"Enrique has not only brought out the best characteristics of my voice, but he has taught me to sing with a natural ease that is distinctly my own. His knowledge of vocal repertoire is immense and varied, and his ability to point me towards the pieces that best suit my voice and personality has been crucial to any and all of the success I've had. He is a thoroughly engaging and rigorous teacher who addresses all vocal issues at their fundamental roots, and he is the most caring, encouraging, and compassionate mentor a singer could ever hope to have. His guidance has revealed the potential I never even would have dreamed I possessed, and I cannot recommend his tutelage highly enough."
Zen Wu, Soprano - New York City
"I started working with Enrique during my senior year of college. I had approached him because several friends had said wonderful things about the way he teaches. It wasn't until my time with him that my voice really began to finally bloom. He marries strong technique with emotional and physical intention, which has brought out qualities in my voice I never knew I had. He is patient, unbelievably knowledgeable about the voice and willing to always go the extra mile to make sure you leave a lesson feeling confident about your voice. He is truly an amazing teacher. I thank God for technology so I can have lessons over Skype!"
Hilary Maiberger, Actor/Singer - Belle in Beauty and The Beast National and International Tour
"I found Enrique via the NATS website almost a year ago, and studying with him has been one of the best decisions I ever made. We started out together on Skype and within just a few lessons, I was seeing a difference in my voice. I was singing without tension and singing notes that had previously been forced or strained. Enrique's approach to singing is so wonderful and simple. He encourages and helps you develop your natural instrument rather than forcing a particular sound. He is incredibly knowledgeable and can almost immediately pinpoint problem areas in your singing, giving you healthy adjustments to improve them.
In addition to his vast musical knowledge, he’s also an incredible acting coach. He is always encouraging his students to act through the song and focus on telling the story. Enrique invests in his students. He’s always sharing information regarding auditions, competitions, and scholarships to help students excel in the business. He also takes any opportunity to see his students perform, be it the opera, a cabaret, a musical, or even a play. I’m so grateful to have Enrique as a mentor, and most importantly, a friend."
Luke Monday, Actor - National Tour Mamma Mia!
"Enrique is unafraid and bold. He inspires his students to not be content to settle for less than what they are capable of becoming. He tackles student's challenges and motivates them to work harder. What amazes me about Enrique is that he is able to change his teaching style for each student. If he sees his student isn't responding to imagery or ideas of sensation, he switches to a more technical and physiological approach. He works hard to get to know his students and understand their particular way of learning. Enrique supports our strengths and builds upon that so we leave feeling confident that our talent will grow even further."
David Fair, Tenor - Chicago
"I've had the privilege of working with Enrique over the past five years. In just a few lessons, I was able to access more of my true tone color with more ease of production. Enrique redefined the basic technical tools for me by making the process simple. His clarity, humor, and openness while teaching helped me embrace and address my technical struggles. I also noticed the progress he made with other students and was amazed at the consistency of results he drew out of everyone. Since then, my work with him has allowed me to reach the next level of comfort in my singing. I feel very honored to have met Enrique and to call him my teacher and mentor."
Daniel Moody, Countertenor - New York City
"As I reflect on this past year, I find myself in a place far beyond what I had imagined was possible in such a short period of time. I stumbled upon Enrique in the spring of 2017 after not studying privately with anyone since the summer before. I was desperately trying to forge my own technique but simply wasn't confident enough in my own self-pedagogy to sustain it. Enrique and I had been working together for about a month when I began noticing my voice opening up. I learned how to stop pressing my low notes and my middle voice. My high notes freed up and really began to work consistently, bringing everything together. I was and still am astounded by the knowledge that he’s imparted to me that has allowed my voice to work the way it does. I'm truly at a loss for words. His encouragement and validation over the last twelve months have been so crucial for me, not to mention his excellent teaching and overall support. I cannot emphasize enough just how committed Enrique is to his students. He is well versed in a broad range of repertoire and can easily adapt his style to any student he teaches. Enrique breathed new life into my future and I'm forever grateful. He brought my voice, my REAL voice, to life!"
Jack French, Baritone - San Diego
"Enrique helped me to tap into my inherent abilities and of course much needed technique. I feel like I'm truly creating art these days due to the emotional connection that I'm making with the material. I'm excited to see where my voice can go now!"
Timothy J. Allen, Actor/Singer - New York City
"Enrique is one of the most passionate and supportive voice teachers who knows how to help and improve his students' voices. I made an amazing improvement while I worked with him during my time at Opera NEO in San Diego. I was so impressed with his technique and his knowledge of the voice and body. He is very approachable and flexible which made his students feel much more comfortable to sing and be challenged. Enrique is not only a great voice teacher but also a great person. It was a pleasure to work with him, and I look forward to working with him again very soon!"
Min Sang Kim, Countertenor - Peabody Conservatory