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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1990
Master of Music Education
Teaches ages 4+
Speaks Italian, Italian
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Rebecca is a wonderful teacher! She is extremely knowledgeable about vocal technique.
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.
Great teacher. Great with kids. Very knowledgable and experienced.