John is a much-sought-after teacher in NYC; who serves on the faculty of the amazing Rider University, and the engrossing Marymount Manhattan College. His students have enjoyed the honors of the stages of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional, Opera and Theatre Companies, National Tours, Recordings, Cruises, Cabaret, and many other wonderful venues.
"As a teacher it is my job not only to mold an emerging voice, but to support the artist as a whole person. I accept this responsibility with humility, and the awareness that I am collaborating with the student to lay a foundation of technique, style, and discipline that will enable the true artist to emerge with color, capacity, depth, volume, and nuance. Allowing your voice to come out, and to share that voice with a listening public, is a beautiful aspect of performance and life - for in that giving you are sharing love."
Originally hailing from the insurance capital of the world, John went on to attend Boston University for his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance (with extensive Acting, Directing, and Dance coursework), before returning to Hartford to attend The Hartt School for his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance.
As a performer, Tedeschi is becoming recognized for his dynamic-tenor-instrument coupled with his endearing acting. John has performed with: Centenary Playhouse, Center Stage, Access Theatre, Ars Nova, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Osh Opera, New Britain Symphony, Wichita Grand Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, New Orleans Opera, Center City Opera and Eastern Opera of New Jersey. Favorite roles also include: Don Jose, Pinkerton, Turiddu, The Boatswain, Sweeney Todd, Poseidon and Menelaus, Mr. Harry Horner, Lyle Stoker, Harlan Gray, Rubirosa, Orin the Dentist, Orestes, and Prince Andrey/Bolkonsky.
John lives in his beloved Upper West Side, and tries to remain patient while awaiting subway trains!