Victoria Rapanan, a native New Yorker and Filipino-American, is an International Voice Teacher and Vocal Technician. She specializes in the Old Italian School of Singing, with the Swedish influence, and also cross-trains into contemporary musical styles. Ms. Rapanan has taught voice for 25 years, and trained and apprenticed in New York with the renowned Vocal Pedagogue, David Jones. Her private studio is located in Pleasant Hill (30 minutes east of San Francisco). In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Diablo Valley College and teaches for Mt. Diablo Adult Education. Ms. Rapanan is also a regular guest instructor in Bangkok and Manila, and also taught at the International Lyric Academy in Italy. Many of her students have pursued professional careers in opera, musical theatre, recording, teaching voice, and choral conducting, besides winning awards in competitions and performing internationally. She has taught singers in all genres of music – classical, contemporary and traditional musical theatre, jazz, pop, gospel, international folk, etc.
Ms. Rapanan was the President of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, from 2012-2016. She also served as Vice President, Recitals from 2006-2012.
A Mezzo-soprano Zwischenfach, Victoria Rapanan has also been an active performer for most of her life. Her extensive range and artistry encompass music of diverse styles – from opera, including coloratura repertoire, to musical theater, pop and R&B. She has performed principal roles with many opera and musical theater companies, and has also been a featured soloist in oratorios and concerts throughout California, Italy, Bangkok and Manila.
For more information, please visit Victoria Rapanan’s website, www.healthyvocaltechnique.com.