I started teaching from our home while living in upstate NY roughly 15 years ago. After working with different aged singers I found a 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 time.
At several points in my career I too have worked with a voice teacher, most notably I've 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 combines 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 singers 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 at your lesson:
- I use an electronic keyboard and an acoustic guitar
- Singers will develop good vocal function through songs
- Use of guitar backing tracks and prerecorded songs