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Charisse S.

Music Makes My World Go Round

Music Makes My World Go Round

$60/hour

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Hi, My name is Charisse. I have a Master's in Music from Morgan State University. Music concentration was in vocal performance, and also studied piano and composition. Have over 15 years experience teaching and tutoring. Have taught children in a home school setting for three years. Worked nine years as the Music/Drama Director for the Sligo Seventh Day Adventist Children's Choir ages 3-14. While teaching at Sligo SDA Church, I also worked two years as a Music Research Graduate Assistant at...

Hi, My name is Charisse. I have a Master's in Music from Morgan State University. Music concentration was in vocal performance, and also studied piano and composition. Have over 15 years experience teaching and tutoring. Have taught children in a home school setting for three years. Worked nine years as the Music/Drama Director for the Sligo Seventh Day Adventist Children's Choir ages 3-14. While teaching at Sligo SDA Church, I also worked two years as a Music Research Graduate Assistant at Morgan State University. I believe in leading my students to find their specific gifts and strengths in any walk of life. Everyone is unique and that fact must not be lost in the course of education. I value creativity and discipline on top of everything I expect from myself and my students. I like to use humor to break the stress or tension. Life is too short to be hard on yourself.


Education

Morgan State University
Masters

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Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

I have three years homeschooling experience teaching grades K-3. I hold a Master's degree in music with an emphasis in education, and taught privately for 12+ years. I was a former Choir director/Music project manager for 40-50 children ages 3-14 for 10 years. Also did musical; produced, arranged and composed music for recordings, live taping/web streaming and performances for a mega church. I also teach math and science. Specialize in tying math, music and science together and can demonstrate how they relate. I substitute taught music classes in college.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

History

Music History

Music History

I received a Master's Degree from Morgan State University in 2007. In order to be conferred the Master of Arts in music I had to be competent, proficient and an expert in each subject to pass all courses and comprehensive examinations. I was awarded an honors scholarship and assistantship in the MSU music department. In addition, I was inducted into Golden Key International Society and graduated the top of the 2007 graduate class with a 3.99 in music. Music History/ Music Appreciation- Knowledge spans from the Gregorian Chant and the 'Pope Marcellus Mass', which saved polyphony to 20th Century composers such as John Rutter's choral music and Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'. I am an expert in discussing all Western music eras, composers, compositions that made history, and the distinct characterizations of sounds that embodied each distinct musical period. The Symphony's History- I am an expert in tracing the development of the symphony from the late Baroque period through the early 20th Century. This is coupled with the working knowledge of the influential composers of symphonic music from the early Classical period to the beginning of the 20th Century. Examples are Chopin, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Brahms, etc. This includes each composers biography and their individual contributions to the symphonic genre. History of Black Music spans from the Antebellum period to the 20th Century. This area focuses specifically on the impact of religion and its lasting effects on the evolution of Black American Music. How today's culture views the music of Black Americans, which stresses the relationship of Ragtime, Jazz and Blues, and the effects that each genre had on the music of the western world. In addition, I have a working knowledge on the biographies of each of the following Black composers and two of their compositions. These composers are Nathaniel Dett, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, David Baker, Edward Kennedy Ellington, George Walker, W.C. Handy and Olly Wilson. The impact the following had on Black Music. Harry Burleigh, William Grant Still, Mungo Park, Thomas E. Bowdich, Florence Price, Dominique Rene deLerma.

Homeschool

Piano,

Piano

I earned a Master's degree in music in 2007. I have taught piano lessons for 13 years. I am a Former Children’s Music Minster/Choir Director for a congregation of 3000 people for 10 years. Music Producer, Composer/Arranger/Improviser, and Educator/Lecturer/Instructor.
Prealgebra

Math

Prealgebra

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Piano,

Piano

I earned a Master's degree in music in 2007. I have taught piano lessons for 13 years. I am a Former Children’s Music Minster/Choir Director for a congregation of 3000 people for 10 years. Music Producer, Composer/Arranger/Improviser, and Educator/Lecturer/Instructor.
Prealgebra

