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Shenandoah University Conservatory (Commercial Music)
Hey there! If you are reading my bio, then we have something in common: a love and passion for learning music! Music is a unique subject to study: there is so much to learn, and some of it is constantly changing as technology and new discoveries bring us more insight and new ways to experiment with sound. This is one of the things that I love about music. I also love that it can help soothe even the most frustrating of days, and as humans, we cannot go a single day without hearing it.
Playing and teaching are both passions of mine. I've been teaching private music lessons for almost 6 years! My specialty is helping voice students to find their natural, free voice. I am certified to train singers functionally using a method called Somatic VoiceWork, The LoVetri Method, and I have had so much success using it with my current voice students (it's so wonderful, that even famous singers are using it!).
Although voice is my favorite to teach, I also love training my other students! I also teach piano, flute, guitar, and even ukulele. I use all genres of music in lessons, and will make sure that you are playing or singing pieces that you like.
I have a tiny home studio in East Haddam. My home is cozy and welcoming and a great place to learn. Why not get in touch with me and set up a lesson? There's absolutely nothing to lose, and only good news when it comes to music!
I've been a musician since I was 12 and have learned an awful lot in that time! I sing daily (whether it's to practice my own skills, teach, or perform), and voice was my main instrument when I was in college. I've continued to study through my own research and certifications. I also play flute regularly, both in practice and performance. My guitar and piano skills come from a minor in classical guitar and piano, as well as from my husband, who is also a phenomenal guitarist and teacher. Since I am also a song writer, I use my aural and sight reading skills often.
Get In touch with me soon! I have and will continue to teach students of all ages and with many different goals. Whether you want to learn to play for your own enjoyment, to be able to liven up a party, or to peruse a degree in music, I can help you reach your goals. Through practice and hard work (yes, it takes work!), I believe that anybody can learn any instrument, including the voice! Let's make music together! Hey there! If you are reading my bio, then we have something in common: a love and passion for learning music! Music is a unique subject to study: there is so much to learn, and some of it is constantly changing as technology and new
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I've been writing music since I was a teen. I've taken several college courses on songwriting as well as workshops. I write for my band and we have lots of success with my tunes. I also have several private students whom I guess through compositions of their own.
I have been playing flute since I was in the second grade. I struggled at first but had a very dedicated band teacher who gave me private lessons because he saw potential in me. I like to pass on that legacy of his, so I continue to practice, teach and learn flute techniques for all genres, including jazz, which is where I apply my flute abilities with my band (and a student).
I have taught groups of young children both with and without their parents. I have researched what the best musical concepts to teach young children are, and how it affects their development.
I have been playing guitar since I was a teen and have several private guitar students.
My college major was Commercial Music, now referred to as music production. I record my private students regularly and have recorded my own band. I did my internship at a recording studio in Memphis, TN.
I have played piano since I was in grade school and minored in piano when I was in college. I have several private piano students and play daily myself. I am also constantly learning new things about the piano so as to keep up with new styles and techniques that are in demand by my students.
I have been teaching private music lessons for almost six years. I attended Shenandoah University Conservatory as a commercial music (music production) major, with a minor in classical guitar and piano. I teach, practice and perform regularly.
I have a great understanding of music theory and am a song writer myself. I understand what makes a good song (in most genres), and have taken classes on this subject in school and as workshops. My own songs are often praised and I have guided students through writing their own songs.
Teaching a student to develop their voice is my specialty. I am passionate about it and have recently become certified to teach using a functional method called Somatic VoiceWork (TM) The LoVetri Method. I have had a huge amount of success using this method and carry an average of 10-12 private voice students.