I am very passionate about music and love to bring that joy into the lives of my students. I listen intently to the needs and goals of my students. Every person and therefore every voice is different and needs to be handled as the unique little gem that it is.
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When working with a new student my ultimate goal is to make them feel comfortable and not judged. We chat a little bit about their experiences and goals. I always start with some explanation of the anatomy and phisiology of the voice. We talk about posture, alignment, breath support, the mouth itself...YAWN! (I just can't help myself) Sometimes, I will have a new student sing a song they love for me other times we will jump into scales and I will have them prepare a song to sing for me at the 2nd session.
I have a BFA from the Boston Conservatory of Music in Musical Theatre. I studied classical voice with world renowned, Helen Boatwright. I also studied jazz voice with Diana Spradling at Syracuse University. I am also a proud member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing.
If you pay one lesson at a time I charge $25.00 for a 30 minute session and $50 for a 60 minute session.
If you pay for a month in advance (4 lessons) you receive a nice discount session then drop to- $20 for 30 minute session ans $40 for an hour session.
I seem to have always fallen into teaching roles, even as a young person. I have been teaching dance, drama and choreographing shows for over 25 years! I started teaching voice at a small performing arts school as a substitute teacher. I would ususally do this in between jobs performing. As time went by, I started getting requested as a teacher and took on a few days permenantly which led to me branching out and opening my home studio.
The experience and age range of my students is pretty tremendous. I have many adult students, some beginner and some with record deals. I also have quite a few singer/songwriter students, high school age through young adult, junior high and even little ones in elemnetary school.
I just hosted my 1st singer Songwriter Showcase in July. I was so proud of the students that participated. They are so talented and inspire me to do the best I can for them.
Trust your instincts. You should feel comfortable expressing your needs, afterall it is your lesson!
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