Stephanie had been playing piano and singing the majority of her life. She started piano lesson at the age of 4, and took classical lessons through her high school years. She started singing more formally at the beginning of high school and went on to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2012. During her time in college, she participated in high level vocal ensembles, and sang multiple lead roles in UMSL's Opera Theatre Ensemble. She is also an accomplished liturgical musician, and has collaborated with musicians and ensembles throughout the St. Louis area, including 8 years with the Cathedral Basilica as section leader and cantor.
She has been teaching private lessons for about 15 years, both in a studio environment as well as in her own private studio. She is passionate about giving her students a solid musical foundation, rooted in classical theory and technique principles. She believes that this foundation enables a student to confidently branch out and explore other genres. She encourages her students to find genres that they love, such as Broadway, Pop, or Jazz, and enjoy studying and practicing those styles alongside more traditional styles that will enhance their technique and musical skills.
Stephanie is committed to creating a personalize approach based on your learning style and musical interests, and she looks forward to working with you!