What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have 15 years of professional lessons including a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from San Diego State University.
I have also been teaching private lessons since 2006 and enjoy helping my students enhance their talent and improve their vocal skills and stage presence.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My lessons are broken down into 45 minutes and 1 hour times.
45 minutes = $40.00
1 hour = $50.00
Every 4 months there is an extra charge for the CD I provide including the melody lines and accompaniments. Each CD has 6 songs on it.
CD = $30.00
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been singing my whole life. I have been very fortunate to have had wonderful teachers, myself. All my teachers challenged me in every lesson to keep growing as a singer. Once I finished school I realized that performing wasn't my only passion; I wanted to inspire singers to learn and grow like my teachers had done for me.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I teach students of all ages. I currently have students ranging from 12 years old to adults. Helping singers of all ages is fun and rewarding.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
It is important to meet with your potential teacher and make sure it is a good fit because a student needs to feel comfortable with their teacher to have success.
I personally start every potential student with a meeting. In this meeting I run the potential student through a mini lesson working on vocal exercises so I can assess the students ability. After I have the student sing we talk about what I hear, their vocal goals and I answer any questions they may have. It is a chance for the student to get a feel for my teaching style to ensure it is a good fit for the student as well as it is for myself.