- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
As a Sophomore at St. Olaf College double majoring in composition and vocal music education, I live and breathe music! I have been teaching for six years now, having started out mentoring children in the Royal School of Church Music, a program founded in music theory, sight reading, vocal technique, and responsibility.
I am also a freelance composer with multiple years of composition and music theory experience. I can mentor students of all ages and abilities in music writing software (particularly MuseScore and Sibelius) and help students channel their inner creativity in composing.
Having taken classical voice lessons for six years, I can teach students proper breath support, vibrato, releasing tension, sound, resonance, and placement. Additionally, I have vast musical theatre and jazz experience and can help students to pull standards in all these genres for their pleasure.
As I am a younger teacher, I relate quite well with my students and have been informed of my patient nature. I am mindful of every student's individual ability and understand that the learning curve varies from person to person. Since I have worked with children for so long, I can easily convey theoretical concepts in different ways, using basic metaphors for a student's understanding.
If you take lessons with me, I guarantee that you will feel more confident in yourself and your musical abilities. And you will be able to see progression from week to week in your voice, as long as you practice and make a real effort! I am here to help.
Music Director of St. Olaf College's Ole Ave Vocal Jazz
Alto in Aspen Music Festival's Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute
Soprano 2 Section Leader
Mentor for middle school students
Choral Scholar leading sectional rehearsals for the Sopranos
Head Chorister of the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choir and Mentor in the Royal School of Church Music Program
Soprano member of Illinois Music Educators Association, both in District and All-State Honors Senior Chorus
Assistant Director specializing in music for New Trier's Freshman-Sophomore Musical, "Urinetown"
Head Composer of New Trier's Student-Run and Student-Written Musical, "Lagniappe-Potpourri"
Participant in Interlochen Arts Camp's Classical Singer Program
Earned the Senior Chorister Ribbon in the Royal School of Church Music
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