An Experienced Music Director and Vocal Coach
Hello everyone! My name is Mario Cruz, and I am a New York City based Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach. Music was a regular part of my life growing up where both grandparents served as organists for our local parish. As a child, I was taught piano and organ by my grandfather, and started playing organ at services by the eighth grade, subsequently leading a choir shortly thereafter. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. My concentrated studies in Ear Training/Solfege, Harmony and Music Theory, Arranging, and Conducting prepared me well to collaborate with singers, musicians, and production teams as a Music Director, Accompanist, and Vocal Coach with individuals and groups at all levels around the Greater Boston area for over 30 years.
Upon moving to New York City, I completed the intensive Voice Teacher Training & Certification program with New York Vocal Coaching, Inc. and am a certified graduate.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking the city and seeing as many shows as I possibly can. I have also started to explore life on “the other side of the boards” by taking Theater, and Jazz dance classes. I am ecologically conscious and follow a plant-based (vegan) diet.