Meet Our Instructors
Janis Brent Janis started her musical studies at age 13 with the piano and has also developed a love for singing. Janis received a scholarship to Long Island University where she received a degree in vocal studies. She has also attended the Manhattan School of Music in New York. She has performed professionally in operatic and oratorio performances in New York. She now lives in Baltimore with her husband and 2 sons.
Availability:Wednesday 4pm to 8:30pm and Friday 4pm to 8:30pm.
Brian Paul Horshaw <- When you think of creativity, ingenuity, and innovation, the name Brian Paul Horshaw should come to mind. Brian is a father, performing arts instructor, musician, song writer, playwright, play director, actor, motivational speaker, publications artist, web designer and theatrical makeup artist.
He has received various professional trainings from Catonsville Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, Morgan State University, and Studio 180 Dance Studio.
He has previously served as the Performing Arts Instructor for the Mays-Woodson Christian Academy and the Coordinator of Performing Arts at STCF Outreach Center. He currently serves as an instructor for the gospel choir of the Community College of Baltimore County.
His most current endeavors include the production of his first CD single, and the development of Xpressions Academy of Theatre. Brian is humbled to serve in such a capacity at such a young age and looks forward to the many opportunities that God has in store for his future.
Availability: Fridays 3:30 to 8:30
VOICE & FLUTE: Emilie Hodgin Soprano Emilie Hodgin has a diverse musical background, having studied the solo voice, vocal pedagogy, choral singing, flute, hand bells and conducting. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College in Minnesota in 2000, and her Master of Music degree in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Her opera roles have included Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, the Donkey in Aesop's Fables, and Dinah in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti. She has also prepared the roles of The Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Muriel/Miriam in the Peabody production of The Alien Corn, and Hedwige in Rossini's Guillaume Tell. She has been a soloist with some of the finest choirs and orchestras in the world, and performed as such in venues including Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh and Carnegie Hall in New York. She has studied under the vocal tutelage of Ruth Drucker, Mary Kay Schmidt, James McKeel, Michael Jorgenson and David Neal, and has participated in master classes given by Elaine Bonazzi, Daniel Bubeck, and Ken Noda. She has been a winner in Baltimore's Wonderlic Competition, and a finalist in the Vocal Arts D.C. competition in Washington, D.C. Emilie's current musical endeavors include teaching, her private studio, recital work and free-lancing in and around the city. She is committed to teaching healthy singing and good performance practice. A quote attributed to Cicero amply expresses her life view- "Dum spiro, spero." (Or, "While I breathe, I hope.")
Tuesday & Wednesday 5 to 8:30
phone: 410.256.2699 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice Essentials Checklist
-Metronome (for keeping the
beat during practice)-
What You Will Learn
♫How to sing correctly with
♫ How to read music
♫ How to sing a variety of scales
♫ Practice and warm-up
♫ How to sing YOUR favorite
♫ Improvising techniques
♫ How to maintain a healthy voice
♫ How to apply music theory
concepts to your singing
♫ Rhythm and counting
Overview of Our Program
Vocal lessons at Inner Sound are one on one with an instructor. Lessons can be ½ hour or 1 hour, weekly. You choose the day and time that is convenient for you. Your instructor will develop the best program to accommodate your needs and skill level. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, Inner Sound will have an instructor that will meet your needs and help you develop the musical skills to perform.