Dena Condron
Warminster, PA
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Dena Condron

Dena C.

Warminster, PA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lessons are tailored according to a student's age and experience. Materials selected are based on student need or interest and teacher recommendation.

About Dena C.

Dena is a professional vocalist, teacher and music therapist. With more than 30 years experience as a singer in a variety of styles including jazz, opera, musical theatre and classic rock, Dena brings a wealth of performance experience to her teaching. Her more than 25 years as a music therapist brings a flexible, patient, joyful style to her teaching; helping students express themselves through their music and leaving them looking forward to what comes next. Dena has worked with students of all ages and levels of training; she has also developed teaching techniques that have proven effective for students with a variety of disabilities such as Asperger's Syndrome, Down Syndrome and speech delay. Dena will shortly be releasing her first CD of children's songs; energetic and fun original songs that teach and entertain.



Education



Bachelor of Arts in Music, State University of New York at Potsdam



Master of Music Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA



Training



Dena began playing piano at the age of four, she participated regularly in piano guild competitions and performances. She began voice lessons at the age of 11, she has traveled with performance choirs to Germany, Austria and Poland. She was a regular participant in All State Choirs and was chosen to perform for the American Choral Director's Association Choir while in college.



As a performer, Dena has appeared professionally with the Opera Theatre of Rochester and the Gilbert and Sullivan Players. She has performed at jazz clubs and as the lead singer of the classic rock cover band "No Mules," a popular local group featured at numerous fundraisers, First Night festivals and civic club events. For the past ten years, she has been singing with a local auditioned choir that performs classical, gospel and Broadway music, appearing as a soloist at their annual fundraiser. She has played roles in numerous local theatre productions such as "Sweeney Todd," "Kiss Me Kate," "Company," and "Cinderella." She looks forward to opening up performance possibilities to her students and building their skills for a lifetime of musical memories.



As a teacher, Dena has taught for over 25 years; her students have included local DJ's, college students, 'tweens,' young and 'not so young' adults as well as children and adults with learning differences.

*** Lesson Details ***
Dena approaches lessons with a sense of humor and fun; her ability to be flexible allows her to shape the curriculum according to the student. She uses several of the well respected piano curricula (Bastien, Alfred, etc.), tailoring lessons to students specific skills and challenges. Students should expect to play their instrument from the first lesson, building their reading skills, eye hand coordination, playing or singing skills and understanding of music theory gradually and confidently.

Subjects:

Piano- Lessons tailored to individual students, can include music reading, skill building and improvisation. Lessons are drawn from a variety of teaching sources including standard piano method books, music of interest to individual students and adapted music (e.g. simplified).


Voice- Lessons are tailored to individual students, can include introductory vocal technique, coaching for experienced students, vocal improvisation and singing for stage. Music is drawn from teacher recommendations and student preference.

Studio:

Suburban Philadelphia (Northeast, Montgomery and Bucks County)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard with weighted keys

*** Specialties ***
Musical theatre, Adaptive music lessons (for learning differences).

Weekly and bi-weekly lessons, both in-studio and online are available.

Reviews

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Christie M.
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We love coming to see Dena. We are only able to come once a month, but with all the techniques she gives to my 10 year old daughter, there is plenty to practice & she is already growing in her singing after less then 5 lessons. I would recommend anyone looking for a kind & excellent vocal instructor in our area to come to Dena. We are excited to continue our vocal journey with her.

Posted Feb 15, 2020
Alayna
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A wonderful teacher and perfect for kids!

Posted Sep 7, 2019
Demetri
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Dena is very knowledgeable about singing and the art of using your voice. She’s versatile and brings out the best in a student. Excited to work with her again.

Posted May 11, 2019
Rachel
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Dena is a wonderful teacher! It was my first time trying to sing and she made me feel comfortable, confident, and gave great exercises and techniques to help!

Posted Apr 14, 2019
Betsy
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I can't say enough about this amazing teacher. My two daughters have been with her for several years now. They have grown as vocalists and performers. Dena has an extensive range of musical talent, training and knowledge. She is intuitive and respectful of a child's feelings. She always seems to know how to best approach her students to get the most from them. I could go on and on.
If you are looking for a music teacher, I say "look no further".

Posted Feb 13, 2019
Lauren R.
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Dena has been simply wonderful. We've had a great experience. Not only is she so talented, she works so well with my 8 year old. Also, she is very flexible, honest, consistent and accommodating

Posted Jan 12, 2019
Katie
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Dena is a wonderful piano teacher for our son, Ryan. He has learned so much over the past years, and has gained confidence in his musical ability, all due to Dena's kind manner and positive reinforcement. We highly recommend Dena for any young child starting the piano. We plan to continue working with her when our daughter is old enough to start piano lessons too.

Posted Jan 3, 2019
iveta
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Dena is very knowledgeable and she makes you feel comfortable. I'm a complete beginner so it was important for me to feel comfortable with my teacher. I will strongly recommend her.

Posted Jul 8, 2018
Christopher
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Dena was beyond fantastic! She listened to the needs that I had. Dena provided knowledgeable, professional, expert advice that I was able to employ immediately. It was money well spent and can't wait for my next session. If you are looking for voice lessons, she will help you on your path to improvement.

