About

Kathleen Westfall – Voice Teacher in Rosenberg, TX

Students of Kathleen Westfall are confident and expressive singers. They have a strong understanding of technique that gives them the artistic freedom they desire. They know how to take what is in their hearts and minds and put it into their musical performances with passion and excitement. They love to sing and it shows!

Kathleen is excited to be teaching in Houston. A local performer and teacher, Kathleen is currently teaching voice lessons privately in the Houston area and singing nationally with various groups and with her husband, pianist/vibraphonist James Westfall. Kathleen earned her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from The State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2008 and her Doctorate Degree in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2012. From 2012 through the fall of 2014 she founded and directed The 9th Ward Opera Company in New Orleans. She has ten years of experience teaching voice privately, to students in grades K-12, and at the university level.

She truly enjoys working with singers and helping them to develop their unique voices. There is never a dull moment during Kathleen’s lessons because she believes that the amount of energy a teacher gives during a lesson is reciprocated by the student. Among the most satisfying teaching experiences for her have been the studio-wide workshops she has lead on healthy singing techniques in contemporary commercial music styles.  Please see her resume for her qualifications. Westfall focuses on developing the voice in a fun, healthy, and artistic way. Even though Dr. Westfall is a classical singer, she does not expect/encourage her students to sing in that style; she teaches all styles of singing.

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Some of the benefits of taking voice lessons at the studio in Rosenberg:

 

  • Work on your favorite music and prepare for performances in a quiet, focused studio environment
  • Learn how to properly support your voice to avoid vocal fatigue
  • Strengthen your voice and gain control

 

  • Gain Confidence

Through singing lessons and positive individual attention, you will gain confidence not only in your singing abilities, but also in overall confidence through presenting yourself in front of people. You will gain confidence in the quality of your speaking voice and improve clarity, tone, diction, and expression. With a strong technique under your belt, you can make the most of your talents.

 

  • Increase self-pride

Enjoy the personal achievement of developing your musical talents to their fullest extent

 

  • Get happy!

It is fun to sing and it has been proven to increase overall well-being: it can lower blood pressure, sooth stress, anxiety, and chronic pain, and promote healthy, deep breathing.

 

  • Self Expression

Learning to sing opens you up to a varied emotional landscape that you can access and express through your body and your voice. When you understand and connect with music in this deep way, your intellect and your emotions are stimulated and expressed, and your life is more meaningful and rich.

 

  • Breathe

Singing requires you to breathe deeply. Access and use the full power and potential of your deepest breathing.

 

  • Focus

Develop advanced levels of concentration and self-awareness through the practice of developing your vocal technique.

 

  • Be creative!

Singing challenges you to use your creative mind and express your own unique voice!
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