Singing is so personal and so is choosing the right voice teacher. Here is a little about my teaching style but feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions that I haven’t addressed.
All styles are welcome, including Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Musical Theater. Voice lessons begin with a vocal warm up and technique work before moving into repertoire. I am a classically trained opera singer but I started with classic rock, so I really do have a passion for a great variety of singing styles. The most important thing for me is making sure my students know how to sing in a healthy and sustainable way without losing any of their own stylistic flair. I also strive to teach a flexibility of singing that not only allows for singing repertoire of your choosing but also helps you understand your voice enough to try new genres if you so choose.
There really isn’t one specific singing pedagogy that can stand up to all of the rest, so I use a variety of teaching styles. That said, my teaching is highly influenced by The Alexander Technique of Alignment, traditional Bel Canto practices, Speech Level Singing, as well as the combination of several styles of teaching and singing that I have learned in my own study of the voice. It is also important to address the anatomy of the voice and systems of the body that relate to singing. I have taken numerous courses with voice doctors and bodywork specialists to deepen my understanding of the physiology behind singing. The research in the field of singing has made some unbelievable advances in the last decade that make the art of teaching voice more detailed and accurate.
The best part, it works! Students from my studio have performed with The Lamplighters, Pocket Opera, ACT, and other local SF Bay Area companies. Also, my students have been accepted into high level classical and musical theater training programs such as OperaWorks, Summer Music West, and vocal degree programs at the SFSU School of Music & Dance. In addition to their outside singing achievements, students perform regular studio recitals several times per year. Friends and family are welcome to join the audience and we have a delicious pot-luck reception after!