San Francisco Bay Area Voice Teachers
Singer and vocal teacher Anna Aistova (graduated from Rimsky Korsakov college of Music) was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and began her musical studies at the age of 5. From 2007 to 2012 she sang in Mariinsky and Mikhaloivsky Theatre Choirs in the productions of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, Puccini’s «La boheme». In 2012 she continued her studies at the Rimsky Korsakov College of Music, Saint Petersburg in the class of professor Tatiana Cherkasova, a holder of the title Honored Artist of Russia. During this time she received several prizes including Diploma of International Vocal Competition «New Opera World» ,Moscow 2015; Laureate of International Vocal Competition «CRESCENDO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION» USA, New York.
In 2014 she performed in Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Hall as a soloist with Saint-Petersburg Folk orchestra. Anna has taught private lessons, covering Vocal, piano, solfeggio and music theory. She has experience in working with children, combining piano and vocal technique to develop general musicality. She also works with adult students.
Ayden Graham is a singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been performing since his youngest days, beginning with the violin at age 8 and then guitar at 16, fronting his first rock band at 19. Growing up on the music of Sting, Cat Stevens and The Beatles, he began his career busking in front of the local Three Twins Ice Cream shop. With a regular spot at the Sweetwater Saloon, Graham exploded onto the local music scene as a promising young voice. During two solo trips to Ireland Graham sharpened his fiddle playing in the pubs and sang on the streets for his supper.
From Classical to Celtic Folk, Rock and Reggae, he then branched out into Jazz, Funk and other World music styles. With a hunger for unusual sounds, he delved into the world of experimental electronic music at UCSC and began using synthesizers and looping in his live concerts. Since 2013, Ayden regularly performs at weddings, parties, farmers markets and corporate events using his distinctive blend of genres to create a captivating show. Ayden enjoys sharing his passion for finger-picking, funky rhythms and colourful chords with his students, seeking to impart a well-rounded view of music for those that want to explore and find their own unique voice.