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 who are new to learning about their voices. 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 an electronic keyboard and an acoustic guitar
- Beginners will first learn to speak on pitch
- Singers will develop good vocal function through repertoire by examining song form and exploring
how to best approach singing in different styles of CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music)
- Song Study involves each singer creating an authentic interpretation of a song which we'll then record
in order to examine "nuances, embellishments and style related vocal effects"