Teaching and Coaching

I have taught musical theatre performance at Columbia College Chicago since 2008.  I also offer private vocal coaching and musical theatre audition preparation, as well as group master classes based on my popular Musical Theatre Audition Workshop course at Columbia.

I work with vocalists at all skill levels, from professional opera singers to actors who want to learn the basics of vocal technique and audition etiquette.  I will help determine what types of songs to add to your book, and provide guidelines of where to look for new material.  I also have an extensive musical theatre library.

I will help you devise effective 16- and 32-bar cuts and show you how to organize an impressive book.  I will help guide and shape your performance through vocal technique, musicality, and finding the acting beats in the song.  My method of marrying vocal and acting choices leads to a sophisticated and detailed presentation of audition or callback material.  After studying with me, you'll have all the tools you need to confidently audition for professional musical theatre.

RATES:  $60 per hour for individual vocal coaching and/or accompaniment.  Cash, check or Venmo.  Events outside the city of Chicago require compensation for travel time.  Group class rates to be negotiated.

LOCATION:  Lessons take place at my home studio near Chicago & Ashland Avenues in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago.   


To set up a coaching, please use the Contact tab above.