Since I began teaching in 1988 I have been fortunate to be so deeply involved in this wonderful art form and to witness the accomplishment of several students over the years. As a performer I was able to express musicality and poetry through one voice, my own. As a teacher I’ve helped hundreds do the same and I find that most satisfying. I have never regretted devoting most of my musical activities to teaching. My role models have been some of the greatest voice teachers of the last two centuries and I admire the completeness that was the hallmark of good teaching. Complete preparation, technical and musical, is what I strive for in each of my students. That several of them are becoming known for that preparation, as well as professionalism and total focus in their work is what I aim to contribute to the history of great singing.