Empowering people with music is my greatest passion! From the time I was a small child, I knew that following this passion would be my life's path. I began studying piano at age 7 and voice at 13. I graduated from San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor's of Music in vocal performance and MA from San Jose State University majoring in voice. I have taught on the voice faculties of San Jose State University and Chabot College. I have had the great honor of performing as a soloist around the world including touring as soprano soloist with Ballet San Jose throughout China, Sarasota Opera, American Opera Projects in New York City, Opera San Jose, Virginia Opera Education Outreach, and touring with Opera Aegean throughout Greece. I also love bringing music to people who are in need volunteering in senior living facilities. Since I have had the great joy of performing extensively, a primary goal as a teacher is to empower my students with the ability and opportunity to share their music with others.
For 5 years I taught private voice lessons to music majors and non-majors, prepared them for juries and produced recitals for these students. In addition, I taught collegiate class voice and sight singing as part of Chabot College's transferable Ear Training sequence for music majors.
For 4 years I taught private voice to undergraduate voice and music majors, preparing them for juries and performances. Along with teaching voice, I taught collegiate Lyric Diction in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and English, Class Voice, and Music Appreciation.
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.