For Parents

If you are reading this, you are probably the parent of a boy or girl who loves singing and wants to be better at it. Great! But before you read on, let me save some of you some time: If you are looking for a teacher who will make your child a “star” in the next six months, get them on Broadway before they are 14, or have them audition for “America’s Got Talent,” then I am not the teacher for you, and you needn’t read further.

If you are looking for a teacher who will help your child develop the foundations of a healthy technique that will last a lifetime while giving them a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow as a singer, then please do read on. I am highly sensitive to the physical, mental, and emotional needs of young students. The teen years are such an important transitional and developmental time. I want to make sure that each student has a positive experience with voice lessons, including appropriate levels of challenge and sound technical information presented in a way that engages the mind, body, and imagination. In addition to technique, students learn musicianship, interpretation, and a positive approach the discipline of regular practicing. These and the many other skills involved in learning to sing have benefits far beyond the voice studio.

While the work we do is serious, the lessons themselves are fun, interesting, with a lot of humor and silliness to keep things light. Ultimately, I want not only to support your child’s goals as a singer, both in the short and long term, but more importantly I want to support him or her as a whole person.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about your child and voice lessons.