Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
Singing Lessons | Guitar Lessons | Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Drama Lessons, Online Lessons
- Qualifications: BFA Acting-Ithaca College (w/intensive voice program), Semester Diploma-London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Songwriting Retreat w/Ben Folds, Songwriting Masterclass w/William Finn
- Pricing: $60/hr, $45/half-hr
- Styles: Pop/Rock, Folk, Musical Theatre, Songwriting
- Suitability: 18 and up
I am a professional vocalist, singer-songwriter, actor and theatre artist who is deeply passionate about helping singers and speakers unlock the full power of their voice, and find joy in using it. I have worked extensively as a pop/rock/folk singer, and in musical theatre. I’m also a composer, an experienced guitarist and pianist, and the founding artistic director of 4615 Theatre Company, an award-winning performance group. My music has been featured by world-renowned recording artist Ben Folds, and I recently completed a course of study with Tony-winning composer William Finn. I studied theatre and voice in the renowned conservatory programs at Ithaca College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
I focus on deepening the connection between you and your voice to create a more
expressive, personal sound. I am adept at working with singer-songwriters who wish to hone their technique, classically trained singers who wish to cultivate a pop/rock/folk style, and anyone who wants to learn how to better tell a story with their voice. I take a holistic approach, and utilize everything from technical exercises to music theory/appreciation and lyric analysis. Whatever is best suited to your needs, and will best help you achieve your goals. My formal background in theatre training allows me to bring a wide array of voice, breath and movement techniques to help identify and remove unhelpful habits, broaden your range of expression, and find more joy in the act of making music.
I am also extremely knowledgable about vocal health, and have helped many singers who too frequently loose their voice by developing helpful habits and identifying issues such as irritating foods.
If you are interested in songwriting/composing coaching, I will work with you to hone in on your unique voice as a creator by offering constructive feedback, and creating assignments/prompts designed to unlock your fullest potential. I’ve had too many songwriting coaches try to get me to write like them. Instead, I want to help you write like you.
I offer in-person lessons at my studio, as well as on line. I also travel, depending on the distance. If you choose to take lessons at my comfortable home studio, I will also provide you with regular, high quality recordings to help track your progress.