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Preston Yates

Preston teaches vocal technique and performance coaching in Salt Lake City, UT and internationally via Skype. Preston has developed his craft through his studies at both the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. He started at the University of Utah where he majored in Vocal Performance and Musical Theater. Preston studied vocal technique under Robert Breault, David Schmidt, and acting under the direction of Peder Melhuse. As a freshman, he was cast in the national premier of “Zorro the Musical” where he played Zorro’s villainous brother Ramon. While doing this production Preston was introduced to Master Voice Teacher Linda Tomkinson. Linda was able to help Preston find the most freedom he had ever felt in his voice and achieve higher notes than he thought he was capable. He was instantly hooked and has been studying with her ever since. During that production he auditioned for BYU’s “The Phantom of the Opera” and was invited to transfer schools in order to play their title role of The Phantom. While at BYU Preston also worked directly with Frank Wildhorn, the Broadway composer who is responsible for works such as The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll and Hyde and Bonnie and Clyde. Frank himself cast Preston as Edmond Dantes in the national premiere of his musical "The Count of Monte Cristo" which premiered at BYU in 2015. Several months before Preston Graduated with his Bachelors degree in Music, Dance, Theater. 

After graduation Preston moved to New York City and had the the opportunity to perform at regional venues around the country. He was featured in a Broadway records album, "Song of Solomon", alongside Broadway stars, Alison Luff and Ramin Karimloo. Recently Preston moved back to Utah and became a certified instructor with the "Institute for Vocal Advancement", Preston has found his true passion in teaching voice and is dedicated to helping others and sharing the knowledge he has gained through his professional experience.

Preston also specializes in performance coaching for the singer. He gives students the tools that will improve their story telling and will help them find ways to communicate with and move an audience. Preston works with performers of all styles of music using his universal method to all good performing.