Originally from New York City, music has always been one of my passions and I was hooked from the moment I had my first piano lesson at 7 years of age. I went on to study with excellent teachers which included a scholarship to the Greenwich School of Music in Greenwich Village. During those years I also met my first drama teacher, Gertrud Schattner, a Viennese actress who was one of the founding members of the National Association of Drama Therapy in the United States. She instilled in me a love for musical theatre and prepared me to audition for the High School of Performing Arts, which was portrayed accurately in the original movie "Fame" (1980). I received a rigorous and thorough training there in theatre, voice, and movement and have since gone on to perform and to give instruction in acting and singing.
For the past eleven years I have been the Creative Arts and Choir Director at New Beginning Church, as well as a praise and worship leader with the band. During these years I have taught and directed youth and adults in musical plays, choral and solo singing. My goal is always to help bring out the best in their voices and performances.
I especially enjoy coaching students who are preparing to audition for entrance into performing arts schools, theatrical roles, or talent scout searches. I believe that anyone who is properly trained will be amazed at how beautiful their voices can become. It gives me a great deal of joy and satisfaction to see students expand and improve their vocal and performance abilities beyond what they thought possible.
*** Lesson Details ***
I begin by teaching the basics for good vocal care.
I then guide the student through simple but powerful exercises that will help strengthen their voices.
Lessons are then tailored to the student's level and goals.
I believe that discipline is vital to progress and so I will encourage consistent and regular practice. However, I especially encourage my students to come ready to have fun while learning!
*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student
Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest
feedback rating from students.(1) Theatre - Musical theatre; Method Acting
(2) Voice - Contemporary, Broadway, and Christian music.
My daughter has been taking lessons now for about 2 months with Angelica, she is a great teacher, very professional, and has an amazing voice, and very passionate at what she does. My daughter is super exited every week and looks forward for her lessons, she really enjoys her class. Angelica is very amicable and loving person, and a good friend. Per Jasmin, she is very happy to have you as her instructor.
Angelica helped my daughter prepare for an audition and she went above and beyond to make sure Nadia was well prepared. She takes a genuine interest in your progress and goals and is your biggest cheerleader in reaching them. I will definitely use her in the future. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with her is very blessed. :)
Angelica is the absolutely best singing instructor we could have ever hoped for. She not only has an amazing voice herself but she is able to bring out the best in her students. She helped prepare Gaby for an audition and had helpful input in choosing the songs as well as the monologue. She was always positive and encouraging, she was with us every step of the way. She is not only a great teacher but also a great friend, Thank you Angelica, we love you!!!
My 9 year old daughter is really doing well with Angelica. The lessons have helped her self confidence when singing. I hear my daughter singing louder at home. My daughter gets excited for her lesson and is happy afterwards.