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Teaching Philosophy

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I believe the best way to teach and learn music is through a flexible and holistic approach. With a master's degree in Musicology and undergrad degrees in Vocal Performance and Italian, I have discovered first-hand the benefits of learning music through technical, theoretical, historical, and linguistic lenses.  I believe voice and piano are two of the most natural and intuitive music-making tools and feel extremely fortunate to help others discover their musical voice and understanding to not only learn about how to sing, but also to learn more about themselves and the world around them. I believe music is best learned in a relaxed and nurturing environment, which I strive to create in each lesson.



Because lessons are one-on-one, I can easily customize lessons to fit your interests, goals, strengths, and learning style. 


There is no single correct way to learn about music and singing. Voice lessons are a judgement-free zone where you can feel free to explore the musical process to learn more about yourself and the world around you!


There is so much you can learn about singing and music in a voice lesson: vocal technique, sight-singing, music theory, music history, text analysis, character study, and much more! Voice lessons can be about so much more than just learning how to sing a song.


Flexible Location

You can pick if you'd like virtual or in-person lessons at your home in the DMV area.


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Music Theory & Piano 

To develop music reading, theory, and self-accompaniment skills, I often recommend a blend of voice & piano lessons to encourage well-rounded musicianship and to empower students to experience a fully-immersive musical process.

Customizable Curriculum

In addition to learning age-appropriate repertoire with proper vocal technique, students can learn more about music history, sight-singing, sol-fege, ear-training, acting, text interpretation, and much more! 

Variety of Genres Offered

Missy teaches voice for a variety of different genres: including classical, musical theater, pop, jazz, and folk styles. Students can choose repertoire from one or multiple genres. 

Fun-Focused Lessons

Above anything else, making music should be fun. Music is meant to be enjoyed by both the audience members and the performer! Music lessons should always encourage and promote a life-long love of music and the music-making process.

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