Rhaea D'Aliesio, Voice & Piano Teacher
Rhaea D’Aliesio is a soloist and chamber music artist all over the United States, as well as abroad. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and Master of Music degree from the Longy School of Music, where she cultivated her expertise in opera, art song, lieder, and oratorio. She was a roster artist with Boston Opera Collaborative for two years. Recent opera roles include covering Micaela with Brott Opera in Ontario, Canada, Bianca (La Rondine: Remix), Clara (Mirror: an immersive song experience), Emilie (Dangerous Liaisons), Bethel (She’s Fabulous), and Irene (Sacred Wood) with Boston Opera Collaborative, Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief), Clara (Signor Deluso), and the Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas) at Longy, Nella (Gianni Schicchi) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) at the Amalfi Music Festival in Vietri sul Mare, Italy, as well as Monica (The Medium), and Lucy (The Telephone) at Saddleback College. She has been honored to appear in master classes with Dawn Upshaw, Ann Baltz, Warren Jones, and Ben Zander.
Rhaea regularly performs concert and oratorio repertoire. Recent solo performances with orchestra include the Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras with the Longy Cello Ensemble, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man (west coast premiere), and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Saddleback Symphony Orchestra in Orange County, California. She has premiered several new art songs and performs song recitals frequently. She is also a lover of musical theatre and has most recently appeared as Maria (West Side Story) in Durban, South Africa, as well as a tribute to the beloved music of Stephen Sondheim in Mission Viejo, California.
Rhaea has taught Kindergarten through eighth grade classroom music at St. Edward the Confessor Parish School, private voice and piano lessons with California Music Studios in Dana Point, California, the North End Music and Performing Arts Center in Boston, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and the Starline Academy in Stoughton, Massachusetts. As a teaching artist, Rhaea strives to connect music to the daily lives of audiences and students alike. She believes deeply that music, regardless of genre or instrument, is an endless opportunity for exploration, and works to help each student achieve their highest potential in every lesson, while steadily expanding their own self-worth. It is her most fervent passion to use music to broaden students’ perceptions and imaginations, empowering them to make things a bit more beautiful.
Weekly lessons are given at Zeagler’s Music Store at 7003 Florida Boulevard, in Baton Rouge. 30 minute music/voice lessons for ages 8-11. 45 minute lessons are recommended to students 11- 16; 1 hour lessons recommended for teens over 16, and adults.