Kathy Brown

Kathy B.

Waterville, ME

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Kathy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
September 1998

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

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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

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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

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

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Continental Who's Who
May 2016

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Photos & Videos

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

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My Student Jocelyn (left) showcasing her trophy after winning second place in a local voice competition.

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Kathy, with students Noah and Jordan following their 2016 Winter Recital.

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2016 Winter Recital. Me and the gang!

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Entire Studio Cast from 'Blast From The Past'

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Kathy with Trebled Souls Jazz Ensemble, performing for patrons at Selah Tea, a local tea house in our town.

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Me, Noah and the whole darn gang!

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Kathy with Crossroads Teen Choir after performing for the Melody of Hope fundraiser for the Maryland Pediatric Aids Clinic

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Kathy with Anna, Julia and Elyssa after their final performance in Beauty and the Beast.
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39 Reviews

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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.

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.

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!!!

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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Hannah Mar 23, 2016
Singing · In studio

I haven't been studying at the studio for that long, but I've already learned so much. I feel like I have a better understanding of what happens when I sing and what I should be looking out for when I sing. I am having such a great time learning and I hope to continue expanding my knowledge of voice and how it works.

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Tiffany (Owner TNT Dance Studio) Mar 23, 2016
Singing · In studio

Kathy is patient, passionate and knowledgeable. Definitely the right instructor for students who LOVE to learn. Kathy provides all the tools for improvement and growth. My son has been nothing but excited each day he has a voice lesson with Kathy.

Ciara Mar 22, 2016
Singing · In studio

I saw Kathy for a lesson so I could relay to my students what her teaching style is. Kathy takes the time to explain the body as an instrument as well as many, many techniques for achieving a singing goal. She is always positive and energetic. You can feel her passion come through in the lessons.

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Nadine M. Feb 1, 2016
Singing · In home

Fantastic teacher!
Very patient and easy to work with.

Randi Dec 23, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

My daughter has been receiving vocal training from Kathy for 2 years. The changes in her voice are amazing. Not only has her voice improved, her self-confidence has improved and she was able to secure a part in her high school musical. My daughter enjoys her weekly lessons with Kathy. Kathy gives her students a chance to perform in a recital every January and an amazing show in the spring. Kathy is more than just a singing teacher, she is a mentor. She encourages her students to be well rounded vocally and otherwise. Thank you Kathy for all you do!

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Amy Dec 15, 2015
Singing · In home

My daughter has been taking lessons from Kathy at Noteworthy Studio for nearly 2 years and we absolutely love her! Kathy has taken the time to get to know my daughter and has even helped her get through some tough middle school issues she was facing. I have actually heard the difference in my kiddos' voice and her stage presence is amazing! Kathy has given my daughter the confidence to stand on a stage and sing; and to sing well.

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Suzannah Dec 6, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

I've been taking lessons with Kathy for about eight months, and I'm so happy with the progress we've made in that time! Kathy is a patient teacher, but she isn't afraid to offer constructive criticism where it's needed. Her lessons are always strike a good balance between the more technical aspects of singing -- which she has an impressive knowledge of -- and the fun, artistic side. She also has the rare ability to understand what teaching style suits her student best, and adapt to it. I so thankful for the things I've learned from her! She comes highly recommended!

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Julia Dec 1, 2015
Singing · In studio

I have been in the studio with Kathy for a little over two years now (not including my short hiatus). She has been an incredible teacher, and has helped me expand my range of song styles. With her I have done Broadway songs from Wicked, to classical pieces, and even "If I Die Young" from the Band Perry. Along with this, she has taught me how to fix my pitch issues, enhance my breathing techniques, shape my sound, and most importantly overcome my stage fright. Before joining her studio I would either forget words or sing the wrong notes during a performance. Over time I was able to get passed my nervous jitters (which caused my legs and hands to shake when on stage), and now I am on my way to (hopefully) being a lead in my high school's musical next year. I could never thank Kathy enough for what she has done for me, as her services are truly priceless. If you are considering hiring her as a vocal coach, don't hesitate.

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Moriah Nov 29, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Kathy is a wonderful person with a lot of knowledge about voice! I only took lessons with her for about a year, I stopped because I moved for school, but I wish I could have taken more! I enjoyed all of my lessons with her and she really helped me grow as a singer. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

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Kaitlynn Pelletier Nov 29, 2015
Singing · In studio

Hi. Kathy was my voice instructor for about 5 years (age 14 to 18). She really helped me develop my voice in many ways. She helped me develop my broadway voice, my jazz voice and my contemporary voice. I learned a lot from her that helped me grow as person too. I am now a music education major at Lebanon Valley College and I know that her coaching had a lot to do with my decision to go that direction. I was lucky to have her.

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Becca Nov 27, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

At Noteworthy Vocal Studios, my vocal, and overall musical, toolbox grew as I was equipped in many ways, one if which as a budding singer/songwriter. I also was able to dive into the world of jazz which has opened up numerous doors for me, having recently performed with the Gordon College Jazz Ensemble. Speaking of which, I now attend Gordon College as a music education major. My path to the point of Gordon included taking lessons at Noteworthy which (the lessons and experiences as apart of the studio) incredibly prepared me for this "what's next" step. I continue to positively reflect upon my previous lessons with Noteworthy studios that have so geared me towards my love for music and thus success!

