FAQ and Studio Policies

Who Do You Teach?

I teach ages 9+, specializing in Contemporary Commercial Music (Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Country, etc). I have clients auditioning for Broadway shows, Collegiate Musical Theatre Programs, NYC Performing Arts High Schools, Educational Contests and community theatre. My favorite singers have a goal in mind, enjoy making silly sounds, and want to tell a story using their voices.

What Happens During a Lesson?

Lessons are typically an hour long and include vocal warm ups, technique exercises, and/or repertoire coaching ending with a cool down. Each lesson is individually tailored to meet the needs of each student. The singer will leave with clear “homework” to help accelerate their goals. There are 30 min and 45 min options as well.

What Is Your Lesson Fee?

Please contact me for current rates for 60 mins, 45 mins, and 30 mins. Scholarships are available to select students, ask for an application if you are in financial need.

Do You Have a Cancellation/No Show Policy?

The studio has a industry standard 24 hour cancellation fee.
If a studio has been rented for our time, the studio fee must be reimbursed. I will always try to accommodate, if possible, schedule changes. I ask that my students do not abuse this policy. You cannot have a lesson if you have an outstanding fee from a previous lesson.

Where Are You Located?

I teach out of a studio in Midtown Manhattan or virtually using the Zoom platform.

How Do Virtual Lessons Work?

Working on the Zoom Platform, online lessons follow the same structure as in-person sessions, Warm-up, Technique, Rep. Work, etc. It is required to have an internet connection, computer microphone, and a web camera. Having an extra device to play an accompaniment track is ideal (I am happy to share pianist’s information or help get a track for you). A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent prior to the start of the lesson. You are welcome to record the lesson from the Zoom platform to make at home practice more beneficial.

What Do I Need For My First Lesson?

I begin the initial lesson discussing your vocal background, challenges and goals. We will create some fun noises and dabble in a familiar song to access your vocal journey.

What Should I Bring To My Lesson?

Make sure you have a full water bottle, a straw, two copies of your sheet music, your copy in a binder, a pencil, and a recording device. Need a piano track? Use Pianotrax under this link https://lddy.no/1czci

What Community Am I Joining?

Glad you asked! Every few months, I hold a Studio Class! This is a place to share your accomplishments by singing a few songs in a group setting. In this safe place, we congratulate fellow singers on hard work, then eat snacks and chat vocal things. I provide the room, pianist, and snacks. You must have taken a lesson in the past 3 months prior to the studio date in order to participate. This is not open to friends and family, only to studio singers, as live performance adds additional elements not abled to be taught in a 1-on-1 setting.

Is There A Recital?

Traditionally, there is a virtual Valentine’s Day concert on/around Valentine’s day.