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Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing
Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 8 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop and ascend voices. Stacey has recently been named as the Director of Artistic Collaboration for ascend voices.
Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students.
Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College auditions. Her students have performed in nationally known rock bands, been accepted into College music programs, they have been members of the May festival Youth Chorus, the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, and have traveled to Europe with competitive touring choirs.
Stacey's operatic performing credits include Autumn in Charles Halka's Layover with NANOworks Opera, the Mother in Amahl and Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the College-Conservatory of Music , Mimi from Puccini's La Boheme in the CCM's Opera scenes program, Donna Donna in P.D.Q Bach's The Abduction of Figaro , 1st Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Juno in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld all at the DePauw University Opera Theatre. Other partial roles/scenes performed include Suzel in Mascangi's Lamico Fritz, Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.
More than just singing opera Stacey is known for her versatility as a classical singer regularly doing cross over work. She regularly gigs as a jazz/popular singer accompanying herself on the piano. Her musical theater performing credits include Mama in Everybody's Buddy: The Buddy LaRosa Story, Shelia in Hair with DePauw University, Ensemble/Soprano Soloist in Sweeny Todd, Sonia in Godspell with the Lakeside Players and Yonah in Children of Eden with the Lakeside Players.
Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Barbara Paver. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She studied with Caroline Smith and Stanley Irwin.
Stacey is originally from Florence, Kentucky and takes pride in impacting her home community through music.
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Stacey is known for adapting lessons for the individual. Each body is unique and thus each vocal instrument is unique. Stacey takes time to get to know each student and caters to their specific needs and goals. She believes in well rounded performers working often on dramatic intentions, overall professionalism, and stage presence. She also prepares her students with their audition packages and stresses the importance of regular performance. Stacey is a very open and caring individual but expects hard work from her students.
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Yamaha upright piano, Yamaha portable keyboard
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I have a portable keyboard. I expect a semi private space to teach.
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Opera, Broadway, Choral Vocals
Drum, Music Performance, Percussion
I am a student at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. I am studying Music Performance: Jazz Studies (drum set). I have been playing drums my whole life and I have been playing professionally since age 16.
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I am interested in making an individualized approach for each student, depending on the level of your ability. For beginner students we will be learning the essentials of reading music and learning about the drums. For more experienced students we will work on independence, reading, and session style playing.
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I teach lessons out of the Jazz Studies department at CCM. I have a room with 2 drum sets and sound equipment. For easy access to the lesson, park in the CCM Garage and go to level P1. Enter through the doors that say Mary Emery Hall and turn right. Room 1421
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Drumset - All Styles
English, ESL, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Spanish
Currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Voice Performance at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. Obtained a Bachelors degree in the same field from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, and another Bachelors degree in ESL from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. Has performed a variety of roles in Puerto Rico, Cincinnati and Canada, including Count of Lerme in Don Carlo, Dr. Cajus in Falstaff and Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring. Possesses a vast choral experience from Puerto Rico and Cincinnati. Very eager to teach healthy vocal technique to passionate students, not only in operatic style, but popular music and musical theater as well. :)
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I will show a solid, healthy vocal technique with the use of breathing exercises, Alexander Technique to correct posture issues, improve aural skills and by communicating knowledge of what it takes to sing well.
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Books on Vocal Technique
Acting, Child Acting, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Theater Acting, Vocal Training
I offer voice lessons in a variety of styles from rock to classical. I teach a basic healthy technique that can be applied to any style of singing. I strive to make lessons challenging as well as fun. I also offer lessons in beginning piano and acting.
Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Upright Bass
P.J. C., double bassist, received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Homer Mensch, Timothy Cobb and Albert Laszlo. As an orchestral bassist, P.J. has performed in concert halls all over the world including China, Denmark, Japan and major U.S. venues. He is a member of the Dayton Philharmonic and a frequent sub with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A committed chamber musician, P.J. participated in Denmark's Thy Chamber Music Festival as well as the Kennedy Center's fifth anniversary of The Conservatory Project, where he collaborated with the classical fusion trio, Time for Three. As an educator, P.J. began his first year as adjunct double bass professor at Capital University. Outside of the classical realm, P.J. passionately explores other genres of music through various bands and small ensembles as well as his bass duet, Low Bros.
Lessons are structured around strengthening aural skills and establishing technical proficiency on the instrument. Using a classical background, lessons can focus on any genre of music or style and be adapted to the needs of students of all ages and ability levels.
Acting, Broadway Singing, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice, Vocal Training
To begin, I am a professional Opera Singer that continues to pursue a career in singing. I have sung on many of the world's greatest operatic and symphonic stages.
I have a Bachelor's of Music, a Master's of Music and I initiated my Doctorate of Music at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied with the late, great baritone, Andrew White.
Right out of college I was whisked away to become an apprentice with San Francisco Opera and the rest is history. I have enjoyed a great collaboration with our own Cincinnati Symphony, May festival, and Opera Company as soloist for many years in addition to my International accomplishments.
I owe a great deal of my success to Maestros James Conlon and Jesus Lopez-Cobos who gave me my start when I was an undergrad in college. I also owe a great deal of gratitude to the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nippert whose generosity helped to jump start my career.
During the past fifteen years I was privileged to have sung in prestigious houses, for Kings, Queens, Duchesses and members of our own Supreme Court as well as other notable dignitaries.
I have been influenced by some of the greatest operatic voices in the business. They include Regine Crespin, Hans Hotter, Elizabeth Soederstroem, Christa Ludwig, Placido Domingo, Andrew White and Evelyn Reynolds. My philosophy about singing is an amalgamation of all the terrific ideas and tools I have gleaned from them over the years. I am fortunate enough to have dipped a toe in the end of the golden era of singing and my wish is to continue to uphold the excellence in singing and performing that I have learned from the above Masters.
I am equally comfortable teaching opera, musical theater, jazz, country and pop music.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."