Joshua Arky
San Diego, CA
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Joshua Arky

Joshua A.

San Diego, CA
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Build confidence in your singing, and learn to sing more clearly, beautifully, and resonantly. Together we will focus on exercises and repertoire that strengthen and build flexibility in your voice. I am a professional opera singer, active performer, and avid teacher of voice. I'm certain that in our work together you will gain confidence in your singing, be it in the shower, in front of an audition panel, or on a big stage! I hope to hear you soon!

About Joshua A.

Hello! I am a professional opera singer, and have studied singing, languages, and diction for over 10 years. Over this time, I've trained my ear to hear the subtleties of language and music, so whether your goals are to communicate clearly in English, or to sing and/or speak with confidence, I am here to help! I love helping my students to feel more confident in their speaking and singing and to have some fun along the way.

I graduated from Columbia University cum laude with a B.A. in Sustainable Development, and then focused my music studies at Manhattan School of Music, where I received the President's Award and graduated with a M.M. in Voice. I have performed all over the country!

I am passionate about the work I do and sharing my experiences with others. I teach students of all levels and with a wide range of goals and musical ambitions.

If you are interested in singing lessons, I will share with you helpful (and sometimes silly!) exercises to build stamina, range, strength, and breath control. And without even realizing it, your musicianship will improve, too!

If you are interested in speaking voice lessons, I will draw on my years of experience as a singer to help you speak with confidence and clear pronunciation. You will find yourself communicating more clearly and your voice feeling better than ever :)

I look forward to meeting you!

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Dani Angel
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Great 1st lesson! Very skilled voice teacher! Already learning a lot.

Posted Jun 21, 2021
Nabeel
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Very encouraging and excellent communicator.

Posted Feb 10, 2021
Devon C.
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Great teacher. 6 stars.

Posted Feb 9, 2021
Eric Y.
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While I was skeptical at first about the effectiveness of online vocal instruction, I decided to take singing lessons with Josh to pass the time during the COVID lockdown. What I received went far beyond my expectations, as Josh went out of his way to offer me a tailored experience centered on the vocal techniques I wanted to train. Josh had great energy, great communication, and great analogies - highly recommended!

Posted Jan 10, 2021
Darius H.
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Joshua makes every lesson exciting and educational. He's very encouraging and creates a productive yet safe space, which allowed me to feel comfortable in my not so excellent singing moments. I am absolutely amazed by the grow he's helped me achieve in such a short amount of time.

Posted May 21, 2020
Leslie Antoine-Frank
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My 12 year old daughter looks forward to every lesson, because each lesson is unique and inspiring. He is patient and knowledgeable. He brings out the best in my child.

Posted May 14, 2020
Evie M.
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Evie loved her lesson and can't wait for the next one!

Posted Apr 27, 2020
Rutvij D.
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Loved Joshua.
He has helped me immensely in just a matter of 3 weeks. I look forward to improving based on his suggestions and we can then start our classes back up.

Thanks again Joshua :).

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Cherise
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Josh is a wonderful voice teacher who happens to also be an amazing human being. I feel comfortable enough to take risks and grow in my voice every time we have a lesson together. He has truly helped me expand as an artist and learn new information about singing!

Posted Jan 4, 2020
Leya
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Josh is such an amazing and caring teacher! Singing can be a vulnerable thing, especially when you are working on parts of your voice that need improvement and might not currently sound the best. However, Josh really made me feel comfortable when we were working on those parts of my voice and I could definitely see improvement even within the span of an hour! He is very knowledgeable when it comes to all the exercises that help you bring your sound forward, sing without tension and control your breathing. His enthusiasm for teaching is incredible and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants try classical singing!!

Posted Dec 30, 2019
Anthony
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An awesome teacher that makes me feel self assured and excited to work on the next level of singing! Very positive but also constructive, encouraging me to grow. Incredibly experienced performer as well

Posted Dec 30, 2019
Noelle
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Josh is an amazing, enthusiastic voice teacher! He knows so much and is very kind and patient. He meets you at whatever level you’re at and is encouraging and inspiring.

Posted Dec 29, 2019
Devon C.
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Posted Jan 27, 2021
Rima M.
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Posted Apr 27, 2020
Rutvij D.
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Experience

Tutor
Jan 2020 - Present

Tried & True Tutoring

I work as a tutor, primarily serving high school students preparing for the SAT and ACT exams. My tutoring takes two forms: one-on-one sessions with students and group classes.

Sacristan (Tosca - Puccini)
Sep 2019 - Oct 2019

Virginia Opera

La cena è pronta
Aug 2019 - Sep 2019

(Independent production)

La cena è pronta ("Dinner is ready") is a recital that explores the many ways food enriches our lives, brings people together, and serves (sometimes) as our downfall. The musical selections range from Mahler, Vaughan Williams, and Duparc, to Bernstein, Porter, Sondheim, and more. And the special treat of this recital is that we prepare and serve dinner for the guests while performing the program!

Zuniga (Carmen - Bizet)
May 2019 - May 2019

Richmond Symphony

Ensemble (All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914)
Nov 2018 - Dec 2018

San Diego Opera

Leporello, cover (Don Giovanni - Mozart)
Oct 2018 - Nov 2018

Virginia Opera

Vincent Jones (Street Scene - Weill)
Sep 2018 - Oct 2018

Virginia Opera

La cena è pronta
Aug 2018 - Sep 2018

(Independent production)

La cena è pronta ("Dinner is ready") is a recital that explores the many ways food enriches our lives, brings people together, and serves (sometimes) as our downfall. The musical selections range from Mahler, Vaughan Williams, and Duparc, to Bernstein, Porter, Sondheim, and more. And the special treat of this recital is that we prepare and serve dinner for the guests while performing the program!

Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia - Rossini)
Jul 2018 - Jul 2018

Sugar Creek Opera

Jake Wallace (La fanciulla del West - Puccini)
Oct 2017 - Nov 2017

Virginia Opera

Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte - Mozart)
Sep 2017 - Oct 2017

Opera San José

Hidraot (Armide - Gluck)
Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

Opera NEO

Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart)
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

Point Loma Opera Theatre

Sergeant of Police (The Pirates of Penzance - Sullivan)
Mar 2017 - Apr 2017

Palm Beach Opera

Education

M.M. Voice
Sep 2014 - May 2016

Manhattan School of Music

B.A. Sustainable Development
Sep 2009 - May 2013

Columbia University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Rohatyn Great Promise Award
Jan 2016

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Regional Finalist, Eastern Region
Nov 2015

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Alexandra Hunt Endowed Vocal Scholarship
Sep 2015

Manhattan School of Music

President's Award
Sep 2014

Manhattan School of Music

U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
May 2009

Department of Education

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