Voice Work with Victoria
I am passionate about is the enormous expressive potential of the singing voice. I believe that singing is a natural human activity which has been used to communicate our ecstatic response to the joys and sorrows of life. As an Alexander Technique teacher, I believe that singing is an expression of the whole person. The essential task in the singing voice studio is to remove the interferences of habitual tension, anxiety, or efforting that stifle the songs of every human soul.
I teach students of all ages. As a faculty member at Plymouth State University, I have taught undergraduates who aspire to professional concert, classroom, and music theatre stages. In my private studio, I teach amateurs and professionals. My students have gone to Oberlin and New England Conservatory, or they are soloists at the local church. Some are headed to Broadway or the concert stage. Some want to sing at the local talent show.
My teaching is based not only on the Italian bel canto tradition, but also on the connection between speech and singing. Jazz and musical theatre styles must address the spoken voice. My studio teaching has been heavily influenced by the work of Kristin Linklater, Cicely Berry, and Patsy Rodenburg.