How did you get started doing this type of work?
I decided that I wanted to teach voice after reading Mark Baxter's "Rock & Roll Singers' Survival Manual" and Seth Riggs' "Singing For The Stars". I was drawn to the fact that I could combine my love of singing with my interest in physiology. Plus, I feel that I'm a born teacher and have a great passion for passing on what I was blessed to learn.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
While living in Long Beach, I was contacted by a woman who had suffered from severe gastric reflux and whose voice had really been adversely affected by it. She wanted to get back to singing but had almost given up hope. We began lessons last fall and it was so amazing to see the improvement in her voice after the first few weeks. She began to make sounds that she had been unable to for quite some time. I am very thankful to have been able to help her get closer to her goal of reclaiming her voice.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I want clients to know that I absolutely love training singers!! I truly feel that it is my calling and I take that responsibility very seriously. I am committed to continue learning about the best methods to help students develop the technique that will allow them to find their best voice.