Location: Orchard Park, NY
Instructs: Piano, Voice
Education: I earned my Master of Music with a concentration in vocal performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers in 2010 and graduated with honors from Rutgers with my Bachelor of Music, in the same concentration, in 2005. I am a certified Compton-PESL accent modification/speech coach, certified ESL instructor, health coach and registered yoga instructor with over 500 hours of training.
Performance Experience: I have international performance and teaching experience in France as a faculty member of the Franco-American Vocal Academy. As part of the faculty, I performed in and trained young singers to perform solo recitals and was a voice teacher in their summer program in France. I was able to refine my teaching skills specifically in the pronunciation of French and general performance practice. I have also performed in Italy and at home in the USA.
Teaching Experience: I currently teach voice and piano online. I was the Director of Musical Theatre Arts at the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts in Berkeley Heights, NJ from 2012-2016. I directed musical theatre productions and gave private and group music lessons. I was a voice instructor at Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division at Rutgers University. I have also taught basic music theory, piano and recorder with the focus on enhancing musicianship skills for singers.
Teaching Philosophy: I have a strong desire to help and inspire people. I am very interested in the connection between language, speech, voice and music in general!