I work with voice majors for graduate school audition prep, professionals, semi-professionals, high school performance-track students, and avid amateurs, as well as the occasional rehabilitation referral from Duke Voice Care Center or UNC Voice Center.

Wherever you are in your own singing path, I want to help you move forward technically by using your body more efficiently, releasing tension, and moving work to the muscles that promote free and easy singing.  I want you to discover the unique sound of your voice when tension barriers are down and your focus is on communication.  I want you to learn to sing by what you are doing and how it feels rather than by how it sounds to you.  I want our work together to free you up to sing for joy.

Private Lessons Audition or Consultation

Individual lessons are available by either 1.  a free audition or 2.  a paid consultation.

1.  After a free audition I will let you know my availability.

2.  If you prefer a paid 30-minute consultation ($50), you will receive a voice evaluation, recommendations for teachers in the area (including my availability), community and church choir recommendations, and a referral for any vocal health problems.

Contact me by email to schedule an audition or consultation.

STUDIO POLICY  2021-2022

 To set the teacher free to create quality lessons adapted to the individual voice, personality and goals by:

  • offering a clear schedule with flexible choices for you
  • agreeing on professional business practices between teacher and client
  • communicating student responsibilities that promote consistent, long term progress.

SCHEDULE August 16, 2021 – July 21, 2022

Youth/High School Studio Schedule.  In your Annual Subscription you will be scheduled for 36 lessons between August 16, 2021 and July 21, 2022.

Continuing Ed (Adult) Schedule.  Adults may choose an Annual Subscription above or the Every-other week Subscription (or Monthly, if spots are available).  Adults and newly-joining students also have a 9-week Summer Subscription option.

Flex Weeks.  Your annual schedule includes four flex weeks, in November, February, April, and July.  If you miss a lesson or anticipate missing a lesson for any reason, you may schedule a lesson on a flex day or join a group class scheduled during Flex Weeks. You may also switch lessons with another student to avoid an absence.  There will be no other makeup lesson or refunds.

In-person lessons/events.  Only students who present their up-to-date Covid immunization record will be allowed to sing in my home studio or in-person studio performances.  It is settled science that singing is one of the principle ways to spread Covid.  As a professional advocate for respiratory health, I encourage everyone to stay vaccinated for this virus and have your annual flu vaccine.

Online lessons.  If you are unvaccinated, traveling, stranded by weather, or not feeling well, we can still have online lessons!  If you have symptoms of oncoming illness, please text me to meet you on Zoom.  The only time you should not have a lesson for sickness is when you have a fever or are truly hoarse (and then, do not sing, talk or whisper).   Please update your Zoom program regularly.

NATS Auditions.   After at least six months of lessons, annual subscription students who are making vocal progress and memorizing songs will be eligible to enter the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions.  NATS aims for you to have a positive experience auditioning, as well as receive encouragement and valuable suggestions from several judges.  Music Theater and CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music includes alternative singing styles such as jazz and country) auditions occur in November, and NC NATS Classical Auditions will take place in February.

Studio Recitals.  Studio recitals give you incentive to polish your performance skills and get experience in front of a supportive audience.


  • All payments should be delivered electronically or in US mail.
  • Most banks and credit unions will schedule and mail recurring payment free of charge.
  • I accept payment via Zelle.
  • You may include any additional fees (scores, NATS, etc.) in the next payment.
  • *YOU MAY TAKE A $10 DISCOUNT on each monthly payment received prior to the 1st of the month. If your payment will qualify for a discount, please deduct it from the payment.




Rumours of Passion, Cambridge-Duke Voices, Toby Young, conductor





Several Linnartz students and area singers accompanied her to Cambridge, UK to sing in the Cambridge-Duke Voices concert in Clare College Chapel, sponsored by Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.