About

Teacher

Toni has used her experience in studying and training with many of the most highly sought after coaches and teachers to create an award-winning vocal studio. Her years of experience as a performer, formal training as a vocalist, as well as educational background in vocal pedagogy provide her students with a rich learning experience that’s focused on growing their individual singing potential.

In August 2016, she completed her training as a certified YogaVoice® Instructor. “YogaVoice® is a Self-Realization technology, developed to enable, encourage, and inspire authenticity in human expression. Through education, coaching, and mentoring, we endeavor to integrate the whole person in the art of communication. Our mission is to make a positive contribution to the quality of life in our culture, through the use of the human voice.”  –YogaVoice® Founder, Mark Moliterno

Toni is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. This allows her students the opportunity to participate in competitions that are judged by professional teachers of singing. She also provides her students with the opportunity to grow through annual formal recitals.

Toni holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance/Vocal Pedagogy from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy/ Music Education from Henderson State University. Toni is deeply committed to music education and has taught every age level: from pre-K through college, as well as elder study programs for the young at heart. Additionally, she has worked for the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Artist-in-Education residency program to help students create and produce original operas.

Students describe her as a warm and supportive teacher who provides students with an active, hands on approach to improving their vocal technique. The many accomplishments from her studio speak for her ability to provide an excellent opportunity for growth.

Performer 

With a repertoire as vibrant as ­­­­her passion for all things Italian, Toni Maxine’s zeal for performing radiates from within. Be it for recitals, sacred concerts, private parties, school assemblies, or anything in between, Toni delights in connecting with audiences and individuals alike through the dynamic language of music, opera, and melody.

Toni’s credits range from the title role in the world premiere of Michael Ching’s Faith, at Operafest of New Hampshire, to Margherita in Boito’s Mefistofele, conducted by the Metropolitan Opera’s Joan Dornemann in Tel Aviv. Other roles include Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, and Musetta in La Boheme, as well as Violetta in La Traviata which she covered for Opera Roanoke. Her portrayal of the svelte Hungarian Countess (Die Fledermaus) was hailed by The Washington Post as being full of “vigor and excitement”.

She was also featured on National Public Radio’s Performance Today for a performance of Mendelssohn duets with international soprano Lucy Shelton. Toni has performed in concert as a guest soloist with numerous area orchestras including The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, The Rappahannock Pops, Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, and The Georgetown University Chamber Orchestra.

Toni’s one-woman show as Opera Clown Tessitura has entertained thousands of children at schools, libraries, museums, and festivals by introducing them to the magical world of opera. In Virginia, her show was booked through Young Audiences of Virginia and was listed in the Fairfax Arts Council Creative Arts Program.

Whether she is teaching or performing, her passion and love for her craft is apparent in all she does.