Voice Teachers

KAREN CANTOR Voice • Acting

SUZANNE DELONAS Voice • Piano • Flute • Clarinet • Saxophone

Suzanned studied at Kean University. She is an area general music teacher for grades K-6 and instrumental teacher for middle and high school. She has experience and expertise working with special needs students. She teaches flute, clarinet, piano, and voice at Elefante Music.

VIDEO: Suzanne Delonas intro

Eddie Guttman, piano and voice teacher

EDDIE GUTTMAN Voice • Piano

Eddie studied at Binghamton University and New York University, where he earned his Master’s in Composition. He has over 25 years of teaching experience, including at the New School/The Actors’ Studio and NYU. He studied with world renowned pianist Walter Ponce. Past performances include appearances at the Papermill Playhouse, Off Broadway, and CBGB’s. He served for 10+ years as the pianist for the Meet The Artist Series at Lincoln Center. Eddie composed “Equilibrium”, written for and performed by then NYC Ballet principal dancer Peter Boal. Eddie received the honor of being named “Favorite Piano Accompanist” by the readers of the national publication Back Stage. He gave tutelage to Mary Illes (Phantom of the Opera, Music Man), Ta’Rea Campbell (AidaHamilton), Eric Scott Kincaid (NewsiesCats), Adrienne Moore (Orange is the New Black), Doug Plaut (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kathy Brier (Hairspray), Bashira Cresswell (Lion King) and Joel Robertson (Les Miserables).

DIANE SMITH KIRSH Voice • Piano

Diane has been a professional singer with over 25 years experience in the music business. She has sung radio and television commercials (jingles) for top brands such as Diet Coke, My Little Pony, Chevrolet: including singing a solo for a Clio Award winning Max Factor Ad. As a recording session singer for records she has recorded with Michael Bolton, Marc Cohn, Patty Austin and Bebe and CeCe Winans. Diane has also shown her talents as a producer of the “Broadway Kids” and “Broadway Kids Sing Christmas” albums featuring Kathy Lee Gifford. She has performed in Off Broadway musicals and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Diane teaches Vocal Technique and Performance Coaching Privately and at Elefante Music School. She continues to perform at festivals and fundraisers with her band “Kings Road” and is lead singer in her Church Praise Band.

EMA MITROVIC Voice • Piano

Ema studied at the New Jersey City University and has over 7 years of experience teaching privately. Ema’s long list of performance credits include performing as Siébel in a full production of Gounod’s Faust with Hudson Opera Theatre in Middletown, NY; as Octavian in the final trio of Der Rosenkavalier with Opera Theatre of Montclair; as Maddalena in Rigoletto; as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre; and in the title role in Bizet’s Carmen with the Concert Opera of Philadelphia. Honors include being named finalist for New Jersey State Opera’s Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition, semi-finalist at the 8th Annual Peter Elvins Vocal Competition, and placing first in the advanced lower division of NJ NATS “Festival of Singing Competition,’ where she was also a featured artist. Ema is a regular cantor and alto section leader at Saint Vincent de Paul RC Church in Bayonne, NJ.

STEFANIE SANTORO Voice • Piano • Flute

VIDEO: Stefanie Santoro Introduction