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My philosophy of teaching is to develop maximum sound with the minimum effort. Removing all extraneous pressure, I help the student to realize the maximum overtones and beauty of tone.
I guide students to understand and be able to fulfill the responsibilities of a singer in a professional way: to have secure technical ability and the tools to interpret and serve the obligations of the music.

Northwestern University, University of S. Carolina
College of Charleston, SC
Columbia College, SC
Coker College, SC,
Nazareth College of Rochester
Singer's Retreat, Sylvan Beach
Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Fluent in German, Italian
French - (seven years of study - good diction and reading comprehension)
Initial studies in (Brazilian) Portuguese

Lessons are generally taught in my private voice studio located in Philadelphia (Mt. Airy) or at Rising Stars Voice Studio in Bordentown, NJ.

Please e-mail for prices and lesson availability.

There is a 24 hr cancellation policy.

My students span from beginners to professionals in both classical, musical theater and pop, including many coming from Brazil and Germany.

My studio gives two recitals yearly, monthly studio classes, and periodic Master Classes to provide venues to hone the craft.

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