Interested in voice or singing lessons in Middletown, CT? Our professional instructors can help you learn, no matter what your skill level.
Jennifer Johnson Osborne
MEZZO SOPRANO JENNIFER JOHNSON is an exciting performer who has sung with major opera companies and orchestras around the globe. She holds a Masters Degree in Voice performance from Memphis State University and a Bachelors Degree in Voice Performance from The University of New Hampshire. She has performed with many "greats' of the opera world , including Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills and Placido Domingo.
Her expertise includes both classical and other genres of music including musical theatre, great American songbook, jazz and popular, and she excels at coaching all the above styles.
Special emphasis in her teaching studio is placed on PROPER VOCAL TECHNIQUE, including breath support, phonation, posture, diction and presentation skills. She speaks five and languages and coaches pronunciation of all. Audition techniques are a special passion for her, and she guides her students in finding the most suitable repertoire for their voices and skill level.
With students ranging in age from eight to eighty-two, Ms. Osborne is a Voice professional who can help any student develop to their best potential, and impart the skills necessary to maintain vocal health for a lifetime.
Ishaar Gupta, bass-baritone, graduated from the University of Connecticut in May of 2016, where he earned a bachelor’s degree
in music, emphasis in vocal performance. At UConn, Ish studied private voice with Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone
Rod Nelman, and sang in several choirs directed by Dr. Jamie Spillane.
He currently sings professionally in various ensembles, including CONCORA, the South Church Chancel Choir, the Hartford
Chorale, and Novi Cantori. In the past, he has sung with Connecticut Chamber Choir, Farmington Valley Chorale, CDN, and
the Composer’s Choir. A diverse performer, Ish has sung and acted in several musicals, plays, operas, most recently with
Madison Lyric Stage and Pearwater Productions.
In addition to performing and writing his own music, Ish is currently pursuing a career as an educator as part of Hartford
Stage’s education department, which brings innovative theatre education to more than 17,000 students each year. A native
of Newtown, Connecticut, and a proud UConn Husky, Ish is excited to be a part of such a great program at Middlesex
Anthony Edley is a graduate of the University of Hartford/Hartt School of Music with Bachelors in Music. At 23 years old Anthony has already played many major venues such as The Webster Theater Main stage, Toby Keith’s I love This Bar and Grill, The Hard Rock Café, as well sung overseas with The Hartt School Tour Choir as a featured soloist in both Austria and Hungary. While a member of the Real Ambassadors Jazz Choir he has shared the stage with Jazz legend Dave Brubeck at the Library of Congress, been a featured performer at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and has placed first at Berklees’ High School jazz festival. Anthony tours throughout the east coast regularly playing to packed houses and has opened for national acts such as Krystal Keith as well as Toby Keith. Anthony has written and recorded songs that are still played on 104.9 WIHS with “The Crystal Lake Praise Team”. Anthony teaches Voice, Guitar, and Bass in a variety of styles including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Metal, Musical Theater and Country.
Aleksandra is a recent graduate from CCSU, where she received a bachelor's in music education. During her time there, she has studied vocals for 5.5 years, and was the assistant director of the CCSU all female collegiate a capella group for 3 years. Aleksandra has also taught herself how to play the piano at age 5, and later on studied jazz piano with Hartford's jazz great, Jen Allen. Aleksandra has worked with many local musicians, and has even had the pleasure of jamming out with drummer, Jaimoe, from Allman Brothers! Aleksandra is now working as the music teacher at Quinnipiac Elementary School in New Haven, along with teaching private vocal and piano lessons here at Middlesex Music Academy. Currently, she is a member of the New England Chamber Choir, and performs in operas at the Bushnell.