Nora Maynard

Style: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre


Title: Whole Tone Music Academy Director, Instructor for Voice, Violin, & Songwriting

Bio: Nora (they/she) has been developing a dynamic, holistic teaching style since 2009, while simultaneously gaining performance experience around the Boston area and abroad. Nora recently performed both original and operatic offerings as part of the "Concert for One" events thru the Celebrity Series of Boston 2019. They received an MM from Longy School of Music of Bard College in 2011 and a certification in YogaVoice (CYVT) with Mark Moliterno in 2020. Nora hands her students tools to expand body awareness, to explore their full range of vocal timbre, and to map the sensations of these experiences in their own terms so that they can build reliable technique. She specializes in helping voice students develop ease of tone in the upper register, a bold lower register, and a playful-yet-passionate attitude towards singing. Nora also has experience with Gender Affirming Voice Lessons, with or without hormone therapy. For their violin students, they offers an efficient left-hand technique, body-aware playing posture, and development of rich tone through balance and trust in the bow. Here as well they maintain a passionate-yet-playful mindset which is so valuable to developing healthy technique. Nora feels called to bring the experience of solo and ensemble music-making back into community and family life. Nora grew up singing and playing everything from Elton John to Bach with their family, a practice they feel was critical to maintaining a healthy family dynamic. Whether you seek dramatic coaching to polish and refresh your operatic repertoire, are a karaoke connoisseur, or are trying to pick up songwriting for the first time, Nora will work with you to enrich your experience of music making.

Voice Type: Soprano

Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre

Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment

Contact Information


312 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA
USA 02144


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