With over twenty years of performing experience and eighteen years of teaching experience, Andrea Luyties offers one-on-one, individualized instruction in the basics of posture and breathing while guiding students towards proper tonal production with their own unique voice. Vocal styles taught include classical, Broadway, pop, and belting techniques.
Mrs. Luyties received her training in vocal performance, vocal pedagogy, and theatre from California State University at Los Angeles and the University of La Verne. Since joining her church choir at age eleven, she has had many opportunities to travel and learn about varying styles of music from all over the world. A born teacher, Mrs. Luyties taught her first voice lesson in her back yard at the age of ten and obtained her first official studio teaching position by twenty.
In the summer of , Mrs. Luyties was a soloist for the Stadtgründungsfest (City Foundation Festival) in Munich, Germany, and in , she had the opportunity to sing for the Hollywood Opera Reading Company. She's performed such lead operatic roles as the Countess in Mozart's Le Nozzi di Figaro, The Dew Fairy in Engelbert Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel, and Marietta in Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta. Mrs. Luyties is also an accomplished performer of musical theater repertoire, having performed in countless musicals playing the lead roles such as Maria in The Sound of Music, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, Julie in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, and, more recently, Mary Sunshine in Chicago and Jewel in Best Little “Chicken Ranch” in Texas. When she’s not teaching voice, Andrea can be found with her other love, directing/musically directing teen productions for local community theatre. Favorite credits include Legally Blonde, Addams Family, Next to Normal, Into the Woods, and Beauty and the Beast.
In addition to her solo work, Mrs. Luyties is a seasoned choral performer, having sung with the Crystal Cathedral Choir under the direction of Donald Neuen (on the internationally televised show Hour of Power with Reverend Robert Schueller). She has also been recognized for her solo work with two European ensembles and was a member of the Houston Masterworks Chorus, directed by Dr. Allen Hightower, from -.
Furthermore, Mrs. Luyties is level III certified in CCM the Jeanie Lovetri Method (tm) and is a member of NATS, where students in high school divisions, college divisions, and adult divisions are given the opportunity to audition in the annual classical and/or musical theater solo competitions.
Her studio is located in her home in the Copperfield area, where she lives with her husband (also a seasoned singer and pianist of musical theatre repertoire in the Houston area), their two beautiful young daughters, and two cats.