Students and Alumni

Emily DenBleyker

In her MA program with the Voice Study Centre, Emily spends her time thinking and writing about adult beginning singers and singers with anxiety.

Emily is passionate about making singing accessible. Her students come from all walks of life, and her biggest goal is to make singing fun and meaningful for singers of all levels.
Having first learned how to teach from her day job as a preschool teacher, Emily encourages her students to ask questions, say no, and challenge her.

Her teaching centers on the philosophy that singers are more than their singing voice, and she works with her students to focus on finding a vocal sound that they feel connects to who they are inside.
Emily has been singing and acting since she was 10 years old. Equally comfortable singing and teaching musical theatre, opera, pop, jazz, and sacred music, she has performed on stages of all sizes.

Born in South Jersey but currently living in Portugal, Emily also enjoys knitting, traveling, reading books about archaeology, and petting every cat and dog that she can.

Emily's MA Voice Pedagogy research focuses on adult beginning singers, anxiety and accessibility in music education.