Teaching Philosophy

 

Everyone has a beautiful voice. You just have to know how to use it.

                                                                  -Jo Estill 

Craft is Everything.  You’ve got to know what you are doing before you write or perform.

-Stephen Sondheim

 

Learning an instrument, cultivating the discipline that it takes to practice, and mastering a new language (music) will enrich your life exponentially. Through our time together, I will help you develop a solid technique so that you can express your artisty by using your instrument healthfully and efficiently. Through patient dedication to this process, you will acquire the skills to further your success. I’m so excited to start this journey with you!

With regards to voice, I believe very much that the entire student (body, mind, and emotions) play a role in the development of the singer. I approach lessons with this in mind and work toward helping a singer come from a place of healthfulness in all areas. I incorporate principles of the Estill Voice method, Hennessy Whole Body Voice method, and general anatomy and physics concepts. I am a trained opera singer, but I enjoy teaching all different styles of repertoire centered upon consistent technique.