Daniela Guzman

Daniela G.

Denver, CO
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Daniela delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2003

I hold a Bachelor degree in Vocal Performance and a Masters in Vocal Performance and Voice Pedagogy. Singing and teaching are my two passions! I am a classically trained singer with an operatic lyric soprano voice. Opera is my first love, but I also like and enjoy singing musical theatre, jazz and other contemporary genres. In fact, for quite a while I taught at a Berklee International Network School in South America, where jazz was the main emphasis of my students. I enjoy teaching students from any age and any background. From beginners to more advanced singers, as they all present some form of challenge and different rewarding experiences.
Coincidentally, I have come to teach mostly teenagers and young adults, sort of specializing in college audition preparation where %100 of my students who have applied to attend music school have successfully been accepted. Most of them under full tuition scholarships to pursue singing careers. Some of them are currently attending the University of Denver, CU Boulder, University of the Redlands, University of British Columbia, Universitat Mozarteum (Salzburg). However, I also have experience teaching senior citizens from a community choir and members from an all visually impaired choir. I have never encountered any major difficulty while teaching students with special needs. This experiences have actually made me become a better more creative educator.
My lessons are focused on healthy emission of the voice working on breath support and adequate placement of the voice according to the style. Once we have gone through a diagnostic and discuss the student´s goals, I prepare a routine of vocal exercises tailored for the individual needs and skill level of the student as well as negotiate on the repertoire that the student wants to sing.
If teaching in the student´s home, I expect for the student to have at least a basic music keyboard for pitch matching purposes. I also expect my students to practice in between lessons so that every time we meet we can add another layer of knowledge. This will bring gratification and fulfillment to both of us!

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Experience

Soprano soloist
Feb 2014 - Present
Opera Express

Full time professor of voice
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
San Francisco University of Quito College of Music (Berklee International Network)

vocal coach
Jul 2013 - Aug 2015
Voxnova community choir

Part time professor of voice
Sep 2009 - Aug 2013
University of the Hemisferes

Voice teacher
May 2012 - Oct 2012
Vozu choir

Voice teacher
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
Aledo High school

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2006 - Jul 2008
Texas Christian University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2001 - Jun 2005
University of Denver

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Teaching Assistantship
Aug 2006
Texas Christian University
Full tuition scholarship
Sep 2001
University of Denver

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6 Reviews

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Berenice Dec 2, 2017
Opera Voice · In studio

Dani is a really special instructor for me! She helped me realize how big my passion for singing was because, since the beginning, she has inspired me with her singing, passion, and knowledge. She was my teacher for 4 years and she prepared me to get into CU Boulder’s School of Music. With her guidance I improved not only my vocal technique, but my musicality, acting skills, languages, and every single aspect that a singer needs to be a professional artist. She was really specific and patient about my growth as an opera singer and she always helped me find the perfect repertoire for me. I can say that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for her. Dani saw the best in me even when I didn’t, and I am still learning a lot from her.

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Amalia Nov 26, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Daniela has been my favorite vocal trainer so far. Besides her expirience and knowledge about the voice, she took time to really listen to my voice and identify things I was doing wrong, or things I did not even know how to do. She empowered me so much that now I actually use my whole body to sing, and I also feel more confident to do challenging things, with my voice, with no harm. I feel that there is a before and after, in my voice, thanks to Daniela as my teacher.

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Oliver Nov 23, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Dani is really the best instructor ever. When I started taking lessons with her my goal was to prepare for a college audition. Immediately she helped me identify where I could improve my technique and offered a variety of exercises that suited me best. She is familiar with tons of classical repertoire as well as jazz and popular songs. I really enjoyed that she made my lessons challenging enough to help me grow musically, but always working on something within my reach. She also has many incredibly useful performance hacks to help get out the best of you when its time to be on stage. I am happy to say that all the time and our hard work was well spent. After I auditioned for the college I wanted I received not only the acceptance letter, but also a near full tuition musical merit based scholarship. Thank you so much Dani!

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Abigail Nov 22, 2017
Opera Voice · In studio

Daniela is an amazing teacher, she has an extensive knowledge of technique and a lot of experience with male and female voices. She will always know how to help you find your sound and how to bring out your personal contributions to the piece. She, as a great actress, has very useful tips to pump up you acting skills and presence on stage. She is creative, friendly and very approachable in case you need any extra help with anything. She was my teacher for more than 6 years and she always encouraged me to give my best. She trusted I could achieve my high goals and now thanks to her guide is that I was admited with a full scholarship in a music program at one of the top unuversities of the world.

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Valentina Lopez Nov 22, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Greatest teacher I’ve ever had and I’ve had many. My technique improved significantly in only a couple of semesters. Daniela got me to understand my body in a way that no other teacher had. She’s passionate and there’s always good vibes around her. The only one I really trust. 100% recomended!

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Ari Nov 18, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

I love Dani´s lessons. She is a great teacher. Very patient and explains everything with such passion. Dani is always very energetic and kind. She has helped me overcome my stage fright and gain self confidence in my performances!!!!

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