Alia

Piano, Guitar, Voice | Lehi / Highland

Alia has been in love with music since she could make a sound herself. She grew up listening to her mom sing around the house and hearing her grandma play piano in the living room. Alia started learning piano from her grandma when she was four, and officially started lessons at seven after a move away from her grandparents. Living in Ohio, Alia enjoyed learning piano and starting her training in singing, often singing in school performances and church conferences. When she moved to California at age 12 she took guitar lessons at school, and professional singing lessons, performing and touring with her high school choir. After graduating high school early, Alia started her education at UVU as a music education major with an emphasis on choral instruction where she is learning under people such as Serena Kanig, Melissa Heath, and Issac Hurtado. She has also had the opportunity to work with opera singer Marina Costa-Jackson. Alia believes that music is its own language, with something to be said no matter the sound. She teaches that music is a form of expression and a way to elevate self-confidence, and strives to always make her students feel proud of their progress, and comfortable in her classroom. Alia believes a good technique base will take you wherever you want to go and is happy to work with students looking to be opera singers, piano pros, the next Taylor Swift, or even just because their parent wants them to learn music. In her free time, Alia loves to read a good book, watch a good TV show, and spend time with her family and friends. She loves exploring farmers markets, swimming, and pretending to be a pop star in her bathroom mirror.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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