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Rachelle M.
Auburn, Washington
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Here are the core things that I focus on in Piano lessons. Alignment is the basis a great technique. Each person is different, and knowing how to help them release unwanted tension is critical. Building hand coordination is essential to playing piano. A variety of agility and strengthening exercises will help you gain greater control and comfort in playing. Articulation and phrasing is how pianists convey emotion. By Understanding the different colors available, a performer can create a dynamic and moving experience. Selecting songs for your skill level and interest is important. Playing music you love will make your experience more enjoyable
About Rachelle M.

* *I require that my in-person voice students show proof of vaccination, or we will conduct lessons online.** I love sharing the knowledge and techniques I've learned through years of training and performing. Lessons are so much more than just learning the notes. Everyone has a unique perspective and way to express their feelings through music. I help my students embrace their artistry while learning. I have extensive training in music and vocal pedagogy that gives me the ability to teach both voice and piano. I hold a Masters in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of North Texas. Whether you want to have more confidence singing karaoke or play Beethoven. I can help you reach those goals. We will build a repertoire that is appropriate for your age and ability. Over time you will gain greater control, endurance, and confidence. VOICE LESSONS *The vocal folds are the core of the sound, and must be given the utmost care and consideration. Proper hydration is essential. They are also muscles that need strengthening exercises and time for them to change. This will improve your vocal endurance and range. As a highly trained voice teacher, I can hear if the vocal folds are behaving in a healthy and efficient manner. It is essential that your teacher understand how to care for these delicate components of the human voice. * Vocal resonance is how opera singers are heard without amplification. It can be enhanced through awareness and coordination of the various portions of the vocal tract. Using this natural resonance will make singing in any style more comfortable. *The most important part of the singing is emotion. Anyone can sing words, but if you don't know what they mean or how to express them they become nothing but white noise. *Selecting the perfect songs for your age, voice type, skill level, and interest is really important. I will help guide you in finding the right choices for you. PIANO LESSONS *Alignment is the basis a great technique. Each person is different, and knowing how to help them release unwanted tension is critical. *Building hand coordination is essential to playing piano. A variety of agility and strengthening exercises will help you gain greater control and comfort in playing. *Articulation and phrasing is how pianists convey emotion. By Understanding the different colors available, a performer can create a dynamic and moving experience. *Selecting songs for your skill level and interest is important. Playing music you love will make your experience more enjoyable.

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Thank you for teaching me so well about piano.

Posted Mar 5, 2021
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Posted Feb 26, 2021
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Very easy to navigate the online experience and the "teaching" of the lesson didn't skip a beat.

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Experience
Voice and Piano Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present
Private Music Studio
Voice Instructor
Oct 2013 - Jul 2014
Lewisville Independent School District
Voice Teacher
Feb 2013 - Jul 2014
Lyric Voice Studio of Carrollton
Education
Master's of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of North Texas
Bachelor's of Music in Music History
Aug 2009 - Dec 2012
University of North Texas
Languages
French
Professional Proficiency
German
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Awards
Training Grant
Apr 2016
Seattle Opera Guild
Mary Cook Memorial Award for Outstanding Apprentice Artist
Mar 2016
Sarasota Opera Guild
Encouragement Award
Oct 2015
Metropolitan Opera National Council
Affiliations
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
Mar 2015
The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is the labor union that represents artists from numerous disciplines that create America's operatic, dance, and choral heritage. Whether our members are soloists, choral singers, actors, ballet dancers, or production staff, our union is a strong force in guaranteeing that our nation's artistic institutions adhere to fair labor practices, securing both gainful employment and quality of life for our artists.
Phi Theta Kappa
Aug 2008
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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