Ginger Haselden Music Studio


Voice teacher, chorus director, music enthusiast.                  Contact me: 828-230-5778
                                                                                                                      ghaselden4@gmail.com

                                                                                                                     

            "I stood and waved at all the passengers on the train and none of them waved back.  So then I started singing and I sang the whole day long.  I don't remember ever having that much fun."   --Anonymous (copied off a plaque somewhere.)

SEE--

  Hear former student CALEB JOHNSON on AMERICAN IDOL  XIII

           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBZrET3ClPQ

                                                                                                                         2014    WINNER!                                             

-I DON'T JUST TEACH OPERA!



Meet Ginger Haselden

Ginger has been singing since she was a child and has over 35 years of teaching experience. She majored in Music (voice) at Coker College (SC) and has continued her studies at Westminster Choir College, Rutgers University, and privately in New York City.    Always going to conferences and workshops and singing in many different locations and choirs.


Professional Organizations

Ginger is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS),  Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) and American Choral Directors Assoc.   In addition, she attends numerous seminars and conferences, and also adjudicates auditions. (Attended 3 voice seminars, workshops, conferences already in 2015.)


Professional Experience

A soprano, Ginger has appeared professionally in opera, musical theatre, television commercials, and recitals in Italy, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Ginger  has directed the music for Parkway Playhouse (Burnsville, NC) for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "9 To 5: The Musical," "Seussical The Musical!" and "Guys and Dolls"; for Cranford (NJ) Repertory Theatre's production of "West Side Story";  and for Asheville (NC) Community Theatre's production of  "Beauty and the Beast."  She has served as Young Artists Vocal Coach for 3 years for the Rome Festival Opera in Italy.  Performed in Rome summer of 2015 and scheduled for Lincoln Center in May 2016 with Dr. Andre Thomas.

Ginger  performs in solo recital and with Asheville Symphony Chorus, Asheville Lyric Opera Chorus, Asheville Choral Society, Asheville Community Theatre, and Central United Methodist Church. 
 
Ginger is available as a soloist for weddings and other special occasions. 

Teaching Technique

The development of a self-confident, well-trained, expressive singer is one of Ginger's goals. She tailors her teaching method to the individual talent, needs, interests and skill levels of each student. She is also experienced with working w/ students on healthy vocal production for singing or public speaking.  Specializing in Italian language.

http://www.todaysparent.com/activities/can-music-make-your-child-smarter    Take a look at the benefits of music education

http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/#ixzz2cHDdc9jk     SINGING CHANGES YOUR BRAIN

Community Involvement

Ginger is the founding director of Celebration Singers of Asheville (a choir for children --see website www.singasheville.org), the North Edison (NJ) Girl Scout Chorus, and the Springfield (NJ) Community Children's Chorus. She teaches musical theatre classes/camp for the Asheville Community Theatre, and is a former music teacher in public schools.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Asheville Lyric Opera Guild.               


Students Develop...

Performing Skills                      Vocal Technique                         Skype lessons 

Musicality                          

Acting 

Languages               Theory                       Music History            Improvisation        Audition skills

...through recitals and other performing opportunities

WHAT STUDENTS/PARENTS/COMMUNITY MEMBERS SAY ABOUT GINGER

"Drood was wonderful! You did such  a great job with the vocals and the sound balance with the ensemble was just right. And you looked like you were having a ball!"  --CHARLOTTE SOMMERS

2013  National OAKE Convention choir with Hannah Wingard


some students in recital 2013
with Dr. Andre Thomas, Rome, June 2015
Asheville Choral Society

Classical and Musical Theatre

  • Ginger's students:
  • Choose careers in music, performing and teaching
  • Finalist on  American Idol
  • Perform professionally on stage 
  • Record CDs 
  • Succeed in college music programs / Master's Degrees 
  • Solo for weddings and other special occasions 
  • Are selected for:   
    National Choirs, NJ All-Eastern Chorus, NC/NJ 
    Honors Chorus, All-State Chorus, NJ All-State Opera Festival, All-County Chorus
  • Play leading roles in school and community productions, solo in churches
  • Perform internationally 
  • Receive high ratings in auditions / competitions 
  • Show poise and self-confidence on stage 
  • Improve vocal health
  • Display public speaking skills 
  • Enjoy making music
  • AND MAKE IT TO FINALS ON AMERICAN IDOL!


Fees

Hour lesson $40 
40-minute Lesson $35 
30-minute Lesson $28 
(10% discount for two in the same family)


Contact                                                                                                                                                Directions

Phone: 828-230-5778        or           ghaselden4@gmail.com                                          From downtown Asheville go Merrimon to Beaverdam Rd.  Turn right and go 2 miles.  Left on Pinecroft.  Left on Black                       Mailing address:   35 W. Black Oak Dr., Asheville, NC 28804                                     Oak.  Go 1 block and turn right on So. Black Oak.  Go 1 block and turn left onto WEST Black Oak.  #35