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Hello!  My name is Amanda, and I am so excited to be teaching all things music at HSC, including Choir, Ukulele, Song Creators, and co-teaching/ directing music in our Musical Theater class!  I am originally from New Mexico and received my Bachelors of Music Education (voice) from the University of Northern Colorado.  I also hold my Master’s degree in jazz voice from Roosevelt University in Chicago.  I perform in professional settings as a singer- songwriter, a choral musician in choirs such as St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, and as a church musician.  I play piano, guitar, old-time fiddle and ukulele, of course! 


I have taught in various settings for 18 years, including classroom general music and choir for several years in both Los Angeles and Denver.  I have taught private voice and piano since 2005.  I hold my Orff Level 1 Certification and I love using the Orff philosophy of “Sing, Say, Dance, Play, Create” as a basis for my teaching. Choir has been an integral part of my life from a young age and I enjoy helping my students discover and grow in their own voices while connecting and collaborating with others.  


I love playing music, hearing/ seeing live music, baseball (Go, Dodgers!), being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with my two incredibly wonderful cats.

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