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Kathryn T.

Brighton, MA
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Karen D.

Somerville, MA
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Ben B.

Wenham, MA
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Kathryn T. Brighton, MA

Subjects Taught

Adobe Photoshop, Fiddle, Music Theory, Viola, Violin

About Me

Kat is an enthusiastic and patient contemporary string player specializing in teaching violin and viola. Growing up she played violin and viola in school and community orchestras, as well as bass in jazz bands and small ensembles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied violin and viola. At Berklee, Kat majored in Film Scoring (writing music for film and TV), so she is accomplished in composition as well as performance. She has performed onstage with musicians from all over the world including: Brazilian singer Rosa Passos, Cuban bassist Cachao, alternative rock singer Paul Cole, and Christopher Guest from "This is Spinal Tap."

As a teacher, Kat utilizes her training in and experience playing a diverse range of styles in her lessons. She has been teaching private lessons for 7 years and also taught music as a camp counselor and tutor. Whether you are looking to pick up a brand new instrument, learn a new style, or work on improving on what you already know, Kat can help you reach your goals.

Karen D. Somerville, MA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Broadway Singing, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

It all started out in a small town called Chatham, NJ where I spent the first thirteen years of my life. I remember loving music as early as I could walk and talk. I started taking guitar lessons when I was seven years old. Along with the guitar, came a love for singing and writing my own songs. When we moved to Pennsylvania the guitar came with me. Throughout my high school years, I spent hours playing with teachers, fellow students and at parties.

When I was sixteen every week for three years I would drive an hour into Philadelphia, by myself, to study with world famous Artie Singer. His students include such names as Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, Al Martino, and Bobby Rydel. Artie co-wrote and produced two massive hit records “At the Hop” and “Rock ‘n Roll is Here to Stay,” both recorded by Danny and the Juniors. Artie was personal friends with Dick Clark and would bring him acts for his show.

While going to a Community College in Philadelphia the music teacher there took notice of me, pulled me aside, and told me about a great music school I should attend. He then sent away for the application and helped me fill it out. The next thing I knew I was in Boston attending Berklee School of Music! I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Jazz and Rock Composition, Arranging, and Guitar.

I had originally gone to Berklee intending to major in voice, however I had no luck with the vocal department there and ended up with nodules on my vocal cords. The damage was so significant that I had to stop singing during my four years at Berklee and turned to studying Guitar and Composition.

I tried every vocal teacher in town wanting more than anything to be a singer. What I found was no teacher could help me and it seemed obvious that even though they had the “big name” they didn't know what they wt. I was losing hope. The combination of this roadblock and my persistence led me to the greatest thing that ever happened in my life....... I met Dante Pavone!

I kept hearing about a singing teacher named Dante Pavone. Since I had already tried everyone else, I decided to give him a shot. On my first lesson with Dante I noticed a big difference. My throat didn't hurt at all and a real voice was coming out of me. I was cured!

Dante’s studies were extensive and he had doctorates in voice, music history, psychology and many other subjects. He was the most intelligent; insightful person I have ever met in my life and not only taught me about voice but taught me many things about life. He one time told me that he had a more profound knowledge of all the fine singing muscles than anyone else.

Dante was the first; a “pioneer” in popular singing, breaking from the traditional operatic style. He taught, or was contacted by, such singers as John Lennon and Paul McCartney (Beatles), Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones), Aretha Franklin, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), Steve Tyler (Aerosmith), Peter Wolf (JGiles Band), James and Livingston Taylor, Faye Dunaway, Tom Jones, Donna Summers, Jonathan Richman, Julianna Hatfield, Andy Pratt, at their prime and the list goes on and on. Once John Lennon and Paul McCartney showed up unannounced at his door handing him a blank check! Singers from New York City Opera Company used to sneak away from their teachers and come to Boston to study with Dante who would cure their wrecked voices from their famous opera teachers they had in NY. Best Singing Teacher in the World!

I studied with Dante every day for the first couple of years and then two or three times a week after that for fifteen years until his demise in 1998. I never missed a lesson! He gave me over a four-octave range where I started with only a five-note one. Not only did he improve my pitch and tone, but I can now sing and scream all night, if I want to, and never have a single vocal problem. In fact the more I sing the better my voice feels!

One day at my lesson Dante asked if he could pass his method down to me. This has been a great honor to me and although many teachers try to emulate his method I am the only one with a certificate as seen above. Not only was Dante my mentor, but still to this day he is the most important person I ever encountered in my life and was my best friend. We were very close and he would spend hours talking to me at lessons not only about music but about many fascinating subjects and opened my eyes to many incredible things.

