- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am not only a professional singer and actress, but I'm also a music teacher in my local school district for elementary and high school. I am a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Syracuse University where I earned my Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice and a Minor in Drama.
I work as a freelance soprano in the area, ranging from classical recitals, wedding gigs, musicals, and studio recording. I've participated with several choirs ranging in style and purpose, including contemporary acapella groups, virtual choirs, classical chamber choirs, and baroque ensembles. I've also participated and been a winner of the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing, a international choral competition.
As a singer I've always made it my personal goal to be able to sing as many genres as possible, with quality and believability. I've achieved some of this goal by being on several songs, EPs, and albums as a background singer. My vocal abilities and understandings range from opera to commercial music, and I love to teach those genres and everything in between.
My personal passions are musical theatre and contemporary art songs and song cycles. However, I believe that all singers can benefit from learning classical technique and applying those skills to whatever genre they see fit.
I work with the North Salem High School choral department to provide group lessons and one on one lessons during the last periods of the day and during after school hours.
I work with the North Salem High School theatre department in Salem, OR. We're currently working on The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical. However, I also work with them on vocal technique, characterization, and tone.
I work with k-5 learning the fundaments of music, including but not limited to rhythmic literacy, melodic literacy, and expressive elements of music. I also teach the Singing Cheetahs, which is a choir composed on students grades 3-5.