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Instruments: Voice
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Showtunes, Spirituals, Mariachi

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Andy Z In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Voice
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Showtunes, Spirituals, Mariachi

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

MM,Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Voice Performance   BM, Louisiana State University, Vocal Performance

Awards:

2014 - The Song Continues: Paris Residency - A week long series of lessons, masterclasses, and recitals with Marilyn Horne and Martin Katz

2013 - Finalist - Chicago Union League Civic & Arts Foundation

2012 - New Music Scholarship - Chicago College of Performing Arts

2012 - Honorable mention - Orpheus National Vocal Competition

2008 - Golden Oaks Award - Louisiana State University

Overview:

Like many singers, I grew up with a love of music. I began singing in church choirs and honor choirs across the country at the age of 8 and started voice lessons at the age of 11. I was in many musicals throughout my teen years and decided to attend college to study opera at Louisiana State University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance in 2012. In 2014, I completed my Master of Music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. I have sung across the nation in venues such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago and recently made my European debut in Paris, France at the Opera Bastille studying under Marilyn Horne and Martin Katz. Teaching is so much fun for me and I get so much joy and happiness from helping my students reach their goals! Whether you're a beginner, or very advanced, I'm here to help you acheive your full singing potential, all while having a blast!

EXPERIENCE

I began teaching and leading students in high school when I was a camp counselor at a program called Dallas Young Artists. DYA focused mainly on musical theater and it was a joy to the smiling faces of the young campers learning how to sing and about musical theater in general. Dyring my years LSU, I had many friends who would come to me for help when they were having problems with their singing. From then on I began teaching anyone and everyone, whether they were a fellow classmate or a member of my church choir. In Chicago I continued the tradition of teaching choir members, and I'm excited to begin teaching in the city of Lexington!

METHODS USED

Singing is all about breathing techniques. No matter your age or vocal development, it is imperative that one learns how to breathe correctly. After teaching proper breathing techniques, I introduce many fundamentals of music, such as simple vocal warm ups and sight singing exercises. Of course, as we move into repertoire choices, I always try to find out what my students are interested in singing. I have sung a wide variety of singing styles in my day, so I feel confident in teaching whatever repertoire my students choose to sing.

LESSON STYLE

My teaching style is completely student oriented. Every student will be taught differently because they all have different needs. I make sure that each student has at least one goal for each lesson and I make sure to acknowledge their accomplishments. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing my students accomplish their singing goals! 

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