I have a strong interest in working in this field and have a passion for singing, music, drama, dance, health, and fitness. I am very traditional with technique in the arts, as the performing arts and music are a vocation for me. My goal is to teach students how to develop a strong foundation first, to enable them to grow as artists, as people, and in their academic careers. I don’t believe in skipping steps, and I strive to make sure students learn each step well, in order, before moving forward. I aim to provide a fun, respectful, and professional environment for students and tailor lessons to each individual depending on grade level, prerequisite, age, and learning styles. I have a extensive educational and professional background in early childhood development, drama, dance, all things music industry, film, theatre, and composition. I hope to instill in my students a love of learning and a sense of rightness.
Opéra-ballet and Fitness
with Keith Gray
Keep your voice and body in shape with classical training and ballet technique acting in conjunction. Your whole body is an instrument, and a healthy body and voice work in tandem. It is difficult for singers to know what type of fitness programs are safe for their voice because choosing the wrong workouts can cause fatigue and vocal damage. Well, search no more! I can help you reach your goals and develop a signature voice.
All ages (specifically designed for students age)
All styles welcomed (classical, church music, musical theatre, pop, rock, etc.)
Beginning Voice and or
30 minute: $30
45 minute: $50
60 minute: $65
“Technique is the basis of every pursuit. If you're a sportsman or you're a singer, you have to develop a basic technique to know what you're doing at any given time.” Bel Canto opera vocalist, Joan Sutherland
AA - Dance
Vocal training from Jacqueline Victorino (of the San Francisco Opera)
Performed at Carnegie Hall, NY
Sacred Heart Church men's chorus Vox Nova (Donald Kendrick)
Recording Artist - Singer and songwriter (iTunes)
Davis Musical Theatre (Mamma Mia, Gypsy)
Deane Dance Center (Sac Civic Ballet - Girl of the Golden West, Nutcracker, Miriam, sister of Moses)
Best Composer of His Own Career (The Great Seal of the state of California)
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Offering classical voice lessons for students all ages. I teach bel canto Beautiful Singing; (Italian classical) voice technique for beginners. This is the fundamental technique to develop proper voice health, pitch, natural tone, strength, range, quality and breath control.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Voice Instructor Apr 2017 - May 2020
The Silver Orange (Teen Center)
Voice and Performing Arts Instructor Sep 2016 - May 2020
Capital Inovations Academy
Tutor Jan 2017 - May 2017
Ethel Phillips Elementary School
Introduction to Elementary Teaching with Field Experience This course provided an opportunity to explore the field of K-8 teaching. It included a supervised structured field placement of three hours weekly (minimum of 45 hours per semester) in a local public elementary school with a campus-approved certificated teacher. The weekly class meetings focused on the profession of teaching, observation skills, communication skills, and cultural competency.
Bel Canto (Classical Voice Training) Jan 2012 - Present
The Jacqueline Victorino Voice Studio
Music Performance, Theater Arts Acting & Dance Emphasis Sep 2008 - Present
Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
AA - Dance Jan 2008 - May 2020
American River College
State of California Best Composer of Own Career Nov 2018
State of California
Perfect Attendance Dec 2003
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
30 minute: $30
45 minute: $50
60 minute: $65
How did you get started teaching?
Studied Liberal Studies in college, with a teaching emphasis. Worked at public and private K-12 as a tutor and recreation aide.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with early childhood, teenagers, and adults. I have also worked with students with special needs and accommodating to their needs. Many of my students are interested in classical voice, ballet, and musical theatre. My program offers training for those who have an interest in professional careers. Pre-professional program
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I performed in the choir at Sacred Heart Church with Don Kendrick, and Sacramento City College Choir at Carnegie Hall. As the Nutcracker Prince in Sac Civic Ballet.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Making sure your teacher is qualified, is easy to understand, fun, challenges you, and who is student-focused who can help you with your specific goals.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are your goals? What would you like to improve? How much experience do you have?