Mills College (Music)
Whether 8 or 75 years old, beginner or pro, singing is a way we let off steam, express ourselves, or just have fun! What better way to keep your voice strong, healthy, & expressive for life than with singing lessons?
I work with young beginners to adult professionals through exercises, warm-ups, and songs that we choose together. I work with people who sing rock, punk, metal, pop, free improv, and choral music and also with kids that just want to have fun learning how to sing! I also specialize in voice recovery for people who have experienced voice injuries.
I've worked with all sorts of singers for 10 years at various music schools, Queen's University in Belfast UK, and with various hospitals in Ireland. We can reach your goals as a singer without losing the character of your voice. My training is in voice anatomy through Estill Voice Training and working with a voice teacher at the University of Ulster. I also have 15 years of performance experience.
I work with ages 6 and up and all levels and am studying music at Mills College. Whether 8 or 75 years old, beginner or pro, singing is a way we let off steam, express ourselves, or just have fun! What better way to keep your voice strong, healthy, & expressive for life than with singing lessons?
I work with young beginners to adult professionals through exercises, warm-ups, and songs that we choose together. I work
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I teach sight singing using basic exercises referring to the Solfege system of associating notes to sound. I have been teaching sight singing for 10 years to students of all ages. I use both material from sight singing books and also from British music examination systems. Usually I work at the student's level to teach both association of note with Solfege sound and also on recognizing note values.
My background is in writing, singing, and playing guitar, having studied composition at the Open University in the UK and currently studying at Mills College in Oakland. I work with the student on pieces they may be writing, giving them help with chord and word choices. In addition, I teach writing exercises and chord progressions. For example, I may ask the student to try their phrases over different progressions by singing the notes of the chord.
I have been teaching singing for 10 years in one-to-one and group settings, having been a voice and performance instructor both privately and at Queen's University Belfast (UK), the Institute of Contemporary Music, and the Oh Yeah Music Centre. I studied voice through the British Rockschool Exam series, Estill Voice Training, and with Christina Shewell, a speech therapist and author. I work with students at any level to understand good breath control, opening the throat, and good abdominal support. We also work on warm ups, voice and physical exercises, voice care, and song interpretation depending upon a student's level.