Thirteen of my songs were chosen to be in one movie called Getting Personal and other songs in the movies Fillbilly and Dykeotomies. My band has won world contests.

I have also studied piano, guitar, and drums extensively and teach all instruments. I studied for years with late great world renowned Charlie Banacos and John Horrigan. Besides teaching I am a songwriter, dancer, actress, film maker, audio engineer and producer as well. I can help you record your songs!

Since 1982 I have written hundreds of songs and have been performing and recording my own music in major New England and New York venues. I've also won awards for my band "Girl on Top."

My voice lessons studio is in Somerville, Massachusetts (MA), but I teach online singing worldwide via webcam internet video calls such as Skype, IChat, Tiny Chat, AOL AIM, Google Talk, Face Time Warner, Snapyap, Imo.im, MSN Yahoo,Tokbox, Palbee, Vyew, Many singing students come from Somerville, Cambridge, Charlestown, Everett, Malden, Medford, Boston, , etc. I teach children and adults of all ages and levels. If you can’t come to my studio I can teach you anywhere in the world via Skype! Voice and vocal therapy are my specialties but I also specialize in and all instruments along with songwriting and arranging. There is no end to how good you can get! I am a vocal therapist. This vocal therapy method can cure vocal nodes and polyps almost immediately. Internet-based video. Intercontinental internet service. Video chat Greatest Online Singing Lessons in the World! On-Line-Singing, Study Voice Online the convenience, safely, save time and money. Global Worldwide. All styles Rock, Jazz, Country and Western, Broadway, Folk, Heavy Metal, Screaming with no damage, Yelling, Talking, Speech, Speaking, Angst, Classical, Opera, Reggae, Singing course training

*** Lesson Details ***
Anyone Can Learn With My Method
It is completely untrue that some people are "born to sing or play an instrument" while others are not. Using my method, the most "tone deaf" can learn to sing perfectly in tune, the most nasal or unappealing sound can be transformed into the most beautiful resonant tone, and someone with "no talent" can become better than anyone out there. With this superb method when you finish singing your voice will feel better than when you started! All it takes is desire, patience, perseverance, and above all, practice. I also have a unique and very patient teaching style that can make learning any instrument seem easy. Anyone can learn with my method of teaching.

Breathing
If a teacher tells you breathing is not important you should be concerned. Let me help you to develop solid breathing and correct singing posture. An instrument only sounds as good as it's built. As we build your instrument your range, strength, resonance and stamina all improve. There is no end to how good you can get.

All Styles
The greatest thing about this method is it does not give you a style. You develop your own style! The student brings in songs they want to work on. Pop, rock, hip-hop, alternative, country, progressive, blues, jazz, swing, broadway, folk, rap, r+b, gospel, hardcore, screaming at the top of your lungs (if you want to).

All Levels
I teach all ages and presently have students from three years old to students in their seventies. Beginners to advanced, adults to elderly, children, kids, and pre-school. Dante taught me that I can improve a person’s life by teaching them music. He’s certainly improved mine. I hope you will let me help to improve yours.

Vocal Therapist
My method is guaranteed to cure any and all vocal problems or damage you may have from singing or talking: nodules, pitch, range, tone, endurance, etc.

Sing with no break
Have a smooth, multi-octave range. Sing any note the way you like: high or low, hard or soft.

No end to how you can improve
As long as you practice using this method, there is no limit as to how you can improve your range, tone, strength, flexibility, vibrato, phrasing, etc. Let me help you transcend fear, anxiety, and stage fright and replace it with technical ability and self-confidence.

Coaching and Stage Presence
We work on songs that the student brings with them to lessons. Using acting techniques, I help them understand the true meaning of the song and how to convey it to an audience.

Guitar Lesson
Learn easily the basics of rhythm, notes and chords. Start with the basics and move into learning to play songs that you love. Incorporate learning to sing and play guitar on your favorite tunes. As the student becomes more confident the lessons move into learning advanced voicing, improvisational techniques and chord solos. All styles, all levels, all ages.

Piano Lessons
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced professional, any age is welcomed. Learning to play the piano can be lots of fun and very rewarding with practice, persistence and the proper instruction. Learn easily the basics of rhythm, notes and chords. In the first lesson you will be able to play with both hands. As you continue lessons it will be fun and exciting to learn to play popular piano pieces. The more advanced student will have fun learning to improvise and play chord solos.

Drum Lessons
Learning to play the drums is really easy and fun with my method! Start by learning how to hold the sticks and position yourself at a full drum set. At the end of the first lesson you will be able to play beats. With each lesson new beats, styles and exercises will be added. As you get more advanced the student can bring in songs they want to learn. This method is perfect and easy for any beginner or more advanced student.

