Shanna Babbidge Balman, Instructor

Instructor: Voice Lessons, Beginner Piano Lessons

Biography:

Mrs. Balman holds a Master’s degree in vocal performance from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Her training also includes Master Classes with famous performer, Nathan Gunn; the Pittsburg Opera; and instruction in Alexander Technique (tension free movement). She uses her training in vocal performance and pedagogy to build best singing practices in her private voice studio. A former student earned a full scholarship for college as a result of Ms. Babbidge’s instruction.

As a performer, Mrs. Shanna Babbidge Balman is a versatile lyric soprano. She is at home in many varied styles, performing at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, in Baltimore, as a semi-finalist in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition; with Dell’Arte Opera Company in New York City; the West Virginia Symphony singing Ralph Vaughn Williams’, Serenade to Music; and in the Thursday Afternoon Concert Series at the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at Peabody Conservatory.

In her studio, you will be taught to coordinate body and voice with ease and agility. She inspires confident and expressive artists, by bringing their awareness to the internal sensation of singing as opposed to what they hear externally. This is achieved by teaching tension-free standing, supported breath, open vocal tract, free resonance, and reflexive articulation. For students younger than eight years, the joys of singing and basic music skills are taught.

For lessons with Mrs. Balman, please register now.