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.