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Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Music has been a part of my life since I was a child. I started singing in choirs around 7, and started piano lessons at 8. I am a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelors of Music Education, and am currently pursuing my masters degree in vocal performance there. I also am a soloist at Trinity Episcopal Church, and am a member of the New Orleans Opera Chorus. This past July, I was a resident artist at the International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany.
I love music, and I love teaching! I've been studying music since I was a child, and want to give as many people as possible the chance to experience the joy and fulfillment that comes from making music. Whatever your musical goals are--whether you want to sing or play for recitals, competitions, your friends and family, or just yourself--I can help you achieve them. Whether you're interested in classical, Broadway, sacred, or popular music, I'm willing to help you learn more. I am warm and welcoming, and believe that a relaxed student is a happy student, and happy students learn more.
Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ
When it comes to music, for me, self expression is most important. Music communicates more than words alone.
I've studied with the great musical families of New Orleans, where I was born and raised. I've also had the good fortune of crossing paths with many other greats outside of the city; Jordan family, Marsalis family, Batiste Family, Chatters family, Clyde Kerr Jr., Donald Byrd, Frank Mantooth, Bob Shepard, Curtis Fuller, Steven Dankner, Lorraine Alfaro, Moses Hogan, Raymond Miles, Veronica Dorsey, and many others.
As a child I began the study of piano at the age of 3. I studied classical traditionally and blues by ear. I began a formal study of Jazz in the 5th grade. At age 12, I began to perform professionally and still do presently. By age 15, I was directing at various churches and ensembles to accompany musical theater productions.
To date I've toured the east and west coast of the U.S., 18 cities between Spain, Germany and Russia. I am a performer/song writer/recording artist/director/instructor. I love each aspect but must say I am quite fond of teaching. The greatest reward is sharing the magic that music has been in my life.
Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
I hold a Master's in Voice Performance degree from University of New Orleans and Bachelor of Science degree in Voice Performance from State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
In 2001, I toured with International European Opera Company which performed numerous times in Denmark, France, Italy and USA.
I currently perform and teach in the New Orleans area and love to share my knowledge and experience with my students. There is so much more to performance then just beautiful vocalizing.....
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