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, and Virtual) 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!"
"Casie is an incredible talent and teacher and so much fun to be around! She brings an infectious positive energy to each session. We spoke about my personal goals for lessons (not being afraid to sing in soprano range, increase vocal agility, and strengthen the passaggio), and she chose appropriate pieces to challenge me and improve my technique. Working together, she has helped me to identify areas in my voice where it feels less strong, and expertly provides exercises to pinpoint those areas. As our lessons have progressed, we have worked more on mixing, and focused on bringing up the chest voice and belt. I am so much more aware of what is happening physically while singing, and have begun to differentiate the feeling in placement. Rather than overwhelm with the serious technical details all at once (there are SO MANY!), Casie adeptly integrates them slowly into lessons, allowing time to understand and embody each adjustment. Working with Casie, my range has extended significantly and my confidence continues to increase. I love working with Casie, my voice lessons are the highlight of my week."
"I have been taking voice lessons with Casie for over two years. I am an adult student and I didn’t have a strong musical background and I want to work on being more comfortable accompanying myself on guitar or piano. From the start, she created a very supportive environment and began with really simple things that helped me get more comfortable with singing in front of people and above all relaxing and feeling confident with my voice. She is very perceptive about what is happening inside the body and hones in on suggestions that improve the sounds we make. Also, there is a whole second language short hand that she imparts to her students to convey/remind me how to get through challenging parts of a song."
"As student parent, its thrilling to see my 9yr old daughter confidently singing spontaneously and naturally throughout the day.
Casie has been instrumental to making singing a joyful part of our day to day lives!
As a student, I experience Casie blend understanding and persistence with focus and fun.
She has made me a much more confident and skilled singer."
"I feel so lucky to have Casie as my choir teacher. She creates such a happy, welcoming, and creative environment that is always the highlight of my week. Casie encourages everyone in class to leave our comfort zones and challenge ourselves as singers, and she always does it in such a fun and supportive way. She is so skilled as a singer and teacher, and such a joy to be around as a person. Casie is really the best!"
"Learning to sing as an adult was an entirely intimidating task before I first started working with Casie. I wasn’t completely convinced anyone could learn to sing as an adult, but working with Casie has proven otherwise. Casie has provided an amazing experience through virtual lessons. The one-on-one feedback alongside the weekly assigned exercises has helped me grow my voice more than I ever expected in a fairly short period of time. I appreciate all of the effort Casie has put in to every lesson and I’m excited to continue the journey!"
"My daughter has been working with Casie in singing class for 1.5 years now and both she (and I) absolutely adore her! She is not only an amazing talent, but an incredibly warm, compassionate and insightful teacher. My daughter continues to build a love and passion for singing and music and Casie plays a large part in that. I also took singing lessons from Casie and it was one of the most daring and creative things I have done in years! She is super encouraging and fun and supportive and a joy to be around. Both my daughter and I just love Casie and hope to work with her for many years to come!"
"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."
"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."