Wichita State University, Wichita KS (BM)
I give the singer practical tools to help develop and train his/her voice to become a stronger instrument. While teaching the basic fundamentals of singing; supportive breathing and healthy vocal technique, any singer can learn to sing better and stronger in any style.
I am trained and knowledgeable to teach all vocal styles including classical, CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) and Music Theater Belt; all ages, all levels including beginning, intermediate, advocational and professional. I am also able to provide excellent supplemental help for school choir programs and solo competition. In addition, I offer combination beginning voice and piano for those who are undecided and would like to explore both instruments. Home school students are welcome. Group lessons can be arranged.
I acquired my Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Wichita State University and have been an Independent Vocal Instructor for 18 years in the Seattle area. I am a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), and EVFMC (Eastside Vocal Federated Music Club) in Bellevue, Washington. I have 35+ years of performing experience in various styles, ranging from classical to country. My performance background gives me an experiential edge to teaching most styles and genres. I give the singer practical tools to help develop and train his/her voice to become a stronger instrument. While teaching the basic fundamentals of singing; supportive breathing and healthy vocal technique, any singer can learn to sing better and stronger in any style.
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I am an Independent Vocal Instructor/Piano Instructor
I have been a private vocal instructor for 16 years in the Seattle area, an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) for 10 years. I have over 40 years of performing experience in various musical styles from classical to country. I am trained to teach all styles including CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) and Music Theater Belt, all ages, and most levels. I have just recently added private piano instruction at the beginning to intermediate level.
I have a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance Wichita State University, which included:
4 years piano study Wichita State University
3 years private piano study (post college)
13 years private vocal study
2 years general music instructor Snohomish County Christian School/1 year Brier Crest Coop
1 year general music instructor Brier Crest Coop
I have been a Private Vocal Instructor for 16 years, with 1 year of private piano instruction
I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Wichita State University which includes the following areas of study:
-13 years private vocal study (pre and post college).
-6 years piano study (pre and post college).
-4 years study in sight singing, ear training and music theory and choral conducting. Supplemental sight singing and ear training course at the Studio City Music School in Studio City, CA.
I have over 40 years of choral experience.
The curriculum I use to teach sight singing and ear training is from various sources including Joan Frey Boytim's The Private Voice Studio Handbook and Alfred's complete Theory book, which includes note names, note values, major and minor scales, major and minor chord structure, and musical terms. For sight singing and ear training I primarily use solfeggio syllable sheets. In addition, the vocal exercises I use reinforce basic melodic patterns. I have experienced good results from using this system.
I have a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Wichita State University. My areas of study were primarialy in Vocal Performance with an emphasis on Classical music. However, I am trained to sing in various styles and genres and am qualified to teach in all styles, ages and most levels. I am a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and reguarly attend continuing educational workshops for voice teachers.