NYC Opera Singer Moonlights as Home Contractor

Updated: May 8th, 2023

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Taerra Chiba, the owner, and operator of The Practical Diva, is a fully certified and insured home renovation contractor in New York, NY.

She is in charge of both major and minor residential remodels. She also helps homeowners who wish to tackle the process on their own. Taerra can assist with project planning but is also ready to give advice and assistance.

Taerra is an extraordinary lyric soprano and an engaging stage performer with a lovely, agile, warm voice as an opera singer. She is a gentle and experienced instructor. She has formerly taught at the university level and has a private studio in New York City.

She is a student at Southern Virginia University and studied BA in music in 2005. She is interested in various activities, from athletics and choir to theater and Student Government.

She began freelancing as an opera singer in Soprano in 2012. She later offered individual vocal lessons to music majors and nonmajors at Southern Virginia University.

Taerra has a proven track record of growing this side business comfortably. She made roughly $14,000 in her first year, $36,000 in her second year, and is presently making about $4,000 each month.

She acquired more high-quality assignments and revenue with fewer obligations after switching to HomeAdvisor. She began with roughly ten weekly tasks and works 2-4 depending on the workload.