What's your full name?
What’s your business’ name?
How long have you been in business?
I’ve been a completely independent voice teacher in Rhode Island since 2017. Prior to that, I was an adjunct voice teacher at several colleges in the Midwest and in the Northeast, while maintaining a private studio part-time.
What do you do? Tell us about your voice-related business(es)!
What are you proudest of in your work?
What is a major hurdle you've overcome in your singing and/or voice business?
Even though I have been singing since the age of five, I was a late bloomer. I didn’t really come into my voice until I was 34, when, after a year of sadness and loss, I contracted flu and pneumonia. When I was laying there wondering if I’d ever be able to draw a deep breath again, I thought, “What would I love to do if I could breathe again?” And the answer was, “Sing.” It took me several months to heal, but then I sang a full recital, and for the first time, I sang just for me, Not for grades, not for approval. Just me. And that’s how I sing now.
In my business: I’m proud that I can support myself and my family doing what I love and what I’m really good at doing. I feel like I am living out my vocation.