I've been singing as long as I've been going to church.
My beginnings in the Children's, Men, Gospel, and Senior-Adult
Choirs. D.C. Youth Chorale was an amazing experience for learning the art of harmony, ear training was a natural part of the study.
We were taught to read music as well as leaning everything by rot. A term used in church meaning learning by memory to the heart. (without the music sheets)
I LOVE teaching Broadway songs ! They are always fun to sing at every level. It's best for beginners to start with a song that is not too difficult at first so your voice won't be strained in any way. It's good to find songs that are a bit more challenging for intermediates and then advanced students are ready for sustaining long tones in the higher registers, as well as phrasing long passages. As your teacher, it's my job to find material that is best suited for your vocal range and your development. We will always discuss your songs together and find songs you want to learn and those you will love to perform!!
I have been teaching singing since 1999, and I teach all styles of singing with a foundation of healthy classical vocal technique which can be adapted for any style. The health of the voice is my primary focus.
Susanna is an American soprano whose recent engagements have included Suor Angelica (Miami Lyric Opera, Gusman Center); the Charlatan (Victorian Lyric Opera, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater); L'incoronazione di Poppea (Symphony Space), Die Zauberflöte (DiMenna Center), and Don Giovanni (Lincoln Center, New York Lyric Opera).
Experienced voice teacher of 5 years available for students of all experience levels! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of healthy technique. I specialize in bel canto operatic technique, with emphasis on proper support and placement on every vowel and through each consonant. This is the same technique that is used by all the great broadway legends. I work with a wide range of reperatorie with my students, including opera, lieder, oratorio, and classic music theatre in all voice types.
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