You’ll be part of a community where everyone shines, that lives and breathes innovation, and stands heads and shoulders above the rest. Musicians of all ages are empowered to explore their creativity in an enriching, supportive learning environment where students blossom into confident performers.
Rebekah is the studio owner and master teacher. She lives and breathes for teaching, playing and singing music. Her main goal as a teacher is to excite young musicians and empower them to embrace their potential as confident artists. Drawing on her decades of experience performing and more than 13 years of teaching, she strives daily to help students feel valued, have fun while learning to love music, build a culture of excellence within the community, and give students a second home where they feel totally comfortable to shine as they are!
Although she started as a classically trained pianist and singer (see credentials below), she believes that all music is relevant to learning, and branched out her teaching styles to include everything from Opera to Rap (“Hamilton”, anyone?), and even screaming rock technique. Her piano and voice students alike use the latest app technology to hone their skills, making lessons with her the epitome of 21st century learning.
What's the saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life"? That embodies my work. I'm a passionate student of music, a clinician of voice, a lover of piano, and a devoted teacher to my students. My goal is to help them fall in love with music and love it for life.
Rebekah is an incredible music teacher! She is not only talented, but also extremely personable, which makes learning so much easier. She takes the time to understand what you want to learn from and get out of your lessons. I took piano lessons from her for six years, and I could not be happier with the services she provided. Her passion for both music and teaching struck a chord in me, and I continue to practice the piano although I've moved away. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, Rebekah is able to improve your sight reading and technical skills, while still making lessons fun. I would recommend her to anyone that wants to become a skilled pianist and gain a friend in the process!
A new voice student's first lesson is used to assess their needs. We talk about why she decided to take lessons, what her long term goal is and, and what we will focus on in the short term. She'll do some warmups with me at the piano so I can determine where some of her vocal issues are, and I assign at least one homework exercise that should be worked on over the week until our next lesson. Some students may spend their first 3-4 lessons working on technique before we choose a song to study.
A new piano student gets his book at the first lesson. We have a bried discussion about the landscape of the piano, black and white keys, and high/low tones. We then move into the method book. Young students learn notes on the staff immediately, as well as rhythm. We play games on the iPad and off the bench at each lesson to reinforce learning concepts and engage little ones with stimuating activities. He will have homework pages in either or both books for practice at home and for performance at his next lesson
Older or adult students also learn rhythm and notes on the staff at their first lesson. Older students use an accelerated method book, and will have several pages of homework each week, as well as sightreading exercises on the iPad.
Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music from Morehead State University Minor in Classical Piano
Level 3 Certification in Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Method from Shenendoah University
Lessons are paid for in advance, monthly, using an automated credit card system.
$35 for 30 minutes
$45 for 45 minutes (longest lesson available for single instrument, voice or piano).
$65 for 60 minutes (only available as a split between voice and piano).
I specifically studied vocal and piano pedagogy in college with the intent to open and operate a private music lessons studio.
I've worked with every type of student over the years, including many special needs pupils. Some have been lead singers in Rock and Ska bands, some have been Gospel singers, while others have been cruise ship entertainers or simply folks who love to sing and want to do it for leisure. Piano students also come from all walks of life. In my studio now, I have an age range from 4-74 learning to play, and each day is a new adventure.
A voice student who is quite an accomplished pianist recently performed at a residential elder care facility. The entertainment director of another location was there and said Rob's voice had improved so much since the last time the directore heard him, he didn't even recognize him as the same person! Needless to say, I'm very proud of the improvement he's shown over the last two years working with me, and this will hopefully lead to him booking for playing gigs and gettign one step closer to being a performing, professional musician.
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