Originally from New York I began my affair with the arts while in elementary school and established the level of professional while still in high school. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre to further solidify my craft and took my career to the next level upon graduation as a performer. My experiences range from work in musical theatre, drama, film, television and commercials to recording and performing with renowned artists such as Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston as well as the North Carolina and Durham Symphonies.
I have been successful in helping my students develop a myriad of skills including, but not limited to improved breath control, increased vocal range, correcting challenges associated with pitch, vocal placement and bridging the vocal break. Many have gone on to win titles in pageants and earn music scholarships to universities.
Instruction includes performance coaching and the development of musical interpretation through phrasing and dynamics. It is important to understand the anatomy of the vocal mechanism and the unique technique that I use assists the student in applying this knowledge, along with visual imagery, to produce the proper tone for the style and genre of musical interest.
Education / Training
Bachelor of Arts:
Theatre and Elementary Education
Hunter College (CUNY)
MS Special Education:
Speech and Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Hunter College (CUNY)
This work is incorporated into my lessons to assist the student in singing with clarity through proper diction and annunciation and to coach corporate clients in speaking with confidence, clarity and conviction.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
North Carolina Symphony
Peobo Bryson, and others...
Performances in Stage, Movies and TV Productions:
New York City
Los Angeles, CA
Concert Performance Excerpts
Blues in the Night with N C Symphony
Hour of Power - Crystal Cathedral Excerpts
The Parchman Hour - Theatreical Production
I am considering taking lessons. Please contact me with further information. Thank you.
Shenandoah Conservatory is a performing arts community located near Washington DC with a comprehensive unit of 750 students and 120 faculty in music, theater and dance. In 2008-09, resident and visiting artists include the Audubon Quartet, pianist John O'Conor and trumpet artist Jens Lindemann.