Anja Strauss

Style: Opera; Classical

Welcome to my NATS Online Profile! In addition to my active performing schedule I am excited to open up a new teaching studio in Montreal after having served on the faculty of the San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Preparatory Division and Adult Extension in California. In recent years I have also taught at the Saint Mary's College of California LEAP Program. Additionally, I work as a German diction coach at the San Francisco Opera. Since January 2013, I have been offering courses at McGill University, Montreal, and since the fall of 2013, I have been teaching voice lessons and courses at Marianopolis College.

My students have appeared in various performances (e.g. the San Francisco Lyric Opera Chorus, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, the California Opera Association, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, as well as at the annual NATS annual Singing Festival) and have continued to study at New York's Manhattan School of Music and San Francisco State University among others. I offer private voice lessons to anyone above the age of 16 who is interested in learning how to sing with a good and healthy technique- regardless of past training or level of experience. I specialize in teaching proper breathing, improving vocal technique through vocalises and work on songs and arias. I also enjoy sharing my expertise in master class settings and have been invited as a guest teacher at Hayward University, California and at McGill University, Montreal.

I am happy to assist in choosing appropriate repertoire, with focused attention on the student's individual needs and goals: such as preparing for auditions, concerts or singing for one's own personal joy and fulfillment. I also enjoy guiding the preparation for an operatic role and presentation of a character on stage. Additionally, I offer help with foreign language diction, foremost with German Diction, but also the European Romance languages: Italian, French and Spanish.

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Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program

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