MY PHILOSOPHY

For nearly a decade, I have maintained a private voice studio in multiple locations across the United States.  My role as a voice instructor is first and foremost to facilitate students in developing a healthy mind and body connection with singing, thereby allowing them to achieve personal and professional success.
 
What do I mean by a body connection?  In the context of singing, it is important for students to be aware of what is happening inside and outside their bodies at all times.  As a functional voice instructor, I encourage students to use all five senses to achieve a state of complete body awareness.  Because it is impossible for me to know every little detail of what is happening inside their bodies at all times, I provide students with a range of movement and functional vocal exercises which allow them to diagnose and ultimately solve their own vocal faults (with my guidance).  Every student is unique, and teaching approaches must therefore be catered to the individual and his/her stylistic goals.
 
Next is the mind connection.  The mind refers to the emotional connection students should develop with their singing.  Simply put, body awareness and vocal technique work only get students so far.  Mind work comes in many forms, including (but not limited to): acting training, historical research, vocal styles work, repertoire discovery, audition preparation, and more.  It is essential that students learn to relate their singing to their own personal lives. When students are able to truly ‘feel’ what they are singing about, their performance abilities and overall attitudes toward singing improve greatly.  
 
For more information about my studio, please visit the other pages of this site.  To contact me directly, please use the contact form on the Contact page.