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Music is my passion. I have degrees both in music and business from the University of Connecticut. I have taught voice and individual music classes throughout Connecticut. I specialize in the voice. I have been fortunate to have studied with great teachers and I now pass that experience on to my students. Personally, I have been the lead in many musical productions and even have had a show featured on the college market.
My approach to vocal study is holistic. I believe success is drive over talent. I combine imagery with scientific fact to put together the voice. I offer lessons for all ages and all styles. I will offer you time tested exercises to condition the muscles of the vocal instrument and strengthen it. I use common household items for resistance purposes and to align your vocal technique. After the physical mechanism is in shape we will play with acting exercises to bring songs to life.
I address common vocal challenges such as: a break in the voice, inability to sustain high or long notes, nasality, vibrato issues, breathiness, poor posture, body tension, tremolo, accessing the flute voice, raspy sounds, legato line, staccato accuracy, maintaining pitch, and much more. I also teach all genres ranging from opera to rap and everything in between. I teach legit, classical, Broadway belt, mixed voice, character voices, head voice, chest voice, and much more.
Whether you are singing for the joy of it or preparing for an important audition, I can help you get the role or position. Never worry about your voice again. Now build your confidence to become a star in your own life on and off stage. Singing should feel good and be effortless. I am eligible for certification as a public school teacher in music k-12 and love working with kids and new students. I love a difficult case so if you have been told you shouldn't sing or were put on "vocal arrest" I am the teacher for you.
I offer a free vocal consultation to answer any questions and discuss your goals prior to a first lesson. I also will listen to a sample of your singing if you want to send me an mp3 or YouTube clip through email for feedback. I function on a 24 hour cancellation policy. There are performance opportunities available for appropriate students. Music is my passion. I have degrees both in music and business from the University of Connecticut. I have taught voice and individual music classes throughout Connecticut. I specialize in the voice. I have been fortunate to have
Rates are subject to change and all students will get a free vocal consultation. Rates also vary based on driving requirements.
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I have passed the Praxis II music exam for education and scored within the top 10% with flying colors. I have obtained the ct music 049 credentials and teach music. I wish I had a tutor to help me as the writing section was very challenging and detailed. I have a chart for music history that covers most of the exam and supplemental materials to recommend for study. I passed the latest version of the test.
I am certifiable as a public music teacher in Connecticut schools for grades k-12 in Connecticut (049). I have successfully passed the CT state Praxis exams that test on music theory, music history, proficiency on all band instruments, voice, music instruction for elementary, instruction for special education students, and much more. I have taught privately in music studios, dance studios, and theater programs. I have proof of my transcripts and teacher's seal available upon request.