Phraner Vocal Studio

Basic Information

Address: 51 Moodus-Leesville Rd., Moodus, CT 06469
Phone Number: 860-873-1005
Person of Contact: Leighton Rand Phraner

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Additional Information

Voice Type: All
Musical Styles: Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, Art Songs
Hours: 9am - 9pm, Tues-Sat
Ages: Ages 6 to 70
Capacity: Private Lessons Only
Pricing: $35 per 45-min. lesson
Payment Methods: Cash or Check
Setting/Location(s): 51 Moodus-Leesville Rd., Moodus, Ct 06469
Program Highlights:

Varied recitals closing with a choral selection by all students.

Recitals: Annually May & June at Congregational Church Meeting House, E. Haddam
Education/Awards: Partial scholarships for gifted singers with need for same.
Academic Teaching Experience: Fifty years of private teaching in NYC and Moodus by protege of Dr. Bernard Taylor, a founder of NATS and former Juilliard School Chairman of the Voice Department for 25 years. Some of Maestro Phraner's students have appeared at the Goodspeed Opera House, have won scholarships at Hartt School of Music and New York University, and to teaching careers. Phraner is a past-president of NATS, Conn. Chapter, having performed in NYC at Lincoln Center with the Little Orchestra Society, with The Village Light Opera Group, Hunter College, and CT Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
Private Teaching Experience: Fifty years in NYC and East Haddam, CT
Publications/Media: Formerly part-time associate editor of Music Journal, NYC.
Performance Credentials: See above.

Available from soloist/teachers Barbara Moston, Ryan Driscoll, Robert Cumming, Kathleen Thompson, William Sorensen.

Mission Statement:

Teaching students to enjoy music, classical to pop, for a lifetime.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The appreciation of classical music, along with training in the bel canto style of singing, will enrich the lives of the musically gifted. A knowledge of musical history adds dimension to the musical understanding of those who respond to the beauty of music of all kinds.


Princeton University, student of Bernard Taylor, Raymond Buckingham, Patricia Neway, Earle Hyman, John Chickering.

Social Networks:

New York Singing Teachers Assn., CT Gilbert & Sullivan Society, E. Haddam Historical Society.