Bridgette Brothers

Bridgette B.

Malden, MA

About Bridgette B.

Bridgette teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2008
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Everyone has a beautiful voice. Let me teach you how to make it heard.

My passion for music is the most pervasive quality of my personality. Consequently, passing that passion on to others is what brings me the most joy in life. My goal is to spread the love and appreciation for this unique and transcending art form through guidance, performance, and instruction. As my student, you will receive exactly what you (or your child) want out of the lessons-you are the one controlling what you want from them (be it any style of music, professional track or just for fun, music theory, and performance) and I am there to provide it. Music is nothing short of extremely fun and completely liberating.

I have always loved to sing, play piano, and viola starting from a young age, and I never gave up my determination and passion for performing. In middle and high school I did many musicals and sang in many choirs, and performed in color guard, jazz choir, swing choir, and chamber choirs. In college, I received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, and performed in many recitals and masterclasses, as well as several small productions. After graduating, I performed in operas and choirs professionally with many companies throughout New England including Metrowest Opera (Cendrillon, Carmen), PORTopera of Maine (La fille du Regiment), Metropolitan Chorale, and more. I sang Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica in Verona, Italy, and 1st Friend in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as 1st Fairy in The Fairy Queen with Crittenden Opera Studio in Boston. I currently reside in Germany where I am teaching online lessons to students all over the world, teaching English, and pursuing an opera career. Since moving to Berlin in 2014, I have sung Zerlina with Alltagsoper Berlin, started my own company, Lyric Opera Berlin, and performed at many private events.

"Hard work beats talent if talent does not work hard." This is my favorite quote. I truly believe that hard work will take you anywhere, no matter where your starting point is. With hard work and determination, you can be anything you want to be. With motivation, anyone can be a beautiful singer, pianist, or performer. If I did not believe this with all my heart, I would not be where I am today. To me, every student has great potential. It is my job and joy to bring out that potential and cultivate it into talent, love, and passion.



LESSON DETAILS

My lessons are fun and rewarding. I do not believe that a critical environment is one that is healthy or pleasant to learn in. Therefore, I am a very encouraging, patient, and supportive teacher, and I will praise you for your improvements, as well as help you correct your difficulties. I like to think of my lessons as a team effort, with more emphasis on working together and having fun. With that being said, I believe that you get what you put in out of our lessons. The more you practice and the more you show me determination and motivation, the more we can have fun, improve technique, and really make music in our lessons.

I customize each lesson to my student, so you tell me what you want to sing or play and what your goals as a musician are, and I will instruct you (or your child) in the exact way that fits your goals and interests. After a couple months with me, you will have a new found passion for music, knowledge of proper technique, reading and diction, and the skills to perform and communicate pieces of music. Most importantly, you will have the time of your life!

My voice lessons consist of vocal warm-ups where you learn proper technique and posture, breathing exercises to expand your diaphragm and support when you sing, and Repertoire work where you apply the technique you learned, practice performance skills, and learn diction of English, Italian, German, or French.

My voice and piano lessons start with learning how to read music (if you do not know already) and being familiar with the keys and the notes on the staff. Then we work on pieces of music, paying attention to the key factors of musicianship including rhythm, interpretation, dynamics, composition, musicality, and performance practice. My music theory lessons are based on whatever the student wants to learn or needs instruction on. I teach anywhere from basic music notation to advanced harmonic and formal analysis.

My speaking and English lessons are tailored to your needs and level. If you want to focus on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, listening, or any combination thereof, I will be able to tailor the lessons to fit your needs. I am TEFL certified and have several years of in-depth experience teaching business English online, as well as in person. I can provide support in German for beginners.

My acting lessons consist of different improv-acting games, projection techniques, and monologue and role studies. You will learn how to communicate a message to the audience clearly and effectively while having a wonderful time!

All I expect from you is to bring a pencil, a good attitude, and the willingness to practice and work hard in our lessons, and I will supply the rest! Looking forward to hearing your beautiful music or voice!

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Experience

English Teacher

Apr 2016 - Present
Learnship

I teach business English to employees of top companies all over the world via Learnship's online platform. From A1.1 level to C1.2, I pace the courses according to the student, and create my own lesson plans using the coursebook and my own materials.

Native English Speaking Teacher

Jun 2015 - Present
Phorms Minis

I teach a group of 20 five-to-six year old children English by immersing them in the target language in a standard pre-school day. We have morning circle, snack and lunch times, smart board activities, free play, group games, music time, sports, library time, quiet time, and more all in English. I create lesson plans for them based on monthly topics of their choosing (the body, the ocean, dinosaurs, signs and signals, world cultures, etc) and interact with them only in English.

Cabaret Opera Featured Solist

Feb 2015 - Present
Lyric Opera Berlin

Mademoiselle Silberklang, Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Lyric Opera Berlin, Opera Vino

Fully staged with piano accompaniment

Zerlina, Mozart's Don Giovanni

May 2015 - Nov 2015
Alltagsoper Berlin

Fully staged, sung in Italian with orchestra

Soprano Chorus, Bizet's Carmen

Feb 2013 - May 2013
Metrowest Opera

Fully staged, sung in French with orchestra

1st Fairy, Purcell's The Fairy Queen

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Crittenden Opera Studio

Fully staged, sung in English with piano accompaniment

1st Friend, Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Crittenden Opera Studio

Fully staged, sung in English with piano accompaniment

Susanna, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Crittenden Opera Studio

Fully staged, sung in English with piano accompaniment

Soprano Chorus, Donizetti's La fille du Regiment

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
PORTopera

Fully staged, sung in French with orchestra.

Featured Soprano Chorus, Massenet's Cendrillon

Feb 2011 - May 2011
Metrowest Opera

Fully staged, sung in French with orchestra

Suor Genovieffa, Puccini's Suor Angelica

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
Italy Opera Viva

Fully staged, sung in Italian with piano accompaniment.

Masterclass with June Anderson

Jul 2010 - Jul 2010
Italy Opera Viva

Serpina, Pergolesi's La serva padrona

Sep 2008 - Apr 2009
UMass Boston

Fully staged, sung in Italian with piano accompaniment

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Sep 2006 - Dec 2011
UMass Boston

Opera Scenes

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Crittenden Opera Studio

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Online Teaching Certification

Apr 2016
Learnship

Completed training in methods and best practices for teaching online.

TEFL

Aug 2015
lovetefl

120-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language course completed in 2015.

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