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RACHEL MENCONI has been performing all of her life. At the tender age of two, she started dancing school. At the age of six, she began musical theatre training and at the age of eight, Rachel started taking private voice lessons. Since then, she has been in 40+ musicals and 20+ Off-Broadway Cabarets NYC/NJ, 20+ years of Bel Canto vocal training, 12+ years of musical theatre training, and 10+ years of acting training (Theater/On- camera). Rachel originated the role of Antigone in Oedipus: The Musical in NYC (2007).

Rachel started teaching both voice and acting at the age of 16 and has now been teaching students of all ages (children-adults) for 15+ years. Whether working in a private or a group class (small by design), she is able to focus on each student's individual needs and develop their skills (singing and performance) at a comfortable pace. She challenges each person without intimidation and understands that each student learns differently. Rachel is also a performer so she understands her students every step of the way, because she's been there too. Even the best performers get nervous. Rachel teaches her students the tricks of getting rid of stage fright and ways to always have a great performance even when life gets you down.Rachel tries to make everyone want to do their best in a fun nurturing environment. She is a SAG-AFTRA Actor, VASTA, NARAS (Grammy Awards), Certified member of The National Association Of Teachers Of Singing (NATS), member of The North American Music Teachers Association (NAMTA), and member of BMI.

Rachel has trained with and performed with many people in the business such as David Fields (2 Time Grammy Winner), Haim Cotton (7 Time Grammy Nominee; Project Grand Slam), Oz Noy (Top Studio Recording Musician; NYC), Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill), Andrea McArdle, Edd Kalehoff, Judy Hages, Michael Laibson (Emmy Award Nominee), B. Lynne Jebins, Brette Goldstein, etc.

Profile Summary:
Performer (singer/actress, songwriter/vocalist) Montvale, NJ
Teacher (Bel Canto Singing/Stanislavski Acting) Montvale, NJ
Director (Stage and On-Camera) Montvale, NJ
Writer Montvale, NJ
More About Me
Work Experience:
Private Home Studio (NJ) - Voice/Acting Lessons
- Teacher (Private Instruction/Group Classes/Workshops); 2005-Present
- Teach students ages 8-up how to use proper technique and get them thinking about their character(s) while at the same time having fun and strengthening their skills. (I teach with Stanislavski Acting Technique and Bel Canto Singing Technique.)
Responsibilities:
- Warm-up students physically and vocally.
- Teach real technique and strengthen voice/acting skills
- Teach students how to command stage
- Help students learn new songs/monologues/scenes
- Build confidence

Act II Performing Arts Center (NY) - Voice Teacher/Asst. Acting Teacher/Asst. Chorographer/Stage Manager/ Lighting Asst.
- Teacher (Group Classes); 2002-2004
- Taught children Ages 6-14 yrs on Saturday mornings/afternoons
- Put on full length musicals twice a year
- Sang in pit for shows
Responsibilities:
- Met and greeted students/parents (in beginning and end of the day)
- Warmed-up students physically and vocally.
- Taught students the basics of proper singing, acting and dancing tech.
- Taught students the songs, lines, and chorography for each show
Education:
Partial List:
- The Hages Studios NJ/NYC (The Art Of Bel Canto Singing Technique) 1993-Present
- Action Theatre Conservatory (Acting program) (8 years)
Organizations / Affilations:
Sunshine Face Productions (Theatre and Production Company), SUNSHINE FACE (Music Publishing Company), Hybrid Interactive (Multimedia Company), Erik Edward Olssen Productions (Video and Editing Company, Toback Videos (Video, Editing, and Duplicating Company)
Rachel Menconi is located in Montvale, NJ and has the following skills: Performer (singer/actress, songwriter/vocalist), Teacher (Bel Canto Singing/Stanislavski Acting), Director (Stage and On-Camera), Writer
Training, Talent, Acting / Drama, Writing / Journalism
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Performer (singer/actress, songwriter/vocalist)

Category: Talent
Description
Lyric Soprano with high-strong mix that sounds like a belt. All styles/genres.(Broadway, rock, pop, R & B, folk...etc.)

