Eastman School of Music - Music Education/ Voice - 8/2008-5/2011 (Bachelor's degree received)
Indiana University - Music Education/ Voice - 8/2007-5/2008
Voice: I believe all styles of vocal singing should start with a solid bel canto technique. From this, one can learn how to use the breath, placement, and tone effectively and particularly to suit a wide range of styles. I am committed to maintaining healthy singing practices throughout all styles of music and in fostering intelligent, motivated, self-aware singers. I am a highly kinesthetic teacher, and also use improvisation in my teaching.
Piano: For beginning students, I use
the Alfred piano method as an additive process for developing healthy, relaxed technique. My piano teaching is focused mainly on classical repertoire.
Acting: I coach monologues, scenes, the speaking voice, and character analysis for singing using methods based on the Stanislavsky and Meisner systems. I also use some of these exercises to coach the speaking voice.