I teach for the love of teaching. I have a passion for watching my voice and harp students succeed and go on to universities with full scholarships, go on to become professional performers, and for my professionals to be able to enhance their careers or restart stalled careers.
With the harp, I specialize in ergonomics: making sure you sit in a way that optimizes your comfort, posture and breathing, and that ensures the harp is held securely so you don't have to worry about it. I also teach proper hand technique (closed hand) in order to quickly eliminate pain and increase speed. I teach a wide variety of beginning and advanced finger techniques and bracketing, or harp fingering notation, to increase the facility with which you play. I can assign you appropriate repertoire in a number of styles. Most importantly, I can assist in many cases with note reading which is designed specifically to improve the way you look at a piece of music to speed up understanding and the translation between the notes and the fingers on the strings.
In approach, I teach Salzedo and French technique: I studied with Marjorie Call, the wife of Carlos Salzedo, and with Vickie Demartini-Ruggieri.
With the voice, I also specialize in ergonomics, but in a different way. I first optimize your breath management and vocal support. Most of good singing is wrapped up in good breathing and breath management. I help in the creation of an appropriate vocal line so that there is smooth sound production regardless of your vocal range or preferred style of singing. I can help you discover your vibrato or refine the one you have. I can help you eliminate any trace of a "wobble" and teach you to sing either with or without a vibrato. I can mend the transitions (register changes) or "breaks" within your voice. I can help you discover, through my unique method, exactly what you sound like, and exactly what to do in order to optimize your sound in a short time.
In approach, I teach Bel Canto, as well as my own method which employs recording and playback. In my experience, most vocal problems are resolved very quickly with small physiological adjustments. In my opinion, anyone can learn to sing well.
For the performer about to audition or go onstage, I can teach stage presence and deportment, diction, proper carriage, and suggest appropriate repertoire.
Moira Greyland, harpist, folk harper, opera singer, Celtic singer, harp teacher and singing teacher, gives voice lessons and harp lessons locally and performs in the following cities and counties:
Alamo, Albany, Almaden Valley, American Canyon, Antioch, Atherton, Alameda, Alameda County, Bay Area, Bay Point, Bayview-Montalvin, Bel Marin Keys, Belvedere, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Bethel Island, Blackhawk, Black Point-Green Point, Bolinas, Brentwood, Brisbane, Burlingame, Byron, Camino Tassajara, Campbell, Canyon, Carmel, Colma, Clayton,Clyde, Concord, Contra Costa Centre, Contra Costa County, Corte Madera, Crockett, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Diablo, Dillon Beach, Discovery Bay, Dogtown, Dublin, East Bay, East Palo Alto, El Cerrito, El Granada, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Evergreen, Fairfax, Felton, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Greenbrae, Half Moon Bay, Hamilton, Hasford Heights, Hayward, Hercules, Hillsborough, Hollister, Ignacio, Inverness, Inverness Park, Kensington, Kentfield, Lafayette, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, La Honda, Larkspur, Las Gallinas, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Lucas Valley-Marinwood, Marin, Marin City, Marin County, Marshall, Martinez, Menlo Park, Millbrae,Mill Valley, Milpitas, Montara, Monterey, Monte Sereno, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Moss Beach, Mountain View, Muir Beach, Napa, Napa County, Newark, Nicasio, Novato, Oakland, Oakley, Olema, Orinda, Pacheco, Pacifica, Palo Alto, The Peninsula, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, Point Reyes Station, Port Costa, Princeton by the Sea, Redwood City, Richmond, Rodeo, Rollingwood, The Rose Garden, Ross, Salinas, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Francisco County, San Geronimo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Silicon Valley, San Anselmo, San Leandro, San Jose, San Jose County, San Mateo, San Mateo County, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz, Santa Teresa, Santa Venetia, Saratoga, Sausalito, Silver Creek, Sleepy Hollow, Solano County, The South Bay, South San Francisco, South Valley, Stanford, St. Helena, Strawberry, Sunnyvale, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, Tara Hills. Tiburon, Tomales, Walnut Creek, Watsonville, West Valley, Willow Glen, Woodacre, Union City, Vine Hill, Yountville
Additionally, Moira Greyland performs in the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona,Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia), West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming,