It was not 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. This program connected me with several schools in need in the Boston area and the job, students and experience teaching them completely changed my life. I cannot recommend this program enough to recently graduated classical singers. Feel free to ask me about my experience with The Metropolitan Opera Guild!
Since the Met Opera Guild paired me with them in 2017, I have been teaching general music, choir, and drama for St. Rose School in Chelsea for children preschool to eighth grade. I also lead the school in mass music several times a year. My students astound me and make me laugh every day I spend there.
While my days are usually spent skipping around, using musical animal puppets and singing children's songs before 8am, I still maintain an active private studio of voice and beginner piano lessons.
Private Lessons Info:
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, this is a fantastic way to get quality music education from one of the oldest and best music institutions in the country. My voice program through NEC includes several performance and workshop opportunities which help my students grow as musicians throughout the year. This lesson option is particularly recommended for high school students and those interested in pursuing music in college. Click here for more info.
Private lessons at my home in Waltham (this option comes with many animal snuggles)
Private lessons at your home (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 own lesson pricing is the area standard $35 for a half hour and $60 for an hour. Travel fees apply if I go to your home.
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. My voice pedagogy background has prepared me to teach all ages using centuries-old methods. No matter where you are going in your voice journey, 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.
For younger singers under the age of 7, I focus on fostering a joy for making music and also include musicianship skills and some beginning piano so they may learn their songs independently and learn to read sheet music.
What this about piano lessons? While I am primarily a vocalist, I firmly believe that piano is the first instrument any serious budding musician should experience. I teach all musicianship skills with Kodaly-inspired pedagogy. Young piano students will 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 always do my best to find them the music and assign that! Please note that I teach 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.
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, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through my website here: