I am currently available for workshops and masterclasses, adjudication, and private instruction at high schools, colleges, and universities.
I also maintain a small private lesson studio (in-person for Chicago area students, or online for those located further away) with focus on voice, piano, arranging/composing, and musicianship skills.
Lessons are tailored to the needs of each individual student, but often focus on these topics:
- Voice: proper breathing technique, vocal placement and timbre changes for various styles, vocal health maintenance, pitch accuracy, widening vocal range, sight singing, aural skills, improvisation
- Piano: scales, fingerings, posture and technique, sight reading, ear training, accompanying, improvisation
- Arranging/Composing: vocal ensembles (jazz, pop, show choir, choral), small combos (with or without voices), instrumental groups, solo artists, engraving (formatting for basic lead sheets and full arrangements)
- Music Theory/Aural Skills: harmonic functions (roman numeral analysis, figured bass), jazz harmony (substitutions, chord-scale theory), modes, part writing, melodic analysis, harmonic and melodic dictation