I like to stress the story-telling aspect of singing songs from musicals, and how to use your breathe and technique to emphasize specific dramatic moments. Also, I can help find the appropriate key to match your range and voice quality.
Well-versed in voice, music theory, popular song styles and poetic writing, I can definitely help you expand in your musical and creative endeavors. I studied voice and jazz arranging at Berklee College of Music, and then earned my Master's of Music degree in music composition from Cal State LA. I have sung pop, jazz and theatre music in Los Angeles, New York, and across the US and Canada. I've appeared on the Jay Leno Show, and have sung in many local music venues, such as the Troubadour and Luna Park. I have won multiple awards for my songs in internationally acclaimed "I HATE MUSICALS" - a short film musical (now on iTunes). My musical theatre works has been been presented in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. I am a proud member of CMASH, a composer collective in San Francisco, and I collaborate with Ann Moss, Liam Wade, and Arnold Margolin. My song Practice Your Flamenco was recently recorded at George Lucas' Skywalker Sound, and will be featured on Ann Moss's new CD, Currents.
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As a teacher and coach, my aim is to inspire you to be the best you can be. My lessons always include a warm-up, song study and performance. I truly enjoy guiding students of all ages to really take their musical aspirations seriously - and have lots of fun doing it!Â Also, I want you to be apart of choosing what songs you'd like to study. I can transpose any song to fit your voice type and range. I will provide lyric sheets, and for guitarists, chord charts. If you are inquisitive about songwriting, or music theory, I can definitely be a guide in those areas as well.I'm here to support the authentic musical you!
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Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, ProTools, Finale
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*** Specialties ***
Folk, Rock, Alternative Rock, Jazz, Musical Theater
This organization helps to nurture creative expression in kids of ages 8-17. I write songs for plays, which are performed by all ages. I coach them during rehearsals, and accompany their performance with piano or guitar.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.