“Thank you for your patience, time, sacrifice and guidance. You have always been the teacher that made me challenge myself the most. I thank you for two wonderful years and I hope you know that you will always be a teacher who inspired me, and whom I will always remember.”
S. Jarjour, OCC Alumna and California State University, Fullerton student

“Thank you, Nadia, for helping me so much. You always know what to say to make me connect with a song. Thank you for helping me to cultivate a love for this art!”
Alex B., Chapman College Student

“Congratulations on an enormously successful recital. It was a testament and validation of you as a teacher and role model to your students. I am awestruck by the diversity of the students and repertoire, which encompassed so many musical genres, traditions and styles. I thought last year’s recital was hard to beat, but you keep on outdoing yourself. You have made a lasting and cherished imprint on my life. Thank you for all your kind and thoughtful words! You give so much of yourself—your talent, energy, enthusiasm, and patience. You have all the right stuff that makes a great teacher.”
M. Roth

“Thank you for all the lessons, motivation, encouragement and patience you gave me. I have learned so many priceless skills from you that I can’t thank you enough!”
Chris Bianco

“Great recital yesterday! Thanks so much for all your efforts to put on a first-class program!”
D. Dickson

“You were an amazing teacher!”
A. Webber, Boston University Student

“There isn’t enough room to tell you how much you mean to me, and how thankful I am that we met.”
T. Place

“Thank you very much for the past two years! I’ve improved a lot. I enjoyed having lessons with you!”
Eric Lin, CSU, Northridge Student

“You have helped me do things that others said were impossible. You helped me believe in myself. Thank you for all the hard work and effort you have put in to helping me become a better singer and performer.”
Brian W.

“You did a fantastic job with my voice! I have wonderful technique and a bright future!”
John H., CSULB Student

“You have offered me so many lessons that I can carry with me for the rest of my life. I have been blessed to learn from someone with such a great appreciation for music!”
Amanda G.

“I want to thank you for everything you have done for me. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have this voice. I had to fight to get you as a teacher, and I’m so glad it worked out.”
A. De La Torre

“It’s been incredible working with you! Thank you so much for believing in me.”
Erik L.

“Thank you for everything, especially your ability to be so patient with me, for being a great listener, and most of all, for your professionalism. I never imagined to be where I am today—without your guidance and expertise I would not have found my voice.”
Scarlet Friedman

“When I came to OCC, I questioned continuing my career in the performing arts. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have taken this journey. From the bottom of my heart, I THANK YOU for taking me under your wing and helping to mold me into who I am today—poised, confident, strong-willed, and prepared for the next step.”
T. Jose, OCC Alumna and USC student

“Thanks for being an awesome voice teacher. I’m learning a ton and I so appreciate it!”
Karen S.

“Thank you for everything! You are a wonderful teacher and an inspiring person.”
Mary H., Student

“Thank you so much for taking me as your student. Your teaching has really helped me improve in a short amount of time. I couldn’t have done it without you!”
N. Chen, USC Student

“You’re a lifesaver! Thanks for all your help!”
Valerie H.

“My church choir singer Dave is LOVING your OCC voice class. Thanks for your positive and encouraging style! It’s really helpful…”
Beth Syversson, Church choir director and accompanist

“I was absolutely blown away with the progress I saw in your students you had visit our voice class. WOW!”
Joe Milunas, Student

“For a beautiful and caring teacher—thank you for all the time you’ve spent on these opera scenes!”
C. Ong-Portillo

“You are the best coach ever!”
Glory S.

“Thank you for asking me to be part of such an incredible show!”
J.C. Orellana, Student

“Nadia, thank you for letting me part of something so magical, like… Harry Potter status!”
Alan S.

“I got the scholarship! I am soooo happy! You have been an inspiration to me, and I am truly thankful and honored to have you as a teacher—you make a contribution to music and the future, and you make the world a better place.”
Valerie Jean Keller, OCC Alumna and Concordia College student

“I wanted to thank you for all your support and great coaching. You have been a wonderful teacher and have helped me find a passion in singing!”
D. Velasquez, OCC Alumnus and USC student

“I am so glad I found you! Thank you for opening up the world of voice to me. I love being your student!”
Church Choir Member and Cantor

“What a blessing you have been in our lives! Your love of music is so contagious, and your dedication to teaching is such an inspiration!”
The Fry Sisters

“Your wonderful contribution to our Performing Arts Scholarships program has not been forgotten. Thank you for the time and expertise you contributed to Friends of Arts Education for several years.”
Helene Trudeau, Executive Director
FAE, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts