"Sally is a very patient, focused and energetic teacher! She helped me gain confidence in my singing and taught me to write music that brings out the best in my voice."
Vocal & Songwriting Student
Interested in exploring your vocal capabilities, expanding your music skills, or learning how to create an original song from scratch?
I'm here to help! As a professional songwriter with 10+ years experience as an opera singer and folk musician, I enjoy teaching students how to cultivate their musical abilities and reach their full potential.
Teens & Adults ages 14+, all styles and abilities welcome!
If you are interested in taking vocal or songwriting lessons, email me with "Vocal Lesson Inquiry" in the subject line.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your teaching method?
I believe learning classical technique is the best foundation for any genre, style, or musical goal. Through classical training, students maintain their vocal health and longevity, and are able to gain full emotional and technical command of their instrument no matter what genre they're singing.
What does a typical lesson look like?
Each lesson looks different depending on what goals the student has. On average, lessons begin by discussing what the student worked on and noticed in their practicing since the last lesson. Then we warmup and decide what we want to accomplish during the lesson before diving right in!
Am I too old/young to take lessons?
No one is too old to take lessons! However, I prefer to work with students who are at least 14 years old (with some exceptions depending on their musical experience).
Do I need to know how to read music or play an instrument?
Although it is not required, it is helpful if you already know how to read music or have some experience playing an instrument. For voice lessons, there is no need to know how to play an instrument. For songwriting lessons, it is preferable to have experience with an instrument.
Do you do virtual or in person lessons?
Both! I teach lessons on Zoom (from anywhere in the world) as well as in person at my vocal studio in Rochester, NY.