- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
I am a professional opera singer, performing with Opera Fort Collins for a second season. I have two degrees in music and am perusing my third. My bachelors is in Composition for Commercial Music. My Master's degree is in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. I am currently finishing my Opera Performance Certificate at UNC, where I have had the pleasure of performing "The Queen of the Night" in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, and will be performing the role of "Miss Wordsworth" in Britten's Albert Herring this April.
I studied piano for 7 years in my youth with a primary focus on the suzuki method. I have been teaching piano and voice for the past 7 years privately and at many different academies and institutions such as Boca Academy of music and School of Rock. At school of rock I had the pleasure of teaching a variety of different styles and genres, from rock to musical theater, for all ages.
The wonderful thing about teaching classical voice technique is that it correlates to all styles of singing. Having a good foundation allows for you to sing in any style while being able to keep the health of your voice intact for a long lasting career. Learning how to read music also allows for you to have more opportunities open to you in the future and allows you to learn and understand music more quickly. In my lessons, I teach healthy vocal technique, sight reading, and performance practice to all my vocal students.
Just as i stated with vocal technique, a good foundation is the gate way to all possibilities in music. For my piano students, I teach sight reading, theory, fingering techniques, and an over all good classical foundation for piano. A well rounded foundation transitions to all genres and styles.
In my lessons, I want my students to receive exactly what they are looking for. I want to offer as much as i possibly can, but also focus and fine tune the skills my students desire to possess. I strive to make all my lessons comfortable, fun, and exciting! After all, music is the expression of self and should be enjoyed!
I have been an apprentice artist with Opera Fort Collins since last season, and am happy to be back for a second season.
I currently teach General music for grades k-4, Music appreciation, which includes music history and theory, and Choir for grades 5-8.
I have worked as a private piano and voice instructor for many years, as well as giving tutoring in music theory and sight reading at the collegiate level. I have helped my students with audition materials that allowed them to get into the school of their choosing for the music program.+ Read More
I worked at a variety of School of Rock locations in South Florida where I taught piano and voice lessons primarily, but also ventured out and taught some drum, guitar, and bass lessons for beginners when needed.
I had the privilege of being a band and show director for the adult rock group as well as the little rockers, ages 7-9. Here, i would direct students on how to work as a group to perform pieces as a band together for public performances.
I was one of the voice and piano instructors and also helped with show directing one of the musicals that the academy put on for their spring production.
I was one of the class piano instructors for the palm beach district public schools for their after school program. I taught elementary school classes how to play piano and how to sight read music for their end of the year performances.