Hello! I am originally from Jacksonville, FL, but have been in San Francisco for the past two years for school. I received my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and I will soon be graduating with a Masters degree for Vocal Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
I love sharing my knowledge with other people and watching their knowledge grow! It is incredibly exciting to see that "ah-ha!" moment happen with a student. When a student finally grasps a concept or understands something for the first time, it makes him or her feel like conquering the world. Let's conquer the world with knowledge!
I love performing opera; being able to share such incredible music with people brings me joy! I also love to knit, dance (tap is my favorite), run, hike, and bake sweets! My favorite color (as of now) is purple, my favorite flower is a classic red rose, and my favorite animal is a poodle (I have two Standard Poodles: Linus and Lucy!). My favorite food is cheese, and I could never live without nail polish!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Oberlin Coservatory of Music - Bachelors, Vocal Perforrmance
Graduate Degree: San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Masters, Vocal Performance
Opera (singing and listening), knitting, hiking, running
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
A teacher must be perceptive to a student's wants and needs. He or she will create an open and welcome environment where the student feels safe to take risks, make mistakes, and try new things. There should always be an element of fun in learning.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I like to help student figure out strategies in which they can use later to learn on their own. Usually, this involves creating some sort of step-by-step process that is followed every time the student needs to solve the problem or accomplish an activity. If the student can find a pattern in which to study or learn, it will be easier for them to learn independently!
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Positive reinforcement is crucial! It can also be helpful to include rewards at major stepping stones, and I know many students love chocolate!