Gloria Bennett, Vocal Coach To Axl Rose, Anthony Kiedis, Exene, Vince Neil

bennettsmallGloria Bennett, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, January 25th, in San Diego, CA. Gloria was a noted voice teacher and author in Hollywood for over forty years. She was a regular advertiser in the pages of Music Connection magazine. Her students included Exene Cervenka, Susan Rhee, Keb' Mo', Dexter Holland from the Offspring, Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Axl Rose from Guns N' Roses, Vince Neil from Motley Crew and many, many others. She came from a musical family. Her mother was a piano teacher and her father sang in the chorus for The Metropolitan Opera Company. Formal training for Gloria as an opera singer began at the age of thirteen in New York. Some of Gloria's highlights included performing with the Amato Opera Company, hosting her own radio program devoted to classical music, and helping form the Sacramento Opera Company. A coloratura soprano, Ms. Bennett studied with such greats as Queena Mario, Galena Prengel, Gunda Morden, Rosalie Miller, Felix Popper and Maestro Nicolai Palumbo. She is survived by her children Margo Essman (Gene) from San Diego and Martin Bennett (Linda) from Las Vegas.