Amanda Rueda

Master Voice & Piano Instructor

Amanda “Mandee” Rueda has been part of the Top Billing family for 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University emphasizing in Vocal Performance and minored in Women’s Studies. She studied and was trained in opera and classical music during her time in San Diego and began her teaching career in 2013. Mandee’s experience spans many genres ranging from classical to more contemporary styles such as pop and musical theater. She can sing and teach songs in 5 different languages. Her prior performance roles were in West Side Story, Die Zauberflöte, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast as well as in various vocal ensembles. Mandee has been coached by and done master classes with renowned vocalists in the industry such as Lori Laitman, Lee Gregory, Kristina Keener Ivy, Audra McDonald and Lucas Meachem just to name a few. Mandee is a vivacious, passionate, and confident teacher who enjoys working with kids of all ages and different walks of life. Ms Mandee has been teaching at Top Billing for 6 years now, she is also worship leader at her church and occasionally performs at The Diplomat Jr. She believes a strong understanding of basic theory, and technique combined with consistent practice and encouragement can lead to a successful vocalist and musician. Ms. Mandee believes it’s important to instill confidence and encourage a positive mindset in performers to set them up to not only be successful on stage but also in life. She’d like to thank God for the gifts and opportunities He has blessed her with and the never ending support of Ms K, her family, friends and fiancé. Don’t say “I can’t”, say “I can’t YET” -Ms. Mandee