R.J. Nestor

Style: Pop; Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: I work with students ranging from beginners to Broadway, singing styles ranging from opera to The Voice. My students learn consistent breathing and relaxed, open space. We find the Natural Voice, and trust the free energized production of air to "place" the sound properly. There is no pressure, force, tension, or pushing. As the Natural Voice develops, range increases, stamina improves, and "head voice", "chest voice" and "mixed" or "middle voice" become more consistent and homogenous. My core philosophy is simple: Singing, in any style or genre, is natural. The transition from a classical (or in musical theatre terms, "legit") style to a musical theatre or pop "belt" style is not a matter of throat tension or pushing: it requires small, simple physical adjustments, and continued reliance on breath to create the appropriate placement and sound. This produces a safe, healthy belt, one that can be maintained through an entire career with no vocal damage. All my private lessons are recorded on a high-fidelity Zoom H2 recorder. The MP3s are uploaded to my voice lessons website, and students login to listen. Your MP3s are visible and available only to you, so no one else will have access to your lesson recordings. Students interested in studying with me should visit my website, or contact me directly at the listed email.
Voice Type: Tenor
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter

Contact Information


Morgantown, WV
USA 26508

Web: www.rjnestor.com/voice

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