Could not recommend her highly enough!
Deanna is FANTASTIC! We honestly went to another piano teacher with our son previously and he was not engaged. She is patient, energetic and consistent – he is SO excited every time it is lesson day. Could not recommend her highly enough!
He races through the door to begin the lessons
From the get-go Deanna’s been a great piano teacher to our 5 year old and each week he races through the door to begin the lessons. It’s only been a few months but we can sense his growing understanding of how the piano works. Anyone who helps my kid (or anyone’s kid) learn to play and love music gets 5 stars.
Engaging, Kind, Understanding, and Informative
Terrific job connecting with my son
My 10 year old son started taking piano lessons with Deanna Maio at Confident Voice Studio a couple of months ago, and she has done a terrific job connecting with him and helping him advance his piano practice. We highly recommend Deanna!
Kathy James, Private Music Teacher, Portland Oregon
During our work together I gained ideas and materials, answers to the questions that I’ve had, validation of some of my own good ideas, and confidence. This was valuable because I wasted no time in adding material to my lessons. I am able to provide more variety and have more confidence that what I have to offer will keep them engaged and moving in a good direction.
Deanna’s a Confidence Booster
Before studying with Deanna… I was less confident overall in my singing, my voice cracked in a lot of places and my range was a bit narrower. The most difficult part about that was singing in front of others and not being quite sure what notes were going to come out of my mouth.
The thing about Deanna is that she is very welcoming, supportive and makes you feel comfortable. My biggest insight learned during our lessons was that it is possible to get my voice to be more predictable, the importance of proper breathing and that it really is helpful to record and listen to your own voice. And this was valuable because it’s a confidence booster especially during performances.
I gained confidence, comfort and knowledge about singing. I’d recommend Deanna to singers that want to stretch the current limits of their voice and feel more confident singing. Thanks so much for this great experience!
Everything I could have hoped for in vocal training.
We Love Her!
My 4-year-old son has been taking lessons with Deanna for the past 6 months. I am a preschool teacher. I was immediately impressed by how Deanna was able to connect with my child and work with him with such calmness and ease.
My son tried many different classes and has had many different instructors. Deanna has by far been his favorite instructor and he is always excited and ready for class.
The program she uses is wonderful, it introduces children to sequencing and patterns, fine motor skills and development and so much more. I highly highly recommend classes with Deanna. We love her!
I pushed past the previous limitations that I set for myself
Before I started working with Deanna I was light in presence. I didn’t have a booming voice, and though I may still not- I felt Deanna’s direction allowed me to push past the previous limitations that I set for myself.
The most difficult part about that was I hadn’t much experience singing for long periods as I later would with Deanna. I was very rough with my approach to singing- never warming up, and not aware of the harm straining can do.
If I had continued down the path I was on I probably would have damaged my voice. I had always heard of the precautions singers took, but I tended to dismiss them as obsessive or myth.
The thing about Deanna is that her approach to instruction allows a newcomer to feel welcomed and at ease when learning new techniques and being exposed to a whole new array of material, such as music. I was very new to music theory- but quickly picked it up through her teaching, and never feared asking questions.
I’d describe Deanna as considerate, patient, and observant.
I have gained knowledge in reading music and having an even greater stage presence. I loved working with Deanna and the cast, and will always use the experience as a reference for future experiences.
I’d recommend Deanna to other vocalists who want to use their voice as an ultimate instrument in their performances.
I love seeing how happy he is after every class with you!
She helped me find my true voice
Before I worked with Deanna my singing voice did not feel natural. She has helped me find my true voice.
Deanna is that she is keenly focused on your particular needs as a singer, and is able to assist you in reaching your particular goals.
Working with Deanna, I gained confidence, strength of voice, as well as greater range.
10 out of 10. Carlee loves you and has grown so much as a person and as a performer.