Wesley Diener
Vienna, VA
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Wesley Diener

Wesley D.

Vienna, VA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an opera and musical theatre performer with years of teaching experience. I offer voice lessons for all genres and abilities, beginning piano lessons, and acting coachings.

I am trained and have experience in opera, musical theatre, pop music, and other genres, and I am eager to teach students of all ages and abilities! I aim to facilitate a positive, enjoyable learning environment that is constructive and productive.

My students have performed in professional and community theatre productions, have won local competitions, and have been invited to national auditions. I have music directed several musicals and summer camps, including Annie and Captain Louie.

About Wesley D.

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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Nooshin F.
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I found him knowledgable, patient, and very understanding

Posted Aug 20, 2019
Ellen N.
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Awesome. Fresh, young, knowledgeableand good at teaching...very impressive.

Posted Mar 12, 2019
Jen
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Wesley was wonderful! My daughter wanted singing lessons to gain confidence to audition for her school musical. Wesley taught her so much in just one lesson and she is looking forward to more lessons.

Posted Dec 18, 2018
Jackson
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Wesley is enthusiastic and encouraging at every step, and teaches technical skills in a gentle way that my seven year old son really enjoys.

Posted Nov 13, 2018
Jeff
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Wesley is enthusiastic, patient, and teaches correct technical skills in an approachable and easy to execute way.

Posted Oct 31, 2018
Abby
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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!

Posted May 16, 2018
Robyn
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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!

Posted May 16, 2018
Matt
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Wesley is a kind and patient teacher! When I started, I was new to singing, and Wesley has opened up my voice so much.

Posted May 15, 2018

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Experience

Director & Music Director
Jun 2015 - Present

DMR Adventures

Directed several mainstage musicals, including Junie B. Jones and Pirates Past Noon. 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”

Voice Instructor
Jan 2018 - Jun 2019

Center for Vocal Study

Private voice instructor at the Center for Vocal Study in Charlottesville Virginia. I worked with students from 10-80 years old in diverse musical genres. I also led monthly group workshops on different vocal and interpretive themes.

Apprentice Artist
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Teatro Nuovo

Six week residency with Teatro Nuovo, a summer opera festival focusing on Bel Canto repertoire.

Education

Young Artist
Jun 2019 - Jun 2019

Classic Lyric Arts - France

Music and Drama
Aug 2014 - May 2018

University of Virginia

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional 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

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