I began teaching from our home roughly 10 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 or improve their vocal instrument. Through the years I’ve worked with both amateurs and professionals, I especially enjoy working with older learners who’ve always wanted to sing but were either too intimidated or lacked the time or resources.
At several points in my career I too have worked with a voice teacher, most notably I studied with Franco Spoto and not only as student to teacher but Franco was also a kind and patient mentor when I first began teaching.
My goal as a voice coach is to help students find a way to sing that feels true to them, to be able to sing with freedom and to develop his/her natural abilities to the fullest. Here's how I work...
- I work acoustically in the studio with a keyboard and guitar.
- Singers will learn good vocal function through repertoire by examining song form and exploring the differences between the varied styles of contemporary music.
- Our Process involves each singer creating an authentic interpretation of a song. Following I’ll record the vocal performance for further discussion (edits or embellishments).