Don’t look now, but school is right around the corner!

This summer has flown by and for me, it’s been the most pleasant one since we moved here in 2011.  I’ve had my first garden in 5 years, and have spotted lots of butterflies and  3 Baltimore Orioles on the butterfly bush.  Summer for my students has meant lots of fun music, visits with Anna our greyhound, and vacations both stateside and abroad.

New this fall, Refer a Friend program. If you refer a friend during August or September, and they sing up for lessons, you receive one free lesson as a ‘thank you’ from me.



We’ve moved!

Moving day has come and gone, and I am finally settling into my new studio. The studio has been buzzing with the excitement of selecting audition songs and overcoming the nerves associated with sight reading as students gear up for choir auditions.

The group I sing with, Choralis, is preparing for our spring concert in May. We’ll join forces with the Alexandria Choral Society for an evening of Brahams’ Schiskalslied and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony -“Ode to Joy” Check it out at



This has been an exciting month- 3 students have auditioned successfully for their school musicals, another is working on a recital, and still another will compete in the Lions’ Club Band Competition.

Seeing Les Mis in December reminded me of how much I love that music. Claude -Michel Schonberg weaves the rhythm of the  patriotic hymn “Do You Hear the People Sing?” throughout many of the songs, reminding the listener of the urgency of the era and situation. Brilliant!

Choralis’s next concert is March 9 and is an all opera concert. There will be a bit of staging, and the tunes are very recognizable. It will be a great deal of fun. For more information, check out