Priscilla G.

Priscilla G.

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Milwaukee, WI

About Priscilla G.

Priscilla teaches: Males 8 and up
Females 8 and up
Teaching since: August 2004
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I am a life-long singer and a life-long learner, and I want to help you discover the joy of having music in your life! I was 7 years old when I started singing in our church choir, learning to read music as I practiced with the grown-ups every week. In high school, I sang in the choir and in musicals. In college, I majored in Music/Voice Performance and prepared for my senior recital. After earning my BA and graduating Phi Beta Kappa, I worked with youth camps and community theater and church choirs. I began substitute teaching for grades K-8 when my youngest child started school and was thrilled to step in for band lessons and general music classes along with general class curriculum. My 4 kids were in bands and choirs and musicals, and I loved coaching their auditions and solo spots at home. I taught Voice and Musical Theater through CYT for 7 years. I participated in 5 community theater productions and sang with Chicago Master Singers in that time as well. Collaborating with others as they explore their range as singers, musicians, performers, and human beings is one of the most exciting activities you can be involved in...and you can continue to do that for as long as you can breathe! I look forward to working with you and helping you discover your own voice!

*** Lesson Details ***
Singing involves your whole being: physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Lessons will include each of these aspects in a personal and fun dialogue. You will learn about the physiology of producing sound and how your body works. You will learn how to convey emotion with your voice, how to address anxiety and build confidence in yourself as a performer, how to follow the road map of a musical score and how to develop sight-singing skills. You will experience what it feels like to sing with your whole being and hopefully, share that experience with others in a unique performance. You will provide a CD player and a keyboard in your home. You will choose the pieces you want to work on and provide sheet music and accompaniment. I will help you make the most of what you've got and celebrate the joy of your gifts with you!
If your lesson is in Math or English, my goal is to communicate concepts in creative ways across different learning styles. As a published writer and previously certified substitute teacher, I love helping students unlock the ideas behind symbols, whether they're words or numbers or musical notes!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student provides: CD player, electricity. I will bring a keyboard and provide you with a CD of vocal warm-up exercises. I have samples of music to get started with, but eventually, each student will build his/her own library of sheet music and accompaniment tracks as we select songs to rehearse. Those materials can be purchased in many forms online or from a music store.

*** Specialties ***
audition coaching

Photos and Videos

At CYT's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with my daughter, who played The Narrator. 2009

Experience

Guest Services Team Member Mar 2013 - Present
Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin

I interpret exhibits at this museum of science and technology and offer customer service of the highest quality. Discovery World has both a Techno wing and an Aquarium/Maritime wing, and I work both areas.

Costumed Historic Interpreter Apr 2011 - Present
Old World Wisconsin

I demonstrate skills and provide historic information to guests at this living history museum which exhibits the farm and village life of 19th century immigrants. This includes playing the pump organ and singing hymns in Milwaukee's first Catholic Church, St. Peter's.

Voice and Musical Theater Teacher Mar 2004 - Dec 2010
Christian Youth Theater

I taught voice in a group setting for children aged 8 - 18, from basics to a cappella jazz harmony. I taught Musical Theater for children aged 8 - 18 using "Annie" and "Into the Woods" as showcase material.

Operations Supervisor Mar 2004 - Dec 2010
Christian Youth Theater

Throughout my term of employment, CYT was the largest, national children's theater program with the Chicago branch (now Spotlight Youth Theater) its largest affiliate. As Operations Supervisor, I shared responsibility for every aspect of the program: classes, camps and musical productions.

Substitute Teacher, Kindergarten - 8th Grade Sep 1997 - Mar 2004
Cary School Disctrict 26

My 6 years as a sub gave me the opportunity to teach every subject and every age group in the elementary school district, including P.E., music, band and art. I thoroughly enjoyed stepping into a creative challenge and communicating my passion for learning....about everything!

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Music/Voice Performance Sep 1980 - May 1984
Scripps College, Claremont CA

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian Limited Proficiency

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa induction May 1983
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
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AnthonyO May 22, 2012
My instructor Priscilla is the greatest!

Priscilla is very patient with me.... She has taught me so much in such a little time. I truly thank God for connecting me with such an awesome instructor. I would recommend her to anyone, and I have the confidence that they would appreciate her as well.
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LoraR January 27, 2012
Hello. Mark McNeely here and I'm taking the lessons with Priscilla as a gift. Priscilla is an very good instructor, easy-going, but with excellent insights into the development of your voice. She let's me tailor the lessons to my needs and that's exactly what I was hoping for.