“My greatest joy, as a teacher, is to help each student gain more confidence, control, and expressive ability through their unique voice.” – Julia Tobiska, M.M.
Visit wsvoice.com for detailed information about my Seattle studio As a professional Opera Singer, Musical Theater Performer, Choral Member, Concert Soloist, and yoga teacher, Julia draws on her diverse experience to benefit her students’ equally diverse interests. • Located in West Seattle, near bus lines and an easy commute from downtown
• Lessons available to adults and kids (30 minutes or 60 minutes)
• 10+ years of teaching experience with a positive and concentrated learning environment
• Training in theory, sight-reading, ear-training and related piano skills also available
Julia Tobiska (mezzo-soprano) has been fortunate enough to have been employed by numerous professional companies across the country. Ms. Tobiska's performance credits include mainstage or Apprentice Artist productions with Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, Nashville Opera, the Opera Company of North Carolina, Colorado Light Opera, the Virginia Arts Festival, and others. A partial list of diverse roles include Angelina in Rossini's La Cenerentola, Sister Helen in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere de Siviglia, Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Hedy LaRue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Petra in A Little Night Music, and Bloody Mary in South Pacific. Ms. Tobiska’s most notable solo concert credits include The Sound of Music In Concert with the Colorado Symphony, selections by Gustav Mahler as a part of the Colorado Mahlerfest, and as well as numerous recitals across the country. Ms. Tobiska was also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sing for President and Mrs. Obama in 2015 as a part of the White House closing Christmas party as a member of the Seattle-based choral ensemble, Choral Arts Northwest.
Ms. Tobiska received her undergraduate degree from Western Washington University and her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her Master's degree was unique in that it focused not only on performance but also included a major pedagogical component for both adult and young voices. Certified to teach yoga in 2011, she uses knowledge gleaned from her training and continued yoga practice to help students gain greater awareness of body and breath while singing.