Joshua Arky
San Diego, CA
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Joshua Arky

Joshua A.

San Diego, CA
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I will tailor a curriculum based on your needs and availability. We will spend detailed time on each subject you are studying, focusing particularly on the subjects that are most difficult for you. I am patient, enthusiastic, and I love to teach! I will help you understand the concepts in greater detail and leave you feeling more confident with the material.

About Joshua A.

ACADEMIC TUTORING

I have years of experience teaching and tutoring students in a wide variety of subjects. I graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 2013 with a B.A. in Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development is a field combining elements of environmental science, policy, and economics, and seeks to find solutions to environmental problems through the intersection of these disciplines.

I love to teach and see the progress my students make. I am patient, enthusiastic, and sort of goofy. I find joy in helping others understand a subject, and I am dedicated to helping you achieve whatever you set out to achieve. Teaching is fun for me, and I strive to make the process fun, exciting, and meaningful for you as well!

I also have experience offering SAT and ACT test prep both privately and through Tried & True Tutoring, an esteemed organization in the field of test prep.

Send me a message if you're interested in getting started!

SINGING

I am a professional opera singer actively performing across the country. 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.

My performance career has included engagements with Virginia Opera, San Diego Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Central City Opera, Opera San José, Opéra Louisiane, Sugar Creek Opera, Caramoor Bel Canto Institute, Richmond Symphony, Aspen Opera, Green Mountain Opera Festival, and others.

I am passionate about the work I do and sharing my experience with others. I believe everyone is able to sing beautifully who is interested in doing so, and I hope to help any willing student with my on-the-job experience. I teach students of all levels and with a wide range of musical ambitions. My professional focus is opera, but I believe the principles of singing that I teach can be applied to many styles of music.

In addition to singing, I am an avid cook. I am especially interested (at the moment, at least) in the regional cooking of Italy, Mexico, and Thailand. A few years ago I wanted to combine my singing and cooking interests, so I created a recital called La cena è pronta, which has become a project near and dear to me. The special aspect of this food-themed recital is that while we perform the music, I prepare and cook dinner for the guests! It's a treat for everyone involved.

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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
Rima M.
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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
Rutvij D.
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Posted Apr 9, 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

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Experience

Tutor
Jan 2020 - Present

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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