I am passionate about helping my students combine healthy singing technique with honest expression in their performance. I am CCM-certified through Shenandoah University and I cross-train my singers so that they can be versatile and well-rounded. Throughout the year, I coordinate many events to promote a community within my studio where my students can build confidence, inspire each other, and learn together.
Abbie is amazing! I have a strong instrumental background, but I never thought voice would be a strength. Abbie has expertly worked with me to increase my skills and confidence in singing. She tailors exercises and technique to my individual needs. One thing I really appreciate is she is able to share the research and evidence behind her methods and why things work for me specifically. I've also been so impressed with the wide range of styles she helps her students master. I strongly recommend Abbie to anyone!
Abbie has a passion for vocal performance which shows in her teaching style. She's very patient and interested in my long term growth as a singer. I love having the chance to perform songs I've been working on at recitals every season and my friends and family have been amazed by my improvement!
The teacher helps us feel confident and comfortable singing. Also, the techniques she teaches us are very helpful and safe.
Abbie has been so great to work with so far! She is enthusiastic about her client's individual goals and offers a lot of flexibility in her approach and services. She is well trained and goes the extra mile to provide a sense of community among her students through group training and performance opportunities. Highly recommend :)
We have an intro lesson where I introduce some basics and learn more about the singer’s goals and musical background. I hear them sing a song to get a feel for the singer's unique voice, style, strengths and challenges, etc. We then make a plan moving forward so that they can work towards something that pushes them and excites them.
I am certified through the CCM Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University and am finishing a degree in vocal performance with an emphasis in commercial music.
I teach drop-in lessons for $60/hour and $50/hour for regular students on studio memberships.
I've always been drawn to teaching and one-on-one mentoring. I discovered my passion for vocal pedagogy as a freshman in college. I started off by teaching voice lessons when a handful of friends asked me if I would teach them. Hands-on practice confirmed that it was a perfect fit for me and I began building up a clientele and legitimate business.
Ages 5-50, but mostly singers in their mid 20’s. I’ve worked with total beginners and people who have been singing and performing most of their life. I teach CCM styles of singing, do recording, and host studio events so I attract a lot of singer/songwriters. I also really enjoy working with musical theatre performers.
We held an online spring recital (due to COVID-19) and it turned out wonderfully! Everyone was supportive of each other and inspired by one another. I was really proud of everyone's preparation and individuality that they brought to the table.
If you want to sing popular genres (aka CCM or “non-classical” rep), be wary of teachers who try to fit everything through a classical approach. Make sure that the teacher can demonstrate what they ask you to do at least to some degree and that they can describe qualities of different sounds rather than resorting to words like “more beautiful” when instructing you to do something.
How can the vocal coach help me practice? What are my current limitations from a technical and artistic standpoint?