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I received a Master's Degree from Morgan State University in 2007. In order to be conferred the Master of Arts in music I had to be competent, proficient and an expert in each subject to pass all courses and comprehensive examinations. I was awarded an honors scholarship and assistantship in the MSU music department. In addition, I was inducted into Golden Key International Society and graduated the top of the 2007 graduate class with a 3.99 in music. Ear Training is also known as Aural Skills in the music world. In this subject the objectives for the student is to: 1. Listen and Identify intervals. Each interval is identified as either Prime (1) perfect(4,5, and 8); major (2,3,6,7,9); minor (2,3,6,7,9); and augmented/diminished (5 or 6). 2. Chord Recognition will involve simple, major, minor and inversions for triads and seventh chords. There are five types of chords that are taught in Aural skills. These chords are major, minor, augmented, half-diminished and fully diminished. Each will be played separately for beginners. As the student advances, the triad will be played together. 3. Scale Recognition will be played in melodic and harmonic minor modes, pentatonic, and in major qualities. 4. Cadence Recognition full/Perfect Authentic (V-I), Imperfect Authentic (perfect authentic cadence inverted)(v-I6), half V-V), deceptive (V-IV), Amen/plagal (IV-I). 5. Rhythm Recognitions. Clapping and playing the piano will be performed as the student dictates what is being performed. To understand and grasp these concepts the student will be given piano exercises to maximize and reinforce their learning in each of these areas.
General Music,

General Music

I received a Master's Degree from Morgan State University in 2007. In order to be conferred the Master of Arts in music I had to be competent, proficient and an expert in each subject to pass all courses and comprehensive examinations. I was awarded an honors scholarship and assistantship in the MSU music department. In addition, I was inducted into Golden Key International Society and graduated the top of the 2007 graduate class with a 3.99 in music. Graduate Form and Analysis- 1. The basic formal structure of sonata form, minuet-trio, 5 and 7-part rondo and theme and variation form, with the ability to provide a basic formal diagram. 2. Abity to give a harmonic analysis of a given musical example. Each analysis included Roman numeral analysis as well as identification of non-chord tones. 3. All parts of a given fugue are identifiable. This includes the subject, countersubject, episodes, answer – tonal or real. Symphonic Literature- 1. Expert in tracing the development of the symphony from the late Baroque period through the early 20th Century. 2. Have a working knowledge of influential composers of symphonic music from the early Classical period to the beginning of the 20th Century. For example: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Brahms, etc. For each composer know basic biographical information and their individual contributions to the symphonic genre. This also includes how symphonic forms evolved, adapted and changed. History of Black Music- Studies spanned from the Antebellum period to the 20th Century. Focusing specifically on: 1. The impact of religion on the evolution of Black American Music, and its lasting effect. 2. How today's American culture views the music of Black Americans. 3. The biographical synopsis of each of the following Black composers. This also included the names and a brief discussion of two of their compositions. Composers discussed were Nathaniel Dett, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, David Baker, Edward Kennedy Ellington, George Walker, W.C. Handy and Olly Wilson. 4. The impact the following had on Black Music. Harry Burleigh, William Grant Still, Mungo Park, Thomas E. Bowdich, Florence Price, Dominique Rene deLerma. 5. The relationship of Ragtime, Jazz and Blues. The effect each genre had on the music of the western world.
Music History,

Music History

I received a Master's Degree from Morgan State University in 2007. In order to be conferred the Master of Arts in music I had to be competent, proficient and an expert in each subject to pass all courses and comprehensive examinations. I was awarded an honors scholarship and assistantship in the MSU music department. In addition, I was inducted into Golden Key International Society and graduated the top of the 2007 graduate class with a 3.99 in music. Music History/ Music Appreciation- Knowledge spans from the Gregorian Chant and the 'Pope Marcellus Mass', which saved polyphony to 20th Century composers such as John Rutter's choral music and Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'. I am an expert in discussing all Western music eras, composers, compositions that made history, and the distinct characterizations of sounds that embodied each distinct musical period. The Symphony's History- I am an expert in tracing the development of the symphony from the late Baroque period through the early 20th Century. This is coupled with the working knowledge of the influential composers of symphonic music from the early Classical period to the beginning of the 20th Century. Examples are Chopin, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Brahms, etc. This includes each composers biography and their individual contributions to the symphonic genre. History of Black Music spans from the Antebellum period to the 20th Century. This area focuses specifically on the impact of religion and its lasting effects on the evolution of Black American Music. How today's culture views the music of Black Americans, which stresses the relationship of Ragtime, Jazz and Blues, and the effects that each genre had on the music of the western world. In addition, I have a working knowledge on the biographies of each of the following Black composers and two of their compositions. These composers are Nathaniel Dett, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, David Baker, Edward Kennedy Ellington, George Walker, W.C. Handy and Olly Wilson. The impact the following had on Black Music. Harry Burleigh, William Grant Still, Mungo Park, Thomas E. Bowdich, Florence Price, Dominique Rene deLerma.
Piano,

