COVID-19 UPDATE

To ensure everyone's safety, all lessons will be held virtually until further notice.

Warmly,

Taylor

 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

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. 

 

CREDENTIALS

DEGREES

M.A., Vocal Pedagogy

The Voice Workshop / University of Wales

M.A., Music and Music Education 

Vocal Pedagogy Concentration 

Columbia University, Teachers College

Diploma, Opera 

École Normale de Musique de Paris

B.F.A., Voice

Minor in Humanities

California Institute of the Arts

TRAINING

Vocal Pedagogy

Singing Voice Science Workshop

NATS NYC Mentor Teacher Program

TV, Theatre, Film, & Voice Over

Dawn Jeffrey-Nelson

Craig Belknap

Tony Gonzales

 

STUDENT SUCCESSES

BROADWAY

Mary Poppins, Waiting for Godot, Finding Neverland

TOURING & REGIONAL

Holland America Production Line, RWS Entertainment Group, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruises Lines

 

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

Referral Program TMVS
Bulk Lesson Discount TMVS
 
 

AFFILIATIONS

FULL-TIME
VOICE FACULTY

APPLIED VOICE INSTRUCTOR

MUSIC SUPERVISOR

MUSIC DIRECTOR, VOICE & ACTING FACULTY

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

"When looking for a vocal teacher, you always want someone who will make you feel comfortable and be honest with you. Taylor is both of those things, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone."

Maya, CalArts CAP Student

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