Q&A with Vanessa
Which musician would you like to play with?
Lake Street Dive, Gabriels
Which musician has influenced you the most?
Mitski, Madison Cunningham, Amanda Palmer, Fiona Apple…the list goes on!
What can you teach me better on your instrument than any other teacher?
How to enjoy any song you’re learning!
How did you learn to play your instrument?
Lessons since age 7
What equipment do you play on today?
Which personal trait helped you the most while practicing?
Being a bit of a perfectionist
What does your instrument have that others don't?
Every voice is wonderfully unique, so mine carries a little bit of who I am whenever I sing
How do you handle children?
Well! Kids are so much fun to work with because they’re so good at making friends and meeting new people.
What has been your greatest experience as a musician so far?
Getting the opportunity to score music for some short films and other projects.
What was the biggest stage you played on?
Which record would you take with you to the desert island?
“Be The Cowboy” by Mitski
Besides music, what else is important in your life?
My dog, my partner, my family, and good food.
Level(s) Comfortable Teaching
Beginner to Advanced
What languages can you teach in?
What's your age?
Bands, Projects, Notable Performances, Collaborations
The Mitchell Thomas Experience, “Stages”
Other Music-related work / goals
Composing and scoring
Voice over, video games, reading, playing with my dog