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B.M Berklee College of Music, Music Business - Marketing
M.A Berklee College of Music, Global Entertainment & Music Business - Entrepreneurship
Vocal Training: Willson Vocal Academy
Vocal Course Work: Amanda Flynn Vocal Pedagogy
Classical Singers Music Competition - 1st Place Musical Theatre
Greater Philadelphia National Association of Teachers of Singers - Greatest Potential Award
For students who are just beginning with voice lessons, I like to start them off by asking a series of questions to learn about their background in order to gauge how I will teach them. Some questions include the following: do you listen to music? What kind of music do you listen to? Do you play sports? What kind of sports? What are your eating habits? Just to name a few. Then I will ask the student to sing vocal exercises to assess their aural skill level. Then from there I will have students sing a song or a few songs that showcase their artistic expression. Then after every lesson, I will assign work that should be done in between our lessons. Practicing is ESSENTIAL TO GROWTH! I cannot stress this enough.
Piano lessons work a bit differently. I will ask questions about their background, however most of the learning begins with theory books. Once the work has been assigned in the theory books, the student and I will choose a fun piece to learn where the student will be able to apply the theory they learned. Then each week the student will practice.
Once again, each student is different and I will never compare one students to the next. What I will do is teach students the importance of practicing everyday and how to develop practice habits that work for YOU. As you are working through your journey in lessons, I like to acknowledge the accomplishments of the student. Even if the student cannot hear their growth, I will always make sure that they know they are on the road to an increased level of artistry. I like to use Youtube and Spotify and Tidal when teaching so students know that I am tapped in to the trends of today while teaching them "old school" fundamentals. Most voice students cannot play piano, so I will provide links that they can use at home practicing.
For piano, I teach from books so I will repeat what has been stated in the book and then ask if the student has questions. If the student does not understand something I will find other ways to explain the same concept. Whether teaching voice or piano, students are ENCOURAGED TO ASK QUESTIONS.
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