Jonathan Baltera

Jonathan B.

Las Vegas, NV

About Jonathan B.

Jonathan teaches: Ages 10 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2001
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

All of my past experiences lead into my real passion: Teaching. Whether it's conducting throughout Europe or singing as featured soloist with the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra and Oregon Symphony, I use past experience to teach students about musical and healthy singing techniques. I am currently a Doctoral candidate at UNLV. I am excited to incorporate new instructional techniques into my teaching that I learned from conventions and coursework.

Most of all, I believe that singing should be a fun expression of yourself. It should be an outlet for creation no matter the skill or age level of the singer.

I hold a Master of Education degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where I specialized in Secondary Vocal Music. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting) from Oregon State University. I am an active choral director and singer in the Las Vegas Valley and sing opera semi-professionally.

*** Lesson Details ***
Breathing is the key to singing and speaking. After a few months in my studio, a student will know how to sing healthfully and on the breath. If a student wants to focus on more popular styles like rock, pop, or country, I can instruct you on the best ways to maintain vocal health and increase the power, range and agility of your voice. If a student wants to sing in one of the major Classical languages (Italian, German, or French) I have extensive training in the pronunciation of each.

I have taught singer/songwriters how to convey their creative images. I have also taught adult singers how to contribute more of their own sound to their community or church choirs. All doors are open for a healthful singer!

*** Studio Equipment ***
extra room with piano, recording equipment, seating

*** Travel Equipment ***
All a student would need is a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Classical and operatic voice, popular genres including Rock, Pop, and Broadway.

*** Choir Opportunity ***
Check out the Battle Born Chorale for the choir that I conduct here in Las Vegas.

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Experience

Music Teacher

Aug 2015 - Present
Clark County School District

Opera Singer

Jan 2011 - Present
Freelance

Voice Instructor

Jan 2011 - Present
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Education

Doctorate in Musical Arts

Jan 2011 - Present
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Master's of Education in Vocal Music

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Bachelor's of Arts in Music

Sep 1999 - Dec 2007
Oregon State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Jan 2010
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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4 Reviews on Jonathan B.

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Chris B. Mar 29, 2015
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The first lesson was a great time. I'm learning and doing things I never did before.
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KathyV Jan 6, 2012
Very happy with these lessons

I'm so glad I started taking these lessons. I'm learning a lot, and singing is becoming more and more comfortable and enjoyable. I especially appreciate the emphasis on healthy singing.
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KristyD Jun 10, 2011
what a great time

The classes that Jadelan is taking are great! She has been learning a lot of things she needs to know. It's very nice to have Mr. Jonathan as Jadelan's vocal teacher.
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HeatherE May 23, 2011
Jonathon is a fantastic teacher. He is both a great singer and teacher. He is truly top of the line.
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