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Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Ages: 5 & up
In-Home Lessons: No
In-Studio Lessons: Yes
Online Lessons: No
Subjects Taught In Person
Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Northwestern University - Music, Vocal Performance - 2011-present
Santa Clara University - Music, Vocal Performance - 2003-2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
Voice: Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater, etc. Acting & Movement for Singers
I believe in giving students a foundation for healthy & sustainable technique. I am enthusiastic and friendly, and always encouraging my students with a smile and positive observation. Fun is a must, while still learning a good practice ethic and the discipline needed as a musician. I discuss each students' goals with you in their first lesson and work with them to develop a breadth of repertoire that both challenges and excites you.
My passion for music, energy, and creativity make me an
excellent teacher. I am extremely positive and know that my students have a great time in their lessons. I am especially proud of the work my young students do. I work with kids every day, teaching music and also at a local (non-music) after school program. I understand the variety of interests within music and the very beginning steps to building healthy technique.
I have been teaching voice students from ages 5 to 80+ for over seven years. Whether your goal is to sing musical theater, with your local church group, in your school choir, or just for fun – I can help you become a better singer and have fun while doing it!
I am a San Francisco Bay Area native and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in music from Santa Clara University, California. I have been singing in choirs for over twelve years in church, university, community, as a paid
professional, and notably for three consecutive seasons with the Opera San Jose paid opera chorus. Bay Area credits include Bay Shore Lyric, Lyric Theater of San Jose, West Bay Opera, Notre Dame de Namur University, and Opera San Jose. Favorite roles include Flora (The Medium), Dido (Dido & Aeneas) and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte). I was the Music Artist-in-Residence at a California Public Elementary School for 3 years where I taught over 500 K-5 students each year.
I am earning my Masters of Music in Voice & Opera at Northwestern on the Helen Heim Nichols Scholarship. I have been an active singer on the Northwestern stage both in ensemble and solo performances. Most notably, I was last seen as Mrs. Herring in NU’s production of Albert Herring and will be portraying the role of Ma Joad in NU’s upcoming production of Grapes of Wrath. I have had an active voice studio for over 6 years and teach in both Illinois and California teaching students from age 5 through adults. My performance experience includes a variety of singing styles including jazz, classical, musical theater, and opera.
In-Studio: living room with keyboard great acoustics for voice, seating for parents
In-Home: I will bring music, student must have piano or keyboard. I will be taking public transit. Students who come to home/studio are preferred.
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May 15, 2012
Excited about jumping into music lessons? Before you can get to the
guitar tabs, violin concertos, and vocal riffs, take a moment to think
about the logistics of your lessons.
There are a few things to consider when choosing between 30-, 45- or
60-minute lessons. First and foremost, take your age and experience
level into account. You'll also want to think about your long- and
short-term goals, and the time you'll need to reach them. Most
importantly, consider how long you or your child is able to stay
Teachers have the option to display availability for in-home,
in-studio, and online music lessons. In-home lessons take place at
your house, in-studio lessons are conducted at the teacher's home or
professional studio, and online lessons are taught over the internet
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After you've selected your teacher, click on the Availability tab to
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length of your lessons, and whether you're taking them at home, in
your teacher's studio, or online. Lessons are paid for in advance,
which locks in your time slot.
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Signing your Customer Agreement and completing your Student
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instructor valuable information about your goals and experience level,
and give him or her time to create a customized lesson plan right
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to discuss your goals and any other questions you may have.
What To Expect
Every teacher is different, but most first lessons begin with an
assessment of where you are in your studies. At a beginner level, you
might review the basics of your instrument, such as the different
parts, how to hold it correctly, and proper care and maintenance. For
voice, this may be the time you learn about breathing and posture.
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Do you offer any discounts?
At this time, we don't offer any discounts. However, if you are
booking two students for consecutive in-home lessons, you'll only be
charged one travel fee, instead of one fee per lesson.