Hullo! I'm Frances and I've been teaching private voice lessons since 2008. In the past my students have been cast in roles in high school and community theater, they have participated in Regional Choir, and auditioned successfully for collegiate music programs.
I received my training at Belmont University, graduating in 2008 with a degree in Classical Vocal Performance. After teaching privately and auditioning for a few years I realized I wanted to return to school so I could be better equipped to teach. I spent two years at ASU refining my own voice while experiencing new teaching techniques. I finished my advanced degree in May, 2016 and now have a Master of Music: Vocal Performance and Pedagogy.
I believe in a relaxed atmosphere for lessons and that if you're not having fun overall then something needs to change. Strengthening the voice through proper, healthy technique will be challenging but should also be enjoyable.
I played Mrs. Shelley for ABT's production of "Secret Garden"
My first professional opera job. As a chorus member I was able to work with other professionals and experience live theater in the opera world: an opportunity not to be missed!