Nancy MacArthur Smith's Voice Studio

"Nancy is a wonderful, skilled, kind and caring teacher who inspires her students to be their best. She helped my daughter find her confidence."  - Lori Damers

 "Nancy provides an extremely supportive learning environment in her studio, which was absolutely crucial to my development as a performer. She always encouraged me to work hard to reach my goals and never give up on my dreams. Without Nancy’s constant wisdom and compassionate teaching, I would never have gained the confidence, opportunities, and success that I have today.”
- Amanda Mason
 

"From breathing through straws to lying on the floor with a textbook on her diaphragm, Carolyn will truly miss spending time with Nancy Smith. But beyond the technical aspects of singing, Carolyn has appreciated Nancy’s holistic approach to accessing one’s instrument. Nancy has always been willing to try different constructive approaches, never giving up and always looking ahead. This relentless, joyful perseverance has become a quality Carolyn admires greatly. "- Carolyn Best
"Noelle’s experiences with Nancy Smith have been life altering for her. She has truly benefited from her tutorage and guidance.  Nancy has helped her attain poise and confidence that will serve her well in every aspect of her life."

- Susan and Daniel Dent


"Not only is Nancy Smith overflowing with beneficial information about singing, but she knows the reasoning behind her techniques so you can fully understand how your voice works and how she helps you improve it.  Couldn't have found a more knowledgeable and caring teacher!"
- Kayla Blatman
 

"Nancy Smith provides a strong background in technique while embracing the individuality of each student, giving him/her input on repertoire. She regularly attends high school, community theater and professional theater performances of her voice students (past and present) which reflects her high level of commitment to celebrate their successes. Even after my daughter left Ms. Smith's studio to attend college, she continues to show interest in my daughter's professional development."
- Meg Mason, parent of former student Amanda Mason
 

"Nancy is a wonderful teacher and mentor. I completely have her to thank for helping me discover my coloratura and she is always such a reassuring presence. "
- Kristin Gavaza

 

"We are very thankful to have you as Parker's voice teacher.  His voice has matured beautifully under your care.  Thank you for investing your time, work and faith in his ability.  It means the world to us."
- Natalie Waters

2020 Hal Leonard Competition

Justin Pokrant, Semi-Finalist, Teen Art Song

2020 College Acceptances

Madeleine LeBeau, Princeton University.  Madeleine will be studying Vocal Performance and History.

Maya Kischler, Oklahoma City University. Maya will be majoring in Dance.

2019 CAPPIES

Joe Malone, Best Actor in a Musical

Carolyn Best, nominated for Best Comic Actress in a Musical

The cast of Catch Me If You Can, nominated for Best Musical

National Student Auditions

Congratulations to Hana Tawil for being selected for the 2019 NATS National Student Awards Finals, and to Parker Waters for placing 1st in Classical and 2nd in Music Theater at the 2018 NSA. Parker and Hana had to compete at the State and Regional levels, plus submit a video, in order to make it all the way to Nationals.  

2019 NFMC & Bland

Congratulations to Madeleine LeBeau for placing second in a nationwide vocal competition sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs, and placing first in Bland for the state of Virginia.

2019 VANATS Results

Max Branciforte: 2nd place in Upper High School Musical Theater

Josh Lemons: 2nd place in Lower High School Classical, Honors in Musical Theater

Madeleine LeBeau: 1st place in Upper High School Musical Theater, 2nd place in Upper High School Classical

Carolyn Best: 3rd place in Upper High School Musical Theater

Hana Tawil: 3rd place in College Junior Women Musical Theater

Rachel Bloom: Honors in Upper High School Classical

Noelle Buice: Honors in both Upper High School Classical and Musical Theater

Julia Ferri: Honors in both Upper High School Classical and Musical Theater

Danielle Huser: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater

Eleanor Jacobson: Honors in both Upper High School Classical and Musical Theater

Joe Malone: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater

Grace Shields: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater

Annie Wood: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater

All-State Choir

Congratulations to Noelle Buice, Julia Ferri and Madeleine LeBeau, who will be singing in the Virginia All State Choir in April. Congratulations to Adellaie Jung, who is a 3rd alternate for All State.

Helen Hayes Nomination

Congratulations to Abby Middleton, who was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical!  Abby just finished playing The Little Mermaid at Toby's Dinner Theater.

Testimonial

"Mrs. Smith provides an extremely supportive learning environment in her studio, which was absolutely crucial to my development as a performer. She always encouraged me to work hard to reach my goals and never give up on my dreams. Without Mrs. Smith’s constant wisdom and compassionate teaching, I would never have gained the confidence, opportunities, and success that I have today.”

- Amanda Mason