About The Studio
Have you ever wanted to sing, with no fear, no tension, nothing to hold back the potential of your true sound?
Your voice is the most powerful force you possess- a sound that is purely, uniquely you, a story that only you can tell. We communicate with the sound, color, texture, and abilites of our voice as much as we do with words. Nothing is more empowering, joyful, and fulfilling than discovering the potential of your voice! Why take voice lessons? The same reason why we consult physical trainers, coaches, and other educators for study! Singing is an incredibly physical and athletic artform, one that requires great focus, discipline, and awareness of the anatomy. Furthermore, the study of any genre of music is one the requires study in history, style, musicianship, linguistics, and last but not least the dramatic arts! To be able to sing with healthy, unfettered production of sound and to create artistry with that sound, in my experience, is greatly aided by the guidance of a knowledgeable and skilled mentor. To study singing and the performing arts is a lifelong journey but it is a journey that is filled with discovery, adventure, and passion.
Generally, in a given one hour session we will begin with bodywork- muscle isolation exercises and breathing exercises to build a solid, healthy foundation with which to produce sound. Breath is where it all begins and is the most vital component of healthy, well produced singing! We then will work through vocal exercises and warm ups at the piano. These exercises are catered to what we are trying to work on with the instrument- strengths that we want to strengthen, and weaknesses that we want to build up! I recommend recording your lessons to hear your progress over time, but also to help remember the exercises that we do and to observe how your voice is responding in terms of timbre, agility, clarity, and development. We then apply those exercises in practice with songs/repertoire! Coaching each piece with consideration to vocal technique, the style of the song, and creative, dramatic interpretation of the lyrics.
From time to time we will have group studio classes where students can perform for their peers and receive constructive criticism in a positive and supportive environment. There are also performing opportunities with community outreach, recitals, competitions, auditions, and get togethers that I coordinate and invite all to participate!
Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work with some truly inspiring directors, and acting has been a lifelong passion of mine. Even as a musical performer, I considered in a responsibility and an honor in creating evocative performances that allow my audience to feel the same inspiration that I do when I discover a remarkable artist. Whether a singer, actor, dancer, or public speaker- the dramatic magnetism that sets apart the legendary performers is an artform in and of itself! Whether preparing for an audition, working on a theatrical song, or training as a serious thespian, acting lessons/coachings help to hone your dramatic skills, perfect your audition, and add great depth to your performing. In coachings, we study the various methods, diction and stage projection, exercises in theatrical bodywork, cold reads, scene work, monologues, improvisation, stagecraft, character development, and audition etiquette.
For additional classes, audio and video services, and further details, please see the "One Stop Audition Shop" and "Other Classes" pages!