The following professional Baritone/Basses provide vocal instruction. An asterisk "*" beside the name of the teacher means that this teacher is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS.)

DR. AURELIUS GORI,* baritone

Studio: Gori Voice Studios, LLC , Kensington MD 

Member NATS  

Education: BM, MM, and DMA in Voice, the University of Maryland at College Park; Fulbright Scholar, 1990-91 at Munich Hochschule fuer Musik, Munich, Germany; Britten-Pears School, German Lied program 1993; NATS teaching intern, 1997. Estill Voice Training Levels I and II 2011. Shenandoah University CCM training level I 2018. 

Professional experience: recital, oratorio, and opera, including performances with Opera Night Live, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Fairfax Symphony, Eldbrooke Artists Series, and North York Philharmonic of Toronto, Canada. Faculty and featured soloist at InterHarmony International Music Festival, Arcidosso, Italy (2014).

Teaching highlights and student achievements: Dr. Gori’s approach to teaching singing is simple, clear, and scientific, emphasizing vocal health, beauty, cross-training, bodily freedom, and expressive communication. His specialties include helping young singers as their voices change and improving freedom, clarity, and agility in older voices. He conditions his students to cultivate their best habits in both singing in all styles as well as speaking. He is a master teacher and mentors to many successful performers in choral, operatic, oratorio, contemporary commercial, and musical theater venues throughout the Greater Washington DC area. His students include professional singers, NATS Regionals award winners, and college scholarship award recipients. 

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--Openings for singers of all ages, voice types, experience levels--
Studios: Silver Spring, MD and Laurel, MD

M.M., Opera performance, Maryland Opera Studio
B.M., Voice performance, University of Maryland College Park

Additional Training:
Wolf Trap Opera 2016
Opera Saratoga 2015
American Bach Soloists Academy 2015
Music Academy International 2014
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute 2013
Ohio Light Opera 2012

Teachers: Gran Wilson, Carmen Balthrop, James Bailey

Matt comes from a diverse background of singing: opera, musical theater, pop/rock, and folk. His teaching philosophy upholds that singing of every genre must rely on the same technical fundamentals, and that the approach to teaching each student must be specialized and developed for every individual student.  His vocal technique is aimed towards developing breath support, expanding range, enriching timbre, and finding proper placement.
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Currently accepting students of all levels and ages. Limited openings are available Mondays and Tuesdays. Vocal technique is a major focus, although other areas may be addressed depending on the needs of the individual.

Phonation-centered instruction is the focus--technique rooted in classical "bel canto" school but readily applicable to any genre (rock, gospel, musical theater, pop, jazz, etc). Learn how the vocal mechanism works, how to use it efficiently, then sing in any genre you like!

Ideal Candidates Include:
*High school students seeking to prepare for school musical or college voice audition
*Avocational adult singer seeking to get involved in the musical hobby
*College voice major/minor seeking to improve vocal technique over summer
*Anyone experiencing impediments in their singing or speech, such as strain, limited range, or chronic hoarseness.

* DMA in Vocal Pedagogy (University of Maryland)
*MM, BM in Voice Performance (Indiana University)
*Full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing ( and Pan-American Vocology Association ( in good standing
*Student of late voice technician Dr. James McDonald (New England Conservatory, Indiana University)
*Teaching since 2001

Please inquire about the schedule, hourly fees, or current/former student recommendations.
The teaching site is McLean, VA
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-Located in Alexandria, VA.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 978-549-5995
-BMEd from The University of Southern Mississippi
-MM in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory
-Certified by The McClosky Institute of Voice
-Teaching since 2002
-Experience in opera, oratorio, choral, and recital literature
-Experience working with professionals, aspiring professionals and amateurs
-11 years of college teaching experience
-Working knowledge of all major singing languages
-Healthy vocal technique
-Works with the singing voice, the speaking voice, and those suffering from vocal disorders
-Accepting students ages 13 and up of all voice types, styles, and skill levels


All levels, beginner to professional 
All styles, including speech work 
Solid vocal technique 
Coaching on song interpretation 
Audition preparation 
Competent in coaching French, Italian, German, Spanish, Latin & transliterated Hebrew 
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Ithaca College
Master of Fine Arts in Classical Acting, The Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University
Conservatory voice training and voice for actors 
In-depth understanding of the vocal technique and the anatomy of singing 
Experience singing opera, musical theatre, Celtic music and folk music. --- Contact Gregory at 917-621-6005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.