Belmont University - Bachelor of Music in Musical Theater - Graduated Dec. '07 (Bachelor's degree received)
I am a very well rounded singer and teacher. My training started in classical voice, so I will always start with classical technique.
The basics of singing are the same for all genres of vocal performance. I work a lot with breath support and making sure the soft palate and tongue are working together to create the most open space possible allowing for a healthy amount of air to pass through the vocal chords decreasing the risk of chordal injury, and increasing chord strength.
Scales and exercises, along with a basic knowledge of music theory are critical in becoming an accomplished and knowledgeable singer so are pivotal in my curriculum.