Megan Eyre Terwilliger 

 

Owner & Instructor

 

Megan Eyre Terwilliger is a professional vocal coach who focuses on you! While some coaches focus on putting “band-aids” on vocal challenges, she works with each client to build a strong and lasting vocal instrument. Megan has a Master’s of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from the renowned Belmont University in Nashville, TN and has worked with top teachers, speech pathologists, and performance specialists. She has worked with Grammy award winners, touring artists, vocalists in need of vocal rehabilitation, and those who simply love to sing. Whatever your voice might be feeling, you will leave your lessons with Megan loving your voice and feeling renewed. The initial vocal consultation with Megan is FREE, so scheduling an appointment with her is risk-free!

 

Megan loves working one-on-one with clients, and has also been the recipient of funding for two THRIVE projects through the Metropolitan Arts Commission in Nashville, TN. In both projects, she took her passion for singing and great performance and worked with students in the community to build young leaders through the study of singing. She is a Teacher Artist with the Tennessee Arts Commission and enjoys learning and growing alongside her colleagues in her vibrant community. In her free time, Megan enjoys gardening, geeking out on documentaries, and reading Vocology journals in the sunshine.

Marlayna Maynard

 

Marlayna has over fifteen years of experience teaching adults and children in a variety of settings. As a performing artist, she has appeared with diverse organizations such as the Memphis Symphony, Memphis Repertory Orchestra, Blue Lake Opera, and the International Horn Symposium. She grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia singing shape-note music with her granny, and always wanted to be a music teacher. Her university teaching experience includes Radford University, the University of Memphis, Marshall University, and Bowling Green State University. She holds degrees from the University of Memphis (DMA), Bowling Green State University (MM), and Marshall University (BA). She has been proud to coach skilled and enthusiastic young singers at the Virginia Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

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Rachel Nyetam

Rachel is an experienced and adaptable teacher who personalizes each lesson in order to meet the needs of the singer. Just as each person is unique, so too are the voices. She approaches each voice as a physical trainer would a body, while the basic structure and function are the same each voice has its own needs. Rachel’s goal with each singer is to develop their confidence in the instrument, allowing each voice greater access to a wide variety of sounds, therefore, increasing the ability for artistic expression.


Rachel holds an undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Anderson University, and a masters degree in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from Belmont University. Currently, Rachel is writing her dissertation on the historical approach of vocal formants and will graduate with a Doctoral of Music Arts in vocal performance from the University of North Texas in December of 2021.


Teaching at the university level for the past 14 years, Rachel has embraced all styles of singing and is always up for discovering new music. Vocal health and wellness is a particular passion for Rachel. She enjoys working with speakers and singers on using the voice in the most healthy way possible. Rachel is involved with the Performing Arts Medicine Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Pan American Vocology Association.

Nathaniel Paul

Nathaniel Paul, born in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University with a BM in Voice Performance. Nate has a detailed musical background in opera, musical theatre, and barbershop, as well as experience in teaching a variety of other genres. These effects combined provide a versatile teaching method focused on vocal health, performance interpretation, ear training, and especially rapport with aspiring young artists.

 

He is a National Orpheus Voice Competition semi-finalist, a Tom Naylor Solo Artist Competition finalist, and winner of the Tennessee NATS Voice Competition for musical theatre.  He is also a music director for many stage productions, having most recently music directed La Cage Aux Folles and The Addams Family.

 

He has had multiple students perform in the TMEA All-State Choral ensembles and the NAfME All-National Honors Choir. Recently, two of his students were accepted into the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts for voice and theatre.  

He also serves as the secretary for the inaugural board of directors for Franklin Light Opera, middle Tennessee’s newest community based opera company. Whether it's performing in a choir, preparing for auditions, or singing for recreational purposes, Nate is thrilled to help anyone who is ready to attain the full measure of their singing potential!

Katie Kibota

Kathryn Kibota is a voice teacher based in Portland, Oregon. A proud voice science nerd, she is passionate about empowering students to understand the versatility and beauty of their vocal instruments. 
 
Kathryn holds a Master of Music in Vocal Arts and Opera from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Central Washington University. She is a vocology (voice science) and pedagogy student of Lynn Helding, founding chair of the Pan-American Vocology Association and regarded as a "legendary figure in the field of voice pedagogy." 
 
Role highlights include Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande, Debussy), Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Britten), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Bellini), and Nancy (Albert Herring, Britten). Kathryn is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Washington District Audition Winner (2019), and previously was awarded the Helen Price Encouragement Award from the same competition (2016). She is currently an artist with Stumptown Stages in Portland, Oregon. 
 
Kathryn's students can be seen on stage and screen, including Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Disney's Descendants 3, and Riverdale.

 

Stav German

Stav holds a diploma from Complete Vocal Institute, Denmark, and  Rimon School for Contemporary Musics. As part of her education, she studied Voice pedagogy with Tami Katzen and Cathrine Sadolin and took part in ensembles of different genres. In the past 10 years, Stav has taught singing and music to children and adults ages 6-90 years old in different musical styles and levels of experience, privately and in groups through institutes such as Beit-Zvi college for theater and musical theater.

Stav has taught and organized various vocal workshops in Tel Aviv, New York, and Los Angeles for singers, actors, and voice teachers privately and through Vocalize U.

After co-founding the indie-pop duo Stav & Roni and leading the indie-rock band Malinka, Stav Co-Produced her debut album with sound designer Avi Elbaz and released it in May 2018 under the name STAV G. As a young indie musician based in NYC, she brings her own mix of Mediterranean and western influences to life in electro-acoustic computer-based live sets at local venues including The Delancey, The Tank, Saint Anne’s Wharehouse, Muchmore, and The Bowery Electric.

In addition, Stav is in constant collaboration with different artists and musicians such as puppeteer Marte Johanne Ekhougen, tap percussionist Sandra Kluge, Brazilian musician Nanny Assis, composer Yael German, Vocal laboratory Moving Star, and more.