Voice Lessons

Hannah, Donata, McAllenDonata’s performance experience allows her to provide a well-rounded learning experience to students of all ages.  She holds a Bachelors of Music from Ithaca College where she first started teaching community members as well as accompanying voice lessons. Donata continued to earn a Masters of Music from Mannes College of Music, where she was selected to be a teaching artist by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, teaching private voice lessons. Her extensive teaching background includes experience as a member of the Shreveport Opera and Opera Colorado’s Young Artist program, the Bergen School of Music, Wellsley Academy of Music and Fusion Music School.

An active performer of both Opera and Theater, Donata’s notable engagements this season include a leading role in the World Premiere of a new musical by Grammy winning composer Paul Sullivan’s The Last Ferryman at the Stonington Opera House, The 2nd Lady in Opera Tampa’s Die Zauberflöte, Josephine in Knoxville Opera’s HMS Pinafore, as well as performing as a featured singer at the Bristol Riverside Theater’s Winter Musicale.  She has performed leading roles at Avery Fisher Hall, Opera Colorado, Opera New Jersey, Shreveport Opera, Amarillo Opera, Knoxville Opera, Opera Tampa Opera Fort Collins, Ohio Light Opera, Morningside Opera, GLOW Lyric Theater, Dixon Place Theater, Prince Music Theater, The American Music Festival, The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players and the Actor’s Studio.

“I have had many guests artists work with the students in my performing arts high school, but the masterclass presented by Donata Cucinotta was one of the best I’ve ever seen. She presented what some may consider a “stuffy” art form, (opera), and brought all aspects of it to life. Funny, entertaining and unbelievably talented, she is the whole package. It’s challenging to find a voice teacher that has her depth of knowledge regarding the technical aspects of singing, and her own experience as a performer makes her a very valuable asset to my students.”–Regina McAllen,
Choral Director and FPAC Voice

Music Motto: “Only YOU can teach yourself how to sing. Only YOU can find your voice. I am only a guide, because at the end of the day, it’s all about you finding your own voice.”

The Ideal StudentEmily, Donata McAllen
– Has the time and energy to commit to a weekly or bimonthly lesson as well as a regular practice schedule.
– Has a basic level of musical proficiency (can read music and match pitches).
– Is interested in studying classical and musical theatre repertoire.
– Approaches study as an opportunity to learn more about the human voice as well as him/herself.
– Is willing to take chances and make mistakes

The studio is presently accepting students of high school age and up. Current students can access the google drive folder here.

To schedule a lesson, contact Donata Directly at donata.cucinotta@gmail.com

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