Wayne State University (Music)
Wayne State University (Graduate Coursework)
My journey began as a child, when at six years old, I first started piano lessons. Through the years with studies in the Detroit Public Schools and Wayne State University, I was able to develop my craft and share it with others. My further studies also included the Detroit Community Music School, and various private instructors through Wayne State. My involvement in music and performance has been both extensive and enlightening.
Having possession of over 30 years of teaching experience, I now see myself as a facilitator and one who empowers students to reach the potential built inside of them. I am patient yet persistent, firm yet fair. Anyone who would study with me would get their monies worth and then some. I request 36 hours cancellation notice because I feel that a commitment to something, especially to learning should be a priority once that commitment is made. My journey began as a child, when at six years old, I first started piano lessons. Through the years with studies in the Detroit Public Schools and Wayne State University, I was able to develop my craft and share it with others. My further studies also included the Detroit Community Music School, and various private instructors through Wayne
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I studied basic and advanced ear training and sight singing from formative secondary school through college at Wayne State University. All of my grades in this subject have been straight A's. I also possess excellent relative pitch so that I hear the challenges and can resolve them quickly.
I've studied music from childhood to adulthood. Having access to vocal music education in the Detroit Public Schools was definitely an asset to honing my teaching skills. I studied advance music education classes at Wayne State University and well as having worked with students in this subject area for over 29 years.
The background I've obtained in general music and applied music has enhanced my ability to teach and facilitate the exploration of the history of music. Although my strengths lie with Western Music History, I've also explored the realms of the history of music in other parts of the world. I possess a Bachelors degree from Wayne State in Liberal Arts and Music Performance.
My music theory background is extensive. I've had music theory courses ranging from beginning coursework to Graduate music theory courses. I have two Bachelor degrees from Wayne State University. I include music theory and ear training in all my private piano instruction. I taught in the Detroit Public School system and assisted many students in general music and music theory.
I began my studies of the piano at age six. I started at the Detroit Community Music School and matriculated at Wayne State University. I studied with several prominent teachers, including Mischa Kottler and Robert Conway, both of whom played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and were or are Head of the Piano Division at Wayne State University. I've taught the piano for over 30 years.
I've been singing practically at my life. I've done solo work as well as group and ensemble collaborations. I studied voice with the renowned coloratura soprano, Majorie Gordon. Some of the choral groups I've performed with are; The Harp and Vocal Ensemble at Detroit Cass Technical High School, Women's Chorale and Chamber Chorale at Wayne State University, Detroit Symphonic Chorus, Brazeal Dennard Chorale and The Fr. William T. Cunningham Memorial Choir. I've taught and coached voice for over 20 years.