Welcome to my website! If you’re looking for voice lessons or a vocal coach in Philadelphia, you’re invited to learn more here about my studio in Center City. I also offer online lessons via Skype. If you like what you’re reading, please contact me so that we can schedule a free one-on-one meeting to discuss lessons further.
My name is Emily Anna Bridges. I am a composer, singer, and vocal coach with almost a decade of vocal teaching experience. I began my teaching career at Penn while working on my doctorate in Music, steadily gaining students until I graduated in 2009. I eventually opened a private studio, which has since blossomed into a full-time career. My students are from all over the Philly metro area, are of various ages and professions, and come from diverse musical backgrounds.
My teaching style is holistic, health-oriented, and aware of the deep connection between the voice and personal identity. My students are treated with complete discretion and confidentiality, and are welcomed to a nurturing teaching environment. In addition to our work in weekly lessons, I create and record unique, personalized vocal exercises for each student based on range and skill level. These, along with breathing, tongue, and postural exercises, are done at home between lessons, so students hear and feel substantial improvement quickly. As the voice becomes progressively clearer and stronger, students gain confidence and see improvement in many areas of their professional, personal, and artistic lives.
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I enjoy working with students at all levels of development. If you’re passionate about discovering, strengthening, honing, and beautifying your voice, please contact me. I would love to meet with you to hear more about your goals and interests, and to answer any questions you might have about voice lessons. I set aside time in my schedule each week to meet with new students, so it’s possible to get started very quickly.
If you’re not located in Philadelphia, or aren’t able to do lessons with me at this time, you may be interested in using a cutting edge video platform to do vocal training anytime, anywhere with exercises custom-fit for your vocal profile. If so, check out my new course, Foundations in Vocal Training at the Academy of Voice! Launching this Fall, my 8-week online video course for beginners as well as advanced singers will feature an in-depth Introduction to the Voice, complete Vocal Training Program, and exercises made to fit your exact vocal profile, based on a short easy singing assessment. Beta testers love the course and are getting very significant results that are similar to the progress I see with my local students in the first 2 months of in-person lessons. Cost will also be at a fraction of what in-studio lessons cost. If you are interested in learning more about my course or the Academy of Voice, enter your email here the Academy’s website and we will let you know when the course becomes available for new student enrollment.