Olivia D. is a vocal and pianist musician who has lived in Houston here entire life. Her love for music started with her first instrument, alto saxophone— inspired by her musician father. As a young child, expanded her knowledge of music as she studied jazz and classical music with singing and the piano especially in school and summers at the Summer Jazz Workshop.
She continued her musical journey throughout middle school where she fell in love with musical theater. She pursued this passion throughout high school and college. Resulting, in receiving her Bachelors of Fine Arts at the University of Houston in Theater with a Concentration in Acting. Gaining experience in her performances in theater companies like Main Street and Catastrophic Theater. This lead to her true passion for voice and dialects, songwriting, as well as the world of speech-language pathology.
Olivia continued her work in her offseason her performances by teaching music theory at SJW. Post-graduation, Olivia worked as the Assistant Director at the JCC and began her journey to becoming a speech-language pathologist. She continues to use that as a tool in her teaching to emphasize healthy voice use and research-based vocal exercises. She teaches beginning piano utilizing the curriculum her father, who teaches at Emery/Wiener as well as contemporary voice. Olivia is excited to be joining Vivaldi Music Academy so she can impart her love of music to her students just as her father did with her.