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Sarah Nov 27, 2015
Singing · In studio

Kathy is a phenomenal instructor and I am so glad that I am able to take lessons from her. In the studio I have learned not just technique to improve my craft but I have gained confidence in my singing as well. I have learned so much more than just warm ups and show tunes. Kathy has taught me in such a way that I can apply the things I learn in the studio to my day to day singing. I don't just know how to properly sing but why it's important to sing with proper technique and form. I highly suggest her to anyone at any point in their singing journey.

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Jean Nov 27, 2015
Singing · In studio

My daughter began taking lessons at Noteworthy in 2010. At that time she was very shy and nervous around people. Kathy became not only a great voice coach, but a true mentor to my daughter. Morgan is very comfortable talking to Kathy about personal issues knowing that Kathy always listens and gives great advice. Because of Kathy's musical knowledge, great personality and kind heart, Morgan is now a very talented and confident singer. Kathy has lead Morgan to many performance goals and opportunities that she would not have otherwise been able to obtain. I mean it when I say that Kathy has done a truly wonderful job helping Morgan gain confidence, knowledge and skills that she will use forever. Because of her, Morgan has decided to study voice pedagogy and music education in college next year.

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Maddy Nov 21, 2015
Singing · In studio

Kathy has taught me so much about singing technique, and my ability as a performer. Through her lessons, I have gained a lot of confidence singing up on stage and in front of crowds. She also helped me greatly improve my abilities as a jazz singer. She is a wonderful teacher, incredibly helpful, kind and supportive!

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Lyric Nov 19, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio

Kathy is very helpful, and deals with problems with a calm head at all times! If you need help, or just want to talk to her about your day, she will always listen(unless you're late to your lesson, of course!)

Debbi Nov 19, 2015
Vocal Training · Online

Kathy has been an amazing teacher to my girls. They have both improved so much since training with her. Her shows are amazing and I look forward to seeing the performances each year. Highly recommended!!

Tracey Nov 18, 2015
Vocal Training · In home

Kathy is not only a wonderful vocal coach, teacher she is a wonderful person and friend. She is honest and fair. Kathy has years of successful vocal teaching experience and is close to all of her current and former students. She encourages all of her students to grow and expand their vocal skills to the extent of their capabilities. Many of her students have reached heights they never thought they could. Kathy is inspirational and teaches people to enjoy music for life. Thanks

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Bria Nov 18, 2015
Singing · In studio

Just started taking lessons with Kathy but I think it's going to be a good year.

Vanessa Springer Nov 18, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Kathy is very professional, her lessons are challenging and fun..

Jordan Nov 18, 2015
Singing · In studio

I have been with Kathy for 2 years or so now , and she's done she much good for me ! She quickly becomes like family and breaks even the shyest person out of their shell .

Georgie Nov 18, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio

As wonderful a person and support system as she is a vocalist and instructor!

Morgan Nov 18, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

I've been studying with Kathy for six years. When I first started singing with the studio I was very shy and lacked a lot of self confidence. Kathy has not only improved my vocal and performance skills but she has also helped me improve as a person. I would have never accomplished the things I have today without her including: District 3, Allstate, Jazz Allstate, Nationals as well as major roles in school performances. Kathy makes everyone feel at home and very comfortable. She is more than just my vocal coach, she is my second mom.

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Terri Nov 17, 2015
Singing · In home

I took lessons from Kathy years ago, but so much of the information has stayed with me. My voice matured, my confidence took flight, and I learned tons in the short time I had with her.

Highly professional, creative, and encouraging, Kathy is an easy 5 star instructor - I highly recommend her.

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Susan Nov 17, 2015
Singing · In studio

This lady is the best! My family, myself included, were amazed at the improvement in my daughter's singing voice just after 6 months of vocal lessons with Kathy. I wouldn't want any other vocal coach for Jocelyn.

Mia Nov 17, 2015
Singing · Online

I love Kathy and her teaching. I have benefited from our sessions not only as a music student, but as a person. Her lessons are fun as well as educational, although it never feels like work with her. Without her, I would not be the singer or the person I am today, and I am forever grateful to have her in my life.

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Don Boudreau Nov 16, 2015
Singing · In home

Kathy is a fantastic instructor with a ton of experience. Not only that but she is a phenomenal singer herself and her whole life has been surrounded by music. She's worked a lot with both young and older people alike. If you want to learn how to really sing you won't be disappointed. She's been doing this her whole life and her methodology is second to none. What are you waiting for!

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Randy Nov 16, 2015
Singing ·

Loved learning from Kathy she taught me so much about my voice and how it actually works. I'd say if you aren't tone deaf and can hear pitch Kathy would be able to help you discover how to use your voice and sing your absolute best.

Paulie Nov 16, 2015
Singing · In studio

I highly recommend Kathy Brown for private voice lessons. She's professional, out-going, kind and affirmng. Kathy goes the extra mile to create opportunities for her students to perform as they are growing musically. She is creative and talented - writing and directing plays for her student performers.

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Molly Nov 16, 2015
Singing · In studio

When I first started with Kathy, I had just begun my high school career. My goal was to be able to sing on stage in front of an audience, and because I was so shy & self concious, that goal seemed almost impossible for me. Kathy and her studio have completely changed my life! I am now going to school for music performance, and perform almost daily in front of an audience. This never would've happened if it wasn't for Kathy and the whole Noteworthy family! Everybody was so welcoming, and made me feel so comfortable. Kathy is also like a second mother to me and has always supported and pushed me to do my best. Lots of love and so much thanks to Kathy and the whole Noteworthy studio.

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