B i o g r a p h y

Dr. Amy Canchola runs a multi-location independent studio of voice.  She has a studio at Highland Park High School as a private lesson teacher and also at her home in Garland, Texas. For the last several years, Dr. Canchola has also offered virtual lessons through Zoom and Facetime.  Dr. Canchola holds a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance and Opera from The University of North Texas, a M.M. in Voice Performance from Southern Methodist University, and a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Butler University. Dr. Canchola has experience in operatic, concert, and musical theatre roles.

In June 2020, The National Association of Teachers of Singing selected Dr. Canchola to present her doctoral research in a lecture recital on the life and music of Maria Grever for the National Convention.

An admitted professional development addict, Dr. Canchola has participated in The Fall Island Vocal Arts Symposium with Stephanie Blythe, attended the CCM Pedagogy Institute, studied at the Bach-Millennium program, various NATS workshops and masterclasses, and continues to study with great teachers and coaches such as Christine Goerke, Molly Fillmore, Jason Smith, and Mary Dibbern.

Dr. Canchola prides herself on being a champion for the student.  Members of her studio can be assured they always have someone in their corner cheering them on.  Dr. Canchola's students are members of the TMEA All-State choir, NATS Winners, active performers, and often pre-collegiate track singers.  However, one of her favorite quotes is "Those who wish to sing always find a song".  Therefore, if you're ready to work hard and take ownership of your vocal journey, you will find your voice.  With four kids of her own, Dr. Canchola also has great success working with young singers as well.

Dr. Canchola is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Music Teachers National Association, Garland Music Teachers Association, The Speakeasy Cooperative, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Mu Phi Epsilon, Voces intimae, and other various professional voice teacher organizations.

When she isn't teaching, Dr. Canchola can be found spending time with her husband and children or rehearsing with her duo, Duo Floreciente.

She and her husband, Gil, have four children and own Canchola Handyman Services. (www.gilcancholahandyman.com)

Professional Memberships:

Speakeasy Cooperative

Mu Phi Epsilon

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

Garland Music Teachers Association (GMTA)

The Voice Foundation 

Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA)

National Association Teachers of Singing (NATS)