Find your true voice. Lessons are catered to your individual needs and will help you to build a strong foundation in vocal technique and creative expression. We will practice breathing fundamentals, posture, tone production, diction, and delivery, which will enable you to increase your range, stamina, and overall vocal facility.
I like to keep things simple: Singing better simply means to be able to do more of the things you want to do with your voice and to do them reliably. This means singing with more range, better tone, stamina, passion, volume and power as well as singing in tune and without pain. Ultimately, it means using your singing voice freely and expressing yourself musically in the ways you intend.
Since your body is your instrument, your voice needs the right kinds of exercise and approach to bring it up to peak performance. Whatever degree of improvement satisfies your singing goal, that’s adequate. And that’s what I consider the purpose and goal of technique – to sing what you want to sing in the way you want to sing it and maintain your vocal health. For those of you who perform there is one more step: To express yourself, connect with and emotionally move your audience.
Working with repertoire of our choosing, we can also work on:
Vocal technique in bel canto and speech singing techniques for studio work and live performances
Performance skills, phrasing, and musicality
Developing healthy habits and structured practice methods
Who am I?
Professional pop/jazz/soul/R&B singer
Conservatory-trained (B. Music in classical voice performance)
23 years of performance experience in jazz, pop, opera, and musical theater
Ten years of private and group teaching experience
Our joint purpose is to help you discover your unique voice, and the lessons always reflect your creative goals. All ages, levels, and styles are welcome. Contact me with questions or to schedule an introductory lesson.
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· Singing · In home
Mary is an excellent communicator, with a great sense for analogies and concrete descriptions for abstract concepts (esp crucial for things like singing). She's a gifted vocalist, having been classically trained with an Opera and Jazz background, but more than that - she has the ability to enhance someone else's sense of style and natural voice. She is of course also an amazing human all around, with a great attitude, style, and general "lust for life." Highly recommend Mary as a vocal coach
· Songwriting · In home
· Singing · In studio
· Singing · In studio
Verified Student · Opera Voice ·
It's hard to describe the enjoyment and progress I enjoyed with Mary. She is such a thoroughly engaged and skilled teacher. In my first lesson I felt like I improved exponentially, and every lesson thereafter has left me significantly improved. Aside from the improvement in quality, Mary's teaching and personal style also gave me a massive boost in confidence - I had taken singing lessons more on a whim as something to try, but Mary allowed me to see that I have a voice and can develop it. I am continuing lessons and hope to always improve.
I really can't recommend Mary's lessons enough - and she is a lovely person to know, very funny and creative with her teaching and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of music. What a great experience!
· Singing ·
I walked away from my first lesson with Mary feeling incredibly inspired. I love her method of teaching and feel I have learned an awful lot already and I have just begun. Her lessons are fun, encouraging, thorough and unique. I look forward to working with Mary and incorporating new techniques into my style. I'm so happy I stumbled upon her!
· Singing ·
I had a great time studying with Mary. We had ongoing lessons while she was living in Montreal. I always felt I had walked out of a lesson a step closer to my goals and put in the right direction. I found she had good knowledge of her tools and how to apply them to whatever it was that I was up against.