- Teaches students:
- Females 12+ and males 15+
- Teaching since:
- August 2011
Hello! I'm a singer and multi-instrumentalist with professional experience in opera, choral, and studio recording. Originally from Thousand Oaks California, I grew up with a love of the theater and of music. I have completed two advanced degrees in music, graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Masters in Vocal Performance and Magna Cum Laude from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a degree in music.
I have experience teaching in my private voice studio and at the University of California. Whether you are looking to learn to sing healthfully, prepare for a high school/college/post-college audition, bolster your confidence in front of people, or looking to explore your expressive/creative side, I will work with you to achieve your goals.
The final goal of my instruction is to equip the singer both emotionally and physically for the act of singing and performance both in music and in life. I realize that some of my students may go on to be professional singers, while many others will not. Nevertheless, my goal is to instill confidence and pride for ones work, nurturing the unique expressive voice of each student and assuring them that it is of great value. Armed with this confidence and knowledge, they can bring their creative apparatus to bear upon all arenas of life.
I provide vocal musical leadership for the large and affluent congregation of San Marino Community Church singing for regular Sunday services and special events including funerals, weddings, and special concerts. SMCC employs a large group of highly consummate music professionals from the LA music scene including fellow LA Master Chorale singers and SAG-AFTRA members producing a very high quality music program at the church.+ Read More
As a private voice teacher I plan, execute and maintain a curriculum of personalized instruction for each of my students, teaching a variety of ages ranging from elementary age to students in their 70s. I approach each student as an individual whether they want to better choral singers, more adept and proficient solo singers, want to sing for the school talent show, or are preparing for an audition.
I teach a range of styles of music: pop, rock, folk music, R&B, opera, oratorio, art song with a foundation in classical Italian/Swedish technique. For all students, I place a great emphasis on musicianship and ear training, helping my students read music from sight and become better musicians.
I care deeply for my students, and use my professional singing experience, knowledge of the vocal mechanism, repertoire knowledge, and sensitivity to each students needs and tailor instruction so they succeed as quickly as possible.
Performed with the "Opera Goes to School" program at Seattle Opera, singing the tenor roles in Eric Bank's operatic trilogy "Our Earth". During the course of the year, we toured to multiple elementary school locations in the Puget Sound region and across Washington state presenting live opera to thousands of kids during the season.+ Read More
Contracted to sing with Chorale for Winter Season 2014 in 7 concert series.
Principal cantor for weekly Sunday masses, festivals/feasts, votive masses, weddings and funerals. While as cantor and member of member of the choral scholar at St. Barbara, I was privileged to present featured programs for the American Choral Directors Association Western Conference, Music Academy of the West, and Catholic Medical Association. I have experience singing Gregorian/Aquitanian chant, Medieval/Renaissance motets, and a great wealth of other liturgical music.+ Read More
Performed various comprimari roles, covered principle roles and chorus work with Opera Santa Barbara in productions of Carmen, La Traviata, La Boheme, Nozze di Figaro, Tosca, Falstaff.
Gaston, La Boheme
Don Curzio/Basilio, Nozze di Figaro
Comprimari roles performed
Flora's Servant, La Traviata
Prune Seller, La Boheme
-Envisioned, developed and maintained an original syllabus and course of instruction in accordance with university learning standards and personal teaching goals.
-Facilitated the expression of each student’s artistic curiosity
-Auditioned and selected students from pool of 40-50 applicants each quarter (roughly 120-150 students/year)
-Constructed and maintained a weekly schedule of 7-13 private lesson sessions
-Problem-solved and managed risk with difficult students
-Weekly lesson planning, tailored to balance individual student needs with class-wide achievement goals
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.
An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.
Early Music America (EMA) is a not-for-profit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America. Founded in 1985, EMA's goal is to expand awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. EMA's members receive a quarterly magazine, monthly e-newsletter, and benefits including access to reduced-rate insurance, discounts on publications, concerts, and festivals, and eligibility for grants, awards and scholarships. With its broad membership, including professional performers, ensembles, presenters, instrument makers, amateur musicians, and audience members, Early Music America serves as an advocate for the field throughout the continent.+ Read More
Very Professional yet warm and engaging. I plan to use his services for all my singing growth.