Amanda O'Brien

Amanda O.

Morrisville, PA

About Amanda O.

Amanda teaches: Ages 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2014
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Amanda Ramus-O'Brien (voice/piano/acoustic guitar) is a 2013 graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance. After graduating Cum Laude, Amanda has had a variety of professional experiences that allow her to adjust to the learning style of each student. She has held several internships, most notably with the Bristol Riverside Theatre, Foundations Community Partnership and The Berks Childrens Classical Choir. Teaching elementary and middle school aged children is where Amanda excels. Some classroom teaching experiences include student teaching at Hamburg Middle School, specializing in the Acoustic Guitar, and the Cumru Elementary School. Amanda is a trained Soprano and starting in September 2013 has performed with The Reading Pop Symphony, The Trenton Community Singers and Princeton ProMusica.

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Teaching fundamental musicianship skills are crucial to becoming a skilled musician. Not only will I be teaching Voice, Piano, and Beginning Acoustic Guitar, I will also be teaching Music Theory, and how to properly read music. I expect all students to develop the necessary skills and drive to succeed. I have an array of music books for classical and contemporary sheet music for all ages and levels. Students should incorporate practicing into daily routines for a minimum of 30 mins 4 days a week. Students will be provided with a weekly practice log that will be check at each lesson. Students should be progressing each lesson and will be provided with the necessities to do so! I want ALL of my students to have fun and enjoy learning!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Full keyboard, acoustic guitar, and an array of Voice, Piano and Guitar music and books. Students are expected to be prepared with notebooks and pencils.

*** Specialties ***
Piano
Classical and Musical Theatre for Voice
Beginning Acoustic Guitar

Photos and Videos

Princeton ProMusica 2014-2015 Season

Experience

Intern
Jan 2012 - May 2012
The Berks County Children's Choir

Education

Bachleors of Science in Music Education and Vocal Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Kutztown University

Languages Spoken

Sings in Italian
Professional Proficiency
Sings in Latin
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Level 1 Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate
Aug 2013
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Grades K-12

Vocal
Instrumental
Theory

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Aug 2014

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

21 Reviews on Amanda O.

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Erica Apr 11, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I have never played piano before and decided to buy a "teach yourself" piano book for adults. I was doing ok, but at times I found myself confused with certain things and having trouble reading the bass clef. I decided it would be helpful to start taking lessons from a professional teacher to help with my challenges. I am so glad I made that decision!! I have only had 3 lessons so far with Amanda and l have already learned so much!! She has helped me read music and taught me great strategies that really make playing the piano more fun and easier to understand. I highly recommend her!!
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Emily Apr 3, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Amanda is a great piano teacher! Being a first time student I was nervous to start, but she was very accommodating and easy to work with. I'm excited to take more lessons and learn even more with Amanda!
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Michael Sep 8, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Amanda is an amazing teacher! Not only does she know music inside and out, she is able to express it in a way that makes learning fun and easy. Amanda doesn't just teach her students how to perform, Amanda insists that you learn music from ground up. Sight reading and Theory are just some of the essential elements you will learn working with Amanda. I highly recommend Amanda for anyone who is truly serious about learning music.
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Stacy R. Jul 10, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Amanda is great! She's encouraging and honest and helpful!
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Zoe H. Sep 29, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Today was my child's first lesson. Amanda did a great job creating a comfortable atmosphere for my daughter. My husband and I were well informed regarding the curriculum and structure of the lessons. We all left excited about what lies ahead. Great first day!
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Kylie V. Sep 24, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Amanda made the first lesson very fun and relaxed. My daughter loves it so far .
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Katie Sep 9, 2015
· Piano · In home
My 3 girls--ages 7, 7, and 9--have taken piano lessons from Amanda since the beginning of the summer. The experience has been nothing but positive. They look forward to working with her each week, and Amanda has incorporated many different activities in her lessons to make them different and engaging.
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Dave Sep 4, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Amanda is knowledgeable regarding vocal training. She has helped me to strengthen my voice in terms of technique and endurance through proper breathing and effective warm up routines. Her teaching style is comprehensive. Amanda explains concepts in a concise and understandable manner. She is easy and pleasurable to work with while remaining thorough and detailed throughout the lesson. Her demeanor is warm, friendly, approachable and professional. I enjoy my lessons and feel that I made a very wise decision when I chose Amanda as my vocal teacher.
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Jessica W. Jul 28, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Amanda is a wonderful teacher. She is very accommodating to meet your needs and always moves at your pace. She brings out the confidence in yourself and makes you feel so comfortable like you have known her your whole life. I would highly recommend her as a teacher. I have only had a few lessons with her so far and already i have learned so much.
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Linnsie H. Jul 14, 2015
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I work with Amanda in the same building. She is very reliable, friendly and has a true passion for her work.
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