About Me Mr. Ruduski received his Master’s degree in Opera Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance at Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado. He has performed operatic/solo/choral works both locally and internationally for over ten years. Mr. Ruduski has performed with the Robert Shaw Chorale Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York with conductors Sir Andre Previn and Sir Neville Mariner, as well as locally where he performed the USA premier of Waiting for the Barbarians by Philip Glass and received a Austin Critics Table Nomination for his interpretation of Jim from Della’s Gift by Dan Welcher.Teaching Philosophy I have been teaching voice since 2002, and have loved every minute of it! I teach middle schoolers all the way through adult students. I find that the age doesn’t matter as long as there is a passion for the music and a strong desire to get better. I view singing as a way to express one’s self and build confidence. Voice lessons are an excellent way to develop both the logical and artistic sides of the brain, especially in this critical time during High School. The act of performing teaches a studio how to handle stress and to channel anxiety into a productive form. Working on and preparing music strengthens critical thinking skills and causes the student to pay attention to their non-verbal communication, skills which are important both personally and professionally. College auditions, job interviews, public speaking, and leadership roles all require attention to these details. I take my role in helping to learn these skills very seriously. I constantly strive to improve my own teaching ability as well as cater the learning program to the individual needs of the student. I view these lessons as a critical step in developing the minds of our future leaders. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further the development of your child. I look very forward to working with you!