My mission is to make singing accessible to people of all ages and abilities. My goal is to not only teach students to sing in a healthy, productive way, but to work with them to become versatile and well-rounded artists.
I have been teaching online voice lessons since 2017 - well before the Covid-19 pandemic. I'm an expert at navigating all of the challenges that virtual singing throws our way. I require that all of my students have a Google account, and a way to see me and their Google account at the same time during our Zoom lessons.
My studios (New York City, Philadelphia, Albany, and Online) consist of students ranging from children as young as six who just like to sing, to high school students preparing to major in performance in college, to adult professionals, auditioning for Broadway tours. I teach private voice and acting lessons, coachings, group classes, and master classes ranging from 30 minutes to day-long workshops. I am a firm believer in that everyone can and should sing! Just because you don't want to pursue singing professionally does not mean you can't enjoy taking voice lessons.
"Casie has been my daughter’s “virtual” voice and acting teacher for about 3 years now. I can’t say enough about how accommodating and professional Casie is - she puts together a Google drive with all the information, comments and music tracks that she is working on with our daughter - so we can stay updated and our daughter has clear insightful comments to look back on to improve her skills. Casie is delightful and creative -which is important for our daughter’s learning style and personality. Casie has been wonderfully flexible in doing FaceTime and Zoom lessons with our daughter, which accommodates her busy schedule in a way that local lessons were unable to do. If our daughter is auditioning for a role, she immediately assists with notes on the music as well as acting suggestions and tips. Also, as a speech-language pathologist, I so appreciate Casie’s understanding of vocal health and good breath support and how she incorporates that in everything from warm-up exercises to vocal techniques to teach her students how to keep their vocal cords healthy while singing! We love Casie and highly recommend her as a voice and acting teacher!"
"As an adult student getting in to singing, I was scared, and full of doubt both from myself, and from the trauma of being told I didn't have a good voice as a child. I always loved singing, but my middle school and high school chorus teacher told me I didn't have a good voice and that I should stand in the back. I quit singing in chorus and this discouraged me from getting back into singing until I met Casie. She convinced me to try it again, and I couldn't be more grateful. She builds such a safe environment for me to fail safely in until I succeed. "Strong and wrong" she says is the best way to sing in our lessons so she can "address what is wrong, and go from there." Casie is excellent at explaining where a problem is coming from, and how to fix it. She has opened up my breathing for singing, but also everyday life. I could not be more grateful for the gift she has given me to sing again after almost 30 years."
"It took me a long time to finally find a voice teacher who could accommodate my schedule and insecurities, but Casie does that for me every week. She has helped me address my insecurities and brings out confidence I never knew I had. I always thought of myself as a dancer only, and never went to "sing first" auditions, but with Casie's help, I confidently attend "singer calls." She customizes exercises just for me and makes practice tracks for me to use at home. Her organization and attention to detail makes each lesson run smoothly, and she maintains contact with me outside of lessons to ensure I have everything I need. I have made more progress with her in a year's time than I have made singing under anyone else's guidance. I now feel comfortable going in for auditions and putting myself out there!"
"My daughter had the privilege to take singing and acting classes with Casie for a year. Working with Casie was like pure Magic. Within a few months I noticed my child was trying types of songs that were challenging and fit her voice so beautifully. Casie is professional, always on-time, flexible, friendly and a joy to be around. She is fun and unique. Casie was able to make my daughter more confident and push her to have no fears and do her best. We love Casie and we are forever grateful for all she has done for Mahnaz."
"Before taking lessons with Casie, I knew barely anything about vocal technique. Through her lessons I learned to develop a full, rich, and healthy sound. Casie taught me not only how to properly use my voice, but how to transform a song into an emotional journey through each word I sing. She helped me grow so much as a performer and taught me many things that I use in every audition I go to."
"Casie helped me combat my audition anxiety. I had no confidence in myself when it came to theatre, and Casie really helped change that. We worked on my nervous ticks and the strength of my voice, and in the end, my confidence level went up a lot. I reauditioned for a company that original turned me away, and after working with Casie, I got in! She still helps me whenever I need it."
"In just a few months Casie has helped not only my vocal skills but also my confidence sky rocket. With her help I have been able to add new songs to my rep, and successfully prepare for college auditions. She makes warming up and vocal exercises fun and has the amazing ability to tailor different exercises to my exact need. I now feel comfortable and courageous enough to share my voice with the world thanks to Casie!"