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 I had a deep passion for helping others learn how to use and 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 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 approached the idea of teaching.
My goal as a voice coach is to help students find a way to sing that feels honest to them, to be able to sing with freedom and to develop their natural abilities to the fullest. Each student receives individualized instruction to help them move closer to achieving a balanced singing voice.
Here's how I work:
- I work acoustically in the studio with a keyboard and guitar.
- Beginners will start by learning to speak on pitch, next you'll learn about registration and how to access chest and head voice.
- Singers will learn good vocal function through repertoire and we'll examine song form, we'll explore how to best approach singing the different styles of CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music).
- Our Process involves the singer creating an authentic interpretation of each song which we'll then record to examine "nuances, embellishments and style related vocal effects."