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Her patience and her ability to explain what is going on within your body has been a life changer for me. She is a blessing and I look forward to see how far my vocal abilities reach.Aug 24, 2019Verified
I had my first lesson with Zaray and it was a wonderful experience. I am a beginner when it comes to singing and Zaray put me at ease and made feel welcome. Zaray is professional, friendly and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend to her to anyone who wants to learn to sing or improve on their ability. Zaray is awesome!Sep 14, 2019
Zaray taught both of my 7yo twins in-home piano lessons for a year and it was fabulous! Zaray is very organized, she was always on-time for lessons, she coordinated easily with us if anyone ever needed to reschedule and do a make-up lesson. Our kids learned so quickly with Zaray, she has a quiet and calm manner, always patient and kind, and somehow managed to motivate them to learn basic music theory and excellent piano techniques without ever appearing frustrated and while keeping things fun! We are so happy that Zaray has returned from Florida and we can't wait to enroll our youngest son to begin piano study with her as well!Jul 31, 2019
I absolutely was elated at the professionalism of The Arts Studio. I appreciated how much my time was valued and treated. As soon as we started I felt respected and I loved spend my time there, as well as my teacher Zaray and her willing to work with me was refreshing. I look forward to continue working with her.Jul 24, 2019
In just a couple of months I improved more than I ever expected. She works with your personal needs. She is very well prepared and a knowledgeable teacher. She is an excellent singer. She loves what she does. She teaches with love and responsibility. I am looking forward to keep working with such an amazing teacher and person.Jul 20, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer 30, 45, and 60 minutes lessons.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?1. Trial Lesson 2. Get to know the student and his or her goals in takings lessons 3. Set up a system of exercises and pieces 4. Plan for performances, if student so wishes WHY I TEACH Broadly, I teach because I love it. Specifically, it is an amazing feeling to see my students’ progress. It is humbling and encouraging to see my students discover what they’re capable of when the correct technique is taught and the body and mind are able to work together. Many of my incoming students have come with tension and confusion from previously taught ill-informed techniques. Once we they are taught to use their bodies in the most efficient way, it is like a light bulb turns on. I live for those moments! It is equally special to have a student without any previous experience. To see a child’s own fears be conquered after playing a scale or an adult student discovering a vocal range they did not know existed is a great reward for me. VOICE No matter what genre you choose to focus on, I teach the classical bel canto vocal technique as the foundation to any style. Bel canto means beautiful singing in Italian and it is the oldest and most studied vocal technique in Western music. In addition, we will also be working with the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique. This technique helps one become aware of one’s body when performing and helps the performer address tensions which hinder optimal performance. Our lessons together will generally include a vocal warm up, Alexander technique exercises, and repertoire. It is important to note that we will develop an individualized lesson plan and curriculum. Other subjects may include: Solfeggio Sight Reading Singing in foreign languages Memorization Music history Music theory International Phonetic Alphabet PIANO We will also strengthen your hands through technique exercises and scales. Our lessons will generally include technique warm ups and repertoire, and memorization. Because there are various genres within piano repertoire, it is important to note that we will develop an individualized lesson plan and curriculum. Other subjects may include: Improvisation Music theory Chord structure Music history Sight reading SONGWRITING These lessons are open to students who play other instruments or are currently studying piano and voice and want to pursue writing their own music. We will work with contemporary styles such as pop, ballads, and musical theater. We will work on poetry, syntax, musical language and style, improvisation, and composition. Songwriting can be incorporated into your piano or voice lessons. SONGWRITING FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT If you're looking for a personalized song for your wedding or special event I'd be happy to work with you on composing the perfect song for you to enjoy. Rates vary depending on event and performance. Option to have it recorded and sheet music provided is also available. Copyright will belong to ZDR Performing Arts Studio.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music (Piano, Voice, and Church ministry focus), Palm Beach Atlantic University Master of Music in Vocal Performance, University of Miami Graduate Studies in Opera at the Opera Institute at Boston University Teaching experience Private Studio-2012-Present In Home Piano Teacher at Music Center in Jamaica Plain Coral Park Conservatory of Music, Voice Teacher, Piano Teacher, Artistic Director, 2012-2015 Aspen Music Festival Voice Teacher 2017 Graduate Assistant : University of Miami 2012-2016 Graduate Assistant: Boston University 2017-2018 Fellowships and Opera Companies Aspen Music Festival Seagle Music Colony Frost Opera Theater Boston Opera Institute Opera Maine Florida Grand Opera