BA, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Strategic Communication & Public Relations Minor Degree, Recording Arts Technology
Sept 2018- Headlining Performer at the Raritan River Valley Festival May 2018- Certificate in Recording Arts Technology Aug 2017 - Certificate In Songwriting Dec 2017- Released 2 singles Titled "I woke up" and " Butterflies"
I'm an encouraging and driven instructor who happens to also be a Singer-Songwriter and Producer. My curiosity for music started at 3 years old. I've since attended a Edward R. Murrow high school of performing arts where I learned to hone my voice whilst learning guitar. I kept growing in musicianship throughout college, where I had started recording my music. I grew in artistry and performed some of my own works in New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. After college I have dreams of becoming a successful recording artists and am now working on my first EP. Instructing music helps to keep me grounded. I love sharing my knowledge with everyone so that they can grow to be the artists they want to be.
My journey with teaching Voice was ironically during school! I had been in Choir since the second grade. Since then I worked hard to strengthening my instrument. I became section leader for Soprano section. That job required me to perfect each individuals tone so that we blended well as a choir. I began tutoring voice major on repertoire and harmonics. The combination of performing my own work kept my skills sharp so that I could assist my peers. Since graduating , I've been instructing younger students at my church choir. I believe music unites souls everywhere; sharing my knowledge and creativity with others is the most satisfying part of the job.
I teach both voice and guitar. As an instructor of voice I start with Breathing exercises, posture, and ear training. I take methods from "The Singing Book" by Maribeth Dayme & Cynthia Vaughn. With children, I gage how well their grasping the fundamentals before learning songs. Once we've gotten their we move forward to learning about different techniques. What I enjoy most is getting to know my student. Often times students show / tell me what their interested in learning, as each student is a different learner! I try to focus on keeping the session fun and interactive.
Nothing is more exciting for me to watch than when a student gains confidence within music! As a teacher it's important for me to lay the fundamentals and strengthen their dexterity in music. However, artists are born when a student's individuality is nurtured and they express themselves with the tools they've been given. It's one thing to gain knowledge in how to sing (or play), but it's another when you can communicate effectively with your instrument so that everyone else can feel it. Therefore it's important I lay the fundamental basics and strengthen their knowledge so that they can become fluent in the language of music.