I have worked with all ages and experience levels teaching classical music (opera, musical theater) and also Indian classical music. No matter the genre, I find a way to connect with my students and give them healthy techniques that will not only help them improve, but also help them develop skills for lifelong singing.
I love celebrating the individuality of my students. I do not force any repertoire on them and I believe we should choose music together. Lessons are only effective when teacher and student have mutual respect for one another, so I work tirelessly to cultivate a safe space for my students to grow, make mistakes, and shine.
I liked our vocal warm-ups, and the tricks she taught me. With just a couple of months of classes, I was able to hit high notes.
Pavitra is an amazing voice teacher! She is so patient and kind when she teaches, and an incredible ability to hear the nuanced errors in my tone and pitch and recommend tools and techniques to correct them. She is also able to recommend songs for my voice that will challenge me without discouraging me. If you are thinking about signing up for lessons, look no further than Pavitra!
During an initial lesson, I want to immediatley identify strengths and challenges of each individual student. This will help me find the best vocal exercises and repertoire to help them improve and succeed while also celebrating their individuality. I also believe that my studio space (whether in person or virtually) must be comfortable for my students and feel like a safe space to confront thougths, questions, and fears.
I attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Vocal Performance and then, attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and received a Masters in Voice. Both academic courses were pedagogy intensive and I found those classes to be the most enjoyable. I have taught voice for most of my life, even as a teenager, and it continues to be a joy to work with eager singers who want to grow.
I always offer a free trial lesson to inquiring students because I believe that you should see if there is a connection between both parties. After that, 30 minute lessons are $25 and 60 minute lessons are $45
I have been singing since I was 5 years old and grew up in a household of teachers. My grandmother and father taught Indian Classical voice and violin lessons to people in our community, and I started to take over when I was in high school and beyond. I went to school for voice and that further helped me expand the genres that I am able to teach and gave me strong principles and guidelines for pedagogy.
I have worked with lots of different age groups (5-30 year olds) and have really understood how to communicate to each in a way that is clear, concise, and constructive. Most of my students are beginner level, but I have had a handful of students who are trained on another instrument and want to strengthen their voice.
Find someone that makes you comfortable and genuinely wants to help you grow. Make sure they are nurturing, an active listenener, but also a firm educator. Take a trial lesson and take time to reflect afterwards to see if it's the right fit!