As a teacher, I strive to provide tools for young singers to be the best singer they can be. I want to instill healthy technique that will allow my students to reach the highest potential with their instrument and have long lasting careers. Through exercises and material, we will work breathing, resonance, healthy singing throughout registers, intervallic ear-training, and theory. I teach and coach an array of genres.
In addition to being a technically sound musician, I focus almost as heavily on developing your own unique sound and style. Our voice is how we express ourselves and it's important to explore it and use it to its highest potential. Through vocal inflection and exploration of registers and colors, I can guide you to create your special voice that will allow you to stand out.
As a performer and songwriter, I know what it takes to have a career and I know how to truly explore the voice. I encourage habitual practice methods that not only build a foundation of technique, but of a good work ethic and encourage the true joy of singing! I want to help every singer - no matter what skill level or experience - find a voice that is long lasting, versatile, and strong!
Education / Training
Berklee College of Music - 2011
BM in Professional Music (Emphasis in Songwriting & Vocal Performance)
magna cum laude, Dean's List (all semesters), President of Musical Theatre Club
Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Visual, and Performing Arts - 2008
High School Honors Diploma
National Honor Society, Student Conductor
I started studying private voice at the age of 9 and continued throughout high school until I began my studies at Berklee College of Music. I have been taught by tremendous teachers, all with different specialties, such as: Susan Lombardo, Billie Cole, Alison Wedding, Kristin Cifelli, and Duane Moody.
I've been exposed to all styles, but specialize in pop, musical theatre, singer/songwriter, jazz, and classical.
Lynda DeFuria Vocal Reel
"Where You Stand" (original John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship winning song) - Lynda DeFuria
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.