artist - songwriter - musician
I teach voice from the perspective of finding a balance between breath, body, and sound, developing strength and flexibility, releasing tension, and finding one's unique expression! I work from the teachings of Somatic Voicework, body awareness practices, and my studies with many various vocal coaches and a speech therapist.
I teach guitar as well, and believe it is helpful to work on voice and guitar together to develop the ability to fine tune musical hearing capacities, and grow in novel and creative ways. I fell in love with the guitar in middle school. I have studied extensively with San Diego bassist Glen Fisher.
I absolutely love helping songwriters develop their own music, whether they are just starting out or having been writing for a long time and need some 3rd person guidance. Songwriting can be done without any ability to play another instrument! Our voices are powerful. I help my students identify harmony, song structure, develop lyrics, melodies, rhythms, and musical charts.
Teachers in my life have been extremely important to my development as both a person and musician. My students are my priority and I work to help them find their individual voice, grow in their musical confidence, develop technique, and a deeper understanding of theory and ear training. My style specialties include Jazz, Folk, R&B, Pop, and original music.