- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My forte is the ability to casually convey the most advanced technical practices in such a way that you can use them in your favorite pop songs. I will teach you how to avoid harming your voice, and help you discover what your voice really wants to do! The voice has a life of its own, and I will teach you how to nurture and take care of it, like a beloved pet. When you cultivate your technique, that capricious voice of yours will begin to serve you and do whatever YOU want!
I have a Master’s degree in Opera, and an intense technical understanding of the scientific inner workings of the voice, BUT I really enjoy communicating that arcane knowledge in an infinite array of fun metaphors, easily-understood ideas, and, most importantly, practical experience.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+
- Teaching since:
I am an opera singer from New York City, with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, a Master of Music in Opera, and 18 opera roles to my credit. I have also sung in professional opera choruses, and have been the soloist in many churches. As a recitalist, I have made something of a specialty of Schubert's song cycle Die schöne Müllerin, performing it from Boston to Seattle. I can teach you correct diction in Italian, French, German, Latin, and Greek… and I’m learning Chinese.
Though I am primarily a singer now, I have been playing the piano for 27 years, and received a scholarship for piano accompaniment in grad school.
It is a great joy to me to take a complex musical idea, a music theory concept, or advanced vocal technique and explain it in terms that the youngest student can understand.