Welcome to the Como Voice and Piano Studio! I have found so much joy in playing and performing throughout my life that I want to share that pleasure with my students. I have students ranging from kindergarten to retiree age, with professional to recreational goals, and there are special rewards in working with all of them.
I began my music studies on piano, and studied piano intensively until college. Although I'd had professional performance experience as a young singer, I had never studied voice seriously. It wasn't until later that I decided to pursue my professional aspirations and dedicate myself to my vocal training. Since then, I've had the opportunity to tour with the Minnesota Opera and to appear in mainstage productions such as Les contes d'Hoffmann and most recently, Casanova's Homecoming. In addition to major operatic roles performed locally, I've appeared as a soloist on major concert stages across the nation, including Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Now that I have completed my Master of Music in Vocal Performance, I am finding myself busy with performing, and thoroughly enjoying my growing Como Voice & Piano Studio.
My curriculum for both voice and piano is intensive, with heavy doses of theory, sightreading (both piano and vocal) and aural training. Though intensive, it is all geared to create a more thoroughly prepared student, one who can easily share his or her skills in performance.
My voice students represent a broad range of aspirations and skills: I have students who perform professionally, as well as students with purely recreational goals. My goal with all is the same—healthy vocal technique which can be used in whatsoever genre, based on healthful sound production.
My piano students come to me at a young age (or as adult beginners) and stay through the early advanced level. My approach includes theory, musicianship and a healthy playing technique which will allow them to go as far with their playing as their desire.
As a member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, I can offer my students many opportunities for performance and competition. Other opportunities involve studio classes, local performances, group music outings, theory exams, and recital performance.
My wish for all of my students is that they find the same pleasure in playing or singing as I have, and that they share this joy with others. Our ultimate goal each year is performing at the holiday and spring recitals, and I work hard to prepare my students in order to create a positive performance experience.
Remember that music is a friend you will have for life! One that you can always share.