What sets the voice apart from other instruments? It is a part of who we are, linked deeply with our sense of self. Think about it. When we first learn to speak, we gain the ability to express ourselves and be understood by the people around us. The voice is very special in this way. And every voice + every voice user is different. My teaching is specialized towards each individual student, their specific voice and their specific musical goals.
I have my degree in Vocal Performance from UW-Milwaukee and have been teaching for the last 5 years. Throughout my career, I’ve worked with students of all ages, from all backgrounds, and with many different musical goals. I’ve had every kind of student: from rock singers, country singers, students interested in opera to students who are looking for help matching pitch, want to learn more about musical theory, or who want help preparing for an audition (please, please, PLEASE don’t wait until the last minute to seek out a teacher for audition help! If this is you, hit up the contact form and let’s get going ASAP!)
Because of my background and my experience with the Alexander Technique, I emphasize a sense of wholeness and connectivity and because the voice is part of the body, this emphasis is particularly beneficial for voice lessons. My goal as a private voice lesson teacher is to help my students discover their own voice, free from strain or stress. Sometimes this process involves stripping back any imitation or tension to allow the truest voice to come through. By working to remove the extraneous efforts, sounds, or movements we can work to build a healthy and unique sound.
Here are some of the things you can expect to learn:
Mechanics of breathing
Voice technique (classical and otherwise)
At home exercises
Better pitch matching
Breath and breathing technique
Personalized lesson plans
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