Brenda Belohoubek

Brenda B.

Wyckoff, NJ

About Brenda B.

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Brenda teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2006
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hello, my name is Brenda! I've been teaching private lessons for a little over a decade and have my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University. I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor. I am currently attending Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University for my Masters in Opera Performance.
Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!
I teach voice, flute, piano, and clarinet, and have experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

**if you need a particular time slot I will do my best to accommodate your needs**
**price is non-negotiable**

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you want to play flute, clarinet, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Does not own: Saxophone

*** Travel Equipment ***
mini keyboard for voice lessons (2.5 octaves)

*** Specialties ***
Young and beginner students.
Senior & Retired students
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Audition preparation
Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.)
Bel Canto technique.
Life coaching!

Photos and Videos

Head shots 2015 Photo credit: Shawn Flint Blaire

Experience

Music Teacher

Oct 2014 - Present
Private

Private voice, flute & piano lessons

Adjunct Vocal Instructor

Jan 2014 - Present
High School

I teach private vocal lessons in the adjunct after school program at Ramapo & Indian Hills High Schools

Education

MM Opera Performance

Sep 2015 - Present
Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University

BM Music Education

Sep 2007 - Jan 2012
William Paterson University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Teacher of Music

Feb 2012
The State of New Jersey

Awards

Department Performance Award

May 2011
William Paterson University

Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)

Mar 2008
SigmaAlphaIotaCrest

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

National Association for Music Education

Sep 2007
NAFME

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.

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11 Reviews on Brenda B.

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Laura Sep 13, 2016
Piano · In home
I found Brenda to be responsible, flexible, knowledgeable, and pleasant to work with. She is very good at tailoring lessons to meet your needs -- so don't be afraid to ask for something! She works well with all ages, teaching three members of my family. She has some great experience, and I encourage any one to contact her for information.
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Neil May 4, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Outstanding person. Cultured, intelligent, knowledgeable, wise beyond her years, patient, caring,considerant, I hope to spend years learning from this classy person.
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Sophia May 2, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Brenda is very professional and great with younger students!
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Victor S. Jul 17, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Excellent teacher! Great with every level of experience.
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Patrick M. Mar 6, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Brenda is extremely talented, knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and supportive. As an adult learner, she makes me feel very comfortable learning a new skill. I highly recommend her!
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Afi S. Oct 31, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great Teacher

Very happy with Brenda's Piano tutoring. Thank you,Brenda.
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NadiaB Mar 9, 2012
Good teacher

Brenda is very talented and a very good teacherAnd have the right methods to teach children, I wouldRecommend her to all
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SamaraS Nov 8, 2011
She is a wonderful teacher & my grand daughter who is v active loves her & listens to her.
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constantinm Oct 16, 2011
patience and promptness

We are very happy with Brenda's approach to teaching piano to our 5-year old son. She is able to easily relate to him and so far has shown a great deal of patience in dealing with a young beginner, inspiring him to want to practice every night. We hope his initiation in piano will spark a true interest in music appreciation going forward.
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Dorothy( Aug 11, 2010
Mrs. D. Daddio, Saddle Brook NJ

Brenda's services is most satisfactory !She has a lot of potential as a teacher,with awesome teaching qualities like; patience, she inspires her student not to give up and to be proud of themselves. She is very prompt, organized and has a professional communicating ability toward her clients. With a great teacher we get successful students.Wishing her much more future success.Thank you Brenda