Confident Voice Studio


Voice and Music Lessons
For Adults and Children


Best Of Portland
Music And Performing Art School Award
2019 & 2020

Are you looking for Kids Singing Lessons so your child can develop a great voices and build confidence?  

Are you trying to find out how good your voice can be?  Maybe you’d like to start singing in a choir.  Or one day find a stage.  

Perhaps you’re already a very talented and trained singer?  Are you looking to nail auditions and be ready for rehearsals and performances?

Maybe you’ve thought about buying an online course, or an app but you want real-time feedback and progressive training at YOUR pace. 

Plus, you’d like to have an outlet away from the distractions for your kids.

You’ve thought about hiring a teacher but you have no idea who or if you’d be making the right decision. 

Not to mention the one-on-one fees can get a little pricey or if your kids would even like it.

At the end of the day, you want to improve your singing or give your kids an outlet to develop their singing.

That’s where Confident Voice Studio comes in.


Deanna Maio
Owner & Voice Teacher
Confident Voice Studio

We’re Confident Voice Studio.

We are 6 AMAZING teachers who can help with voice lessons, piano lessons, and songwriting.  Our expertise ranges from preschool to adult.  From the first lesson to nailing an audition or preparing for performances.

We specialize in voice functions for singers, speakers, and actors.  We teach in private lessons, workshops, masterclasses, as well as classes for children and adults.

We have performance experiences in concerts, plays, musicals, nightclubs, and events.  We have been on stages across the country including the Boston Conservatory, Oregon Symphony, and Oregon Ballet.

I’m Deanna Maio, the Founder, and a Voice Teacher, Certified Professional Coach, and Certified Hypnotherapist.

I’m also the Founder and Managing Artistic Director for Portland Music Theater Company.  I’ve coached countless singers for auditions, concert prep, club solo concerts, collaborations with large bands, and much more.

“Confident Voice Studio gets 10 out of 10. My child loves you and has grown so much as a person and as a performer.”


“This morning my child started telling me a bunch of addition like 4+3 is 7, 2+3 is 5, and a number of combinations she worked out. When I asked her how she figured all this out all of the sudden she said music class!

It’s like the math light went on in her head. Really neat. Thank you. “


“I love seeing how happy he is after every class with you!”


You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

Q: Do I need to be a naturally talented singer?

No.  It’s a common myth that you have to have a natural talent to sing well.  You don’t.  You’d be amazed how well your voice can sound after training and practice.

Q: Do you offer virtual or in-person classes?

A:  Both!  However, due to the current atmosphere around social gatherings, our classes and lessons are virtual, for now. 

Q: Can my child join a class even if they have no experience?

A:  Yes!  Our kids’ classes are designed to build individual confidence while they work to make music together.  At the beginning (preschool), this is just making noise, and grasping the basics.  The beginner classes are a lot of fun.

Q: My child already has some experience. Will this be good for them?

A:  Yes!  All of our teachers are professionally trained performers as well as teachers.  If your child has shown a love for music and working towards performing regularly, they’d be right at home.

Q: Are your programs interactive classes or one-on-one?

A:  Both!  This all comes down to what’s best for the client.  Most of our kids’ lessons are interactive classes.  Singing together is a great opportunity to develop other musical skills at a younger age.  And one-on-one can be the perfect solution for someone in preparation mode.

Q: How much time do I need to block off for this?

A:  This all comes down to what the client needs.  Most of our kids’ classes are roughly one hour a week.  And some of our clients are with us 3 hours a week.  It really depends on what the end goal is

Q: Will there be recitals?

A:  Yes. We call them Performance Parties. We do them in person, virtually, and at local community events.  You can have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience.  

Q: Is there a performance or recital fee?

A:  No.  All of our performances and recitals are free to our clients.

Q: Is there anything else for me to buy?

A:  No.  You just show up to your lessons ready to sing.  You will need to have access to an instrument if your goal is to sing and play at the same time. We can recommend inexpensive instrument to get started with.

Q: Will I be put into a contract?

A:  No.  You can be a customer of ours for 30 minutes or 30 years.  We hope it’s the latter 🙂

Would it be a ridiculous idea to see if we are the perfect fit for what you’re looking for?

So how does this all work?

The Confident Voice Process

In 45 minutes or less, you’ll discover the best solution for you and your situation.

Let's Talk

Schedule a Virtual Meet & Greet.  Don’t worry, it’s nothing weird.  It’s just you and us.  We’ll hop on Zoom (or the phone) and we’ll get to know each other.  Your goals, experience, and expectations are important.  This helps us make sure we get it right.

Your Customized Plan

From the Virtual Meet & Greet, we’ll have a program and a teacher right for you.  The next step is to experience your initial lesson.  This is important.  The end goal is to be able to sing confidently in YOUR voice.  The first lesson is the groundwork for making that happen.  Since it’s so important, it’s FREE.

You're Part of The Family

After laying the groundwork during your first FREE lesson, you’ll have a detailed plan that you and your coach will come up with.  So you, or your kids, can get the experience you expected.


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