John is a New York City trained and experienced actor and singer who has returned home to the Peach State. He holds two degrees from New York University: a MM in Vocal Performance (Musical Theatre Emphasis) and an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. At NYU, John served as an Adjunct Professor of Voice while earning his degree and certificate. His pedagogical training has armed him with an arsenal of tools, techniques, and concepts that can elicit immediate results in performers. Many of these training techniques are scientifically researched and utilized by Vocal Health Professionals such Speech-Language Pathology and Laryngology. He believes wholeheartedly that these tools will give students of voice practical and tangible guide to healthy, mindful, and sustainable singing/speech.
John’s NYC performing credits include Ragtime, The Most Happy Fella, and Fiorello. Locally, John has performed as El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and La Boheme. In addition to performing and teaching, John is also a Producer and Director and hopes to open a theatre someday soon.
Singing is a mind-body connection. The two are interwoven and impact one another positively or negatively. John’s approach to teaching both singers and actors is to give them a new way to think about technique and identify the difference in how it feels mindfully. When the voice is working at its optimal level, the singing or speech will feel light and easy. Once a student can begin to identify the change in vocal production consciously, they are on a path to healthy and expressive singing.