• Has taught piano for 10 years. (even though she looks
• Earned a Bachelor’s studying piano at Brigham Young
• She usually has pink tips in her gorgeous blonde hair.
• She loves to sew and design clothes.
• In 2016 all of her students passed Certificate of Merit
• Professional member of the Music Teacher’s Association of
1.) I am big on the technical
fundamentals. I always, always begin my lessons with breathing
exercises and stretching. There are several, preventable vocal
problems that that occur when the singer is not anchored in their
breath support and posture.
2.) I live by Sarah Swafford's
motto of “Striving-not perfection.” Perfectionism hinders the
growth of a singer, as they get caught in their own head. We can't
take ourselves too seriously in my studio!
3.) This being said, I grew up
with instructors and professors that held me to a high standard and
pushed me every lesson. I owe it to my students to do the
4.) I spend a little bit of time
each lesson getting to know my students and checking on where they
are that day. It's important for me to know how to pace our lessons
and to make sure they are enjoying themselves.
5.) Every student's
learning/musical style is different. I am constantly adjusting
warmups and song choices so that they are tailored to the needs of
6.) I have students break down
the text of each new song they prepare. Singers are storytellers!
The story behind each song they sing is crucial to their stage
7.) Stage presence! It makes you
stand out! I know what it is like to be shy and introverted, but
when performers learn to love storytelling, they shine
8.) The world needs smart
singers! I will slowly introduce theory and basic ear-training to