Veronica Kokas

Veronica K.

Winchester, VA

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Veronica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2012

I'm originally from Austin, Texas, and have just completed the requirements for a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at George Mason University. I received my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Texas State University in 2016. I've been teaching private voice since 2012, and my students have received "Superior" ratings at the UIL Texas State Solo/Small Ensemble competition, and have advanced to the Area level of the Texas All State Choir Competition.

I teach a variety of students ranging in age from 5-18 years old, and structure lessons around the child's needs and goals. From the first lesson, I like to set goals with the student, and understand what the student would like to accomplish through voice lessons. While I specialize in classical voice/opera as a performer, my students learn a variety of genres ranging from classical, to musical theater, to pop. My goal in teaching voice is to give my students healthy vocal technique that will assist them in any genre.

As a performer, I have sung roles in a number of operas, including Hansel & Gretel (Gretel, Sandman, Dew Fairy), Albert Herring (Emmie), Iolanthe (Celia), La Boheme (Scenes---Musetta), and Speed Dating Tonight (Triathlon Ann). In 2016, I had the opportunity to premiere the role of Luci Johnson in Texas State Opera Theater's production of Lady Bird, a new opera by Henry Mollicone and Sheldon Harnick. I regularly participate in competitions, and have been named a finalist from 2015-2018 at the Mid Atlantic, Virginia, and South Texas NATS conferences. Additionally, I have sung in master classes for Laura Claycomb, Margo Garrett, and Robert Ainsley.

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Experience

Voice/Piano Teacher
Jan 2017 - Apr 2018
Forbes Music Company

Education

Masters of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
George Mason University
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2016
Texas State University

Affiliations

Pi Kappa Lambda
Apr 2014

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

Mu Phi Epsilon
Feb 2012

Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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