"invest in the art, not the part..."
Originally from South Florida, my career began in New England with a private voice studio teaching singers of all ages. Shortly after, The Boston Conservatory asked me to join their faculty as the Voice for Dancers instructor. Now with over ten years private and collegiate teaching experience (University of the Arts, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Rider University, Rowan University), I have discovered the fundamental importance of the relationship between human learning and emotions as well as artistic development. Using Rational Living Therapy techniques and Voice Lesson by Design, I offer a unique approach to teaching that's catered solely to the individuality of each singer.
-New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training: 40 Hour Pedagogy Certification
-National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists Mental Health Certification
-New Skills Academy Childhood Psychology Certification
-Master of Music; Opera Performance (The Boston Conservatory)
-Bachelor of Music; Voice Performance (Stetson University)
-Zumba Fitness Certification
I was fortunate to attend and graduate from Bak Middle School of the Arts and A.W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts in Palm Beach County. This education positively shaped my life and brought immense happiness to my adolescent years.
Helping students prepare for Bak and Dreyfoos auditions is a special and meaningful collaboration. To work with young emerging artists that have an interest in cultivating their talent in an educational setting is an honor.
I offer exceptional training and audition preparation for the musical theater and vocal major tracks.
Everyone. The Song-Heart Connection and Vocal Studio was designed to offer opportunities for personal and/or musical growth. Whether you are looking to simply enhance the quality of your life or wish to improve your vocal performance, The Song-Heart Connection and Vocal Studio will not only help you feel better, it will help you be better.
Using music as a guide for unlocking and processing our feelings is HEALING. During this emotionally and mentally challenging time, singing can do WONDERS for the body, mind and soul.
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques
-Navigating Cognitive Emotive Dissonance
-Rational Living Therapy Techniques
-Overcoming Performance Anxiety
-Voice Lesson by Design
My clients who have pursued professional careers in the arts have been seen in/on Broadway, national tours, regional theaters, Spotify, Apple Music, movies, commercials and more.
Other clients include:
...and the list goes on!
75 minutes: $100
60 minutes: $80
30 minutes: $40
15 minute consult: complimentary
Desiree currently offers private lessons/sessions via FaceTime and Zoom.
Whether it's studying voice to advance your technique as a professional, learning to sing for the first time or interest in self discovery through music, The Song-Heart Connection and Vocal Studio is thrilled to assist you on your journey.