Movie about a girl taught music by a rich recluse

I saw a movie when I was about 11 or 12 (I am 30 now). There is a young girl who loves to sing. She enters a singing competition. At the competition, a local, elusive rich bachelor hears hear singing. He tells her she needs coaching if she wants any shot at winning at the next level. He invites her to the his home for music lessons where he is an extremely demanding teacher. She goes to the competition…any I can’t remember if she wins or loses.


Anyway, the girl is about 15 in the movie. She’s poor. The man has black hair I think. It’s set in the mid 19th century. It’s been almost 20 years since I’ve seen this movie and I wish I could remember the name!

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