Areas of Instruction
Specialties / Genres Taught
R&B, Rock, Classical, Pop
New Jersey City University
Charity De La Cruz Fondevilla
I received formal education at New Jersey City University as well as studied classical Voice in New York City with Marni Nixon (who appeared in American television, dubbing the singing voices of film actresses in The King and I, West Side Story and My Fair Lady), and with Ken Tamplin, and Maryann Swerdfeger.
I have been performing since 1985. With each performance, I continue to grow and evolve as singer and performer. My stage, television, recording performance credits include NBC News 4, The Apollo Theatre, New York City, Time Machine Productions, Barry Herman Orchestras, WRMN Radio, Pump City Productions, Pulse Productions, back up singer for Harlem Records recording artist Kent Wade and for Black Widow Records recording artist Charlie McDaniels, back up singer for Philippine International Superstars Pilita Corales, Carmen Patena and Jennifer Cuneta. I have performed and shared the stage with Jocelyn Enriquez “Set U Free/Planet Soul Album”, Judy Torres and Tom Bowes and have performed for TLC’s Cake Boss Mom, Mary Valastro Picinich, former Governor Christine Todd Whitman , Action Martial Arts Magazine 12th Hall of Honors for martial arts actors and celebrities such as Cynthia Rothrock, Don "the Dragon" Wilson, Jimmy Snuka, Michael Jae White, James Lew, Joe Piscopo, at New Jersey Performing Arts Center for Ed Begley Jr. (6-time Emmy Award nominee for hit TV series St. Elsewhere).
I was also featured on Exitweekly, Press of Atlantic city.com, Atlantic City Weekly and Pulse magazine and South Jersey magazine.
I believe in giving back to the community by donating my time and talent and performing for the American Red Cross, Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer / American Cancer Society and Gilda’s Club
My teaching originates from the Bel Canto Technique, which allows a singer to sing effortlessly any style of music from top 40 current to R & B to Rock to Classical. Since 2012, I have been teaching students from age 8 to adults, helping them overcome their vocal obstacles as well as teaching them how to perform and connect with an audience on stage. I focus on teaching vocal techniques that will help the student sing a specific song the they like or help them prepare for a singing competition. It is my passion and joy to have the opportunity to share my knowledge of 30 years of performance to help a singer achieve the voice that they are looking for. To see the progress in a student’s development is the most rewarding experience for me as a teacher.
I believe practice makes perfect. Hard work, consistency, diligence and dedication leads to results.
Taking small steps or even a half hour of practice every day builds a strong foundation to becoming a confident and educated singer who is able to project and convey the vocal range and emotion of any song.
It is most important that I help a student develop healthy singing practice habits to prepare and protect their voice for any type of musical situation.
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