I am an excellent voice teacher and love working with my students.
I have taught voice for over 20 years, including teaching at Wm. Paterson University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
I graduated from the University of Oregon in music with both a B.A. and M.M. degree. I was Oregon's finalist in the San Francisco Opera Finals and participated in the famous Merola Program and performed Tisbe in La Cenerentola. I have performed with the Community Opera and Lyric Players in NYC singing such roles as Pamina in The Magic Flute, Nedda ind I Paliacci and Miss Silverpeal in The Impresario.
I am the Choral Director for the Upper Montclair Women's Club Chorus and was Music Director of Hoffmann La Roche's Chorus and Roche Players. I am a performing member of the Montclair Music Club, The Rehearsal Club, Schumann Club and the Suburban Club..
She is a very capable, experienced and pleasant voice and piano teacher who can work with all levels from beginner to advanced. I have taken voice lessons from her for more than 6 years. From the beginning she could see where I needed improvement and worked with me to gain a high level of performing ability. I appreciated the fact she could accompany me when I performed, excellent. She is experienced in a wide range of music from classical to Braodway. She has a very positive attitude and will build confidence in anyone.
I have been working with Clarissa for the last five years. Over that time period I have tremendously improved my singing and greatly increased my vocal range. We have worked on pieces in many styles including musical comedy, jazz, and art music. I would highly recommend taking lessons with Clarissa.