I have studied a great variety of vocal techniques, which has been difficult for me as a performer, but has greatly enhanced my teaching in that I have been the "experiment" for what works and what doesn't.
I teach a healthy, efficient technique that a student can apply to any genre. I have taught singers of classical, jazz, music theater, rock so that they can have a better tone, more ease and longevity, and a greater range.
I love seeing/hearing the revelation students discover in making a better sound, in making better music.
Very professional and talented
claire is an outstanding and extraordinary teacher. i am a complete beginner, but through her depth of experience as a professional opera singer and vocal coach, she quickly walked me through vocal exercises and singing on pitch within just a few lessons. her verbal cues and adjustments were so clear and specific to me that i have learned more in a month that i thought i would learn in a entire year of lessons. i highly recommend claire to everyone, professionals, amateurs, complete beginners !
overall, claire is an amazing teacher and singer/performer. i loved that my daughter's singing improved after just one lesson, and that she was taught the proper technique for singing. my daughter surprised our family with songs ( claire helped her prepare them) during the holidays, which sounded beautiful. we could not believe how much her voice has improved since we first started with claire! in addition, claire is also a very beautiful and loving person, and she makes all of her students feel like family
i have known claire over the years and as an internationally trained opera coach i had sought out her experience to ameliorate my voice fatigue. i am the sales development manager for a global company, and spend the majority of my day talking. through her tutelage both my voice fatigue and tonality have been greatly improved, facilitating a more advantageous outcome with my business prospects.
The first lesson requires more explanation than future lessons, as the student needs to learn body parts like soft palate (and how to raise it), diaphraghm, jaw, tongue...
We do breathing exercises, and then move to vocal exercises. As the student is more adept at technique, we spend the first half of the lesson on exercises, in in the second half-hour, apply the technical knowledge to whatever songs the student is working on.
New England Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music. University of Rhode Island, Master of Music.
Much experience on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center); Tosca in NYC's Central Park. Studies with a number of renowned teachers; now I study with Dimitri Kavrakos, international basso who was at the Met for 34 years.