Ballard Music Studio

Dr. Jeffrey Ballard, Master Teacher of Singing, Tenor, Vocal Accompanist


Exceptional Vocal Training for All Ages, Vocal Styles, and Levels from avocational to professional and preteens to seniors


*Vocal Workshop Intensives* offered at the Indy Home Studio in winter/spring 2019!!  All BMS singers are invited to participate.  See blog post soon for details!


Dr. Ballard has 30+ years experience / Voice faculty at seven universities since 1988/ More than 800 students taught / Students are singing throughout the U.S. and abroad / Goal-focused, technique-based instruction / Offering private one-on-one lessons/ From beginners to professionals / Studio recitals, small group workshops, and social gatherings/ Three Indiana locations AND Skype available

Dr. Jeffrey Ballard performing the National Anthem at the Indiana Farmer’s Colliseum (2018)

IMG_3251National Anthem (Dr. Jeffrey Ballard)

Spring Studio Recital at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 2018 and Party at the Indy Home Studio
Spring Studio Recital at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 2018 and Party at the Indy Home Studio

From seasoned professionals to enthusiastic beginners, ranging in age from 4 to 80, and including a wide array of backgrounds and musical interests, I can truly say that I enjoy working with each and every one of my students!  The opportunity to help singers build confidence and vocal skills in pursuit of their personal musical goals is my life’s work, and I love it!

A big shout-out to five singers from my voice studio, four of them college-bound music majors in Fall 2017!  Julie will be pursuing a graduate degree in voice at Butler University; Cheyenne will be a voice performance major at Ball State University; Rose will be a voice performance major at Indiana University; Galen will be studying music at Indiana University; and Lyndsea will be competing in the Miss Indiana pageant this summer.  I’m beaming with pride for these five talented young singers from my studio!  Way to go!!!
~ Jeff Ballard

Dr. Jeffrey Ballard

Three Locations to Serve You

Muncie, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indy

BALLARD MUSIC STUDIO offers personalized private training to singers of all ages and levels in two studio locations in Indiana – Muncie and Indianapolis. Dr. Jeffrey D. Ballard, Tenor, has performed extensively in concert, opera, musical theatre and recital in several regions of the U.S. and in Italy. He has taught voice for 30 years and held positions at six university music schools in four regions of the country.  Jeff now devotes most of his creative energies to his private students of wide-ranging backgrounds and levels. Current students include ages eight to late seventies, and numerous current and former students are performing and teaching professionally throughout the United States.  His students have won various competitive awards, including first place winners at NATS and other competitions.  He has adjudicated for state and district ISSMA since 1999People often ask me:  “Can anyone learn to sing?”  The short answer is, Yes!  That is, if they devote themselves to the process and practice diligently.  As with most skill sets, vocal technique that leads to optimal singing can be developed, assuming a healthy voice and a willing student.  Everyone can sing – like everyone can drive, or shoot a basketball – but how well is determined by sound technique and dedicated application.  My goal is to help people discover and develop their optimal singing voice through a personalized, technique-based, creative, and supportive process.

About Ballard Music Studio

Ballard Music Studio was founded in 2004 and includes a private studio in Muncie, Indiana and the home studio in Indianapolis, Indiana plus the studio at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis.  All studios are open to singers of all backgrounds, ages, and levels. We currently include students from ages 8 to 80.

Piano Lessons

An accomplished pianist as well, Dr. Ballard accompanies his voice students in their lessons and also offers private piano lessons.

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Voice Lessons

Dr. Ballard combines classical bel canto technique with a creative, individualized approach to help each singer achieve his or her personal singing goals.

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Sample Dr. Ballard's voice lessons and decide for yourself if you're ready to be challenged and grow in your voice ability.

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Jeffrey Ballard, Tenor, has had a versatile and wide-ranging solo career, performing in concert with orchestras throughout several regions of the United States, in solo and collaborative recitals, and in faculty artist series.

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