I believe that music is the most universal form of human communication.
I believe that the voice should be honored and respected.
I believe in a shame-free studio space where the student is open to experiment with different sounds and styles of music.
I believe that vocal study is highly personal and should be catered to the specific student’s needs.
I believe that the healthiest way to train a singing voice is with a classical foundation.
I believe basic musicality and theory skills should be included in all voice lessons.
I believe the ultimate goal of a voice teacher is to make the student their own teacher, so they are able to function as an autonomous singer outside of the studio.
I personally create and instruct people in vocal art, as well as aid in career building for artists. This is important to me because I believe in giving people permission to be themselves. I believe this cultivates honesty and authenticity. In turn, this breaks down barriers between people, encouraging them to work collaboratively. Music, and specifically vocal music opens our minds to be open to different cultures, perspectives, ideas, and ways of living. Due to its uniquely personal nature, vocal art helps us connect to ourselves and others. Vocal music grows understanding and promotes empathy. My mission is one of peacemaking, where music connects people and celebrates their uniqueness.
Bachelor of Music in Education - Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Master of Music in Vocal Performance - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Orff Level I
Pennsylvania Teaching Certification, Music K-12
First Aid Trained (CPR, AED)
Mental Health First Aid Trained
TESOL Certified - Primary and Advanced