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 1999. People 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.