Amanda is originally from Long Island, New York, and is a working composer, actress, and teacher in NYC. In her youth, Amanda studied classical viola, piano, and voice. She picked up guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele as hobbies. She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory, and is a member of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. She is the resident composer for Bluelaces Theater Company. In addition to performing her own music, she has composed and arranged for various projects, including several songs for web series, podcasts, and film. Her music has been performed at Lincoln Center, Prospect Theater Company, The Duplex, Green Room 42, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Feinstein's 54 Below and more. She has penned several musicals including Single Rider, The Radium Girls: A Jaw Dropping New Musical, Coming Attraction, and many more.
Amanda has been teaching since college, serving as a Music Theory tutor for the Theater Department at The Boston Conservatory. Presently, she instructs people of all ages on piano, guitar, ukulele, and voice. She has extensive experience working with young children and children with special needs. She likes to approach music through a creative lens, often encouraging her students to compose original music to deepen their experience.
Outside of musical endeavours, Amanda enjoys running, and cooking authentic Italian and Puerto Rican cuisine. Occasionally, she is called upon for voiceover work. She adores bringing animated characters to life.