I started teaching from our home ten years ago while living in upstate NY. After working with different aged singers I found that I have a deep passion for helping others learn how to use and improve their vocal instrument.
Over the years I’ve worked with many singers who are new to learning about their voices. Particularly I enjoy working with older learners who’ve always wanted to sing but were either too intimidated or lacked the resources.
At several points in my career I too have worked with a voice teacher, most notably I studied with Franco Spoto and not just in the role as a student - Franco was also a kind and patient mentor when I first began teaching.
My teaching style is a combination of technical instruction and coaching. It's an outgrowth of my own professional training, performance experience and time spent on the ground as a teacher. My goal as a voice coach is to help students find a way to sing with freedom and to facilitate a process that encourages their natural abilities. Each student receives individualized instruction to help them achieve a balanced singing voice.
What To Expect:
- I use an electronic keyboard and an acoustic guitar
- Beginners will first learn to speak on pitch
- Singers learn how to develop good vocal function (technique)