Vera Frances Lugo teaches mandolin, voice and piano in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. A multi-instrumentalist, Vera teaches all levels of piano and voice and teaches beginning mandolin/violin/viola. She is originally from San Juan Capistrano, California. Active in many ensembles throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, she is currently working as a professional chorister and sometimes session singer. Vera enjoys utilizing her large vocal range in a variety of musical settings. She is currently an alto in Tonality, in the elite professional core of Los Angeles-based choir Nova Vocal Ensemble, and she is the Soprano Section Leader/Soloist at La Cañada Congregational Church. Vera completed her second season as a Dickensian caroler with The Other Reindeer Carolers in 2017. She also performs in various settings as a jazz singer alongside her partner, guitarist Ross James Sellers. In her spare time, Vera can be found singing harmonies and playing a dinky toy piano.