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Rocío Guitard - Biography
Rocío Guitard (pronounced "ro-THEE-o")
Rocío Guitard has been studying Voice and Music for over 35 years, ranging from Piano, Music Theory and Composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Madrid, Spain) to Classical and Contemporary Vocal Technique with several of the world's most respected voice teachers.
She has been a professional singer for over 20 years, with three solo albums to her name (click here to view/listen) and performing/recording from Classical Music (Grupo Cervantes) to Jazz (The Funny Valentines, CrossCurrent, The Mirabai Ensemble, Jazz By Design,The New American Songbook Project), Pop/Rock (One Velvet Down, Hip Affair), Salsa/Latin (Salsa Profundo) and Soul/R&B (Silicon Vibe), therefore understanding the need of a solid vocal foundation that allows her to switch from one style to the next and keep up with a demanding performing schedule.
Originally from Europe, she opened her studio in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 and has earned a great reputation for her solid teaching skills and passionate attitude. For a decade she taught regular seminars, workshops and private lessons on vocal technique in Central Europe twice a year, where she helped develop a central European hub for over 500 Vocalists and Voice Professionals from 10 different countries seeking continuing education.
Other institutions that Rocío has been invited to as a lecturer include the University of Graz/Jazz Academy (Austria), the Theatre Academy of Krakow (Poland), the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (San Francisco, CA), the California State Speech Pathology Conference, and Stanford. She also works with Doctors and Speech-Language-Pathologists at Stanford University's Department of Otolaryngology on the treatment of voice disorders.
Rocío holds a Master Of Science Degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and is fluent in Spanish, German, English, French and Italian. She is represented by Stars, The Agency for her Voice Over and Commercial work. Samples of her Voice Over work include Avaya, Feeding America Radio Campaign, Hewlett Packard, Hilton, Identity Guard, THX Tune Up, and Toys'RUs "Hairmonies" dolls in the US, Spain, Germany, and France. She is on the Advisory Board and the Mentorship Program Director for IVTOM, International Voice Teachers of Mix.
She is available for lessons Mondays through Thursdays. Click here to book a lesson or reschedule an existing appointment, or contact Rocío: rocio(at)rgvocalstudio.com