I am not a student of Amanda Harris, but rather the fortunate audience member who heard her performance a few weeks back at a fundraising benefit. Amanda was on the program, along with many others. She sang a beautiful solo piece. She also sang one of my most beloved duets, The Flower Duet from the opera Lakme. I honestly sigh every time it is played on the radio in my car! I was shocked to learn that the woman with whom she shared the duet was actually her 15 year old student. And it was her first time singing in French as well as the first try at opera. Everything about the performance was top quality professional. And to think that she has only been working with Ms. Harris less than a year! To say I am impressed would be more than an understatement. Not only was her voice flawless, as well as the delivery, but her "stage presence" was clearly well-coached. She was so self-assured. (but I bet her heart was going a mile a minute) I can recommend Amanda without the least hesitation as a voice teacher. And, actually, I have heard Amanda sing on other occasions, and have heard her students, (always a treat) but this time I was unaware it was a student - thus my surprise. Amanda, of course, has a truly lovely voice. It's one thing to have the gift, but quite another to impart it.