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Teaching

Taking lessons builds confidence in your voice and posture, 

public speaking, and breath control.

 

As a teacher, I incorporate vocal techniques with movements that you perform in your everyday life, i.e., soccer, tennis, running, or yoga. I aim to help my students sing the music they love with ease and confidence in a supportive environment while cultivating musicianship, diction, and acting skills.

 

Language is another one of my passions. In addition to vocal training, I also offer diction coaching in German, French, Italian, and English.

All new students will receive a free 30-minute trial lesson.

 

Please visit my Contact page to get in touch. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take voice lessons?


I accept students of all vocal and musical abilities ages 12+. My training is in classical vocal technique and opera, but I also sing jazz, musical theatre, and choral music. I teach students whose intrests range from opera to pop music.




Are lessons in-person or remote?


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am only providing remote lessons. With remote learning, anyone with a phone or laptop and an internet connection can take voice lessons! Lessons are done over Zoom or FaceTime.




What is your pricing? Do you offer discounts?


I will offer a free 30 min lesson for first time students. If you decide to take lessons for the semester, you will receive a 10% discount if you commit for 10 lessons upfront. I accept payments through Venmo and PayPal. Please refer to my Studio Policies, for detailed policies and pricing.




What is your typical process for working with a new student?


For the free trial lesson, I will ask you about your singing or musical experience, your goals for taking lessons, repertoire you are interested in singing, and do my best to answer any questions you might have about lessons. We will then do breathing and vocal exercises, body posture warmups and stretching. I hope to give you a good idea of how a typical lesson will function in this first trial lesson.




What types of students have you worked with?


I have worked with other musicians, high school students, and athletes.




What questions should new students think through before taking lessons?


1. Why do you want to take lessons? There are many reasons you would want to take lessons, i.e., audition for a choir, work on a song, find better posture or breathing, better technique for public speaking, etc.. Knowing this will help me tailor to your needs. 2. What area of music interests you? If you have an idea of what kinds of music you want to learn, I can give you better repertoire suggestions. 3. Do you have a laptop or phone with decent sound quality? You don't need any fancy microphones or equipment, just something so that I can hear your real voice when working together. Standard iPhone or laptop speakers will do just fine! 4. Can you keep a consistent practice schedule? You will get the most out of lessons if you can practice at least 3-5 times a week. For my students, I recommend recording lessons and keeping a lesson journal to make notes of exercises, new vocal discoveries, repertoire ideas, and a practice log to keep track of your progress. With lessons, you get out what you put in!




What advice would you give a new student?


Finding a voice teacher that works for you will help you get the most out of lessons. While performing experience is important, studying with a teacher who has sung on Broadway or at the Met is not always the best teacher. That is why I would encourage new voice students to ask for a trial lesson before committing to a teacher. I will do my best to adapt my teaching style to the student's needs.




How did you get started teaching?


I started taking voice lessons at the Westminster Conservatory about ten years ago, but first started music when I was 6, studying piano and cello. Many of the teachers I had early in my study shaped the musician I am today. I strive to help my students achieve their singing goals. I am passionate about finding a teaching style that works best for the individual student in a supportive and encouraging environment.