I live and breathe singing, just nuts about it.
In the last 30 years, I have had many very gifted singers in my studio. My students are on Broadway and at major opera companies including the Metropolitan, and they perform all over the world. My goal is always to lay a solid foundation on which to build an individual, expressive technique that will serve the performer for many years as a vocation or avocation. I have helped many singers overcome vocal difficulties, building stamina, range, natural expression, beauty and power into the voice. I am currently teaching in Fort Lauderdale and Manhattan.
One could call my method the “no method” method, or simply #SingGood.
There are many different genres of music to which performers adapt their singing voices, often patching together their voices in order to make the music work. This can make it difficult if not impossible to cross over into different genres. All singing should adhere to straight-forward concepts of function, balancing the registers naturally, using the breath properly and adapting vowels and consonants to keep the voice expressive, pliable and comprehensible. Once the voice is functioning well, it is the individual’s understanding of each genre’s style that gives authenticity to that style. It is also the job of the vocal instructor to encourage naturalness in various “styles” so the singer can successfully transition from one genre to another without sounding “fake” or “put on.” A singer should always sound like him or herself, not have some cookie-cutter sound from some “method.” It has been my experience as a teacher and a performer that learning to use one’s voice in this way increases vocal stamina and expressiveness as well as power. On a personal note – I have been performing longer than I like to admit. I am happy to say, my voice still serves me well.