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Voice Lessons

Everyone’s voice is unique. If you are considering voice lessons for yourself or your child it is important to find an instructor that will customize singing lessons to fit your needs. At Music Royale, all of our lessons are privately taught and are designed to help each student reach their goals. Our voice instructors have a wide range of backgrounds and specialties. If you are looking to sing jazz, rock, pop, country or blues we have someone for you. If you are preparing for a school musical, choir or college audition we can help with that too. At Music Royale, we feel that anyone with a passion for music should have the opportunity to sing including students with disabilities or special needs.

Opened in 2002, Music Royale is a proudly independent music store owned and operated by local, professional musicians. If you are looking for voice lessons, come visit us. We are located at 3976 West Powell road at the intersection of Sawmill Parkway, just minutes from Columbus, Worthington, Lewis Center, Dublin and Delaware. We are easy to find and have plenty of parking. At Music Royale, our voice instructors include some of Columbus’ most experienced and respected singers. Please check out their bios and videos of below.

John Boley

Jon Boley was born and raised on the east side of Columbus. He graduated from Walnut Ridge High School and was a member of the Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Phil Wallace. He attended Michigan State University and performed in numerous musical groups and bands. He was a member of The Spartan Dischords, a twelve man a cappella group selected from the MSU Men’s Glee Club. For two summers while at MSU he performed as the Lead Singer/Dancer for the Golden Garter Revue in Traverse City, MI. It was there he got an opportunity to sing as an understudy for the Voices of Liberty at Epcot Center in Orlando, FL. He recently moved back to Columbus a few years ago to finish his degree at Capital University. He was a member and section leader of the Capital University Rock Ensemble directed by Dr. Mark Lochstamphor. He graduated from Capital University with a Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies Vocal Music Performance and Audio/Video Technology. Magna cum Laude.

Jon’s philosophy towards teaching and music in general centers on fun. Music and singing should be a release of stresses or a re-energizing of one self. So in his studio you are encouraged to express yourself, have fun, and enjoy the process of singing. He teaches the students to hear the subtle nuances of color in popular singers’ voices, and by studying these artists finding your own voice, style and color.

Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and holds a BA in Speech and Hearing Science with an emphasis on voice study from The Ohio State University. She has studied privately with many notable and inspiring music teachers including: Hank Marr (OSU), Rebecca Lively (OSU), Gene Allen (Capital University), Michele Horsefield-Carney (Capital University), Vaughn Weister (Capital University), and Kim Nazarian (International Vocal Teacher and Soprano in the Grammy-award winning jazz vocal group The New York Voices).

Lisa has been a part of the central Ohio music scene for over twenty-five years. She is a jazz singer and preservationist, teacher, composer, and writer. As a featured vocalist, she has performed with many small groups, big bands, and orchestras including The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and The Columbus Jazz Orchestra; with performances nationally and locally in a variety of jazz clubs, theaters, festivals, and other music venues. She currently performs around central Ohio as a freelance vocalist, with the Erik Augis Trio, and with her own quartet. As a studio performer she has done a variety of local and national radio and television jingles and has recorded two solo CDs, Girl Blue and The Colossal Joy Project. In addition to live performance and recording, Lisa also teaches workshops, clinics, and residencies in voice and jazz education. She is a co-founder of Jazz for Kids, a jazz preservation group that teaches early elementary age children about jazz. Lisa is also the creator of The Colossal Joy Project, which offers a number of positive therapeutic music programs for children, adults, and seniors including a monthly singing circle.

Lisa teaches adults and children. Lessons offer individual student analysis and guidance toward achievement of desired goals with a focus on a general understanding of the vocal mechanism (for voice students), technique, theory, sight-reading, piano/vocal pedagogy, and development of good practice habits. Additional curriculum also includes but is not limited to performance skills and experiences, critical listening, music history, and other areas related to music education. Lisa also enjoys specialized teaching in the areas of vocal improvisation and relative pitch training, as well as coaching musicians and bands on vocal harmonies and blend. Lisa is proud to have worked with many of Central-Ohio’s finest singers and groups.

Deanna Sweeney

Deanna Sweeney has been a widely recognized name in the Central Ohio music community by both musicians and music fans alike for over 20 years. She grew up in a family of musicians and was heavily influenced by the roots oriented music they would play. Since then, she has developed a love for a variety of different styles such as rock, blues, country and jazz. Her career began as a vocalist and co-founder of the popular cover band Kokomo Jo. She was also the co-founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the rock band No Such Fate, whose self titled CD received excellent reviews. Aaron Beck of the Columbus Dispatch calls Deanna a “singer with skill, passion and a confidence lacking in most voices. Anyone remember Black Velvet singer Alanna Myles? Deanna Sweeney's voice recalls that early '90s powerhouse...”

Currently, Deanna sings, plays guitar, spends time in the recording studio, and performs on a regular basis throughout the mid-west with a variety of different groups, including the popular country band Jacked Up, who has shared the stage recently with some of Nashville’s hottest new country music stars.

Kelly McLennan

Originally from Defiance, Ohio, Kelly McLennan holds a Bachelor of Arts – music education degree from Bowling Green State University. She has been professionally singing for 30+ years. While attending BGSU she had the good fortune to listen, learn from and work with some of the finest musicians and vocalists in the Northwest area (Lori Lefevre, Chris Buzzelli, Jeff Halsey, Johnny O'Neal, Clifford Murphy, Dan Faehnle & Larry Fuller). She was a featured vocalist with the Scott Potter group and the Stan Sterner Big Band.

Since relocating to Columbus in 1989, she has led her own jazz small groups and been a featured artist at various clubs, festivals & concert series (JazzNRibs, Arts Festival, Heisey Big Band, Dick's Den, Ashland Jazz Series, Lindey's, 501 Jazz Bar, Hyde Park Grill, etc.) She has had the great honor to work with many of Central Ohio's finest musicians including the Rick Brunetto Big Band, Jazz to Go, New Remnants, Vaughn Wiester's FJO and Standard Time.

In the '90s Kelly was the youngest performer on the Tom Carroll – Women in Jazz series and was mentored by Gary Carney, Hank Marr, Michelle Horsefield-Carney, Marie Walker, Mary McClendon and Jeanette Williams. Kelly is currently featured vocalist with Bonafide Swing, In Full Swing and the Jazz Central Big Band and leads her own group Kelly McLennan +5. She has performed with national artists and bands - The Dorsey Brothers Big Band, Cab Calloway Band, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Dayton Jazz Orchestra, Louise Bellson, Jon Faddis, Frank Foster and studied with Michele Horsefield-Carney, Mark Flugge, Sunny Wilkinson and Kevyn Lettau. Guest vocalist recordings include Rick Brunetto, Vaughn Wiester and Lisa Clark-Augis.

After an initial screening, lessons draw upon vocal pedagogy, theory, technique, rhythm & ear training, Solfege, musicianship and a variety of genres. Students may also work on songwriting, microphone technique, harmonizing, audition preparation and are encouraged to bring those songs which inspire them, while also working on new material and building their repertoire.

Kelly teaches voice lessons to children and adults.

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