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At the heart of Flight Voice Studio lies community.  It is here that we plant the seed of lasting relationships. We sustain these ties with our "studio family" throughout each student’s time at Flight Voice Studio and beyond.

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I call Sharon Costianes ‘the Voice Whisperer.’ She so gently and adeptly brings out the best in each of her student’s singing abilities.
— Alice Churchill, parent
 
 Develop mentoring relationships with our teachers here at Flight. While you will focus on becoming an intelligent and skilled artist, we also embrace the whole of what it means to be a human.

Develop mentoring relationships with our teachers here at Flight. While you will focus on becoming an intelligent and skilled artist, we also embrace the whole of what it means to be a human.

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Sharon Costianes 

 

Director, Senior Voice Faculty

Sharon holds a BMu from Ithaca College in vocal performance and sociology, and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (like having a PhD in functional movement). 

Sharon has uniquely combined her talents and love of vocal pedagogy, with the Feldenkrais Method® to create a healthy embodied approach to vocal instruction for over 16 years. 

She has served on the faculty at Ithaca College, and the Community School of Music and Arts, and as a guest lecturer at Cornell University.  

Known as "the Voice Whisperer" Sharon is adept at creating a safe and nurturing environment that honors each student's unique instrument.

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Laura S. Wilks

 

Voice Faculty

is thrilled to join the Flight Voice Studio family. Laura received her B.M. in Music Education (with voice concentration) from Marywood University (2005). She has spent years in music education, including as a private voice and instrumental instructor in the Scranton, PA and Rochester, NY areas, as well as band director of Lakeland School District (Jermyn, PA), Vocal Director of musical theatre productions at Lakeland Jr./Sr. High School and Abington Heights High School (Clarks Summit, PA), Co-Director of the Marywood Children’s Choir (Scranton, PA) and Voice/Sight Singing Instructor at Marywood Music Camp.

Laura also has extensive performance experience. Favorite performances include: soprano soloist with the Robert Dale Chorale at the 2010 ACDA Conference in Philadelphia, PA, serving as the longtime vocalist for the Marywood Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble, performing with Pittsford Musicals’ Les Miserables, and even providing vocal tracks for a YouTube animated video.