My flexibility and emphasis on versatility. I believe an effective teacher must always work with the student, not against. Instead of asking students to adopt my style, I work to find a way of approaching material that fits the individual. I also train musicians to be able to handle different styles with ease and confidence, which I think is vital to performance success.
I have held teaching positions at Manhattan School of Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Bloomingdale School of Music, and Kennesaw State University. I hold three degrees in music, including a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music.
My students have performed on major stages worldwide, from New York's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway/Off-Broadway theaters, the Metropolitan Opera, Steinway Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note (NYC and Tokyo), Dizzy's Club Coca Cola and Feinstein's/54 Below to Cirque du Soleil touring productions and venues across Europe and Asia (including the 2008 Beijing Olympics).
They have won prizes at the New York International Artists Competition, NYSSMA, and have been admitted to programs at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College, Berklee College of Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.
As a vocal coach, I have worked with stars of Broadway's ANNIE, PIPPIN, MATILDA, MISS SAIGON, BILLY ELLIOT, NEWSIES, MARY POPPINS, SOUL DOCTOR, BIG FISH, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, A CHRISTMAS STORY, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, SHREK THE MUSICAL, THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES, ENRON, original West End productions of MISS SAIGON and CATS, national tours of MAME, ANNIE and several DISNEY shows, film (including INTO THE WOODS), and television's X-FACTOR, AMERICAN IDOL, AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, and the winner of CHINESE IDOL, Christina Lein Stoermer. I also specialize in working with singer-songwriters to refine and develop their styles in preparation for album releases and tours.