As a midwestern girl, originally from Ohio, I have a passion for the Musical Theatre experience. Outside of the voice studio, it is as a Broadway performer (Bonnie and Clyde, School Of Rock, Wicked). Inside the studio, it’s being an advocate for healthy, joyful singing.
I was bitten by the Musical Theatre bug in 3rd grade. My first show was Annie Warbucks where I played the littlest orphan Molly. My voice education started in middle school with private voice lessons to enhance my musical theatre love. This blossomed into a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre from Baldwin Wallace College-Conservatory of Music. I continued to specialize in Commercial Contemporary Music with the Voice Teacher Training Certification from New York Vocal Coaching while performing 8 shows a week in School of Rock on Broadway.
Continuing the quest for knowledge, I hold a Certificate of Distinction in Vocal Pedagogy from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Recently, I’ve attended levels I, II, and III Somatic Voicework™, The LoVetri Method. These programs gave me tools for vocal injury prevention and functional cross-training.
As a member of the NATS, PAVA, MTEA, and The Lessac Institute, I’ve mentored with Bel Canto Can Belto’s Mary Saunders-Barton, Complete Vocal Fitness’ Claudia Friedlander, and Soul Ingredient’s creator Trineice Robinson-Martin. My continuing education include masterclasses with Matt Edwards, Amanda Flynn, and The Singing Athlete’s Andrew Byrne.
But a voice without acting is just…boring! During repertoire work, I add in Laban techniques and Viewpoints to help singers create a fully realized piece.
Outside of the Private Voice studio, I am an adjunct Voice Instructor at Marymount Manhattan College and University of Wisconsin- Parkside in their Musical Theatre departments. I also teach masterclasses for various NYC Broadway based organization’s including Broadway Workshop, Broadway Classroom, and all over the country with local theatre programs. I made my directorial debut with the premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY Younger@Part Pilot Workshop.