Kristen Marchiafava Voice Studio
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Dr. Marchiafava is an excellent instructor! I loved our lessons together. She was very invested in my progress and the way she explains technique really helped me. She is very informative. I would highly recommend her!!Apr 20, 2016
Dr. Marchiafava was the third private voice teacher I studied with, and time allowed me to work with her weekly for a little over a year. Her pleasant demeanor always welcomed me, and she - by far - was the best educator I had in terms of differentiating her instruction. She took the time to know my personality and adapted her teaching in ways that applied to me, and she consistently does so with all students throughout her studio. Dr. Marchiafava is incredibly competent, personable, musical, and professional. Of all instructors I have had, I recommend her highly and above all else. Have a few lessons with her, and you are certain to agree.Apr 19, 2016
Dr. Marchiafava is a wonderful, patient, understanding, and insightful teacher while still pushing her students to do their best work. An absolute pleasure to study under.Apr 18, 2016
She is always energetic and excited to teach. Very knowledgeable in how everything works and explains it all very well.Apr 14, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Weekly lessons are $30 for 30-minutes, $45 for 45-minutes, and $60 for 60 minutes.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Lessons begin by getting to know one another and an initial assessment of vocal range and ability. Once that is established, the teacher will assign repertoire based on the singers' needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Dr. Kristen Marchiafava is an active performer and voice teacher who made her professional operatic debut as Vanessa in the Nevada Opera premiere production of Samuel Barber's Pulitzer-Prize-winning opera Vanessa. Hailed by Patrick Shannon of NOLAtheater.com for her "angelic vocalizations," Dr. Marchiafava has performed leading roles regionally and abroad, such as Mimì in La Bohème in the Festival nel Montefeltro with La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, 2nd Lady in The Magic Flute and Gertrüd in Hansel and Gretel with Opera Louisiane, and Anna Maurrant in Street Scene with the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop. Particularly known for her interpretations of Mozart's leading ladies, Dr. Marchiafava has performed Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Festival South Opera, La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Elettra in Idomeneo, and Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte. Other roles include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Governess in Britten's The Turn of the Screw, and Brod in the world premiere of The Fruits of Folia by Noam Sivan by the Mannes Opera in New York. In addition to operatic roles, Dr. Marchiafava is an active soloist and has appeared in concert with the Louisiana Sinfonietta, the St. Louis Cathedral Choir, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, the New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale, The Louisiana Concert Movement, and as a featured soloist at the Harrower 50th Anniversary Gala with Frederica von Stade. Dr. Marchiafava holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Louisiana State University, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Mannes College of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Loyola University New Orleans. She has studied with Ruth Falcon, Philip and Ellen Frohnmayer, and Patricia O'Neill, and has completed a directing internship with acclaimed director, Carroll Freeman, Classical Singer magazine's "2010 Stage Director of the Year." Dr. Marchiafava currently teaches Applied Voice and Diction classes at Southeastern Louisiana University.