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After 10 years of teaching and performing in New York City, I moved to Los Angeles to be near family.
I can't wait to share the knowledge I've learned (from Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music faculty, Broadway musical directors, composers, casting directors and coaches) with my students. My career is varied and special:
*I taught theater to elementary kids in Harlem
*I taught Voice and Piano at a performing arts school in Connecticut and with Little Maestros (NYC's premiere infant and toddler music classes)
*I performed regionally and internationally with major opera companies and regional theaters.
* I sing jazz and cabaret gigs in NYC and LA ans recently started a women's trio group which sings around Los Angeles for private functions, hotel lounges and wedding cocktail hours. Education: undergraduate studies: Music Education at SDSU, Musical Theater at NYU Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from the Manhattan School of Music. I teach beginning to intermediate Piano and voice starting at 5 years of age. However, focus on technique for Voice students begin at age 12.
*** Lesson Details ***
Brittany is a fun, patient, caring, enthusiastic Piano and Voice teacher who is devoted to seeing her students excel and enjoy music! In your lessons... PIANO students: warm- up with scales, chords, arpeggios and music theory. Testing student's knowledge with theory and making it fun (we may play a game of "Beat the Teacher!"). Sight-reading, proper sitting, hand and finger position, and learning a new song weekly. Students are expected to practice, ideally, a half hour a day. I usually teach with the Alfred books, but it depends on the student's interests, what books they want to purchase or already own. VOICE students: physical and vocal warm ups; breath; increasing range; help with diction if learning French, German or Italian art songs; learning the Vocal Structures with an introduction to the Estill voice method; learning relaxation methods for performance jitters; College Prep- guidance for schooling (Conservatory vs. a major university- benefits of both!) how to audition; sight-singing and theory. You will develop a solid classical technique to help in all genres of music: Jazz, Musical Theater, Pop/Rock and Classical. Brittany's students range from 3 years to 70 years of age. Whether you are a parent who is introducing your child to piano, or a teenager preparing for the high school musical or a seasoned vaudeville actress wanting to brush up on your skills, Brittany will create a lesson plan designed to your individual learning style, interests and goals.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Teaches in her home studio with an upright piano.
A nominal $20.00 music fee to purchase books is required. OR students may purchase required book at a local music store (Culver City Music Center or McCabe's).
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*** Specialties ***
Voice styles: Musical Theater, Jazz and Classical (art song and opera), Pop/Rock
Piano: Sight-reading, Music Theory