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I have 10 years of experience teaching music to children, adolescents, and adults.
I graduated with honors from UC Berkeley's Department of Music, where I focused on musicology and vocal performance with countertenor Dr. Justin Montigne. As a member of UC Berkeley University and Chamber Choruses, I performed with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and the Berkeley Symphony.
The piano was the first instrument I learned, and I have studied it formally for the past 18 years. One of my areas of interests is piano pedagogy and retraining pianists who suffered from a piano-related injury. I received training in the Taubman Approach with Golandsky Institute's faculty Elizabeth Swarthout and John Bloomfield.
Most recently, I was a recipient of UC Berkeley's 2016 Mary Nunes Souza Award for my participation as a vocal coach and co-producer at Cal Opera Co. Furthermore, I claimed Second Prize in the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the 2016 NATS Student Auditions in the classical voice advanced-college division.
I travel regularly to San Francisco to coach voice with master teachers Ruth Rainero and Justin Montigne, and piano with Elizabeth Swarthout and John Bloomfield so that I can provide you the education and service you deserve.
* Lessons offered in English or Spanish.
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Launched a private music studio and recruited piano and voice students through community outreach and online presence. Retained and expanded client’s portfolio by providing excellent music coaching and customer service. Maintained active communication with parents and organized student recitals to showcase their progress.
Selected by UC Berkeley's Department of Music to attend an intensive writing and music criticism program under the guidance of top critics of major newspapers. Reviewed various professional performances on an overnight deadline and underwent private and public workshops with the writers' panel to improve the written work.
Envisioned and co-founded Cal Opera Company, a student-run music organization at UC Berkeley. Unified work relations among student leaders and mobilized the production staff by delegating tasks and responsibilities. Acted as a liaison between university administrators, faculty, and student staff. Recruited the cast and crew members and co-managed over fifty people during the production and final performance. Secured additional funds by researching and applying to grants.
World premiere of the musical drama "A Note Before I Go" by J. Sanders.
Musicianship and Music Theory tutor for undergraduate music students.
Partnered with youth to engage critically and creatively with issues of race and privilege through music workshops and a collaborative production of a mixtape. Attained new understandings of local Bay Area youth and community programs.
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.