I teach all levels of piano students from the most basic beginner to the very advanced students. I also teach all levels of voice students from beginner to advanced. I have been teaching both piano and voice for over 30 years. I try to tailor the lessons based on the student's individual abilities and goals. ?Every year, in May, we have a Recital and all students are expected to perform two selections. I also encourage my students to perform in various talent shows in the Indianapolis area, my voice students to join choirs (school, Church, community), and all students to post videos on YouTube.
Emphasis on what makes a performance with effort to show a good performance with proper technique and etiquette.
Anytime time I give a student a solo to work on, I always take the approach as if they are going to perform it. Even they are not, I still like to take this approach so that when they are preparing for a performance, they know what to do.
From the amateur and recreational singer to the professional vocalist, my teaching is designed to help singers develop a sustainable vocal technique that is grounded in solid scientific knowledge as it pertains to the anatomy and physiology of the breathing and phonatory mechanisms, as well as the acoustical laws of the singing voice. With all students, I strive to offer an environment of excellence in which the healthiest development of the vocal artist can be achieved. I see that each student be nurtured as an individual and patiently given the opportunity to attain a firm understanding of vocal pedagogy, lyric diction, song literature, performance practices, stage deportment, and all other aspects that help develop an expressive and sensitive artist. More importantly, I aim to provide all of my students with information that will help them teach themselves.
The nature of the human voice is affected by every aspect of who we are—our physical, emotional, ...
Hi! I am a singer, songwriter, producer and yogi, and share my passion in music as a vehicle for inspiration, motivation and creative drive in others. I began singing at the age of eight and studied classical opera and musical theater in my youth. I discovered my knack for R&B and soul in high school and received my A.A.S. in Vocal Performance from McNally-Smith College of Music in 2005.
I have recorded and co-produced five albums and have self-produced four music videos. When not touring and recording, I am teaching yoga, building costumes and investing in various communities nationwide.
Clients will receive instruction in a variety of styles including, but not limited to, pop, R&B, jazz and opera. Students will focus on technique and theory while integrating improvisation and live performance techniques. Songwriting is also offered as an option. Classes are tailored to fit student's needs in consideration of discovering and empowering the uniqueness of the individual.
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