I have been teaching voice for 36 years. The emphasis in my studio is on developing healthy singing technique and beautiful sound. A voice that is healthy and well-produced should be the foundation of any singing style. I have taught privately and at the university level.
My students have ranged in age from ten to seventy-five, and have been professionals, music majors in college, church singers, dancers, actors, karaoke singers and those who want to sing because it's fun and feels good.
My training was classically based and, over the years, I have studied various singing styles and worked with singers who perform various styles of music. I am thoroughly familiar with classical and music theater literature, and I also strive to maintain a familiarity with other styles of music.
In particular, I have taught and coached many singers and actors who perform music theater professionally. I have also worked with students who perform gospel, pop, R&B, country and Latin pop music. Healthy voice production and good breath management are common to all vocal styles. Learning to sing can be beneficial for anyone's health and spirit, regardless of age.