Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
I began as a child prodigy. Attending college at 14, winning symphonic awards at 14, and singing on television at 16.
I was a finalist in the Met. Opera Guild Auditions.
I am a successful opera singer who performed leading roles all over the world and U.S. as a coloratura, a lyric, and a dramatic soprano.
I founded a management agency in New York in 1980 and represented some of the worlds finest musicians, singers, pianists, conductors, and groups.
I was respected for my honesty and success.
My singers sang leads in ' LES MISERABLES', AND 'PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' for six years on Broadway and tour.
After a near fatal car accident I founded and directed a two-week summer non-profit program, The International School of Performing Arts, that taught every aspect of a singers life and career.I still hear from many that attended that our school changed their lives.
Many have gone on to successful careers
I now teach all ages, levels, and repertoire to students ages 7-85..
I love creating the singers of tomorrow who are taught the Bel-Canto proper method of singing.
My Musical Education Background
Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy
Masters of Performance from the Academy of Vocal Arts.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Bel-Canto Style of Singing
Acting( Interpreting your song with your arms, body, and face)
A Singers life(eating properly before a performance) How to sing ill)
Private Consultations on:
Am I Ready for a Career?
How to Audition..
How to find an agent. What they are looking for?
Resume Preparation and Professional Photos
Acting and Improvisation.
Opera arias, Musical Theatre, Oratorios,
Songs, Art Songs, Contemporary Music,
Lieder,Entire Opera Scores.Country Music
I teach weekly and bi/weekly.
Hour or Half Hour Lessons.
Schedule is limited.
$50. per hour.
$35.per half hour.
$20. per hour for pianist if needed
1 Hour includes:
Having you sing two different pieces.
Discussing your goals.
My sharing my thoughts on your potential.
Giving contacts for professional photographers,
recording studio, and resume preparation.
Support with dress and acting or interpreting your piece more effectively.
If your are ready for a career putting you in contact with agents or auditions!
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I am presently teaching a marvelous 85 year old gentleman every week, who will be giving a recital.
I also work with artists from New York, Wilmington, and Philadelphia, who need to touch up their technique or need a coaching on operas they will perform.
I presently teach several 11 year old talented young ladies whom I adore.
My 13 year old student Bailey James is performing in Nashville and her song GONE GIRL which she wrote is in the top 100 on the charts.
She can be heard on UTube and has been asked to perform on AMERICA GOTS TALENT~
My Certifications and Awards
Finalist/Winner Reading Symphony Youth Concert Auditions
Outstanding Young Woman of America
Finalist Philadelphia Orchestra Auditions
Sang on National Television at age 16 won Ted Mack Amateur Hour
Finalist Metropolitan Opera Guild Auditions
Judge at the Miss Teen USA
Judge at the Enrico Caruso Competitions
Judge at the Licia Albanese Puccini Competition
My Musical Influences
Gilda Cruz- Romo
I sang in performances with all of the above famous singers.
Diana is the absolute best when it comes to giving singing lessons. My daughter Alexa, who is only 6 years of age, has been with her since she was 4 and she LOVES IT, AND LOVES HER! She is like family to us now and I would highly recommend her! She is the real deal :)
New Orleans, LA
I learned more in the two weeks of your summer program than I learned in my three years at college. Thank you!