Camp Counselors

The Santa Monica Music Camp is presented by the Santa Monica Bay Music Foundation and coordinated by the faculty and staff of the Santa Monica Conservatory of Music.

Tomas Juarez Jr, also known as Tommy, voice teacher, is an operatic tenor and will be continuing his studies at UCLA. He has performed in Il Campanello & Aneas while studying with Janelle Destefano. Tommy enjoys teaching very
much, helping students find their correct singing posture and understanding how the voice works. He is a successful teacher at the Santa Monica Conservatory of Music.

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Vanessa Rosas is a conservatory-trained singer and teacher. She graduated from California State University Stanislaus with her bachelor of music degree in vocal performance, and Johns Hopkins University-Peabody Conservatory, where she received her master of music degree in vocal performance and pedagogy. Vanessa has performed with opera, choral, and musical theater companies across the country, including Baltimore Choral Arts Society and Pacific Chorale. She has spent years as a private voice and piano instructor, crafting her skill and natural versatility across a wide range of musical styles, from classical to contemporary, and has always loved popular styles of music. Vanessa has a teaching philosophy, as a result of her extensive performance experience and pedagogical training, that focuses on the form, musicianship, and overall healthy production that can be applied to any age or genre of music performance practice. Vanessa’s mission is to help her students find and strengthen the natural and unique beauty of their sound and musicality.