I believe that good singing does not depend on the style but on a healthy technique. A good technique will keep your voice healthy and serve any musical style. I will work with you to release and develop your true voice.
I can work with you on vocal technique, interpretation and on your performance and comfort onstage. This is all part of your singing-self. I believe that if you don’t feel good about your singing then you cannot reach your potential – I’ll do my best to get you there.
I have been singing on stage, in opera and concert as a soloist, internationally, since 1997, with many years of study and performance before that, and have taught people to sing, and to enjoy singing, since 1987. I have been incredibly fortunate to have been mentored by the great American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne for the last 15 years, and I’m still tickled and grateful to have spent time in training with world opera stars Teresa Berganza and Thomas Hampson. I have also sung jazz, folk, musicals and cabaret . I have learnt so much from my teachers and colleagues over the years, and from the pure experience of ‘being up there and doing it’ day in, day out, and I would like to pass that experience on to you.
I have a very holistic approach to singing, so your sessions will include working with speech, breath and movement, plus some discussion about the ways that you perceive and approach singing to guide you to your healthy singing voice. When appropriate, I also work using psycho-acoustic techniques to unblock vocal technique issues that have otherwise resisted extended study.
Send me a message to schedule your FREE 15 minute telephone consultation. We can talk about what your goals are, chat over any concerns, and hopefully schedule your Singing Lesson!
Emma trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (GGSM, PDVT) and at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA with her mentor Marilyn Horne. She was a student of the late Edward Zambara, and since 2000 has worked with Arthur Levy in New York. Emma speaks German, French and Italian.