The best way to reach me is by email. As you might imagine, answering a phone call in the middle of a vocal coaching session can be pretty disruptive, and I respond to emails and text messages very quickly. In your email, please include your phone number, who (if anyone) referred you to me, and the best time to reach you.
That really depends on your specific needs. Obviously, consistency is important, especially in the beginning. Once-a-week is the “norm,” but some clients come in more often when important auditions come up, or they need to prepare for a callback. As you begin to prepare your audition music, it’s important to realize that going to a coach is not like buying a pair of shoes – you don’t necessarily walk out with a song “ready to go.” Coaching is a process that involves not only choosing the right material, but also arranging, transposing the music, as well as working on the performance, both vocally and physically. How many songs you need varies with the situation; obviously you wouldn’t sing the same song to audition for Show Boat as you would for Grease. So you should have several songs in different styles ready. Learning a song the night before is never a good idea, since you won’t be totally comfortable with it. Auditioning involves many pressures that are not under your control. It’s important not to add the additional pressure of learning a song at the last minute.
My students run the gamut from Broadway professionals to people who just like to sing. I feel it is not my job to judge your goals as much as it is to help you fulfill them. I try to help you become the best you can be, and achieve all you are capable of.
A minimum of 24 hours is required for cancellations, or the time reserved must be paid for.
It’s a good idea to bring some sheet music you are currently singing, including songs you’ve done in previous auditions. I need to get an idea of where you’ve been to help me determine where you need to go. Your resume might also be helpful. If you don’t have any previous experience, don’t worry about it — just bring yourself. I’ll supply the rest!
Payment is expected at each session. Cash or major credit cards are fine; I no longer accept checks. As stated above, a minimum of 24 hours is required for cancellations, or the time reserved must be paid for.
Luckily, with technological advancements to online communication, I can work with you wherever you are. Please click here for information about online lessons.