Alicia is a fantastic voice teacher. Her focus on the student's natural voice is wonderful, and her energy and positivity are contagious. I came to her after a bad experience with a previous teacher left my confidence in shreds, and she restored it almost immediately by working to relax and bring out my own voice. She has never once tried to make me sound like someone else, or force me into some sound other than my own voice. And because of that relaxation, my voice is already stronger, and my range greater, than before I started with her. For repertoire, she has taken both my voice and my interests into consideration--making her the first voice teacher not to scoff when I said I liked folk music. Instead, she introduced me to Benjamin Britten's folk arrangements, taking me seriously and teaching me wonderful music. I look forward to every lesson with her, and I am able to practice between lessons with the clear instructions I get from her. I am so glad I am her student.