Q: Where do you teach?
A: Downtown St. Paul, MN
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: 1 hour lessons, once a week are $40/lesson.
Q: Do you teach anywhere else?
A: On a special basis, I will teach in the home of the student. This must be arranged and based on time 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 should not be tampered with until at least age 10, therefore I will only focus on breathing techniques, repertoire and music appreciation with young children.
From there, the sky is the limit! If you still sing and desire to better your craft, I can help!
Q: Are there any performance opportunities?
A: Absolutely! Performances for my students take place at least once or twice a year at various locations around the Twin Cities. 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 no two people have the same life and experiences. I want to always put a students' individuality first and be sure to create a trusting a lasting bond between myself and the student as a person, rather than a client or customer.
As the Seasons Roll On
Cats at Night
Dona Nobis Pacem
On the Bridge of Avignon
Somewhere Out There