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MM, New England Conservatory, Jazz Performance
BM, Western Michigan University, Jazz Studies
2018 - Winner, Graduate Vocal Jazz Soloist Category, DownBeat Student Music Award
2018 - Third Place, Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Jazz Competition
2017 - Finalist, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Voice Competition
2015 - Winner, Undergraduate Vocal Jazz Soloist Category, DownBeat Student Music Award
My goal as an instructor is to help my student's achieve their goals, help them be the best they can be, and encourage my students to have fun while doing so! I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University and a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory. I was a finalist in the 2nd Annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition and Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Voice Competition in 2017. I also am well versed in the other genres. I studied classically since the age of 14 and received a Music-in-Education Concentration from New England Conservatory. I was an avid member of the choral ensembles at Western Michigan University and am also a writer for Alfred Music where I have a published choral work. I hope to bring my diverse musical background to your lessons!
I began teaching private lessons four years ago in various genres such as jazz, pop, musical theater, and classical - with a bit of music theory for those who have expressed interest. Students of mine have participated in recitals and have written their own compositions. On top of private lessons, I was a Choral Music Instructor for the Massachusetts city, Chelsea, and its Community Youth Chorus. I also taught a voice class for the city of Chelsea that explored, group singing, music theory, breathing, posture, and vocal health.
My piano students generally start with Faber Piano Adventures. I assign them solo repertoire as they progress through each level in preparation for a recital performance. For the more advanced students, I introduce the fundamentals of playing jazz piano as well. I have my voice students sing through repertoire in the styles of their choice in order to have a better understanding of how their unique voice functions. While working on repertoire, I instill habits of healthy breathing and vocal production. Regardless of instrument, I try to have each student have a simple goal to focus on and work towards for the following week's lesson.
My goal as an educator is to help recognize what a student is trying to achieve and give them the tools, knowledge, and foundation to best achieve their goals. Each lesson is tailored to the student's unique interests and goals are set each week to help them accomplish based on those interests. It is crucial that each student progresses at a pace at which they are most comfortable. This way, students will be motivated and eager to learn and develop their skills, as they are only working on what interests them.
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