mar Nieto’s real world musical background has given him a vast knowledge, which he is eager to share with students of all ages.
Omar has had four years of Speech Level Singing technique. If you haven’t heard of SLS vocal training, it’s the established method used by over 120 grammy award winners including ones like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Tina Turner, etc. His warm, appealing manner makes any student feel instantly comfortable.
From the age of ten, Omar was involved with playing instruments and singing. For him, music is a life long gift. In his own words he states: “Music should be fun, meaningful, and rewarding. Even in the learning stages.” He was vocally mentored by David Arzo and Heather Pierce, a Speech Level Singing coach.
As an artist he also worked closely with hit songwriter Mark Cawley. Omar writes, performs and produces his very own music. From 2003 – 2009 he participated in nationwide tours while signed under Gotham Records of New York/Los Angeles. In 2006, his band won first place at Hayward’s very own H.A.R.D battle of the bands. In 2010 he won the Dan Howell song of the year award through West Coast Songwriters. Most currently Omar is writing pop-music songs for reputable producer Jason Brawner and his roster of artists.
June 6 2017: Student Miriam K singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"..
Parent of Omar's student remarks:
May 1, 2017
Thanks Kathy! Josiah enjoyed his lessons with Omar and I would say Omar encouraged him a lot to sing more and show his talent.
Josiah has come a long way from being shy about singing to full blown confidence in his talent and capability. Thank you for your and the school's support and accommodation to my son's needs and schedule. Thanks, Christina