Straight Talk About Singing!

Talk to a Pro.....
I want to share with you my experiences as both a singer, and teacher of singing!

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About Me
In my profession, with regards to "Voice Coaches" and "Voice Teachers," anyone can hang out a shingle!  So before you talk to me about your singing, know that I am a graduate of the Hartt College of Music.  I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music, with a major in voice

I am currently working towards a Master's Degree in Voice Pedagogy, at the Westminster Choir
.  I teach for The Selma Levine School of Music, and
at my home studio, in suburban Washington,
D.C.  I am also a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing.

I have been singing since I was two, and performing for almost as long.  I came by it all pretty naturally,
because my father, a two-time Donaldson Award winner
in 1952, (the Tony Award of the day),  was a
singer/actor, who was singing on Broadway when I was born, and had a television, and recording career as

Although as a child, I thought I wanted to follow in my father's footsteps and be a Broadway Idol, I am grounded by passions and pursuits that preclude a career like his, such as family, and teaching.
  I have been teaching both voice and piano for lots of years. 

I actually began teaching piano, when I was in high school
, and voice when I was in college.  If I had to choose which I like more, teaching or performing, I just couldn't!  They are both so enjoyable!

As a listener, I like all kinds of musical styles.  As a vocalist, I enjoy classical, musical theater, pop, rock,country, R & B, and jazz music...and not in that order! 

I believe that a singer should sound authentic
in whatever genre they are in.  In other words, I don't want to hear an opera diva sing an R & B song, but I also don't want to hear a pop singer sing a Mozart aria! 

For this reason, I have studied teaching techniques for classical, and non-classical art forms.

I work with students whose interests range from country, to classical, to jazz and blues, to rock, to choral singing,
to singing in musical theater productions, or singing like an american idol!