“Tell Everyone Now, today, I shall sing beautifully for my friend's pleasure We shall enjoy it As for him who finds fault, may silliness and sorrow take him!” Sappho
Testimonials
 

"Celia does this thing where she's good at this. I'm a life-long musician (BA in performance at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California), and I can say unequivocally that Celia is an intuitive, knowledgeable and efficient instructor. I highly recommend her services and hope you find her as awesome as I do." Robin Saylor
 

"Celia is a versatile, creative, and compassionate teacher who has worked with my daughter for more than four years. She has a broad range of experience and expertise in both the music world and pedagogy. Celia respects and guides her students goals and aspirations. The results of her teaching are both admirable and effective. I have myself been her student, and I would recommend no music and voice teacher as her equal." Jim Dunn

"Celia Miller has changed my life. Two summers ago I decided to take voice lessons from Celia on a whim--before that I had never sung in public. With carefully crafted exercises and lots of patience, Celia helped me to find and develop my voice. Her seasonal singers' showcase cafes and concerts motivated me to improve my technique and get beyond my nervousness about performing. Singing for the first time with a real band was an exhilarating experience!! Over the course of a year I went from being super self-conscious about my voice to LOVING to sing for an audience. This summer, when I started writing my own songs for piano and voice, Celia continued to be an outstanding teacher for me-- teaching me about chords and basic music theory, suggesting books and giving me tips on technique and the conventions of songwriting. Singing and music have become driving passions in my life, and I would never have discovered how much I love them without Celia. She has been so supportive, attentive, kind and encouraging, all while pushing me forward and giving me constructive criticism in ways that help me improve. I couldn't really recommend Celia any more highly as a voice and music teacher!" Beatice Hutchins
"I went in scared as hell to sing in front of someone. Celia was understanding, supportive, and she made it fun right from the start. She recognized qualities of my voice that I had not thought were there and helped me develop them in ways that have continued to support that growth. The lessons are fun and amazing. I feel so well-supported as I continue to explore and discover what I can do with my voice, and I'm gaining confidence a lot! Do it!! She's great!!" Sebastian

"I'm a student of Celia's - I've been working with her for over a year; and I can't recommend her highly enough! Celia is a wonderful teacher who takes the time to know and understand her students, works with us as individuals, and prepares us for whatever our singing goals may be. If you take lessons with Celia, you will surely learn a lot, grow your voice by leaps and bounds, and have fun while doing it!" Kim Hoff

"I've been studying with Celia for the past year and three months, and my confidence in performing and growing as a musician have skyrocketed. Her student showcases with full bands provide a fantastic and unique experience to put my lessons before an audience of friends and fellow singers. She is a wonderful teacher and highly recommended for anyone looking to grow as a singer and a musician." Jess Martin

"I started with Celia a few years ago when I began singing with a choral group and realized my voice had kind of gone underground for a few decades! That led to solo singing; somewhere along the way I decided to join a band, playing keys and singing a few songs with them. Joined a choir, too. and then, once I realized being on stage wasn't terrifying, I joined an acting group. The point is, Celia's methods will take you places you never thought you would go, maybe never knew you wanted to go. I am certainly not the student who has gone the furthest with her training, but I might be the oldest!!!...….and our band just kicked butt at one of the local fairs, something that was NEVER on my radar screen at all, and I would have rolled over laughing at the suggestion a few years ago. Give her a try!!! I always leave my lessons full of confidence.' Sylvia Lapinski

"Although I've been a celebrated singer my whole life, I didn't truly understand how my voice worked. Celia, my tone, my control, and my flexibility have improved so much that I no longer worry about "the right key”. I can step out there and pull off just about anything, even when the entire song sits right on (what used to be) my break! As a result, my confidence is through the roof." Jenny Katz, singer/performer. www.jennykatzmusic.com

“My voice has improved exponentially since starting with you. I don't believe you give "false" encouragement and you are truthful about your assessments. That is very important to me!” Fran O’Connell adult performing singer/songwriter

"Everyone should take voice lessons with Celia! It is so fun and she is so good!!!! Thanks Celia so much for coming to CAVEMAN. It is a testament to your teaching!!" Sheena See, actress with No Theater (most recently in the acclaimed CAVEMAN production) and Wooster Group.

"Do it! This lady will teach you how to sing!" Elizabeth Wojtusik, actor (most recently with Old Deerfield Productions) and teacher.

"What seemed impossible (or at least highly unlikely) just a few months ago now feels within my grasp." Devin Griffiths, blues guitarist/singer in the Wildcat O'Halloran band.

"I enjoyed working with Celia because she helped me better understand the way my voice worked and thus helped me become a better singer." Anna Dynarski, actor and 'Jelena' in the award winning play “Miloshevic at the Hague” by the Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble.

"Celia makes singing lessons really fun, and has helped me feel confident about performing in front of an audience." Cami Bluh-Derricotte , elementary school student

 “Liv says you make her feel comfortable and at ease. I say any teacher who can engage my child in something she enjoys and hold her interest is worth their weight in gold.” Jill Lombardi, parent of 11 year old.

“I go to your lessons because they are fun, and I learn how to use my voice properly when singing something I love!” Calvin Ticknor-Swanson 14 year old  

“You have a magnetic personality. I am so glad Camila has you in her life.”  Michael B, parent of 8 year old.

“I come back for lessons because with every single one I find a difference in my voice afterward.  I have never felt as comfortable with a voice teacher as I do with you and I honestly think that every lesson is productive in one way or another.  Sometimes we tackle one big problem or we go after several little ones.  It all depends on the day! The constant results and improvements as well as your stellar attitude are why I always come back as often as I can.” Lauren Booth

“Your enthusiastic, constructive and kind instruction makes even those who have lost their voice comfortable in finding their way to singing again--because we are all born singers!”  Adult singer in choir Liz Hansen

"I think you're a fantastic teacher in all aspects. I first came to you about a year ago and I'm happy with how strong my voice feels, especially since I've been told before (by MDs) that the only way to achieve cord closure is surgically.  When we part each time, I feel like singing everything, even street signs :)” Anastasia Kurdia

“Celia as a teacher could not be any more helpful in freeing me of age old inhibitions around singing aloud in front of others. The Speech Level Training has been especially useful for me for exploring my vocal range. She's very versatile, patient, comic and talented - just the kind of teacher I need." Deirdre Muccio

“The improvements in my vocal abilities alone have been enough to help with the performance anxiety I've always had trouble dealing with. The ease of her character and her love for music are always inspiring me to keep singing." Tara Gampel

"Thank you so much for the performing opportunities you provide--that and the way you care about your students sets you apart from other teachers, and I greatly appreciate it, because it gets us out there in the world!” Susan Torrey, Singer/Songwriter www.susantorrey.com

"Recently, I started recording my own music. In the studio I realized that singing in bands for many years had damaged my voice and I needed to improve my vocal ability. In working with Celia, I have learned new habits that have improved the quality of my voice and increased my vocal range."
Brian Johnson