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Dierdre Lobo

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A native of India, coming from an artistic background, Deirdre began her musical training under her mother, Celia Lobo, well known opera singer, theatre director, and voice teacher in India – teacher and director to many artists and personalities including Sunidhi Chauhan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shiamak Davar, among others. Deirdre lived in India for 20 years of her life and thereafter has been abroad pursuing her musical studies and career. She started out as a concert artist only, but today is a concert artist, vocal coach & consultant, stage, and choral director, and a wellness coach working to make a difference in people’s lives at every level! Deirdre has been teaching voice since 1988 and teaches students vocal technique enabling them to sing the following genres of vocal music with ease and efficiency: Pop, Jazz, Rap, Broadway, Western Classical, Indian Classical – Hindustani / Carnatic. This kind of technique transcends to even speech and drama students.

Carla Grace Fajardo

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Carla Grace Fajardo is a 24 year old visual and performing artist from San Francisco. At age 6 she started training in singing and dancing at Westlake School of Performing Arts in Daly City, CA then to 5678 Dance Studio in Modesto,CA. In high school, she got introduced to acting and directing for theater, portrait photography, creating her own choreography, and filmmaking.

In 2012 she pursued Cinema at San Francisco State University. At university, Carla Grace got involved in singing with Gospel Gators, SFSU’s gospel choir and dancing Filipino folk dance with the cultural organization PACE (Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavors). She is currently teaching dance at our Lady of Mercy Catholic School in Daly City and performing with a professional Filipino dance company, Barangay Dance Company.

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