Our Teachers

The Amazing Teachers of Naptown Sings!

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Teacher of the Week – Gregory Voinier

Voice, Piano, and Guitar Instructor

Hailed for his “rich, yet agile sound” and “superb comedic timing”, baritone Gregory Voinier is an active artist in opera, oratorio, and concert repertoire and is based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. ​Oh yes, Greg is an accomplished opera singer with a Master’s degree in Opera from the renowned Maryland Opera Studio. Greg also has a degree in Music Education. He taught for three years as an elementary music teacher in several public schools. He has been camp counseling, tutoring, and private lesson teaching since 2004! Not only does Greg understand how to sing, play piano, and play guitar, but he truly knows how to teach.

Gregory’s stage roles have included included Montano (Otello) and Sam/Silvano (Un Ballo in Maschera) at Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with OperaNOVA, Bob (The Old Maid and the Thief), Guglielmo (Cosí Fan Tutte) and Martino (L’occasione fa il ladro).

Gregory brings his artistry to the concert stage and recently was a guest soloist for Carmina Burana with Peak Performances in New Jersey. He was featured in the New Jersey premiere of Samuel Barber’s The Lovers with Harmonium Choral Society and also performed frequently as a bass soloist for the Bach Cantata series for the University of Maryland.

Voinier holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Montclair State University. He currently studies with Carmen Balthrop, one of the best teachers on the planet, and another Naptown Sings and plays add-on!

As an educator, Greg finds the untapped potential with his students. He helps his students to critique themselves so they are able to work independently outside of the studio. The main goal of his teaching is for students to know what method works best for them so they can discover not only the artist but the person within themselves.

Sophia Hardesty

Owner/Operator, Voice Instructor, Glee Club Director and More

Meghan Taylor

Voice and Acting Instructor, Musical Theatre Voice Class Director

Trevor Shipley

Piano, Guitar, and Bass Instructor

Ben DeHan

Guitar Instructor

Lindsay Espinosa

Voice and Piano Instructor

Connor Murray

Guitar, Bass, and Mandolin Instructor

Gregory Brown

Piano Instructor

Ashley Alden

Voice Instructor

Elizabeth Melvin

World Drumming Instructor

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