Teaches Voice, Piano
“Practice makes perfect”
Music by Pulse Productions
Charity Fondevilla Music
New Jersey City University
Pulse Productions, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All
Live performances, Writing original compositions, Studio recording
stage, television and recording performances throughout the United States
R & B, Rock, Top 40, Musical Theatre
about 8 years
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.
Performing since 1985, my stage, television, recording performance credits include performing for NBC News 4, The Apollo Theatre, United Nations, Time Machine Productions, Barry Herman Orchestras, WRMN Radio, Pump City Productions, Pulse Productions. I was a back up singer for Harlem Records recording artist Kent Wade, Black Widow Records recording artist Charlie McDaniels and 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” and Judy Torres 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, 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, Pulse Magazine and South Jersey Magazine.
I believe in giving back to the community by donating my time and talent, performing for the American Red Cross, Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer / American Cancer Society and Gilda’s Club
Since 2012, I have been teaching students from age 8 to adults, helping them overcome their challenges as well as teaching them how to perform on stage and connect with an audience. I start with technique, form and basic fundamentals for both Piano and Voice lessons and build on the foundations to prepare the student to perform in any musical situation they desire. It is my passion and joy to have the opportunity to share my knowledge of 30 years of performing. Helping students develop their musical talent is the most rewarding experience for me as a teacher.
I encourage all piano students to start with learning the basics and fundamentals of playing piano in a enjoyable and interesting way. With the student’s aspirations in mind, I customize and select the lesson studies that align with the student’s goals and level of understanding. My vocal 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 Musical Theatre.
I believe practice makes perfect. Hard work, consistency, diligence and a positive attitude leads to results.
Taking small steps or even a half hour of practice every day can build a strong foundation to becoming a confident performer. I encourage students to develop daily practice habits that will prepare them for any type of musical situation.