I was raised in a musical household, started playing piano at the age of four, and began teaching classical piano when I was 16. Though I have been formally teaching off-and-on since then, I've found it incredibly rewarding and have always been happy to teach any friends or family who showed an interest in learning.I have taken voice lessons from Broadway, Classical, and Gospel instructors and, as a theatre performer, have also studied voice as an actor. Having spent two years as the Soprano section leader for a local choir, I use and teach methods that both strengthen the voice as well as get performers in touch with their natural voice as one of authentic self-expression. I also teach sight-singing, the practice of being able to sing a piece of sheet music without hearing it first. I was involved in theatre throughout junior high and high school and returned to acting as an adult 4 years ago. I have trained with internationally-renowned acting coaches and have brought that knowledge base back to my friends and colleagues, while continuing to extend my own experience as an actor. I have recently begun formal training as a teaching artist and can help others identify and work on the next steps to their growth as an actor.