When can I perform?
I am not one of those voice teachers who will not allow you to perform "until you're polished". For many singers, performing is the reason for studying voice, but sometimes finding performance opportunities is scary and hard to do. If you sing in a church choir, we can work on music approprate for services. If church music is not for you, there are other ways to work on your performance skills.
I am a member of several professional organizations that offer student auditions at various levels, for adults as well as for high school and college-aged students. I will suggest that you participate in these auditions when I think you are ready. In addition, I usually plan a private musicale several times a year, and you will be scheduled to perform at these when you are ready.
When I think you have reached a level of skill high enough to benefit from doing so, I will invite you to my monthly voice class that focuses on performance skills. This class is intended for serious voice students only.
Yes, me again with Shelly Cohen and Robert Wayne in an Atlanta Opera Studio production of Mozart's The Impresario . The costume weighed 15 pounds, and the wig guaranteed me wet hair every day. Love that feather!