Teaching Philosophy
 

Philosophy

As an educator, Amy has taught acting, dance, and music to children and adults. She is well-versed in both musical theatre (encompassing rock, pop, jazz, country, etc) and classical vocal technique/repertoire and is an ideal choice for students interested in crossing genres. Amy does not adhere to a single technique, school, pedagogical philosophy but rather believes in assessing the needs of each individual student and adapting accordingly, helping each singer find their own, unique sound. 

Amy has been teaching voice for several years now and maintains a private studio in addition to her students from Virtu Academy. She teaches singers of all ages and abilities, ranging from casual shower singers to the lead singers of rock bands. Amy will craft each lesson plan to match the needs of each singer, some working on aural skills and music theory, others prioritizing the fundamentals of vocal technique (from breathing to crafting legato lines and freeing the instrument from tension).

Bio

Soprano, Amy Weintraub, has been praised for being  “a powerhouse” (Princeton Found) with “a voice that soars” (US1). Amy traverses several genres of music and theatre, ranging from pop/rock to opera. She has appeared in three Off-Broadway productions: #Adulting, It Came From Beyond, and Frankenstein. Other theatrical credits include The Princeton Festival’s She Loves Me (Amalia), Regretting Almost Everything at 54 Below starring Jeff Blumenkrantz, a Broadway's Future Concert featuring the music of Jacob Fjeldheim at Lincoln Center, and The Musical Theater Project's Silver Linings: The music of Jerome Kern. Operatic highlights include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Noémie in Cendrillon, and most recently, an operatic adaptation of A Doll’s House. She has participated in the esteemed Lotte Lenya Competition, where she used both her operatic and musical theatre. Amy graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2017, where she earned a BM in Vocal Performance and a BA in theatre. 

Sample of student Work