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Opera is all about flexibility and support! Let me help you get the techniques and conditioning necessary to sustain through a long recitative or soar through an aria.
Beginner- Exploring the vast canon of musical theater to find your personal niche, beginning singing technique appropriate to show tunes, and learning how to let go of self-consciousness so it's fun to sing in front of others! Intermediate- Building your repertoire and audition options, adding skills to your technique, learning how to appropriately act the song. Advanced- Refining skills and technique, focus on performance.
Learn to move through vocal exercises with ease while crafting your voice, tone, and style. But most importantly, learn to take your voice and turn it into SONG. Singing songs is where most of my training has come from and I’m a firm believer that singing the tunes you love will teach your voice how best to interpret notes, follow intervals, explore dynamics, and gain control. Don’t just sing, PERFORM.
Singers--and those who want to be--need opportunities to sing! Some are ready to shine and just need training. Others need training AND encouragement in an environment that feels safe and private, while they gain confidence, which slowly effects the sounds they make, allowing them to be ready to shine. Teresa specializes in working with students of all ages and stages who know the styles of music they want to explore and master. Her passions as a teacher include preparing students to pursue their musical interests armed with technique, music-reading capabilities, and the "building blocks" of music: knowledge of functional music theory and how to use it.
I've worked with students who came in struggling to find pitch and they've left with powerful voices. I've worked with professionals looking to open a new opportunity and they did. This isn't rocket science, there's no secret formula. But, I do work very hard to help you discover the unique and powerful qualities of your voice. This and proper technique are key. You can include other instruments in these sessions.
I've been teaching voice for eight years and my students have gone on to study at CalArts, La Guardia, The New School, and more. I encourage students to bring in songs they've written themselves! I specialize in Jazz, Pop/Contemporary, Broadway and Choral styles, and have the following tools available: microphones, keyboard, Logic Pro, Spotify premium for karaoke backing tracks, sheet music.