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Brenda Belohoubek

Brenda B.

Starting at $50
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Teaching Locations:
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Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.

I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and obtained my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!

I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of 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.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you want to play flute, 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.

*** 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.
Performance anxiety
Life coaching!

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato

**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**

**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**

***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available for students 18+ in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***

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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks Italian, English, German
  • Awarded Department Performance Award from William Paterson University

Reviews (33)

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Jim Sep 27, 2019
Piano · In home

Very helpful for me as a novice!

Camilla Apr 30, 2019
Singing · In home

Brenda is fabulous, she is skilled and a great teacher!!

Xu Y. Mar 26, 2019
Singing · In home

Brenda was very patient with my 5 year old even and tried many ways to motivate my daughter. At the end, my daughter wanted to have Brenda coming over to teach her every night!!!

Jian L. Dec 30, 2018
Flute · In studio

My daughter loves to have Brenda teaching the flute lesson and to feel very comfortable and enjoy to learn new skills. Brenda is extremely talented, knowledgeable, professional, and skillful. We are glad to have her teaching.

Natalie Dec 11, 2018
Piano · In home

Lovely with my 4 year old. Excellent ability to get and maintain attention, with age-appropriate language and skill set.

Jamie Dec 11, 2018
Flute · Online

My daughter plays flute in a high school wind ensemble and orchestra. She is first chair of 23 and has recently been learning very challenging music including many solos. When she needed instruction above what her school could offer her, I went online and found Brenda's profile. Brenda's resume for performance and teaching is impressive. What the resume can't speak to is how well she works with her students. Brenda helped my daughter immensely when she needed it most not only technically with her playing, but with her confidence. I would recommend Brenda as an instructor for any age or skill level.

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Isaac M. Sep 12, 2018
Piano · In home

My son is 5 1/2 year old. He just started piano lessons three weeks ago with Brenda. She is an amazing person with children. I saw her how she deals with little children which are very difficult to get their attention all the times. We are happy with her.

Brooke A. Apr 12, 2018
Piano · Online

Patrick Feb 27, 2018
Piano · Online

Highly recommend Brenda.

Ellen S. Nov 14, 2017
Flute · Online

Judy Oct 9, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

Branda is a great teacher for daughter. She is always on time and patience! We love her!

Wendy Oct 9, 2017
Piano · In home

My daughter is really enjoying her lessons. Brenda is very encouraging and directs her lessons in a very positive manner. She takes the time to explain everything they are doing and why and is constantly praising my daughter which is very uplifting and encouraging for her to stay on track.

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Rachel Sep 7, 2017
Flute · In home

Great teacher! Highly motivated and skills. Glad to have her teaching my daughter.

Jessica T. Jun 26, 2017
Piano · Online

I didn't know what to expect so I was naturally a little apprehensive. Lo & behold I quickly realized what a great teacher Brenda is. She is a natural & really has the gift of teaching ~ She easily transfers her knowledge of music & piano to her students. I'm so happy to have her as my teacher.

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J. A. T. Jun 26, 2017
Piano · Online

Judy Jun 23, 2017
Piano · In home

Ms. Brenda is great. We started our daughter few months ago, she loves it. Ms. Brenda is very patient with kids! Wonderful teacher!

Matthew Jun 1, 2017
Piano · Online

Sathish May 7, 2017
Improv Acting · Online

She is very polite and talented!!

Maureen Feb 16, 2017
Piano · In home

Brenda has been teaching my 7-year-old piano for 2 years.
She is prompt, polite and professional.
She is a great teacher and he has really learned a lot. He loves sports but I never have to fight with him to practice piano.

Eddie T. Jan 21, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

great. brenda is so friendly and positive

Brenda Oct 21, 2016
Piano · In home

Brenda was very good with my daughter who is 10 years old. She assessed her skills level and they hit the ground running.

Pam P. Oct 18, 2016
Singing · In home

A true professional singer. Great teacher.
I leaned so much in a limited time period.

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

Outstanding person. Cultured, intelligent, knowledgeable, wise beyond her years, patient, caring,considerant, I hope to spend years learning from this classy person.

Sophia May 2, 2016
Singing · In home

Brenda is very professional and great with younger students!

Victor S. Jul 17, 2015
Singing · In home

Excellent teacher! Great with every level of experience.

Patrick M. Mar 6, 2015
Flute · In home

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!

Afi S. Oct 31, 2013
Piano ·

Great Teacher

Very happy with Brenda's Piano tutoring. Thank you,Brenda.

NadiaB Mar 9, 2012
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Good teacher

Brenda is very talented and a very good teacherAnd have the right methods to teach children, I wouldRecommend her to all

SamaraS Nov 8, 2011
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She is a wonderful teacher & my grand daughter who is v active loves her & listens to her.

constantinm Oct 16, 2011
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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
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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

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MarcR Jul 30, 2010
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Great job

Thank you so much for my first piano lessons. I got a lot of information and will try to use them in Germany. And maybe I take again some lessons.For Emily it was also a very good experience. It's awesome how quick she learned the keys and it's nice to see that she really wanna learn play piano.Thanks againMarc & Family

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Lesson Details

Classical Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

Learn the basics of bel canto technique or improve upon your foundation through vocalizes, various technical exercises and building your repertoire. With this foundation, you can branch into any style of classical singing or crossover into musical theatre, pop, rock, or country. Whatever your singing goals are, together we can accomplish them and give you the tools to succeed!

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Experience

Music/Drama Teacher & Electives Department Head
Jul 2018 - Present

Fusion Academy of Englewood

6-12 Music Teacher 6-8 Language Arts Teacher 6-12 Electives Teacher & Department Head: Life Skills, Study Skills, Executive Functioning, Executive Skills, Roadtrip Nation, Community Minds, Social Skills, Health, Personal Finance, Reading Help, Writing Help, COGx, & more!

Music Teacher
Nov 2016 - Present

Lessonface

Online music lessons from my home to yours anywhere in the world!

ESL Instructor
Nov 2016 - Present

VIPKID

I teach online ESL instruction through VIPKID to students in China!

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

Music Teacher
Aug 2006 - Present

Self-employed

Private voice, flute, piano, theory, and performance practice lessons

Music Teacher - Long-Term Sub
Oct 2014 - Sep 2015

Porch Light Productions

Vocal and piano private lessons


Education

MM Opera Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2017

Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University

BM Music Education
Sep 2007 - Jan 2012

William Paterson University


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency


Certifications

TEFL / TESOL Certification
Aug 2018

International TEFL Academy

200 Hour Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) TEFL / TESOL Certification Course Includes: • Grammar • Phonetics • Lexis • Basic Principles of Teaching ESL • Reading and Listening • Speaking and Writing • Visual Aids • Error and Error Correction • Classroom Management • Lesson Stages and Plans • Learning Difficulties • Teaching Young Learners • Teaching Business English
Teacher of Music
Feb 2012

The State of New Jersey

K-12 Music Certified

Awards

Department Performance Award
May 2011

William Paterson University


Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Mar 2008
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
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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