My Teaching Journey
"...it is well known that few of the great singers turn out to be good teachers. It is a special gift." - Joan Sutherland
Having begun voice lessons and performing in Musical Theater at 9 years old, and debuting with Palm Beach Opera at the age of 16, I have spent my life performing throughout South Florida. After being invited to act as a Teaching Artist in Residence at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts, I fell in love with helping others learn this art. While studying and pursuing my operatic career in New York City, I came to the realization that more even than performing, I have a passion and a calling to help foster a culture of positive, natural, and informed singing in today’s performers. With 14 years of vocal teaching experience, I have honed my technique in discovering each artist's true voice and helping them work to set it free. My goal as a teacher is always first and foremost to promote healthy and natural singing. I have studied Bel Canto with some of the greatest of our time, several years with Virginia Zeani, Marilyn Mims, Kamal Khan, working in New York City with Diana Soviero and Franco Bertacci, and many more. Through my own vocal exploration, performances, and studies I have discovered how to tailor the appropriate balance of bel canto and vocal sciences. Including vocal anatomy and the physicality of our instrument in combination with classic Italian technique, psyche, and emotion, we will work together to produce both a free and healthy voice and a highly trained instrument. My passion for vocal pedagogy has brought me to attend many lectures and workshops in the most recent vocal innovations.
Certifications, Training, & Experience
Studied Vocal Performance at Stetson University
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Certified Full Member
NYU Steinhardt Certification in Vocology (in progress)
Berklee College of Music at Boston Conservatory Certificate of Distinction in Vocal Pedagogy
New York Vocal Teaching Certification
FLDOE Music Teaching Certification
Florida Music Educators Association Member
Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology
Youth Mental Health Training Certification
15 yrs Experience as a Private Vocal Instructor
20+ years experience as a Church Canter
28+ years of vocal study in private coaching, performances and lessons from Bel Canto to Broadway techniques
Musical Director for multiple main stage Conservatory Musicals
5 years teaching general Music
8 years of Musical Theater directing, assistant directing, coaching, camps, and variety shows.
1 year as Catholic Church Musical Director
Middle School Director of Choral Activities & Musical Theater Program
Work With Me
I design each lesson I offer according to my students’ abilities. No matter your level of skill or experience, we will work together to free your voice!
Work with me to reach an authentic and polished acting technique for songs, scripts, or monologues.
Call to schedule me as your canter or soloist for any religious service or Master Works, like Messiah. I offer experience in religious singing of multiple faiths.
With over 28 yrs of performing from intimate concerts, Galas, Churches, and Musical Theater to Operatic Productions, contact me to sing for your next production, event, or service.
Professional Teaching History
Vocal Instructor, Maltz Jupiter Theater Conservatory of Performing Arts
Musical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theater Conservatory of Performing Arts
Musical Director of the following Main Stage Conservatory Productions: Fame, Footloose, Honk! Jr., The Music Man, Best of Broadway Musical Reviews
Vocal Coach/Assistant Musical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theater Conservatory of Performing Arts
Vocal Coach/Assistant Musical Director:
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, High School Musical,
In The Heights,
Seussical Jr., CATS,
Music Director, St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach
Adult Choir Director, Bell Choir Director, Canter, Wedding liturgist, Funeral liturgist
Theater Summer Camp Counselor/Music Teacher
With Musical Theater themed anywhere from Under the Sea - Harry Potter, to Full Mainstage Productions. Ranging from 1 week to 4 weeks long. Performances, play writing, musical numbers, games, crafts, and Full Productions!
General Music Instructor
Aural Training, Theory, Folk Dancing, Ukulele, Percussion, Chorus Directing, Music History
Director of Choral Activities, Middle School
Feel free to contact me at your convenience.