Kacey Kurpinsky

Kacey K.

Chicago, IL
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Kacey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
February 2014

With my Bachelor's from San Diego State University, I came to Chicago to pursue my Master's at The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. I have over 10 years of performing experience, including soloist with the San Diego City Ballet's Orchestra, and singing in the San Diego Opera Chorus. I also have over 6 years of teaching experience in both singing and beginning piano. I have also worked in the educational world with children ages 4-17, and believe music can be learned at any age.

Lessons are fun and creative, and will include activities to help understand concepts or games to get warmed up. You leave each lesson with a practice log for the week, and clear expectations of what you should be practicing.

So if you want to learn to be a musician and you want to enjoy the learning process, I'm the girl for you!

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice lessons begin with a variety of warm ups to gently awaken the muscles of the vocal tract, and apply healthy vocal technique. This all comes together when we work on a variety of repertoire.

Piano lessons include technique, learning to understand the keyboard and how to read music and apply that to playing the piano, and of course all tied into playing repertoire.

All lessons will discuss basic music theory and reading music, as well as a working knowledge of the piano as to assist in at home practice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
At my apartment I have an 88 key weighted digital piano that I use for both lessons. We will discuss the need to purchase music books, which is a case by case basis.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not have a traveling keyboard, but bring music sheets and lesson logs with me.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching beginning piano, and beginning and intermediate voice. My piano training is rooted in the Suzuki method, and my voice training is classical.

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Experience

Voice Teacher
Nov 2012 - Jul 2013
Reflections Juvenile School

Taught music history and voice classes to teenage students.

Voice Teacher/Choir Director
Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Veteran's Village of San Diego

I taught private voice lessons and directed a choir with the Veterans a part of the center.

Education

Masters of Music in Voice Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
San Diego State University

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Honorable Mention
Jul 2014
Schloss Mirabell Competition in Salzburg, Austria
Honorable Mention
Apr 2012
NATS San Diego
Elsie Hilland Memorial Scholarship in Opera
Jan 2011
San Diego State University

Photos & Videos

Performing "La Promessa" by Rossini with my friend Alyssa Conde, piano. Together we are Luly Duo
From my senior voice recital at San Diego State University, featuring Michiko Lohorn on piano. This is the first movement from the work with the same title by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Senior Recital with guitarist Dillon Casey, performing a set by American composer David Leisner.

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With my duo partner, Alyssa after our Luly Duo Benefit Concert in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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With my colleagues for the Schloss Mirabell Honorable Mention Winners Recital in Salzburg, Austria.

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Leading my choir of Veterans at the Veteran's Village in San Diego for their Christmas concert. December 2012.

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