"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 the international tour of Beauty and The Beast
"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 had the privilege of meeting and working with Enrique while singing at Opera NEO. 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."
Daniel Moody, Countertenor - New York City
"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