To ensure everyone's safety, all lessons will be held virtually until further notice.
My teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in a constructivist approach that balances science, artistry, and individual and cultural diversity. By emphasizing evidence-based and culturally responsive pedagogy, my teaching celebrates each artist's personal, cultural, and psychic identities. This intersectionality serves as a foundation for liberated artistic expression and, ultimately, complete student-ownership of his, her, or their voice.
Student-centeredness is the basis of a constructivist approach. To achieve this, I facilitate meaningful rapport with all students, taking the time to understand their specific needs as people and artists. Moreover, I encourage singers to engage in the learning process and play leadership roles in their learning. While providing them with skills and knowledge that are proven effective, truly outstanding singing also requires autonomy, artistry, and authenticity.
At my core, I believe in teaching the person before me. Everyone has unique skills, ambitions, needs, and backgrounds—all of which are embraced in my applied voice studio. Lessons welcome these idiosyncrasies to uplift diversity. Not only is this a useful teaching strategy, but it reflects music itself. Further, it models the respect and equity I hope to inspire in all of life's arenas.
M.A. in Music and Music Education
Vocal Pedagogy Concentration
Columbia University, Teachers College
Diploma in Opera
École Normale de Musique de Paris
B.F.A. in Vocal Performance
Minor in Humanities
California Institute of the Arts
Singing Voice Science Workshop
NATS NYC Mentor Teacher Program
TV, Theatre, Film, & Voice Over
Mary Poppins, Waiting for Godot, Finding Neverland
TOURING & REGIONAL
Holland America Production Line, RWS Entertainment Group, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruises Lines