First things first: What’s the difference between a voice teacher and a vocal coach?
Broadly speaking, a voice teacher focuses on the technique of singing: breathing, posture, resonance, and registration; whereas a vocal coach focuses on diction, expression, ensemble, and interpretation. Voice teachers and vocal coaches support each other’s work, and their work definitely overlaps.
So, which one are you?
I do both, depending on what my students hire me for. As an instrumentalist who later trained as a singer, I especially enjoy giving voice lessons to beginners. I’ve also prepared students for choir auditions, undergraduate and graduate admissions, and professional auditions. Coaching and collaborating on voice recitals is my “bread and butter.”
I feel incredible gratitude and appreciation for your expertise and meticulous guidance. I have grown so much through our coachings.— H.S., professional recording artist
I thought you were a pianist!
I first discovered my love of singing as a young student at Juilliard, when participation in the chorus was mandatory for pianists. Later as an undergrad at MIT, I accompanied so many voice lessons and found them so interesting that I decided to take voice lessons myself. I’ve appeared as soprano soloist with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Wellesley Choral Society, and Nahant Music Festival.
As Princess Aurora, Eileen Huang did vocal justice as the sleepy star of the show with a fine sense of humor and style.— The Boston Musical Intelligencer