Laura Enslin

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Soprano Laura Enslin is a soloist, recitalist and teacher based in Central New York.


Soprano Laura Enslin is a highly regarded teacher and performer in Syracuse, New York. Committed to working with singers of all ages and backgrounds, she is founder of CNY Singing Garden, a voice studio offering private voice lessons, workshops and small-group classes. Laura also is co-founder of the One Voice Community Ensemble and founder of Circle Sing, both dedicated to providing opportunities for singers of all abilities.  

Interested in the mind/body connection, Laura draws on her background in yoga and music improvisation to help singers find their own unique voice. “Creativity is not an exclusive club,” says Laura, who teaches all styles of singing. “Music is one way to reach our fullest potential, while making a difference in the lives of others.”  

Additional teaching experience includes a 14-year stint at Syracuse University—first, in the Musical Theater Program and then the Jazz and Commercial Music applied study track. She also has taught at Nazareth College and the Eastman School of Music. Steeped in the bel canto singing tradition, Laura has studied with such luminaries as Mary Saunders Barton, Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, Carolyn Webber, Shirlee Emmons and Barbara Doscher.

A regional soloist, Laura regularly performs with orchestras and opera companies, and is an ardent champion of new music. She earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in voice from the Eastman School and the University of Colorado Boulder, respectively.

Kay Paulsen

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Known as “Dr. P” to her students, Kay Paulsen has more than 40 years’ experience as a professional singer and primary, secondary, and post-secondary music teacher.

Dr. Kay Paulsen, adjunct instructor of voice at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, has more than 40 years’ experience as a professional singer and as a primary, secondary, and university music educator. The holder of a D.M.A. in voice performance & pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder, Kay has sung with the Lyric Opera of Chicago; the Chicago and Atlanta symphony choruses; and as soloist with orchestras and choral societies throughout Illinois, Colorado, and Idaho. Affectionately known as “Dr. P” to her students, Kay is noted for her uncanny ability to diagnose damaged voices and return them to vocal health; she has trained vocal performers in varying genres, as well as training primary and secondary-level music teachers. She also works effectively with special needs performers. Many of her former students have gone on to professional singing careers in multiple genres all over the world. She earned graduate and undergraduate degrees in music from Northwestern University and Greenville College (Ill.), respectively.

Dr. Paulsen will return to teaching this Fall. Her rates are as follows: $35 for 30 minutes, $50 for 45 minutes, and $70 for Hour Lessons.

Matthew Green

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An experienced singer and stage actor, Matthew F. Green is a fixture in the Central New York scene.

Tenor Matthew Green brings more than two decades of teaching and performing experience to the Front Row Players and One Voice Community Ensemble. 

For the past 22 years, he has taught privately throughout Central and Upstate New York, working with singers of all ages and abilities. Matthew is a faculty member of Singing Garden, offering private voice lessons, workshops and small-group classes through DeWitt Community Church (DCC), where he is a choir section leader. A New York State-certified respiratory therapist, he specializes in asthma and breathing problems.  

Outside the studio, Matthew is a 19-year veteran of the Syracuse Opera Chorus, where his silvery tone has graced dozens of operatic and musical theater productions. He also has performed with the Tri-Cities Opera Company in Binghamton, the Cortland Repertory Theatre, the Savoyards Music Theatre Ltd. (formerly Cornell Savoyards), the Central New York Playhouse in DeWitt and the Chenango Community Players in Norwich. 

In addition to being a sought-after soloist and recitalist, Matthew is an experienced stage director, an acting and vocal coach, a rehearsal director, a beginning piano instructor and an arts administrator. He earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal music performance from Ithaca College.