Holly has been an active music educator teaching private voice lessons at the Conservatory of Central Illinois since 2007. She studied private voice with Diana Spradling, Sunny Wilkinson, Steve Zegree, and Barrington Coleman and improvisation with Michele Weir, Phil Mattson, Trent Kynaston, Sheila Jordan, Chip McNeill and Tito Carrillo. Holly encourages healthy singing for all ages and for all styles, whether classical, musical theater, jazz, funk or pop. Her methodology is rooted in recognizing healthy sensation physically and linking it with healthy sound aurally.
Holly has taught classes in Western art music, world music, and music theory at the undergraduate level. Her teaching philosophy stresses a partnership between students and teacher and an interactive environment in which critical listening and thinking skills are encouraged in order to explore music as a part of cultural life.