Rachel Menconi

Style: World; Pop; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
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Title: Voice/Acting Technique Teacher, Director, Recording Artist, Writer, and Actor
Bio:

My Vocal Program Commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1f86D0Tzao Please note: I've been teaching for over 15 years now and I'm a member of VASTA as well as NAfME, NJMEA, and NSAI.

ABOUT MY STUDENTS:

My students learn Modern Bel Canto Singing Technique to sing all genres. My current & former students have gone on national tours, released albums, are in bands, have been cast in regional/NYC theatre (Off-Off-Broadway/Off-Broadway), movies (Noah, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Top Five), music videos, commercials (JC Penny, Sleepy's, Bud Lite, Miller Lite, Beats By Dre, Optimum Business), and on TV (Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, The Mystories Of Laura, Royal Pains, Smash, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Law and Order: SVU, Orange Is The New Black, Golden Boy, & NBC's The Voice competition).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

I love what I do! I feel very fortunate that I am able to share my passion through teaching as well as performance. Whether you are a parent looking for instruction for your child or for yourself, I can customize the right program that best suits your needs. My students come from all walks of life and have different goals, but they all have one thing in common. They love singing and have the desire to be the best singer/performer they can be. Some students want to sing for themselves, others want to sing for a hobby, and others want to be professional performers. That’s where I come in. No matter what your goals are, I can help. When teaching, I focus on helping each student build a solid technique and making their voices better (better range, flexibility, control, tone quality...etc). I then teach my students how to become true artists without tearing them down and without taking away the part of them that makes them unique. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to not only make my students the best performers and singers they can be, but also give them all of the proper tools they need to have a more productive mind frame and become self-sufficient. Of course this can take many years to master. Learning how to sing is a process and doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and dedication.

MY PHILOSOPHY Everyone has their own learning style. Some people are visual learners, some are auditory learners, and some are kinesthetic learners (tactile learners). Each student learns the same modern Bel Canto voice technique, but is taught in a way that they can relate to. This is so they can learn and grow as a performer more efficiently and at their own pace. I give each student a technique they can count on (even when sick) and I challenge each person without intimidation. I believe that in order to have an efficient, enjoyable lesson, the student and the teacher must work together as a team. This is so the student can reach his or her maximum potential. I’m all about communication. I am also a performer, so I understand and can relate to my students every step of the way, because I've been there too. The lesson isn't about me. It’s about you, the student, and what I can do to help you achieve your goals. MY BIO: I’m a member of SAG-AFTRA, The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS certified), VASTA (Voice And Speech Trainers Association), NARAS (The Grammy Awards), NAfME, NJMEA, NYSSMA, MAC, BMI, NSAI, and The NJ Theatre Alliance. I've been teaching Bel Canto singing technique for the modern singer for 15+ years to children, teens, and adults. I have trained at The Hages Music Studio under a master teacher for 22+ years in the Bel Canto singing technique for all genres, studied at The Stella Adler Acting Studio in NYC as well as recorded and released my first album called “Just Meant To Be”. Other credits include commercials, films, TV shows (One Tree Hill, AMC, Food Network), music videos, & numerous stage credits (Off-Broadway/NYC Theatre). I'm also a writer (songs, scripts; 16+ years), director (10+ years), and an international recording artist (10+ years). I have been performing for 20+ years, have performed in front of sold out crowds, and have been honored with many standing ovations. Other honors include magazine covers, featured articles, singing to thousands of people, studio recordings/albums, originated the role of “Antigone” in “Oedipus: The Musical”, 2002 Helen Hayes Nomination for" Outstanding Vocal Performance in a Musical" (“Miss Adelaide” in “Guys And Dolls”), & 2008 finalist for NYC Singing Idol Competition. I've also been fortunate to have worked & performed with many people in the business including Grammy-Tony-Emmy Award Winners/Nominees.

I'm also the Founder/Artistic Director of a Theater/production company called "Sunshine Face Productions" as well as the Founder/President of “Sunshine Face” a music publishing company. I'm the creator of The Rising Stars Musical Theatre program for The Gifted Child Society and the director/vocal diirector of ArtQuest (a 3 week performing arts day camp funded by The Wayne Education Foundation).

It's official! I am now a world record breaker! I was one of the 200+ featured singers at the Metropolitan Room's (NYC) attempt to get into the Guinness Book Of World Records for The Longest Variety Show (60 hours of non-stop show!) We did it!

Check out my website: www.sunshinefaceproductions.com

Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment

Contact Information

Studio

155 West Grand Avenue
Montvale, NJ
USA 07645

TEL: 201-474-5575

E-mail: Rachact2@gmail.com

Vcard: import to my address book

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