Samantha G.

Samantha G.

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Van Nuys, CA

About Samantha G.

Background Check: Last verified 09/04/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

For eight 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,” Samantha most recently made her professional symphonic debut with Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). Last September, Ms. G-Y performed the role of Yum-Yum (The Mikado) with Pacific Opera Project. She has also performed roles including Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), and Anne (A Little Night Music).

Samantha completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music and her Master of Music Degree from Temple University.

*** Lesson Details ***
One of my strengths as a teacher is that I can easily cater and adjust to the needs of the student and their learning processes. I formulate my lesson plans according to the level, experience, and goals of the student. Each lesson is extremely personalized and highly individualized to maximize the potential success of the student during our time together.

Research has proven that performing music is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right portions of the brain simultaneously. Towards this end, my teaching places equal importance on developing a strong technique all while nurturing creative instincts.

All ages and levels are welcomed!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach out of my beautiful home in Van Nuys where I have a 7-foot Schimmel grand piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I may be able to provide music for certain pieces. I expect students to have access to a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I am of the opinion that all students of singing should be initially taught a voice technique based upon the classical or bel canto style of singing. Once a firm technique is established, students can then branch off into other styles of singing such as musical theater or jazz. With my knowledge and skill of vocal pedagogy, I will be able to guide them into this transition as well as impart the correct tools that will insure years of healthy and enjoyable singing.

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Education

Master of Music Aug 2008 - May 2010
Temple University
Bachelor of Music Aug 2004 - May 2008
Cleveland Institute of Music

Languages Spoken

French Limited Proficiency
German Limited Proficiency
Italian Limited Proficiency

Awards

Semi-Finaliast May 2014
Classical Singer
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4 Reviews on Samantha G.

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Justinne F. March 6, 2014
Awesome

She's very patient and will help nurture and utilize your own individual voice and sound!
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YolandaF1 May 22, 2012
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Samantha is a very good teacher. She gave good suggestion on how to use your fingers correctly and how to read the notes.I highly recommend her to others who are beginners like me. She is also has angelic voice.Thanks Samantha for your patience.
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YasmyneM May 17, 2012
Great Instructor

Samantha is a fabulous teacher. My kids loves their lessons and I'm quite pleased with how they are progressing.
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JoanneA March 5, 2012
Good

She's a fine teacher.