I always start with and initial lesson at $75. It is an introduction to my teaching style and the online format, and we get to meet and see if we are good fit for each other. You can expect to walk away with A LOT of information about your voice and some starting exercises. For my ongoing rates and payment models please visit my website, but generally I discount my $95 hourly rate up to 25% if you buy lesson packages.
First I look for balancing the voice out in the three main areas. Breath, Laryngeal Gestures and Pharyngeal Spacing. There is A Lot of information about the science of voice use, and we design exercises that gets you on track to a balanced voice. There are almost no scales - so if you have taken lessons before and you love that part of voice lessons I am not the right fit for you. Once the basic concepts are understood and experienced so we know you are practicing correctly we get into expanding your voices abilities and we don't ever have to stop...
I have a BA in Musical Theatre, and did the 2 year program at The William Esper Studio after that. I have studied voice in Denmark, London and New York for 25+ years and have been teaching for 10. I started out teaching voice and speech and accent reduction mentored by Nancy Mayans, and my method of teaching still is very relatable to training of the speaking voice. I taught at Performers Career Center as an associate teacher for 6 years where I learned AaaaLL the science from Patrick Michael Wickham. I have been running Northline Music since 2014. I am a co-founder of Scandinavian American Theatre Company and served on the board until recently, and I have served on the board of New York Singing Teachers Association for 7 years. I am always learning new things about the voice and the body-mind connection. I also still perform as an actor, solo as a singe/songwriter and with my folky-rockband 'The Old Man and The C'