Piano

I earned a Master's degree in music in 2007. I have taught piano lessons for 13 years. I am a Former Children’s Music Minster/Choir Director for a congregation of 3000 people for 10 years. Music Producer, Composer/Arranger/Improviser, and Educator/Lecturer/Instructor.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

I have received a Master of Arts in Music, focusing on vocal performance in 2007 from Morgan State University and currently teach voice. In voice lessons, I teach the individual how to sing by receiving sound, correct training in executing proper vocal techniques with a good understanding to gain freedom in self-expression while singing. Exercising proper procedures and methods, while singing, promotes vocal longevity. To name a few things I work on with students are the "thinking singer's proper posture". How to develop good technique and maintain a healthy voice. How to produce a beautiful tone. The most important aspect of good singing technique is AIR. Most choir directors ask vocalists to articulate their words and use their dia-what? Diaphragm! I train students to annunciate and articulate their words both vocally, and in every day speech. These are the beginning stages of vocal lessons. Concerts and Notable Awards for Vocal Performance: -Master's Recital performance at Morgan State University. (April 2007) -Sang "Pie Jesu" at Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church with counter-tenor Kenneth Alston. (January 6th, 2007) The Congregation membership is over 3,000. -Sang the leading role as Mary in William Grant Still’s Opera - Highway 1, U.S.A. (2006) -Sang the oratorio 'Come Unto Him' with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the Morgan State University Christmas Handel's Messiah. (December 2006) -Sang 'You Raise Me Up', 'The Prayer' and 'Concentrated Love' with gospel artist, Dennis Waters, Jr., for the opening act for Donnie McClurkin at Reid Temple, Beltsville, MD (2006) -Soprano in the Morgan State University Choir under the directorship of the late Dr. Nathan Carter and Dr. Eric Conway. (2002 - 2007) -Performed 'You Raise Me Up' with gospel artist, Dennis Waters, Jr. on his debut CD, 'Concentrated Love'. (2005) -Bachelor's Recital performance at Morgan State University. (April 2005) -Selected to attend the International Scholars Laureate Program in Vienna, Austria, as part of the American Delegation on Music. (Summer 2005) - First Place in the N.A.T.S Women’s Senior Regional Division (MD, DC, VA) in Vocal Performance. (2004) -Appeared and performed twice on ABN Satellite Channel 3 for an evangelical series for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at Miracle Temple Church, Baltimore, MD. (October 2004) -Vocal and Piano Performance at the Loch Raven Educational Center for Black History Month. (February 2003) -Sang at the Meriwether Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD for the Howard Community College graduation ceremony. Event was aired on local TV for a week. (May 2002) -Sang at Howard Community College for the Chinese Embassy Delegation on Music. (2002)
Music Theory

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

I have four years in the Restaurant/Hospitality industry. Cooking is an Art! I have cooked for a family of 6+ for 10 years. I taught my children, who were also homeschooled, how to bake yeast bread with fresh ingredients/cakes/cookies; make stews/soups, candies, chicken dishes, pasta dishes, semi-homemade cooking too! This was put to great use in homeschooling portfolios as well. Christmas is coming and the list of items to make are zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, snowball cookies, turtles, spiced cake, brownies, blondies, catalina chicken, carrots that fill the air with nutmeg, garlic and a pinch of salt to taste, spanikopita (spinach and cheese tucked into a delicate phyllo dough), chicken stroganoff, meat pies, fried apples with spices, cornbeef and cabbage. Friday is haystacks for supper! It's fresh and tastes great with little to no time to prep and serve when in a rush. To set the tone for great food also requires nice decorations to celebrate lunch/dinner/brunch/ with family and friends. My Family was into culinary arts as well as musical arts.

Summer

Piano

Piano

I earned a Master's degree in music in 2007. I have taught piano lessons for 13 years. I am a Former Children’s Music Minster/Choir Director for a congregation of 3000 people for 10 years. Music Producer, Composer/Arranger/Improviser, and Educator/Lecturer/Instructor.

$60/hour

Charisse S.

$60/hour

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