TEACHING EXPERIENCE Teaching proper singing techniques for pop, rock, jazz, and R&B styles and musical theater for all ages from beginners to professionals since 2004. EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts in Music - San Diego State University - San Diego, CA 2002 to 2006 -- Graduated May 2006, Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society Vocal Study - Los Angeles Music Productions' Vocal Mecca - Hollywood, CA 2002 to 2003 ----- Attended workshops and seminars taught by the country's renowned voice instructors such as Elisabeth Howard, Lis Lewis, Seth Riggs, and James Lugo. Vocal Study - Judy Davis Vocal Studio - Oakland CA 1993 to 1996 ----- Student for three years, learning techniques from a teacher of many well-known artists. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Sonoma State University - Rohnert Park, CA 1988 to 1991 ----- Graduated June 1991, with a minor in music. PERFORMING EXPERIENCE Singer - Endangered Speciez Band, Encinitas, CA 2013 to present-Singer in a 4 piece smooth jazz band performing for private parties, wine and art festivals, and venues in San Diego. Singer - Duo, San Diego, CA 2006 to 2010----Singer in a two piece, performing jazz standards and popular music at private parties. Mezzo-Soprano - San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 2002-2006 ---- Toured and performed numerous productions at colleges, high schools and churches as a member of the San Diego State Concert Choir. Singer - Santa Rosa and San Diego, CA 1992-2002----Lead vocalist in bands named: Salli & Company, Northern Lights, The Salli Band and Footloose, performing pop, jazz, rock and R&B at various clubs and benefits. Soprano - Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 1989---Toured and performed at various productions as a member of the Sonoma State University Concert Choir. *** Lesson Details *** Whether an adult or child, my students learn a great deal even in the first lesson. From that point on there is an abundance of knowledge that can be shared to help them become a better singer. Once they have started to learn, it is up to them to put the time and energy into training their voice. Depending on the amount of time they have to practice and their goals, lessons are taught with the needs of the individual student in mind. I find teaching with patience and a sense of humor at times can help the student feel at ease and have fun while learning. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide a portable keyboard. I'd like the student to have a CD player. *** Specialties *** Pop, jazz, R&B, Rock styles, classical, musical theater and beginning piano. I use the Judy Davis method, Seth Riggs and Elizabeth Howard's method, Half Leonard piano books, Alfred's piano books and Little Mozart's for the preschoolers.