MEET THE TEAM
Founder & Director
With 20 years of experience nurturing young singers, Vielka has pioneered a happy and healthy way to empower kids to sing with confidence. Specializing in children and teens, she believes if you can talk, you can sing. Her students range from those who want to learn to sing in tune or improve their speech to those performing professionally. Students have dazzled the stages of school talent shows, family celebrations, LaGuardia High School, New York City Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Broadway.
Vielka also works as a Global K-12 Music Specialist at The Juilliard School and Lead Teaching Artist at Carnegie Hall, where she serves as a thought partner for music educators and creates music education resources. She was formerly on the faculties of: New York University, Village Community School, City & Country, The Metropolitan Montessori School, and The Metropolitan Opera Guild. Vielka is an experienced music teacher, musical director, choral director, voice teacher, piano teacher, workshop presenter, curriculum writer, assessment writer and arts administrator.
A contralto, Vielka has performed as a featured soloist at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, the Knitting Factory and the United Nations among others. She has premiered several new operas and performed in musicals, plays, film, concerts and recitals. She continues to sing with the SoHarmoniums women's choir under the direction of Elizabeth Núñez, with performances at Merkin Concert Hall, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Vielka is a proud mother of two children and one happy cat. She and her husband reside in Greenwich Village.
Soprano Janie Dusenberry has performed major works as a soloist with the San Jose State Opera Theatre, San Jose Wind Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley and WASBE Youth Wind Orchestra. She has taught voice to the children of the Cabrillo Youth Chorus under the direction of former ACDA President, Cheryl Anderson in Santa Cruz, CA.
Janie is currently a Development Assistant at the Young People's Chorus and covering an operatic role in Narni, Italy this summer.
Janie received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University, where she was also honored with The Brent and Barbara Heisinger Outstanding Undergraduate Music Performance award.
Singing since she was a toddler, Amber studied classical vocal performance, before transitioning to musical theatre which is now home. Having worked all over the US in many regional theatre productions, her latest production was in GYPSY at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport. Amber loves using her voice to teach/make people smile! Proud member of Actors Equity.
Molly Ranson most recently appeared on Broadway in Larry David's Fish in the Dark. She made her Broadway debut in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of August: Osage County, which she subsequently performed at the National Theatre in London (Olivier Award nomination for Best Company Performance) and the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia. Additionally, she appeared on Broadway in Jerusalem.
Off-Broadway she has appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Bad Jews (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), in MCC Theater’s production of Carrie (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Drama League Award nominations), and in the Playwrights Horizons/Vineyard Theatre production of The Burnt Part Boys. Recent TV and film credits include Louis C.K.'s Horace and Pete and Love on the Run.