My teaching stands out because my students are excited by how they are learning and growing as musicians! I teach students aged 6 to retired folks, interested in many styles of music. Many of my students have come to me as beginners and are now singing or playing guitar in their church praise teams, bands, school shows and much more. I also work with professional singers and bands to help with Harmony, blend, performance and protecting their vocal health.
I have been playing guitar since age nine; writing and singing my own music and covers for audiences since that time. I have been there and know what is needed to gain the skills and confidence to get out on stqage and do it. I think my excitement for music is infectious. My students catch the bug!
I love seeing the excitement in my students’ faces when they accomplish a new skill or notice how they have grown! I also love watching my students on stage, get better roles or solos; or seeing them grom as a professional.
I also love being a mentor for my young students and a guide in many ways for my adult students.
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Voice: Every lesson we will do some stretches to wake up the body and loosen up the facial muscles. The we do some fun exercises to increase breath control, range control and more. Finally we work on songs to perform at student recitals, school or church opportunities.
Guitar: Each lesson will be a combination of working on skills like scales, reading, new chords etc and working on songs for enjoyment and performance.
Get in touch at 617-686-7075.
I studied at Oberlin Conservatory, and graduated from Berklee College of Music. I have studied with numerous private teachers since that time. I also took masters classes at Gordon College in Teaching Kids to sing. I have spent many years teaching both private voice and guitar and teaching classes in public schools as a music teacher as well as coaching church choirs for adults and children and leading over 100 different student shows.
I have also been working as a professional musician since high school in rock, country, jazz, gospel and folk groups, wedding and original bands; singing at nursing homes and kids' parties, benefits and original gigs.
1/2 hour private lessons in person or over Skype (Based on one lesson a week and paying monthly): $28
45 minutes: $38
Hour lessons" $48
Cost to bring me to coach your band or choir is $100/ hour
Other group lessons, workshops etc are on a case by case basis.
I was always a performer with a second job to make a living... Finally I got sick of spending all day doing something that didn't matter to me to be able to play music at night, so I left sales and waitressing etc behind and started teaching in an artist in the schools program in the public schools. I loved teaching! Along the way various people asked me for private lessons and I taught some privately also on the side.
When I gave birth to twins I decided I could not adaquately teach all day in the schools and be there for my kids so I took the leap of faith to really build my private studio. At first it was supplimented by teaching classes here and there at rec departments etc until I had enough private students to make a living. - And here we are!
All types! I take students age 5- retired. Side note, not all 5 year olds have the maturity for it yet...
I have worked with students that don't think they have any musical talent and helped them to gtrow in basic skills and confidence and I have worked with professionals that needed to fix some bad habits, overcome vocal problems or build their skillset.
I also work with many Christian and gospel artists and families that want their kids to learn Christian songs for church.
I have a high school aged young man I teach over Skype. After a year or so helping him improve his ear for pitch and learn to transition between his registers etc he surprised me by landing the lead in his school's production of Grease!
Look for a teacher with patience and belief in your potential. Listen well and practice smart. Your teacher should have real world experience they can pass on and be ready to see your unique style and needs and let you be you.
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