Renowned voice instructor guides local singers
While singing well requires a certain amount of natural talent, it’s also a craft that can be developed with proper training and commitment. The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC has one of the finest voice instructors around ready to help students take their talents to the next level in soprano Nadine Herman.
Her students have gone on to study at leading conservatories and universities like The Julliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Eastman School of Music at University of Rochester and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. They’ve also performed on Broadway and at the Spoleto Festival USA, Chauttauqua Opera and NJPAC, while some have signed with major recording labels.
Herman received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from of Temple University and The Julliard School, respectively, along with an Artists Diploma from the Ravel Academy in France. She has sung on grand stages throughout the U.S. and Europe, including performances at Lincoln Center, The Abbaye de Royaumont, Festival di Trieste and the BKA in Berlin.
“I have been very fortunate to have been able to teach incredibly gifted singers who are not only blessed with beautiful natural voices, but with the discipline and work ethic you need to succeed in this business,” Herman said. “Also I have been lucky to have received a first-rate musical education and a career which allowed me to travel the world to sing and bring these experiences to my students.”
Herman, who has taught in New York City and is the Musical Director and voice teacher at the Newark School of the Arts, is now available in Englewood for private lessons.
The key focus for aspiring singers, regardless of whether they want to do show tunes, opera or pop, is the same.
“I try to give them good technique. It doesn’t matter what type of singing,” Herman said. “It all comes down to the technique.”
She also tries to impress upon her students the importance of committing intensely to their craft because the results will follow.
“I enjoy seeing the progress and seeing my students succeed,” Herman said. “I’ve always been goal-oriented and worked to succeed at the task I set. I want to see them do the same.”
For more information on studying voice with Herman, visit www.bergenpac.org/education.