Welcome! Thank you for your interest in The Piano Studio. I’m so happy to have you as a student. I hope you will enjoy your lessons as much as I will enjoy teaching you. I want you to feel relaxed and happy when you are in my studio. I like to have feedback from you, so please ask any questions at any time. And, remember…have fun! Theatre and music is fun and can be very fulfilling!
MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:
I approach each student differently. My approach is geared to how that individual learns. I know that there are different styles to teaching and every student is an individual. I look for the best way each individual student learns and work towards creating a style and environment that will benefit the student. My goal is to teach piano, voice and music theory, percussion, and theatre, but to make it interesting. I base a lot of my teaching skills on my mentor, my wonderful piano teacher I had as a young girl and the wonderful, attentive voice teachers I’ve had along the way. I do expect my students to practice and be attentive at their lesson. I expect them to be prepared with their assignments. I promote open communication with the student. This is one on one instruction and I welcome any thoughts or questions pertaining to the lesson at hand. I simply show how to play and/or sing, but it's up to each student to learn and be willing to benefit from the lesson. Above all, I want my students to learn and have fun doing so!
As far as vocal coaching or training a student the basics in voice, the same rules apply. The student needs to practice and be prepared. Every voice is unique and it truly is an amazing instrument. I teach students how to sing and to find their unique vocal clarity while teaching the skills to protect and maintain the voice in singing and on stage. The voice needs particular care to help it grow into the full richness that individual person has. I've seen too many singers lose their voice to incorrect singing and careless techniques and teachers who did not pay attention to what was happening to their students' voices. The singing and speaking voice should always remain as healthy as it can be and be cared for as a precious commodity. It's up to the student to work on their instrument, whether it's voice or piano or any other instrument.
I'm a professional actress and have extensive experience in the Fine Arts. I welcome fellow actors and actresses to my studio to search for that perfect monologue or find the best and appropriate song for a particular audition. I also assist in scene work and utilize my background in singing and breathing technique to help develop the stage voice as a powerful instrument.
Now, I need to know a little about you, so please have your Parent/Guardian (or yourself if 18 and older) fill out the following questionnaire:
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