I am an opera singer who enjoys exploring all styles of vocal expression. I perform and teach in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. My greatest passion is helping others learn how to sing and find their voice. I believe with the right instruction and determination anyone has the ability to sing!
I teach using a mixture of classical technique, voice science and medicine, sound healing, and the Somatic Voicework™ - The Lovetri Method. I teach any style that interests the student, such as musical theater, pop/rock, jazz, blues, and opera. I believe that learning how to sing is not only fun and energizing, but also increases confidence, improves general music skills, and develops mind/body coordination skills.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons consist of breath and body work, vocal warm-ups and exercises, followed by in-depth work on songs.
These skills can help any singer become more aware of their voice and how their body works as an instrument. Students are trained, like an athlete, to build up vocal strength and stamina to sing songs and styles of their choice.
In addition to private lessons I also host biannual student voice recitals. Performing in the recitals is not required but encouraged. This is a great opportunity for students to gain performance experience and sing in front of family and friends!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate music room with mirror, chairs, music stand, and keyboard.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I use a 76 key Yamaha Keyboard at my home studio. I encourage the student to provide any kind of piano or keyboard with at least 61 keys if wanting lessons from their home.
Private voice instructor
Private voice instructor
Opera and Musical Theater Workshop Class
An in-depth practicum into vocal production as it relates to singing performance. Training including application of the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and acoustics of the voice in both singing and voice training, and application of laryngeal massage and diagnosis of common vocal injuries.
"Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method is a body-based method of vocal training which draws from many disciplines. It is based upon voice science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training, complementary modalities such as yoga, movement, dance, acting, and speech training, and various bodywork approaches... It allows the voice and body to be partners with the mind, whether it be for song or speech, and allows the instrument to handle a variety of tasks with greater ease and less effort. It is unique in that all of the vocal exercises are focused on function... not just on how the voice sounds."
This method can be applied to all styles of singing, and can also help alleviate vocal strain or fatigue.
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.