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Accordion, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Drum, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trumpet, Upright Bass
Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Jazz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus Attraction & CVJO.
I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit their objective. Mastering the instrument and understanding music theory are two important subjects that I offer. Along with that, a student can focus on any musical style from classical to jazz plus other important aspects like composing, reading and recording music.
I am willing to share my professional experience with any student who wants to become a player!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway Grand Piano,
*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring music books to augment the student's library. However, students must provide their own instruments.
*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method for the 3 year old plus my father's method for ages 5 and older. After that, I teach according to the student's abilities and their goals.
Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting
Morgan has always had music all around her. Her mother, father and step-parents are all professional musicians who started influencing her at a very early age. When she turned 7 she was given her first Djembe and
was taught traditional west african hand drumming by her world renowned drummer stepmother,
Jaqui MacMillan. Jaqui opened up the door for her to play with expert drummers over the next few years.
This lead to her mother Beth Justice putting her on stage with her band, Sweet Justice.
Morgan grew to love the stage and by age 9 she had moved from the back of the stage behind the drums, to the front with a microphone in her hands. Her mother from then on trained her in stage performance and singing in a contemporary style. By age 14, she had self- taught herself guitar and started writing her own music. By age 16 she was playing her own shows with a mixture of her originals and popular covers. Her junior year of high school, she met her new choir teacher, ,Melody Raef. Melody trained her for classical competitions and helped prepare her for college. In 2011 Morgan was accepted and attended Berklee College of Music for 4 semesters. She majored in Professional music, specializing in songwriting,music business and performance. Morgan is a very passionate, well-rounded singer and musician that enchantes crowds with her emotion and unique music. She now resides in Richmond, VA finishing her degree,performing, and teaching.
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VOCALS: all styles
PERCUSSION: Djembe traditional techniques/Conga Techniques
STAGE PERFORMANCE: Creating a band/fronting a band/managing a band
PIANO: Beginners(scales, chords)
Broadway Singing, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, Piano, Singing, Vocal Training
Compelled to create music by the invigorating strength and inspiration she receives from God, four time, award winner by International Music and Entertainment Association and Rebirth Radio for 2013 Christian Female Vocalist, Christian Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year and Rising Artist of the Year, Katelyn has captured the attention of the industry with her sensational vocal abilities and is quickly establishing herself as talent that is actually worthy of being called an artist. So artfully does Katelyn paint a memorable musical moment for her audiences in every performance, that she has been and continues to be sought out by highly respected top industry reps to collaborate in making music. Experiencing Katelyn’s passion through her music leaves the listener with no doubt of her proficiency as a musician and exceptional skills as a singer. It’s this provoking, poignantly crafted art within music Katelyn produces so organically that sets her apart as a star in a sea of aspiring singers, defining her as a truly talented artist brimming with potential.
Hailing from Virginia, Katelyn has lived a life enriched with various aspects of performance. From a young age, Katelyn has taken every presented opportunity to explore her natural musical impulses, becoming heavily involved in children’s, where she discovered she was meant for music. Katelyn’s love for performance and talent in music was apparent to her family, who supported Katelyn’s creative inclinations, encouraging her to study voice, piano and dance. Her studies paid off – Katelyn racked up numerous music achievements as a child and teen which later prompted her to study music in college. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Music in 2012. Within that same year, Katelyn also signed with Record Label, Dreamin’ Out Loud Entertainment from Kansas City in October of 2012.
With vocal talent comparable to singers such as Kelly Clarkson and Natalie Grant, this award winner has a rarely found ability to sing with an awe-inspiring power and strength while maintaining a captivating delicacy that pulls at the emotions of the listener.Katelyn is meant to bring music to people and share her gift with the world. Her songs are injected with the propelling inspiration she finds through God, illustrating insightful perspectives developed through her rich experiences in life, causing her music to be both enjoyable and easy for listeners to relate to.
Katelyn is much more than her stunning, unforgettable voice. She is an active member of her community, staying involved with anti bullying programs, non-profit concerts and performing at events where she can be an example to the young. Her selfless efforts stem from her desire to serve God every day, both through her music and in her daily life activities. Katelyn dreams of finding success as a musician as a means of sharing her passion with others, always staying true to herself, remaining humbled by her blessings and inspiring others to find their joy and peace through God.
Even as her career in music begins to rapidly take off, Katelyn is still an approachable, charming girl with an endearing genuine humility and a benevolent spirit. She lives every day full of laughter, finding joy easily and always intending to get the most out of every moment. Katelyn’s refreshing authenticity and natural talent are what make her the new music artist to believe in. With a wealth of potential, this beautiful singer is already leaving audiences and critics enthralled with her talent, proving that Katelyn’s lasting success as a musician is inevitable. Keep your eyes and ears open for what is to come from Katelyn, as her promising musical journey has only just begun.
"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."
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