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"AS A GRADUATE STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, I ENROLLED IN DR. RADIONOFF’S VOCAL PEDAGOGY CLASS. FOR THE FIRST TIME, BASIC PEDAGOGICAL CONCEPTS SUCH AS BREATHING AND PHONATION BEGAN TO MAKE SENSE. IN ADDITION TO INTENSE ANATOMICAL STUDY, THE COURSE EXPLORED TEACHING STYLES, VOCAL HEALTH, REPERTOIRE FOR ALL FACHS, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SINGING, AND THE REHABILITATION OF INJURED VOICES. HER TEACHING STYLE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT MATTER MADE PEDAGOGY FASCINATING. I GOT PERMISSION TO STUDY WITH SHARON FOR THE REMAINDER OF MY GRADUATE STUDIES AND IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I’VE MADE. SHARON RECOGNIZED MY VOCAL POTENTIAL AND MADE AN EFFORT TO FIND OUT WHAT I LIKED ABOUT MY SINGING BEFORE WE EVEN DISCUSSED WHAT NEEDED TO BE ADDRESSED. THIS APPROACH, LIKE MANY OF HERS, EMPHASIZED POSITIVE THINKING AND REINFORCED WHAT I DID WELL. SHE ENCOURAGED ME TO SET REASONABLE GOALS THAT COULD BE REALISTICALLY ATTAINED.

            WHETHER POST GRADUATE SCHOOL IN THE ARENA OF OPERA COMPANY APPRENTICESHIPS, TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL, OR PERFORMING MULTIPLE GENRES IN NEW YORK, I AM GRATEFUL FOR SHARON'S GUIDANCE. I HAVE NEVER MET ANYONE WITH THE PASSION AND EXCITEMENT SHE HAS FOR THE FIELD OF VOCAL PEDAGOGY AND HER GIFTS TO WORK WITH SUCH A WIDE SPECTRUM OF VOICES. WITH SHARON, THERE IS NO EGO: SHE IS CONFIDENT, NEVER COCKY, AND HAS A CONTAGIOUS SENSE OF PEACE THAT SURROUNDS ANY ENVIRONMENT SHE INHABITS.”