I love to teach and over the past 27 years in between touring and performing I have always had a large studio of piano, voice & guitar students. I believe that each student is different and learns at their own pace; if a student is interested in the music they are learning, then they will be inspired to practice and thrive at their instrument. My philosophy is that any song that holds a student’s attention is one we can learn from, whether it’s chords & basic theory from a pop song or Jazz Standard, to song structure from a ballad, to phrasing and poetry from a rap song or vocal pedagogy from a light Operatic piece! Music has something for everyone.
My performance experience spans almost 30 years. Here are some of my many accomplishments:
I have performed on the Chapman Stick with The Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theater in NYC as the first female band member from 1999 to 2001, toured Europe as a background singer with Danny Vaughn of Tyketto , performed with a girl group revival show called, The Party Dolls, and with many corporate bands in the NYC area from 2001 to 2014. Most recently I have been performing the part of Christine McVie in a Fleetwood Mac Tribute named “Mirage”; http://www.miragetribute.com . I was elected to be a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Society.
Here are some of the people I have shared the stage with: Richie Canatta (Billy Joel’s sax player), Allison Miller ( drummer for Annie DiFranco & Natalie Merhcant) and Sheryl Bailey. I have performed for radio DJ-Scott Shannon, Stockard Channing, Ernie Anastos & Lucy Arnez and Subaru.
Master’s in Music Education: still pending, just about 8 credits left. John J Cali school at Montclair University
BM in Music Composition from The New England Conservatory of Music 1989
My personal vocal coach, (yes I still take lessons!) Aaron Hagen, Vocal coach for Arianna Grande/ Megan Trainor & many Broadway stars.
Scene Study/Acting classes from T. Schreiber Studio under the direction of Mary Bower.
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