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Eileen Bates
Owner/Voice and Piano Instructor
2000 – Present
Eileen Bates is a Dramatic Mezzo Soprano. As a vocalist with a traditional classical background, she is able to teach many genres of voice including musical theater, contemporary, gospel, and operatic.  Eileen has been teaching voice and piano for over 16 years in the South Jersey Area. After attending Rowan University as a vocal performance major, Eileen performed professionally on stage as a backup vocalist for stars such as Barry Manilow and the legendary tenor- Luciano Pavarotti. In 2004, Eileen was selected as a finalist in the All Eastern NATS Competition held at Westminster Choir College.  Eileen Bates is currently an alternate chorister for the Washington National Opera Company at Kennedy Center in Washington DC as well as Opera Delaware.  Eileen continues her operatic vocal training under the direction of Barbara Dever.  Ms.Dever is an internationally acclaimed Mezzo Soprano with the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.

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Mandy DiPietro
Acting & Stage Direction Coach
2014 – Present

Mandy DiPietro has been part of The Gift of Music Academy since she was twelve years old as a vocal performance student.  She went on to perform various lead roles and eventually received her degree in Acting and Directing from Rowan University.  Mandy works with students of all ages and development.