Hi, I’m Rebecca!
I am a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre. I have been singing for as long as I can remember. As my mom puts it, I was singing before I learned to speak. At a fairly young age, I developed an all-encompassing love for singing in many ways, including classical, musical theatre, and popular styles. My appetite for music grew from there as I took up piano lessons and continued them throughout my schooling.
Shortly after graduating college, I moved to New York City and started a career in musical theatre. I have since performed in Manhattan, around the country, and on cruise ships. In 2019, I headlined a solo show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Manhattan that was reviewed by BroadwayWorld.com. The show was comprised of pop/rock hits throughout the decades.
As a teacher, I believe I should always be learning as well. Currently, I am in the process of becoming certified with Estill Voice Training- studying the science behind the voice and how to apply it to create the most healthy, supported, and powerful sounds. My extensive study of many genres of singing, the piano, and the science of the voice offers a well-rounded and supported way into any style.
Outside of teaching, I am committed to community outreach and work with a non-profit called A Slice of Hope which throws pizza parties with live music in homeless shelters across the country. I’ve seen music in this setting become a dynamic catalyst for hope.
I am so passionate about teaching the love and artistry of the voice and the piano to students of all levels. Whether you’re starting your musical journey or continuing it, I look forward to meeting you!
My Approach to a Typical Lesson
My goal for every lesson is to create an enjoyable & safe learning environment where creativity and exploration are fostered. Every student learns differently and will have varied interests, so I structure my lesson plans accordingly.
I come to each lesson with a well-rounded approach, no matter if I’m teaching the voice or the piano. Not only do we cover the fundamentals of the instrument and building repertoire, but we also cover music theory and musicianship. This includes reading music, sight-reading, musical expression of the song, and more.
My Advice for Students
My advice would be to enjoy learning! It takes time to hone a skill and patience is key. Have fun with the process and aim for exploration and creativity. Making new, exciting sounds is one of the best ways to find out who you truly are as an artist. It can inform the work you are already doing in new ways, help you discover a new love, or just push you to grow in your musicality.
My Favorite Local Places
I live in Jersey City and I am still discovering all it has to offer but I love Liberty State Park!
You can find some of my performances on my website: