My instruction is catered to the wants and needs of each student. Your agenda is my agenda.  As a performer, I crave portraying characters onstage. I continually seek opportunities to grow as a performer and to relate my performing experiences back to my teaching.

  • Private voice and piano instructor for 21 years
  • Participated in opera training programs in the US, Germany, and Italy
  • Directed 25 musicals in educational and community theatre settings
  • Served as the pianist in the orchestra pit for 11 musical productions
  • Performed lead and supporting character roles in 6 musical theatre productions
  • Portrayed 10 leading opera roles in educational settings and with various opera companies
  • Worked as a music educator for 5 years in a private school setting
  • Functioned as a church pianist, singer, and choir director
  • Taught voice majors and non-majors as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • ​Former assistant to Dr. Jay Dean, former Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • ​Professional accompanist at Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Music Director and Camp Supervisor for the University of Southern Mississippi’s Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience sponsored by the Theatre Department

Experience

  • Piano and voice instructor catering to all ages, levels, and styles
  • Accompanist with a specialty in sight-reading
  • Vocal coach most often requested in the operatic and Broadway styles
  • Aid in performance preparation
  • Vocalist in any style
  • Works privately or with groups​
  • Music director and conductor

Discover and Develop your musical gifts!

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Piano degree from Southern Wesleyan University, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the University of Georgia, and am currently waiting to defend my dissertation to complete my Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Southern Mississippi.

I teach a full-time voice and piano studio in New York. I also have students Skype from all over the world. Voice training is my specialty but I also love being a piano teacher. I have worn many musical hats in my career. I've taught kindergarten through 8th grade music, worked as a professional accompanist at several universities, directed choirs, accompanied church services, and served as the music director/conductor of musicals. 

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As a teacher, I specialize in helping my students discover and develop their musical gifts. 

I am a professional singer and pianist living and teaching in the New York City area.

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