Whether you’re a beginner or have been singing for years, I’d be honored to help you guide your voice in the direction of your goals. Whether you’re looking for a classical, pop/rock, or musical theatre sound, we can work together on vocal habits, muscular coordinations to get your voice where you’d like to be.
If you’ve taken voice lessons before, chances are lessons with me are a little different. If you haven’t taken lessons before, you’re still in good hands – I love working with beginners and getting to introduce so much about the voice! Regardless, here’s what lessons with me typically look like:
– Like most lessons, mine begin with warm-ups. Just as an athlete needs to warm up before a game or meet to avoid injury, a singer too must prepare his or her body for more intense singing.
– After a generic warm-up, we’ll work on technique exercises specifically for you. What works for one singer may completely harm a different singer’s voice – hence why it’s so important to work one-on-one with a vocal coach. These exercises will put you in the right coordination for the rest of the lesson.
– Finally, we’ll work on a song and apply what we’ve been doing in our technique exercises to a song of your choosing (or mine, depending on what we’re trying to achieve).
– I believe in “chunking.” The “practice makes perfect” mantra isn’t necessarily true if you’re practicing the wrong way. The real truth is: “practice makes permanent.” Therefore, we’ll stop a lot in our lessons to make sure you’re learning things the right way and building the right habits.
If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit or start a new routine, you know it takes a lot of time, focus, determination… and a lot of mistakes along the way. Singing is the same way. Through the process, I can be your GPS but not your Uber: I’ll do my best to give you the directions, “recalculate” after a wrong turn, and even help you find the fastest, safest route. It’s up to you to do the driving!