Improv, comedic timing, moves well, Songwriter/lyricist.

Height: 5' 2"
Hair/Eyes: Brown
Age Range: 16 - 30

Working on 2 studio albums with a 7 Time Grammy Nominee producer /musician/arranger and also working with the number 1 NYC Studio recording guitarist).
Relevant Education / Credentials
1. Starred in 40+ musicals/20+ Off-Broadway Cabarets through out NYC/NJ. _______________________________________ 2. 20+ years of intense Bel Canto vocal training. _______________________________________ 3. 10+ years of Stanislavki acting training(stage/On camera). _______________________________________ 4. 12+ years of musical theatre training. _______________________________________ 5. 6 years of dance (tap/jazz/hip-hop). _______________________________________ 6. 16+ years of song writing experience. _______________________________________ 7. Proud member of BMI. _______________________________________ 8. President/Founder of Sunshine Face Productions and President/Founder of Sunshine Face music publishing. _______________________________________ 9. Have directed music revues and variety shows in NYC and NJ which received standing ovations. _______________________________________ 10. "Let Me Out On That Stage! A one woman show starring Rachel Menconi was performed to a sold out crowed on July 18, 2009 in NYC. Rachel was given a standing ovation at the end."
Years Experience: 20

Teacher (Bel Canto Singing/Stanislavski Acting)

Category: Training
Description
Rachel Menconi has been teaching both voice and acting to children, teens, and adults for 15+ years. Whether working in a private or a group class (small by design), she is able to focus on each student's individual needs and develop their skills (singing and performance) at a comfortable pace. She challenges each person without intimidation and understands that each student learns differently. Rachel is also a performer so she understands her students every step of the way, because she's been there too. Even the best performers get nervous. Rachel teaches her students the tricks of getting rid of stage fright & ways to always have a great performance even when life gets you down. Rachel also prepares a selected group of students for a performance in NJ and in NYC.

SINGING: Rachel Menconi teaches real Bel Canto technique that prepares her students to take care of their own voices so they eventually don't need a voice teacher. At the same time, Rachel gives them a safe environment to learn/grow and a chance to perform. Private/group classes available.

ACTING: Rachel Menconi teaches real Stanislavski acting technique enhanced with Chekhov warm up exercises that gives her students the tools to be successful and the ability/knowledge to perform the rest of their lives. At the same time, Rachel gives them a safe environment to learn/grow and a chance to perform.

Whether Rachel Menconi is teaching singing or acting, she always provides professional training at the highest caliber.
Relevant Education / Credentials
* SAG-AFTRA, NARAS (Grammy Awards), VASTA, Certified Member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). member of The North American Music Teachers Association (NAMTA). and NJ Theatre Alliance. * _________________________________________ Teaching Specialties: _________________________________________ Turn part of falsetto into real voice. _________________________________________ Building a strong mix tone in the voice _________________________________________ Making the mix tone sound like a belt (without really belting) _________________________________________ Building up weak voices. _________________________________________ The ability to explain exactly what is happening in the body and create helpful visuals. _________________________________________ Other Important Credentials: _______________________________________ 15+ years of teaching experience to children - adults (Ages 8 - 80). _______________________________________ Starred in 40+ musicals and 20+ Off-Broadway Cabarets through out NYC and shows in NJ. _______________________________________ 15+ years of intense Bel Canto vocal training (for all genres) with a master teacher. _______________________________________ 8+ years of independent study of vocal anatomy and research. _______________________________________ 9+ years of Stanislavki acting training(stage/On camera). _______________________________________ 12+ years of musical theatre training. _______________________________________ 5 years of dance (tap/jazz/hip-hop). _______________________________________ 10+ years of song writing experience and BMI member. _______________________________________ 4+ years of recording studio experience. _______________________________________ President/Founder of Sunshine Face Productions. _______________________________________ Have directed music revues and variety shows in NYC and NJ which received standing ovations.
Years Experience: 15

Director (Stage and On-Camera)

Category: Acting / Drama
Description
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 12

Writer

Category: Writing / Journalism
Description
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 16