Hello! I've been teaching for over twenty years, both privately and at major institutions, including Berklee College Of Music (Boston), where I taught from 1988-2000. Graduate of Boston Conservatory of Music, my background includes performing professionally, and recording since the age of 17. Originally from Montreal, I've sung pop, jazz and klezmer with established bands throughout the U.S. I've performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Smithsonian, Blue Note, Newport Jazz Festival, and international concerts in Rome, Berlin, Tel-Aviv and Paris. I've also been lead actress in several Off-Broadway shows.
I love teaching students who enjoy the learning process, and who are motivated to grow. My specialty is pop and musical theater, but I teach rock, blues, jazz, cabaret and classical music with equal ease.
Vocal lessons are focused on breathing, warm ups, technique and interpretation of songs. We also work on how to audition.
Piano lessons include basic technique, posture, musicality, and appropriate repertoire, be it lyrical, modern, jazz or classical styles.
Everyone has the opportunity to perform at student recitals, offered twice per year. My students' interests are paramount - individually-based instruction with Integrity, Experience and Joy.
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Sound system with microphone
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I teach students from age 7 to adult, all backgrounds and levels.
In addition to English, I speak French and Yiddish fluently, as well as some Spanish, Hebrew and German.
Students from all countries welcome!
Styles: Pop, rock, musical theater, jazz, blues, classical
I teach children from pre-K to Grade 5. We work on pop and musical theatre songs, interpretation, movement, and use percussion instruments.
We occasionally view videos of shows and concerts, and keep the kids moving to music.
I've been teaching at my home business since 2003, and have a studio at Piano Distributors in south Sarasota, where I teach on Tuesdays. I was musical director at The Players summer camp program from 2003-2006, taught at Out of Door Academy, and currently teach part time at IMG Academy (since 2011).
All my voice students work on traditional show tunes, contemporary songs, with a focus on lyrics, rhythm, movement, basic music terminology and performance technique. I teach beginning singers to professional level, which includes coaching.
Every piano student learns the fundamentals: good posture, hand positions, dynamics and appropriate repertoire. Each student has a different preference, which is valuable in choosing preferred music styles: classical, lyrical, modern/jazz. I teach beginning level to early intermediate, using the Faber method.