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Manhattan School of Music : Master of Music in Vocal Performance (Magna cum Laude)
Trinity College of Music (London) : Postgraduate Certificate (distinction) and Postgraduate Advanced Diploma with Distinction in Vocal Performance
2013 : Finals Runner-up: Handel Aria Competition: Madison Early Music Festival
2012 : Semi – Finalist: Classical Idol 6: Rochester Oratorio Society
2005 : Award winner , Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund
As a performing singer I have been very fortunate to have performed in many of the great concert halls of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Centre, The Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall in London. I have also sung Countertenor roles with many opera companies in the USA and the UK. As a professional choral singer, I was a member of the full time choir at Windsor Castle, England, for 4 years, where I performed in many tours, recordings and royal events. I am currently a member of the full time professional choir at the Washington National Cathedral.
My teaching experience encompasses students of all ages. I began teaching in the UK where I taught voice lessons St. George’s School, Windsor Castle, for 4 years to boys and girls aged 4-13. I also taught solo and group lessons at a local High School. I currently teach private voice lessons and substitute at a DC area voice studio. Over the years I have taught multiple genres of music, including pop, folk and musical theatre, though predominantly my experience lies within the realms of classical, opera and choral music. I am also very comfortable teaching music theory and sight reading skills which I feel is very important when learning to sing.
There are many different methods and styles to teach voice, but there are some basic fundamentals to good vocal technique and so for me its always important to start with a few basic warm ups, which normally includes simple vocal exercises such as scales and/or arpeggios, as well as working on good breathing. It’s important for me to know what the student is interested and what they want to get out of the lessons, and specifically what repertoire they would like to work on, and from there we can work on a plan moving forward.
My teaching style really depends on the student! Some want to learn for fun, others are studying for exams or college. As a result its really important for me to tailor my lessons towards each student and what they would like to work on. For some that could mean working on vocal technique, others working on music and repertoire. I’m adept at adapting to each student’s individual talents and vocal needs and therefore its important that for that each student progresses at a pace that they are comfortable with.
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