Kathy Brown

Kathy B.

Waterville, ME

About Kathy B.

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Kathy teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: September 1998
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

Consider me your (All Access Pass) to harnessing your full vocal potential. I started performing professionally when I was 10 years old and with over 40 years of performance experience and 18 years of teaching experience I know how to mine and develop talent.

Now just a bit about myself...though I am classically trained, I am very blessed to have grown up in a musical family who appreciates all types of music. So at home we'd jam out to Jazz and Blues, but it was my classical training that allowed me to excel in my craft. I learned how to carry the skill sets from my classical training into multiple genres of music. In doing so I earned awards on the local, state and regional levels, opening doors for performance opportunities on stages both here, at home, and abroad.

In 1998 I decided to open a voice studio, determined to create a learning environment that would blend the discipline of sound technique with a fun, relaxed atmosphere, free of negative critique. Here I am 18 years later and still going strong!

I am looking for goal oriented students, who are serious about mastering their instrument and willing to work hard to get there. Are you that person?

If so, I would love to hear from you.

Education:
Studied under
Loretta Young
Kathleen Urban

Photos and Videos

Kathy singing in the production "A Blast From The Past'

Experience

Choral Director
Sep 2007 - Present
Noteworthy Vocal Studio

Choral Director for Jazz Ensemble 'Trebled Souls' 2010-2011
Directed and produced 'A Blast From The Past' 2013
Directed and produced 'Destination Unknown' 2014
Co-directed and produced. 'Behind the Scenes' 2015
Co-directed and produced 'The Leaves Of My Family Tree' 2016
Singer/Songwriter development with a student now attending Gordon College for performance 2012-2014

Voice Instructor
Jan 1998 - Present
Noteworthy Vocal Studio

District, All State, Regional, National Competition and College Audition Prep.

Choral Director
Sep 1998 - Aug 2006
Noteworthy Vocal Studio

Vocal Coach and Choral Director for Maryland Bible College and Seminary Young Adult All Girls Choir
Vocal Coach and Choral Director for Greater Grace Christian Academy Teen Choir.

Awards

New England Music Festival Solo-Ensemble Division 1 Ranking
May 1980
David York, Edward L. White
National School Choral Award
May 1980
Edward L. White/ Dave York
Maine All-State Music Festival Division 1 Ranking
May 1979
Albert S. Hall Superintendent of Schools/ Karen McCann Chairman of Music Dept
Maine State Solo and Ensemble Festival Division 1 Ranking
May 1978
Robert S. Mode, (State Solo and Ensemble Festival Chairman) Lawrence Woodward, (State MMEA President)
MMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival
May 1978
Lawrence Woodward, (MMEA All-State President), Robert S. Mode, (State Solo and Ensemble Chairman)

Affiliations

Continental Who's Who
May 2016

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Kelly May 23, 2017
· Vocal Training · In home Kathy has been teaching my son for months. She is professional and has helped him improve greatly! I highly recommend her services.
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Cara Feb 22, 2017
· Vocal Training · In home From, my daughter, Hannah’s, first lesson with Kathy I KNEW I had found the right vocal instructor. Hannah climbed into the car after the lesson, face beaming, and the first words out of her mouth were… “Thank you, Mom for finding her.”

Hannah’s always been very active in and out of school in all things related to theatre and music, but she’s not always had the confidence necessary to land the acting roles or singing solos that she wanted. After she started studying with Kathy all of that changed. Armed with new singing and performance techniques she began getting solos and acting roles that in the past would have been out of her reach.

Hannah auditioned for a local telethon. When we arrived I was invited to sit in on her audition, which never happens. I was completely blown away and reduced to tears as she sang a jazz song with a very complicated scatting section. I didn’t feel like I was watching Hannah, I felt like I was watching a professional. She was accepted, and on the day of the telethon she performed the jazz piece from her audition as well as a contemporary broadway piece which reduced me to tears.. Yet another milestone in her journey. To say I was blown away would be an understatement and it was on that day that I realized my daughter, because of Kathy’s investment, could go on to do extraordinary things.

As the weeks passed Hannah focus on her craft began to intensify even more. She literally spent hours in her room practicing and I could tell, from listening, that as she was giving it everything she had, her hard work was already beginning to pay off. The evidence of that came as she auditioned for, and was accepted into, All National Choir, All Eastern Choir, and All State Jazz Choir. An even greater test of how much her abilities had grown came when she auditioned and was accepted into Berklee School of Music. I’m such a proud Mama!

Kathy has been a mentor for Hannah not only with regards to singing and performance, but also has become a friend who’s willing to go the extra mile to see Hannah succeed. She has taught her to believe in herself, to believe that she deserves what she wants and that, with hard work and humility, she will go far. Over the past year I have watched Hannah bloom into a confident, hardworking young lady. I am beyond thankful for Kathy and all that she has done for my daughter. I wish I had found her sooner!
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Matt Jan 16, 2017
· Singing · In studio Just had an opportunity to go to my daughter's first recital after signing her up for singing lessons with Kathy, and we were absolutely amazed at how much better she had become after only a couple of months - and everyone in our church has noticed it as well. It seems to me like Kathy finds a very good balance between the rigorous basics of voice training, and just having fun and exploring what the student wants to do. I am very happy we found her.
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Hannah Jan 3, 2017
· Singing · In studio Kathy is hands down the best private vocal teacher I could have aksed for! She is extremely kind and fun to work with. She really makes learning a wonderful experience. I have learned so much in the time I have been with her and I hope to learn more as I continue on.
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Hannah Jan 3, 2017
· Singing · In studio Kathy is hands down the best private vocal teacher I could have aksed for! She is extremely kind and fun to work with. She really makes learning a wonderful experience. I have learned so much in the time I have been with her and I hope to learn more as I continue on.
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Mia C. Sep 2, 2016
· Singing · In home Great experience. She is knowledgeable and personable. She worked with my young daughter and did an amazing job.
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Molly Aug 27, 2016
· Vocal Training · In studio I started with Kathy my freshmen year in high school, & I was probably the most shy person that had ever existed. My personal goal, was to be able to perform in front of somebody besides my mom. Although, it took me a little while, Kathy helped reach my goal, and moulded me into the person I am today. Currently, I am a sophomore in College, w/ a major in music. I have conquered my fear of performing, & have had the honor of performing in front of more than 6,000 people. I never would've reached that goal without Kathy, & she has forever impacted my life, in the best way possible. She really helped me come out of my shell, & helped me find out who I really am! Music will always be a way I can express myself, and I have Kathy to thank for that.
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TG S. Jun 4, 2016
· Singing · In home Kathy is a passionate teacher. She has the knack of putting you at ease, and helps build enthusiasm. My first day of learning was both educative and fun! I am glad I signed up with Kathy. Keep up the good work, Kathy!!!
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Monette May 16, 2016
· Singing · In studio Kathy is the best! She has taken the time to get to know my daughter, connect with her, and become aware of the specific ways that she learns. Being thought of not just as a student, but as a unique individual, has enabled her lessons and recitals with Noteworthy to be experiences that have been both challenging and rewarding, as well as fun and memorable. I recommend Kathy with great enthusiasm and without reservation!
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Ana Mar 29, 2016
· Singing · In studio Kathy is passionate and energetic. Often students leave her studio feeling more confident in their musical abilities, and life in general. For me, I noticed her impact in the performance aspect the most. Most of us learn music so we can share it with others. The lessons she taught me about how to stand, letting loose and relaxing have proven to be invaluable. Her work and dedication to each student's musical career is astounding. Without her I could not have had the courage or ability to participate in the All-State Music Festival of 2015.
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