Sebastian Santiago-Rivas
Philadelphia, PA
Profile-background-check Background Check
Sebastian Santiago-Rivas

Sebastian S.

Philadelphia, PA
Profile-background-check Background Check
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Levels taught:
Beginner Ear Training lessons will consist of exercises in identifying intervals, chords, and tonalities. Basic solfege and music theory content will also be part of the lesson sequence. We will cover most of tonal harmony and some atonal and contemporary harmony on the classical side, as well as common chord progressions and tonal systems used in popular music today.

About Sebastian S.

Hello! My name is Sebastian (Sebi) Santiago-Rivas, and I sincerely look forward to working with you!
My primary experience comes from studying classical voice (as a baritone) and then having to teach ensembles where the style is more contemporary pop or jazz. I have been studying voice for the past 7 years and teaching students and ensembles for 3 years. In college, I directed a contemporary a cappella group that competed in the ICCA (the competition from Pitch Perfect; yep, it's real!) and made it to finals in NYC in its first year of competition. Since then, I have been refining techniques to sing free of tension and with excellent sound production, while managing to switch styles as necessary.
One of my biggest concerns is the comfort of my students; as a recording studio engineer and producer, I am often responsible for keeping my singers as relaxed and concentrated as possible while I coach them. You should expect a judgment-free and calm learning environment during your lessons, and I am always ready to listen for any possible ways I can improve that for you.
I'm very excited to start working together!


Write a Review
No reviews have been submitted

Photos & Videos

4 Photos & Videos


Assistant Music Director
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016

Rittenhouse Sound A Cappella Chorus


Bachelor of Music in Music Education - Concentration in Voice
Aug 2014 - Present

Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University


Brazilian Portuguese

Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Janet Yamron Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Conducting
Apr 2017

Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Ear Training
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Sebastian's Availability
{{ time }}
{{ time }}
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Sebastian's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed