To some of my current and former voice students...
…to Alexa M. for a successful run of Hairspray and for her first leading stage role in college.
...to Alexa V. for making it into her school's honor choir and being cast in the school fall musical.
...to Aliza for being cast in a leading roles in her school theatre program, for making it into the South Jersey Honor Choir and the advanced women's and honors a cappella choirs, and for being a part of the Broadway Dreams Foundation Summer Intensive '15.
…to Alyssa for successful runs with productions of Thirteen, Mame, and Legally Blond.
…to Andrea and her band, One Hot Mess, for their successful creation and implementation of a regular open mic for South Jersey singers.
...to Angella for recently being appointed Head Of Music Ministry at her church.
...to Annie for being cast in her school musical theatre production.
…to Ben for the release of his third album, Hay Fever.
...to Brandon for being cast in the leading role in both Cinderella and High school Musical.
…to Brooke for being cast in the Broadway Workshop Main Stage production of Carrie: The Musical.
...to Cassidy for her many pageant titles, the most recent of which is 2015 Miss Stars and Stripes Outstanding Teen, for being a semi finalist in the National Constitution Oratorical contest, and for being cast in the leading role in a community theatre production of Cinderella.
...to Cate for leading roles in her school's theatre program and for making it into her school's honor a cappella choir.
Two times a year (fall and spring), students have an opportunity to share their voices with friends and family at Student Showcases. Pop/Contemporary singers perform in an "open mic" setting with live musician accompaniment. *New in the spring of 2018, musical theatre singers perform in a theatre setting with recorded accompanimental tracks. Student Showcases are intended to be a culminating experience that celebrate a student's progress and demonstrate the hard work and growth they have achieved in their study. Making music in a live setting such as this is an option (not a requirement) that many students choose to take advantage of and really enjoy. Here are videos of some highlights from recent Student Showcases. Click on the links below to see other highlights.
Private Voice Instructor • Vocal Coach • Music Educator
My vocal instruction is based in the Italian bel canto tradition, which emphasizes purity and evenness of tone across all registers, and vocal agility. It is my highest priority to instill in all my students a healthy foundation and a solid understanding of proper singing that can lead to success in any style a student wishes to sing.
I teach students age 8 to adult from all around New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area. Many of my students are interested in pursuing musical theatre performance opportunities. Some work on classical and serious art repertoire. Many enjoy contemporary pop/rock music. Others are recreational singers who are looking to just become more comfortable with the act of singing and want to "find" their voice. My style of teaching can reach the student who is just beginning as well as those who have had years of experience and are far along in their vocal studies. Lessons are taught in my home studio in Cherry Hill, New Jersey where I use a computer system based around Apple Logic Pro software and other state-of-the-art technology to assist in my teaching.
I received my Master of Music Education from the University of Florida and my Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of California.
Teaching is my passion and joy.
For over thirty years, I have taught private voice lessons; coached singers, directed choirs, musical theatre and opera productions; worked as a high school music teacher and church music director; and written and arranged for various performance groups. In the classroom, rehearsal hall, and private studio, I connect with my students and facilitate their understanding of singing and love of music. It is my utmost goal to help each and every singer reach their full potential while enjoying the process of learning and growing as a performer.