- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- May 2008
I earned my B.A. in Music with a minor in Italian Studies from Santa Clara University. I am currently getting my master's degree in education from Santa Clara University while working on a high school teaching credential. I have taught students from 5 year old to 70 year old and I studied classical singing with the most renown singers and teachers. I also had special training in music multiple times in Italy. I helped many people with pitch issues, tone quality, musicality, performance, and acting. My students were able to build their confidence; they turned from beginners to performers. I have performed with many great singers around the world and have experience singing in opera productions, choirs, solo recitals, to name a few. The knowledge my students get are the essence from not only all my musical experience, also all my teachers and colleagues' essence.
I set my expectations high for all students. Students are expected to learn all the assigned music and practice throughout the week. Music is fun but it also takes a lot of work. However, students' progress will vary. As long you are eager to learn, passion about music, diligent with the work, you will far exceed even your own expectations.
Most of my students improve tremendously in a short period of time. I not only teach them singing, phrasing, and language, but I stress vocal techniques, emotions behind music, acting in character, and performing as a professional.
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I have confidence in my teacher. I already learned a lot in my first lesson. I am looking forward to my second lesson and maybe many lessons later in future.
She got my voice flowing more smoothly in the first lesson! She really knows her technique and how to properly treat your voice :)
Was able to improve my vocals in one lesson! She seems very committed to helping me!
Cecilia was a quick study of singing level and able to connect well with our child to bring out his very best effort.
Great with kids. Tries to accomplish singing lessons in what the student likes to sing in which makes the lessons fun.
I'm male and sing baritone, but Cecilia's knowledge expands across all voices. Each week pushes you, and each lesson she is consistently helping me with my singing technique/habits. This challenging nature is exactly what you want in a private teacher in order to truly improve. Her skills and experience are also what made me choose her as a vocal coach. I will definitely continue to take lessons from her.+ Read More
Great teacher ! Enhance the lessons' interest by personal experience besides professional teaching. Also good at choosing songs that best fit for the student