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Saving Your Singing Voice From Disaster: A Student Success Story

Saving Your Singing Voice From Disaster: A Student Success Story

Spoiler Alert! This story has an extremely happy ending! Once upon a time, when I taught voice at AMDA NY, I met a new student named Paige. Within seconds of hearing her sing, I knew there was something wrong with her voice. But I wasn’t […]

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 […]

Sing out, Louise!

Sing out, Louise!

In 1998, my very first semester of teaching at AMDA NY, I had a student I’ll call Jane. She was a very sweet girl with a very soft speaking voice and an even softer singing voice. Much to my surprise, her Musical Theatre teacher assigned […]

Let it go!

Let it go!

I have a fabulous new high school student who is preparing to audition for her high school musical, a show she is very passionate about. As we were finishing up her lesson she said, “Now all I need to do is get in my directors’ […]

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

I am always full of praise for my students’ work and progress, but I don’t thank them nearly as much as I should for all they have done and continue to do for me. This is for them (you)! Thank you for teaching me patience. […]

If the only prayer you say is thank you, it will be enough.

If the only prayer you say is thank you, it will be enough.

A song of thanks to my teachers:   Thank you to Rhoda for introducing me to musical theater in the most wonderful way possible: instruction with love, respect and patience, professionalism with friendship and kindness, perfectionism with humor and understanding. For showing me what a […]

Just plain brawn makes me yawn

Just plain brawn makes me yawn

I have had some wonderful, energizing weeks of teaching recently. Besides really liking and connecting with these lovely humans, one of the reasons I have especially enjoyed these past six weeks or so is that I have been teaching a number of the same students […]

She’s called little Buttercup

She’s called little Buttercup

I am moved to brag about one of my students again, this time a brand new one: Christie Jungling just got the role of Buttercup in Pentacle Theatre’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore. I am so thrilled for her! We’ve been working together for five or […]