BA plus 2 years of Masters level graduate studies in Music at CSULA - Awarded Best Singer and Best Madrigal Singer awards
Post-graduate training in jazz and pop styles
Master Classes and Conferences
Graduate and undergraduate studies in anatomy and physiology and kinesiology
Over 10 years experience teaching individual music lessons in the Los Angeles and Sacramento areas.
Over 30 years of performing
experience - major operatic and Broadway roles, arias and solo cantatas with orchestras and choirs, master classes, chamber music (cello and voice), orchestra, band, and dance band (since I was 9 years old).
Recent performances include:
ARC Orchestra Competition Winner, Sacramento Chamber Music Group Concerts, Fundraiser for St. Marks Church, Carlton House Concert, Kennedy Gallery performance,
Sacramento cello recital, University Choir, Camellia Orchestra.
Adjudicator for opera scholarship competition
Music Teachers Association of California certification - review of university transcripts and approval that course work is suitable for teaching music.
California Community College Teaching Certificate - Anatomy and Physiology
TakeLessons - annual background check and letters of recommendation
National Association of Teachers of Singing
String Teachers Association
Music Teachers Association of California
Sacramento County Business License
I specialize in making learning music fun, interesting and productive for busy adult students ages 14 and up who want to sing or play the cello.
Maybe you've always wanted to be a musician, you studied when you were younger, or you just think it would be fun. Whatever the reason, now you're ready to take lessons and you're looking for an experienced and patient teacher. Someone who will provide the support you need to become a musician and a confident, skillful performer.
/>I love helping adults like you become musicians and performers because even when you have doubts, I know you can do it. Over the years I have devised and collected a variety of tools to make learning fun, interesting and productive and to meet your needs as an adult student.
In the beginning you'll learn healthy habits - how to use your body safely and correctly - to perform the music you like. But that's just the beginning, because in addition to gaining technical skills, you'll learn how to transform written notes into beautiful and meaningful musical phrases - the kind that touch people's hearts.
To add to the fun and build your confidence to perform in public, you will have the opportunity to meet other students like you, and participate in group performing opportunities - such as karaoke, Christmas caroling and ensembles.
Printer and scanner
We have two cats in our home, although they are both shy and you are unlikely to see them.
In-Home: Transposing Keyboard Music Stand Digital Recording Device Hand Mirror Metronome Tuner Computer with software Cello