About Roberta D.
Do you want to improve your voice? Do you want to sing for fun? Do you want coaching to sing in a band or record? Do you want to audition for plays and musicals, Regionals, or music school? Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? Do you want to build confidence and improve your well-being? Then you have found the right teacher. I can even offer bilingual lessons (English/Spanish)
I am classically trained with over 25 years professional singing/acting experience at venues across the country/around the world, including off Broadway, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney, Australia Opera House. I work full time as a musician performing, choral directing, and giving private voice/acting and piano lessons. My education includes Drew University, the Academia Real in Spain, Hart School of Music and private study.
My teaching for voice & piano focuses on a foundation of correct technique. Vocal range, control, projection and tone quality will improve There is a focus on safeguarding the instrument through correct care and use.
I accept voice students of all levels and beginner to intermediate piano students. I welcome all ages including adult beginners.
Speaks Spanish, Italian
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaches students 7 and up
I love Roberta. She is so knowledgeable, professional and friendly...a wonderful combination to have in a teacher. She is patient and thorough. I would highly recommend her.
Roberta is everything you would want in a teacher. She is exceptionally talented herself and knows how to share her knowledge with others. She is especially very kind and nurturing in an environment which could be quite intimidating for a beginner like me. You can tell she truly enjoys teaching and gets excited to see her pupil learn. I have learned so much in a short time.Show More
Great teacher!! Extremely patient and makes learning the piano fun!!
Roberta has such a warm, open, friendly and professional demeanor. I enjoyed every moment of my singing lesson with her. I am grateful and very humbled to be her student. She has such a wealth and experience of knowledge to share. I look forward to seeing her again soon. ☺️Show More
Roberta is amazing! I went to her for a little more than 3 years for voice (and piano for a little bit) and she is very helpful, skilled, friendly, knowledgable, and fun. She helped me get into my top choice college as a choral music major with a full tuition scholarship and supported me the entire way. Roberta knows how to work with any voice with any level of experience of any age. Not only is Robera a fantastic teacher; she is also very understanding and a great person to talk to. I would highly recommend her to any student in the area.Show More
Roberta is such an amazing teacher and my vocals have gotten so much stronger since my time being taught by her. She's so kind and I highly recommend her to anyone!!
Roberta is an excellent instructor who brings out the best in her students. Her positive approach gives students the self esteem and the drive they need to succeed. I truly feel she helped my son succeed in many areas of his life through voice and piano lessons. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!Show More
Roberta is a master of the singing craft and relates to students tremendously........this results in a phenominal learning experience for the student
Roberta has helped my daughter develop and refine her voice. She is an amazing teacher that knows her students and goes above and beyond with her talent and knowledge to guide them to be the best that they can be.
Roberta has helped my son improve his vocal skills tremendously. I truly believe he was selected to be in the Southern Regional Choir the past few years as a direct result of his work with Roberta. She is extremely talented and knowledgeable and commands respect from her students.Show More
Roberta is a very thorough, professional teacher. We are still new to the studio but have been pleased with her teaching skills.
She is an amazing instructor. I have learned so much from her. Even though it hasn't even been a year I learned so much already. No matter what u do u learn a lot from Roberta. Please come and sing or play piano. It's amazing.
Roberta is a great instructor for classical vocal training and has helped me and my voice in many ways
Roberta is the greatest she really cares about her students and does whatever it takes for them reach all of their goals. Shes the definition of a true teacher at heart!
Fantastic lessons, I learned a lot in a short amount of time.
Roberta is knowledgeable and very patient. It is a pleasure taking lessons with her.
Roberta is a wonderful instructor, simply the best. My daughter has been studying with her for 5 years. Under Roberta's direction, her voice has blossomed and she has gained a lot of confidence as well.
MUSIC: Shared Experiences (M: SE)
M: SE is the outreach program of the Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc. 501 (c)(3). Our programs include chorus and orchestra for all ages and the integration of all the humanities through music. Our Mission Statement: to promote the learning of the language of music in our communities; using music and the arts’ common bond, to promote inclusion, community, events, concerts, lessons in well-being and healthy music making, providing personal growth for participants of all ages. La música y las artes son para toda la vida y el vínculo inicial es una experiencia compartida. Music and the Arts & Humanities are for a lifetime and the initial bond is a shared experience! Se habla inglés, italiano, y español aquí.
Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc
The Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non profit dedicated to music and music education. PLEASE CHOOSE US ON AMAZON SMILE! "Bringing the arts to everyone; bringing everyone to the arts"
Office of Radio and Television Archdiocese of Hartford
Sing and play on camera for a live broadcast in a TV studio environment, averaging monthly appearances. Audience averages <100,000 tuning in
Music By Roberta
Named in Top 10 Teachers in Greater New Haven in 2015 and 2016! Teaching 40+ students per week ranging from age 7 (readers) to adult. All levels and beginners of all ages welcome. Bi-lingual instruction offered (Spanish). Strong foundational technique and music theory taught to all. Vocal program includes auditioning, acting, staging, and scene work. Specialty in opera, Oratorio, Operetta, Sacred Classical, Contemporary Christian, Standards, and Broadway. Excellent record of successful student All State auditions and university music program acceptance. Performance languages: Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, English; some French, Hebrew, Chinese, and Russian. Student recital program and Cabaret shows, always presented at nursing homes, which include piano/vocal solos, full scenes, and group singing.
Churches of Various Denominations
Outside of my music studio, I have worked as a church music director for most of my adult life. I play the organ, sing, and direct adult and children's choirs.
Fluent / Native Proficiency
The American Red Cross
State of CT