took me about three rehearsals to realize that my vocal aptitude was a bit out of shape. Taking lessons with Megan was my savior. Megan taught me practical exercises that strengthened my tone and increased my range. But moreover, Megan herself was an inspiration. Through getting to know how much she believes in herself, and in the joy that can be had through singing, she gave me the confidence to step onstage after a nearly twenty-year hiatus. I highly recommend O'Brien Studios for any and all vocal needs.