Like many singers, I enjoyed singing from a very young age, participating in school plays and performances and singing solos at church. As a teenager, I was a part of a choir in Germany that traveled around Europe performing in opera halls and cathedral churches. I also lived and went to school in South America for a few years in which I performed with ensemble groups and performed special numbers for my church congregation and school every week.
I have taken guitar and piano lessons which has given me a great foundation for singing and song writing!
I have some background in recording in studios as well. I've done "jingles" for local radio stations and have recorded songs I've written with a local music band.
In 2004 I was offered to sign with a local christian record label.
I am a mother of two gorgeous girls and decided to take a break from vocal training for a few years. In the beginning of 2013, I opened my schedule up to train again. Yay!
Having a vocal tech that is compatible with you, stylistically and personality-wise is important! Feel free to request to meet me for a free 30 min interview to get to know me and ask questions!
*** Lesson Details ***
My coaching style is to couple both fun and hard work into my lessons. Having fun and keeping things light at times will help keep a student relaxed and open to try new things and stretch their ability levels. Breathing correctly and staying relaxed are very important in developing your vocal abilities! Hard work and determination ensure we excel in your abilities and reach our goals. I don't want my time wasted and especially not yours!
I enjoy keeping myself relevant and make a point to stay alert to top 100 singer/artists on the charts. It can not only be fun to choose and sing popular songs for a repertoire but it can help give direction on a style of singing if a student is still on the path of self-discovery!
After 3-6 months, with consistent training, you can expect to learn good vocal technique, you will hear yourself make progress and like it, and you will have greater confidence to perform in front of others.
*** Studio Equipment ***
computer keyboard, spare room or living room, seating for parents, access to backing tracks
*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in performance for Christian music events. Whether singing in church, leading a music band, special music for a fundraiser/charity, etc. I can help you convey the message your song is meant to convey with confidence and passion without letting your nerves get in the way. (**nerves never go completely away :) I can also help suggest song choices tailoring to the specific "event".
Regularly sing lead for the church band as well as lead entire music band services.
Freelance vocal training
I worked with a band to record songs I've written
Regularly led songs for a church of more than 3000 people in Bolivia, South America
I did solo pieces for a professional high school choir that traveled around Germany and France performing in Cathedrals and churches.
Trained with a dance team and performed dance and sang on city streets as a young girl. In Europe and on a missions trip to South Africa.