Kerri Scott

Kerri S.

Forney, TX

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About

Kerri delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7+

Teaching since:
July 2006

I'm an extremely positive and motivated person who thoroughly enjoys sharing her gift and knowledge with other people. I have a Performer's Certificate, a Masters of Music and a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and Opera. I have been teaching voice lessons for ten years and currently run a private studio out of my home in Forney, TX. As much as I love teaching, I also truly enjoy performing on stage. I have performed the professional opera roles of Lady Ella/Chorus in Cimarron Opera's performance of Patience. I was also previously a member of the Wichita Grand Opera Chorus, and recently performed in their productions of Turandot, Don Carlo, Guillaume Tell, Tosca, Otello and Le Nozze di Figaro. I have also performed other professional roles such as Belle/Chorus in The Forum Theater's production of A Christmas Carol. Throughout my various degrees, I have also performed roles in Hansel and Gretel, Bastienund Bastienne, Dido and Aeneas, Die Zauberflote, The Lonley Empress, Les Contes d'Hoffman, Dangerous Liasons, Ariadne auf Naxos and Eric Hermansen's Soul. I began teaching voice lessons during my vocal pedagogy class, while getting my Masters Degree. I have been teaching consistently for a total of ten years. I began teaching for a community school for the arts in Muncie, IN. After I graduated with my Masters Degree, I taught lessons for a children's theater company in Manitowoc, WI until I started my Performer's Certificate. I taught for another community arts school during my Performer's Certificate in DeKalb, IL. After that, I began a private studio out of my home and have been teaching privately at my in-home studio ever since. I also have experience teaching Music Theory and Ear Training, Music Appreciation and Private Voice Lessons at the college level as an Adjunct Professor at Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL. I have always loved and enjoyed teaching! It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I am always eager to welcome new students of all ages!


*** Lesson Details ***
I teach classical technique that can be applied to any type or genre of music. I usually start with standard singing and breathing techniques. Then I will listen to a student's voice and determine their range and pick out a solo song based on their range, ability level, and the preferences of the student. I am a firm believer that no student fits into the standard "box" of teaching. Therefore, I tailor my teaching style to match the individual needs, issues, and goals of a particular student. It is very important to me that students enjoy their lessons and feel engaged in the learning process. My biggest rule is that they need to have fun and enjoy what they are doing. I am a very kind, up-beat and friendly teacher that believes in positive reinforcement and constructive criticism. I encourage my students to communicate with me on an equal level and to always ask questions if they don't understand something. Watching people learn and grow as singers, and knowing that you had a hand in it, is probably one of the most rewarding parts of being a teacher. It is this ideal that fuels my need to teach others.



*** Studio Equipment ***
I have set aside a complete room in my house for my teaching studio. I have a Baldwin spinet, a Manhasset music stand, a wide library of music and a sofa for students and their parents to sit on.

*** Travel Equipment ***
In travelling to student's homes, I would expect students to have access to a piano or keyboard with at least 65 keys.

*** Specialties ***
Opera and musical theater.

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Experience

Private Voice Teacher
Oct 2016 - Present
Private Voice Studio of Kerri Scott

Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to students of all ages at various levels of vocal development. Lessons were taught at the instructors' in-home studio in Forney, TX. Students were encouraged to perform in a recital at the end of the term.

Private Voice Teacher
Jul 2013 - Present
Musika LLC

Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to students of all ages at various levels of vocal development. Lessons are taught at either the student's home in the Dallas, TX area or at the instructors' in-home studio in Forney, TX. Students will be encouraged to perform in a recital at the end of the term.

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Private Voice Teacher
Jul 2013 - Present
TakeLessons.com

Private Voice Lessons: Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to students of all ages at various levels of vocal development. Lessons are taught at either the student's home in the Dallas, TX area or at the instructors' in-home studio in Forney, TX. Students will be encouraged to perform in a recital at the end of the term.

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Private Voice Teacher
May 2011 - Oct 2016
Private Voice Studio of Kerri Scott

Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to students of all ages at various levels of vocal development. Lessons were taught at the instructors' in-home studio in Goddard, KS. Students were encouraged to perform in a recital at the end of the term.

Professional Singer/Chorus Member
May 2016 - Jul 2016
Cimarron Opera

I was a member of the chorus and sang the role of Lady Ella in Cimarron Opera's performances of Patience. I learned the music, attended daily music rehearsals and daily staging rehearsals. I also attended costume fittings and performances.

