I am a classically trained vocalist who started singing and playing piano at the age of 7. I have a background in music theater, opera and commercial voice. I studied piano through college and started teaching beginning piano and voice during my summer breaks. I attended Belmont University where I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and minor in music business. I absolutely love teaching beginning voice and piano, most of all, I want you to learn to love music and the possibilities it can bring you. *** Lesson Details *** I work with beginner students in piano and voice, typically ages 6 to 18, but have several adult students. I want to make my students feel comfortable and excited for their lessons ready to have fun. For piano, I use the Bastien Piano Basics Series along with supplemental material. For my adult students I typical use the Fundamentals of Piano books by Keith Snell. My students learn basic technique, theory, music history and ear training. During music history and theory lessons, I like to use the computer and iPad as another resource to teach. During voice lessons, each student will learn the basics of singing. I use a book I have used myself during my vocal studies, Releasing the Inner Voice: A Guide for Singers by Marjorie Halbert, to help through the beginning stages. My main goal as a teacher is to show you how to sing properly and safely first, then, we can use that foundation as a sounding board to experiment in the different styles you want to sing. *** Specialties *** Beginning piano - basic technique and music theory. Beginning classical/opera, gospel, musical theater and pop voice.