I am an American opera singer, voice teacher, and stage director. I teach a diaphramatic breathing technique that is equally effective for classical musicians, rock musicians, and those recovering from vocal damage.
My classical students have repeatedly achieved the highest honors in national and international competitions, including 1st and 2nd place winners in the Metropolitan Opera Competition. I enjoy working equally with beginners as well as the most advanced singers.
What kind of Vocal Coach am I?
I coach not only singers but also business professionals and public speakers. I help them to improve their vocal quality and facilitate ease in voice production. We work together to gain resonance and the power to project the sound easily. I use unique breathing exercises to release the true voice. In addition I use a technique of self observation that develops ones abilities to see weaknesses and strengths. I help each individual to discover the focus and presence needed for successful presentations, to an individual, client or a larger audience. I also specialize in vocal damage repair and prevention.
"Just writing to thank you for all your support, determination, and brilliant ear. I would have never tried opera if it hadn't been for you! I greatly appreciate all you taught me. I now have 2 performing arts schools and am opening a new avenue of singing with orchestras and symphonies. I truly look up to you in so many ways and am so grateful for your willingness to work with me in those beginning years!" -- Chenille (Gerber) Saunders
I can help: Anyone who wants to improve their speaking or singing voice, including business professionals, speakers, actors, & singers.
Technique: Gain depth roundness of tone quality
Voice Projection: Create volume and project with ease
Presence: Find your own style and feel secure in front of an audience
Damage Prevention: Avoid vocal nodule surgery by developing correct habits
Vocal Rehab: I also rehabilitate the voice after vocal surgery