Andrea Veal

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Tel: 603.332.1372
andreaveal@metrocast.net

Why study with Andrea?

 

Not all voice teachers are the same; each has their own teaching style and level of training and experience.  In your search for the right teacher, some of the factors that should influence your decision are education, experience, proven results, personality, commitment, and professionalism.  Don’t just focus on price or location; these factors may not lead you to the best teacher for you. 

 

Education

MA in music history with performance emphasis, magna cum laude, UNH

BA in vocal performance, magna cum laude, UNH

 

 

Experience

Full-time teacher of voice and piano since 2003

Director, Andrea Veal Voice Studio

Faculty member, Summer Youth Music School, UNH

Former faculty member, UNH, MusicalArts, Leddy Center,

Concord Community Music School

 

 

Professional affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS): New Hampshire/Vermont District Governor, Granite State NATS Vice President of Student Auditions

 

Ongoing professional performing

When your teacher is also a performer, you get to learn by watching him/her in action.  You can see by attending her performances whether the technique she is teaching you actually works.  An active performer has to practically apply healthy singing habits.  Andrea performs as a soloist  with community choruses, orchestras, and as a church musician, singing in a variety of styles from early music to Americana.

 

Commitment

Andrea is a full-time musician; her only jobs are to teach music and sing.  This allows her to remain focused on being the best artist and teacher that she can be. 

 

Professional development

NATS Intern Program participant

NATS conferences and workshops

Continued education through UNH coursework in speech/language pathology

Andrea is a patient, creative, and caring teacher. She always makes the lessons fun and is always trying to get me to think in new ways regarding vocal technique. Andrea’s passion for singing is evident and it inspires me to be the best singer that I can be. 

-Gina, high school senior

Andrea is an amazing teacher, you can tell she enjoys what she does and she passes that on to her students.  She doesn’t just teach a child to sing, she teaches everything they need to be successful- from the notes and  rhythm to the way to hold the body, neck and head- to produce clear tones with ease.

She is a wonderful teacher and a beautiful individual who will give your child the knowledge, tools, and techniques to help them succeed in their musical path.

-Tony and Joanne, parents

Thanks to Andrea, I always feel prepared for competitions, All-State auditions, or other musical experiences.  I have been blessed to have studied with her.

-Danielle, high school senior

Andrea always makes voice lessons extremely fun, and I look forward to them every week!

-Elissa, high school sophomore

Andrea is not only gifted as a superb vocalist with a pure and angelic voice, but is also blessed with the rare gift of being an extremely talented teacher.   She is always gentle, kind and sweet in the way she teaches and speaks with her students.  I am thrilled that my daughter is included in Andrea’s studio.  My daughter has grown tremendously as a vocalist under Andrea’s tutelage.

-Laura, parent

Andrea Veal Voice Studio

What people are saying:

Mission statement:

 

To foster compassionate, highly-skilled, lifelong artists who find happiness and solace in music, regardless of their chosen occupation. 

Andrea accomplishes this mission by developing the following skills in her students: empathy, kinesthetic awareness, stage presence, musicianship, and work ethic.

 

What's different about the Voice Studio:

 

The Voice Studio is a complete course of study.  When you enroll in weekly lessons, you gain access to group master classes (included in tuition) held periodically throughout the semester.  In master classes, students perform for each other, receive feedback from Andrea and the other students, and work on new technique.  At the annual Vocal Academy week, students attend as many group classes on special topics as they want (topics include belting, musical theater and classical repertoire, vocal anatomy, and more).  The course of study also includes access to auditions like the Granite State NATS Student Auditions (open to all ages).  These auditions are a chance for students to show what they've learned in a performance setting and receive feedback from other voice professionals.

 

We give back  to our community.  At our annual Music for Giving Recital, ticket sales benefit local charities.  To date, the Studio has donated over $10,000 to charities like Gerry's Food Pantry and the Cocheco Valley Humane Society.

 

We sing in all styles of music, making the full range of sounds available to the human voice.  Students explore how to make classical, musical theater, folk, and pop/rock sounds.  Andrea is a classicaly-trained singer who has educated herself in the specialized vocal technique required to sing in an array of styles, enabling her to teach her students how to be versatile in today's demanding musical world.

 

We learn about life, not just music.  Weekly quotes from the greatest human thinkers fill the studio space and students write their responses on sticky notes to share with the rest of the studio.

Student accomplishments

 

Students at the Andrea Veal Voice Studio excel in the art of singing, but also succeed at increasing self-confidence, concentration, care for others, math and organizational skills, and creativity,  just to name a few.  These are harder to quantify than awards and roles, so here is an abbreviated list of (easily quantifiable) student accomplishments:

 

Fall 2019-fall 2020

Student roles:

The Music Man, Spaulding High School: Harold Hill (two casts). Marian (two casts), Harold (two casts), Pick-a-little ladies (two casts), Marcellus Washburn, Mrs. Paroo, Amaryllis, Zaneeta Shin, ensemble

The Wizard of Oz, Rochester MIddle School: the scarecrow, Auntie Em

Annie, Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall: Molly, orphan

Mary Poppins, Jr., Oyster River Middle School: Jane

Annie, Garrison Players Arts Center: Annie

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Oyster River High School: Logainne SchwartzandGrubinierre, Olive Ostrovsky, and VIce Principal Panch

