Megan is accepting students in New York City
T e a c h i n g C r e d e n t i a l s
I have been teaching voice lessons since 2010 and love being a part of my student’s vocal journeys. I have taught privately in Newark, DE, State College, PA, and now am teaching in New York City. In addition, during my Masters at the University of Delaware, I maintained a studio of undergraduate students. I have studied pedagogy with Noel Archambeault, Mary Saunders, and Norman Spivey. I attended the University of Delaware and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Applied Music: Voice in 2011 and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance in 2015. I have a background in musical theatre, opera, new music, and choral singing and am thrilled to work on those styles or any others with students.
L e s s o n D e t a i l s
I am dedicated to helping students connect to a sense of freedom so that they can share their uniqueness.
During my time with students, I strive to assist them in taking risks, discovering the joy of music, and making progress with their singing. No matter what their goals are- All-State Choir, opera, musical theatre, or just having fun, I love helping them reach them. By looking at different genres of vocal music, we will focus on many different aspects of singing, from music theory, to expressive performance, to the foundation of healthy singing.
I believe that every student is unique and learns in his or her own way. Therefore, I tailor the pace and focus of lessons on each student’s interests and abilities. I believe it is integral for all students to have an understanding of music theory and therefore, work on theory and sight-reading. In addition, I think a well-rounded musical education is key, and work on an array of genres with my students including folk songs, art songs, and musical theatre. Students will work on 2-5 songs at once, and will consider a song "learned" once the student can perform a song from memory.
Words are what separate the voice from any other instrument. Therefore, I work with each student on ways to examine the poetry and lyrics of each song in order to portray the message of the words.