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MM, Kent State University, Vocal Performance BM, Bowling Green State University, Music Education
2001-Western Reserve Musicology Research Grant
1998-United Church of Christ Vocal Soloist Scholarship
I am an experienced teacher and accomplished performer and I love sharing my passion for music and experience as a teacher and performer with my students. I have degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. I am an accomplished singer, actress, music director, pianist and teacher.
My teaching experience began right after college when I started my voice and piano studio in Ohio. I maintained a private voice and piano studio for several years until moving to the East Coast. My students participated in several recitals throughout the year and competed in area music competitions. For several years, I taught music in the public schools and at the university level. I am also an active performer and music director in many area theaters. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels, and have experience teaching beginner and advanced, pro and novice.
For beginning piano students who are children, I usually start with Faber and Faber methods and performance books. I supplement with other solo materials as the student progresses. For beginning adult piano students, I use Alfred's Adult PIano Method. For the more advanced students, music is typically chosen from a variety of sources, so that the student is playing music that is challenging and enjoyable. Voice students generally begin with the basics of voice technique and singing. Songs are chosen depending on the student's area of interest, ranging from classical, opera, musical theater, pop and more. Students are taught how to expand their range, improve tone, proper breath support and how to produce a tone that is healthy and natural. I have a lot of experience performing in musical theater and music directing musicals and I specialize in coaching students for musical theater auditions and college auditions.
I believe music is something that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy and experience. Studying music and learning to sing or play an instrument can be very rewarding and I enjoy creating that opportunity for people of ages and abilities. I try to create an environment that fosters learning and growth in a comfortable atmosphere.
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