Coaching

Voice

Positive

Singing is your birthright, and all humans deserve to sing.    

Performance-based

My students must have gigs on the books, and I'll help create one if needed. 

Could be a concert, studio date, karaoke, church solo, Youtube posting, or a serenade for your Gramma's birthday -- but we perform frequently, because deadlines work.  

Cross-genre

Classical pedagogy offers great vocal hygiene lessons, but you can't sing Ariana Grande using Pavarotti techniques. Effective training is genre-specific.   

Video

I make extensive use of video and recording devices during each lesson. If you're camera-shy, it's awkward at first, but students get over that fear very quickly.   

Pricing/hours

$90/hr. Each lesson is a full hour, and lessons must be purchased in 3-lesson sets.  

Bona fides

I studied classical at Sarah Lawrence in New York and Wadham College in Oxford, England, before I moved on to jazz, musical theatre, and pop. My childhood genres were country and rock. I am currently a professional music director on staff at Seattle Unity, leading and training dozens of singers each week.  

Presentation

Keynote and audition

I've been a Tedx coach, a Toastmasters coach, workshop facilitator, event host, university level acting teacher, worship leader, conference trainer and convention planner. I have a Masters in Acting, an AEA card, and a steady directorial job. 

But really, all that matters is:  who's your audience?  Let's reach them. 

Deck prep

Powerpoint can do amazing things. Tell me about your tech and let's make your visuals count.   

Body work

Body language has a greater impact on audience perception of the speaker's success than any other factor, including vocal timbre, vocabulary and even knowledge of topic. Aint that awful?  

Video

That's why I make extensive use of video and recording devices during each lesson.  If you're camera-shy, it's awkward at first, but students get over that fear very quickly.    

Pricing/hours

 $90/hr. Each lesson is a full hour, and lessons must be purchased in 3-lesson sets.  

Songwriting

Fast

Whether you read music or don't, play an instrument or don't, write poetry or don't, there's still a toolbox full of cool toys and techniques that'll get you writing, right now.  

Audience focused

Songwriting is communication, it's not navel-gazing or a secret closet activity.  Be ready to learn the Four Seasons model of songwriting, which means you WILL be sharing your materials with other people.  

Genre crossing

Genre matters. Music theatre forms aren't jazz forms, hip hop isn't cabaret. So we spend some time getting to know our genre languages, to figure out what might be universal and what's really not.   

Pricing/hours

  $90/hr. Each lesson is a full hour, and lessons must be purchased in 3-lesson sets.   

Bona fides

I've won a few songwriting awards and I'm published in several anthologies, including books from Unity World Headquarters and Hal Leonard. I'm also a judge for the Empower Posi awards, and my music is performed in dozens of churches in the US and abroad.  More importantly though, my students write, publish and record.