Voice Lessons & Performance Coaching
for Pre-Professional, Avocational
and Professional Performers
- You’ve wanted to perform since the first time you sat in that darkened theater and watched Julie Andrews sing on a mountaintop. There’s never been anything that’s given you such a rush.
- But someone told you that you’re no Julie Andrews (maybe it was your mom, maybe a teacher, or maybe even …. yourself)
- You feel like time is running out and you’re never going to sing anywhere except in the shower – when no one is home, and the windows are shut.
I get that. It took me a long time to stop listening to those voices and to find my own so that I could use it to tell my story.
At Mezzoid Voice Studio, you’ll find your own voice through individualized lessons that meet you where you are and take you to where you can be. You’ll work on developing vocal technique in classical or musical theater style (and maybe we’ll even explore some pop), learning songs that you’ve heard other people sing that you can make your own as well as songs that you’ve never heard before. (Picking repertoire that suits you is my superpower!)
And you’ll have the opportunity to develop performance skills by singing in studio recitals and in studio classes with a supportive community of fellow students, and to attend and possibly participate in masterclasses and workshops with nationally and internationally known artist-clinicians.
You don’t have to be Julie Andrews. You don’t have to be anyone but yourself. Mezzoid Voice Studio is here to help you find your voice so you can, at long last, tell your story.
About Mezzoid Voice Studio and Curiously Strong Singing
What IS a Mezzoid?
It’s me. Back when I sang at the National Shrine in DC as part of the professional choir, my director, the late Leo Nestor, said to my section, “Altoids, let’s try that again.” My response was, “Excuse me, I happen to be a mezzoid.” He said “what’s the difference?” and I said, “I’m still curiously strong, I just happen to sing a minor third higher.” (Cue music nerd laughter here.)
It became a thing. I decided it would be my email handle, and then later my website name, and now, my studio name. There are even a few people who call me Mezzoid. A select few call me Zoid. (FYI: You have to have my permission to do that.)
You can find more info about me (as a teacher and a singer) here.
What IS Curiously Strong Singing/Performing?
- Singing that is grounded in a strong sense of technique, whether that’s classical, pop, or musical theater (because it’s not one size fits all)
- Singing and/or performing that takes risks and digs deep into the song’s text, its history, and its style
- Performing that tells the truth and embraces both standard performance practice and new interpretations
- Singing and performing that is confident, consistent, and constantly developing
- Performing that welcomes in others as collaborators, as creators, as colleagues, and as an audience
This is what I mean by being curiously strong as a singer and as a performer, and what I want for my students, my colleagues – really anyone who is in my life.
Mezzoid Voice Studio is committed to serving all of its students,
past, present, and future, and recognizing diversity and equality as essential elements of that service. Hate has no place in the studio.