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Why We Sing

Why We Sing

Why do we, who call ourselves singers, sing? In the world before the coronavirus, we generally sang FOR something: for others (and with others), for auditions, for performances. But in this new crazy, scary, upside down time, we can’t do any of those things. There […]

7 Things I Learned Teaching at AMDA NY

7 Things I Learned Teaching at AMDA NY

The incredible depth and breadth of Musical Theatre Repertoire Before I started teaching voice at AMDA NY in 1998, I would have said my knowledge of Musical Theatre was fairly comprehensive. How terribly wrong I was. There are SO many wonderful musicals out there, and […]

Why Take Voice Lessons?

Why Take Voice Lessons?

Why take voice lessons? I get asked this question frequently, especially with regards to the cost. Here are some of the reasons voice lessons are important and potentially life changing. (They certainly did all this for me!) A voice lesson is the cornerstone of the […]

Testimonials

Testimonials

“Amy not only gave me the tools to create better sounds with my voice, but she also helped me fill those notes with what was in my heart. A great teacher, a great performer, and a dear friend.”     Daniel Robinson (Hairspray on Broadway, Will […]

Amy’s Teaching Philosophy

Amy’s Teaching Philosophy

I teach voice and performing skills with an emphasis on healthy, expressive singing of all styles to aspiring performers of any level, ability or age. My main goal is always to foster a love and passion for singing and performing in my students, while instilling […]

About Amy

About Amy

Studying voice with me, you discover what makes your singing uniquely wonderful. Together we uncover your voice’s full range of possibilities. I prepare you vocally, mentally, and practically for whatever musical outlet you desire. I provide an insider’s perspective on what colleges and theatre companies […]

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

In honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th Birthday, 3/22/2020 I love Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. I love his music. I love his lyrics. Two of his musicals, Into The Woods and Company make my top 10 favorite musicals list. But I have to confess, this wasn’t always […]

Rejection: Audition Edition

Rejection: Audition Edition

Let’s talk Rejection: Audition edition. It sucks. You put your heart and soul into auditioning. You put your time and energy and money and psyche into auditioning. You put yourself out there to be judged, critiqued, scrutinized, and ultimately either rejected, or, preferably, chosen. It’s […]

Bernadette

Bernadette

February 28 is Bernadette Peters’ birthday. It’s generally considered bad form to tell a lady’s age, but in her case, since she is ageless, timeless really, I think it’s alright to say she’s 72. Let’s celebrate age instead of hide from it. Let’s sing her […]

Soprano Power! (In Defense of Sopranos)

Soprano Power! (In Defense of Sopranos)

Sopranos get a bad rap in Musical Theatre today. This makes me mad. I confess, I am myself a soprano, but that is not the only reason it irks me. I’m not quite sure how it came to be that we sopranos are so maligned […]