I have enjoyed many years of successful experience teaching in the art and technique of singing, primarily in classical style. Classical singing techniques have long been recognized as the best basis for great singing in many musical styles.
While working with hundreds of students, beginning through advanced, I have developed an accessible, understandable philosophy of singing and vocal training that helps students:
- Breathe freely and fully
- Use an energetic and efficient flow of air
- Increase vocal range by using all registers of the voice
- Sing in tune with a focused tone and good resonance
- Develop excellent diction and song delivery through close engagement with the lyrics
INITIAL INTERVIEW AND AUDITION
Interested students come to my home for an initial interview and audition prior to starting lessons. (There is no charge for the interview/audition.) For students under 18, one or both parents are encouraged to attend. The interview will allows the student and me to discuss goals for learning and expectations for individual practice, along with such topics as styles of music to be learned, performance possibilities, and teaching style.
EIGHTH WEEK REVIEW
I will evaluate all new students at the end of the first eight weeks of lessons. If progress and effort are satisfactory the lessons may continue.
Weekly lessons are generally 45 or 60 minutes, though shorter or longer lessons may be arranged when appropriate. Students are expected to arrive at the appointed time, and lessons will not run over-time unless special arrangements are made with the student and/or parents.
The ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
All lessons are infused with information and insights based on the Alexander Technique. Applying aspects of this technique to vocal training yields very positive results in the physical and psychological aspects of singing and the release of unproductive tension. Some of those techniques will be introduced and explained during the Initial Interview. For more information please see the page on my site “The Alexander Technique.”
ARRANGING FOR PERFORMANCES
Many students enjoy and learn from performing in public. Currently there are no recitals or other performance events scheduled to coincide with these lessons. I will assist interested students in finding appropriate opportunities to perform.
If you have questions or would like to arrange for and initial interview, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org