Learn to sing and free your voice

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    I come to teaching as a singer. I have had the opportunity to be the student of several gifted and wonderful teachers, who all had differing teaching approaches and pedagogical emphases. All of them helped me enormously in achieving my artistic goals in my career as a professional singer. My fascination with the expressive quality and possibility of the human voice in my work as a singer and teacher led me to a Masters Degree in Vocal Pedagogy, which increased my understanding of the vocal mechanism and shed new light on my own singing and teaching. My teaching continues to highlight my singing, and my performing continues to inform my teaching.


    Singers are musicians; my primary goal as a teacher is to enable every student to find their own musical fulfillment. I use vocalises and exercises, but teach primarily through repertoire. I believe in the wisdom of the old masters, but also use modern technology to inform and assist me in my voice studio. I believe strongly that the entire body is the singing instrument, and work with posture, alignment and the mechanics of good breathing. I believe that every singer’s path is different, and try to address each singer as a unique individual. I have worked with all voice types, from ages 7 to 75; and have worked with beginners who consider themselves “tone deaf,” amateurs, and working professional musicians. Although my singing career and teaching is rooted in classical music, I enjoy using repertoire from many differing styles to meet a student’s needs.


    My Voice Studio is located in my home in San Francisco. Please contact me to learn more and schedule a lesson.


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