Bass Lessons
The bass is what holds the rhythm of the band together and provides the foundation and bottom for the chord structure. The student is taken in a step by step method that is easy to understand starting with learning basic notes, rhythms and finger exercises. As the student becomes more advanced they can bring in songs that they would like to learn. All styles, ages and levels.

Ear Training
Developing your ear is essential for any serious musician. We start by learning to sing simple melodies and rhythms and as the student progresses move to more challenging ones. Also incorporated will be learning notation and chord and pitch recognition.
Song Writing
Learn to write songs like the pros. Karen D. has written over two hundred and fifty song. Let her expertise help you learn the secrets fast. We will work on song structure, theory and lyric writing.

Theory and Arranging
Karen D. is an honorary graduate of Berklee School of Music in Boston. There she acquired a degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging. She will teach you about notes, intervals, scales, chord structures and how chords work together. Also, you will learn how to arrange a song by adding drums, bass, guitar, horns, strings and whatever your heart desires.

Instruments-All Styles

Voice
Vocal Therapy
Nodules
Polyps
Breathing
Strength
Range
Coaching
Stage Presence

Extras
Theory/Arranging
Song Writing
Ear Training
Apple Computer Skills
Final Cut
Logic

Stringed Instruments
Acoustic Guitar
Autoharp
Banjo
Bass Guitar
Dobro
Dulcimer
Electric Guitar
Gottuvadhyam
Guitar
Harp
Lap Steel Guitar
Lute
Mandolin
Pedal Steel Guitar
Sitar
Ukulele
Veena
Zither

Keyboard Instruments
Acoustic Piano
Clarinet
Electric Keyboards
Harpsichord
Keyboards
Organ
Piano
Synthesizer

Percussion Instruments
Bongos
Castanets
Celesta
Chimes
Congas
Cymbals
Double Bass / Kick
Drums
Drum Set
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Snare Drum
Tambourine
Timpani
Tom Toms
Triangle
Vibraphone
Xylophone

Bowed Stringed
Cello
Double Bass (Acoustic, Upright, Stand-up)
Fiddle
Viola
Violin

Woodwinds
Accordion
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Clarinet
Contrabassoon
Double Reed
English Flute
English Horn
Flute
Flutes
Harmonica
Melodica
Oboe
Piccolo
Pitch Pipes
Recorder
Saxophone
Single Reed

Brasswinds
French Horn
Pan Flute
Piccolo
Recorder
Saxophone
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba

Or Any other instrument you can think of.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I can teach you how to use recording software Logic
I can teach you how to use film making software Final Cut

*** Travel Equipment ***
Teach all over the world via Skype!
Tell all your friends

*** Specialties ***
Certified by World Famous Teacher Dante Pavone.
Can cure all Vocal Damage quickly.
Can teach anyone to sing or play any instrument.
Want to be a Songwriter:)

Ben B. Wenham, MA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Cello, Chess, Choir, Clarinet, Classical Piano, College Admissions, Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, English, French Horn, Guitar, Hand Drums, Logic Pro Software, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, PSAT, Racquetball, SAT, Saxophone, Singing, Social Studies, Synthesizer, Table Tennis, Trombone, Trumpet, Video Production, Viola, Violin, Vocal Training, Web Design, World History, Xylophone

About Me

**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING STUDENTS ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS**

I hope to encourage and build you up in whatever challenge we decide to tackle. Whether you are starting out for the first time or you have been playing for a while, I'm here to push you, to see you grow and to learn things as well. I love working with both children and young adults. My students say that I'm fun, I run lessons in an exciting manner, and I love making music.

I'm a senior music education major at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and have been teaching privately for the past 2-2.5 years. I will be obtaining my Bachelor of Music in Music Education in May 2015.

*** Lesson Details ***
My priorities are to be meaningful, fun and hard-work. I want to foster a desire to play the instrument and enjoy playing it well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
No studio available

*** Travel Equipment ***
(12-string Fender Acoustic Guitar, Bach Stradivarius B-flat Trumpet, Yamaha student model Trumpet, Bach semi-pro B-Flat Cornet)

**Location Requirements**
If you are interested in studying racquetball, you are required to come to Gordon College for your lesson. All other lessons are to be in the students' home or online, unless an arrangement is worked out between myself and the individual student.

Students must provide their own instruments.

If necessary, method books must also be purchased upon discussion with the instructor within the first two weeks of lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Strong in classical trumpet, jazz and contemporary piano, music technology, basic recording.

