About | Description:
Stefani has been teaching private voice and piano lessons in the Los Angeles and South Bay area since 2005. She possesses a strong desire to share her musical knowledge with others, and she enjoys teaching a wide range of musical styles. Throughout many years of private vocal study, her teachers have commended her strong skills of observation and adaptation, and they have always told her she would make an excellent teacher. Stefani tailors her lessons to fit each individual’s needs, and she strives to help each of her students gain confidence and reach their own personal goals.
Education & Training
Stefani's musical talents were first observed at the age of 5, when she began private study of piano and music theory. She joined her high school choir at age 16. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre at the University of Tulsa, with special studies in jazz vocals, ear training, and theory. Her college career provided her with intense studies in the vocal styles of Musical Theatre, Classical, and Jazz. She was a featured vocalist with the TU Jazz Combo and Big Band, and she performed at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. She worked several years as a cast member of Light Opera Oklahoma. Since her arrival in Los Angeles, she has discovered her talent of songwriting and also ventured into home recording. She has performed as a solo artist at venues in LA and surrounding areas, including The Viper Room, The Mint, Genghis Cohen, B.B. King's, and House of Blues on Sunset.