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Mara is a talented and insightful teacher. During the time I worked with her, my tone and intonation improved considerably. She expanded my musical horizons and gave me essential tools I continue to use in my singing.Jul 16, 2014
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I still regularly take voice lessons and workshops. I also take a Tai Chi class and apply movement principles from the class to singing.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I had a very close relationship with my third voice teacher, the one whom I met in acting school. I wanted to give to others something profound like what he had given to me.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Sometimes you have to shop around for a voice teacher, because if you don't feel comfortable, nervousness and inhibitions will interfere with your vocal production. On the other hand, you want a challenge and not too passive an experience, or you won't enter that larger space in terms of the possibilities for singing in a new way. If you feel like, "Oh, I didn't know I could do that," and you want to try more, that's a good sign. Also, it's good to have an idea of what kind of vocal sound the teacher likes.