Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far, away......
I started out as a Choral Singer. Then I trained diligently to become an Operatic Tenor & Classical Concert Soloist. I toured Eastern Europe, the USA, and performed with the Los Angeles Opera Chorus. I've even shared the stage with legends like Placido Domingo and Bobby McFerrin.
In New York City I decided to expand my career into Musical Theatre and ultimately performed in National Tours(USA/Canada), Regional Theatre, and Off-Broadway. Touring the USA/Canada while performing the role of Aldolpho in the hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone is perhaps my favorite role of all time! I've also sung in the recording studio for several original cast musical theatre albums (Williamsburg! The Musical & Eva Del Barrio) and indie albums(Agua Trip: Genetics). For over 20+ years I've been able to keep my own voice healthy, consistent, and constantly improving.
My inspiration to help other singers originally came from classical style voice training with the amazing Fred Carama. He saved my singing career from almost ending due to poor vocal techniques I'd learned from other teachers. He showed me how to connect to my true sound and keep it healthy.
I was later trained in the art of teaching singers through Holistic Vocology (taught by the amazing Tom Burke-NYC and Robert Sussuma-NYC). My holistic teaching approach incorporates the elements of Estill Voice(a core component), classical and contemporary styles training, speech rehabilitation, Pilates, Yoga, Alexander Technique, dance, my professional performance experience, martial arts, freestyle skateboarding, and the Pareto Principle (the “80/20 rule”). I also hold a BM in Vocal Music Education from Chapman University in CA and was awarded a graduate Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana where I worked on a MM in Voice Performance.
Now the RCVoiceStudio is in Austin, TX and I'm living the dream! I'm working with talented musical theatre performers, singer-songwriters, pop & rock vocalists, classical singers, and providing lots of audition coaching. My singers have been successful auditioning for lead roles with Kids Acting, the Elite Ensemble for GAHSMTA, and the Zach Theatre Pre-Professional Company. I'm super stoked to be teaching weekly group singing classes at TexArts of Austin as part of their Triple Threat program. This last season at TexArts I musical directed productions of Willy Wonka Jr. and Seussical Jr. and most recently was proud to direct a full production of Shrek Jr. with only just nine days of rehearsal.
When I'm not helping transform singers into inspired vocal artists, I spend my free time practicing old-school flatland freestyle skateboarding tricks, surfing & coaching at the NLand Surf Park in Austin, rereading Harry Potter (or The Lord of the Rings), taking hikes & watching The Voice with my beautiful wife Sarah.
Let's reach your singing goals together at my conveniently located HOME STUDIO in South Central Austin.
Work face-to-face with me in a relaxed and focused atmosphere to get personalized holistic solutions to take your voice to the next level! Schedule a Private Voice Lesson at my HOME STUDIO and begin transforming from a singer into an inspired vocal artist!
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