Alexandra Rodrick
San Diego, CA
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Alexandra Rodrick

Alexandra R.

San Diego, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate
As a writer, a lifelong student of foreign language, and a daughter of an English professor, I have long had a passion for working with people who are new to the English language, or who speak English as a second language and want to learn more!

About Alexandra R.

I am a professional opera singer with a love for languages. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors in Voice, and went on to study opera performance at the Opera Institute at Boston University. Since then, I've been working as a singer for over 10 years!

I have to sing in a lot of languages for my job, and I'm here to give you some of the tools I use when mastering pronunciation for your own accent reduction pursuits.

I am also a writer and lover of the English language (my mother is a lifelong English teacher), and love sharing this tough-to-master language with others.

A lot of the skills I have as a singer are so helpful for learning how to pronounce languages correctly AND how to support your voice to keep it healthy.

I can also help you in your own singing development and improvement! I can teach you basic and advanced technical exercises to increase your breath support, tone quality, and overall musicianship.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Aizhan
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This is my first time ever taking accent reduction class. I’ve completed three lessons so far and it has been very interesting. It has been useful to learn about the sounds of the language. My tutor Alex explains it well, provides me with exercises that I can do on my own, as well as practices with me during the class. It is nice to hear other people already noticing my better articulation, unbelievable. Thank you Alex, looking forward to completing the course with you!

Posted Jul 7, 2020
Vittorio A.
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Engaging and actionable. Great flexibility and willingness to personalize the work to align with my goals and level.

Posted Jun 12, 2020
Judy H.
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Excellent!

Posted Jun 5, 2020
Lulu S.
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She is the absolute best! She is super positive and encouraging and knows a lot about singing technique. She teaches really well! My one qualm is I think sometimes she should criticize a bit more, but I think this just shows her compassionate personality. Honestly she’s the best person ever, you will be so happy you chose her.

Posted May 25, 2020
Tommy
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Alexandra has been my vocal coach for years. I have gotten to watch her learn and grow in learning new languages and skills. I would recommend her!

Posted May 13, 2020
Nikki
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Great class!

Posted May 13, 2020
Karina
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Alexandra is great and very knowledgeable.
I am looking forward to my next lesson

Posted May 4, 2020
NYASIA
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SPANISH

Posted May 1, 2020
Zheng
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Alex is the best accent reduction/English teacher I've ever met.

I have tried to find private English tutors at least five times for over the last ten years. The previous experiences weren't great. All the previous teachers tried to teach me ways to pronounce phonemes and syllables, such as sit vs. seat. I didn't get a lot from those tutoring and none of those lasted more than one or two months.

I have been tutored by Alex for more than six months and expect to stick with her as a teacher for long time. I was a little doubtful during the first class when she customerized my need by letting me read a paragraph from a novel. It turned out to be the right way for me to train my English accent, as the right accent is not only about correctly pronounce each phoneme, it is actually for the purpose of conveying the meaning and emotion to listeners.

Alex is very well prepared for each lesson. She sent me all kinds of materials for me to reduce accent. Some are various formats of reading materils; others are details about how to form mouth/tongue positions for different vowels/consanants.

She has golden ears and can find out what is missing after I read a paragraph to her and then can focus on the area that I need improvement on.

It's been a great experience to study with Alex. I recommend her to everyone who need accent reduction.

Posted Dec 30, 2019
Halyna M.
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My lesson went great! Alexandra understood the concept that she should adapt to me. She provides excellent, clear answers and offered additional helpful information with the whole process of learning. I'm thrilled that she customizes my needs accordingly.
Also she has a great personality.

Posted Oct 1, 2019
Yan V.
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It was great, Alexandra is the best!

Posted Aug 8, 2019
Yan V.
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was great!!!

Posted Aug 8, 2019
Sharon
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Posted Jul 30, 2019
Randy
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I’ve known Alex as a friend and colleague and can highly recommend her as an efficient and compassionate teacher. Her ear and skills in multiple languages from operatic training makes a great asset in helping students towards an accent free speech pattern!

Posted Jun 19, 2019
Maya
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Alex's experience as a professional opera singer, singing in multiple languages, makes her especially qualified to teach accent reduction. She is patient, kind, encouraging, and uses innovative techniques to help her students get results in the real world. I would recommend her highly!

Posted Jun 18, 2019
Karin
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She is amazing! Her diction and pronunciation are perfect. Anyone could learn from her.

Posted May 19, 2019
Josh
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Alex is such a wonderful teacher. She's patient, smart, and clear in her direction. She brings so much experience to the table, and shares her knowledge in a no-nonsense, easy to understand way. I would recommend her to all!

Posted May 18, 2019

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Experience

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

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Winner
Jun 2017

Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego

First Prize
Oct 2013

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, San Diego Region

Affiliations

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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