Dr. Lee Strawn

Born in Ohio, I began singing in High School. I began with musical-theatre as well as concert work. I have also had great success in Opera. As a performer I can move easily between the classical and musical-theatre worlds.

I come from a long line of teachers - teaching singing has always been a passion of mine. I am fascinated with helping singers reach their full potential and have made that my life's work.

In lessons we work to smooth out register transitions, gaining evenness and power throughout the voice. Breath powered by an efficient use of the body sent through a relaxed throat yields a tone which is clear and focused yet warm and powerful. My teaching is clear and free of mumbo-jumbo.

As I teacher I believe the lesson should be a supportive environment in which the student feels safe and free to step from the comfortable to the new.


37.7726402, -122.4099154

San Francisco, CA (94103)

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Lee Strawn
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Faculty Member: MFA Program, American Conservatory Theatre SF: City College San Francisco.

Member, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Actor's Equity Association, and the American Guild of Musical Artists.

Music Styles:
Classical, Musical Theatre
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Age Ranges:
High School
16 and up

Lee earned Doctorate and Master's Degrees from the Eastman School of Music, (student of Jan Degaetani and Thomas Paul).

To continue to grow as a teacher and performer, Lee has studied with master teachers Richard Miller and Lisa Popeil. Additional studies in Yoga, Feldenkreis, Pilates, Alexander Technique and Linklater Method.

Years Teaching:
Lesson Rate:
$110/hour, $60/half hour
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