Meet Ms. Daisy

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Daisy Schoen, (she/they) is a professional soprano trained at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance in May 2018. She received and maintained her Premier Young Artist scholarship across all four years and performed in over 8 operas throughout her career there. Her primary professors and instructors are Dr. Brian Gill and Diane Chamberlain. She has performed as a soloist in numerous concert and sacred settings including premiering the opera Ex Paradisum by composer Ábel Misha Gille Esbenshade.

 

Daisy enjoys singing opera, art songs, and sacred classical music. She also cultivates a deep love for jazz and new music. Daisy grew up in “straight” theatre and has much experience with musical theatre. Daisy has been teaching students in voice and piano since the start of her Bachelor’s degree in 2014. She has been described as patient, humorous, and knowledgeable in her approach to teaching. 

 

Daisy also cultivates a passion for trauma stewardship, somatic healing, and collective liberation. They are explicitly LGBTQIA+ affirming. With over 5 years of experience in the fields of domestic and sexual violence advocacy, Daisy brings skills of crisis intervention, empathic listening, and practical goal setting. Their life passion is to integrate her love of music and advocacy. 

In the fields of advocacy, Daisy began her work at The Middle Way House of Bloomington, Indiana where she worked as a Crisis Intervention Specialist. Daisy then began work at RAINN, a national chat line for people seeking crisis care after sexual assault. Daisy has also been active in her community in North Carolina, engaging with multiple organizations, including the Greensboro Justice Coalition. She co-presented Music as a Coping Mechanism for Children and Adolescents with ACEs at the Faces of Aces [Adverse Childhood Experiences] Conference in 2019. Daisy is fascinated with the role of music as a protective factor for children who have experienced adversity. She has trained in de-escalation techniques, compassionate and practical approaches to suicidality and self-harm, and harm reduction techniques as it relates to substance use.

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Daisy Schoen with collaborator Travis Puntarelli, folk musician. 

Daisy as Hodel (far right) in Fiddler on the Roof

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I started doing voice lessons with Ms.Daisy through zoom and I absolutely love it! I have so much fun despite not being able to be there in person and Ms.Daisy is an amazing teacher. Ms.Daisy always asks me what I would like to do for each lesson and asks for my opinion! Every week I look forward to my lessons with Ms.Daisy! --Clara

Ms. Daisy Schoen has been my vocal music teacher for close to 3 months. I am an adult student, and therefore building a new skill takes a little time and a lot of patience! I am so glad to have found her through my school because I needed a teacher who is very well trained theoretically, and works on building the right techniques for their students ! I have always been interested in improving the texture and clarity of my voice, hitting the right notes in one go, and having the right technique. Ms. Daisy has been able to help me with that. She does not focus on the piece so much as on the technique, which I think is most impressive. This is very much on the lines of 'give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime'. 

 

She is very hardworking, and takes her student's music training very seriously. She is always sending practice tracks and reference materials well in advance, and finding ways in which she can support me better. Thanks for doing all that you do, and I look forward to working on my vocal chords with you, Ms. Daisy. -- Anshuma

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