What language are you speaking today?

Heather Faulhaber: Director

Voice and Beginning Piano


Heather Faulhaber, soprano, is a native of the Bay Area. She studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. Heather's past voice teachers include Sheri Greenawald, Sylvia Anderson and Jane Eaglen.


Heather performed as the Diva in San Francisco's  and Seattle's  Teatro Zinzanni from 2003-2006, and since has been seen with Opera San Jose as the First Lady in the  Magic Flute, Madame Larina  in Eugene Onegin,  Martha in Faust, Sister Dolcina in Suor Angelica, and in the chorus. She also covered Leonora in La Forza del Destino for West Bay Opera in 2010. Comfortable in many styles, Heather has also performed one-woman shows in various venues including San Francisco's Plush Room, showcasing musical theatre, jazz and opera.


Heather has been teaching voice privately since 2000 and classroom music since 2006.

Staff

Majhon Phillips: President 

Voice/Piano, Artist Management, A&R


The Story

Majhon Phillips was always torn by her passions for language and music. As a student, she double-majored in languages and music and traveled extensively studying both fields. After she earned her undergraduate degrees, she undertook a Masters program in International Education and Music, which allowed her to combine all of her interests. This work created the foundation for Music as Language.
 
Majhon began teaching music in 2003, and has continued to grow in students since that time. Upon moving to the Bay Area, Majhon also began working in communications and consulted major Silicon Valley technology organizations in public speaking, media briefings, social media best practices and general communications. During this time, she realized that many of the most well-educated people had limited knowledge in communication and listening.
 
It was with all of these experiences that Majhon started Music as Language. Music is a great tool for learning about listening, being able to communicate effectively, and have fun in the process - all while learning an invaluable skill set! 



The Logistics

Majhon Phillips earned a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Languages (both Summa Cum Laude) from Southeast Missouri State University. She also holds a Master of Education degree with honors from the University of Illinois. 


Majhon furthered her studies in music at the Liszt School of Music Weimar in Germany and at the University of Missouri. She studied languages at Portland State University and Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. As well as her formal education, Majhon holds certificates and hours of continuing education from the Juilliard School, the Lucy Moses School, and MTAC, and has continued her musical exploration by attending the NAMM Show, the ASCAP Expo, and the GRAMMY Awards.


Majhon has performed recitals and concerts across America and Europe, in such locations as Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Shrine, Notre Dame Cathedral, Frauenkirche, St. Mark’s Basilica, Westminster Abbey, New York University, St. James Cathedral - Louisville, and The River Campus Conservatory at Southeast Missouri State University. 


When not performing, producing, event planning or teaching, Majhon has consulted tech organizations such as Cisco, the Open Networking Foundation, DigitalPersona, EFI, and IP Infusion in communications and social media best practices.  

 
Majhon’s artists have won state and national competitions, been recorded and released internationally and toured the world performing their music.