Amy Gillette

Amy G.

Glendora, CA

About Amy G.

Amy teaches: Ages 5 to 70
Teaching since: June 2002
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Hello!! My name is Amy G. and I have been singing professionally for over 20 years, and a vocal instructor for over 10 years. I teach all styles/genres of singing and am passionate about finding the gold and strengths in my students and bringing out their FULL POTENTIAL!!

Vocal Goals:
To€...
Develop free, uninhibited singing.
Enhance quality of tone for a desired sound.
Familiarize students with the piano.
Match pitch.

With...
Full, strong, breath & body support.
Clear diction.
Vowel dexterity.
Facial agility & upper-torso relaxation.

Performance/Musical Goals:
Develop boldness & energy.
Look & sound professional.
Expand the student's musical knowledge & repertoire.
Embrace & comprehend the musicality of vocal lines &
phrases appropriate to each piece.

Social Goals:
Create a polite & kindly atmosphere.
Dissolve the STRESS, allowing singing to be FUN.
Keep the student motivated.

Accompaniment options:
Melody line only/basic chords (when learning repertoire & vocal techniques.)
Pre-recorded tracks. (CD/Tape for practice & performance.)
Hire an accompanist. (For applicable lessons & performance.)

Practicing Goals: (Monthly Practice Schedule Handout)
Encourage consistency rather than length.

We will study proper breathing, placement, stretching your vocal range, posture, poise, vowels, stage presence, communicating the lyric of a song, connecting with your audience, song selection, voice type, ear training, confidence, mic technique, how to read music, music resources, building your repertoire, pitch, rhythm, how to choose a song, vocal exercises, proper technique, mouth placement, tone, and facial expressions amongst many others! The following is a current biography, but I will provide a teaching and performing resume upon request. I am also happy to provide samples of me singing! I do not have a website at this time, but I am working on having it set up very soon! I look forward to hearing from you!


"Amy most recently performed with Musical Theatre West's productions of the highly acclaimed, Sweeney Todd, directed by Calvin Remsburg, and Annie with Tony Award winner Andrea McArdle. She came straight from starring in a beautiful production of Godspell at the Candlelight Pavilion, and as Mabel in Performance Riverside's production of Pirates of Penzance. She had the pleasure of playing Josie Cohan in the world premiere of Academy Award winner Richard Sherman's new musical, Pazzazz! at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. She'™s traveled around the world performing with Norwegian Cruise Lines and Vox Lumiere, and locally with Orange County Opera and Enrichment Works Productions. Regional theatre: Mary in the Glory of Christmas (Crystal Cathedral), Johanna in Sweeney Todd(Starlight Bowl), Jenny in Company(Performance Riverside), Cinderella in Into the Woods(Candlelight Pavilion), Rosina in Barber of Seville (Orange County Opera), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (ITL Award), Sarah in Guys and Dolls (Candlelight Pavilion)."

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Experience

Professional singer/actress

Jun 1993 - Present
San Dimas Music

TEACHING RESUME

AMY G.



EXPERIENCE

10 YRS PRIVATE VOICE TEACHER PRIVATE STUDIO

4 YRS PRIVATE VOICE TEACHER VILLAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

PERFORMING ARTS CAMP/MUSIC DIRECTOR VILLAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

7 YRS PRIVATE/GROUP VOICE TEACHER ACADEMY OF MUSIC, UPLAND

AMERICAN IDOL CLASS ACADEMY OF MUSIC, UPLAND

GLEE WORKSHOP ACADEMY OF MUSIC, UPLAND

BROADWAY WORKSHOP ACADEMY OF MUSIC, UPLAND

1 YR PRIVATE VOCAL COACH CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL ACADEMY

2 YRS KIDS PERFORMING ARTS DIRECTOR CHRIST'S CHURCH OF THE VALLEY

2 YRS DIRECTOR OF ARTS CHRIST'™S CHURCH OF THE VALLEY

5 YRS ACTING COACH PRIVATE STUDIO



EDUCATION

AMERICAN MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ACADEMY LOS ANGELES, MICHEAL SARTOR

THE SANFORD MEISNER CENTER NORTH HOLLYWOOD, MARTIN BARTER

MUSICAL ARTISTS WORKSHOP GARY IMHOFF

CITRUS COLLEGE BEN BOLLINGER, DOUG AUSTIN

VOICE MARIANNA GIORDANO, CALVIN
REMSBERG, MICHAEL SKIDGEL





PERFORMING RESUME

AMY G.


HAIR: BLONDE EYES: HAZEL
HEIGHT: 5'™6 WT: 115

NATIONAL TOURS

-HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME PRINCIPAL SINGER VOX LUMIERE

WEST COAST TOURS

-PAZZAZZ (WORLD PREMIERE) JOSIE COHAN GRANADA THEATER

- BARBER OF SEVILLE ROSINA ORANGE COUNTY OPERA

-ELIXIR OF LOVE ADINA ORANGE COUNTY OPERA

-DOGGONE MUSICAL BARBARA/FIFI ENRICHMENT WORKS PRODUCTIONS
THEATER/REGIONAL

GODSPELL PRINCIPAL CANDLELIGHT PAVILION
PIRATES OF PENZANCE MABEL PERFORMANCE RIVERSIDE
SWEENEY TODD ENSEMBLE MUSICAL THEATRE WEST
GLORY OF CHRISTMAS MARY CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL
SWEENEY TODD JOHANNA STARLIGHT BOWL
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BELLE CCV PERFORMING ARTS
SECRET GARDEN LILY CCV PERFORMING ARTS
COMPANY JENNY PERFORMANCE RIVERSIDE
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM PRINCIPAL SINGER RIVERSIDE PLAYERS
GUYS AND DOLLS SARAH BROWN CANDLELIGHT PAVILION
INTO THE WOODS CINDERELLA CANDLELIGHT PAVILION
EVITA PERON'S MISTRESS SAN GABRIEL CIVIC LIGHT OPERA
EVITA PERON'S MISTRESS CANDLELIGHT PAVILION
SINGIN™ IN THE RAIN DANCER/SINGER MUSICAL THEATRE WEST
CINDERELLA CINDERELLA HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS
SOUND OF MUSIC LOUISA CANDLELIGHT PAVILION

