From Ohio’s first capital, Chillicothe, Margaret has taught private voice and piano lessons since 2003. Margaret’s solid accompaniment skills allow her to work at a performance-ready level on most repertoire with her voice students, and her strong transposition skills, along with an excellent aural and theoretical ability, allow her to work flexibly with students either going through vocal changes or simply wanting to learn a particular song in a key more suited to their range. All singers in Margaret’s studio receive sight singing instruction in addition to repertoire and technical work.
Margaret received her vocal training at the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Bexley, Ohio, where she earned a BA with a dual focus in both voice and composition. While a student there, she studied voice with both Gene Allen and Lynn Roseberry. As a student of Dr. Rocky Reuter and Dr. Mark Lochstampfor, Margaret completed all basic and advanced music theory and ear training courses by the end of her junior year. An alto section leader in the Capital University Chapel Choir under Dr. Lynda Hasseler, Margaret participated in performances in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
In addition to teaching, Margaret is an active member of Cincideutsch, Cincinnati’s newest German language and culture group. She is a student at the Tri-State German American School in Park Hills, Kentucky, where she takes both conversation and grammar courses to stay current with her strong speaking abilities. Margaret also volunteers at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives in the Cincinnati Museum Center, where she transcribes and translates historical German-American documents.
More recent trips to Germany and Spain took Margaret to Without Touch theremin workshops. She is classically trained on this highly unusual instrument, having studied with Lydia Kavina, Barbara Buchholz, Carolina Eyck, and Randy George. Margaret is a soprano soloist at Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati.
What People are saying about Margaret…
“Margaret is an incredible teacher and coach. She understands what students’ individual needs are, and has the extensive musical background to teach countless methods with absolute clarity so students understand how to best improve their singing. In a matter of minutes, she can improve the quality of sound, confidence, and performance in Stephanie’s voice.”
“As a parent, it is a joy to work with Margaret. I trust her to always have Stephanie’s best interest in mind, to know how the voice works and how it should be exercised safely, to treat my daughter with respect, and to encourage her love for music.”
“I enjoy sitting in on the lessons, because I can see the enormous impact that Margaret’s expertise and enthusiasm for music make on Stephanie’s voice and sense of self in every lesson.” –Kathy