- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Lessons are catered to the individual student's goals and learning styles.
Unlike instructors who only use karaoke tracks for accompaniment, I accompany my students on the piano. This allows me to make accompaniment recordings for the students to practice with. I provide warm-ups, melody tracks and full piano accompaniment tracks (at appropriate tempos). This is very beneficial for students when practicing as the accompaniment recordings can "grow" with their skill level on each song. It also gives the student the flexibility to choose songs that would normally be outside of their vocal range, because we can transpose the song and make recordings in a key that works for them!
I specialize in working with young voices that are still developing and helping students learn the differences between choral singing and solo singing.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- September 2007
With 2 degrees in music and more than 8 years of teaching experience, I offer piano and voice lessons to any age and any level! I consider the most important aspect of teaching to be creating an environment where a love of music can be discovered and nurtured. Everyone is offered the opportunity to discover and deepen their love of music. I chose to make music my career so that I can guide you on your priceless journey towards becoming a better musician...a better person.
*** Lesson Details ***
I do not use one set curriculum. Instead, I have familiarized myself with a dozen various curriculum, and choose the best fit for each individual student. I am open to using books you already own as supplemental material and encourage students to share their suggestions in selecting music. Every student has different goals, and I tailor the lessons to meet them.
Within the first lesson, we will set short and long term goals and lesson plans will be made to help you achieve them.
I provide accompaniment and melody recordings for vocal students to practice with.
Material will be sent home with you to peruse at your convenience. This will include articles from music dictionaries, archives, journals and more to give you an opportunity to become a well rounded musician.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano in living room with waiting area for parents so they may sit in on lessons.
Music stand provided for voice lessons.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Some music may be provided by myself and I am also willing to work with certain books the student may already own. There will be at least one book required for purchase. I expect students to have a pencil and notebook at every lesson.
Water is welcome and encouraged for vocal students.
Parking is available on the street directly outside the studio.
*** Specialties ***
Too often I have seen damage caused to the vocal chords from an instructor's lack of knowledge in developing voices. I am proud to offer voice lessons where I specialize in working with young voices that are still maturing!
I provide piano accompaniment for vocal lessons at no additional cost. I also make accompaniment recordings for the students to practice with. This allows me to transpose songs, letting students learn songs that might otherwise be out of their vocal range. It also allows for flexibility in the tempo so students can learn at a slower pace and increase speed as they become more comfortable.
I believe in teaching a well rounded curriculum and therefore introduce my students to the styles of all genres.
Offering piano and voice lessons to all ages, an Intro to Music class for young children ages 2-5, and a Music for Little Ones class for babies ages 0-2.
I am a 67 yo man who had studied music eons ago. I finally admitted that I missed it and decided to take lessons for the piano. Kit has been an exceptional instructor. She is very knowledgeable and talented. She teaches by guiding me along the way at my own pace. But is not adverse to correcting my errors. She also sends me home with advice on pitfalls to avoid in my practicing. She is patient, friendly, and makes learning very enjoyable. I highly recommend her for piano lessons to students of all ages. Thank you+ Read More
Only a 1st lesson, but Kit is great with my Daughter. She had 2 months of piano lessons 4 years ago (when she was 8), but picked it up very quickly and was playing songs almost immediately with Kit as her instructor. The sign that it was a success is that upon returning home she went to the keyboard and wanted to practice what she had learned. Highly recommended.+ Read More
I cannot speak highly enough about Kit! For my wedding, I wanted to surprise Ashleigh by singing a particular song. Not only had I never had singing lessons, but I also had zero confidence in my voice that I could pull this off. Kit is SO PATIENT! She took the time to tailor my lessons to help me learn the song, and weekly tips. She also went out of her way to work with my schedule, since my lessons had to be a secret since it was for a surprise.
When the night of our wedding came along, Kit's patience and teaching paid off- I was confident and comfortable, which made the experience memorable and fun!! It was a part of our wedding we will both always cherish. Thank you very much Kit!!!
I have taken piano lessons from different people over the years. Kit has been the best, by far. She is patient and extremely knowledgable. I learn new things everyday. She allows me to learn at my pace. Provides the music that I would like to play.
A fun, productive first lesson... we feel we're off to a great start!
Kit is most inspiring. She is energetic and loves what she does. I always leave my lesson feeling uplifted.
Kit was very knowledgeable and taught me things that I had never learned before. I have taken lessons numerous times before. She seems very patient and listened to what I wanted to learn and provided instruction regarding these points.
Kit was an amazing instructor, really helped me as a totally new singer build a solid foundation over the past 9 months and now when I sing I get compliments instead of ear muffs!
Works great with young children - took lessons for 1 year before she moved.
She is amazing. Recommend!
Kit is very empathetic to meet child's needs emotionally and vocally. She is a very compassionate and enthusiastic teacher. Recommend!
Kit is an excellent teacher. Very encouraging person!!
Kit has been absolutely amazing with my 5 yr. old! Every week
she can't wait to go see Ms. Kit. Kit is clearly a seasoned professional; she is patient, sweet and so encouraging. We love our Takelessons experience!
Kit works so well with our 5 year old, teaching her the basic fundamentals of piano. Our daughter often will try something once and not want to go back for the next lesson (soccer, dance, gymnastics) but after three lessons in piano she is still going strong and always looks forward to going! She loves working with Kit!+ Read More
Superb teacher. Kit teaches 4 people in my family ages 15 - 46. She customized the lessons for each individual, taking into account their personal preferences in genre. She is extremely knowledgeable and able to explain things in different ways so the student can understand. Great with teenagers; my daughter needs no prodding from me to practice everyday and she looks forward to her lessons every week. Highly recommended.+ Read More
Excellent people skills. Musical background and preparation excellent.
Kit was a music major at Casper College and participated in the choral program during her tenure. She studied voice in my studio while pursuing her major in piano. She was an active participant in our productions, concerts, and recitals. She was musically outstanding in her studies while here in not only piano and voice but in choral studies as well. You will find her to be professional, personable and knowledgeable. The best part is what a wonderfully positive role model she was for all ... peers, faculty and now what will be her own students. I recommend her without hesitation.
Great with Kids / Great with Teaching Piano
I strongly recommend Kit for piano lessons. She has tons of experience with children and is a mother herself now. Furthermore, her expertise of piano music suits her for teaching. With a little practice at home, Kit will strengthen you from a beginner piano level to intermediate piano level and further.
Highly recommend for children of any age!
I am writing to recommend the talent and abilities of Kit R., music instructor. Kit was able to provide a basic, age appropriate, introduction to music curriculum for my 4 year old and beginner piano curriculum for my 8 year old. Because of Kitâs energy and ability to connect with children, she has ignited a passion for music my children may not otherwise have. I would highly suggest Kit for children of any age, regardless of the childâs knowledge or experience with music.
Amie B.- Mother of 2