Danielle teaches from her home studio:
16001 Evan Shaw Ct, Edmond, Ok 73013
Celebrating 10+ years of teaching and music making!
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY & MISSION
Each voice is a unique instrument that requires exploration and discovery. Training your voice will strengthen your ability to communicate, emote, and perform. I teach with a holistic approach rooted in functional technique: the belief that knowing about the anatomy and function of the vocal mechanism empowers the singer.
I breakdown technique through a streamlined pyramid visual of the vocal process: body alignment and breath management as the foundations for healthy production, followed by phonation, resonance, articulation, and artistry, in respective order. By establishing an understanding and awareness of how the body functions while singing, students train the mind, body, and emotions simultaneously. Other positive aspects of vocal training include developing confidence, boosting self-esteem, and fostering self-motivation.
With the support of a mindful voice instructor, students have the ability to grow into effective performers through thorough preparation. Furthermore, they gain the understanding of what vocal health is and how to use it while singing. My goal is to promote vocalists that possess the ability to sing using skilled, healthy technique that can be employed in all genres of music. I am committed to elevating my students by challenging them to establish strong musicianship skills, exposing them to multiple styles of repertoire, and encouraging them to achieve their individual vocal potential through awareness and approach.
PACKAGES & GUIDELINES:
The piano is a foundational instrument that provides a vast amount of musical understanding to an aspiring musician, from music theory to artistry. And studying the piano privately offers a person the opportunity to learn at their own pace. Piano lessons train a student to think critically, use the body healthfully, and connect to his/her emotions at a deep level. Students develop the ability to read music, understand music theory, establish piano technique, communicate ideas, garner confidence through performance, and foster self-motivation and discipline.
I hope to provide each student with the tools to play confidently and expand his/her life experiences with the gained knowledge of music and culture. My overall goal is to promote a foundation of solid technique that cultivates the desire to create music with true, artistic expression. I use the Faber and Faber method, along with Snell, Hal Leonard, Alfred, and other supplemental materials. With intermediate to advanced students, solo repertoire is selected from the standard classical piano canon as well as popular music.