studio locations: Midtown Manhattan and Hudson Heights
What a thrill it was for me to meet and coach with Luciano.
His accolades and encouraging words meant so much to me
as a young singer.
And, more recently having the privilege of being acquainted with Marilyn Horne, not only a great singer, but also a very special lady.
My only regret is that I never had the honor of meeting Joan Sutherland, but she inspired me to work hard on my coloratura.
I grew up listening to these voices. Lucky me !!!
THEY INSPIRED MY LOVE OF BEL CANTO SINGING
I learned to love Callas later on.
She inspired me to dig deeper, use the words and listen to the music. What an Artist !
Franco Corelli ! In a category all his own. As a very young singer I had a colleague who had every recording that Corelli had made. We would sit for hours listening.
What an education !!!
Carolina Segrera - My mentor and friend. I learned so much about the style of bel canto singing from her. She instilled confidence in me and renewed my love of singing opera.
She passed in 1998.
How I miss her!!
John Beeson - My vocal coach and mentor at NYCO. He always challenged me to do better.
He's simply The Best!!!!
Virginia Bitar Lindle - Ginny was my voice teacher for over 30 years! I was lucky to fall into these kind, nurturing, knowledgeable hands at the tender age of 13. She slowly and patiently gave me a technical foundation that kept developing through the years and enabled me to sing some of the most difficult music in the operatic repertoire. So much of what she taught me I impart to my own students. Just love you, my voice teacher and friend!!