With the foundation of a Classically-based vocal education, I've enjoyed performing and teaching in the genres of Musical Theatre, Classical, Pop/Rock, Jazz, Folk, and World since 2002. I use a holistic approach that empowers my students to find and free their own natural sound, incorporating vocal pedagogy, voice science, performance practice, vocal styling, yogic principles, Alexander Technique, and mind/body integration.
Enjoying a wide variety of genres, my performance experience includes solo recitals, operatic roles, choral concerts, community outreach programs, venue gigging, and recording. I served as a Vocal Department Artist-in-Residence at School of the Arts in San Francisco, and currently teach voice lessons online and in my private studio in Sacramento, California.
My formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Vocal Performance, Master of Music in Classical Vocal Performance, Bachelor of Arts in English, and Minor in Psychology. I am a RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher), CMT-200 (Certified Meditation Teacher), certified Core Singing voice instructor, and have 40 hours of Alexander Technique training. I’ve also completed the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy and New Science of Singing certification programs with John Henny, the Musical Theatre Coaching Course with Nate Plummer, Breaking Down the Riffs with Natalie Weiss, and the Vocal Instrument 101 with Shannon Coates.
I play piano, guitar, and ukulele, and offer beginning instruction in these instruments, as well as beginning to advanced music theory and ear training.