An international performing artist, Rebecca has most recently performed in 2014 with the Etruria Opera Festival in Tarquinia Italy as Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica of Puccini. She was also the soprano soloist on the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi with the FestivalBarocco in Viterbo and Nepi Italy, under the direction of Maestro Stefano Vignati. She has been a featured artist at the Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy from 2009 to 2014 as well as performing recitals and concerts in the Southern California area. In November of 2014 Rebecca organized and performed in the Suor Angelica Project, a fundrasier for the San Diego Opera. This collaboration with the San Diego Symphony and members of the San Diego Opera Chorus raised over $7500 for the Opera. Since 2009. Rebecca is on the faculty of ...
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I offer a fun, interactive teaching style that encompasses more than 20 years of performing and 15 years of teaching experience. As a performer I have worked as a professional singer, actor, musician, and dancer. I have always had a passion for teaching, directing, and composing. While my love for performing has lessened over the years, I have found my true calling: teaching, directing, and helping others to find their passion for music and the performing arts. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a special emphasis in music, theatre, dance, and psychology. I am a graduate candidate working on completing my thesis as my final requirement for a Masters of Arts degree in Music at San Diego State University. Member of the National Association of Teachers of ...
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide written or published materials. I expect the student to have a piano or electronic piano. *** Specialties *** I am a classically trained opera singer. I also enjoy singing and teaching Broadway and Jazz. I use a variety of methods depending on the idiom the students is working on. ***Background*** I have been singing opera for 16 years. Slowly I have morphed into personally doing more musical theater and jazz during my teaching career. I am a certificated K-12 in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Music from the University of Washington. Masters in Education from Lesley University. I have been teaching choir and band for the past 12 years. In addition to teaching music in the schools, I work for various schools and theaters as ...
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PROFESSIONAL SINGER, Ayanna has been teaching private voice & piano lessons as well as facilitating group vocal labs & workshops, seminar presentations and lectures since 1991. She has received a BA in Metaphysical Sciences, is currently working on her Masters in Metaphysical Sciences with an emphasis on healing arts utilizing vibrational frequencies & sound, in particular the human voice. She is currently writing articles and a book about the techniques and psychology of performing arts as well as finding ones' "true" voice for singers, speakers and pure everyday enjoyment of life. Students can expect to have fun learning in a sensitive, relaxed and supportive environment with Ayanna. She encourages students to explore and develop their creative styles while learning the ...
Both on the podium and behind the scenes, Randi Ellen R.'s work in musical theater and opera is innovative and interdisciplinary, and she is committed to discovering, creating, and performing collaborative music across all genres. She has served as conductor, music director, and pianist for productions throughout California and New York, working with Ram's Head Theatrical Society, Moonlight Stage Productions, the Stanford Music Department, and the Ithaca College Theatre Arts Department. She recently received the Louis J. Sudler Prize in Music for conducting, and was named a semi-finalist in the national American Prize competition for her work in musical theater conducting. Dedicated not only to creating meaningful art for both performers and audiences, Randi is also committed to ...
I teach in very simple to understand instructions so as not to confuse the student. I help students visualize their anatomy, and I demonstrate the actions I ask of them to perform. Singing is meant to be stress-free, and all about releasing tension in order to let the beautiful sound become uncovered.
Each person has differently-shaped resonating chambers and vocal folds that make up their anatomy. The way the sound resonates inside is what gives each person his or her own unique voice. It takes a voice teacher with a specialized training in what to look and listen for to understand what is a healthy exercise and what is not. I will help you or your child achieve their goals– but also it takes daily practice to achieve desired results. It takes at least three months of training to experience measurable improvement. Please be patient and keep it up! I help people of all ability levels: -Improve pitch accuracy and the tone of the voice -Increase the singing range (low to high) -Use breath support to increase the volume of the voice -Release muscle tension during speaking or ...
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