BA, MM Amanda Vest holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Pepperdine University, a Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College, and teaching certification in the Harmony Road piano method. She is a two-time winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing—Los Angeles vocal competition and a semi-finalist in the Advanced Division of the 2015 NATS Eastern Region Conference Auditions. She graced stages in concert and opera performances in Europe and across the United States. Her opera roles include Zemfira (Aleko) and Gianetta (L’elisir d’amore.)
In addition to being an accomplished singer, Miss Vest is an experienced pianist that has performed with festival orchestras, in guild auditions, and as an accompanist/collaborative pianist. Miss Vest has been teaching piano and voice to students of all ages and ability levels for over six years and is particularly passionate about the importance of early childhood music education—she began her study of piano at age three. Her students have successfully performed in solo and group recitals, written original music in a variety of styles, and earned high marks on the AP Music Theory exams.
Miss Vest believes the study of music is a holistic experience that combines physical awareness, theoretical knowledge, and guided intuition through performance and practice. She is an experienced and successful teacher of classical and crossover styles.