Rob believes in teaching students how to teach themselves. His coaching focuses on an efficient approach to practice, using natural and healthy techniques, and well-rounded repertoire balanced in a multitude of styles in classical, musical theater, jazz, pop, and contemporary music. In lessons he focuses on building an energetic and productive technique of vocal tone, expressive musicianship, and an understanding of musical theory, sight-singing, ear training, and harmonic awareness.
Rob Woodin has been a voice instructor in the Boston area since 2008. He joined the voice faculty of Brookline Music School in 2016, and also is an associate professor of voice at Boston College, and a private vocal instructor at Indian Hill Music in Littleton. In addition to teaching private voice lessons, Rob directs summer musical theater camps, and Broadway Stars: a musical theater class focusing on writing new productions at Indian Hill Music. He has also lead master classes and workshops in audition techniques, character creation, and acting for singers. Rob is a member of NATS and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Rob is an operatic lyric baritone performing in the Boston area, singing with opera theater companies, choruses and orchestras. Recently, he appeared as the title role in The Fantastic Mr. Fox in a children’s theater production with Odyssey Opera. Other notable opera companies he’s performed with in the area are Boston Opera Collaborative (Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and The Count in The Marriage of Figaro), Metrowest Opera, (Papageno in The Magic Flute), New Jersey Opera (Mercutio Romeo et Julliette) and Opera Providence’s series of Mostly Mozart concerts, light opera productions and children’s outreach. Rob has also been involved in Powers Music children’s outreach programs, musical story hour, and children’s operas, (Wolf and Huntsman in Little Red Riding Hood, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, the Narrator in Winnie the Pooh, and Narrator in Peter and the Wolf. Rob has sung a variety of roles with Boston University Opera Theater, including Don Giovanni and Masetto in Don Giovanni, Shaunard in La Bohéme, and Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi. Other notable engagements include soloist appearances, Mozart Requiem and Handel’s Messiah with Rensselaer Polytechnic Chorus, Haydn Creation with Buckingham Browne and Nichols Chorus, Haydn War Requiem with Somerville Chorus, Duruflé Requiem with Westboro Chorus, and Fauré Requiem with Old South Church. Rob has appeared in several recitals at Indian Hill Music, recently performing Finzi’s Earth and Air and Rain, French art songs of Duparc, Fauré, Debussy, Massanet & Gounod, and Music Theater selections and Jazz repertoire. Rob is cantor and director of music at Sacred Heart Church in Waltham, MA at the Sat 4pm Mass, and is a baritone choral fellow at Old South Church on Sunday 11am Festival Worship.
B.M., Vocal Performance, Drake University (Des Moines, IA); M.M., Vocal Performance, Boston University (Boston, MA)