Ken A.

Cambridge, MA
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Kaleigh A.

Watertown, MA
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Rebecca P.

Cambridge, MA
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Ken A. Cambridge, MA

Subjects Taught

Viola

About Me

Freelance violist Ken A. is a founding member of Trio Notturno, as well as a member of the American String Teachers Association, American Viola Society, Boston Musicians' Association, and Early Music America. Ken is an active chamber and orchestral musician and performs regularly with many ensembles in the Greater Boston area, including the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Boston New Music Initiative, Boston Opera Collaborative, Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Symphony, Mercury Orchestra, MetroWest Opera, New England Philharmonic, New England Repertory Orchestra, Plymouth Philharmonic, and others. He is also a classically trained pianist and has played the piano for folk dances throughout New England.

After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in English at UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard University, Ken earned his Master of Music degree in Viola Performance from the Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Lila Brown and Leonard Matczynski. At the Boston Conservatory Ken also studied string pedagogy with Rictor Noren, was coached in chamber ensembles by Lynn Chang and Ina Zdorovetchi, and performed in master classes for Helen Callus, Levon Chilingirian, John Harbison, the Jupiter String Quartet and Karl Paulnack.

Kaleigh A. Watertown, MA

Subjects Taught

Viola, Violin

About Me

Kaleigh is a violinist, violist, and teacher living in the Boston area. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree at Longy School of Music, where she formerly earned an Undergraduate Diploma. At Longy, she has received both the Margaret Rohde Award for Excellence in Solfege and Theoretical Studies, and the Roman Totenberg Award for Highest Academic and Artistic Achievement. She has performed internationally in such cities as Berlin, Prague, and Warsaw, and made her radio debut on WQXR'™s McGraw Hill Financial Young Artist Showcase in March 2014 playing Schoenfield'™s Souvenirs for Violin and Piano. An avid chamber musician, Kaleigh has spent her summers attending Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music, the Garth Newel Chamber Music Fellowship Program, Lyricafest, Charles Castleman's Quartet Program, Chamber Music in Grantham, and the Portland String Quartet Workshop. Her notable chamber music coaches include William Preucil, Terry King and Robert Merfeld, as well as members of the Pacifica and Escher Quartets and the Mendelssohn Piano Trio. She has appeared in chamber music performances with the Hausmann Quartet, Roger Tapping, and Tchaikovsky International Gold Medalist Sergey Antonov.

In her teaching, Kaleigh focuses on helping her students actively develop their tactile, kinesthetic, and spatial knowledge of the instrument and motions involved in playing. She believes that, in close conjunction with aural awareness, a discerning physical awareness will eventually help students to self-diagnose problems and become their own best teachers. Kaleigh has been teaching assistant to her own esteemed instructor, Laura Bossert, since 2012. She has also been on the Young Artist Faculty of Lyricafest Chamber Music Festival in Lincoln, MA; held a Teaching Fellowship position at the New England Chamber Music Festival in Montpelier, Vermont; and participated as a teaching assistant in Bridge Boston Charter School'™s El Sistema-modeled Violin Program in Dorchester, MA.

Rebecca P. Cambridge, MA

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Music Performance, Viola, Violin

About Me

Boston violinist and violist Rebecca P. is a dedicated chamber musician and teacher. She is studying at the Longy School of Music of Bard College under the tutelage of Laura Bossert. Her Festival appearances include LyricaFest, Charles Castleman’s Quartet Program, New England Chamber Music Festival, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival among others. While attending these festivals, she had the opportunity to play for and study with such notable musicians as, William Preucil, Roger Tapping, Daniel Panner, and Vilde Frang. A native of Colorado, Rebecca was very active with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony from 2006-2011. During her time with this orchestra, she served the role concertmaster, assistant concertmaster, and was the recipient of the “CSYSA Conductor’s Award.” While playing with this orchestra, she toured China, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of the US. Rebecca made her radio debut as a part of the Con Affetto String Quartet in November, 2013 on WQXR's McGraw Hill Financial Young Artist Showcase. Also with the Con Affetto String Quartet, she has had the honor of playing for the Danish Quartet, Paul Katz, Terry King, and Matt Haimovitz.

Rebecca strives to inspire musical independence in her students. She believes that every student has the potential to find his or her musical voice through perseverance, curiosity, and a willingness to accept that every day of playing comes with a new learning experience. Having taught since 2009, Rebecca has a variety of practical tools to help her students learn how to be their own best teachers. She held a Teaching Fellowship at the New England Chamber Music Festival (Montpelier, VT) in 2013 and 2014.

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