Growing up in a family full of musicians, it’s no surprise that I gravitated towards music as well. I grew up traveling around with my parent’s gospel trio and had the opportunity to sing with them on occasion from a very early age. At the time, though, I did it only because that was all I knew, not because I loved it. The beginning of high school was when I truly started diving into music because I actually enjoyed it, and not because my family enjoyed it. From that point, I started finding every excuse to sing in public: high school choirs, church choirs, solos, church worship bands, you name it, I tried it. Though I had previously taken voice lessons, it was during this time that I actually started taking it seriously.
I decided to go to Taylor University in Indiana for Music Education, but after leading a worship ministry for a summer camp, I knew that church and worship music was my real passion. I changed my major to Church Music Ministries with an emphasis in vocal training right before classes began. So, for the next four years, I participated in intensive vocal training with private lessons, multiple high end choirs, and worship ministry leadership. I also participated in Opera Scenes for three years and had many different roles. My choirs and I also had the opportunity to travel to South Korea, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, and all over the Midwest and East Coast performing. Since graduation I’ve been teaching voice lessons and leading worship at churches in the Midwest.
I have had a very eclectic experience with music. I think it’s important to be able to adapt to any musical situation, and that’s what I want to teach you. I want to find what you’re truly passionate about and expand it. I believe learning the art of singing has to be fun! It must be taken seriously, but it is a blessing to enjoy the process!