Students


Christina Farris
 

Aims Program, Graz, Austria / Little Red Riding Hood (Into the Woods) Concerto soloist (Westmont College Orchestra,)

“Celeste’s passion for music extends far beyond her own instrument: Celeste embodies a true teacher. She nurtures and cares for her students, at the same time pushing them. She encourages her students to strive for perfection through practice and constant exposure. Her top priority is her students!”



Brian Jensen
 

Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro, Casa Italiana Opera Company
Rapunzel’s Prince (Into the Woods) Bass section leader (Tosca, Intimate Opera Company,)

“Celeste is a dedicated and caring instructor who gently and patiently guides her students in her unrelenting pursuit of musical excellence. She is well-informed on the vocal mechanism and desired auditory impression of both women and men. Celeste continues to be an indispensable resource in my operatic career.”


Kylie Castro
(2008 – present)

STJS Traditional Jazz Camp (scholarship recipient, Sonia (Godspell) 

Westmont College, 
“Celeste has a beautiful voice and a lovely heart. She knows not only how to treat each individual with respect, but also how to change things that need fixing. She is inspirational.”


Bryan Lane
 

John the Baptist “Godspell” Westmont College /Tenor -” Carmen Opera Santa Barbara

“Celeste’s love of singing is palpable and it transfers into the instruction of her students. Celeste always demands the most from her students, and this standard of excellence and performance produces the greatest improvement in her students.”