Emily Hardman before singing the national anthem at the Polar Bear Plunge to support the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County

I've always had a passion for music. I started singing as a young child, but was never considered a "good singer" due to a lack of knowledge and training. Unfortunately, passion doesn't immediately translate into successful performances. Music does not always come naturally. You have to put in time and dedication to achieve your goals. I started studying with a voice teacher every week with hopes of improvement and within a few months of committed practicing, there were noticeable improvements. With improved technique came musical achievements, and in turn, more self-confidence. After two years of consistent voice lessons, I landed the lead in my high school musical, scored a 100 for my New York State School Music Association All-State audition, and was accepted into the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Vocal Program (an extremely competitive high school summer program). After graduating high school, I was accepted into New England Conservatory of Music under the prestigious Ruth S. Morse Scholarship. I earned by Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from NEC, then continued my study at Binghamton University where I received my Master of Music in Opera under a Full Assistantship.

I became a professional singer through hard work and dedication, and feel strongly that my students can do the same. With hard work, small improvements over time are what lead to impressive sounds. The human voice works similarly for everyone, but no two voices or students are the same. My exercises are tailor-made for each student, teaching the basic concepts of vocal technique within an individualized approach for maximum results. I believe in improving technique, not teaching toward a specific sound. If you have a passion for singing, and are willing to put in the time, I guarantee you will see results.

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