I have been teaching voice and piano in the Bay Area since moving here in 2012. I am currently a graduate student in voice performance at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, where I performed in numerous operas, musicals, and recitals. My training as a voice teacher includes studying pedagogical techniques at San Francisco Conservatory with Dr. Rebecca Plack and studying the physiology and function of the vocal structures with Dr. Krysztof Izdebski.
As a pianist, I completed the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music's graded examinations, achieving a "Merit" or "Distinction" award at every level, and received gold and silver medals in the Tucson Sonata/Sonatina Festival.
About my teaching:
I encourage each student to discover their unique voice by giving them the tools to create free, expressive, and beautiful singing.
While my training is primarily in classical vocal technique, the solid foundation that this training offers can be applied to any style, and I regularly teach and perform musical theater, jazz, and pop.
The experience of singing and learning to sing can be very personal and requires a high level of trust between teacher and student. I work hard to create an environment in which students feel comfortable experimenting, asking questions, and moving beyond their comfort zone. The goal of music is not to make a “correct” or “perfect” sound, but to express oneself through music, thus I teach musicianship, musicality, and performance skills alongside technique as a fundamental part of singing.
Please contact me for information about rates and lesson times!