Brittany Fyvolent

Brittany F.

Los Angeles, CA

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About

Brittany delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 85 and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2000

After 10 years of teaching and performing in NYC, I moved to Los Angeles to be near family.
I can't wait to share the knowledge I've learned (from Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music faculty, Broadway musical directors, composers, casting directors and coaches) with my students.  My career is varied and special:

*I taught theater to elementary kids in Harlem
*I taught Voice and Piano at a performing arts school in Connecticut and with Little Maestros (NYC's premiere infant and toddler music classes)
*I performed regionally and internationally with major opera companies and regional theaters.
* I sing jazz and cabaret gigs in NYC and LA

My Education:
BM in Voice from Manhattan School of Music
Music Education at SDSU, Musical Theater at NYU 

*** Lesson Details ***
Brittany is a fun, patient, caring, enthusiastic Piano and Voice teacher who is devoted to seeing her students excel and enjoy music!  In your lessons… 
PIANO students: warm- up with scales, chords, arpeggios and music theory. Testing student's knowledge with theory and making it fun (we may play a game of "Beat the Teacher!"). Sight-reading, proper sitting, hand and finger position, and learning a new song weekly. Students are expected to practice, ideally, a half hour a day. I usually teach with the Alfred books, but it depends on the student's interests, what books they want to purchase or already own. 

VOICE students: physical and vocal warm ups; breath; increasing range; help with diction if learning French, German or Italian art songs; learning the Vocal Structures with an introduction to the Estill voice method; learning relaxation methods for performance jitters; College Prep- guidance for schooling (Conservatory vs. a major university- benefits of both!) how to audition; sight-singing and theory.  
You will develop a solid classical technique to help in all genres of music: Jazz, Musical Theater, Pop/Rock and Classical.  Brittany's students range from 3 years to 70 years of age. Whether you are a parent who is introducing your child to piano, or a teenager preparing for the high school musical or a seasoned vaudeville actress wanting to brush up on your skills, Brittany will create a lesson plan designed to your individual learning style, interests and goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Teaches in her home studio with a baby grand piano. 
A nominal $20.00 music fee to purchase books is required. OR students may purchase required book at a local music store

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Education

Bachelor of Music
Aug 1999 - Jun 2002
Manhattan School of Music

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Estill Voice master teacher
Jun 2009
Estill Voice Institute

Jo Estill was a pioneer in the vocal health world. As a speech and language therapist, she was extremely sympathetic to singers, as a singer herself. She broke down the body and voice into "structures" (head, neck, larynx, etc.) and basically established the idea of vocal freedom with a complete understanding of how each is used. My technique includes aspects of her findings, but not limited to just her method.

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Bachelor of Music
Jun 2002
Manhattan School of Music

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Dec 2005

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Photos & Videos

NYC Cabaret with friends (I'm in the center singing the melody)
beautiful ballad by Brian Laser, NYC composer

performed live at Don't Tell Mama, cabaret bar in NCY
Photo by Brittany F.

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7 Reviews

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Liying Y. Jun 6, 2013
Singing ·

Great teacher, pretty professional and helpful!

She is pretty professional, nice, and patient teacher. I was really off pitch at the very beginning; but up till now, I've improved a lot through Brittany's singing classes and have found which part I am better at and which part I am really poor at. I learned a lot of practice skills for singing, and they help a lot to improve my singing.

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Chris W. Oct 6, 2012
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Patient and easy to learn from

I've been taking vocal lessons from Brittany for the past month and it's been a fantastic experience. Her patience and knowledge has really helped me begin to expand my range and technique. Any time I get stuck on an exercise, she finds a way for me to connect with it and move past whatever is holding me back. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her for many months to come!

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IselB Jun 26, 2012
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isel brown

britney was fabulous! she is sweet, patient, educated and talented! my daughter loved her!

VictoriaO Jun 12, 2012
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Awesome!

My daughter is 5 1/2 years old and has only had 2 months of piano lessons prior to moving to L.A. a year ago. About 3 weeks ago, she started lessons with Ms. Brittany. Right away they had a good chemistry. Ms. Brittany is sweet, patient, and encouraging. My little girl loves to practice and even remembers to do it on her own and remembers what to do. She looks forward to her weekly lessons, to learn something new and to show Ms.Brittany what she can do. So far, this has been a great experience :)

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GigiM1 Mar 23, 2012
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Brittany is excellent. She works with me professionally, respectfully and the singing lessons are so fun. I look forward to my lessons and I know that I am in good hands. She has both the background and the integrity in her craft that makes me want to continue learning with her.

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NicolineS Jun 8, 2011
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Singing

We love her!! She is both professional and fun and has a beautiful voice.Thank you

TheoG Sep 29, 2010
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Thanks for everything!

Brittany-Good morning! I cancelled my Take Lessons account effective immediately as I had a change of heart re: continuing to take these. With no real goal in mind with these lessons and many other activities I'm involved with week in and week out it simply isn't something I want to do anymore.Thanks for everything, I enjoyed the lessons we had and if you need a referral in the future for other students coming in I would be happy to attest to your technique.

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