Private Lessons with Celeste
NOTE: Celeste Offers In-Person and Virtual Lessons
Celeste Tavera has had the great pleasure of performing and teaching Classical, Broadway, Pop, and Jazz Music for many years. Celeste's own vocal career has spanned the realm of musical expression from the National Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions NYC, to nationally touring with the New York City Opera and San Francisco Opera companies, to recording movie music, such as “The Land Before Time II”. She was also a featured Artist with many Orchestras as well as sang with a Jazz Band in L.A. She sang with famous tenor José Carreras while studying in Bologna, Italy as part of the Coltura Italia Language Studies Program. Her recordings of original music include the Academy Awards, “Their Thought and Back Again”, “Ivory Joe”, and others. She also recorded three music compilations for the Yamaha PianoSoft Library. Celeste’s passion for music extends far beyond her own instrument: Celeste embodies a true teacher. She nurtures and cares for her students, at the same time pushing them. She encourages her students to strive for perfection through practice and constant exposure. Her top priority is her students!” At Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, she taught Voice and Musical Theater for many years. She taught and directed many Musical Theater productions such as, Into the Woods, The Sound of Music, Cole Porter Review, Audition Days, Fairytales & Spells, Candid. With extensive experience in the Musical Theater realm, She enjoyed teaching Music Camps with students ages 7-12, directing and producing shows such as Annie, The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Oliver, Peter Pan Jr. among others. As a voice teacher, she finds great rewards in offering students a lasting vocal technique that can help them through many vocal experiences.