Significant teachers and mentors:
Voice with Nancy Henninger, Lorian Stein-Schwaber, Corinne Ness, Jeffrey Ray; Coaching with George Tenegal, Dr. A. Kit Bridges, Margo Garrett, Nyela Basney; Acting with Michael LaTour and Michael Kotze.
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
I reach out to all types and ages of students, from child to adult, beginner to advanced, and teach them how to find confidence and beauty in their own voice with no aesthetic or stylistic bias. Through my respectful approach students deepen their sense humanity and strengthen their character, while cultivating their musicianship and musical sophistication. My special music interests are American Music Theatre and the works of Richard Strauss.
Professional affiliations & activities:
National Association of Teachers of Singing, member
Interests outside of music:
Backpacking, crocheting blankets for family, running, working with my church's youth group.
Favorite composer or piece to play:
Anything by Richard Strauss, Guiseppe Verdi, or Giacomo Puccini. On the music theatre side, I adore AIDA, WICKED SWEENEY TODD, KISS ME KATE, and LES MISERABLES.