If you must cancel your lesson for any reason, I ask at least a 24 hours notice.
Of course, emergencies happen, and I always try to be understanding. If you have a last-minute emergency that prevents you from coming to your lesson, always notify me by telephone, or by email.
Please note that I do not answer the phone during lessons.
Acceptable excuses for missing a lesson include illness, genuine emergency, car breakdown, or being abducted in a UFO. (Please provide written documentation of UFO abduction.)
If you arrive late for a lesson because of traffic problems, I will TRY to give you your full 1/2hour (i.e. we can run a bit beyond the scheduled ending time). However my teaching schedule is usually full, and I can't bend it too much.
Whatever is good for your body and mind is also good for your voice and singing. Stay healthy and physically active. Eat well, get enough rest, and try to include a program of exercise and movement in your daily routine. I highly recommend Yoga for singers. It is a wonderful way to enhance body and breath awareness, factors which are crucial to good singing. If you find yourself experiencing vocal difficulty, discomfort, illness, or any other problem related to your physical or emotional vocal health, please phone me! I am always on call to answer questions, give advice, and offer emotional and artistic support.
Your lessons are only one element of your total vocal program. Without regular practice, you will not make progress. I will always try to be clear about your realistic vocal goals and I will always explain how the exercises I give you will help you reach them. It’s your responsibility to practice and make that happen. This is where the real improvement happens... Try to practice at least 15-20 minutes every day!