Wesley Diener

Wesley D.

Vienna, VA
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Wesley delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2015

I am a recent graduate from the University of Virginia, where I studied music and drama. I have performed operatic and musical theatre roles with several opera companies, including Teatro Nuovo, Victory Hall Opera, Charlottesville Opera, and the Bethesda Summer Music Festival. My performances and studies have taken me across the country, as well as to Italy and France.

I have also worked as a stage director in opera, musical theatre, and theatre stage production. This insight allows me to guide students in their presentation of songs and characters.

I have worked as an educator at several institutions, including Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD, which specializes in inclusive artistic education. I am passionate about teaching lessons because private instruction allows for a personalized approach that is so necessary in singing. Each singer's instrument is unique, and I take joy in helping my students find the easiest, healthiest, and most beautiful sounds that they can produce.

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Experience

Music Director
Jun 2015 - Present
DMR Adventures

Directed the All Stars youth choir (ages 8-12) and the Starshine Singers youth choir (ages 5-7), ranging from 3-12 students per choir.

Music directed Annie, approximately 40 actors, and Captain Louie, approximately 12 actors.

Music directed several camps, including “Broadway at the Paramount” and “Gleeked Out”

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Education

Music and Drama
Aug 2014 - May 2018
University of Virginia

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

First Place, Musical Theatre
Feb 2017
National Association of Teachers of Singing
First Place, Classical
Feb 2017
National Association of Teachers of Singing
National Semifinalist
Jul 2015
National Association of Teachers of Singing

Photos & Videos

The Harlot's House from Three Poems of Oscar Wilde by Thomas Pasatieri
Si, tra i ceppi 
from Berenice by Handel
Performance in Greve-in-Chianti - Tuscany, Italy

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Jackson Nov 13, 2018
Piano · In home

Wesley is enthusiastic and encouraging at every step, and teaches technical skills in a gentle way that my seven year old son really enjoys.

Jeff Oct 31, 2018
Piano · In home

Wesley is enthusiastic, patient, and teaches correct technical skills in an approachable and easy to execute way.

Abby May 16, 2018
Classical Voice · In home

I started taking voice lessons with Wesley to help me with my college auditions, and I couldn't be happier! He really knows what he is talking about! I have become way more confident in my singing, and I am no longer nervous for my auditions next year! Thanks!

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Robyn May 16, 2018
Singing · In home

My 12 year old son has been taking voice lessons from Wesley for 3 years now, and I have to say that his voice has grown tremendously! From what I have observed, Wesley focuses on age-appropriate technique, and knows what repertoire to assign that is fun, yet challenging. I would recommend him to any potential voice student!

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Matt May 15, 2018
Singing · In studio

Wesley is a kind and patient teacher! When I started, I was new to singing, and Wesley has opened up my voice so much.

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