Posted Dec 9, 2017
Theresa/Terry P.
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Because of a throat and larynx condition, I sought help with my voice. Dena was very thorough in explaining the vocal cords and breathing. This was my first experience with a professional voice instructor and I was very pleased with her input. I received instructions on techniques in breathing which I hope will help my voice. I am looking forward to my next lesson. Thank you.

Posted Oct 7, 2017
Jitty
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Dena is very good with my son. She uses different methods to make the learning simple and easy for him. Nice person to interact with as well!

Posted Sep 12, 2017
Charlie M.
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Dena was great! My daughter is pretty bashful but she warmed up quickly and can't wait for her second piano lesson.

Posted Sep 11, 2016
Ryan
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Dena was very kind, patient, professional and knowledgable. We look forward to more lessons with her.

Posted Sep 10, 2016
Vivian K.
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I am glad that we found Dena as my daughter's voice teacher. I like the way that she teaches. The detail techniques she taught are very help my daughter.

Posted May 1, 2015
bruni V.
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Dena is a wonderful teacher. My daughter who is now eight has been taking piano lessons for over a year. In that time my daughter can not only read and play, but now has a real appreciation for instrumental music. Dena is a very patient and thorough in communicating both theory and technic to children.
It is not difficult to see that her education and professional experience enable her to effectively teach music to young minds. She is an exceptional teacher!!

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Josephine R.
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Dena is an excellent piano teacher, very patient & flexible. My daughter has improved a lot since we started taking lessons from her.

Posted Jul 11, 2014
Laura C.

So happy we found Dena!

My 9 yr old daughter loves her singing lessons with Dena! She loves to sing so much, I thought it would be a good idea to have her get lessons. She was nervous at first, but she really enjoys the lessons, and she's definitely improved under Dena's direction. Dena is warm and friendly, and yet professional at the same time. We're very pleased, and I would recommend her to anyone!

Posted Dec 3, 2013
Rohini P.

Has tons of patience

Dena has lots of patience and has helped my son overcome a lot of obstacles. She is very good with children of younger ages and understands age related challenges.

Posted Oct 31, 2013
vickie Z.

Teacher Appreciation Day

Zoey loves taking voice lessons with Miss Dena. She looks forward to her classes with excitement. Zoey is learning the importance of the mechanics of singing and how practicing helps her grow as a singer. Miss Dena's teaching technique is always positive. As her mother, I am truly pleased with our choice of Miss Dena as her voice teacher!

Posted May 7, 2013
ReemaK

Great Lessons

Great teacher. Tailors lessons well. Lots of patience. Prompt feedbacks and works very well with kids.

Posted Sep 17, 2011
DanG1

I have watched my daughter make huge strides with Dena. My daughter loves working with her. She is a tremendous vocal instructor.

Posted Aug 12, 2011
janer

Rachel is enjoying her weekly lessons. She looks forward to leesons with Dena.Thank You.

Posted Aug 7, 2011
ColleenG

wonderful!

I can't say enough good things about Dena! My daughter Lily has learned so much from her! She is very intelligent soft spoken and sweet. I also like the fact she is always a professional! I would truly recommend her to anyone!

Posted Aug 4, 2011
LukeK

Very Helpful

Dena always has a tip or a suggestion to help improve my practice techniques and get past the hurdles faced when learning new material.

Posted Jun 27, 2011
RogerK1

Dena is a great teacher, she helped me break bad singing habits I had been doing for years and never knew it. She used some of my favorite songs for practice tools and examples to keep the lessons fun.

Posted Dec 2, 2010
DonA

Mr.

Dena is a very good and talented instructor. I have learned a great deal from her.

Posted Jun 4, 2010
NormanH

I did not know what to expect.Dena is very nice and has been helpful.I am learning proper breathing tecniques.I am learning many things which have helped me.I would recommend her to anyone.

Posted Oct 24, 2009

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Experience

Licensed Lead Clinician
Aug 2014 - Present

Special People in the Northeast

Provide traditional therapy and music therapy for children and teens on the autism spectrum and adults and children with a variety of mental health issues in an outpatient clinic as well as music therapy for adults with a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental health issues in a residential setting.

Behavioral Health Supervisor/Music Therapist
Sep 1993 - Jul 2014

Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy

Provided music therapy services to adults and children with a variety of disabilities, conducted assessment for incoming clients, supervised behavioral health program.

Music therapist/Music teacher
Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Touch of Music

Provided music therapy and music lessons for children and adults.

Music Therapist
Sep 1998 - May 2010

Doylestown Conservatory of Music

Delivery of music therapy treatment to adults and children with intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities.

Education

Master of Music Therapy
Sep 1986 - May 1993

Temple University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 1982 - May 1985

SUNY Potsdam

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor
Feb 2003

PA State Board of Therapists & Professional Counselors

State licensure to practice as a professional counselor
Music Therapist-Board Certified
Oct 1996

Certification Board for Music Therapists

Awarded on successful completion of national exam

Awards

Certificate of Merit in Music Therapy Research
May 1993

Temple University

Affiliations

Certification Board for Music Therapists
Jan 1996
The mission of the Certification Board for Music Therapists is to ensure a standard of excellence in the development, implementation, and promotion of an accredited certification program for safe and competent music therapy practice

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