Voice/Piano Lessons and Dramatic Coachings in the New York Area and ONLINE

A Naxos Record Label classical recording artist, an award winning Cabaret Artist, and a distinguished teacher of voice, piano, and dramatic interpretation, Dr. Regina Zona has been an in-demand performer and teacher for over 32 years.

After having taught in several universities around the country, working with young artists and pre-professionals in opera and musical theatre, Dr. Zona now maintains a private studio in Yonkers, New York and Manhattan and ONLINE for singers and pianists of all levels, beginner (age 14 and up) through professional.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of Dr. Zona’s are now being taught online for the foreseeable future. With the right equipment and a peer to peer application like Jamkazam, online lessons can mimic the experience of an in-person lesson and allow Dr. Zona to teach students all over the world. To learn more about the technology needed for online lessons, click HERE.

Dr. Zona is truly passionate about music, and the energy creates an incredible atmosphere for learning! She challenged me as a singer and performer and helped me learn to breathe life into the music–while also transforming my voice.

Dennis Shuman

What I love about Dr. Regina is that her lessons are very personal focusing as you the student, you the performer, and you the person. I truly felt that she cared about my overall vocal health and growth as a singer.

Johanna Dittus

What I admire most about Regina is her ability to effectively communicate with each student on an individual level. If I do not grasp a concept immediately, she will find a different way to approach the idea until it works for me. I always leave our lessons feeling inspired and energized.

Meghan Klinkenborg

ABOUT DR. REGINA ZONA

Dr. Regina Zona has held teaching positions at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Shorter College in Rome, GA, Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and the Community Music School in Buffalo, NY. With over 32 years voice teaching experience, she gives her students a nurturing and growth-oriented environment at a most advanced level. A solid foundation of pedagogy that stresses a healthy, total-body approach to singing is combined with a strong understanding of a variety of repertoire for all levels of singers including opera, lieder/art song, oratorio, musical theatre and jazz. With her extensive experience as an accompanist, she provides an integrated musical approach, sharing with her students the importance of understanding all the layers of the music – vocal line, text, accompaniment and the interpretation of the piece through those layers. It is with this approach that Dr. Zona’s students learn how to communicate the truth of the music and the character they portray.

As an artistic director of a summer opera training program, Dr. Zona specializes in the unique needs of the young artist. She has taught courses in audition techniques and acting for singers and is passionate about teaching those young artists how to make that important transition from student to performing artist.

Equally comfortable teaching musical theatre styles, Dr. Zona’s students have been cast in National Tours and Regional Theatres all over the United States. She teaches healthy belting techniques and understands the uniques needs of the contemporary musical theatre performer auditioning in this ever changing business.

Dr. Zona has taught piano at all levels in the private studio and at the collegiate level. Using a methodical and overall approach to the teaching of piano, technique and music theory, she provides growth-oriented but fun environment for students just beginning through those who have played for years.

Dr. Zona has had an extensive performing career in both opera and classical singing, having recorded a world-wide released CD with the Naxos Americans Classics Label and just recently won the 2020 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Award for Best New York Debut Female . For more information about Dr. Zona’s singing career, visit her professional singing website: www.reginazona.com.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Any student of music has the ability to succeed – either on a personal level, a professional level or both. It is my job as their teacher to set the expectations very high; higher than the student may think they can achieve at first. Whether or not the student actually achieves the expectation at face value is not the point. The journey to reach those heights is how the student truly discovers their voice, their art and themselves. I provide the student with every bit of information that I can to guide them through their journey. But ultimately, the job of all teachers is to take the student to the point where they don’t need us anymore.

Music, in general and singing in particular, is very personal. Students who learn to sing tend to become very vulnerable during the process. After learning the basic technique, they must look inside themselves to find their expression and create their art. I believe in creating a safe and enthusiastic environment for my students to explore that part of themselves.  Enabling a student to access that inner expression allows them to grow not only as a singer but also as an artist.

SCHEDULE A LESSON!

Do you need a voice or piano teacher? Are you preparing for a role that you need to coach? Do you need get your audition packages ready? Are you in high school and are the lead in your musical or preparing for NYSSMA competition or college auditions? Fill out the form below and tell Dr. Zona a little about yourself and what goals you have for your lessons and she will respond promptly.

To learn more about Dr. Zona's singing career, visit www.reginazona.com