- Skill Levels
- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
- pop, R&B, rock, gospel, Contemporary Christian, musical theater
- Lesson Duration
- 30 minutes
- Age Groups
I like for singers to view themselves as athletes. The mastery of their instrument should be approached in a similar fashion to runners, ball players, tennis pros, and gymnasts. Exercises that teach the muscles proper coordination is a necessity. This gives the singer more power, wider range of pitches, improved resonance, and command of tone colors and textures. The technique is then applied to the student's songs.
I have taught voice for over 15 years and have 10 years experience in school teaching as well directing choirs. I have performed in R&B, gospel, pop, and classical styles. I studied and apprenticed with renowned Chicago voice teacher and therapist Randy Buescher for 8 years. I remain active as a artist, playing live and releasing music on iTunes, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Indiana University Northwest
Bachelor of Arts in Music, Columbia College Chicago
Master of Music Education, VanderCook College of Music
Chosen soloist for the 1st Annual Music Dept. Honors Concert, Columbia College Chicago
Recipient of the Chancellor's Special Academic Award, Indiana University Northwest.
Education Board member, International Voice Teachers of MIX (IVTOM)
Member, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity