My philosophy of teaching is rooted in the original Bel Canto technique. The Bel Canto¬† has been the way of training the voice since as far back as can be recounted. That approach was unfortunately put aside in the late 1800’s with the original writing of Manuel Garcia II. Along with a handful of teachers, I want to bring back to life the natural way of singing and share that knowledge with private students, choral conductors, and other teachers.

My approach to voice training is to build the muscles involved in singing, strengthening the instrument, and lengthening the vocal cords for maximum range, projection and endurance. I focus on developing the technical aspect of the voice first and foremost before approaching repertoire.

The result of this approach is a voice that can sustain singing for several hours without getting fatigued, a voice that can fill an entire concert hall with ease, and a voice that has a range of three octaves and more (usually four and more).

Building the voice in this fashion allows singers to approach a wide variety of musical styles, from pop, musical theatre, jazz, and classical including opera. Furthermore, this approach can even repair voices that have been destroyed by belting, pushing, and other unhealthy methods.

This is not a quick and easy fix, but rather a systematic development of the entire vocal apparatus. It takes time and effort, but the results are simply fantastic.