My initial lessons are, essentially, an assessment of skill. This first session will normally be the student singing for me accompanied by a track or a cappella, something he or she thinks shows the range and skill of his or her voice. After some coaching and exercises following, and the laying out of my policies and expectations the lesson concludes
Future lessons typically hinge on growing healthful singing technique through various exercises and pieces of music. The music I use as a conduit through which we would be developing technique comes from a teacher by the name of Joan Boytim. Mrs. Boytim is a renowned vocal coach with a lifetime of experience, whose vocalization sheets (of which there are 5) have proved invaluable a tool through which we can develop vocal strength, resonance, and literacy.
Once students are able to master all 5 sheets, we move on to actual repertoire. My expertise lies in the realms of Classical, Opera, Rock, Metal, Pop, and Indie. However, I will find repertoire for you that will fit your voice and style to it's specifications.
Training & Qualifications
Summa cum laude graduate with the associate's in Music Theory and Composition
Currently an honor student at Wayne State University studying Vocal Music Education
I hold the position of Vice President and Tenor Section Leader of the WSU Concert Chorale
I have 10 years experience as a singer, and I sing professionally for Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit, MI.
Availability & Preferences
Monday - 10 am - 5pm
Tuesday - 10 am - 5pm
Wednesday 10 am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm