Hello prospective students! My name is Danielle Cheiken, and I am a lyric coloratura soprano. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Vocal Performance, and I recently graduated with my Master's Degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I enjoy singing opera, art song, and musical theatre, but I feel comfortable teaching all styles! In my teaching, I’ve found that providing an open and warm learning environment allows the student to feel comfortable taking risks and trying new things. Honesty is crucial, so there must be an open communication between the student and me. This allows for specific goals to be clearly set and worked toward in a productive manner. Most importantly, there must be joy in learning and performing music! I do my best to make enjoying the lesson and the music the #1 priority, and I hope to share my joy of music with all of my students!
Voice • Music Theory
More about Danielle
Degree: Master of Music (M.M) from San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Experience Teaching: > 1 Year
Teaching: Voice • Music Theory
Soprano Danielle Cheiken’s upcoming performance engagement includes the title role in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Opera Theater Unlimited. She has performed the roles of Mary Crawford (Mansfield Park, West Coast premiere), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto), Just Jeanette (Too Many Sopranos), Fräulein Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Michael Charmaine (The Money Tree), Ida (Die Fledermaus), and Girl (Trajectory, premiere), and she has covered the role of Tatyana Bakst (Great Scott, workshop and premiere). Favorite partial roles include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Controller (Flight), Zdenka (Arabella), and the title role in The Little Prince. Danielle’s musical theatre experience includes Chauffeur, Will Hays, Opera Singer, and Queen (As Thousands Cheer), Adriana (The Boys from Syracuse), and Desirée Armfeldt (A Little Night Music) to name a few. Danielle has also performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Handel’s Messiah. For summer projects, she has participated in SongFest, Oberlin in Italy, New Music on the Point, CoOPERAtive, and FAVA in Austria. Danielle recently received her Master’s Degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music.