I have been teaching voice & piano for 18 years. Presently I have my own music studio in my home. Before teaching in my home I taught voice at Minnesota Valley School of Music in Richfield, MN and voice and piano at LaMusique Music Studio in Minnetonka, MN.m
I studied classical voice at Indiana University and while attending there I sang in the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera performance of “Aida”. I also studied voice at the University of Minnesota and privately with Madalyn Traun. In addition I studied vocal jazz privately and in a workshop setting with Janice Borla who was the head of the Vocal Jazz Department at North Central College in Naperville, IL as well as with Les Tucker a well known jazz performer in the Chicago area and with Vicky Mountain at the MacPhail School of Music in Minneapolis, MN. I studied piano in northern Minnesota and attended several teacher workshops at St. Thomas in St.Paul, MN and at LaMusique Music Studio in Minnetonka, MN.
I take a real interest in getting to know each student, their interests & passions not only in music but in life. I strive to encourage them along their learning journey & to make learning to sing or play the piano the fun & special experience I believe it is. I aim to provide that experience by offering a wide variety of music, methods, & activities (games, composer studies, songwriting, etc.) I also bring to each lesson all the musical experiences I’ve had such as studying voice for over 35 years, studying piano, mutual collaboration with other teachers as well as singing , writing & performing classical. spiritual, jazz, light rock & country music.
**i offer lessons to all ages from young children to adults. If you are interested in having more than 1 student have lessons, I offer a reduced rate for any additional students.
I enjoy helping my students to learn &/or improve their musical skills . I also enjoy seeing them get satisfaction when they have mastered a difficult passage in a piece whether piano or voice. I get great pleasure in getting to know each student & in helping them realize any musical goals they have for themselves.
I started piano lessons with Rochelle at the age of 9, and then moved to voice lessons a few years later. I worked with her until I was 18, and those 9 years really shaped who I am today. Rochelle helped me grow as a musician, pushed me to try new things, and helped me appreciate music all together. Rochelle is a wonderful teacher who wants her students to succeed and grow as people and musicians. She is very passionate for music and teaching people to be proud musicians. Rochelle really cares for her students, and wants to see them succeed.