Private instructor specializing in singing, acting, and oratory. Conservatory trained theatre maker, with over ten years experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds in both private and group environments.
I am a Great Lakes-Midwestern native now living and working in Portland. I have been singing, performing, and making original theatre since the age of three. My earliest musical outlets consisted of the school choir, popular radio, and weekly Sunday services with family.
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My lessons provide a safe space for students to experiment with uninhibited presentation and performance through repeated trial, error, and experimentation. I have worked with singer-songwriters, musical theatre performers, storytellers and public speakers, as well as individuals in need of vocal rehabilitation. I teach children, adults, amateurs, professionals, the fearless, and those overcome with stage fright.
Private voice lessons examine how the whole body affects and influences sound within an individual. I do not teach music as a matter of technical prowess. If you can speak, you can sing. My job is to identify the unique habits of each vocalist, so that the student becomes aware of how his or her voice is resonating with an audience. Lessons cover anatomy and movement, breath, pitch, tonality, rhythm, diction and sound, delivery style, command of the stage, and proper vocal care.
Lessons will examine the body as an instrument of performance and sound, and are not designed for students seeking lessons in sight-reading or classic methodology. My lessons are also not a good fit for individuals with ambition to perform on American Idol or other likeminded television competition programs. Please contact me with additional inquiries.
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The only equipment I expect a student to provide is their body and voice. I provide equipment and supplemental materials as necessary.
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