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Rebecca S.
Tampa, Florida
Carefully structured instruction customized to you!
Piano, music theory and performance instruction from age 4 on up. You need a keyboard or a piano and time to practice about 10 minutes a day to start.
About Rebecca S.

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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Rebecca is a wonderful teacher! She is extremely knowledgeable about vocal technique.

Posted Jun 30, 2021
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It was a pleasure to meet with Rebecca she is very knowledgeable in music, voice coach and has lots of experience. She is giving my 8 years daughter opera voice lessons and she enjoys it very much.

Posted Jun 21, 2019
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Great teacher. Great with kids. Very knowledgable and experienced.

Posted May 8, 2019
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Director of Music
Jun 2021 - Present
St. Lawrence Catholic Church and School
Choral director and organist for the church. I plan all the liturgies. Two adult choirs and 2 children's choirs, as well as instrumentalists are part of the team.
Intermediate Choir Music Director and 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
www.internationallyricacademy.com
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.
Chorister
May 1999 - Present
San Diego Opera
Chorus singer
Private Music Instructor
Jan 1997 - Present
voice and piano
Music Director
Jun 2009 - Jun 2021
St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Music director for 2 adult choirs and 2 children's choirs.
Music Director
Oct 1998 - Jun 2009
Most Precious Blood
Music Director
Master of Music Education
Aug 2016
University of Florida
Bachelor of Music - Applied Voice
Aug 1993 - Aug 1997
University of South Florida
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Italian
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 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 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.
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 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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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 10 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$65
60 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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