Deanna Pond, mezzo-soprano loves to teach private voice lessons! Classical and Contemporary
styles are her favorites. She also directs choirs, teaches workshops and sings with Critical Mass,
a local group of professional musicians. Major contributors to her Classical style of teaching are
Richard Miller, Dale Moore, Betty Jeanne Chipman, and Clayne Robison, then more recently,
Gayle Lockwood, Melissa Cross and Matt Edwards in the Contemporary styles.
She especially focuses on enabling injured, inactive, or emerging voices to find a fluid,
functional coordination for singing in multiple styles, and balanced speech for vocations and
daily life applications.
Having been a Registered Nurse, her interest in the anatomy, physiology and acoustics of the
speaking and singing voice has led her to belong to the National Association of Teachers of
Singing, The Voice Foundation, The Acoustical Society of America, and the Pan American
Vocology Association. She energetically attends their professional meetings and symposia as
well as presents as opportunity allows. Science informs the art, musicality, efficiency and health
of the voice.
Her students sing in multiple venues across the valley and state, and have successfully auditioned
as performance majors at various colleges and universities. Treefort Music Festival in Boise has
included some of her students writing, creating electronic accompaniments, and singing
performances. Others have sung leads and supporting roles for Boise Music Week and other
Deanna holds an AS-Nursing from Ricks College, an undergraduate degree and master’s from
Boise State University, and a Certificate of Vocology from the National Center for Voice and
Speech at University of Utah. She also has certified in The Pumphrey Method of Music Training
and Amusia Therapy.