Lua Hadar is a Credentialed Teacher with a B.A. in Theatre, an M.A. in Education. She has been recognized by the United States Congress and by the California Legislature and has presented at conferences, including the Haki International Children’s Art Festival in Fukuoka, Japan.
Lua currently teaches Performance Skills for Singer-Songwriters and Vocalists, in tandem with vocalist-recording artist-teacher Daria.
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A Teaching Artist with San Francisco Opera Education and also at her own Studio NPG, Lua Hadar has instructed in world jazz standards, musical theatre, opera, cabaret, and French chanson. She speaks and can teach in four languages.
In both 2010, Lua taught a bilingual Master Class for Singers on the Great American Songbook in Lille, France in conjunction with her cultural exchange appearance in concert under the direction of bassist and composer Albin Suffys. She returned to Lille in April 2015 to teach a two-day master class on American Jazz Standards in collaboration with American pianist-teacher David Austin and Albin Suffys.
Lua has served San Francisco with a seven-year stint on the Arts Providers Executive Committee and on the Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Unified School District Arts Master Plan.
Her work as a Studio Teacher with youth in the professional performing arts has brought her on to the sets of several movies and backstage for ballet and musicals such as Finding Neverland, Miss Saigon, White Christmas, The Lion King, Les Miserables, Billy Elliot, Pippin, The Jungle, Showboat and Motown, as well as for operas such as Tosca, Carmen, La Bohème, The Cunning Little Vixen, Das Rheingold, Heart of a Soldier, Mefistofele, Falstaff, Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Billy Budd, and many more.