One World Voice Studio
One World Holds Every Song
About The Studio
Personalized and holistic voice training based on the lastest voice science
Lessons from anywhere in the world with one of the nation's leading providers of online lessons
A studio that recognizes diversity is an essential part of our understanding of history and culture and celebrates the song that every voice wants to sing.
Not Afraid to Change It Up
HOW IT STARTED FOR ME
I started my voice journey in college. After I graduated with Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Vocal Performance (Classical Music) I began teaching at my alma mater. After 8 years there, I got the itch to perform and began to audition.
I left my teaching position after being offered my first cruise ship job and I soon found myself working regularly on cruise ships as a cabaret artist and a production singer/dancer, working for "The Mouse" as an entertainer at Tokyo Disney, performing as an Equity actor in theatres across the southeast, and later singing jazz at clubs regionally and in NYC. I was fortunate to nab opportunities to sing with jazz superstars like Jamey Aebersold, Christian Howes, and Howard Alden. I also began spending time in the recording studio recording projects of my own and working as a backup singer on others' projects.
For nearly 20 years my life revolved around working as a performer, taking a break to take a part-time college teaching job, and then I would hit the road again. I loved teaching but college teaching jobs were hard to find and never full-time.
Finally, I made the break. I realized I could call the shots. I could offer professional-level training in music, music theory/history, improvisation, ensemble singing, and acting to serious students outside of academia and together, the student and I could devise a course of study that would work for THEM and THEIR needs and desires. And now, that's what I do.
Wanna work on song-writing and recording techniques? Sure. Want to prepare a college music theatre audition? Not a problem. Want to keep an aging voice in shape or maybe learn a bit of jazz improvisation? We can do it. From music theory to monologues - I've got you covered.
NEVER STOP LEARNING
In 2017 I completed all three levels of the CONTEMPORARY AND COMMERCIAL MUSIC VOICE PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE at Shenandoah University and in 2018 received a VOICE STYLES SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE from Berklee. At any given time, you'll find me spending my free time in a Jazz Harmony and Arranging class, Artist Authenticity Seminars, Songwriting classes, Jazz Improv Bootcamps, Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Courses, and collaborating and experimenting with low latency online music-making platforms with colleagues across the U.S. ...I just can't get enough! And the best part is: all that I learn gets passed on to my clients.
I stay up to date on the latest pedagogy and teaching methods by seeking out continuing education opportunities such as those previously mentioned AND by active participation in professional groups such as The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NC Chapter President), Pan American Vocology Association, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), Jazz Educators' Network, Actors' Equity Association, Association for Popular Music Education, the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY'S), and the Speakeasy Cooperative for Independent Studio Owners
I'm passionate about music and singing. I'm energetic. I'm goal-oriented and am willing to embrace new ideas and technologies. I'm willing to work hard to get the job done. I'm serious about the voice and everything it can do and now the question for you is: are you ready to get serious about yours?
"Olivia said she got one word in feedback when she finished her audition and that word was "WOW!" She never would have never made the final cut without all the work you put into preparing her so thank you so much! " - Sara Baird