Amy Gillette

Amy G.

Glendora, CA
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Music Recording

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We can reach your goals as a recording artist as we prepare you to record a few demo songs or even an entire album! With years of experience in the recording studio, as well as access to many recording studios and sound mixers, I can lead you through the process of getting your voice recorded step-by-step!
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About

Amy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 70

Teaching since:
June 2002

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

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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 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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25 Reviews

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Gracie Doan Oct 11, 2017
Singing · In studio

Absolutely wonderful! Would suggest to all

Jasmine Jun 7, 2017
Singing · In home

My lesson with Amy was awesome :) Looking forward to the next!

Diane S. Mar 22, 2017
Singing · In studio

I think we're off to a good start.

Moniq S. Mar 14, 2017
Singing · In studio

My daughter enjoyed her first lesson and is looking forward to the next one!

Brooke W. Nov 18, 2016
Child Acting · Online

She is amazing with my daughter ! Great experience.

Kelly K. Oct 11, 2016
Acting · In studio

Had our first lesson with Amy. My daughter loved her. She's extremely knowledgeable, makes her students feel at ease and gave my daughter great advice and pointers to improve.

Valerie M. Jul 7, 2016
Acting · In studio

Amy is amazing. She understands how to reach and bring out the best in my daughter!

Valerie M. Jun 29, 2016
Singing · In studio

Excellent singing lessons.

Osmar M. Jun 26, 2016
Singing · Online

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!

Jim K. Mar 30, 2016
Singing · Online

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

Honest , helpful, personable. Upbeat, very knowledgable. Communication skills. Excellent! I will recommend her to anyone looking to grow as a songwriter or vocalist.

Shelby Martinez Feb 4, 2016
Singing · In home

Great first lesson!

Grace D. Jan 28, 2016
Singing · Online

Only one lesson so far, but very pleased. Thanks!

Aneela D. Jan 14, 2016
Singing · Online

Great teacher

Shaker T. Nov 29, 2015
Singing · Online

It was great.

Katherine Dougherty Nov 19, 2015
Singing · Online

Very helpful! Made me feel very comfortable, I was very nervous. Looking forward to future lessons!

Jennifer C. Oct 16, 2015
Singing · Online

My name is Jennifer. I am 35. I am a beginner with music although I have taken choir from 7th through 12th grade in high school and participated in church choir until the last ten years. I have always dreamed of singing. I have been told I am tone deaf for years which caused me to give up my desire for quite some time. I started with Amy just a few weeks ago. I have seen a remarkable improvement. I am still struggling but have learned far more from her in just less than a month than I have learned with in my 6 years of choir. This says a lot due to the fact at one time I ate slept and breathed music. I just never could understand the mechanics and anatomy. I recently did the piece that I am working on with Mrs Amy to one of the few I confided in about my lessons and they were amazed at the difference (this would be one of the ones who said music is just not for me). I am blessed to have her as a vocal coach and would recommend her to anyone. I am not where I want to be yet but I am so blessed that I am not where I was. Thank you Amy!

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Osmar M. Oct 16, 2015
Singing · Online

She knows what she is talking about, she is helping me with having a more clear sound and my diction. She explained to me some anatomy which I think was really helpful in able to have a better sound. I am excited to keep working with Amy and learning more about singing. She is also helping me with auditions, choosing the right song. This was just our first lesson, I can't wait to see the progress I am about to make and the new things I will be learning with her.

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Dakota H. Oct 10, 2015
Singing · Online

She was great

Robert M. Jul 16, 2015
Acting · In home

Excellent teacher!

Danielle R. Oct 2, 2014
Singing · In studio

I have been trying to come up with the perfect words to describe this teacher but I can't find anything I feel is good enough, other than the words wonderful and amazing.The way she teaches, and just her presence alone just blows me away, and I couldn't be more thankful to have met her and have the opportunity of her teaching me. If anyone is meant to be a teacher,it would be this person. She is so gifted.. Believe me when I say, if you have any doubt about choosing the right teacher, look no further because you just found her.

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Lindsey C. Sep 24, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio

Amy has truly changed my life both as a performer and person.She helped me polish my vocal technique and singing methods, in addition to acting and audition coaching. She was very instrumental in helping me pick amazing audition songs and how to really give a memorable performance, even if it's just 16 bars at an open call! Before studying with Amy, I was a bit unfocused and rusty,now I am poised and confident in my singing abilities. Thank you Amy, you are an incredible and inspiring teacher!

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Jennifer O. Jul 6, 2014
Singing · In studio

Amy is the perfect teacher! She encourages and infuses her students with a feeling of success that makes you want to do more and continue to improve.
I had been having difficulty with vocal confidence and Amy helped me with that immediately. From the first session, I learned things about my approach to singing that I could correct and put to use at the very next opportunity. I have now have a voice because of Amy!
She is a fantastic Teacher and I highly recommend her to students of all ages!

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Kami V. Jun 17, 2014
Singing · In studio

Amy has been my teacher for about four years. I have taken lessons with many teachers but have stuck with Amy the longest because she's the best! I even drive an hour out to take lessons with her but she's worth it! She is so knowledgeable when it comes to music. I've never had anyone push me on a professional level like she has to make me the best singer I can be. I have grown so much vocally with Amy and now we have an awesome friendship! I highly recommend taking lessons with her!

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