Holly is a professional singer, voice teacher, and music education advocate who recently relocated to Pittsburgh from San Francisco. Through her music and teaching, Holly helps her students find their voice, artistry, and confidence. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from San Francisco State University in 2013.
While chasing a professional singing career, Holly soon realized that her true calling was teaching. In her words, she is a “teaching artist” and feels it is her responsibility and mission to help others on their path to self- discovery. Her students consist of all ages, backgrounds, musical styles, and personal and professional goals. From professional singer/songwriters to those wanting the lead in the musical to a dad simply wanting to feel confident singing in front of his children, Holly uses her knowledge and experience to help every student reach their goals.
In addition to private voice instruction, Holly has extensive experience working with young children. She is thrilled to bring her experience and background to teaching and directing Higher Voice Studio’s Music Together® program! While earning her degree in San Francisco, Holly taught Music Together for a little over a year and fell in love with the program! She believes children are born musical and that music education at a very young age is crucial to proper emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Not to mention, parental involvement and music-making in the home can foster and inspire beautiful family bonds. Music is for every person no matter their level or experience. This is Holly’s dearest belief and inspires her work each and every day.
Holly Van Hoey
From early on, Holly realized the importance of music education and expression. She witnessed the power music had to transform a person's life, confidence, and sense of being. As a young child, Holly was extremely shy, even refusing to sing in front of those closest to her. As she grew up, music became her way of escaping her fears and gaining self-awareness and self-esteem. It has become her life purpose to help others do the same. Her extensive background in choral, operatic, and musical theater performance has lent itself well to her work with her students. She has performed throughout Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania, most notably with the San Francisco Youth Symphony, San Francisco Lamplighters Musical Theater, and the California Opera Association.