Individual Voice and Beginner Piano Lessons with Dr. Cindy Candelaria

Monday – Saturday, By Appointment Only

Dr. Candelaria, Mezzo-Soprano, is fluent in English and Spanish proficient in Italian and knowledgeable in German, French, Latin, and Czech diction. In her studio, she prepares her Middle and High-School students for their school performances, local competitions, festivals, and college auditions and her adult students regularly perform on their church and community choirs, community theater productions, and cultural events around Cincinnati. She teaches a classical approach to vocal technique, which can be tailored to the student’s vocal style and preferred musical genre. Piano lessons follow recognized Piano Methods such as Alfred’s and Hal Leonard. Sporadic group seminars would be offered AT NO ADDITIONAL COST, should the students be interested in rehearsing and performing on a safe, small class environment prior to our seasonal recitals. ¡A su conveniencia: Se ofrecen clases en Español!

  • Age: 5+ (piano), 7+ (voice)
  • Cost: $35/half hour or $60/1 hour
  • Class Size: 1 student per lesson
  • How to Register: Pre-registration required. Please contact Cindy to schedule lessons at

To attend virtual class:

Follow the registration instructions above. Instructor offers lessons via Zoom.

About the Instructor: Cindy Candelaria-Pieve
Puerto Rican Mezzo-Soprano, Cindy B. Candelaria-Pieve received her first formal instruction in voice at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, and holds a BA in Secondary Music Education from the University of Puerto Rico, a MA in Voice Performance from the CUNY Hunter College, and a DMA from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music in Voice Performance with cognate in Vocal Pedagogy. Her most recent operatic roles include: Mrs. Coyle in B. Britten’s Owen Wingrave, Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Mother in G.C. Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Cathleen in R. Vaughan Williams’s Riders to the Sea, and Gertrude in E. Humperdinck’s Hansel Und Gretel. Her oratorio solo performances include Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Fauré’s Requiem. She has collaborated in opera chorus and performed secondary roles with the PR Opera Company, and the PR Symphonic Orchestra, and has performed as recitalist for Baroque Chamber Orchestra Mezza Di Voce, multiple Music for all Seasons (Cincinnati) series and the Museum of the City of New York.

She has an extensive experience conducting children, youth, and adult community and church choirs, teaching voice and piano lessons and performing several music genres including classical, musical theatre, jazz, gospel, and contemporary commercial music, including several Latin-American genres. Her teaching approach is suitable for a broad range of ages and interests. She has also provided formal music instruction at elementary, middle, and high schools in Puerto Rico and New York City. Dr. Candelaria provided assistance to the head of the Voice Department, and taught applied voice lessons to Musical Theatre students and non-major students with interests in a variety of genres at UC’s College Conservatory of Music for three years while she was a Teaching Assistant, working as a part of the CCM Preparatory Department’s Faculty from 2015 – 2021. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Xavier University.


Classes offered in-person (social distance guidelines are observed) at Clifton United Methodist Church (3416 Clifton Avenue) as well as online.

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