Jonathan Silvia

Jonathan S.

Kirkland, WA

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About

Jonathan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2002

Jonathan has been teaching and performing professionally as a full-time job since 2004. He has a degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy (specifically, the teaching of lessons) and study at the graduate level, but also years of experience practicing his art at the highest levels. He draws on his real-world experience to teach at every level, and applies to every style and walk of life.

Jonathan teaches in the classical music genre, drawing heavily from the Old Italian School (a.k.a. "bel canto") technique, mixed with modern science and technology. He takes the most complex concepts and breaks them down so that anyone can understand and apply them. All his students learn to sing healthily with good breath support, with freedom, and with ease -- along with some Italian pronunciation.

Since proper technique is universal, Jonathan teaches all levels and voice types.

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Experience

Music Freelance
Jan 2004 - Present
Self

Jonathan has been earning his living as a freelance musician for over a decade.

Education

Master of Music in Voice Performance
Sep 2004 - Jun 2005
University of Washington, Seattle
Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy
Sep 1998 - Jun 2003
Lawrence University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Regional Finalist
Mar 2010
Metropolitan Opera National Committee

Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists
May 2008

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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