Ballard Music Studio

In-Person and Online Lessons Available! 

New Students Welcome!

Voice Lessons and Piano Lessons are now being taught both in-person and online.  In-person lessons are taught at the main home studio in Indianapolis.  Please contact Dr. Ballard for information about scheduling lessons in person or online (via Zoom or FaceTime).  New students of all ages and levels are welcome!

Jeffrey D. Ballard, D.M.A.

Exceptional Vocal Training for Singers of All Ages, Vocal Styles, and Levels

STUDIO NEWS (Fall 2019): Two students are cast in principal roles with Muncie Civic Theatre (Joey in Sister Act and Adrienne in Frozen Jr) this October; two students are on the east coast (Ron recently performed in Ragtime in New Hampshire and Ryan is auditioning in NYC after performing in Hamlet with IndyShakes this summer); Jacoba is in the upcoming Footlite Musicals production of Ragtime in October; six recent BMS students have become voice performance majors: at Indiana University (Rose, also Galen, instrumental), Depauw University (Grace, Annabel), Butler University (Julie), Ball State University (Cheyenne), and Indiana Wesleyan University (Melanie). And four of my students (José, Elwood, Shannon, Jeff S.) were featured this month with Harmonie Opera of Indianapolis in the gala potpourri to open the season; and I got to accompany them on piano.  These are just a few highlights; several of my students are also performing as singer-songwriters around Indy and in various other venues and vocal ensembles.  SO very proud of all my students from Ballard Music Studio!!!

TeachingAfter fifteen years as a university voice professor, I opened  Ballard Music Studio in Muncie in 2004, dedicated to teaching private voice students of all ages and levels throughout central Indiana.  In 2017, I expanded my studios by opening the Indianapolis Home Studio, where I now teach all voice and piano lessons. Online lessons are also available and include students in several regions of the U.S. Ballard Music Studio is open to singers of all backgrounds, ages, and levels.

Ballard Music Studio students range from beginners to professionals, and from ages 7 to over 80. They include a wide array of backgrounds and musical interests. I can truly say that I enjoy working with each and every one of them. 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!

As a lyric tenor, I have performed in concert, opera, musical theatre, and recitals in several regions of the U.S. and Italy. I now devote most of my creativity to my private students. Many have won competitive awards and sing in wide-ranging venues throughout Indiana and across the country.  Awards include first place at NATS among others. Additionally, I have judged for state and district ISSMA since 1999.

Can Anyone Learn To Sing?

People often ask me, “Can anyone learn to sing?” The short answer is, Yes! 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. That is, assuming a healthy voice and a willing student.

Everyone can sing. Just like everyone can drive, or shoot a basketball. But, how well is determined by technique and application. My goal is to help people discover and develop their best singing voice. I do that through a personalized, technique-based, creative, and supportive teaching and learning process.

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Dr. Jeffrey D. Ballard
  • Over 30 years’ teaching experience
  • Extensive university faculty teaching since 1988
  • Over 800 students taught
  • Students sing throughout the U.S. and abroad
  • Instruction is goal-focused and technique-based
  • Private one-on-one lessons
  • From beginners to professionals
  • Studio recitals, small group workshops, and social gatherings
  • Three Indiana locations, plus online lessons (via Zoom or FaceTime)

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