Into the Woods, Jr., PAPA: grandmother

Legally Blonde, PAPA: ensemble (2 members)

 

Student awards:

Alexa Connelly, First Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Upper High School Classical Division

Hallie Scott, Third Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Upper High School Classical Division

Emmeline Sevey, Second Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower High School Classical Division

 

 

Auditioned Music Festivals:

Seventeen students  were selected for the NHMEA All-State chorus

Six students were selected for the All-State Honors chorus:  Alexa Connelly, Olivia Fieldsend, Shannon Stanley, Emmeline Sevey, Hallie Scott, Karlie Gagne

One student participated in the NHMEA Elementary Choral Festival

 

 

Fall 2018-fall 2019

Student roles:

Donna (two casts),  Tanya, Sam, Harry, Sophie, Sky, Pepper, Ali, (two casts), Lisa (two casts), and ensemble in Mamma Mia!, Spaulding High School

Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Jovie in Elf, Jr., McClellend Elementary School

Molly in Annie, Seacoast Repertory Theater

Children's ensemble in Elf, Ogunquit Playhouse at Portsmouth Music Hall

Gabriella and ensemble in High School Musical, Jr., Rochester Middle School

Ensemble in Newsies, teen production, The Rep, Portsmouth, NH

Lucy in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Durham, NH

 

Student awards:

Hallie Scott, First Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Upper High School Classical Division

Alexa Connelly, Second Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Upper High School Classical Division

Colette Sevey, Second Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower High School Classical Division

 

Auditioned Music Festivals:

Twenty-one students from five NH high schools were selected for the NHMEA All-State chorus

Two students were selected for the All-State Honors chorus: Hallie Scott and Paige Marston

Two students participated in the NHMEA Middle School District Festival

Two students participated in the NHMEA Elementary Choral Festival

 

 

Fall 2017-fall 2018

Student roles:

Tevye, Golde (two casts), Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, Sphrintze, Beilke, Fyedka, Yente, Fruma-Sarah, Grandma Tzeitel , and ensemble in Fiddler on the Roof, Spaulding High School

Ariel, Flotsam, Carlotta, Mersisters, and ensemble in The Little Mermaid, Jr., Rochester Middle School

Ensemble in Hunchback of Notre Dame, mainstage production, The Rep, Portsmouth, NH

Ensemble in Hunchback of Notre Dame, teen production, The Rep, Portsmouth, NH

The Witch and Jack's mother in Into the Woods, Garrison Players, Rollinsford, NH

Narrator in Shrek, Jr., Barrington Middle School

 

Student awards:

Abigail Tapley, First Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Upper High School Musical Theater Division

Alexa Connelly, Third Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower HIgh School Musical Theater Division

Hallie Scott, First Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower High School Classical Division

Alexa Connelly, Third Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower High School Classical Division

 

Auditioned Music Festivals: 

Seventeen students from four NH high schools were selected for the NHMEA All-State chorus

Three students were selected for the All-State Honors chorus: Corin Molinaro, Nina Laramee, and Patrick Stanley

Two students participated in the OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators) National Conference Choirs

 

 

Fall 2016-fall 2017

Student roles:

Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Pine Street Players, Exeter, NH

The Baker in Into the Woods, Pine Street Players, Exeter, NH

Belle, the Beast, the Wardrobe, Chip, Silly Girl, and ensemble in Beauty and the Beast, Spaulding High School

Jasmine in Aladdin, Jr., McClelland Elementary School

Cinderella, Prince, Stepsister, Herald, and ensemble in Cinderella, Jr., Rochester Middle School

Ensemble in Once on This Island, Community Players of Concord 

 

Student awards:

Alexa Gagne, Second Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Upper High School Musical Theater Division

Hallie Scott, First Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower High School Classical Division

Alexa Connelly, Second Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower High School Classical Division

 

Auditioned Music Festivals:

Fifteen students from three NH high schools were selected for the NHMEA All-State chorus

Three students participated in the OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators) National Conference Choirs

 

 

Fall 2015-fall 2016

Student roles:

Child Fiona, Teen Fiona, Fiona, Ogre Fiona, Gingy, and ensemble in Shrek the Musical, Spaulding High School

Nala and Simba in The Lion King, Jr., McClelland Elementary School

Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Maple Street Magnet School

Sir Harry, Queen Aggravain, and ensemble in Getting to Know...Once Upon a Mattress, Rochester Middle School

Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Garrison Players

Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance, Rochester Opera House

Ensemble in The Little Mermaid, Prescott Park Arts Festival

 

Student awards:

Abigail Tapley, First Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower High School Musical Theater division

Alexa Gagne, Second Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower High School Musical Theater division

Corin Molinaro, Second Place, Granite State NATS Student Auditions, Lower High School Classical division

 

Auditioned Music Festivals:

Ten students from three NH high schools participated in the NHMEA All-State Festival

Three students participated in the OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators) National Conference Choirs

One student participated in the NEMFA (New England Music Festival Association) Concert Festival Chorus

 

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