A coloratura soprano, Ms. Sheila has performed professionally in numerous fully staged operas and concerts in Southern California, including with Opera Santa Barbara, Dream Orchestra of Los Angeles, Center Stage Opera, Guild Opera Company, Ridgecrest Opera Guild, and others. She graduated from University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, holds a Phi Beta Kappa award, and speaks two languages other than English: German and Farsi. She studied piano privately throughout her upbringing and uses her skills regularly to teach voice and piano students alike. Ms. Sheila completed her Masters of Music Vocal Performance at California State University Fullerton.
Ms. Sheila has been teaching voice and piano lessons since 2013. For singing, Sheila believes in teaching a healthy vocal technique which can be applied to any style of music, be it pop, musical theater, rock or opera. Lessons focus on technique and proper warm ups, as well as building up the student's repertoire. The technique should allow you to be free to express yourself to the fullest while you sing, so that you enjoy your performance.
For piano, Ms. Sheila believes in a strong foundation in music theory to help in the student's understanding of what they are playing. This work, combined with regular practice, adds greatly to the enjoyment and mastery of the instrument.
Overall, Ms. Sheila wants to make singing and piano fun while challenging the students to do their very best and always progress.