Rebecca Steinke

Rebecca S.

Carlsbad, CA
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Rebecca delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 1990

Master of Music Education, University of Florida, 2019
Bachelor of Music, University of South Florida, 1997

20 years of teaching experience
Specialist in lessons for very young piano and voice students (ages 4-6)
2 recitals a year for students
Rebecca is an engaging teacher who makes lessons fun while your child is learning.
Customized lessons for the adult piano or voice student. My oldest student is 93!

More about Rebecca below:

An international performing artist, Rebecca has most recently performed in December of 2018 with the Genesis Opera's inaugural production of Amahl and the Night Visitors of Menotti as the Mother. Earlier in 2018, she performed with the Temecula Symphony Orchestra as Amneris in the Triumphal Scene from Aida by Verdi, under the direction of Maestro John Mario di Costanzo. She has been a featured artist at the Etruria Opera Festival in Tarquinia and the Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy from 2009 to 2017 as well as performing recitals and concerts in the Southern California area. In November of 2014, Rebecca organized and performed in the Suor Angelica Project, a fundraiser for the San Diego Opera. This collaboration with the San Diego Symphony and members of the San Diego Opera Chorus raised over $7500 for the Opera.

Since 2009. Rebecca is on the faculty of the International Lyric Academy, teaching voice and Italian lessons to the American students who come over to Italy to participate and learn. She has also sung concerts and recitals in New York City, London, Edinburgh, and various cities in Italy as well as locally here in California and Florida. Rebecca received her Bachelor in Music degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is currently working on her Masters thesis for a Masters in Music Education from the University of Florida. She has also studied at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, the International Lyric Academy of Rome, and the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy. She serves as the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad, California, and teaches voice and piano privately.

Rebecca has been a performer with the San Diego Opera and is a former member of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. She is featured on their 1996 release Christmas with the Master Chorale. Other recordings include Mahler VIII - Symphony of 1000 in the chorus with the late Robert Shaw. Other conductors and coaches Rebecca has worked with include the late Robert Shaw, the late Sir David Willcocks, the late Julius Rudel, Stefano Vignati, Dr. Robert Summer, John Mario DI Costanzo, the late Cesare Rufini, Annetta Monroe, Mary Mackenzie, Dianna Ruggiero, and Cecilia Valdenassi.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to the individual student's initial abilities. In all genres of music, it is important to breathe well, have breath support, communicate the emotion and character of the song, and eliminate vocal bad habits. These issues are different for everyone.

I teach a classical Italian technique of breath support and beautiful tone, and these techniques can be applied to all musical styles.

The student will be assigned and choose songs to learn and work on as we incorporate the techniques into the songs and vocal exercises.

Piano lessons and Italian lessons are also available from ages 4 and up. Piano lessons include music theory and recital participation. Voice lessons include recital participation. Italian lessons are available at my location, your location or online.

*** Studio Equipment ***
CD player, 7' Boston grand piano, digital recorder, ipad

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha keyboard, ipad

*** Specialties ***
Voice, piano, classical, pop, Broadway, opera, Italian, piano, music theory, audition preparation. I specialize in opera and classical music but sing many styles, including pop, classical, and musical theatre; I teach all styles in piano.

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Vocal Coach
Oct 2017 - Present
San Diego Children's Choir

Vocal coach and rehearsal assistant for all choirs as needed

Chorus Master/Vocal Coach/Artist
Jul 2009 - Present
International Lyric Academy/Tuscia Opera Festival

Music Director
Jun 2009 - Present
St. Elizabeth Seton Church

Music director for 2 adult choirs and 2 children's choirs.

Voice Faculty and Chorus Master
Jul 2005 - Present
International Lyric Academy

teaching and organizing for the students who come from the USA to Italy in the summer.

May 1999 - Present
San Diego Opera

Chorus singer

Private Music Instructor
Jan 1997 - Present
voice and piano

Music Director
Oct 1998 - Jun 2009
Most Precious Blood

Music Director


Master of Music Education
Aug 2016 - Present
University of Florida
Bachelor of Music - Applied Voice
Aug 1993 - Aug 1997
University of South Florida


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Master of Music Education
Jan 2019
University of Florida

Bachelor of Music
Aug 1997
University of South Florida

Summer Courses
Jul 1986
Universita per Stranieri, Perugia Italy

Italian Art, Culture, Language and Voice Studies


National Merit Scholar
Jun 1994
National Merit
Metropolitan Opera Guild Encouragement Award
Mar 1988
Florida Metropolitan Opera Guild


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2016

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.

