Simple Tools for Singing
I have been teaching vocal technique for over thirty years. My specialty is integrating Balkan vocal styles with American voices. I use innovative exercises and imagery to explore a student's natural voice and then develop technique for safely creating the bright forward sound characteristic throughout the Balkans. This technique is applicable to other singing, such as belting, rock and roll, and bluegrass. My work is rooted in universal fundamentals - anatomy, breath, individual vocal range, performance ease, and safe-singing practice. For a "Balkan sound," we work intensively on placement of resonance, as well as close harmony, ornaments, pronunciation, non-western scales and odd-metered rhythms .
I am an unabashed voice geek, endlessly curious about human sound production. Come explore with me!
I teach one-on-one lessons, focussing on technique. A 55 minute lesson includes a warm up, work on everything/anything to improve mechanics and expressiveness, and then a song, to apply the technique we've been learning. This is a safe supportive place for singers of all levels.