I aim to nurture others' appreciation, knowledge, and practice of music. I do this by building collaborative music-making communities where individuals grow into their own, discovering greater self-awareness, greater self-confidence, and better teamwork skills.
My teaching style is patient and encouraging, and I urge students to develop self-confidence and self-discipline. I love working with students of all ages and levels, and am experienced guiding beginners and professionals, helping students explore their musical capabilities and use their creativity through music-making.
Private lessons typically last an hour, beginning with a warm-up and focusing on the body and musical technique, graduating into repertoire study and performance skills. My students choose the repertoire they will study and I guide them along their way, choosing techniques and repertoire for them to learn that compliments the music they love, driving them deeper into the history of their interests. Students will usually learn a bit of everything I know - singing, piano, and composition. The main goal is for students to be engaged and have fun while learning!
My experiences range from teaching college-level courses on singing, ear training, and performance to teaching general music to elementary-aged students who are Emerging Bilinguals. While serving as Voice Faculty at Global Music Institute, I led workshops on choral singing, composition, and songwriting.
I also fortunately worked with the International Rescue Committee and Music Basti, navigating classrooms where the primary language spoken was not English but Hindi, Spanish, or French. In addition to teaching students from low-income neighborhoods with histories of socio-economic challenges and personal loss, I worked with students who are blind, students on the autism spectrum, and students who suffer from debilitating anxiety.
Please contact me directly if you are interested in a lesson or workshop.