Our Teachers    

Vocal Training at UVAA

Our specialty is providing the highest quality vocal lessons to singers of all styles, ages, and skill levels.



Our teachers have been hand-picked by Dr. Hurtado for their excellence in music and performing, their dedication to quality education, and their passion for strengthening others through music. They each have or are pursuing degrees in vocal performance or music education. They are also fantastic singers themselves, who perform regularly on professional, university, and community stages. They are excellent technicians and great people!

Lesson options:

Whether you want training in Classical, Musical Theater, or Popular music styles, UVAA has qualified teachers who specialize in each genre. Browse our faculty bios below to learn more about our excellent teachers.


No experience necessary:

You do not need prior experience to take lessons with us, just a desire to sing better! Our students range from professional singers and national competition winners to hobbyists and beginners of all ages. 


Lessons cost between $26-114, depending on the teacher and the length of the lesson. Click here for detailed policies and pricing.


To find out if lessons at UVAA are right for you, fill out our application form and a member of our staff will contact you shortly to schedule a lesson.

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  Dr. Isaac Hurtado  

Director, UVAA 



DM, Voice Performance,

Florida State University

MM, Voice Performance,

Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
BM, Voice Performance,

Brigham Young University



Dr. Hurtado's former students include 2 national winners, 4 national semifinalists/Rocky Mountain regional winners, and 4 Utah District winners in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions since 2017. His students have performed with Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Central City Opera, Des Moines Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Utah Opera, and many others. They have been admitted into nearly every major vocal program in the country including The Juilliard School, Curtis InstituteManhattan School of MusicCincinnati College-Conservatory of MusicEastman School of MusicNew England ConservatoryBoston ConservatorySan Francisco ConservatoryPeabody Conservatory, Brigham Young University, Roosevelt ConservatoryBoston University, The Cleveland Institute and many more. 

Dr. Hurtado also enjoys a varied career as a professional singer, voice teacher, and stage director.  He has performed over 30 operatic roles and has appeared in numerous concerts across the country and in Italy.  He is best known for his 'honey-toned' voice that 'caresses the ear,' 'money notes worth every penny,' and 'convincing' and 'heartfelt' acting portrayals. Key roles have included Rodolfo in La Bohème, Romèo in Romèo et Juliette, Duke in Rigoletto, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Alfredo in La Traviata, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Werther in Werther. 

Dr. Hurtado is currently serving as  Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at Utah Valley University.



 Liza Gee  

General Voice, Classical, Choral, Musical Theater, Pop, Jazz

BM Music Ed (Choral),  BYU

 Liza's training in classical, choral, musical theater, jazz, and pop music makes her a uniquely versatile teacher. She has experience teaching all ages and is a whiz at teaching musicianship and sight reading skills. She loves preparing students for auditions, and helping them develop consistent, beautiful tone for all styles of solo or choral singing. More...

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 Mary Hoskins 

Classical and General Voice

MM Voice, BYU

BM Voice, BYU


Mary is already nationally known as one of the best young sopranos in the country. She has won the Utah Met Competition twice and performed on the Met Stage as a National Semi-Finalist. She is a supportive and deeply intuitive teacher with great ears. More...

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 Tiffany Parker 

Pop/Contemporary, Musical Theater

BA Music Ed, BYU (in progress)


Tiffany is our reigning pop/contemp diva. She stars in BYU's A Cappella group, Noteworthy, and has performed prominently in Utah and Arizona in musical theater. She is a fantastic option for singers looking for a hip, modern sound. More...

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 Holly Michelsen 

Pop/Contemporary, Musical Theater, Beginning Classical

BM Voice, UVU


Holly is a vocal chameleon! She can sing almost any style and sound amazing. She is a supportive and encouraging teacher who has great skills with belt, mix, legit and classical voice production. More...

 Abigail Ketch 
 Andrea Briscoe 
 Sydney Frodsham 

Classical and General Voice

MM Voice, BYU

BM Voice, SMU


Sydney is one of the top young mezzo-sopranos in the country. She has been hired to sing with Santa Fe Opera and will be joining Opera Montreal next season. As a teacher, Sydney's students benefit from clear instruction and sing with freedom and beauty.

Classical and General Voice

BM Voice, BYU

Abby recently graduated from BYU where she sang multiple roles on the main stage and distinguished herself as a fine singer, actress, and teacher. She will be pursuing a master's degree in voice at the University of Utah this fall. If you are looking for someone to help you sing with freedom and release, Abby is an amazing option.


Classical and Musical Theater

BM Voice, UVU (In progress)

Andrea is currently a star soprano in UVU's exciting opera program, having recently debuted as Violetta in La Traviata and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus. She's also an accomplished pianist, actress, and musical theater nerd who happens to have a killer high F!


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1386 N Freedom Blvd, Provo, UT 84604


Tel: 801-899-6113

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