“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy … that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.” – MARTHA GRAHAM
Two incredible singers and educators have had a huge influence on my life and music. I was mentored by legendary jazz vocalist and educator Mark Murphy, who gave me free lessons for four years in exchange for running his private lessons and workshops. I learned a great deal working one-on-one with Mark, as well as overseeing and partaking in monthly workshops for all that time. I was also lucky to work and study with the great Sheila Jordan, NEA, who first suggested that I should teach. I love and am excited by teaching and find that I learn something new from each student and at each lesson. I specialize in helping students to find their own voice and emotional expression, which is where everyone’s uniqueness lies. Because the only person in the world who can express your innermost being is you.