As an educator, I have the privilege of serving people.
In my lessons, I begin with the question “how can I serve you best today?” This is not a question to get out of having a lesson plan. It’s a question to ensure that I am listening to my students, so that they know someone will listen to them, and so I can make sure that I am using my knowledge and talents explicitly for the person in front of me. Some days, a student needs to work through technique and apply it to songs. Other days, a student needs to sit and breathe for 30 minutes. My work centers around meeting voice users where they are and co-creating a plan steeped in science-based pedagogy and play, so that their free voice (singing or speaking) can emerge. Their voice can be free when we serve and care for the individual. Through my partnership with Liz Jackson Hearns and our work at The Voice Lab, I have been serving the trans and non-binary community since 2016.
In addition to teaching individual lessons, I enjoy working with other educators and music/theater makers, sharing what I know about serving the trans and non-binary community, creating gender-affirming spaces, creating brave spaces, infusing play into our work, and transformational teaching.
As a proud voice teacher and pedagogue, I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and The Voice Foundation. I am certified in all three levels of Somatic VoiceWork™ The LoVetri Method, I have completed both levels of Estill Voice Training, and I continue my education through courses like Soul Ingredients® with Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin. I am also a proud graduate of The University of Illinois at Chicago and North Park University.
The atmosphere is very supportive and positive, from the teachers and students alike. Alexandra is very thorough, patient, creative, and flexible in her approach to music instruction – plus she makes the lessons fun!!
– Catherine, Private Voice Student