- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I've been playing guitar since I was 12 years old. It's an amazing instrument and I love showing people the possibilities it has! I perform and sing with my guitar every weekend so my expertise is in playing and singing but I love to teach many different styles from rythmn to lead to string training. Guitar is a tricky instrument but I pride myself on not only making it fun but showing you how to make it your own!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2006
Hello! My name is Kimberly and I teach:
As a participant in All State choir in high school, the only female in the U-46 district to make District 9 state Jazz choir, and the recipient of over 20 awards for singing, I'm at a place where I can use my experiences to help you start your journey!
I've been singing and playing my instruments for all of my life. My talents have taken me across the United States and back, even singing the National Anthem on Fox for the World's Strongest Man competition.
Having a passion for music, I picked up piano and guitar at a young age and studied both for years, finding new ways of combining the two with voice and also being able to play them separately or simply use them for songwriting.
Whether you're interested in playing piano, guitar, singing, or doing a combination, we will find your music genre where your passion lies and take it to new levels. I can coach you on your stage performance or even help prepare you for choral/band concerts in school.
For my adult students I can help take your gift to new levels, making it easier for you to perform with confidence and do what you've always wanted to do musically.
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Lessons are customized to the student's age, instrument, and level of interest. I combine early education practices with activities that go beyond just trial and error on instruments and give student's a chance to turn lessons into a fun game. With my methods students also develop a level of confidence that enables them to begin performing for friends and family. I have seen many young vocalists into elite choral groups through their schools and cities. One of my specialties is preparing students for auditions and 9/10 times they make it into the group they were auditioning for or won the solo in their group!
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I specialize in working with kids. My combination of fun activities combined with an early education approach to teaching result in students who really enjoy the lessons and truly learn something at an age when it's so crucial to introduce the arts.
At the Sounds like Music school in Geneva I have over 50 students ranging from 5 years old to 60. My lessons are customized to each student and their own personal learning style so no two lessons are the same! Students have gone on to perform in musicals, competitions, and recitals.Show More
Kimberly is inspiring, encouraging, and makes the lesson a ton of fun! I have learned so much in so little time and can't put my ukulele down!
Kimberly patiently went through my 3yrs old nursery rhyme selection! Very happy!
She is amazing, made me feel more comfortable in singing.
Kimberly is amazing! She is so supportive, positive, and encouragaing. She is very helpful and just fantastic. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
I love it, She doesn't judge and it's ok that I had a wall up with her because I was nervous. Slowly I began to ger more comfortable and gained confidence. I learned new things from her. Kimberly is nice and amazing that she knows what she is doing.Show More
Excellent vocal and singing teacher. Also very good with acting coaching. Kimberly is very skillful with her students. To her students, she is caring, kind and absolutely nurturing. She is an absolute professional in the field. She is very responsive and responsible to her client's needs. We are very blessed to have her as our teacher. Highly recommended to all !!!Show More
I highly recommend Kimberly for acting coaching. Very good teacher!
Excellent knowledge and very fun class.
She was kind and patient. Made me feel comfortable.
My first lesson was very good and i believe we will be able to work well together. Kimberly makes learning music fun and thats what it al about.
Great first lesson. The instructor was extremely helpful with her techniques and I was able to catch on quickly. Looking forward to my next lesson!
My daughter is happy after the first lesson and looking forward for the next, Kimberly is a great teacher
Kimberly is very knowledgeable and I feel like she is going to help me achieve my goals for myself as a singer after many years of collected dust on the vocal chords. I learned some new things that can help me within the first 10 minutes of my first lesson. Highly recommend this teacher!Show More
Kimberly was great helping me begin my journey with Piano
This is my very first lesson ever so I did not know what to expect. Kimberly was very patient and encouraging. I learned so much on my first day and am excited to learn much more.
My daughter was comfortable and enjoyed her first lesson.
Kimberly is very nice and patient. Great instructor. Cute location too!
My daughter was very excited when she got piano lessons for Christmas and Kim definitely lived up to her expectations.
My daughter loved her lesson! Looking forward to her next!
Ms. Kimberly is an outstanding music teacher. She is kind and encouraging. My daughter loves her and playing piano.
Loves working with Ms. Kimberly! He is picking piano up very fast!
Kimberly was very Patient with my 4 year old during his first lesson.
We look forward to more.
We look forward to our weekly lessons with Kimberly she's the perfect balance of instruction and fun for my 7 year old! We are learning a lot and having a great time!
Kimberly is a great and patient instructor. She came ready to work with my two sons and they loved their lessons. We are all looking forward to future sessions with Kimberly!
She has vary calming presence and makes it easy to learn without being afraid of making a mistake.
Easy to to work with and teaches diferent material quicklu
Kimberly is the best teacher I've ever had. Growing up in Barrington, we had a wide variety of private tutors and vocal trainers. My mother once put me up for private sessions for three months before my school musical. I thought I had received good training. Thought. My mother referred me to Kimberly after hearing her sing at a venue. I perused some of her videos and I must say that I was highly impressed. I signed up for a lesson, and my vocal range increased magnanimously! I am now able to sing in octaves in which I previously was unaware existed. My range is now more comfortable than my boat shoes whilst I cigar with the boys. I would recommend Kimberly to the highest degree possible and then some. If you don't know Kimberly, you are nowhere near your potential in vocals, guitar, or even life.Show More
Hi I am Matt Ellis and I have been taking lessons with Kimberly for about 5 months.My singing ability has improved incredibly.When you sit in on a lessons with Kimberly she analyzes your voice very carefully and matches exercises to what she thinks is best for you.Personally I have had trouble with sustaining my voice for long periods of time due to vocal damage.I noticed right away after my first couple of lessons my voice just seemed healthier and in better shape with the exercises we did.Now my voice sustains better than ever!With a larger range and I now have a ear for Harmony as well. I would suggest Kimberly to anyone who wants to improve there voice and learn in a very comfortable environment.Within the first 10 minutes of my first lesson I was totally comfortable to just let loose and sing!Without being worried about my tone because she creates a very safe atmosphere for improvement.So If your looking for great lessons and a great teacher GO TO KIMBERLEY!