- 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.
Vocal coach and rehearsal assistant for all choirs as needed
Music director for 2 adult choirs and 2 children's choirs.
teaching and organizing for the students who come from the USA to Italy in the summer.
Italian Art, Culture, Language and Voice Studies
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Great teacher. Great with kids. Very knowledgable and experienced.
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!
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
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.
Extremely patient and encouraging coach!
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.+ Read More
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.
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!
We have completed one month thus far and Rebecca has done a marvelous job:)
Rachel is really enjoying her lessons!
Love it and she is very nice and supportive
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.
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.
I am her grandmother . You need to email Christina . Rebecca needs to get it from her.
Rebecca is a wonderful teacher!
She is really great! Very knowledgable and very patientLots of fun!!!
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!