I have been accompanying for 25 years and have worked as a vocal coach ,instrumental accompanists and vocal accompanist. After receiving a Master's Degree from the University of Illinois with John Wustman I went on to work for the Lyric Opera of Chicago's apprentice Program and coach and accompany for Opera Omaha,Florentine Opera. Augusta Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre and after leaving Chicago working on staff for the Dallas Opera. While in Chicago I accompanied the Met Regional Auditions and played lessons and Masterclasses for Marlena Malas, Edward Zembara, Margaret Harshaw, and Sherill Milnes. After leaving Dallas I worked for the San Antonio Opera and for the last 9 years have been working in New Jersey and the NYC area on faculty as an adjubct professor at Montclair State University and William Paterson University preparing recitals, opera workshop and doing vocal coachings. Right now as well as working at the college level I have spent the last year working with famed Soprana Deborah Voight working on preparations for the Met's Ring Cycle of last year and am now coaching a few days in NYC. I am available for every level of classical as well as Musical Theatre work and also will do Masses and Cocktail Piano for parties.I love what I do and feel it's important to provide a nstructured and informative and supportive work environment.
If I work in New Jersey it is $50.00 per hour, when I coach in NYC it is $70.00 and hour and if I am doing a cocktail playing job it is $100.00 an hour