I believe that progressive teaching must employ constructive pedagogical strategies to foster meaningful musical experiences for students to build and to exhibit competence. My pedagogical model is comprised of a student-centered approach to produce attainable challenges and to affect affirmative changes that will physically, technically, and emotionally enrich each student’s performance.
During instruction, I exercise scaffolding methods to facilitate the students’ zone of proximal development and innovative questioning to augment students’ cognitive thinking and critical thinking skills. The process of musical learning is purposeful when it is facilitated within a nurturing environment to motivate the students’ intrinsic interests and that is my goal!
As a voice professional, I specialize in Contemporary Commercial Music. As a piano professional, I specialize in Classical Music. I am certified by the New York Singer Teacher’s Association and the Somatic Voicework™/ The LoVetri Method. In addition, I am a City/State Teacher Certified in Music (K-12) and a member of NYSTA, NATS, and MEANYC.
Education / Training
I am a graduate of Columbia University in Music & Music Education, M.A., Ed.M. I have a comprehensive background and training in Piano, Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocology, and General Music. I studied music at Hunter College and I obtained a Bachelor Degree in Italian from Queens College. As an instrumentalist, I attended Fiorello LaGuardia of Music & Art & Performing Arts H.S. and the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College.
My professional development is comprised of studies in Vocology at Keidar Voice Institute, in Voice Management Techniques at Westminster Choir College, and in Dalcroze at Lucy Moses School.
Over the years, I have studied with acclaimed vocal professionals such as Dr. Anat Keidar, Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, and David Sabella-Mills among others.
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