Piano, Singing, Acting, Music Theory, Opera Voice
For seven years now, Samantha has combined her love of music with her passion of cultivating an understanding and affinity to music in others by maintaining a private voice and piano studio for all ages and levels. As a performer herself, Samantha understands what it is like to be a student. Therefore, she makes it a goal to create a warm and nurturing environment while simultaneously challenging and daring her students to reach beyond what they think is possible.
A current voice student wrote this about Samantha:
"I love taking lessons with Samantha! She really has a lot of patience and works well with my voice. She doesn't give up on helping me reach notes, and makes me realize that I can do more with my voice than I would expect. She has developed my voice in the best way possible. I look forward to every lesson with her!"
In addition to teaching, Samantha maintains an active performance schedule as an opera singer. Described as being “silver-voiced,” soprano Samantha G. recently relocated to Los Angeles, where she is on the roster for LA Opera’s Education and Community Programs, and a regular soloist with Opera on Tap – Los Angeles. Her role as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) marked her professional debut at the Stocker Arts Center in Lorain, Ohio in 2006. Most recently, Samantha had the unique opportunity to create the role of Clio the Singer in the world premiere of Charles L. Mee’s Orestes 3.0: Inferno with City Garage Theatre in Santa Monica, CA.
Samantha completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music and her Master of Music Degree from Temple University. In April, she will be performing Anne (A Little Night Music) with Independent Opera Company in Los Angeles. In June, she will be performing in the inaugural performance of Vineyard Touring Opera’s new Script to Score series in South Pasadena, Claremont, and Santa Monica. In this unique performance project, Samantha will portray the role of Blanche in scenes from Victor Hugo’s Le roi s’amuse followed by the corresponding scenes from Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto in which she will be singing Gilda.
Film Acting, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Algebra, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Elementary Math, English, Geometry, History, Language, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Pre Algebra, Reading, Speaking Voice
I fully enjoy teaching music and theater to others and spreading the art of performance, reaching out to all generations. I believe in customizing every lesson to be unique for my students in a way that will serve their individual needs. I teach with patience and encouragement and believe that students prosper and improve much more from a positive experience. My lessons are intended to be fun and influential in a positive light that can lead to a rewarding career, hobby, or just for personal enjoyment!
Every since I was a little girl, I have been devoted to the arts. When I began college, I knew that music was my path. As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I recieved my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women the Musical, Seussical the Musical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer at churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to perform and study music because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it.
With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!
Film Acting, Improv Acting, Method Acting, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Elementary Math, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
I would consider myself a lifelong student of the humanities. I have been in continuous study of piano, voice and the performing arts since I was 4 years old. Growing up in a very musically enthusiastic house I had all the support from the beginning with my endeavors. During my years at Emory & Henry College I studied all aspects of the arts while achieving a degree in Musical Theatre. I have had the privilege to be able to perform for President Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul II, and many Broadway stars such as Evalyn Baron (Les Miserables) and director John Giampetro. I have also traveled to South Korea where I spent about 15 months teaching English, theatre and music to a vast amount of students ranging from the age of 3 to 50+. In my post undergraduate studies I have partaken in conservatory classes at the Shakespeare Theatre and Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. Currently I sing with the Emmanuel Church Choir and Chamber Choir at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kempsville, Virginia. There I am also involved with the hand bell choir, Joyful Noise and I am the Music Teacher at Emmanuel Day School for Pre-K students. I was accepted into Old Dominion University and started my studies this summer to receive my B.M. in Music Education in 2015. At ODU I was invited into the University Choir and Madrigal Singers, both with scholarship.
Guitar, Improv Acting, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Theater Acting, ACT, Acting, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Elementary Math, English, History, Language, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Pre Algebra, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Science, Songwriting, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Test Prep, Trombone
My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 24 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have performed in operas, musicals and plays in San Antonio and I have sung at Carnegie Hall in New York. I studied voice with Herald Stark and guitar with David Underwood. I have led a professional singing group and a professional dance troupe. I have composed choral music which has been performed in San Antonio and entered into international competitions. I have spent years learning techniques to help students sing in tune and learn how to read music. I have experience teaching students of all ages from 3 year olds to adults. I teach students from Northeast San Antonio, Selma, Schertz, Live Oak, Universal City, Cibolo, Bracken, Garden Ridge, Converse, Marion, Seguin and New Braunfels.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting
If you want to learn piano, voice or guitar basics, this is a great place to start! I am available to teach at a student home and I can teach at any age or level. I like to have fun while encouraging a student to work and study hard to gain a strong foundation in music. I have my B.A. in music and I have studied at the graduate level. I am a professional singer and stage performer, I play piano and sing at churches and weddings, and I also have a rock band! Whatever your interest in music, whether you just want to learn a couple of songs on the guitar or you would like to become a studied and versatile musician, I can help you achieve your goals.
Guitar, Improv Acting, Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the house, in the yard, in the classroom. That is perhaps why I identify so well with the young people who gather so much enjoyment from "just singing" at every opportunity. I studied professionally for over 10 years with renown soprano and voice teacher Sylvia Jensen, who was instrumental in the enhancement of my vocal knowledge and technique. She is now the Director of Education for the Miss Ohio pageants of the Miss America competitions, elevating many young ladies to the national spotlight. At age 14, I auditioned for, and was added to cast of a network television variety program, "The Gene Carroll Show", that was a television institution for over 30 years in the midwest. I was a featured performer on that program for over 7 years, all the while perfecting the art of "playing to a camera." This experience was invaluable, and the knowledge I gathered is now included in my curriculum. I also began performing a solo act in the nightclub circuit at the age of 15, performing up and down the "northcoast" from Cleveland, OH, (my home), to Erie. PA. At a very young age, I learned the difficult art of choosing musical material and pacing a show; also adapting to performing under a myriad of conditions with a vast array of musical accompaniment. After graduating college with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, I assembled my own band, and took to the road. That experience eventually brought the act to Las Vegas in 1982. Over the years my show has been a staple in major casino cabarets in Las Vegas, and all over Nevada. Since my first engagement at The Landmark Hotel in the early 1980's, I have literally been up and down the famed Las Vegas Strip many times over. The Desert Inn, The Dunes, The Stardust, The Maxim, The Tropicana, New York New York, Mandalay Bay, MGM, Bally's, The Flamingo, The Imperial Palace, The Four Queens, The Golden Nugget, The Fremont, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and a three year engagement at The Riviera. My show is truly comprised of musical variety; classics, showtunes, jazz, rock, blues, r&b, country. Even a presentation of "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera, that I perform in full costume. It is this ability to successfully deliver an extensive repertoire that I am enthusiastic about passing along to the next generation of entertainers.
I have been truly blessed in my career to have experienced so many highlights; too many to document. From winning an understudy roll in the Broadway Musical "Platinum" starring Hollywood actress Alexis Smith, to performing our National Anthem at events ranging from Major League Baseball to ESPN Boxing to receptions for major dignitaries, to recording 7 albums and a full-length video, to being asked to perform for Mr. Frank Sinatra at the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament, I have lived a full life on stage, learning and absorbing every bit of knowledge gathered along the way.
Now it is my desire to escalate my status as an educator to a more "one on one" experience; availing myself the opportunity to pass along that wealth of knowledge to individual students who aspire to enjoy the entertainment profession as I have, providing them with the skills needed to successfully compete. Or, should it be their choice not to pursue entertainment as a vocation, to gain a working understanding of all facets of their instrument so as to gain a better appreciation of music. Whatever the goal of the student, I feel that I am equipped to provide them with the tools needed to achieve that goal.
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