Opera isn’t all that Tina teaches, though. While at ECU she did a masters thesis on classical vocal technique for contemporary singers and she herself has been singing pop, rock contemporary songs in a cover band for years. To add to her pedagogical knowledge, Tina pursued additional certifications in musical theater pedagogy and singing at the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University and achieved the highest certification level in the LoVetri Somatic VoiceWork™.
As a voice instructor, she believes that vocal expression is a reflection of oneself, involving the body, mind, and emotions. She tailors her teaching to address each student’s unique needs and goals, emphasizing the importance of understanding the body’s connection to the voice, while focusing on developing technical skills and exploring somatic voicework practices to enhance vocal expression. Tina creates a welcoming and inclusive learning environment where all students feel valued. Her aim is to foster students’ self-investment in their growth as musicians, recognizing that a deep connection to the body, mind, and spirit is crucial for achieving excellence in singing and artistry.
Driven by a passion for teaching and a commitment to her students’ growth, Tina guides aspiring singers in developing their vocal abilities and exploring diverse musical genres. With her solid educational foundation, extensive performance experience, and dedication to the craft, Tina is well-equipped to support students on their musical journey.