Who we are and what we do ...
When Leah Crowne founded Crowne Voice Studio in 2003, her dream was to create a place where singers can learn to love their music more then ever before.
Over the past eighteen years, she has grown the program to be a judgement-free zone where vocalists can learn to beat stage-fright with proven confidence-building techniques,
Reading music is not a prerequisite to study voice! We teach you how to improve your ear, to learn music through listening, and then if you want to, we gradually teach you to navigate sheet-music like map.
We follow your goals and desires. The intensity level of these lessons will depend on what you want from them. We don't expect hours every day of practice!
If you have your eyes set on Broadway, or the Metropolitan Opera, we have the skills and the connections to get you there. We are not afraid to use our personal connections to help you move to the next stages of your career when you are ready.
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.
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.
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 summer camps.
Heather McConnell is a dynamic voice teacher and performing artist currently based in Philadelphia. She is known for her kind demeanor, her supportive teaching philosophy, and her drive to push her students to be their best while building their self confidence.
With a Master of Music in Voice Performance from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Music from Gettysburg College, she has the education and the experience to help you meet your musical goals.
Her work with children is exemplary in that she engages their attention and imagination with imagery. Skills such as solfedge (do re mi fa so la ti do), rhythmic techniques like clapping, and note recognition help students to become familiar with reading music and developing their ear. Songs are chosen based on the children's vocal range and stylistic interests.
Her work with teens and adults is also quite extensive, as she taught at Temple University and at Gettysburg College while she was earning her degrees there. Upon finishing her degree, her private studio began to grow and she is enjoying working with students of all ages and styles.
Heather is a wonderful performer as well, having sung as a soloist in Austria, Canada and across the United States. She uses her drive and performing experience to enhance her lessons, and to show students how to achieve a high level of performing success.