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Ashten Smith

I began my journey in teaching as a music director for a professional company in Southern California. Since then, I have directed several productions, have performed all over the country and have maintained a busy studio for the past 8 years. I teach classical voice as well as musical theater and belting technique for pop music. I earned my BA at California State University of Bakersfield and my MM at San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

 

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Voice

Experience Teaching

8 Years

 

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Degree: Pursuing Master's in Music from The San Francisco Conservatory Music.

Experience: > 8 Years

Age groups: Kids • Teens • Adults

Teaching: Voice

Styles: Classical • Jazz • Blues • Pop • Rock

Levels: Beginner • Intermediate

Methods: Classical and belting technique. Technical instruction inspired by Ingo Titze

I began my journey in teaching as a music director for a professional company in Southern California. Since then, I have directed several productions, have performed all over the country and have maintained a busy studio for the past 8 years. I teach classical voice as well as musical theater and belting technique for pop music. I earned my BA at California State University of Bakersfield and my MM at San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

A Southern California native, Ashten got her professional start as the resident music director of The Spotlight Theater in Bakersfield, California. During her time there, she directed shows such as 'The Producers' and 'Into the Woods.' She was also the Artistic Director of the Spotlight School of the Arts and served as the staging director. Ashten is also known as a musical theater and operatic vocalist. Her credits include: Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Carrie Pipperidge (Carousel), Despina (Cosi fan tutte) and Maria Bertram in the West Coast Premiere of Jonathan Dove's Mansfield Park. She has studied at California State University of Bakersfield and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Some of her mentors include Sunny Joy Langton, Patricia Craig, Marilyn Horne and Susanne Mentzer.


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