Piano, Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance
I have recently returned to Pittsburgh after living in San Diego and New York City for the past 6 years. While there, I focused on teaching students song and monologue preparation for auditions, and growing my private voice and piano studio. While my passion (and my BFA) are in Musical Theatre, I love all genres of music, from classical to pop to Broadway. I will help you choose songs to work on that you LOVE, while giving you the right exercises and techniques to build a healthy foundation in singing.
Born in Queens and raised in Tokyo, Japan, I started performing at the age of nine. I made my stage debut in the ensemble of Tokyo Theatre for Children’s production of Cinderella where my mother played the Stepmother and my father was also in the ensemble. Upon moving back to the U.S. in the eighth grade, I started performing in my school’s shows in Northport, NY. By the end of my junior year, I made the decision that I wanted to pursue a degree in theatre. After my freshman year in The Ohio State University’s Bachelor of Arts program, I decided she wanted to dive deeper and transferred to The University of Arizona where I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre in December 2011. At the U of A, I had the privilege of playing my dream role of Anne Frank as well as Marcy Park in Spelling Bee and Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden. I was also a proud member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. During my college years, I worked each summer with Texas Family Musicals and RWS & Associates.
After graduation, I made the big move to NYC. I lived in the city for about three months before receiving my second contract with RWS & Associates as Company Manager at Idlewild & Soak Zone in Ligonier, PA.
After my contract with Idlewild & Soak Zone I plan to continue my career as a performer and cannot wait to see what is in store for my future.
As you can see I have a great deal of experience and expertise in many areas, and I look forward to sharing all of this and more with my students.
Piano, Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice
I’m excited to be a TakeLessons instructor and to be able to share my experience and knowledge with you. I have been a singer and performer for over 20 years and have taught voice and beginning piano for six years.
I received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. I continued my studies in New York City in voice, acting and diction.
I continue to be an active performer specializing in musical theater, opera and concert. I began my professional career as an apprentice with the Portland Opera in Oregon. Since then, I have appeared with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and abroad and am a frequent guest vocalist and recitalist.
Recently, I performed with Alia Musica here in Pittsburgh premiering works by local composers and created the role of Pamela in the premiere of TOOWHOPERA by composer Sorrel Hays at the Georgia Music Teachers’ Association Conference in Rome, GA. On the concert stage, I have recently appeared with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, Chattanooga Bach Choir and CreateHere’s Hops and Opera.
Highlights of my performances include Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with West Bay Opera, Stockton Opera, Opera San José and Pocket Opera, Despina in Così fan tutte with Mission City Opera, Blonde in Abduction from the Seraglio and Yvette in La Rondine with Pocket Opera, Cunegonde in Candide with Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Other roles include Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Abigail in The Crucible, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Madame Herz in The Impresario, Lucy in Threepenny Opera, Monica in The Medium, and Pamina in The Magic Flute.
I was a featured performer in a series of concerts in Europe, South America, and Australia aboard Cunard’s Vistafjord and Royal Viking Sun.
I was named a world finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a semi-finalist in the Jenny Lind Competition and a regional winner in the MacAllister Competition.
Film Acting, Improv Acting, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
I am a full-time pedagogue/performer with seven years' experience teaching private lessons in voice, piano, and acting to a range of ages and levels of students. Although the majority of my students are young adults, I have worked successfully with children, teenagers, and adult students (twenties to senior citizens) of both genders; I tailor my approach specifically to the goals and interests of each student; no two people learn the same way.
I hold a Bachelor's of Music in vocal performance from West Virginia University (summa cum laude, WVU Outstanding Senior, Honors College J. and C. Nath Outstanding Senior, Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships candidate). I regularly perform as a soloist in opera, oratorio, concerts, and recitals and completed training through the Ezio Pinza Concil for American Singers of Opera in Italy, the American Singers' Opera Project of North Carolina, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
As a teacher, I completed a year-long vocal pedagogy course with Cynthia Bess which provided me with a thorough understanding of the anatomy and psychology of singing, as well as a systematic approach to the correction of vocal faults. In the spring of 2010, one of my students, a teen-aged boy, was selected to attend Eastman's summer program for high school students. Several of my students have performed leading roles in school, community, and university musical productions.
I hold a full voting membership in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, am a Licensed Kindermusik Educator, and am employed as Director of Music Ministry for a fairly large church. I was also a teaching artist at Propel East Charter School for Greensburg American Opera and directed the Old Economy Singers (a twenty-voice historical choir) for six years.
Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Do you love to sing? I offer private voice instruction. In a relaxed, fun environment.
I teach Somatic Voicework The LoVetri Method created by Jeanie Lovetri) is a body-based method of vocal training which draws from many disciplines. It is based upon voice science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training, complementary tools such as yoga, movement, dance, acting, and speech training, and various bodywork approaches. My Education and Licensing includes, BAA of MDS studies West Virginia University, Studies in Master of Classical Performance Wichita State, Artist Diploma Duquesne University, and Levels I II & 3 In Somatic Voice Work from Shenandoah Conservatory.
I also recently wrote an article with takelessons about one of my interesting approaches to teaching. Feel free to check it out and comment! :)
Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting
B.A. from Villanova University
Major in Communications and Media Production
Minor in Theatre
Professional performer in renowned regional theatre companies all over the east coast.
Performer in Off-Broadway National Tour
Actor in 3 feature films
I will provide you with the basic skill sets you will need whether you are looking to pursue a career in performance or even if you simply enjoy doing it as an extracurricular activity. We will study traditional techniques in acting, singing, and songwriting, but I also find it very important to express your own individuality in such crafts and therefore will also work with you on pieces that you are interested in delving into.
Performing has been a joy for me since I was a little girl and I would be ever so happy to share that joy with you.
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