No two voices are alike and I encourage my clients to embrace their individuality, take risks, and discover their unique sound. It’s my mission to help students develop the confidence to use all parts of their voice and have fun along the way!
Together we focus on improving breath control, intonation, projection, phonation, diction, music theory, ear-training, sight-singing, acting for singing, and mindset strategies to confidently sing with comfort and ease. I teach a classical breath technique and approach for healthy, consistent singing in any style and long-term vocal health.
I offer private, virtual voice coaching for ages 13+ and specialize in audition and pre-college preparation for students desiring to pursue vocal performance, music theater, or music education at a higher level. My students are consistently cast in leading roles in their high school and college productions, Regional and All-State Chorus, and top music conservatories.
All sessions incorporate mindfulness to help students center, stay focused, and improve their mental health and confidence.
I received my training from The Hartt School of Music (B.M) and Florida State University (M.M) and sang opera professionally before settling down and offering coaching full-time in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Sessions are 45 or 60 minutes long, held on Zoom Monday-Friday, and may be recorded.
Lydia has helped me become so much more confident and courageous and taught me to embrace my authentic voice (singing or otherwise) and use it to change the world-- for all this, I cannot thank her enough. She takes everything that she teaches in her lesson and applies it to how it can enhance my life in general: singing breaths turn into calming meditations; proper singing posture turns into a confident first impression, and exploring emotions in the music turns into being open about my own emotions in everyday life.
I’m very lucky to have Lydia by my side in the college journey and in all other aspects. I have grown so much regarding my musical ability, and I have gotten so much more passionate for music/arts (specifically, musical theatre). I’m so happy to have her as my vocal coach and it pains me to realize that I’ll only have her for one more year. I remember my first time coming to her studio as a little freshman, scared by this hipster lady who was allegedly going to teach me how to sing. I had no idea what my potential was until she began teaching me. I am so much more confident in everything I do, and I can’t wait to have her again next year!
Lydia has not only been an amazing teacher, but a mentor. She understands the pressures of high school, and has helped me manage it all by teaching me how to be less of a perfectionist. She also showed me several breathing exercises and walked me through them if I came into a lesson anxious about something. None of this was included in the job description, but this shows the kind of person that she is.
Lydia’s lessons go far beyond just vocal instruction—with her, I have grown immensely not only as a singer and musician, but also as a human being. When I first reached out to her in a panic about the college audition/recording process, she was quick to mitigate my stress, helping me to drastically improve my singing in a short period while also encouraging me to face deadlines with poise and optimism. She is a compassionate, attentive, knowledgeable person who has taught me to be more self-assured and authentic, in both singing and other aspects of my life, and I am so incredibly grateful for her mentorship!
-Jessica P, parent.
-Jessica F, parent