Tracy C. is a remarkable musician with a diverse range of talents encompassing classical vocal performance, singer-songwriting, piano playing, bassoon playing, and music research. Her rich educational background and international experiences underscore her dedication and versatility in the world of music.
Tracy earned her Bachelor of Music degree with a unique double concentration in Bassoon and Voice performance from SUNY Buffalo State University. Her musical journey began at an early age, participating in the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo. This involvement provided her with the opportunity to perform internationally in the United Kingdom and Europe. Under the esteemed Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) model, Tracy developed her vocal skills and cultivated a strong foundation in choral music.
During her undergraduate studies, Tracy engaged in a multitude of musical pursuits. She sang with the professional choir Harmonia Chamber Singers and exhibited her prowess on the bassoon by performing with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Her dedication extended to the realm of piano, as she completed several semesters of piano lessons. Notably, she had the privilege of showcasing her piano talents with a performance of Bach’s Prelude in D major for a masterclass conducted by Alan Chow, a piano professor from the Eastman School of Music.
Tracy’s passion for teaching is evident through her roles as a piano and voice instructor. She specializes in working with beginner and intermediate students, nurturing their musical growth and fostering a strong foundation. Her teaching journey also includes a faculty position at the Community Arts Academy at Buffalo State University, where she co-taught piano classes for 5-6 year-olds. She also served as a voice and piano teacher at Your Lessons Now, contributing to the musical development of students of varying ages and backgrounds.
As Tracy joins Vivaldi Music Academy, she eagerly anticipates the opportunity to guide her students’ growth and encourage them to express their individuality through music. Her commitment to accessibility and inclusivity aligns with her teaching philosophy, aiming to make music education an enriching experience for everyone.