Voice lessons focus on all aspects of vocal production including resonance, breathing, register blending, pitch accuracy and the physical body as well as sight-singing and musicianship (upon request), stage presence, and audition preparation. Vocal Coaching focuses more on musical phrasing, diction, note and rhythm accuracy, acting and performance.
Lesson duration and frequency are dependent upon the learning style and comfort level of the individual student. There are no requirements. Lessons offered are 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
The Most Contemporary PEDAGOGY
All voice lessons feature voice building concepts and customized applications based on most recent research on vocal production. These concepts provide the student with the most current methodology for range extension, vocal agility, vocal health, style versatility and blended voice for any songs and any style you want to learn. If you are a beginner and don't know what songs would be good for you, don't worry, I've got you covered.
All lessons regardless of style or level will include targeted focus in all registers. Oh, what fun it is to explore all the things your voice can do that you never thought possible!
I have been singing, teaching music and performing in many different genres and capacities for over 35 years. My musical history includes: vocally and musically directing, playing piano for and performing in musical theater and operetta productions throughout the Bay Area, performing as a keyboardist and singer/songwriter with a 1980’s rock band (how fun was that?), singing with opera companies such as Livermore Valley Opera, Rogue Valley Opera and Opera San Jose, teaching chorus and music theory at the middle and high school levels, acting as Choral Director and resident voice teacher with the San Francisco Girls Chorus and teaching private voice lessons (since 1988).
EDUCATION & CREDITS: I am a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance), a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), a member of the American College of Musicians and on the honor roll of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. I received a Certificate Of Completion from Peter Jacobson's Total Vocal Freedom: Alexander Technique for Voice Teachers and also from the New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher Training & Certification Course.