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Welcome to the voice studio of 

Alison Leadbetter-Hines

Now offering online lessons

“The mark of a great teacher is her ability to take a student, regardless of level or talent, and help that talent progress to the next level. That is the essence of Alison’s gift.”

- Robin Cameron

Alison Leadbetter-Hines has been singing, teaching, and conducting in the Washington, D.C. Metro area since 1972.  With over 41 years of experience as a professional musician, she has the passion and insight to inspire the next generation of vocalists. She studied at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA., where she received a B.M.E. in Music Education, majoring in Voice with a minor in Piano. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she teaches both privately and for the Montgomery County Department of Recreation. She is an experienced choral conductor, having developed and worked with groups such as the KICK Choir at Hughes Methodist Church and with The Rockville Chorus, as well as music directing at area high schools. A skilled accompanist, she has been playing piano for lessons, choirs, instrumentalists, and other miscellaneous performances for 30 years. In her free time, Alison also enjoys cooking with fresh produce from her garden, yoga, reading, and cherishing her pets. She and her husband Gary live in the Wheaton/Silver Spring area where she teaches privately out of her home.  

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I have been taking voice lessons from Alison for over 10 years. I love Alison's technique for teaching voice. It helped me to understand physically how the voice and body work together and how to think mentally about making the sound and where the air should be going. She helped me overcome my fear of high notes and taught me proper warm up techniques. She was especially good at helping solve my trouble spots, which seemed to be different every time ;). With Alison's teaching I was able to join my church choir, then graduate to singing in the worship band, to doing solos's and then becoming a recording artist. She really knows what she is talking about! I am grateful that I found her! Thanks Alison!

- Michelle Lockey

I am a tenor. I took voice lessons as a young man and had some success in theater. After a long hiatus, due to work, family, and some throat problems, I resumed singing a few years ago. I strained to hit top notes and had constant sore throats. I went to see Alison, and she has taught me proper breathing and vocal production techniques -- and a great deal about musicianship. At age 70, I can handle with ease any top notes in my opera, operetta, and choral performances, and am solid in the lower register. And no more sore throats.

- Ed Vilade


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