Higher Voice Studio
Welcome to Higher Voice Studio
Where singers and performing artists of all ages, all levels and all styles develop and strengthen their voice, and cultivate their unique artistic expression.



Hilerie Klein Rensi
is a private voice instructor, coach and professional opera singer who recently moved from New York to Pittsburgh’s South Hills.  Over the course of her 20 year teaching career, she has taught over 1000 students who have ranged from professional rock singers to high school students looking towards a career in classical music. 

Most recently seen on Dance Moms, Hilerie's current and former students have performed on National Public Radio “From the Top,” Grammy Award Week Salute to Placido Domingo with Los Angeles Opera, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, On and Off-Broadway, Oprah, The Kennedy Center, on national tours, in Europe, on cruise ships and in regional and community theaters, nationwide.   They have performed with Gavin DeGraw, Wynton Marsalis, Collective Soul, Jason Mraz, Jo Dee Messina, Crosby, Stills & NashKing’s X, Fishbone, Hootie and the Blowfish, Journey, and in clubs, coffee shops, bars and campuses across the country. 

Her students have been accepted to classical, musical theater and contemporary music schools including Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, State University of New York at Fredonia, Manhattan School of Music, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Juilliard, State University of New York at Cortland, The Crane School of Music, Ithaca College, University of Southern California, UCLA, University of the Arts, Houghton College, Berklee College of Music, and summer programs including Interlochen Center for the Arts, Aspen Opera Theater, Aspen Music Festival, Binghamton University Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute, among others. 

They have won Presidential Scholar of the Arts Awards from the US Department of Education, National First Place in the Classical Singer Magazine Competition, First in Talent National American Miss New York Pageant, First Place Grand Prize Finalist at the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards, and The National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition, among many more. 

Hilerie’s students are rock singers, worship leaders, cantors, backup singers, country recording artists, cruise ship performers, opera singers, children’s musical entertainers, ministers, karaoke singers, musical theater performers, R&B artists, church choir members, singer/songwriters, and people who were always told they couldn’t carry a note in a bucket.  They are beginning singers to advanced and young to old.
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