The CMA Voice Department is now enrolling new students. Online Lessons Available!

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Since 1997, Cincinnati Music Academy has been providing award-winning voice lessons to students of all ability levels. CMA vocal coaches are among the most desired and experienced in the region. Singing lessons are a popular choice for many reasons. Strong vocal skills allow students to express themselves, build confidence, and improve public speaking. Voice lessons are also a great way for beginners to start their musical journey. CMA students often perform in a variety of professional and social settings.

  • Musical Theater Productions
  • Competitions
  • Choirs
  • Auditions
  • Scholarships
  • Bands
  • Vocal Ensembles
  • Recording Productions

In addition to private lessons, CMA voice students have access to 72 hours of Performance and Technique classes each year at no additional cost.

All Cincinnati Music Academy teachers have a college degree in music. Most instructors have been teaching professionally for more than 10 years.

  • 46 30-minute private lessons per year
  • 36 hours of Technique classes per year (at least three one-hour classes per month)
  • 36 hours of Performance classes per year (at least two 90-minute classes per month)

All Technique and Performance classes are included with the monthly tuition. Students do not have to go to all of the extra classes but we recommend voice students attend at least two of these classes per month for the fastest development.

Voice Technique and Performance Class Calendar January – March 2020

Technique Class Instructions

Performance Class Instructions

Current monthly price range is $125.00/month to $144.00/month (depending on the teacher) for everything mentioned above. When comparing pricing to other businesses like ours make sure to compare “apples to apples” with regard to the cost per hour of education. If a new student takes full advantage of what we offer per month the cost per hour of education is only $15.50 to $18.00 ($7.75 to $9.00 per 30 minutes) depending on the teacher. Please use these numbers when comparing costs.

You may text Paul McCready (Voice Department Manager) at (513) 673-0455 to arrange a time to talk on the phone. You also may email

Students from our studios have achieved recognition beyond Cincinnati. We regularly have students who are awarded substantial scholarships at prestigious institutions such as New York University, Boston University, Eastman School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University, Depauw University, Northwestern University, and Miami University (Ohio), to name a few. We have students who have performed leading roles on Broadway in musicals such as Memphis A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder Les Miserables and Children of Eden, and who have sung roles for New York City Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Dayton Opera, Columbus Opera, and Whitewater Opera.

Cincinnati Music Academy is structured to attract experienced voice teachers with advanced degrees. These professional instructors manage their own studios under the “umbrella” of the academy and have long term commitment to our community.

While each voice studio is its own entity, there is great agreement among the studios as to effective instruction techniques and policies. The voice studios all offer a similar number of private sessions each year. In addition, their students may participate in over 72 hours of extra vocal education that the Academy offers. These excellent classes are designed to enhance the private lessons and to help students become more audition- and performance-ready. The classes are included in each teachers monthly tuition; students may participate as much as they can fit into their own schedules. Students who actively participate achieve their goals much faster and enjoy a sense of community with other active students. All of the voice studios also provide recital opportunities for their students.

Cincinnati Music Academy is a place where singers can grow and where the most important relationship, that of teacher and student, is highly respected.

More Information:
If you have questions that aren’t answered here, or would like to inquire about voice lessons for your children or yourself, please write paul@cincinnatimusicacademy or call (513) 956-9370.

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What We Offer:

  • Teachers for Kids, Teens, & Adults
  • Lessons for complete beginners
  • Intermediate & Advanced Lessons
  • All Popular Vocal Styles
  • Audition Prep Including College


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Voice: Faculty

Paul McCready


Paul  McCready has had the pleasure of instructing many of our area’s talented singers for over 25 years. He has become known as an excellent communicator of vocal … Learn More »

Margaret Breidenbaugh began teaching private voice lessons in 2003 after graduating from the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ohio, where she trained with Gene Allen (voice) … Learn More »

Collaborative pianist and vocal coach, Audrey Causilla, has performed in numerous solo, chamber music, and art song recitals both in the U.S. and abroad. Previous engagements include Washington … Learn More »

Christina holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Susquehanna University, and completed her Master of Music degree in voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music … Learn More »

Dr. Lang has been teaching voice for over 30 years with the past 29 years as a faculty member at Cincinnati Christian University where she was the lead … Learn More »

Raised in Los Angeles, David Urbon earned his Bachelor of Music from California State University at Northridge and went on for a Master of Music in Vocal Performance … Learn More »

Maria Zarick has been teaching professional voice and piano since she graduated from Ohio State University in 2013. She believes it is important for all singers to have … Learn More »