American Choral Directors Association
Jan 2016

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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National Opera Association
Jan 2016

The National Opera Association promotes excellence in opera education and pedagogy through its support of a diverse community of opera educators and professionals.

American Guild of Musical Artists
Sep 1999

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.

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Aug 1985

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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Photos & Videos

1996 - Pilot Records recording. Dr. Robert Summer, conductor. David Matthews, organist. Rebecca Steinke, soprano soloist.
Photo by Rebecca S.

Photo by Rebecca S.

Donna Anna - Tuscia Opera Festival 2009

Photo by Rebecca S.

Photo by Rebecca S.


16 Reviews

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Thomas May 7, 2019
Singing · In studio

Great teacher. Great with kids. Very knowledgable and experienced.

Liz May 6, 2019
Singing · In studio

Rebecca is great! She worked with my 14 year-old daughter to become more confident in her singing. Rebecca is very encouraging and clear in her directions. Highly recommend!

Mary F. Jun 5, 2018
Italian · In home

Intense and a little overwhelming but exciting to be setting out in a new learning adventure. Rebecca us very knowledgeable in the language and the country which is a big plus. Look forward to the next lesson. Mary

Dan Loyer Jun 29, 2017
Opera Voice · In studio

Rebecca is knowledgeable, open and a great teacher. We got right to the lesson after the warmup. I enjoyed the lesson alot and am looking forward to more.

Kaylee Aug 16, 2016
Singing · In studio

Extremely patient and encouraging coach!

John R. Apr 13, 2016
Piano · In studio

Rebecca has been teaching my daughter singing & piano lessons for over a year. She's very knowledgeable, pleasant to deal with and very flexible when it comes to scheduling. My daughter looks forward to each lesson and is progressing nicely. I would highly recommend Rebecca to anyone.

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Claire Apr 12, 2016
Singing · In studio

Rebecca is a fabulous teacher. She takes the time to understand your voice and is constantly analyzing your singing in order to improve it.
She is patient, up beat and encouraging while getting to the point in a clear and concise way.

Mary G. May 13, 2015
Singing · In studio

Rebecca is a great teacher! My daughter is really enjoying working with her...and she's very picky about who she likes. Rebecca is friendly, easy going and very easy to work with!

Rachel G. Apr 29, 2015
Singing · In studio

We have completed one month thus far and Rebecca has done a marvelous job:)
Rachel is really enjoying her lessons!

Jordan S. Jun 12, 2014
Singing · In studio

Love it and she is very nice and supportive

Laureen B. Feb 12, 2014
Singing ·

Great Singing Teacher

Rebecca has helped me reach my goal of becoming a more accomplished choir member. I sing alto and before I took lessons with her, it was very difficult for me to stay on my part. She also helped me to breathe correctly and sing without straining my voice. I have learned SO MUCH from her, from how to warm up to how to project my voice so it can be heard. I am much more confident about my voice. She is a great teacher.

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Frank M. Nov 13, 2013
Singing ·

rebecca siis

i have taken singing lessons from rebecca for 4 months, and she was everything i wanted and more. she is talented, trained, a good observer, and a great teacher. she listened to my goals and helped me meet and exceed them. i could not be happier with the process, the result, or rebecca. she is wonderful.

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ChristinaD Jul 30, 2012

Sharon drake

I am her grandmother . You need to email Christina . Rebecca needs to get it from her.

JereceE Jun 23, 2012

Rebecca is a wonderful teacher!

CandiceG Mar 22, 2012


She is really great! Very knowledgable and very patientLots of fun!!!

JanniesB Dec 3, 2011

Great singing teacher!

We feel so fortunate to have found Ms. Rebecca, she is naturally good at connecting at our daughter and developing her singing abilities. After just a few months, our 4-yearold went on stage and performed in the spot light with no hesitation. We are impressed with the speed at which she improved! We are looking forward to many more performances in the future, thanks to the great teaching abilities of Ms. Rebecca!

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