I have had great teachers throughout my life! Voice teachers, directors, conductors, math teachers, and more. As I thought of the teacher who was probably the most influential in the course of my life, it is Judith Nicosia. She was my voice teacher, my last year at Westminster Choir College, but more importantly, I had her for three terms of Vocal Pedagogy and she opened a world for me of vocal science, critical thinking and holistic teaching. She is a gifted singer and the most supportive voice teacher I have ever had. She inspires confidence and shows possibilities! She respects the singer she teaches and remains a source of guidance throughout our lives.
I know many who have felt her guidance and support…and love! She is a caring human being, too.
If I am a successful voice teacher, she is the example I look to. I’m terrible at keeping in touch with her and I should do better. I wanted her to know that I hear her voice often and that the last lesson a few years ago is still paying dividends.
I am so fortunate to have you as a teacher and when this virus is gone and I can travel to the United States again, I will pay you another visit. Thank you for a lifetime of guidance!