​Instruments taught: Vocal/Piano

Years Experience: 17 years

Years at AMA: 7 years

Education/Background: Ms. Safsten holds a Master of Music (Voice) and Performance Diploma in Professional Opera Studies from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music Performance and Pedagogy (Voice) from Brigham Young University

Something no one knows about ME: I collect teacups and love to host tea parties for my young nieces. 

Extended biography: Kaarin Safsten has taught voice lessons for 15 years and is in her twelfth year teaching collegiate music courses. She currently teaches music courses and voice lessons at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in addition to teaching at Arizona Music Academy and maintaining a private studio in Mesa. Ms. Safsten has sung several operatic roles, including Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Marie (Wozzeck) and Electra (Idomeneo). She has also sung, recorded, and toured the United States as a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and served as secretary in the local Valley of the Sun NATS Chapter for two years (2008-2010).

​Kaarin Safsten