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Lora Libby

Soprano Lora Libby has over 10 years of experience teaching private voice and piano lessons to students of all ages and abilities, in a variety of genres (including classical/opera, jazz, rock, blues, musical theater, and folk). Her commitment to helping students learn the basic technical skills of their instrument and building a solid foundation for musical expression has made her a sought-after pedagogue in the Bay Area. With a studio of over 40 private students that range in age from 5 to 92, she inspires her students with both enthusiasm for their instruments and encouragement to never stop being curious.

 

Teaching

Voice • Piano

Experience Teaching

10 Years

 

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

Experience: > 10 Years

Age groups: Kids • Teens • Adults

Teaching: Piano • Voice

Styles: Classical • Jazz • Blues • Pop • Rock •Musical Theater

Levels: Beginner • Intermediate • Advanced

Methods: Piano Adventures, Czerny, Dozen a Day, ABRSM.

Soprano Lora Libby has over 10 years of experience teaching private voice and piano lessons to students of all ages and abilities, in a variety of genres (including classical/opera, jazz, rock, blues, musical theater, and folk). Her commitment to helping students learn the basic technical skills of their instrument and building a solid foundation for musical expression has made her a sought-after pedagogue in the Bay Area. With a studio of over 40 private students that range in age from 5 to 92, she inspires her students with both enthusiasm for their instruments and encouragement to never stop being curious.

Lora's teaching style incorporates the use of interactive questions designed to help each student learn to discover and learn at their own pace, according to their preferred learning styles (kinesthetic, visual, aural, verbal, etc). Students with learning disabilities are welcomed and accommodated, and students with mild autism, ADHD, and dyslexia are some of her favorite students to work with due to their creative thought processes. She also specializes in helping students prepare to audition for upcoming musicals, summer music programs, and local performing arts high school programs. Currently, Lora has several students enrolled in both the classical voice and jazz vocal programs at San Francisco's Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.

As a 2013 graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Lora holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance, in addition to holding a B.M. degree from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (IL). She received the Dean B. McNealy Scholarship from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has also been a finalist in both classical and musical theater divisions at multiple state, regional NATS competitions. She has also been awarded the Searfoss Prize in Vocal Music from the Wheaton College Conservatory, and the Garabedian Foundation Scholarship from OperaWorks.

Her recent opera roles include Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), the title role in Cavalli’s La Calisto, Despina (Così fan tutte), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), and Amy March (Little Women). Lora is also an avid musical theater performer, and her roles include Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof) Olive Ostrovsky (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Clara (Light in the Piazza). 2016 performances to date include premiering works by LA-based composer Chris Kallmyer at the newly renovated SF MoMa, and performing with Third Eye Blind at the annual Outside Lands Music Festival. Upcoming performances include a world premiere of an original composition by soprano/performance artist Amy Foote, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum in mid-October.


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