Chorus Member
Aug 2012 - Oct 2015
Wichita Grand Opera

I was a member of the chorus for Wichita Grand Opera. I learned the music, attended weekly music rehearsals and daily staging rehearsals when it got closer to the performance of each show. I also attended costume fittings and performances.

Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory
Jan 2011 - May 2011
Kishwaukee College

MUS 100-5001 Fundamentals of Music Theory: Teaching Music Theory to non-music majors.
General Course Objective: Music theory course involving a study of the basic elements of music: notation, rhythmic patterns, intervals, and chords. Designed for those students who already play a musical instrument, or those who have completed MUS 220.

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Private Voice Teacher
Aug 2009 - May 2011
Private Voice Studio of Kerri Scott

Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to students of all ages at various levels of vocal development. Lessons were taught at the instructors' in-home studio in Rockford, IL. Students were encouraged to perform in a recital at the end of the term

Private Voice Instructor
Jan 2009 - May 2011
Kishwaukee College

Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to college students at various levels of vocal development. Students were encouraged to perform in a recital at the end of the semester.

Adjunct Professor of Music Appreciation
Sep 2008 - May 2011
Kishwaukee College

MUS 220 Music Appreciation: Teaching Music Appreciation to non-music majors.
General Course Objective: Introduction to representative music masterpieces through perceptive listening. Emphasis on the elements of music, various musical forms and periods, and great composers and performers. Designed to broaden the non-music major’s understanding and enjoyment of music.

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Music Theater Instructor
Sep 2009 - May 2010
Christian Youth Theater

Musical Theater I for Kids: Teaching Musical Theater techniques and scenes to students age nine through twelve.
General Course Objective: Let your creativity take flight through dance, drama and singing. Jump into the magical world of musical theater by exploring dance choreography, vocal technique and how to portray a character. Become a triple threat through warm-ups, group activities, theater games and performance. By the end of class, you’ll be ready to take center stage and shine as one of the show-stoppers in the showcase!
Musical Theater II for Kids: Teaching Musical Theater techniques and scenes to students age ten through thirteen.
General Course Objective: The next installment in the CYT musical theater classes. A more in-depth study into the techniques of musical theater. Let your creativity take flight through dance, drama and singing. Jump into the magical world of musical theater by exploring dance choreography, vocal technique and how to portray a character. Become a triple threat through warm-ups, group activities, theater games and performance. By the end of class, you’ll be ready to take center stage and shine as one of the show-stoppers in the showcase!

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Private Voice Teacher
Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
Northern Illinois University Community School for the Arts

Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to students ages ten through fifteen at various levels of vocal development. Students were encouraged to perform in various recitals throughout the term.

Improvisation Teacher
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
Apollo Music Incorporated

Improvisation Workshop: Teaching Improvisation techniques to students ages ten through fourteen.
General Course Objective: Hands-on training in Improvisation through the use of many different games in order to develop skills in teamwork, thinking and reacting quickly, communication, stage presence and confidence. These skills will enable students to become better, more believable actors. Students were encouraged to showcase these skills in a performance at the end of the workshop.

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Private Voice Teacher
Apr 2009 - Aug 2009
Guzzardo Music

Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to students of all ages at various levels of vocal development. Students were encouraged to perform in a recital at the end of the term.

Private Voice Teacher
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
Dare to Dream Theater Incorporated

Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to students ages seven through twenty-six at various levels of vocal development. Maintained a full studio of students each term. Students were required to perform in a studio recital at the end of the term.

Private Voice Teacher
Apr 2006 - Dec 2007
Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Private hour or half-hour voice lessons to students of all ages and skill levels interested in improving their voices. Maintained a full studio of students each term. Students were required to perform in a concert at the end of the term.

Education

Performer's Certificate
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
Northen Illinois University
Masters of Music
Aug 2005 - Dec 2007
Ball State University
Bachelors of Music
Aug 2000 - Dec 2004
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Languages

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

Photos & Videos

This is WGO's production of Tosca.
This WGO's production of Guillame Tell
This is the full production of WGO's Otello, which was performed in January 2013.
This is the full production of WGO's The Marriage of Figaro which was performed in March 2013.
Me after my first Performer's Certificate recital (2009).

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Me as the Dewfairy in Hansel und Gretel (2009).

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Me in Bastien und Bastienne (2007).

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Me in WGO's production of Otello (2013).

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All the women from WGO's production of Le Nozze di Figaro (2013).
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Gina F. Jul 24, 2015
Singing · In studio

My daughter loves taking lessons from her. Kerri's personality makes the lessons really fun. She teaches my daughter at her level, where she is able to understand things. She's just an awesome teacher!

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