About Our Teachers

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Leah Crowne (founder)

Leah has been helping singers find and develop their own unique voices for over fifteen years. Her greatest goal and achievement is when a singer ends the lesson with that "Ah-ha breakthrough" smile, where a world of possibility has opened for them. With training in a variety of vocal techniques, she is comfortable working with all kinds of singers, including classical, musical theater, pop and more.

With both a master of music and bachelor of music from the University of Maryland System, Leah has taught students from all over the world. Her three teaching residencies in Italy provided the opportunity to develop her communication skills, both linguistically and in body language, listening and technique.  She was a professor of vocal studies at Gettysburg College and Mount St. Mary's University for eleven years, where she worked with many types of singers. 

Leah uses her own experience as an international opera singer as context for the work she does with her students. She has sung professionally in Norway, France, Germany, Austria, Italy and across the United States.To read more about her performing life, check out www.LeahCrowne.com.

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Rob Yacoviello

Rob is an accomplished baritone, voice teacher, stage director, administrator, and staple of the York music and theater scene. His students perform regularly in the region, and beyond.

Rob encourages student lead learning, with a gentle approach. He teaches young singers as well as adults. His main focus is teaching singers to breathe efficiently, to relax muscle tension, and to sing repertoire they relate to and can become passionate about. 

A former board member at DreamWrights theater, he is actively involved in cultivating the music and theater scene in York. His students have performed at all the community theaters in the region, as well as professional theaters such as The Fulton, Sight and Sound, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, and in off-Broadway productions in New York.

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Cat McGowan

Ms. Cat McGowan is a soprano and voice teacher residing in the Gettysburg area. She loves to help students find their own unique voices by guiding them toward songs that fit just right. She works on breathing, tension release, acting, and musicality to name a few techniques. 

Cat works with students of all styles, ages and genres. Her students have performed at festivals and recitals across the region and throughout the United States.

 

She is an active performer herself, singing classical, jazz, music theater and world music. She performs in Europe and throughout the United States.  

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Scott Crowne

Scott Crowne is a voice coach, conductor, choir director, pianist, organist, and teacher. He currently is a professor of piano accompaniment at Gettysburg College and the director of music at Christ Lutheran Church in York, Pennsylvania. He loves working with singers of all ages and levels. He is known for his ability to push students to be their best while allowing their confidence to blossom. 

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His doctorate and masters degrees are from the University of Maryland and his bachelors degree is from The Catholic University in Washington, DC. At both universities, he worked with singers as a vocal coach. He also worked with many other instrumentalists as an accompanist. One of his most favorite memories was working as an accompanist for children ages 3-6 in the Suzuki violin class at the University of Maryland.  

He lives in Gettysburg with his wife Leah and their two kids. He teaches people all over the world online using Zoom. He also works with people in person in Pennsylvania as well as many other cities across the globe during intensives and summAAer camps.