Samantha Nahra, is an opera singer, originally from Iowa. She holds degrees in voice and opera theater from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, University of South Carolina and Mannes, The New School. Samantha started her teaching career at the age of 14 by teaching baton twirling. When she went to college, she pivoted to teaching voice and beginner piano, and has now been teaching music for 12 years. She runs a private voice studio and has worked for various music schools, where her duties not only included private lessons, but also teaching preschool and elementary music classes.