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Princess earned her Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance from Columbia College of Chicago Illinois. During that time she served as choir director and music teacher for her church choir. She spent a number of years performing with one of Chicago premier acapella choir's Choral Thunder. Princess has also performed as a back up vocalize with "Abertina Walker.
In addition to performing Princess enjoys an active career as a music, math, science and history educator. with 13 years experience teaching K - 8 with Chicago Public Schools. Her unique style of teaching is called Free Flow. This unique style of teaching music, will teach the student to open their mind, focus their energy, and concentrate their vocal sound to connect with the universal sound. Since then she is currently completing her Master Degree in Music Education, with a focus in Math and Science.
*** Lesson Details ***
Students in vocal class will learn proper vocal techniques. The basic technique she will use with students is the Powell Method. The singer will learn vocal versatility: combination of three singing techniques, they will learn to apply them to any genre of music. This form of training will allow the student to sing pop, country, jazz, musical theatre, rock, R&B, hip-hop and gospel. The results of these techniques had created an amazing out come to my students. Student will learn musicianship:reading music with the aid of electronic keyboards, sight-reading, poetry with writing of song lyrics, energy, open mind, time and patience, apply imagination to words, breathing techniques, call and response, melody, notation, pitch rhythm,and beats of whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes. The out come of all this training is the student will use creativeness, enjoyment, encouragment and a fun musical atmosphere and skills that will last a life time.
*** Studio Equipment ***
open space; keyboard - full size, no weighted keys or pedal;
*** Specialties ***
Gospel, Jazz, Classical, R&B, Broadway Singing, Yoga and Meditation. In the fall of 2009 I will be teaching using multimedia with my music classes and students.
I'm currently taking classes for my Masters in Music and Education at Columbia College, one night a week.
Abstract Painting, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Animation, Bass Guitar, CAD, Drawing, Gaming, Graphic Design, Guitar, Illustration, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oil Painting, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Upright Bass, Video Production
*** Travel Equipment ***
A student should have their own instrument of reasonable quality. I can provide use of a bass and small amplification.
*** Specialties ***
I use the 40 years of performing experience as a bassist to help my students reach a high level of confidence and performance. I have developed my own method of teaching improvisation and have been successful getting students as young as 13 to solo with confidence
Drawing, Painting, Piano
I am an accomplished musician and artist with an uncanny ability to understand what children need and empathize with them. I have been learning music since age of 6. I have been taught piano, its techniques, and style, as well as music history from wonderful and talented musicians from all over Europe. I graduated from Art School in Poland. I have been performing in many European countries like Poland or Germany since I was 10.
I have been teaching piano for the past 6 years. I have also been working as a art teacher and a nanny which definitely helped me to understand kids and their needs to become a successful piano instructor. I myself was taught from private instructions for years and that allows me to relate to my students more and know that encouragement to regular practice on a consistent schedule as well as picking the right program for every single one of my students are the two main keys to success.
I always guide my instructions accordingly to my studentsneeds to keep the lessons engaging and fun. I try to get to know my students as well as possible so I can pick them the right pieces to play. For beginning students I typically use Nancy and Randall Faber's PreTime Piano, however I also put my personal touch in every students program depending on their skill level, age and interests. I always pick pieces that I am sure my students will enjoy learning but also have them gain a new important skill. I also supply visual help such as stickers and drawings to ensure understanding of a subject.
My goal is to provide the environment, resources, and suitable instruction for my students to get the most out of learning piano. I have a wide range of techniques to make the process of discovering a new instrument easier and more fun for my students. Having worked as both a nanny and a piano teacher for many years, I bring to the table a breadth of experience, versatility, and insight.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."