Style: Pop; Opera; Folk; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: am an enthusiastic teacher who loves to help students explore and enjoy the process of singing. Singing and music can boost your confidence and can be an activity that is both challenging and enjoyable. Singing is also personal and I believe it is important to see lessons as a collaboration between teacher and student. I feel i have an affinity for teaching students of all ages who are completely new to singing and want to learn the basics.
I am also an active performer with a focus in opera and musical theater. I currently singing with Minnesota Opera and have performed such roles as Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Alisa in Lucia, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro and the title role in Carmen. I believe that a great teacher has experience they can share with students. I understand the challenges of singing because I face them professionally everyday. I find this helps to be sympathetic to a student and their needs. Due to my professional experience, I understand how much students can grow with patience and guidance.
I received a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and my Masters from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. I received strong training in vocal pedagogy, diction/language, and overall musicianship. These are lessons I love to share.
I have taught students at one of the top music camps in the country and have had private students for about six years. I taught everything from rock music to opera and I believe that all singing technique comes from the same principles.
Voice Type: Mezzo-soprano
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Folk; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program