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Originally from West Jordan, Utah, baritone Max Moreno is a seasoned performer and master vocal teacher, specializing in many diverse genres including jazz, pop/contemporary, musical theater, opera, and barbershop/choral music.  He is a graduate of Copper Hills High School and holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Utah State University and Portland State University in Vocal Performance. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami's prestigious Frost School of Music in Vocal Pedagogy & Performance in 2016.  He currently is the Director of Choirs and Co-Director of Musical Theater at DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts in Ogden, Utah and also teaches part-time at Weber State University as Adjunct Professor of Voice.  He has also taught at Utah State University.  He currently sings baritone in the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and can be seen on their weekly broadcast Music and the Spoken Word. In addition, he frequently appears as a guest artist and master class technician in various settings and venues around Utah.

Dr. Moreno has appeared on the operatic and musical theatre stage in many diverse roles and productions, including the title role in Sweeney Todd, Aristotle Onassis in Jackie O, the title role in Gianni Schicchi, José Tripaldi in Ainadamar, The Representative in A Game of Chance, the title role in Giulio Cesare, Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Rambaldo Fernandez in La Rondine, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!, Sir Harry in Once Upon a Mattress, and Horton the Elephant in Seussical.  He has performed in venues across the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Brazil.  He has also shared the stage with many prestigious vocal artists including Sissel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Megan Hilty, Kristen Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, and Andrea Bocelli. 

As a pianist, Dr. Moreno started studies in the Alfred and Suzuki Methods at age 5 and continued through high school, college, and graduate school.  His training also includes workshops with Lisa Marsh, instructor of Body Mapping at Portland State University.  He has performed as keyboardist and rehearsal pianist for various productions, including The Little Mermaid Jr., Seussical, and other musical theater and operatic showcase and scene performances. He also has appeared as a guest artist with the jazz ensemble Standards & Substandards and regularly appears with the DaVinci Academy Teacher Band as keyboard player and lead/background vocalist.  Dr. Moreno is also an experienced conductor, vocal coach, musical director, and stage director, having worked on such shows as Urinetown, Bright Star, Ruthless!, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Seussical, The Elixir of Love, Così fan tutte, Avenue QRoméo et Juliette, The Cunning Little VixenThe Little Mermaid Jr., and Beauty and the Beast Jr.   

He currently resides in Ogden, Utah.   

 

 
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TUITION RATES (FLAT RATES PER MONTH):

Private Voice Lessons (ages 12 and up):

BIWEEKLY 1 HOUR LESSONS - $100 per month

WEEKLY 30 MINUTE LESSONS - $150 per month

WEEKLY 1 HOUR LESSONS - $200 per month

 

Private Piano Lessons (ages 5 and up):

BI WEEKLY 30 MINUTE LESSONS - $100 per month

WEEKLY 30 MINUTE LESSONS - $150 per month

 

Private Songwriting/Composition Lessons (ages 16 and up):

WEEKLY 45 MINUTE LESSONS - $200 per month

 

Private Music Theory Tutoring:

WEEKLY 30 MINUTE SESSIONS - $150 per month

 

SPECIAL FAMILY DISCOUNT:  MUSIC LESSONS FOR A FAMILY OF UP TO FOUR INDIVIDUALS FOR $250 PER MONTH, ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBERS AT $50 PER STUDENT.

 

ALL LESSONS ARE A FLAT RATE PER MONTH, WHICH ENSURES THAT THE STUDENT HAS A WEEKLY TIME SLOT IN THE STUDIO SCHEDULE.  CANCELLATIONS AND MOVING SLOTS ARE PERMITTED AT ANY TIME, BUT TUITION IS NON-REFUNDABLE ONCE PAID.  

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