I sing in various styles, authentically.
I really enjoy connecting with students and it's fulfilling to facilitate and witness their growth and potential, and being part of their musical and artistic journey!
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Hear them sing. Discuss posture and breathing. Discuss vocal technique goals. Warm up, vocally. Student sings a song. Incorporate warm up into the song. Interpretation of lyrics. Musical aspects.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
DMA - completes my doctorate from usc thornton school of music. I toured for ten years as keyboardist/vocalist with Christopher cross. I have sung with the tfc chorus (Boston symphony) for five years.
I have been a mystic and theater teacher for over fifteen years
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$100 to $150 per hour.
Sliding scale during COVID.
How did you get started teaching?
I taught acting and musical theater, and directed a couple of productions at the The Lee Strasberg institute in Hollywood
What types of students have you worked with?
Every age from seven years of Age to 70.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I have a visually challenged student I have been teaching for the past four years. She presented her senior recital via an FB livestream performance and killed it!!!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Take a sample lesson to see if you connect with your teacher, and to insure the teacher practices a healthy vocal technique.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What do I want? What are my goals? What is my budget? Will I have time to practice and progress? Can I commit to my lesson time each week? Have I done my research on this teacher and is it a good fit, stylistically? Is this teacher able to teach effectively online during COVID, and in general, so I can meet my learning objectives?