Brown University (American History)
Manhattan School of Music (Master's)
Whether you want to learn the basics of music, prepare to audition for your school musical, NYSSMA or college and conservatory, or whether you just want to have fun finding your voice so you can hit those high notes in the shower, I would love to teach you.
I'm a classically trained soprano with an undergraduate degree from Brown University and undergraduate and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. I've been teaching privately for ten years. I've sung leading roles with the Caramoor Music Festival, Glimmerglass Opera and the Aspen Music Festival. I currently am a soloist with the Irvington Presbyterian Church and teach on the faculty of River Arts. Don't let my classical background intimidate you. Yes, it gives me a sound grounding in vocal technique, but I love and teach music of all styles. My students include professional opera, rock and Broadway-style singers, kids, teenagers, and adults taking voice for the love of singing, the fun of the challenge and so they can sound great on karaoke night.
I'm patient, kind and love to teach. Whatever your interests and goals, I would love to help you reach them.
I have extensive experience as a soloist with world class symphonies and opera companies, but I'm also a down-to-earth, warm and considerate person who loves to work with students of all abilities, experience levels and musical interests.
Let me know if you have any questions at all. Whether you want to learn the basics of music, prepare to audition for your school musical, NYSSMA or college and conservatory, or whether you just want to have fun finding your voice so you can hit those high notes in the shower, I would love to teach you.
I'm a classically trained soprano with an undergraduate degree from Brown
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I have bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music and have been teaching privately, including preparing students for NYSSMA auditions, for the past eight years.
Both my bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance demand extensive study in music history and performance practice. I specialized in baroque vocal ornamentation, particularly in the works of G.F. Handel.
Both my bachelor's and master's have stringent sight-singing (and dictation) requirements. Even more importantly I have 30 years of practical experience sight singing as a leading soprano with companies including Glimmerglass Opera, the Aldeburgh Festival (UK), the Aspen Music Festival, the Caramoor Music Festival and as a sought-after freelance soloist for sacred music programs in the NYC metropolitan area. I have also developed my own sight-singing course particularly for singers who are preparing to take the NYSSMA auditions.
I have been a soloist (leading soprano) with world class companies such as Glimmerglass Opera and the Caramoor Music Festival (under the baton of Maestro Will Crutchfield, a close colleague). I have had my own private vocal studio in Irvington, NY for eight years and number among my students professional opera singers, rock singers and Broadway singers, as well as college-age singers, school-age singers and adults of all experience and talent levels. I am currently on the faculty of RiverArts and am a professional soprano soloist with the Irvington Presbyterian Church's Chancel Choir. I will be happy to supply references.