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UCI BA (Comp Lit) CSUN Voice/ Opera Post Grad Studies 20 years private study in Los Angeles, New York, West Palm Beach
Pasadena Opera Guild Award
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions District Finalist
I am an enthusiastic teacher with a nuts-and bolts approach to singing. With over 20 years of training as an opera singer my technique is impeccable! I teach all styles and ages from beginner to professional. Can't carry a tune? You can learn! Love to sing in the shower? Dry off and sing out proud! Is your kid a Broadway Baby? Give him or her the best training and keep those cords SAFE with proper technique. If your child isn't a typical learner- have no fear. I am a patient and experienced teacher with ASD and ADHD kids. All learning styles welcome! I have trained with the best and am ready to share my knowledge. Come train in a fun and nurturing environment while improving by leaps and bounds!
Teaching is an essential part of who I am and I am passionate about it! I have taught ESL, tutored in multiple subjects and am currently homeschooling my own children. My journey as a voice teacher began 20 years ago when I took on my first private student. Since then I have taught at The Los Angeles Music and Art School as a faculty Voice Teacher; maintained a private studio in my home; and coached students at a private school in Florida for their musical production of "Oliver!" I believe we reinforce our own technique and learn as we teach. I also believe it is a sacred responsibility to pass on what has been given to us. I have coached with some of the best coaches and teachers in Los Angeles, New York and West Palm Beach and it is my privilege to impart that wisdom to my students. Singing is a joy and should be done with ease and fun. Proper technique is the key!
My technique is essentially a Bel Canto technique based on proper diaphramatic breathing and posture. I teached a relaxed larynx- not raised of forced into a lowerd position. I teach pure vowels with emboucher modification to encourage a relaxed tongue and throat. All work is done in the abs, back, legs, and intercostals- none in the jaw, tongue or throat. You will see quick results in breath control, length of phrasing, improved pitch, growth of range, blossoming of tone, and size of voice. I play scales on piano and instruct in ear training and reading music but all accompniment is via CD or Youtube. Instruction in foreign language diction and/or English diction is included as well as help with dramatic interpretation, phrasing, style and musicality.
I truly enjoy my students as individuals. Each person brings their own, unique gifts to singing and is overcoming their own challenges. I love mapping out a path where we can journey together and find our way to happier, healthier singing. Nothing is more rewarding! I am an easygoing and encouraging teacher who is always welcoming to my students. Every lesson will be filled with victories that will spur you on to the next goal. Acquiring proper technique takes time but that doesn't mean you won't see results along the way. The process can be absolutely amazing!
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