TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My teaching philosophy and understanding of singing comes from 40 years of dedication. My primary focus is to teach technique. When working with a singer, I diagnose and assist in developing his/her technique. This work involves dedicated practice. I work with each student in a unique way depending on what style of singing the student would like to do, and what the student’s goals are.  I have been a lifelong student myself of singing from two masters in the field--Richard Miller and Doris Yarick-Cross.  I have developed my own amalgamation of what they taught me, and what life and my singing experiences have taught me.  I am dedicated to a combination of imagery and science. I encourage the pairing of the singers own imagination and intuition, with the knowledge of the physiology of the singing mechanism. Understanding the style of the music you are singing is equally important. We work on becoming familiar with the genre, diction, and performance practices side by side with the mechanics of singing.

 

AVAILABILITY

Mon - Friday 9:00 AM- 5PM
Tuesday 6:30-8:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 

Everything You Need to Know

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR TEACHING SERVICES?

$100 per hour.  Payable by cash, check, Venmo or Paypal.  Extra $25 if you require a pianist. Pianist also excepts cash, check or Paypal.

WHERE DO YOU HOLD YOUR LESSONS?

I hold lessons primarily at my house on NE Capitol Hill in Washington DC.  I am very close to Union Station Metro.  Street parking is available. Tuesday afternoons/evenings I teach at the United Church in Foggy Bottom neighborhood of NW DC.

DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS?

I have a BA and BS in Voice and German from Oberlin Conservatory and College.  I have a MM in Opera from the Yale School of Music.  I taught as an adjunct Voice Professor at Towson University from 2008-2016 and at UMD College Park 2012-2013 and now again starting fall 2018.  I have taught privately since 1995.

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Washington, DC, USA

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