I currently teach at Capital University and for a local high school in Columbus. My private studio is out of my home and serves a wide variety of singers from middle school age and up. My school aged students learn singing fundamentals and three singing styles (Classical, Musical Theater, & Other Contemporary). Adult students typically have one or two genres they enjoy most and we focus on those styles.
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Amy Rakowczyk is a teacher, soprano soloist, seasoned recitalist, and avid supporter of new classical music and contemporary commercial music. She holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Hawai'i Manoa (UH) and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Business from New Mexico State University.She has taught high school and college level courses in voice (private and group setting), ear training, theory, and opera workshop. Ms. Rakowczyk has also conducted various choirs including the UH University Chorus and the Worthington Kilbourne High School Treble Ensemble, as well as served as Director for the Unitarian Church of Norfolk Choir and Quartet in Norfolk, Virginia.Ms. Rakowczyk was an Orvis Opera Studio apprentice at Hawaii Opera Theatre where she performed the title role of Gretel from Hansel and Gretel for their touring program. She has premiered several new works by up-and-coming composers including the role of Jocasta in Oedipus Rex by Michael-Thomas Foumai, and various song cycles, including Songs of a Thousand Autumns, by Thomas Osborne. She has sung with several opera, musical theatre, and community organizations.Ms. Rakowczyk is equally at home with musical theater repertoire and is known for her energetic and charismatic performances. She keeps up-to-date with the current trends and demands in the singing and performing business, so she can best educate her students and prepare them for serious endeavors into performing. Ms. Rakowczyk attended the Contemporary Commercial Music Institute at Shenandoah University where she received her Level III certification in Somatic Voicework™ -The LoVetri Method. She is also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Ms. Rakowczyk currently serves as the Contemporary Voice Instructor at Capital University, and also teaches private and group voice at Worthington Kilbourne High School and runs her own studio. Additionally, she provides online instruction and courses through her website www.studioRmusic.com.