Samantha Geraci-Yee

Samantha G.

Lady Lake, FL
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Levels taught:

    Samantha teaches

    5 & Up
    + Special needs

    Teaching since

    February 2006

    Last background check
    Samantha passed a background check on 11/09/2014 that included the following:
    • National Criminal Record Check
    • County/State Criminal Record Check
    • Sex Offender Registry Search
    • SSN Trace & Verification
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    11/9/2014

    Average response time

    24.0 hours

    About Samantha

    Overview

    For eight years now, Samantha has combined her love of music with her passion of cultivating an understanding and affinity to music in others by maintaining a private voice and piano studio for all ages and levels. As a performer herself, Samantha understands what it is like to be a student. Therefore, she makes it a goal to create a warm and nurturing environment while simultaneously challenging and daring her students to reach beyond what they think is possible.

    A current voice student wrote this about Samantha:

    "I love taking lessons with Samantha! She really has a lot of patience and works well with my voice. She doesn't give up on helping me reach notes, and makes me realize that I can do more with my voice than I would expect. She has developed my voice in the best way possible. I look forward to every lesson with her!"

    In addition to teaching, Samantha maintains an active performance schedule as an opera singer. Described as being “silver-voiced,” soprano Samantha Geraci-Yee most recently “brought down the house” as Tuptim in The King and I with Central Florida Lyric Opera where she is a Resident Artist. Prior to her residency, she made her professional symphonic debut with Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). Ms. Geraci-Yee has also performed roles including Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), and Anne (A Little Night Music).

    Samantha completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music and her Master of Music Degree from Temple University.

    A Little More about Lessons with Samantha. . .
    One of my strengths as a teacher is that I can easily cater and adjust to the needs of the student and their learning processes. I formulate my lesson plans according to the level, experience, and goals of the student. Each lesson is extremely personalized and highly individualized to maximize the potential success of the student during our time together.

    Research has proven that performing music is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right portions of the brain simultaneously. Towards this end, my teaching places equal importance on developing a strong technique all while nurturing creative instincts.

    All ages and levels are welcomed!

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    Education

    Master of Music

    Aug 2008 - May 2010
    Temple University

    Bachelor of Music

    Aug 2004 - May 2008
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Languages Spoken

    French

    Limited Proficiency

    German

    Limited Proficiency

    Italian

    Limited Proficiency

    Awards

    Semi-Finaliast

    May 2014
    Classical Singer

    Finalist

    Feb 2014
    Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra
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    5 Reviews on Samantha G.

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    Richard G. Feb 21, 2015
    Piano · In home
    Verified Student
    A fantastic teacher concerned with helping me be the best I can be.
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    Justinne F. Mar 6, 2014
    Verified Student
    Awesome

    She's very patient and will help nurture and utilize your own individual voice and sound!
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    YolandaF1 May 22, 2012
    Accountant

    Samantha is a very good teacher. She gave good suggestion on how to use your fingers correctly and how to read the notes.I highly recommend her to others who are beginners like me. She is also has angelic voice.Thanks Samantha for your patience.
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    YasmyneM May 17, 2012
    Great Instructor

    Samantha is a fabulous teacher. My kids loves their lessons and I'm quite pleased with how they are progressing.
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    JoanneA Mar 5, 2012
    Good

    She's a fine teacher.