Voice Teachers

Please note that while lessons are virtual due to the pandemic, teachers’ locations are listed for consideration when in-person lessons resume.

Karen Cantor

Voice •  Acting
Director of Elefante Music’s Performing Arts Program

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
Bucknell University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
10+ years teaching privately

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Proud Member: Actor’s Equity Association. Played Venus in the revival of Kurt Weill’s One Touch of Venus at the Goodspeed Opera House; played Louisa in The Fantasticks with the Miami Opera; toured as Susan in The Desert Song; played the title role in Naughty Marietta in NYC; played Josephine in HMS Pinafore, The Mistress in Evita with Carolee Carmello, Anna in Tintypes, Maria in The Sound of Music, and Starting Here, Starting Now in the Cayman Islands.

DIRECTING HIGHLIGHTS
Has directed and/or musical directed for Light Opera of New Jersey, South Mountain TheatreWorks, Summit Playhouse. Directs Elefante’s popular Musical Theater Camp and serves as director & musical director of Elefante’s musicals (Annie, Honk, Wonka, Frozen, and more). Has taught/coached many students who work professionally on Broadway, film, TV, etc.

FAVORITE GENRE TO TEACH
Broadway

Eddie Guttman, piano and voice teacher

Eddie Guttman

Voice • Piano

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
Binghamton University (BM) & New York University (MA)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
25+ years teaching privately and at the New School/The Actors’ Studio, NYU, Marymount Manhattan College, Wagner College, Horace Mann and Packer Collegiate

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Performed at the Papermill Playhouse, Off Broadway, CBGB’s; served for 10+ years as the pianist for the Meet The Artist Series at Lincoln Center.

TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS
Gave tutelage to Mary Illes (Phantom of the Opera, Music Man), Ta’Rea Campbell (Aida, Hamilton), Eric Scott Kincaid (Newsies, Cats), Adrienne Moore (Orange is the New Black), Doug Plaut (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kathy Brier (Hairspray), Bashira Cresswell (Lion King) and Joel Robertson (Les Miserables)

FAVORITE GENRE TO TEACH
Broadway

Diane Smith Kirsh

Voice • Piano

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
The Boston Conservatory of Music

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
15+ years teaching privately

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Starred as Eliza Doolittle in Keene State College Summer Theater’s My Fair Lady, Marian in The Music Man and Nettie Fowler in Carousel
Sang as a session singer for radio and television commercials and voice-overs, recording jingles for Diet Coke, Hawaiian Punch, My Little Pony, Chevrolet, Nestle Sweet Dreams.
Recorded with Michael Bolton, Cyndy Lauper, Patty Austin, George Clinton, Bebe & Cece Wynan, Marc Cohn
Vocal producer of three “Broadway Kids” Albums: ‘Christmas’,’ Broadway’ and ‘America’
Currently sings with her band Kings Road and is a vocal soloist at the Presbyterian church in New Providence and The Community Congregational church in Short Hills

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Pop, Broadway, Rock, Classical

Ema Mitrovic

Voice • Piano

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
New Jersey City University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
7+ years teaching privately

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Performed as Siébel in a full production of Gounod’s Faust with Hudson Opera Theatre in Middletown, NY; Octavian in the final trio of Der Rosenkavalier with Opera Theatre of Montclair; Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) with New York Lyric Opera Theatre; performed the title role of Bizet’s Carmen with the Concert Opera of Philadelphia; is a regular cantor and alto section leader at Saint Vincent de Paul RC Church in Bayonne, NJ

HONORS
Finalist for New Jersey State Opera’s Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition; semi-finalist at the 8th Annual Peter Elvins Vocal Competition; featured artist at the NJ National Association of Teachers of Singing “Festival of Singing”; placed first in the advanced lower division of NJ NATS, “Festival of Singing Competition”

TEACHING FOCUS
Solid Vocal Health – Dependable Technique for Every Genre

Stefanie Santoro

Voice • Flute • Piano

LOCATION
Scotch Plains, Virtual

EDUCATION
John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University
Studies with Judith Mendenhall, principal flautist of the American Ballet Theater

TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS
Teaches flute, piano and voice to over 30 students ranging from kindergarten to adult
Created and directed a flute camp to promote flute technique and repertoire in a group setting

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Performed at Carnegie Hall with the Montclair State University orchestra and flute ensemble; in chamber ensembles; and in the pit orchestra for Montclair State University’s productions of Sweeny Todd, A Chorus Line, Carousel, and Poulenc’s opera, Dialogue of the Carmelites
As a vocalist was part of University Singers, and the Montclair State University chorale; performed Mozart’s Requiem and Mahler’s third symphony with University Singers and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Founding member of Les Non Triolets, a trio featuring flute, double bass, and piano that performs a variety of music from classical to jazz
Part of the baroque chamber music ensemble Millennial Musicale Concert Series and the New York and New Jersey Flute Club

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Classical (flute and piano) and theater (voice)

Suzanne Delonas

Voice • Flute

LOCATION
Scotch Plains, Virtual

EDUCATION
Kean University

TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS
General music teacher for grades K-6, instrumental teacher for middle and high school, has experience with special needs students