An accomplished and in-demand voice teacher, Cassandra has become a staple and representation of fine vocal technique to emerging singers today. In addition to upholding a thriving vocal studio, she is currently a vocal instructor at the University of Miami Frost School of Music and is a leader in promoting cultural and artistic awareness through vocal instruction. Her students have performed on stages cross-country including Carnegie Hall, NBC’s The Voice, Sullivan Theater on the Square, Adrienne Arsht Center, just to name a few. Though Miami is her home base, she travels to Los Angeles and New York to work with singers as well. She also maintains part of her vocal studio nationally and internationally via videotelephony systems. Cassandra has also had students chosen for lead roles in theaters in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Sarasota, and Los Angeles.
Acclaimed as a vocal pedagogue, Cassandra was named as the Superintendent for the Vocal Competition of Miami-Dade County Youth Fair, which offers youth accessibility to stage-performances and critiques from world-class vocalists. As a sought-after vocal instructor, Cassandra also teaches Voice and Movement Master Classes and workshops at the New York Film Academy South Beach Campus. Her dedication in vocal arts carries through as she has been invited to teach master classes around South Florida, taught as a guest voice teacher at the University of Miami musical theater sector, served on vocal-juries for Miami’s top Magnet Music program at Coral Reef Senior High School, a vocal adjudicator for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and has been invited to feature her students in events all across the state of Florida, Georgia, and New York. Upon visiting Miami and attending a recital of Cassandra’s, singer and actress, Joline Mujica (who played Tracy in New York’s Broadway musical, Hairspray) said the students under her direction demonstrated poise and control through their talent and technique.
Her voice lessons remarkably not only educate, but also enrich and enlighten people of all ages therefore nourishing the appreciation of vocal performance. After she earned a Bachelor in Music Education and began teaching, her passion to enrich lives through a person’s individual voice coupled with her entrepreneurial spirit, led her to begin her own voice studio. Cassandra subsequently went back to school to earn a Master’s of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship to provide better leadership in this realm.
Along with performing and the degrees she holds, Cassandra continually studies the art of commercial singing, songwriting, and successful techniques for marketing musical artists. Through her work with record labels, managers, publishing houses, and sporting events, she knows what it takes to produce exciting, unique singers. Under her leadership, Cassandra produces singers that mesmerize audiences through pure tonal ability and skill of the vocal instrument. Yet beyond that, her goal with these vocalists is to produce a confident and “honest” singer with a timeless voice that stands out.