I am always excited to meet and work with dedicated, aspiring singers, regardless of age or level!
As a professional singer I have sung with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world. I continue to pursue my singing career, but I also love teaching lessons so I can pass on my passion to my students! I am currently on the voice faculty at MusA Academy and also maintain a private studio.
I love teaching musicians, whether they are beginners or advanced. One of my greatest joys is watching the student improve and grow in their love for music. For the beginner, I believe it is important to spend time learning to read music and understanding music theory, so this will be a part of our early lessons.
Singing is a deeply personal experience, therefore each lesson is tailored specifically to the student's needs and wants. I specialize in the classical Bel Canto technique and teach this to all my students. This will create a solid technical foundation so then the student is free to explore any genre that interests them. Even though I am an opera singer, I enjoy working with my students on musical theater, pop, jazz, and much more! What is most important is that my students find joy in singing, and I will guide you to do that in a way that is healthy for your voice.
As a teacher, I think it is valuable to develop the complete musician, not only the voice. In lessons, we will also discuss music theory, diction, interpretation, phrasing, music history, etc.
A lesson might include:
- exercises that develop skills in posture, breathing, vocal support, tone production and resonance
- learning songs and choosing audition repertoire that best suits your voice and showcases your unique talent
- the design of a warm-up routine to use before a performance
- special attention targeting trouble spots in music, issues with vocal range or transitions between vocal registers
- coaching in diction (English, Italian, French, German, Latin), articulation, and projection
- music reading skills and ear training
- audition preparation and help learning music
- other areas of focus inspired by the singer’s strengths and challenges
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable electric keyboard, but it would be best if the student had a piano/keyboard so they can practice at home.
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I am a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance.
I am classically trained in voice, violin, flute and piano. I began the Suzuki method on the violin at age 3. I am a professional opera and choral singer, but also have experience in musical theater.
I teach private voice lessons to students ranging in age from 6 - 75! At MusA Academy, I also teach summer voice camps and masterclasses throughout the year.
As a professional singer I have sung with opera companies and orchestras throughout the country. I am currently the soprano section leader of the professional choir at St James Episcopal Church and I also sing with the Pacific Chorale, John Alexander Singers, and de Angelis Vocal Ensemble. I have premiered new operas with The Industry and sing regularly with Pacific Opera Project.
I have been a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland Orchestra, Camerata of Los Angeles, and National Chorale, and have sung at the Hollywood Bowl, Disney Concert Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall.
I am currently on faculty at MusA Academy and I also maintain a private voice studio.