- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a professional singer and performer with two degrees in music and extensive performing experience. I have studied singing classically for over 10 years and have been teaching actively for 2. I have sung with churches, orchestras, opera and musical theater companies, and more. I also have a strong interest and education in vocal pedagogy, aka how all the little parts of our body work together physically to sing. I've worked with a wide range of students, spanning ages 6 to 30 and differing in experience from the earliest beginner to more intermediate or advanced students.
Most importantly, I firmly believe music, and especially singing should be fun! Singing is an expression of ourselves, and I don't know many greater joys than letting your genuine self shine through song. I am a very energetic, proactive teacher who is excited to help students sing to the best of their ability. I emphasize hard work and setting goals, but never at the expense of enjoying every moment of music we get to engage in.
I would love to share my passion for singing with you. Together, we will work hard to create beautiful sounds. And of course, we will have the time of our lives doing it!
During my time with DMMO, I performed roles in two different touring outreach shows as well as performed in the company's main season operas. In addition, I worked with students in master classes and taught workshops on various elements related to opera and vocal styles.+ Read More
I performed in this company's opera and musical theater productions as well as worked as one of the touring outreach artists. This working included performing for schools and communities throughout upstate NY.
I performed in this company's operas and cabaret performances.
I have had the pleasure of working and teaching with Dustin for a while now. I've always been impressed by his dedication and enthusiasm as a teacher. He consistently was able to reach out to a wide range of students, K-12 from many backgrounds. He's very knowledgeable of both classical and musical theatre styles of singing. Dustin's ability to communicate the foundations of healthy singing to young singers combined with his professionalism and fun-loving personality makes him one of the best teachers I know.+ Read More
I'm an actor wanting basic vocal training. I'm not a Broadway actor, I don't need fancy vocal jargon, so Dustin was the perfect match for me. He's approachable, funny, talented, and, most importantly, able to convey his knowledge and training in a way that's relatable to me. I cannot give him higher praise. Whatever kind of training you're looking for, Dustin is your guy.+ Read More
Dustin is an amazing colleauge and teacher. He has positively impacted many students in both individual lessons and masterclasses. A true artist and teacher.