I love working with singers. This work centres on supporting each singer to sing from 'who they are' and to express poetically or dramatically through song, oratorio, opera, or musical theatre or popular music the essential meaning of a given text and/or a given character. In doing so, my aim is to guide the singer toward singing with optimal ease and beauty.
My life-long passion for languages comes in handy in this work. My specialties are French, German, English and Scandinavian languages. I also have a good knowledge of Italian. (Unfortunately my knowledge of Russian is limited to two sentences and three one-word responses.)
I am particularly passionate about the songs of Edvard Grieg, and have been doing quite a bit of work in that repertoire recently. My hope is that I can help increase awareness of this incredibly beautiful body of work, to singers, pianists, and audiences outside of Norway, and therefore am offering coaching in Norwegian and Danish.
I have years and years of experience working with many different voice teachers, and am fascinated by how each one brings their own 'piece' of this miraculous puzzle which is vocal technique.
Please get in touch if you would like to have an initial coaching session. We can then discuss the possibilities regarding continuing work together on a regular basis. When time permits I am happy to play for lessons, auditions, and competitions. And of course, Art Song recitals (for which I can provide support and guidance in programming matters).
Some of the singers I have performed in concert with include Gary Relyea, Brett Polegato, Daniel Lichti, Svafa Þórhallsdóttir, James Westman, Danielle Buonaiuto, Torin Chiles, Catherine & Mark Gardner, Roger Honeywell, Mellissa Hughes, Eliza Johnson, Keith Lam, Chris Mayell, Katherine Napiwotzki, Deb Overes, Drew Santini, Danielle Talamantes, Anna Tam Relyea, Michael York, and Todd Wieczorek.