Alyssa Strand

Alyssa S.

Fremont, CA

About Alyssa S.

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Alyssa teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I have been teaching voice lessons for the past 5 years. Some of my students have performed in local productions such as Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella, and Fame. One of my students has also performed The National Anthem for two years at EBSL Championships as well.

I am able to help students learn how to sing classically and contemporary styles, work on stage presence and confidence, breath control for performance, and teach basic music theory as well.

I have also been conducting a children's choir at my church for the past 6 years. This choir has performed at local retirement homes as well as during special services for church.

I have performed at Carnegie Hall twice, as well as Lincoln Center. I have also had the privilege of performing with my choir with Andrea Bocelli at the SAP Center in San Jose in 2012. We will be performing with Andrea Bocelli again in June!

I am currently an undergrad at San Jose State University majoring in music education with an emphasis in voice. I am hoping to graduate by this coming fall, and then go straight into my teaching credential.

Photos and Videos

I was a panelist at CASMEC last weekend!

Experience

Vocal Teacher

Sep 2011 - Present
Alyssa's Voice Studio

This is where I currently work while I am teaching voice lessons. I have a piano as well as a heater in case it is cold, a mirror so my students can see what facial expressions they need to make for particular musical phrases, a bookshelf filled with my own repertoire that is appropriate for all age levels. I ask that my students bring a water bottle, a pencil, a binder with their music, and a recording device to all lessons.

Choral Scholar

Sep 2010 - Present
Centerville Presbyterian Church

I help with church choir rehearsals, as well as attend a separate ensemble rehearsal. This is more of a scholarship, and I get paid to sing! A choral scholar is expected to attend each rehearsal, be good mentors to those who are part of the choir, and sing every Sunday morning at the 11am service.

Children's Choir Director

Sep 2010 - Present
Centerville Presbyterian Church's CenterKids

For the past 6 years, I have been a children's choir director. I have been directing this choir since my senior year in high school. With this choir, I teach them the basics of rhythms, pitches, music games, as well as getting ready for performances at local retirement homes and for Sunday services. Many of the kids say that they absolutely love singing with this choir, and have become regular members of the church through this outreach.

Swim Coach

Mar 2013 - Jul 2015
Newark Bluefins

I was a swim coach for my local swim team. I use to swim competitively for 9 years, and then graduated from the team. My coach asked me to come back to coach the 8 and under boys and girls. It was an absolute joy to work with these kids, and I taught them the fundamentals of each stroke, the importance of teamwork and how to work together. In my first year of coaching, we took 3rd place at the EBSL Championship, and my swimmers won awards for beating records.

Education

Music Education with an Emphasis in Voice

Aug 2011 - Present
San Jose State University

Languages Spoken

Sign Language

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Panelist for CASMEC

Feb 2016
CASMEC

I received a certificate after speaking in a panel discussion for CASMEC (California All State Music Educator's Conference) about how to start up your own NAfME Chapter (National Association for Music Educators) at your college. I was able to work with other Collegiate Presidents from other colleges as well.

Awards

Junior Choir Director

Jun 2011
Andy Ehling

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education

Aug 2015
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

American Choral Directors Association

Nov 2013
ACDAlogo

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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2 Reviews on Alyssa S.

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Mindy F. Mar 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I am learning from Alyssa to get more comfortable and better with singing. she tries different analogy to help me understand the concept. :)
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Chuong N. Mar 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
2016/03/12 was my first singing lesson with Alyssa. On site I was welcome with a big warm smile which made me felt less nervous. I don't ever picture myself signing up for a singing lesson but I'm glad I did. She was very enthusiastic and very patience! I am really looking forward to continuing my singing lessons with Alyssa! If you're looking for a singing teacher, look no further!