Vocal Instruction I personalize my voice lessons to meet the particular needs, talents, challenges and aims of each student. Over the years, I have developed a distinctive voice teaching method in which I combine visual imagery, physical sensations and examples found in every day movements and phrases with traditional techniques that I have found to be effective. My goal is to foster in each student healthy, beautiful singing and the expression of his or her own individuality, while building overall confidence. The key to my approach is an atmosphere of enormous support and lots of fun.
Master Classes in Voice The many facets of the voice in jazz, musical theater, ethnic and folk song through the study of pieces coming from different styles, periods and languages. An exploration of musical, stylistic and rhythmic expression, interpretations of text and body language, all aimed at building audience rapport and experiencing the joy of singing. Watch a Master Class moment! Choral Conducting How thrilling is it to discover the unique strengths and talents of each choral member and then develop and combine them into a unified whole. As beautiful as each voice is individually, the sum total is magnified. And, once again, the process is great fun.
Can work with anyone, regardless of age or experience…
Thank you for allowing me to crash your vocal Master Class last Saturday! I was very glad to have the opportunity to meet you and hear you teach and sing (and play!). It seems you can work with anyone, regardless of age or experience, and help pull them out, very ably and efficaciously. I thought the way you managed the young American girl was both touching and amazing.
James Gray, Director of Music, Florence International Theatre Company