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Alex R.
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I am a professional opera singer and have studied diction and languages for 12 years. I have a special musican’s ear for the subtleties of language and a lot of tools to help you reach your communication goals in speaking American English! As someone who is often performing in other languages myself, I am personally acquainted with the challenges of mastering pronunciation and accents and I am excited about sharing what I’ve learned in my own journey with others. I like to think of this more as "accent acquisition" as opposed to "accent reduction" - we all have an accent! My goal is to help you speak English clearly and comfortably so that you can communicate with others with confidence.
About Alex R.

Hi there! My name is Alex; I've been a professional opera singer for over 10 years and I have a passion for the voice as a tool of communication and expression. I love languages and have had the opportunity to sing in many for my job (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and more!), which entails not only knowing how to pronounce the sounds of the languages and know what I'm singing about, but also know how to be expressive in a different language. I'm here to give you some of the tools I use when mastering pronunciation and communication in a new language to hone your own English clarity and confidence, whether English is your 1st, 2nd, or 6th language! I also love helping singers and non-singers alike learn how best to use this amazing instrument we all carry around with us every day. I focus on vocal support and health, projection, and vocal and mental clarity, all of which will help you sing or speak with confidence and purpose. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Alex is extremely knowledgeable and is great at working with you at your level of ability.

Posted Nov 8, 2021
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Well educated in the subject and enthusiastic to teach it! Excellent energy as well -- highly recommend!

Posted Sep 23, 2021
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well explained !

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Experience
Private Speaking Voice Teacher
Jan 2019 - Present
TakeLessons
Private Accent and Diction Teacher
Jan 2019 - Present
TakeLessons
Private Voice Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Freelance, TakeLessons, and more!
Private English Tutor
Jan 2011 - Present
Freelance!
Opera Singer
Nov 2009 - Present
San Diego Opera
Opera Singer
Aug 2009 - Present
Freelance!
Education
Artist Diploma in Opera Performance
Sep 2014 - May 2016
Boston University
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Sep 2007 - May 2011
Point Loma Nazarene University
Languages
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Awards
Finalist
Aug 2020
McCammon Voice Competition
Winner
Jun 2017
Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego
First Prize
Oct 2013
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, San Diego Region
Affiliations
Opera America
May 2018
OPERA America draws on resources and expertise from within and beyond the opera field to advance a mutually beneficial agenda that serves and strengthens the field through programs in the following categories: Creation: Artistic services that help artists and companies increase the creativity and excellence of opera productions, especially North American works; Presentation: Opera company services that address the specific needs of staff, trustees and volunteers; Enjoyment: Education, audience development and community services that increase all forms of opera appreciation.
American Guild of Musical Artists
Oct 2009
An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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