I am the founder and director of the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble, and have performed as a vocal soloist with many local orchestras, ensembles and choruses. I have been teaching Voice and Ear Training at Berklee College of Music in Boston for over 28 years, and in 2010 received the Distinguished Faculty Award. I have been granted numerous Boston Cultural Council Awards, Berklee College Faculty Development Grants and a Berklee Faculty Fellowship Award. My education includes a BM in Opera Singing from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and a MM from Boston University studying voice with Phyllis Curtin and James Demler. I have continued my vocal studies with Carol Mastrodomenico and Chandler Thompson.
Vocal Pedagogy Study
"Robin is an excellent voice teacher; I have studied with her for several years. Of all the voice teachers I've had, Robin has been the best at figuring out exactly what vocal exercises to use to physically change my technique so that I sound much better, sing relaxed (without physical tension or strain) and maintain a consistent good quality of sound throughout the extent of my vocal range. Although Robin is a classical singer and I am primarily a jazz singer, she is able to work with me in the style that I choose and to help me improve in that style. She is very musical, has had extensive performing experience and is very knowledgeable about music in general since she has a Master's from Boston University and is a Berklee College of Music faculty member. (She received the Distinguished Faculty Award at Berklee a couple of years ago for her high quality of teaching.) She also has a great sense of humor and makes her lessons interesting and fun. I highly recommend her to any vocalist seeking better technique and musicality."
Pedogogy Studies with
Longy School of Music and Tufts University
Brigham and Women's Hospital