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Performing Bach Cantatas in the Thomaskirche with Helmuth Rilling, 2017 (Leipzig, Germany)

Performing Bach Cantatas in the Thomaskirche with Helmuth Rilling, 2017 (Leipzig, Germany)

 
 

I went to my first piano lesson kicking and screaming...

...but by the end of the lesson, I was sold and knew I'd be back for more.  Of course, the cookie my teacher gave me at the end of each lesson might have had some influence over my seven year old self...

I grew up with a great love for listening and making music and now find joy in  sharing and cultivating that passion in others.  I received my master's in music (Vocal Performance) at the University of Colorado, Boulder and studied Vocology at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Salt Lake City.  I've had the amazing privilege of both singing and teaching internationally in Germany, Tunisia, China and Chile and have served on several voice and music faculties, most recently at CU Denver and the International College of Beijing.  I've been lucky enough to study with wonderful teachers and musicians: Helmuth Rilling, Kathy Romey, Ingo Titze & Kittie Verdolini and am so grateful for them and their incredible knowledge and gifts.  

As a singer who has undergone years of vocal trauma, two vocal surgeries and habilitation, I have a deep level of understanding the emotional and physical tolls that vocal pathologies can bring.  When working with singers, I incorporate my own experience, Vocology education and the Alexander Technique to help them cultivate awareness and connect to their natural vocal abilities, helping them find their voice again.  

 Now teaching voice lessons and vocal health consultations in Charleston, S.C.