Associate Degree: Harford Community College
I am a energetic advocate of the arts. Music saved my life, and I will continue to show anyone that it can save them too. I have experience working with a multitude of populations. I have experience in music performance, music therapy, and music education. I have performed for many hospice patients, individuals in the aging population, people of many ranges of disabilities, different churches over the east coast, theaters across Maryland, and children of many backgrounds and ages. I am thrilled to be a part of the Musika Team, and look forward to being your teacher!
I believe in growth. If you’re not growing, you are not living life to the fullest. A musician always has continuous room to grow as an artist. There is never a peak you will hit if you continue to push yourself in your studies! I teach in many different styles sculpted to every students needs. I am proficient at working with a variety of students with different levels of experience. I have taught tone deaf people to sing in pitch. I have taught people with no rhythm to do written rhythmic theory. Although... the most important lesson I have taught to my students is to believe in their own work ethic. You can achieve anything you put your mind to! I am experienced in teaching children of many backgrounds and ages, individuals with disabilities, and the aging population all at an intermediate level.
I prefer to start with vocal techniques such as efficient breathing, posture, diction, and overall vocal warm ups. This gives me a gage of what my students learning style is. Also, this gives me an idea of what the student needs to progress in a healthy singing! I typically start with a students favorite song within the genre they’re most interested in. I believe that a student will work to the fullest if they are truly passionate about the work they are learning. I typically work out of musical theatre, classical, and jazz anthologies of what the level of the student progresses to become.
A student needs to grow at their own pace. My students will not learn anything if they're not enjoying themselves. I always emphasize how important it is to enjoy the effort you put into your practice and lessons. I am full of laughter and energy to keep a lesson flowing with positive vibes. Also, I believe in failure. My students will always be comfortable with failing with gusto! I truly emphasize that it is important to fail, so you can grow. I always push my students to never hold back their mistakes, because we can always grow from the mistake together. My studio is always a comfortable and safe environment!