I offer training in both classical and musical theater technique to teenagers and adults. I am certified by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and Shenandoah University's CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute. I serve on the Virginia NATS Board of Directors and am a member of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers' Association. My teaching philosophy is to provide a musical visa to my students, encouraging them to explore diverse musical genres as they learn good breath control and extend their ranges. My students have won competitions, scholarships, and leading roles. Many of my former students are pursuing music and theater degrees at prestigious institutions and have gone on to careers as soloists, actors, and teachers. For further information, please check out my web site, www.nmacsmith.musicteachershelper.com
Mrs. Smith provides an extremely supportive learning environment in her studio, which was absolutely crucial to my development as a performer. She always encouraged me to work hard to reach my goals and never give up on my dreams. Without Mrs. Smith’s constant wisdom and compassionate teaching, I would never have gained the confidence, opportunities, and success that I have today.