Monica Dane is thrilled to be teaching Musical Theatre and private voice lessons at Theatre Arlington this year. Monica received her Bachelor of Music with a concentrate in Musical Theatre from The University of Texas at Arlington and her Master of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy from Texas Woman’s University while studying under Joan Wall. Monica enjoys singing many genres of music from Broadway and Pop to Opera and Blues. Some of her favorite Opera roles with The Regal Opera Company that span over 20 years include Lady Angela in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience, Little Red Riding Hood from the children’s opera, Little Red Riding Hood by Barab, Jenny in Down in the Valley, Monica in The Medium, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Giannetta in The Elixir of Love, Annina in La Traviata, Sally in Die Fledermaus, First Lady in The Magic Flute and First Friend in The Ballad of Baby Doe. She has also performed with The Promise in Glenrose, TX as a feature soloist playing The Woman at the Well. Monica had the wonderful opportunity to be an “off-stage singer” in Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby at Bass Hall. Years ago, she performed live on various Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) programs. Monica has taught voice and musical theatre for 23 years and currently teaches private and group voice during the day and is contracted by the districts to teach at Colleyville Middle, Heritage Middle, North Richland Middle School and Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy. She has previously taught voice at Creative Arts Theatre & School, Casa Manana, Theatre Arlington, Lifesong, The Master’s Touch School of Music, Grapevine Faith Christian School, L.D. Bell High School, Grapevine High School and Cross Timbers Middle School. Many of her students have been successful under her instruction including Dove Award winner and Grammy nominated Singer, Songwriter and Worship Leader, Kari Jobe. Monica is a current member of TMEA and a former member of NATS and served as Secretary for the DFW NATS Chapter, and a former member of the Regal Opera Board of Directors. Monica has three children, Jake (16 years), Meredith (14 years) and Audra (10 years).