Voice Teacher :: Soprano

 

about me :: in detail

Some Specifics

As an experienced professional, I offer extensive and valuable training skills developed throughout my career.  I have worked as a choral conductor, voice instructor, general music teacher, concert coordinator/producer and professional singer.  I currently sing as cantor at 3 local churches.

Trained and experienced in contemporary teaching methods and techniques, I continue enhancing skills by sharing insights and methods via professional memberships and discussion boards.  I have developed and employed methodologies to motivate and engage singers.  I have worked with performers of all levels, ages and abilities, responding effectively to individual needs.  Further, I would bring to my job a valuable cultural and professional perspective, having worked and taught in Munich for a number of years and performed professionally in challenging and renowned environments such as the Bavarian State Opera, Alte Peter Church, and Emmaus Church.

As the founder of a non-profit organization, I developed and directed arts programs. This job encompassed positions of musical director, choreographer, producer, coordinator, lyricist, composer and writer.

  

I am committed to applying my training, skills, and experience in position teaching and  coaching students in vocal techniques and methods.  I aspire to continue directing, conducting, producing, and composing.  I would truly treasure the opportunity to do such in my own community, assisting individuals and groups to find inspiration through the pursuit of their creativity

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Extensive experience teaching individuals and groups refined singing methods and techniques to support healthy vocal usage

  • Director and manager of non-profit community arts program

  • Strong motivator inspiring participants to achieve successful performances, productions and events

  • Skilled, positive, and solutions-oriented approach to solving challenging situations

  • Imaginative orientation to creating programs and productions

  • Proven ability to create strong community connections involving schools, businesses, and city-based organizations

  • Computer literacy: MS Office (incl. Visio), Sharepoint, Citrix GoToMeeting, Mail Chimp Newsletter

Experience

Founding Director

North of Boston Arts Center (Beverly, MA)                                                             2008–2013

  • Founded, developed, and ran all aspects of 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

  • Inaugurated arts program and content, providing after-school student services for children ages 5–13

  • Director, producer, musical director, and choreographer for musicals, operas, showcases, and cable TV shows

  • Conducted, scheduled, and taught vocal ensembles and auditions

  • Ran staff meetings; coordinated, advised, and collaborated with Board of Directors

  • Handled capital equipment, operating budget, instructor compensation, and fundraising

  • Recruited, hired, trained, oversaw, and evaluated interns, student teachers, employees, and volunteers

  • Managed online enrollment, developed application process

  • Maintained and updated newsletter website; wrote website content

  • Purchased all program and office supplies and production needs

  • Successfully negotiated, requisitioned, and procured site locations for programs and events

  • Wrote musical-comedy script, lyrics and melodies, directed stage and music, and choreographed “Magic Fruit”

 

General Music and Art TeacherSt. Mary’s School (Beverly, MA)

Directed musical performances, wrote new curriculum

Associate ConductorAscension Choir (Munich, Germany)

Conducted 40-voice performing choir

Conductor and Vocal CoachMaria Ward Choir (Munich, Germany)

Taught choral vocal workshops and performed

Voice TeacherUnited States & Germany

Instruct all ages and levels; produced vocal instruction CD

Executive AssistantCNet Networks (Cambridge, MA)

Provided support for Executive VP of Technology

Customer Service & Administration-Omtool (Andover) Blue Chip Tech (Danvers)

Customer Service communicator, correspondence, tracking, archiving, & workflow

ReceptionistZiff Davis Verlag (Munich, Germany)

Hired, trained, and supervised student evening-shift personnel

 

Education

Master of Music—Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA)

Bachelor of Music—University of Massachusetts–Lowell (Lowell, MA)

Opera Studies—American Institute of Musical Studies (Graz, Austria)

 

Call

T: 508-331-2733

 

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