Martha has been a part of the Avanti family since the spring of 2019 and she is still loving every moment of it. She teaches many talented students ranging in age from 5 to 60 and many genres of music including pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre, and classical. She loves being able to help her students grow musically and personally and takes great joy in watching them gain confidence in their musical abilities.
Along with her teaching, Martha is also the keyboard player and background vocalist for Songs for Seeds, an early childhood development class. With the help of her co-worker, Spencer Gregg, she helps young children learn colors, numbers, animals, and world culture through music.
In the last year, Martha has had the great privilege of singing with several churches in the Denver Metropolitan area including St. John’s Cathedral, Corona Presbyterian Church, and St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Martha has always been drawn to performance and music because she feels it is a way she can really express herself. She first started at age 7 on the stage with acting, moved her way to the piano, and then into choir where she discovered her passion for singing. Since then, she has been performing and teaching in hopes of spreading the love that she feels for music.
All throughout high school, Martha was involved in choir and theatre. She performed at community theaters as well as in her high school programs. She was particularly interested in singing musical theatre and opera repertoire while taking private lessons. She took this opportunity to explore many different vocal styles and types of music.
Martha received her Bachelor’s degree at the University or Northern Colorado in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in opera. Along with this, she also studied vocal pedagogy and music education. While at UNC, Martha was involved in over 10 operas, including two professional operas performed in Germany, the two top choral ensembles, a jazz ensemble, and an A-Capella group, Vocal Iron, that she started with her friends. She was a finalist in the Colorado-Wyoming NATS competition all four years of college. She was also selected to represent Colorado in the National Honor Choir at the National ACDA conference in Minneapolis in 2017.