Samantha Geraci-Yee

Samantha G.

Long Island City, NY

About Samantha G.

Samantha teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2006
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

For over 10 years, 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. With over 20 roles in her performance repertoire, soprano Samantha Geraci-Yee delivers a rich and powerful sound in the opera, concert, and musical theatre genres. Highlights include portrayals as Gilda (Rigoletto), Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Liat (South Pacific), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Tuptim (The King and I), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).

Samantha has been engaged by organizations including Central Florida Lyric Opera, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Opera, Pacific Opera Project, City Garage Theatre, ConcertOPERA Philadelphia, Emerald City Opera, Independent Opera Company, Pacific Opera Encore Performances, and Poor Richard’s Opera, among many others. Upcoming performances include Liat in South Pacific for St. Petersburg Opera and Suor Osmina in Suor Angelica for Chelsea Opera.

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.
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