I have been teaching for 13 years: kids, teens-even beginner vocalists in their seventies! Rockers, an "Idol" finalist, church musicians, lapsed opera singers, preschoolers. ...tese are just a few of singers I have worked with, in person, in the classroom, and ONLINE!
What you get in voice lessons with me: laughter as you learn! I have learned solid classical vocal technique from the very best . I have trained with respected opera singers as well as leaders in vocal pedagogy. I believe everyone deserves the same useful tools, no matter what it is you like to sing!
I am patient and customize each and every lesson. Need more time on ear training? No problem . How about beginning music theory? I can help with that,too. Are you feeling more confident, and want to focus more on song polishing? Let's do it! Confidence an issue? I am a pro with shy people. I'll get you out of your shell, relaxed, and having fun right away. So we can free that voice of yours! I have worked with many singers who have been diagnosed with anxiety: you're in good hands.
I am also a drama teacher and love working with beginning acting students. I'll assist with monologue prep, improvisation, voice for the stage, and more!
If you're interested in beginner ear training or music theory, I'd love to help you with that,too. I present it in a no-nonsense and fun manner! I'll provide you with simple worksheets to increase your confidence in learning the language of music, as well as run you through increasingly challenging patterns and sight reading for the ear training. Don't be afraid: I make it easy!
I have been singing for over 20 years. Performances with the Lira Ensemble and Opera on Tap Chicago, and in master classes with international opera stars Alan Held and Lorna Haywood. Coaching with Collaborative Works Chicago and Rossini Opera Festival. Additional studies in Rock Vocals, Voice Care, Improvisational Comedy, Holistic Voice, Acting, Foreign languages, Dalcroze, Speaking Voice for Singers, and Commercial Vocal Styles/Belting with Lisa Popeil. Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.
Certified CoreSinging Instructor- one of only a few in the U.S. trained by Meribeth Dayme, PhD, respected clinician and author and authority in vocal pedagogy.
I think if you can speak, you can sing. I am a people person passionate about music and singing, and want to be the teacher you'll trust with your voice. Come laugh and learn with me!
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I teach in person (East Bay, California) and online via Skype or FaceTime!
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Sing and See Software
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Beginner vocalists! Very shy singers. Children, teens. Lapsed singers, and older beginners, too. Experience in working with those with learning disabilities.
I teach vocal technique, music theory, ear training, and music history to elementary and middle school students.
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader! I can lead LY workshops in churches, schools, community centers, corporate events.