Kimberly B.

Kimberly B.

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★★★★★
9 Reviews
Lincoln, CA

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Kimberly B.

Background Check: Last verified 05/10/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

I grew up in a household of 9 where music was always center stage. We would sing as a family in different venues and were often called the VonTrapp family. I have enjoyed singing and performing from a young age. I began studying flute at age 8, after scoring highest in the harmony listening exam and began formal violin lessons at the age of 9. I studied all genres including, fiddle, classical, musical theater and 20th century. I have continued to study violin since then and have performed in many orchestras and small groups, such as Honor Orchestra, the Paradise Symphony, the Yuba College Orchestra, Yuba-Sutter Oratorio Society Orchestra and more. I have been concert master and first stand in many of these. I have also soloed in many and have been the first violinist in quartets for countless weddings and other events. I have also played in numerous pit orchestras for musicals.
I have been in choirs and soloing since I can remember. I have performed and soloed in choirs such as the Yuba-Sutter Oratorio Society, CSUS Chamber Choir, the CSUS Women's Choir and more. I have toured to Victoria, Montreal, Ottowa, Oregon and Washington. I have also been in opera productions such as The Magic Flute, Peleas and Melisande and Die Fledermaus (The Bat) with CSUS Opera. I am a recent recipient of the Saturday Club Scholarship, a prestigious award, and have won many competitions (some repeatedly) both vocally and with violin, such as the Tri-County Competition, Young Artist Competitions, and the California Soloist and Ensemble Competitions. Additionally, I have performed musical theater repertoire and have performed as lead in musicals such as Beauty and the Beast and Into the Woods. I have also soloed with the Yuba College jazz band.
I have earned my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from CSU Sacramento. I have my Associates Degrees in both Music and Early Childhood Education from Yuba College.Additionally, I have obtained my certificate of completion of training from Music Together, an organization which trains teachers to teach Basic Music Competence (both in tonality and rhythm), and am currently teaching this curriculum.
I have been teaching music privately for ten years to all ages, genders and abilities. Additionally, I have taught ages 0-5 years in a preschool setting for 5 years and am extremely familiar with developmentally appropriate practices, as I am site supervisor qualified. I also have experience teaching parent child classes and am familiar with how to teach to the particular needs of each family and student.
I'm extremely excited and looking forward to growing as a professional, both teaching and performing, in both the areas of violin and voice; I can't wait to share my passion with you and to ignite your passion for music too.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching since 2002 and have loved every minute of it! I teach all ages. I tailor my style of teaching to each student's goals and to what works for you. If you want to learn Taylor Swift music, I won't be giving you arias. On the other hand, if you wish to study classically, I have repertoire appropriate for you. I teach fiddle, classical, orchestral, 20th century and more for violin students and have experience with jazz, classical, musical theater, pop, religious, spiritual, choral, 20th century and more vocally.
For violin students, I use the Suzuki method as a pushing off point, a tried and true method used in many countries across the world, though I have other repertoire including fiddle, orchestra, small ensemble, solo, concertos, Christmas, and more. For vocalist, I start with the book, Adventures in Singing. I also have warm ups and exercises to keep you vocally healthy. I will teach you anything you want to learn! I also teach how to read music, theory and harmony, depending on your interest and tailored to your current skill level.
I am encouraging and knowledgeable. I will meet you at your current level, be that beginner, intermediate, or advanced. My students can look forward to being encouraged and growing through their time with me. I don't have preset ideas about where you should be in 3-6 months, nor do I have a one size fits all teaching style. Instead, I will work with you individually so that you will become the best musician you can be, meet your goals, and increase your enjoyment and appreciation for music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in open space, digital piano, music stands, violins available for rent, music, staff paper and computer

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to provide the instrument with all of it's accessories (ie shoulder rest, rosin, bow and case) along with the appropriate level Suzuki book. I have instruments available for rent. My voice students should bring their own music also. I have an electric piano in my studio along with music stands. Of course, every student must have a pencil an come ready to have fun learning! :)

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, solfege, art songs and arias, reading music, fiddle, classical, healthy vocal technique, musical theater,

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Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Teacher!!! Kimberly is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her. She is patient with you as a student and explains things at your level. She is very knowledgable about music as she plays many instruments and has a great ear. As an adult student she had me learn to read music early in the lesson which I found to be very helpful. Lessons are at her home and it is in an appropiate setting. My Lessons fly by as she has an engaging teaching style and she stays focused on helping your improvement from week to week. She is flexible in rescheduling your weekly lesson if needed.I would rate her an A+ as a Music teacher! November 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by We have enjoyed and learned so much from Kimberly Kimberly is very professional and makes me and my daughter feel very welcome. Emily has been taking singing lessons for a couple of months now and no two lessons are alike a she learing so much from Kimberly. September 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emily has really enjoyed her teacher and singing lesson. July 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Instructor! Patient, Assertive, Positive, has an excellent understanding of child development and best practices in teaching children. Kimberly has instilled a love for music and learning. She's the best. Absolutely the very best! October 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome experience This is Hannah's first experience with private singing lessons, and she LOVES it! She is having fun, and also learning lots! Kimberly makes sure of that! She has such a bubbly personality that it's contagious! I would definitely recommend Kimberly. August 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Encouraging, Knowledgeable, Fun Kimberly was the best teacher I could have asked for. I took singing and violin lessons from her. With her experience and knowledge, she not only taught me technical aspects, but she was able to encourage and help me recognize what talent I already had. I highly recommend her!!!!! July 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by kimberly is a very good teacher,very good with kids. she has a great knowleadge in music. I would go back to her in the future April 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kimberly is a fantastic teacher. She has a vast base of knowledge and is kind and gentle. She instructs my daughter easily and encourages her genuinely. She is a pleasure to work with. February 22, 2011