Dr. Stephanie Music Lessons

Dr. Stephanie Music Lessons

5.0 (39)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
34 years in business

About this pro

I offer a "boutique" music lesson experience with special attention to each student's individual needs and goals-you are not just another number in a large music school.

My education (three degrees in Piano Performance from USC, plus years of vocal study), performance experience (international tours as an accompanist) and teaching experience (both university and private) give me a unique perspective. I am also involved in theatre, which gives depth to my coaching.

I use technology to work on both the audio and visual aspects of performance. Lessons are structured to include both technique and repertoire. I also offer Skype lessons for long distance clients.

Re: singing lessons, I combine the functions of three separate professionals: voice teacher, accompanist, and coach. It costs a lot less to hire one professional instead of three!

Please see my 37 5-star reviews on www.pianovoice.me.

I look forward to working with you!

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Los Angeles, CA 90049
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39 Reviews

5.0

  • Laurie K.

    I had joined a very established win in group and was so nervous about getting back to singing quality since it had been so long! I started weekly singing lessons with Stephanie and it was awesome! She went right to my needs with scales and feeling more confident about my changed voice. She utilized our time well and totally gave me great confidence as I progressed. She even thru a few fun songs of my favorite R n' R songs to make it fun. She is an outstanding musician and talented woman. Her teaching skills are wonderful, especially for someone like me so out of touch in singing with a choral group. I felt so good about myself! I highly recommend her.

  • Dennis G.

    I was very pleased with Stephanie Hutchinson. She met all of my needs and I will continue with both voice and now piano.

  • Justin C.

    Stephanie is a top notch musician, piano instructor, and human being. Her lesson plans are well structured and fun, and her enthusiasm for teaching is apparent as well. I highly recommend choosing Stephanie as your piano teacher.

  • Jennifer T.

    Dr. Stephanie is really good at finding methods that work best for YOU and your voice. She is down to earth and has a passion for helping you grow!


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first ask them to sing or play something, to assess their level. If they've never sung or played before, that's OK! We also have a conversation regarding their musical goals. Once we begin training, I use technology to work on both the audio and visual aspects of performance.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My BM, MM and DMA degrees are in Piano Performance from USC. I also studied voice with noted USC professors. As a choral accompanist (university and community choirs) I've toured Europe, Canada and Australia.

Being involved in theatre, I also emphasize the dramatic aspects of interpretation and stage deportment.

 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

60 minutes=$90. 45 minutes=$75. 30 minutes=$55 (recommended only for children; it's really too short of a time for adults to cover both technique and repertoire). I recommend that students take one lesson (paid separately) in order to try it out; after that, payment is due on the first lesson of the month, for the month.


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and levels of piano (Classical) and voice (Classical and Broadway), plus vocal coaching and accompanying. I recently began teaching sight-reading classes. I also specialize in audition preparation.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently two of my students received scholarships; one was accepted into grad school at NYU, the Old Vic, ACT and Juilliard. He’s going to Juilliard on a scholarship. He’s an actor who had never sung before studying with me.

I also coached a 13-year old in FL (by Skype) to prepare audition songs. He received a full Fine Arts scholarship to a private HS. He had never sung before our lessons.

 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The worth of music--it's not a "frill" or "add-on" but a deep human need.