Celeste

About

Celeste has worked with the best in the music business:

Shel Silverstein, songwriter, cartoonist, author (A boy Named Sue, The Cover of the Rolling Stone, The Unicorn Song)

Stan "Doc" Penridge, songwriter, guitarist (Kiss, Beth)

Jay Dee Maness, pedal steel guitarist (Eric Clapton, Tears in Heaven, Buck Owens' Buckaroos, Vince Gill, The Byrds, Gram Parsons)

John Beland, guitarist, vocalist (Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, The Bellamy Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Ricky Nelson, The Brady Bunch theme)

Steve Duncan, drummer (Emmy Lou Harris, Roger Miller, Carl Perkins, John Denver, The Byrds, Ricky Nelson, The Desert Rose Band)

Mandi Martin, producer, recording artist, singer-songwriter, pinball world record holder (Ricky Nelson, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffet, Jan & Dean, Ray Charles)

Andrea Robinson, vocalist (Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act, Queen Athena in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, Paul McCartney)

Laura Creamer, vocalist (Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby, Glenn Frye, Van Morrison, Kid Rock, Eric Clapton)

Darlene Koldenhoven, vocalist, arranger (Yanni, Sister Act, Clare Fischer)

Frank Willson, producer, BSW and Universal Records (Willie Nelson, Larry Butler, David Frizzell)

Maryann Price, vocalist (The Kinks, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Asleep at the Wheel)

I LOVE music! I have the best job in the world! I get to work with wonderfully talented people of all ages doing something that is a pleasure.

Thanks to all of you who keep me playing!


Highlights

Hired 14 times
1 employee
30 years in business
Serves Vero Beach , FL

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Specialties

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

Photos and videos


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    Kim E.

    She’s an amazing teacher!
    Learned a lot!
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    July 01, 2021
    Hired on Lessons

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    Margie E.

    Very personable. Celeste explained her program, invited questions and feedback. She gave constructive comments. We had an enjoyable experience. I would recommend Celeste to my friends.
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    December 14, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Frequently asked questions

    Let's look at your goals and objectives. Let's make it happen!

    Let's give you the skills you need to play and sing your favorite songs.

    We can also prepare for auditions, performances, recordings, or even karaoke.

    Please note that since lessons.com has gotten greedy and quintupled their prices for leads, I am not able to respond through this service. Yet I am still available to help you. Please contact me directly or through another service. Thanks.
    Education: 
    Brown University BA Economics
    Worcester School of the Performing Arts
    West Boylston High School - Valedictorian
    Private Berklee-trained instructors

    Toured the world performing at 5 star hotels. Played the Ritz Carlton,
    Queen Mary, Hotel La Jolla, etc.

    • Produced 2 full length CD's and many demos (see song link to left for samples)
    • Ivy league degree/30 years experience.

    $55 per hour, $45 per half hour, payable in advance at time of booking. This is for students who pay for the month (4 sessions) up front -- $220 or $180. Single lessons (or trial lessons) are $60 per hour or $50 per half hour.

    24 hour notice cancellation policy.

    My students usually say we practice "to make perfect" or "to get better". I practice because it's fun! If I can make time to practice, then I have a life filled with music, and that's the life that I love!

    1. Performed for Madeleine Albright, the first woman US Secretary of State, John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, and Kim Dae-Jung, S. Korean President.

    2. Worked with Shel Silverstein, Paul Marshall of Strawberry Alarm Clock, Stan "Doc" Penridge of Kiss, John Beland of the Belamy Brothers, Louis Johnson, and many more...

    3. Audition and performance preparation

    4. Resume and cover letter writing

    5. Recording and producing

    6. Just having fun learning music!

    I was honored to play for the opening of Louise Hay's film "You Can Heal Your Life".

    Look for someone knowledgeable and experienced, but who can also put you at ease and help to open up your instrument. Someone who can evoke your best performance.

    None. I can help you with this.

    Services offered

    Piano
    Singing
    Acting
    Music Theory
    Organ