CRUISE SHIPS
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES LEAD SINGER JEAN-ANN RYAN COMPANY

THEME PARKS
CHRISTMAS SHOW LEAD SINGER DISNEYLAND RESORT

TELEVISION/FILM
STARK RAVING MAD FEATURED SINGER NBC
GOODBYE LOVER FEATURED SINGER GOTHAM ENTERTAINMENT
HOUR OF POWER GUEST ARTIST LIFETIME

ORATORIO/VOICE OVER
HAYDN'S CREATION SOPRANO SOLOIST CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL
HANDEL'™S MESSIAH SOPRANO SOLOIST CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL
MUSIC EDUCATION CD'S STUDIO SINGER MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING

TRAINING
MUSICAL THEATRE GARY IMHOFF (CURRENT) LOS ANGELES
MEISNER TECHNIQUE MARTIN BARTER MEISNER CENTER, LOS ANGELES
VOICE MARIANNA GIORDANO, MICHAEL SKIDGEL, CALVIN REMSBERG
DANCE (JAZZ, TAP, BALLET) JOHN VAUGHAN, DEEJAY GRAY, LEE MARTINO

SPECIAL SKILLS
VOICE: HIGH SOPRANO/MIX (LOW G TO HIGH F)
DIALECTS: BRITISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, NEW YORK, IRISH, SOUTHERN
ABILITIES: MUSICIAN, VOICE TEACHER, VOICEOVER, GREAT WITH KIDS, FUNNY FACES!!

EDUCATION: AMDA (AMERICAN MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ACADEMY), MICHAEL SARTOR, CITRUS SINGERS, CITRUS COLLEGE.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
10 YRS PRIVATE VOICE TEACHER PRIVATE STUDIO
2 YRS PRIVATE/GROUP VOICE TEACHER UPLAND MUSIC SCHOOL
1 YR PRIVATE VOCAL COACH CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL ACADEMY
2 YRS KIDS PERFORMING ARTS DIRECTOR CHRIST'S CHURCH OF THE VALLEY
2 YRS DIRECTOR OF ARTS CHRIST'S CHURCH OF THE VALLEY
5 YRS ACTING COACH PRIVATE STUDIO

Education

Musical Theatre, Vocal Study

Jun 2002 - Jun 2014
American Music and Dramatic Academy

Certifications

Meisner Technique

Sep 2002
The Sanford Meisner Center, North Hollywood, CA

Awards

Inland Theatre League Award

Jun 2009
Inland Theatre League

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association

Jun 2001
Actors-Equity

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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19 Reviews on Amy G.

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Valerie M. Jul 7, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Amy is amazing. She understands how to reach and bring out the best in my daughter!
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Valerie M. Jun 29, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent singing lessons.
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Osmar M. Jun 26, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Hello, My name is Osmar Martinez.
If you are thinking on getting vocal lessons with Amy you will definitely won't regret it. I took lessons with Amy for 6 months. I was in need of vocal coaching due to big auditions I was going to have for several colleges' Musical Theatre programs (two of the best universities in Texas with Musical Theatre program to be exact) Abilene Christian University and Sam Houston State University. Amy helped me find my true voice and increase power into it. She has some great vocal tips with purpose of improving your singing. At first I thought online vocal lessons wouldn't work but at the end I was just glad I got to learn from her.
I apply every single tip she taught me into my daily vocal warmups and also into performing.
At the end I got accepted into both Universities. around 150 people audition for these schools and only 10 get accepted in each.
Now I am proud to announce that I will be attending a great school this coming fall starting my degree in Musical Theatre and even got a scholarship from the program. I thank Amy for her hard work, being part of this journey of auditioning for colleges with me and allowing me with great vocal coaching.

If I ever get a Tony I will mention Amy on my speech, Because of her now I am attending a great school to improve more than I already have with her.
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Mike Apr 9, 2016
Singing · Online
Amy is a wonderful teacher!
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Jim K. Mar 30, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
It was my very first lesson, but she got right to work. After a few questions, she was able to personalize my lesson to my background level. I enjoyed all of the exercises she presented, and the song I had prepared already sounds better after her critique. 30 minutes went by very quickly, and I already wish I had scheduled longer! Thank you Amy and I am looking forward to our next session ☺️
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Kenny H. Feb 29, 2016
Songwriting · Online
Verified Student
Honest , helpful, personable. Upbeat, very knowledgable. Communication skills. Excellent! I will recommend her to anyone looking to grow as a songwriter or vocalist.
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Shelby Martinez Feb 4, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson!
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Grace D. Jan 28, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Only one lesson so far, but very pleased. Thanks!
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Aneela D. Jan 14, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher
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Shaker T. Nov 29, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
It was great.