Private Lessons

In addition to career guidance, The Empowered Musician offers voice and piano instruction. We also provide musicianship training, dramatic coaching, and repertoire coaching to fill those skill gaps that can get in the way of your success. We offer a variety of lesson packages, and plenty of flexibility.

Each faculty member at the Empowered Musician holds a teaching philosophy that aligns with our values. In short, when you study with a T.E.M. teacher, you can be sure that they won't hold you to an unrealistic standard, or insist you pursue an outdated or unsustainable career path.

Handpicked by Dana Varga, founder of The Empowered Musician and a leading changemaker in the classical music industry, these teachers share similar methodology with, or have been trained by, Dana herself. All teachers are open to collaborative teaching and mixed packages, allowing students to study more than one genre if desired.


  • We build healthy, sustainable technique, and work to diagnose and eliminate pre-existing technical issues and tensions. This allows students to express themselves with optimal authenticity and freedom.
  • We empower each student by teaching the how to self-correct and practice efficiently for the best results outside the lesson.
  • We cultivate well-rounded artists by offering voice lessons in a variety of genres and styles including classical, musical theatre, jazz, and pop.
  • We believe collaborative teaching can be extremely effective for certain students, so we offer the flexibility to study with more than one EM teacher within lesson packages.
  • We offer online lessons in addition to in-person lessons (post covid) so that our amazing teachers are accessible to people from anywhere in the world.
  • In our online lessons, we use cutting edge low-to-no-latency technology, so the student and teacher can play and sing together in real time.
  • We meet each student where they are and provide individualized instruction for rapid progress. We work with all skill levels, and offer lessons to ages 8 and up.
  • Our voice instructors are not only accomplished teachers; they are also seasoned performers—which means that T.E.M. students considering careers in music will get plenty of practical guidance and a clear sense of industry realities.
  • We want you to have fun!


  • Empowered Musician students should bring a love of music, an open mind and a willingness to learn to their lessons.
  • Students are expected to practice a minimum of twice per week and have repertoire prepared for each lesson.
  • 24 hours' notice is required in order to cancel a lesson M-F, and 48 hours notice is required to cancel a weekend lesson. Students get one “emergency pass” exception.
  • All lessons in a package must be used within the allotted time frame for that package.
  • All lessons should be recorded and revisited by the student.
  • Online lessons require reliable internet and good sound on the device.
  • All lessons are online during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • In-person lessons (when it is safe to resume them) take place in the Boston area only.


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