Voice Lessons are an integral part of our choral program.
Students involved in the FMS Vocal Studio receive one on one instruction, provided by our wonderful voice teacher, Nicole Silva. Voice Lessons help our students prepare for different concerts, recitals, and contests throughout the year.
Ready to sing?
Download a Voice Lesson Application.
Sign & return it to Ms. Silva or Ms. Guzman.
Nicole Silva, Brazilian-American soprano is a native of Dallas, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas where she pursued vocal studies under the tutelage of Carol Wilson and Jennifer Lane, and received two Bachelor of Music degrees in vocal performance and music education.
During her undergraduate studies, she has performed roles in the UNT Opera, such as one of the Major General Stanley’s daughters in Pirates of Penzance. She also competed in the Texoma Regional NATS Conference where she was selected as a fifth chair finalist. In 2013, she has made her first student debut in the Festival Brasileiro (hosted by the University of North Texas), in which she performed selections from Villa-Lobo’s song cycle Modinhas e canções. During the course of her college career, she participated in Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy in Germany, where she had the opportunity to study with some of Europe’s renowned singers, such as Emilio Pons, Fransisco Araiza, Nikola Matisic, and Falko Hönisch, and also perform Lieder (German art songs) and operatic works by Strauss, Wolf, Mozart, Liszt, Fauré, Puccini, and Dvořak.
While in high school, she studied under the tutelage of Mr. Derrick Brookins at Plano Senior High School. During high school, she has sung in large choral works with the PSHS A Cappella choir, such as Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Laudate Dominum K. 339 and performed solos in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. She also was selected as a 1st Soprano 4th chair finalist in the All-State Choir, and was a member of the Plano Senior High School Honors Choir and Chamber Singers.
On top of her vocal studies as a teenager, she studied piano, and had the opportunity to participate in the annual Plano Music Teachers Association Sonatina Festival where she received Excellent and Superior Ratings in piano performance. In her spare time outside of teaching and singing, she enjoys playing tennis, swimming, yoga, shopping and exploring the latest fashion trends, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends.