I have a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and have been teaching voice for over 25 years. I am a Lyric Soprano and have performed extensively as a soloist in civic and social events, and concerts, performing a wide variety of Musical Styles including Classical, Operatic, Broadway, Contemporary and Sacred. For 19 years I was a full time University Music Professor, teaching Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Class Voice, Music Theory, Music Literature/History, and Choral Conducting for a Touring Concert Choir. Currently I have my own studio and enjoy teaching voice and piano to students of all ages. I hold current memberships with the National Association Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
Piano Teaching: I think that what I love the most about teaching piano is the wonder, enjoyment and sense of accomplishment that students have as they themselves learn to make beautiful music I am committed to the success of each of my students and strive to create a positive and nurturing studio atmosphere where students grow in their appreciation and enjoyment of music and personal musical expression. I seek to provide clear instruction to develop a solid foundation which includes a balance of technique, artistry, music theory and sight reading using a variety of repertoire that is appropriate to the student’s level of proficiency. There are at least two performance opportunities each year which provide students an opportunity to learn performance etiquette as well as gain experience being in front of an audience.
Voice Teaching: Teaching voice is an enjoyable and favorite passion for me, particularly seeing students grow in their ability to develop their own beautiful sound, efficiently produced and free from unwanted tension. I am committed to the success of each student and strive to provide a positive and nurturing studio atmosphere where students grow in their appreciation and enjoyment of music and personal musical expression. I work to develop each student’s musical abilities and give clear instruction from which to grow, express and succeed in their own personal goals.
Lessons focus on: A solid foundation that includes a classical technique of efficient and healthy singing using the body as the instrument with proper posture, breath management, articulation, and artistic expression. Attention is paid to the diagnosis and correction of vocal faults to free up the voice so that it can be used for all styles of music with a healthy, effortless and beautiful vocal production. Students are taught and encouraged to use acting techniques to bring every song to life.
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