Samantha Cardenas
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Samantha Cardenas

Samantha C.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Sam is a technical teacher who runs the gamut from classical opera to musical theater to pop vocal technique, and specializes in guiding classical singers to a healthy contemporary sound. She helps each student find their own unique voice and sound in a healthy and sustainable way. She guides each student toward increased vocal freedom, range, color, agility, finesse, and stamina with instruction tailored to their particular instrument.

Sam encourages all students to find joy and play in singing and in the learning process. She believes the best results come from a mixture of dedication and play, and nurturing the whole artist. She has seen first-hand how nurturing the body-mind-heart connection can help achieve a singer’s goals and a fully emotionally-connected sound free of tension.

About Samantha C.

Sam holds a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and has first-hand experience as an AEA actor in the New York City theatre scene. She has studied with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Seydways Studios, Joe Anthony Studios, and The Growing Studio. She teaches under the direct mentorship of Mindy Lym.

She has played roles ranging from Maria in West Side Story to Heather Duke in Heathers: The Musical to Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie to Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Mariah
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Sam is a fantastic teacher! Knowledgeable, kind and incredibly helpful. She is able to easily adapt to different musical styles and techniques always with a commitment to vocal health and the nuances of your particular instrument. I consistently walk away from my lessons feeling better about the day. I highly recommend Sam for anyone looking for a skilled and empathetic teacher.

Posted Jun 28, 2021
Amy
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Sam is a wonderful music instructor. She came highly recommended to us. We have used her in training our daughter for theater voice lessons. Sam is very knowledgeable in her training and extremely talented as a signer.

Posted Jun 28, 2021
sara
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Sam is a deeply gifted singer and teacher. She is warm and encouraging of her students and generous with her breadth of knowledge. Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 27, 2021

Education

Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2012

University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music

Languages

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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