Cassandra Cardenas

Cassandra C.

Phoenix, AZ

About Cassandra C.

Cassandra teaches: Ages 12 and up
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

Welcome to Studio C! I graduated with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, earning a Master of Music in Voice Performance. I also hold a Bachelor of Music from Arizona State University. An emerging opera singer myself, I sing with Arizona Opera in Phoenix and Tucson.

I am available for private voice lessons serving the Phoenix metro area in historic Central Phoenix. Students learn to let go of inhibitions, release tensions, find a natural voice, and let that voice grow. Studying both classical and music theater repertoire and techniques, students develop effective breathing, a supported tone, and an agile voice suitable for any genre of singing. Motivated students who have a musical background are most successful in my studio.

I'm pretty down to earth and strive to create a fun and encouraging learning environment. Lessons include breathing exercises, a variety of vocalizes aimed to strengthen the voice, kinesthetic exercises, repertoire in multiple languages, musical expression, and sight singing.

Also a violinist, lover of music theater, jazz, opera, all things DIY and outdoors, I offer a well rounded approach to music lessons. Dedicated students always love to meet my pet chinchilla after lessons too!

*** Lesson Details ***
Weekly 45 minute lessons are preferred, but can be customized to fit the student's needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Students should have access to a keyboard or piano at home to practice.

*** Specialties ***
Beginners through advanced; opera, music theater, jazz, and popular music.

Photos and Videos

"To get what you want" from the chamber opera The Necklace by Thomas Conroy San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2013

Experience

Voice Teacher

Mar 2014 - Present
Prestige Music Studio

I also teach voice lessons at Prestige Music Studio.

Chorister

Sep 2013 - Present
Arizona Opera

I sing in the chorus of Arizona Opera in current productions.

Education

M.M. Voice Performance

Aug 2010 - May 2012
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

B.M. in Voice Performance

Aug 2005 - May 2010
Arizona State University

Awards

Grant Recipient

Jun 2013
International Festival Society

Voice Departmental Award

May 2012
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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5 Reviews on Cassandra C.

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Danny F. Jun 19, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Cassandra is awesome! Comfortable atmosphere, honest feedback, great instructions. I'm already looking forward to my next session. Highly recommended!
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Mark T. Jun 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Cassandra has a knack for being informative and inspiring. Muy effectivo.
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Travis A. May 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I don't have much singing experience, but I have a lot of experience with elite coaches/teachers. Cassandra is second to none :)
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Tom C. Mar 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
As a choral singer, Cassie's instruction was just what I needed to expand into solo work. Lessons are always fun but balanced with stretching and challenging exercises.

A five star rating from me ...
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Andrew A. Dec 15, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Cassandra has a lovely and gentle way of encouraging the best out of her students. One of her strengths is her uplifting and positive reinforcement. Because she believes that singing is more an outpouring of one's soul, she will always do her best to make you feel comfortable as she engages you in singing and also as she engages you as a person.

I enjoy her as a teacher and also as a friend. I believe I will know her for the rest of my life and continue to take lessons from her as much as possible. I highly recommend her!
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