I am now accepting students for private lessons who wish to further their training in the field of classical singing. My specific expertise is in the operatic style and repertoire, but there are many basic principles of singing and breath that apply to all styles. Students will ideally have a reasonable level of vocal training or be part of (or intend to join) an undergraduate or other voice-specific programs, though exceptions are possible.
My teaching style includes focus on breath support & with anatomically accurate intentions, use of resonance for self-amplification of the voice, clarity of vowels, height and space in the soft pallet, true legato singing, and a connected sound throughout the different registers of the voice.
I have been the beneficiary of thousands of hours of training with experts in the field of classical singing, style, accompaniment, Italian/German/French/Russian/Czech diction, operatic repertoire and acting. Much of my training came from the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio and time spent with professional singers, conductors and teachers of the highest level. Some of my most recent teachers include J. Patrick Raftery, Jason Howard, Wendy Nielsen, Peter Barcza, among many other wonderful teachers, coaches and conductors.
I'm currently based on campus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, with access to teaching space here. My schedule is fluid as I am working towards my doctorate and still performing as much as possible, but regular lessons can be set up.
If you're interested in taking a trial lesson, setting up a masterclass, audition prep, mentoring session, or just chatting more about options, please contact me here or on my Facebook page.