We are all better when we let ourselves explore our creative potential.
The things that make me the most excited in life are music, people, and possibilities. I'm addicted to ideas and obsessed with learning, and that's what I love most about my jobs. In order to be a great performer, you can never stop practicing and refining your skills, learning new repertoire, and finding new ways to express yourself as an artist. As a teacher, you will never run out of things to learn – from the historical foundations of the singing tradition, to current trends in science and scholarship, to congruent fields and modalities, to the uniqueness of every single student you teach.
My singing journey has been full of ups and downs, including a few periods when I thought it would be best for me to quit. But just when I need it most, I always seem to learn something new that reignites my passion for this art form. And because my path has wound through so many different stages and phases, I can recognize when singers are feeling lost and frustrated, and I want to help. This is a joyful and deeply rewarding job – but it also requires reflection and self-inquiry. Singing from your doubt and confusion isn't fulfilling. But if you can sing from your deepest self and from your love of music, there is nothing that the world needs more.