Vocal Music Instructor

Private Instructor | Musician Development | Performance Management

Charlotte Martin is a highly accomplished musician with extensive experience teaching students at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level. Well-versed in developing a unique curriculum based on skill level to address the fundamentals of music, various singing styles, composition, lyric progression, software production, breathing techniques, vocal placement, music interpretation, and vocal health. Creative instructor with expertise in voice and choral ensembles across opera, jazz, country, pop, and rock genres. 

  • Vocal Coach / Teacher

  • Vocal Curriculum

  • Learning Development

  • Songwriting & Recording

  • Lyrical Collaborations

  • Music Interpretation

  • Project Management

  • Musical Production

  • Programming Engineer

  • Industry Networking

  • Musician Management

  • Tour / Show Bookings

Read more about Charlotte's journey in the music industry and opening her voice studio.

Career Highlights

  • Bachelor Degree in Classical Voice and Piano, Focus: Opera, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston Illinois, IL

  • Performed in Operas on full scholarship with leading roles in “Hansel and Gretel”, "The Abduction from The Seraglio”, “Carmen”, "The Ballad of Baby Doe", "The Medium", and “Amahal and the Night Visitors”

  • Created record label, Dinosaur Fight Records, under Universal Distribution, releasing several albums

  • Signed to RCA Records with a multi-album, million-dollar contract, 2001 – 2005

  • Released two projects with RCA Records, composed, performed piano, and toured North America

  • Guest appearance on the CBS Morning Show, The U.S. Open, Fox, CBS, and local news affiliates around the U.S.

  • Featured performer for Clairol’s Yoga Festivals with Muriel Hemingway, 2004

  • Earned several song appearances on “So You Think You Can Dance” (The Dance, Veins, Every Time It Rains)

  • Appeared on the hit video game “The Sims”, and movies “Sweet Home Alabama” and “London”

  • Serve as a musical visionary and mentor, collaborating and co-working with musicians from diverse backgrounds including Carole King, Tiesto, The Crystal Method, Ben Lee, BT, Robert Schwartzman, and Tommy Tallarico

  • Co-produced 18+ album releases and worked as a programming engineer, consistently demonstrating skills with music sequencing software, identifying problems, and implement solutions before final performances

  • Successfully released and toured on nine projects independently to date through own Test-Drive Studios and record label, Test-Drive Records

  • Supported “Stop the Violence Campaign” by performing at Eve Ensler’s (Vagina Monologues) V-Day Event in New York City

  • Collaborated with Grammy winning composers including Craig Armstrong and David Campbell on multiple albums

  • Miss Illinois National Teenager and Miss Illinois National Teenager Talent Winner, 1990

  • Miss Illinois Teen USA, 1994

  • First Runner Up to Miss Illinois in Miss America Pageant and State Talent Winner, 1998