I started teaching from our home ten years ago while living in upstate NY. After several months of working with different aged singers I found a deep passion for helping others learn how to use and improve their vocal instrument.
Through the years I’ve worked with singers new to learning about their voices and I've worked with seasoned professionals.
I especially 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 also an outgrowth of the musical experiences I've had. 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 to the fullest. Each student receives individualized instruction to help them move closer to achieving a balanced singing voice.
What To Expect:
- I use a keyboard and acoustic guitar in the studio
- Beginners will learn to speak on pitch and then
learn about vocal registration
- Singers will develop good vocal function through repertoire by examining song form and exploring
how to best approach singing the different styles
of CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music)
- Song Study involves each singer creating an authentic interpretation of their song which we'll then record
in order to examine "nuances, embellishments and
style related vocal effects"