- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hi! The first thing you should know about me is that I love teaching singing to others every bit as much as I love singing myself. I currently teach both privately and at a private school, where I get to help kids (and adults) learn the fundamentals of singing through contemporary music and then perform in live rock shows at venues all around town.
No matter how you learn, however, the first priority of any style you want to sing is proper vocal technique. Taking care of your voice is THE #1 priority in order to gain and maintain a lifetime of good sound- AND ensure you won't injure your vocal cords. We will build a solid foundation for you first, then start exploring and working with singing in different styles and genres until you feel confident singing anything your heart desires.
Interested in performing? I can help you with everything from mic technique to how to move around onstage, as well as getting over those performance jitters. For the creative among you, songwriting is a specialty of mine, so if you have been thinking of lyrics and wanting to write your own material, I can work with you to discover your talent and develop your unique sound.
I started singing at age 5 with classical voice training. From there I've done everything from musical theater to neo-soul. Currently, I have been a student of Indian classical vocal (and instrumental) music for 6 years and it has leveled-up my overall singing style and sound 100 times over. I also have a 90's alternative-rock cover band that plays around Central Florida, and another original project in the works.
Performance-based music program that delivers the fundamentals of singing and vocal technique through the context of rock and contemporary music. In addition to teaching students how to sing, we teach them how to rehearse and perform with a live band, with weekly rehearsals which culminate in shows at local venues three times a year.+ Read More
Working privately with individual students and groups of all ages from 6+ to achieve their singing and speaking goals. From public speaking/presenting, songwriting, performance & microphone technique, theater- or just for personal pleasure, dozens of people have benefitted from learning how to master their voice.+ Read More
Durga is a versatile, student oriented, committed, and experienced teacher. She really enjoys as a student progresses. TWO THUMBS UP!
Durga has been a really wonderful teacher to me over the past few months. I have been lucky enough to have her as a first real singing instructor. She has such a high energy and positive vibe all the time, and you can tell how passionate she is about singing. I do have cleft lip, and I really do appreciate the time she has put in into helping me figure out different techniques for my breathing, and seeing what works best for me. She is also very open to hearing your opinions/input as well. For example, I told her the kind of voice I am shooting to work at (soulful voice), and even though she works at the "School of Rock," she looked into a repertoire of songs that has that soulful singing style, with the same rock feel that I also love. I appreciate and am thankful for the hard work she does!+ Read More
Great lesson , we had some challenges during the lesson but otherwise everything went well . Durga is great. ..
Durga and I have preformed on several occasions for her Curtain (eastern Indian religion) classes in Orlando. Durga is an outstanding singer and very well educated, also a fun spirit. I believe anyone and everyone can benefit from Durga's teachings.+ Read More
Durga is an amazing Vocal Instructor that has a broad range of expertise, her teaching style is very unique as she will adjust the lesson to your vocal type and the music you want to work with. She is very talented in knowing what will work for you personally and help you achieve your musical style and goals. Durga helped me overcome my vocal blocks and has worked with me each step of the way to reach my best performance.Whether you want to be in a band or perform classical music I highly recommend Durga for all vocal types and age ranges, she will taylor her lessons to help you bring out your best voice.+ Read More
Durga is a gifted teacher. She brings a strong knowledge of both western and eastern music theory in an easy and interesting way of learning. My lessons with her are always fun and informative, and have enabled me to become more comfortable with my voice. I highly recommend to everyone!!!+ Read More
Durga's captivating voice, is that of an angelic songbird. Her deep understanding of music breathes life into song and always proves the power of the breath behind it. Her voice is a gift as a vocalist making her a natural teacher. Her dedication and devotion to her craft is evident to anyone in earshot! As a teacher her enthusiasm keeps all engaged and spell bound, as she gently empowers and expertly guides students to find "their voice".+ Read More
My daughter, who is now in college, had the pleasure of having Durga as a tutor during her homeschooling years. I can confidently describe Durga as highly creative, fun, enthusiastic, energetic, passionate, committed, and quite brilliant, with a knack for developing a deep connection and trust. Durga's unique, dynamic teaching style kept my child engaged, interested and always looking forward to her next lesson. She created a comfortably fast paced learning environment and a custom made, passion led curriculum, which proved highly effective and my child absolutely thrived in.
We have also had the great honor of hearing/watching Durga perform. She skillfully takes her audience on a deep Spiritual journey with her sultry, yet powerful voice and instrument during her Kirtan concerts. She often delights spectators and fellow musicians with her beautiful songbird sounds during improvised group jams.
I highly recommend Durga as a vocalist, musician and teacher.
Wonderful instructor ... Highly recommended ...
Durga is a great teacher! She is clear and concise in her teaching. I love her style of coaching which includes a healthy dose of humor.
This experience entailed a vocal training session in Indian classical singing along with a beautiful kirtan chanting ceremony.
Durga was accompanied by 2 very good musicians, one on guitar and the other on violin, for the second half, which was the kirtan.
But first she gave a vocal training session along with a slideshow, which was very helpful in developing the range of our voices. Honestly my vocal range was so limited at first but she led the group through the session that afterwards I could actually sing notes in many octaves.
I would say it is her technique that allowed me to do this and sets her apart as an excellent teacher!