Hello, and congratulations for taking the first step toward taking lessons!
I look forward to getting to know you and sharing my experiences and knowledge with you. I'm a teacher, voice therapist, jazz vocalist, pianist, composer and lyricist. My background also includes training in NYC with prominent jazz and songwriting instructors. I received my undergrad conservatory degree in jazz voice from Manhattan School of Music and my Master of Science degree from Boston University/Sargent College in speech-language pathology with clinical training in voice therapy.
A variety of group and individual lessons for the beginner and the professional are available for customizing your goals.
My philosophy is based on teaching 5 important things that performers must practice:
Articulation, breathing/phrasing, rhythm, tone and a personal connection to the song. Singers may opt to learn piano skills. I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). I can prepare you to audition, perform, present, and have fun performing better at school, at work, at home and on stage.
As a teacher with training in speech and voice therapy, I am able to help singers who require special care for their voice. I can work with singers who have asthma, nodes, hoarseness, English as a second language, stuttering/fluency disorders, or other language challenges. I also work with transgender singers to help them achieve an authentic voice.
Speaking, singing, performing, and music are for all! I look forward to sharing our voices and music together.
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ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
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.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.