D'Ana Lombard

D'Ana L.

Sunnyvale, CA

Lesson Details

Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Professional opera singer trained at some of the most prestigious opera houses in the country. I am eager to pass on my knowledge of good vocal technique, my love of singing, and of performing. Seeing my students get out and perform with confidence, poise, and the tools to succeed vocally is the best reward I could get from teaching. Let's get working toward whatever goal you may have from the lofty pursuits of auditioning for jobs to just being able to simply enjoy the sound of your own voice when you are singing at home with your family.

I am a current music teacher in the Bay Area and am happy to take on more students. The more people I can help, the better.
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About

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

Teaching since:
October 2016

I am a professional opera singer and current music teacher here through TakeLessons and in California. I have trained and performed in some of the most prestigious opera houses in the country. I do love performing but once I found teaching I realized how much joy I got from helping my students achieve their goals no matter how grand or how small. My honest opinion is that anyone can sing and that all should be given the opportunity to try!

As a vocal student, we will discuss what your goals are for our lessons together and what you hope to achieve in the long run. Students can expect improvements every week as you build upon the techniques and exercises I give you. I teach students to improve their breathing and tone production using the classical vocal technique and from there we will work on style and phrasing and overall performance of your piece. One common goal is to create a repertoire of songs that the student can call upon at any time to sing with ease.

Don't hesitate to ask if you would like to see my professional bio to get a better grasp of where I have worked in the country and the world.

My passions are Disney music, Broadway both classic and new, Opera, Pop, Contemporary Music, and really anything that can get your heart racing when you sing it. So let us get started on our musical journey! Looking forward to meeting you and to helping you unlock the singer you always had inside you.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Colorful Universe Performing Arts Troupe

At this location, I teach music and voice as well as public speaking and diction. I am in charge of both group classes and private voice lessons.

I am happy to receive new students through the school however as I work there as a contractor there will be a fee for going through the third party of the school.

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Opera Singer
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Houston Grand Opera

For two years I was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Program. A Young Artist within and American Opera House is a member of the company who performs roles and trains as a cover for the larger operatic roles and in return, the Young Artist receives voice lessons, coachings, language lessons, and a salary. These contracts normally last two years.

During my time in Houston, I had roles in The Little Prince, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute, and Rusalka and was the ready cover for Don Giovanni, Otello, Eugene Onegin, and Tosca. I also had the pleasure to work with Maestro Patrick Summers.

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Opera Singer
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Los Angeles Opera

During these two years, I was a member of the Los Angeles Opera Young Artist Program. A Young Artist in and American House is a member of the company who performs roles and trains as a cover for the larger operatic roles and in return, the Young Artist receives voice lessons, coachings, language lessons, and a salary. These contracts normally last two years.

In the two years I was at LA Opera I performed in Madama Butterfly, Lucia di Lammermoor; learned and/or covered the title role in Thais and Don Giovanni; and had the immense pleasure to work with Maestro James Conlon and Maestro Placido Domingo.

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Education

Master of Music
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
Mannes College
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
SUNY Purchase College

Languages

Italian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Metropolitan Opera District Winner
Sep 2016
Metropolitan Opera National Council
Gerda Lissner Second Prize
Jun 2016
Gerda Lissner Foundation
Sarah Tucker Study Grant
Apr 2015
The Richard Tucker Foundation
Eleanor McCollum Competition First Prize
Mar 2014
Houston Grand Opera

Photos & Videos

As Mimi in La Boheme with the National Symphony Orchestra

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As Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro with North Carolina Opera

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As Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with LA Opera

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As Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at LA Opera

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First Lady in The Magic Flute with Houston Grand Opera

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As Eva Crowley in An American Dream World Premiere with Seattle Opera
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Leah Aug 13, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

Miss D'Ana is an amazing opera singer and she is so kind and helpful. She has lots of experience and really knows how to build a voice. Take lessons with her and you'll certainly begin to notice your voice improving. She teaches you how to sing and how to master your stage presence. I highly recommend her!

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