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.
Let's get started!
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.
· Singing · In studio I can't say enough good things about Anne. Our daughter (now 11) started voice lessons with her about a year ago. Smart and talented and energetic, Anne is awesome with children. She gets our daughter to focus (this can be challenging) and work hard, but always keeps the lesson fun and exciting. Perhaps most importantly, Anne really knows her stuff. Our daughter has learned so much--about listening, getting the best sound, increasing her range, protecting her voice. They work together on finding material that my daughter likes, and Anne even arranges open mic nights at a local club so her students can try performing if they want to. Anne is a voice pathologist as well as vocalist, so you can't go wrong. I recommend her so highly for kids, and I am sure she's great with adults too.
· Singing · In studio After one lesson I know that Annie is going to help me get past my 30+ year phobia of singing in front of people and help get me to a place where I'll want to sing for the fun of it! She is a very compassionate and empathic teacher and is thoughtful with lesson plan and approach.
· Speaking Voice · In studio Anne is great. She is a great teacher who is extremely nice and easy to relate to. I'm learning a lot. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for speaking lessons.
· Piano · In studio Thank you Anne. I get the most from you that one should play piano with the body in a natural state. "Nature commended should be obeyed."
I think it is incredible that you keep learning new things!
Wish you all the best in the future.
· Singing · In studio Returning to fundamentals as an adult learner is very difficult and challenging but, at least in my case, very necessary. Annie has been a wonderful piano and voice teacher guiding me through this process - patient and kind, tolerant of my poor practice habits, and able to help me work on all aspects of my music. I would highly recommend her to any prospective student, and hope to continue working with her well into the future.
· Piano · Go for it!
Being very experienced with teaching to both children and adults of all backgrounds and ambitions, Anne is a very skilled and smart teacher. Her pedagogy has obviously been refined over many years and is clever and efficient yet easy-going and painless. She mixes theory and more academic learning with ear-training, relying as well on your more natural instincts, in order to equip you with the varied skills of a complete musician. She really tailors the teaching to your specific goals and level, as well. All this in a very gentle, easy and genuinely caring way. And always with a smile. Just go for it!
· · Anne cares about her students
Anne is an awesome vocal instructor. She focused on exactly what I needed to work on and helped me stay focused every time I sang. My friends have noticed a significant improvement in my singing in such a short time thanks to Anne's instruction. Thank you Anne!
· · Superb Teacher!
I took piano lessons as a child " two years with a Julliard teacher and a few years with another teacher who didn't meet my needs. After 20 years of not playing a note I got a new piano and realized I needed a professional teacher. As a result of my experience with my second childhood teacher, I was very careful in choosing a teacher as an adult. Anne is as good as my Julliard teacher was, and is the perfect instructor for me. Pieces I tossed aside six or nine months ago as "too difficult", I'm now playing.Anne " Thank you for all your wonderful instruction and help! - Marion M
· · Inspiring and Practical
Anne is a thoroughly professional teacher with a very practical down-to-earth style. She tailored her rigorous, well thought-out teaching approach to my specific needs. I was preparing for a chorus part in an opera and I can't tell you how much I benefitted from my lessons with Anne. She listened to my particular needs, recognized the areas I most needed help with, and then provided specific exercises to practice, offered hints to learn and sing difficult phrases, and inspired me to do well. I very highly recommend Anne.
· · great teacher
She is teaching me everything that i have lost over the years of not training especially when it comes to breathing while I sing and being able to take less breathes per phrase.