Q: Where do you teach?
A: I am based out of downtown St. Paul, MN - (as of September 3rd, 2013: Union Depot) Suite 130
Q: How long are lessons?
A: I prefer lessons to be 1 hour, once a week. This is negotiable, depending on what type of lessons you are looking to take, and the age of the student.
Q: How much are lessons?
A: $25 for 30 minute lessons;
$40 for 1 hour lessons.
Arrangements can be made for 90 minute lessons.
Q: Do you teach anywhere else?
A: On a special basis, I will teach in the home of the student. In-Home lessons subject to availability.
Q: What are your age limits?
A: While I will not turn someone way for being too young, I do not recommend private lessons for children under the age of 8. Please be aware that there are certain aspects of the vocal chords which some of us vocal coaches believe should not be tampered with until at least age 10. Any students who come to me under the age to 10 will only focus on breathing techniques, repertoire and music appreciation. All are wonderful foundations for any budding singer!
From there, the sky is the limit! If you sing and desire to better your craft, I can help!
Q: Are there any performance opportunities?
A: Absolutely! I am looking to set up performances for my students to take place at least once or twice a year at various locations around the Twin Cities area. I will also be keeping an eye out for auditions and/or opportunities for my students to participate in.
Q: What types of lessons to do you offer?
A: I can offer different types of lessons to fit the needs of the student. While some students prefer strict structure and work on nothing but technique week after week, another student may just want to learn new music or discover what kind of voice they have and which genre of music they are best suited to sing.
The first lesson I teach is a mixture of finding out what the student wants out of lessons by talking and getting comfortable with each other, as well as finding out what the student needs out of lessons by listening to the student sing and hearing the areas needing improvement.
No two students receive identical lessons, because everyone has a different relationship with the arts. I will always put a student's individuality first.