My passion is connecting people with their true, uninhibited voices. I love teaching all genres and styles, and seeing the joy in my students when they get tension out of the way and connect with the song and the audience. I teach classical technique, mixed-belt, and belt, and believe in having all techniques at our disposal to convey the text and meaning of a song. All levels are welcome! I have been teaching for 10 years after a very successful opera and crossover career that took me to the best opera houses in America and beyond.
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I give them a series of warmups for the voice and them have them sing something they love to get a sense of where they are in their development, where they want to go, and what are the immediate obstacles to that goal.
I have sung professionally on international stages for over 25 years, and have been a student of singing for 30 years. I have taught now for 12 years and am very passionate about teaching.
Lessons are $35 per half hour, and can be billed as 30 minute, hour, or one-and-a-half hour lessons.
I was asked by a colleague to substitute teach for them at Roosevelt University while they way on a job. I connected so much with it that I continued to teach some of the students for years afterward.
I have taught all ages, abilities, and genres. Some of my students have active careers currently, some are just starting in elementary school, some are retired performers. I have students who are professional opera singers, professional musical theatre performers, and professional jazz singers.
My students being selected for the highly competitive music theatre track at Northwestern University.
Be sireTrust your gut. Teachers are all different, and you will know when you find one that works for you. Don’t be afraid to say if it is not what works for you.
Be sure your teacher knows your goals and desires before the process starts, and understand that the process can take a long time to get a certain result. If a teacher promises a quick fix, I would be wary. As in any sport, fine motor skills take time to assimilate in the body.