Photo Credit: Arielle Doneson

Photo Credit: Arielle Doneson

Teaching Statement

It is my goal as a teacher of voice, diction, vocal repertoire, anatomy and function, pedagogy, and acting the song to support singers on their journey of vocal discovery and development, as my mentor teachers and coaches have supported me during my own development.  

I believe that vocal growth mirrors our own human development and self-realization very closely. As we make discoveries about our voices we make discoveries about ourselves. We release muscular tensions and our self-view loosens up a bit too. Consequently, it is an intensely personal journey - no two singers are alike, nor will they develop at the same rate.

With patience, clear, specific technical guidance, and an encouraging energy I aim to help singers gain access to the most free and expressive sounds that they can make, so that years down the road, they may still possess the skills and understanding to make informed decisions about their voices. 

Some may go off into performing or teaching, others may find their way to other branches of the vocal arts and musical fields or work as voice care professionals and voice scientists but it is my hope that the skills they learn through vocal training will always serve them well as healthy singers and speakers and fully expressed individuals with an intimate understanding of this art form and that vocal expression through art or life is our human birthright.

Teaching Statement, CV and References available upon request

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Who I Work With

I work with singers age 13/14 and up depending up vocal and physical development.  While I work with singers at all levels, including actors who are new to voice training, I specialize in building voices, preparing singers for "next step" auditions such as college voice and musical theater programs, graduate study, transitioning from student to young professional and beyond, and rehabilitating injured voices as part of a professional voice care team.  Training requires commitment and I work best with singers who are committed to the process - because the journey together is indeed the reward! Vocal training is an amazing process and I am honored to have played a part in the development of my students musical lives.

Where I Teach

  • Faculty at New England Conservatory of Music's Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education in Boston, MA. 
    • Students interested in Boston-area lessons should visit the links above and reach out to be put in touch with the respective department chairs of Prep and Continuing Ed.
  • Home Studio in Salem, MA
    • Now accepting students for private voice lessons beginning 9/8/17. 
    • Scheduling weekly lessons in September, October, November and December will be available on this site shortly.
  • National Opera Center in New York, NY
    • Now accepting students for private voice lessons beginning October 2017.
    • I will be teaching monthly in NYC and scheduling for October, November and December will be available on this site shortly.

What I Teach

  • Private Voice Lessons - Classical & Musical Theater styles including Contemporary Musical Theater and expanded Pop/Rock Jukebox styles.
  • Guest Masterclasses - Technical, Repertoire/Style/Language Specific, Acting the Song, Anatomy/Function & Wellness, Audition Preparation or tailored to your students' needs.
  • Multi-Day Workshops - Looking for a little of everything? I'm happy to discuss a short residency at your institution.

Rates & Fees

Studio Policies

  • All lessons, coachings, masterclasses etc. require a minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation.  Bookings cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will not be made up.
  • All lessons run 55 minutes to allow for transition time between students.
  • Private Studio payment is due at the time of lesson. Discounts are available for monthly and advance payments at time of booking.
  • Registration is required in advance of all lessons at NEC through the Registrar or their online portal.

Recent Workshops/Masterclasses/Teaching Activities

Vocal Coach Panelist for Coach/Actor Match-Up

March 24, 2016 - StageSource - Boston, MA

Judge for MetroWest Vocal Competition

April 30, 2016 - MetroWest Opera - Brookline, MA

Performer/Co-presenter-Composing Experiences: Music as Metaphor for Museums

November 9, 2016 - New England Museum Association Annual Conference - Mystic, CT

French Repertoire Masterclass

December 3, 2016 - New England Conservatory Preparatory School - Boston, MA

Voice Masterclass with Senior Voice Majors

January 30, 2017 - Salem State University Voice Department - Salem, MA