Grand Prairie, TX, 75052
Subjects Taught Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting
I would first like to say that I was born into a musical family. My Dad (choir director) and five older brothers were not only the majority of the choir in our large Catholic church, but Dad had a "tame" Frank Sinatra singing style. My mother played harmonica and piano by ear so acquiring musical intellects spread quickly to all of us. Most of my siblings sang and played instruments as we had a piano, guitar, organ, harmonica, trumpet, clarinet and a recorder to use as we pleased, with or without a music teacher.
I started singing and playing the piano at age four, started piano lessons at age six and self-taught myself guitar around 2nd or 3rd grade. Our family's music teacher told my parents, "She plays by ear, just let her go." Consequently, with consistent encouragement from my oldest sister (a professional organist for 40+ years), I learned piano and music theory while I was learning to read English. I learned the basics of voice while in choir from middle school...