Since graduating college in 2012 I have taught voice lessons to students ages 5 and up. This continues to be one of my favorite ways to share the gift of music. But it wasn't until I began my position with the Metropolitan Opera Guild's Urban Voices program that I knew how much there is to learn from young musicians. Since then, I have been teaching general music and choral music for St. Rose School in Chelsea for grades pre-school to eighth grade. I also lead the school in mass music several times a year.
While my days are usually spent skipping, using musical animal puppets and singing children's songs before 8am, I still maintain an active private studio of voice and beginner piano lessons.
FAQ About Private Lessons
How does it work? There are a few options. Pick the one that works best for you! Not sure? Let's talk.
New England Conservatory's Prep program. Based in Back Bay, my voice program includes a lesson accompanist, built in network of musicians in the area, and several opportunities for performing and growing as a musician throughout the year. This is particularly recommended for high school students and those interested in pursuing music in college. Click here for more info.
Framingham Public Schools. This program is based at Framingham High School and takes place usually on Monday evenings, though for the 2019-2020 school year this day may change. This program includes at least one recital a year. This program is reserved for any students and families currently residing in the city of Framingham. Please ask your FPS teacher for more information.
Private lessons at my place (or yours, for an additional travel fee.)
How much is it? While NEC Prep has their own pricing depending on when you register for their semester, my home lesson pricing is the standard $35 for a half hour and $60 for an hour. In Framingham, lessons are $30 for a half hour an $50 for 50 minutes.
What happens in a voice lesson? We will first always warm up the voice in a healthy, science-based manner than encourages efficient music-making as well as the longevity of the voice. I want you singing as well as you can for as LONG as you can for as many years as you can. Long story, short, my lessons focus on building a solid, confident voice technique as well as provide the student with age appropriate repertoire. Having been trained classically, I will always defend a classical foundation, but I am open to teaching many styles and all of my students also study musical theatre as well.
What happens in piano lessons? I teach any musicianship with Kodaly-inspired pedagogy. Piano students learn scales, technical exercises and songs. If a student feels strongly about a song (for example: Star Wars music, a favorite band, etc) I'll absolutely do my best to find them the music and assign that! Please not that I teach very young students piano (ages 3-10) before they graduate from the "beginner" stage and I help them choose a new piano teacher to take over.
For younger singers under the age of 10, I focus on fostering a joy for making music and also include musicianship skills so they may learn their songs independently and learn to read sheet music.
How to sign up?! For NEC Prep's program, please register and get more information here: https://necmusic.edu/prep For my private studio at home or Framingham's program, please ask your FPS teacher or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org