I am an opera singer and I teach and perform in and around San Francisco. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of singing and the musical arts with others. I believe with the right instruction and determination anyone has the ability to sing!
I have training in classical singing as well as in musical theater, pop/rock, gospel and blues. In order to sing these different styles it is important to know how the voice works functionally so that it is trained properly and remains healthy. I use the Somatic Voicework The LoVetri Method because it is a body-based method of vocal training which draws from many disciplines, and is based upon voice science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training. It can be used for almost any singing genre such as musical theater, pop/rock, jazz, blues, and opera. I believe that learning how to sing is not only fun but also increases confidence, improves general music skills, and develops mind/body coordination skills.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons consist of breath and body work, vocal warm-ups and exercises, and work on songs.
These skills can help any singer become more aware of their voice and how their body works as an instrument. Students are trained, like an athlete, to build up vocal strength and stamina to sing songs and styles of their choice.
In addition to private lessons I host student voice recitals twice a year. Performing in the recitals is not required but encouraged. This gives students the opportunity to perform in front of family and friends and to share their lovely voice with others!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate music room with mirror, chairs, music stand, and keyboard.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I use a 76 key Yamaha Keyboard at my home studio. I encourage the student to provide any kind of piano or keyboard with at least 61 keys if wanting lessons from their home.
*** Specialties ***
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Private voice instructor
Private voice instructor
Opera and Musical Theater Workshop Class
"Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method 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 modalities such as yoga, movement, dance, acting, and speech training, and various bodywork approaches... It allows the voice and body to be partners with the mind, whether it be for song or speech, and allows the instrument to handle a variety of tasks with greater ease and less effort. It is unique in that all of the vocal exercises are focused on function... not just on how the voice sounds."
This method can be applied to all styles of singing, and can also help alleviate vocal strain or fatigue.