Teaching

Voice, Guitar, Songwriting, and Performance Preparation

I specialize in helping students realize their singing and instrument-playing potential whether they’re a total beginner or seasoned performer. I believe everyone can sing and play an instrument and that it’s never too late to learn. It’s all about breaking things down into small, manageable steps.

I help students connect breath and voice, re-open the vocal channel, and re-discover their own voice. I emphasize “the whole self,” drawing upon the Alexander Technique and Kristin Linklater’s groundbreaking voice work. As a seasoned professional actor, musician, and singer, I also help prepare actors and singers for auditions by offering constructive feedback, help with selecting audition material, monologue and scene work, and real-world advice on professional marketing for performers.

With guitar and songwriting students, I break down students’ goals and help them find a pathway toward achieving them. I help students discover how their instrument works mechanically and musically and to build a repertoire of songs they feel confident performing. I also teach how to sing and play guitar at the same time and can help students develop their own, original songs.