My name is Ebonee Davis. I’m so excited to be starting my first year at Park Cities School of Music here in Dallas! As a teacher of many years, I’m looking forward to contributing to the development of a new group of people. One of the best things about teaching here at PCSM is having the flexibility to create new classes and experiences for our students. I know that this year will be the best one yet.
As a voice teacher, I have worked extensively with singers of every age as well as in every genre of music. While my personal strength, as a performer, is operatic repertoire, I have coached singers in every style of music. My students have been opera singers working abroad, hip hop recording artists, songwriters, singers who have reached the top ten on American Idol, professional lounge/cover band singers needing rehabilitation from vocal injury, novice singers who’ve always wanted to study, children of all ages, and even choir members who’d like to be a greater asset to their ensemble. No matter which direction you’d like to go, a solid vocal foundation should be the goal.
Because I grew up as an instrumentalist, playing both piano and violin, I started my undergraduate degree as a piano music education major with hopes of getting graduate degrees in orchestral conducting. It wasn’t until college that I discovered my passion for singing opera. Though singing is my comfort zone as a performer, I am just as comfortable, in the classroom, teaching piano, music theory, and group classes. I also have a decade worth of classroom experience teaching both elementary aged students and adults. Prior to starting here at Park Cities School of Music in Dallas, I taught on the faculties of Dillard University and Loyola University in New Orleans. I also taught piano lessons and music theory classes, for many years, to children as a part of Loyola’s Preparatory Arts Program.
One of the things I’m most excited about is being the head of musical theatre here at Park Cities School of Music. As such, I am very excited about getting started on our upcoming production of Aladdin. I hope to hear each and every PCSM student, at our September 21 auditions, as well as many other from our community. We will spend the Fall semester learning the score with our respective teachers, and then we’ll hit the stage throughout the Spring. Through this production, I will incorporate stagecraft lessons, teach stage terminology, acting and character development. This production will not only enhance our participants as vocalists but also teach them how to be singing actors. Even if you are not a singer, being a part of the ensemble will not only build your confidence on stage with whatever you do but it will also be fun!