Ms. Abbey has over 14 years vocal and 5 years piano experience. As an accomplished performer, she has competed in and auditioned for University Interscholastic League (UIL) Solo and Ensemble, Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Allstate Choir, and several choral festivals and talent shows throughout the continental United States.
Ms. Abbey has spent many years focused on independent vocal study with a concentrated effort on traditional instruction and Broadway/musical technique. To enhance her ability to connect with her students, she has spent the last few years refining her skills on the piano.
With a teaching style guided by compassion and patience, Ms. Abbey believes lessons should be personalized and adaptable to the varying needs of her students. Over the years, Ms. Abbey has integrated several genres into her instruction and everyday practice. Her favorites are jazz/blues, pop, and rock.
Ms. Abbey knows that singing and playing the piano can be both fun, and at times, intimidating, but with encouragement and determination, students can accomplish anything!
With beginners, we start with a basic understanding of breathing mechanisms, body alignment and resonance through vocal exercises and simultaneously proceed with an appropriate repertoire.
With advanced singers, we keep working on all aspects of vocal technique including vowel alignment and modification, diction, range, and other aspects related to the repertoire of their choice (classical vs. music theater and CCM). We include “vocal coaching” in lessons as well, which is accompanying students on piano, helping with learning new repertoire, stylistic, and overall musicality.