Layne Roberts - Voice



Where and how did you get your start in music?

I started singing when I was about 5 years old and began formal lessons when I was 11.


What is your favorite style of music to play/ What is your primary instrument? 

I do a lot of musical theater so I love singing show tunes, especially ones with a lot of emotion! 


Who is your favorite composer/musician?

My favorite composer Clara Schumann.


What inspired you to teach/what do you enjoy about teaching?

I was inspired to become a teacher because I had an amazing music teacher in high school. I love teaching young musicians, watching them grow and guiding them through the process of becoming a better musician.


How do you motivate students to practice?

By scaring them into practicing.


What are some unique things you do to make a positive impact on students’ musical growth?

By letting them have fun. It is hard to grow as a student if you are not enjoying what you’re doing. So I give them the tools to sing whatever songs they want, I do not stick to a certain genre.


If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?

A Christmas tree