In 2013, a friend of mine suggested that I contact Lisa. It had long been a desire of mine to take voice lessons, and since I was pushing 60, I figured I shouldn't put it off much longer. On the other hand, I felt some trepidation about being a "mature" student. I made the call, and I'm so glad I did, as I felt comfortable working with Lisa from the very first lesson. (Hey, she's a licensed music therapist, after all!)
Lisa is an excellent teacher, and I immediately experienced the positive effects of her voice coaching. I learned improved techniques – such as breathing, enunciation and phrasing—and she helped me to discover my own style. Or, perhaps, I should say "styles!"
Lisa is an attentive and intelligent instructor, and she is an excellent communicator. Her suggestions are concrete and thoughtful. Also, Lisa has shown me how to get in touch with the music that I so enjoy singing, encouraging me to think about the lyrics and melodies and what they mean to me. Thus, if I have a clearer emotional understanding of the song, then I am better able to convey to my audience a sense of connection to the music.
A couple of years ago, I took up the guitar, which added a whole new set of challenges to my singing. Lisa, who is proficient on the guitar as well as the piano, has been working with me lately on a multitude of song styles, as well as guitar skills. I like to think that I have vastly improved over the last year. Vastly.
Regarding scheduling, Lisa has a busy professional life. However, she endeavors to accommodate my schedule, which I appreciate.
I highly recommend that you contact Lisa regarding voice lessons -- or, to discuss any musical endeavors you've been contemplating. She's good!