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Julian Patrick, American Opera Singer

Julian Patrick, American Opera Singer

In honor of my voice teacher and mentor, Julian Patrick, on what would have been his 94th birthday.   I had just finished my audition for graduate school at the University of Washington in the spring of 1994, when out of the darkness of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Becoming the singer you are meant to be

Becoming the singer you are meant to be

“Seeing ‘what is’ takes very little talent. Seeing ‘what could be’- and helping to make it a reality- takes vision, imagination, skill, and commitment.” –John C. Maxwell   This quote perfectly describes what my job is when I listen to a new student for the […]

A Cautionary Tale

A Cautionary Tale

In my very first group of students at AMDA NY was a young woman, “Martha”, with a huge, high belt voice. Not surprisingly, she had no real head voice to speak of and unfortunately, as I discovered over our time together, she had no interest […]

101 Reasons Why Singers are Crazy, Installment 1

101 Reasons Why Singers are Crazy, Installment 1

Please keep in mind that I am proudly one of those “crazy” singers. We ALL are, no matter how normal one may appear on the outside.  It’s an occupational hazard. So let us begin. In no particular order… 1. We carry our instrument, our voice, […]

Cole Porter to the Rescue

Cole Porter to the Rescue

Once I decided to be a vocal performance major in college, there was no turning back. For four years of college, eight years of graduate school and a decade in New York City, I immersed myself in the classical vocal world. And I did truly […]