I believe that if you want to sing like a pro, it's best to study with one! I hold a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan. I'm a professional singer/actor (AEA, SAG, AFTRA) and a member of NATS (National Association for Teacher's of Singing). My credits include starring as Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera" opposite Sir Michael Crawford and Davis Gaines. I feel I have much to offer my students in vocal techniques for all styles...classical, Broadway (including "belting"!) to pop/rock and eveything in between! I also help my students prepare their material for auditions, competitions, and performances. My students learn amazing technique that's grounded in science to improve range, vocal power, and stamina. It all happens in a fun and nurturing learning environment. Whether you're singing for a hobby, or preparing for a career, I can help you reach your goals!
I love helping students realize their dreams as performing artists. My students are performing around the world in Broadway, Opera and even in the pop/rock genre as recording artists and on tour.
Tamra is an expert regarding vocal technique. Her teaching style is upbeat and lessons are fun and extremely productive. Studying with her remains an unmatched experience. Transformative!
Tamra has been my teacher since I was a teenager and is still my go to teacher when I need a touch up in my professional career. She has a background and attention to detail that ensures a singer has a healthy instrument with which to pursue their chosen singing career. She is highly sought after and is especially experienced in preparing students for their entrance auditions to many high end performing arts college programs. You will be in amazing hands should you choose to learn from this amazing teacher.
I had lost confidence in singing many years ago and avoided it as much as possible, but I decided to work with Tamra and she helped bring that confidence back. I'm a guy who likes to know the mechanics of my voice and Tamra is a master at explaining what is happening during the process. I have recommended Tamra to everyone I've come across who is interested in learning to sing properly and take care of their instrument. There are a lot of pop singing fads out there, but without a true foundation you can damage your voice. Tamra makes sure you have that foundation.
Tamra is amazing! From the very beginning when I first met her in 2011 up until just recently, she has been so encouraging, so uplifting with every vocal lesson I leave encouraged and impatiently waiting for my next lesson. She pushes to your best because she knows what you’re capable of and does a very good job in taking you out of your comfort zone so you can reach your maximum.
First and foremost, I want the student to feel relaxed and comfortable. I also want to be clear on the student's unique goals, talents, and learning style. The typical lesson begins with "warm-ups", which I like to call "training", because it's during this time where the voice can begin to transform! After that, we will begin working on songs, which I love to suggest for students based upon their voice type, genre of choice, age, and level of skill. We can also add what I like to call "enrichment", which would include ear-training, sight-singing, and music theory, lyric analysis, acting for singers, performance coaching, and the list goes on!!!!!