Everyone can make music, and it has been my goal as a musician and teacher to make what has seemed difficult or impossible, attainable, and to make the process fun as well as enlightening.
I've been a singer and conductor for over thirty years, with 18 years of professional experience here in the Bay Area as director of the Oakland Symphony Chorus. I have taught conducting, choral music, and music literature classes at the University of Southern California, Santa Clara University, UC -Davis, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College.
Everyone learns at different speeds and in different ways. I seek to find those paths into the students understanding and technique to make the process effective, efficient and enjoyable.
|Phone Number||(510) 531-8765|
|Instruments/Types||Conducting, Voice, Ear-training|
|Lesson Fee||$40-80/hour depending on circumstances|
|Age Range of Students||10 and up|
|Education||BA Music, Oberlin College; MM Choral Conducting, UWisconsin-Madison; MA German, Middlebury College; DMA Choral Conducting, UWisconsin- Madison|
|Number of Years Teaching||30|
|Institutional Affiliation||Artistic Director, San Francisco Choral Artists; Artistic Director, Stockton Chorale and Master Chorale|
|Private Lessons or Ensemble Coaching||Both|
|Method||To suit the learning style of the student|
|Music Style(s) Taught||Classical; also, singers who think they can't sing|
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