At its core, my teaching philosophy is to first and foremost meet the student where they are on their musical and personal journey and help advance them from there. We'll combine a focus on sound vocal technique along with several practical considerations including:
*how to create and organize your repertoire book
*how to understand and utilize various performance/audition techniques
*how to break down and rebuild a song lyrically, musically and dramatically
We'll also cover the basics of "the business" at every level from academic to professional. Once we meet to discuss your background, interests and personal and professional goals, we will collaborate on a plan to move you forward on your journey and help you achieve those goals.
past coaching productions
- Vocal coach for Huntington Theatre Company's performances of Melinda Lopez' ground-breaking play Becoming Cuba and Ryan Landry's 'M'.
- Accompanist and vocal coach for Masterclasses with Jason Robert Brown at Emerson College.
- Vocal coach and conductor for Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man and Woman of the Year Honors, HPT 165 and 166.
- Assistant music director to Mary-Mitchell Campbell and vocal coach for Boston College's benefit concert of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World benefiting ASTEP (Artists Striving To End Poverty).
"We are what we do repeatedly. Excellence, then, is not an act; it's a habit." ~ Aristotle