life has always been about singing and entertainment. Beginning at the
age of six I developed both vocal and stage skills as a singer and
entertainer on the TV program 'The Howdy Doody Hour' in New York City.
The show was one of TV's first and longest-running children's
entertainment series. I was also a regular on two other children's
shows: 'Happy's Party' out of Pittsburgh PA and 'Giant Tiger' out of
high school and college years were spent studying vocal performance.
During high school, at the age of 14, I was given a scholarship to the
Cleveland Institute of Music. During college, while pursuing my BFA
from Carnegie Mellon, I was awarded three Carnegie Awards: two in Voice
and one in Piano for 'Outstanding Performance in a Competition'. Upon
graduation I was awarded a Teaching Fellowship towards my Master's
Degree and in the early 70's was listed in the 'Outstanding Young Women
of America' publication (listed under Judy Zabetakis). From the late
70's to the early 80's I immersed myself in the pure form of the
Belcanto Technique methodology in Germany. It was at this time my
concert career in Germany, Austria and Spain flourished. It is this
pure form of the Belcanto Technique that is the basis of my teaching, as
the voice building aspect of it significantly increases range within
weeks and heals abused voices.