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Valerie Dzielski - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual

Valerie Dzielski is a professional soprano and voice teacher currently based in Baltimore, MD. She nurtures her students to be independent and emotive musicians who are self-motivated to practice and perform because it’s fun and rewarding to learn and share music.

As a masters student at The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Valerie engages with diverse, relevant repertoire to deepen her understanding of the voice, language, musicology, and artistic communication. Before studying solo singing, she sang in school choirs for many years. Valerie’s choral background and classical voice studies led her to complete a BM in Voice Performance at Westminster Choir College where she also took classes on pedagogy and voice science. 

Valerie is a cantor and section leader at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. She has previously worked at the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore and the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona, PA.

Please check out Valerie’s website and YouTube channel for videos of her singing and a more detailed bio!

Book A Trial Lesson With Jason G.
Jason Gonzalez - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual

Jason Gonzalez is a Baltimore based tenor who specializes in operatic and musical theater repertoire. Having obtained a masters degree in voice performance from The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelors in Voice Performance and Musical Theater from Oklahoma City University, he feels comfortable helping his students sing with proper technique and style, while simultaneously making singing fun.

Jason has experience with students as young as five and as old as forty, and believes that anyone can sing if they have the passion and drive to do so. While studying at The Peabody Institute, he had the great opportunity to sing the roles of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Miles Zegner in Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli, and Alfred in Die Fledermaus, as well as being the tenor soloist in Joel Puckett’s work for orchestra, choir, and tenor, This Mourning.

Following his graduation from Peabody, Jason now sings regularly with the Washington Concert Opera and Wolf Trap Opera choruses, and as a soloist at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Avery Faust - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual
Avery Faust is a musicologist, vocalist, pianist,  flautist, and teacher from New Jersey currently based in Baltimore, Maryland. Avery is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Musicology at the Peabody Conservatory in John’s Hopkins University. She graduated with the class of 2021 from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania with a bachelors in music, focusing on vocal performance. 

Avery enjoys working with and teaching young musicians. She has experience teaching students as young as four to adult students. As a teacher, Avery works with students to help them learn about their instrument and channel their creativity through different styles. Her goal is to help her students achieve their goals and enjoy music.

Book A Trial Lesson With McKey
McKey Monroe - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual
McKey Monroe is a dramatic, charismatic, and enthusiastic Contralto. McKey is a native of Aiken, SC, and grew up with very few opportunities to sing in choirs or sing publicly. However, their mother and father introduced them to singing in the car to Billy Joel, ELO, The Monkees and many more. They were introduced to classical music when they joined their middle school band on the alto saxophone. McKey recently finished working on a few projects such as the role of a Sprite in Massenet’s Cendrillon and premiering Zwischenspiel, a new opera scene, by William Martin at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Currently, McKey is working on an upcoming production of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea with Peabody Opera. They are a very passionate performer and believe that putting bits of themself into each performance helps with their ability to convince the audience that they are living through each moment. 
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Jenny Roudebush - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual
Jenny Roudebush (Terry) is a singer/ songwriter from Mount Airy, MD. She started singing at a very young age with a deep love of music. Growing up, Jenny took classes in voice, piano and guitar, while singing in different bands and choirs. She sang in various recording studios as a demo vocalist for songwriters throughout Maryland.

Jenny received her degree in Music Management from Frostburg State University. While at Frostburg, she studied voice in classical, opera and Broadway styles. In school, Jenny received the exciting opportunity to sing the national anthem at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. 

After graduating, Jenny has received many opportunities to sing all over Maryland in different bands and venues. Jenny received recognition as a finalist in a cover song contest handpicked by country music star Sara Evans.

Jenny has recorded on albums with the band Sidewalk Mule titled “Missouri Picnic” (2013) and recorded on friend / musician Cynthia Marie’s album titled “Harbor” (2016).  In March of 2020 Jenny released her first album called “New Girl in Town” and single “Love Is” (2022) which features her love of country/pop music and her traditional roots.  Jenny enjoys teaching voice and piano to all students who want to learn and have a passion for music.

Edwin Jacob - Available For Both In-Person & Virtual
Edwin Jacob
, born and raised in the suburbs of the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area, is an active Vocalist and Music Educator. He graduated from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with a Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) in 2011 and a Master of Music (Jazz Studies) in 2012. During this time, Edwin honed his vocal skills in Opera, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pop and R&B, while sill completing a rigorous workload of ear training, sight-singing, music theory, arranging and composition. While at UArts, Jacob was involved in a number of performances. His most notable performances include: Lead in “Does Your House Have Lions” written by Sonia Sanchez, Directed by Johnnie Hobbs (2009), Lead singer in the children’s album "Get Up and Sing" produced by Mike Kennedy (Forge Recording, 2010 Valley Forge, PA), and Singer in Monkadelic Ensemble – Music of Thelonious Monk (Chris’ Jazz Café 2011 Philadelphia, PA). After graduating, Jacob began teaching Voice and Piano at several locations in New Jersey and is currently the Middle School Chorus Teacher at Christ Episcopal School in Rockville.

Dr. Chun-Ting
Dr. Chun-Ting Chao, originally from Taiwan, performs as a lyric soprano and a dramatic actress. She also goes by the name Amy. She has obtained a Doctorate of Musical Arts from The Catholic University of America, a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute, a Masters of Fine Arts from Tunghai University, and a Bachelors of the Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts. Dr. Chao has been cast in the roles of Ortlinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre by National Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, L'ecureuil in Ravel's L'enfant et les Sortilèges by the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and Cio Cio San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly by Catholic University of American, Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette by Bel Cantanti, Pousette in Massenet's Manon by Peabody.  and Micaëla, Frasquita, and Flora in highlights of various operas with Tunghai University Orchestra.  She has also sung the solos in Magnificat by Pergolesi, and Organ Solo Mass K. 259 by Mozart, and she has been invited to perform with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, the Opera Studio in Taiwan, and the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra. In 2007, she was named Young Artist of the Year by the Mondial Chinese Vocalist Concourse. 

During her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees, she minored in piano. Dr. Chao also teaches beginning to intermediate piano to students of all ages. She believes by making music education fun, she can keep students motivated to improve their skills. She encourages her students to learn new techniques or repertoire every lesson so they can move closer to their goals. She helps her students at their own pace to achieve their goals and enjoy music.

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