Teaching PhilosophyMy teaching style is relaxed, fun, and very personalized. I place emphasis on healthy vocal production and cultivating physical self-awareness that leads to grounded, confident singing. My students display a wide range of musical backgrounds and interests, from professional and amateur opera and choral singers, to singer-songwriters, music theater, pop, folk, bluegrass, liturgical, Irish trad, rock, punk, and heavy metal vocalists. I adore working with beginners of all ages, and do my best to make lessons comfortable and engaging for students who are new to vocal practice.
Soprano Ann Moss is an acclaimed recording artist, passionate teaching artist, and champion of contemporary vocal music. Described as a “fearless performer” of some of the most challenging music of the last two hundred years, Ann’s artistic mission is to lift up contemporary vocal literature to serve as narrative for the hard to speak about issues of our times. In addition to collaborating with a dynamic array of well-known composers such as Jake Heggie, Kaija Saariaho, John Harbison, and Aaron Jay Kernis, Ann eagerly seeks out and performs music by emerging and under-represented voices at forums and festivals across the U.S. She has released two portrait albums – Currents and Love Life – both recorded and produced by multi-GRAMMY® Award winner Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound, and can be heard on releases from Angels Share Records, Albany Records, ARSIS Audio, Navona Records, Naxos Records, Ravello Records and Jaded Ibis Productions. Her most recent release, Lifeline, is a modern-day interpretation of the music of Hildegard von Bingen distilled through the lens of the artist’s experiences in quarantine. A twice-elected Governor of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy, Ann shares the organization’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, advocating for creators rights, protecting musicians in need, and saving music in our schools. A native of Lincoln, MA, she spent fifteen years living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area and now resides in Watertown with her husband, multi-instrumentalist Justin Ouellet.