In Person in Summerville, SC and Online via Skype

About Amy

Studying voice with me, you discover what makes your singing uniquely wonderful.

Together we uncover your voice’s full range of possibilities.

  • I prepare you vocally, mentally, and practically for whatever musical outlet you desire.
  • I provide an insider’s perspective on what colleges and theatre companies look for in perspective students and cast members.

Hello! My name is Amy Cheifetz Billings, a voice teacher and performer based in historic downtown Summerville, South Carolina. I have been training singers and performers of every age, gender, and experience level since 1998.

  • I specialize in:
    • Musical Theatre
    • Classical/Opera
    • Audition/Performance Preparation
  • I teach a vocal technique that is understandable and practical, designed for versatility of styles, and focused on optimal vocal health and longevity.
    • Want to learn to belt without harming your voice? I’m the teacher for you!
  • My students perform on Broadway, with Regional companies across the United States and Canada, go to prestigious universities, and perform regularly in local theatre companies, high school productions, and in other diverse venues.

Originally from Oakland, California, I have been performing in Musical Theatre, Opera, and professional choirs since the age of 10. I have advanced degrees in vocal performance from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Washington. In 1998, I moved to New York City to study with the renowned voice teacher and pedagogue, Cornelius Reid.

During my years in NYC, I:

  • was a member of the voice faculty of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA NY)
  • maintained a successful private vocal studio
  • performed regularly
  • was a Visiting Professor of Voice at Ball State University, Department of Theatre and Dance

In 2011, my husband and I relocated to Salem, Oregon to take care of my elderly mother.

While there, I:

  • had a thriving vocal studio
  • was a vocal director for numerous musicals
  • performed regularly with local theatres and community groups

My recent Musical Theatre roles include The Witch in Into the Woods, the Woman in Marry Me A Little, and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. My operatic roles include Musetta in La Bohème and Despina in Così fan tutte. Other highlights include a solo recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris, France, and performing with the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Opera Outreach program, introducing young people to opera.

That’s me in a nutshell. Want to know more? Check the blog posts linked below to discover more about my background and history of singing and teaching.

Want to study with me? Questions? Contact me here.

See also:

Teaching Philosophy

Singing is serious fun

Why Take Voice Lessons?

Three Bucks, Two Bags, One Me

Recovering Operatic

Annie, Annie, Annie! Look what you’ve done for us!

Cole Porter to the Rescue

An offer I couldn’t refuse

It’s A Family Affair

An American in Paris

Opera for Opera’s Sake

Those were the good old days

Magic to do

My New Philosophy

A serious teacher for serious students



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