Brenda brings 25 + years of real world experience as a singer to her thriving teaching practice. A singer on stage and in bands, she has performed on stage, in voice over, and in several bands - ranging from musical theatre to blues to rock and pop. For the past 10 years she has coached hundreds of singers as a coach, voice teacher, and musical director. She has also taught at UCR, the New York Film Academy, and GCC.
She is also a skilled and experienced accompanist, bringing great arrangements and support to student's efforts.
Brenda has a wonderful ability to meet each student at their level, and tailors the lessons to what their particular vocal issues are to help them reach their desired goals. She can quickly analyze a voice and get it functioning better. Her students rave about how she has helped them develop the technical skills they need to feel confident about their voices. Brenda has helped many singers deal with the challenges of live performance such as bad sound systems/ inability to hear oneself, and how to keep one's voice intact through tough situations. Brenda has a wealth of information to help other singers deal with performance challenges, refine their technical skills, feel confident about their voices and develop their own style.
Brenda's goal is to train your voice to sing in a free and natural manner; smoothly from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality.
Training in this manner gives each singer access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility. During training, Brenda will help with increasing listening and singer analysis skills so that each student can expand on their sound and begin to solidify technique and unique qualities.
This training helps improve a singer’s range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice. Brenda gets these results by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.
Of Government Son of Semele
Hello Again Chromolume Theatre
A Wasted Evening with Tom Lehrer - MODA Theatre and Caltech
A Play in a Restaurant MBar
Alice Through the Wormhole - The Atheneum