Sharon West

Sharon W.

South Weymouth, MA

About Sharon W.

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Sharon teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: March 2003
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Overview

Sharon knew at a very young age that the arts were her life and doesn't remember a time when she wasn't singing, dancing and acting. She began her professional singing and acting career at the age of six years old and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She plays the piano and is a versatile musician with a strong foundation in the classical method that really rocks!!
Sharon grew up in Brooklyn, NY and has trained with some of New York City's premier voice, piano and acting teachers. Sharon majored in Theater and graduated cum laude with honors in theater.
She is a certified public school theater teacher and has worked with hundreds of performing arts students. As a private instructor, she has guided her students in piano, voice, and acting.
Sharon is a fun and innovative teacher. Her wealth of experiences has made her a well-rounded teacher. She has a great sense of humor with a serious commitment to her art and her students. A winning combination for you!

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Experience

Founder/Teacher

Sep 2010 - Present
Rockit Performing Arts

Private lessons in voice, piano and acting. Emphasis on the creative process and custom-tailored curriculum that meet the needs of my students. Recital, performance and audition training. Strengths include working with classically-trained vocalists to help them find their true voice in the jazz, rock and pop repertoire. Successes demonstrated as my students attend high-ranking performing arts schools; recording and live-performing opportunities.

Piano and Vocal Teacher/Theater Arts Director

Oct 2005 - Mar 2009
Joymas Piano and Performing Arts Studio, Ridgefield, CT

Instruction in piano, voice, music theory and musicianship.
Direct and create workshops in theater arts culminating in live performances.
Prepare students for recitals, auditions and performances.
All of my students received fours and fives (with five being the best level) at highly-regarded judged performances.

Cultural Arts Advisor/Permanent Substitute

Sep 2005 - Jun 2008
Ardsley Middle School, Ardley, NY

Cultural Arts Advisor (grades 5-8). Work with parents, administration and PTA and the cultural Arts community to direct, produce and employ curriculum-based cultural arts programs in theater, music, dance and the visual arts. Accomplishments include: produced and directed a grade-wide (grade 7) workshop based on the musical "West Side Story". This workshop was integrated into the core curriculum and culminated in a grade-wide performance. Other programs include an 8th grade Holocaust presentation; Friends of Rachel-Acts of Kindness; Twelve Angry Men acting workshop.
Permanent Subsutute (grades 5-8) in all academic and special subjects (concentration in English Language Arts and music). Maintain discipline and classroom control; follow professional practices in working with students of all grades, parents and colleagues.

Theater Arts Teacher (grades 6-8)

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005
Joseph B. Cavallaro Intermediate Public School, Brooklyn, NY

Full-time theater arts teacher of approximately 260 students with various learning abilities.
Created original theater arts curriculum integrating the core curriculum.
Students involved in workshops in groups of actors, directors, playwrights and backstage (according to their interests) that culminated in live performances.
Created theater arts after-school program.
Prepared students for auditions into highly regarded New York City performing arts schools.

Education

Theater

Sep 1975 - Jun 1979
Adelphi University School of Performing Arts/Brooklyn College
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11 Reviews on Sharon W.

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Janalicia S. Oct 27, 2016
Singing · In home
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I could not be more happier with choosing Sharon as my daughter's instructor. Her expertise in the subject she's teaching is outstanding. More importantly, my daughter loves her. She comes home bragging to everyone how wonderful her instructor is. Looking forward so many more lessons in the future.
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LongN Jul 26, 2012
Wonderful piano lessons so far

Sharon is an excellent teacher. I have learned a great deal from her. She is enthusiastic and serious about my piano progress. I have really enjoyed the lessons and would highly recommend her.
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SusanJ Jul 20, 2012
I love Sharon, she is leading me not only teaching me how to sing she is giving me confidence and this confidence is being carreid into my everyday life. She has an amazing voice too, a real inspiration and I recommend her - she make you really find your own voice!
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Mary-KayeB Feb 3, 2012
Mother

Lily took to Sharon immediately! I did not expect Lily to be so excited about piano. I believe Sharon makes it fun and interesting for my young learner.
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RamolaD Sep 20, 2011
Sophie's piano classes

Sophie loves her piano classes Miss Sharon and is energized by her thoughtful and upbeat teaching. Sharon is a lovely and warm person, very quick to gauge Sophie's learning level as well as her everyday mood and attitudes to music, and interested in engaging her particularly with music she is interested in--she learned last week that Sophie loves pop music--Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, etc., so in addition to the piano books, she has promised to teach Sophie a Cyndi Lauper song (which Sophie is quite thrilled about!). She is also great with giving the right amount of homework and homework tips to make Sophie's home piano practice interesting and fun and not a chore. We both also love that Sharon is a singer, since Sophie is in choir (Boston Children's Chorus) and loves singing. We look forward to having Sharon teach voice as well as piano, she advised we do this a little bit later, once Sophie has mastered some piano basics--we're happy to take her advice.
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CuongN Sep 17, 2011
mrs

She is great teacher. She understands kids so well. My son loves her and her lesson every week. My son now understand the music and love to play the piano unbelievable. Sharon is great piano teacher that we are lucky to have.
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SheriP Jul 12, 2011
Great Vocal Coach!!

Sharon is a wonderful vocal instructor who has listened to my goals of what I want to accomplish and provides me with a clear path on how to achieve them. She communicates my strenghts but also gives me great constructive feedback on what I need to practice and improve on. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a vocal coach and I thank her for the great job she does!
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KristinT May 19, 2011
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MiaB Dec 11, 2010
Thank you

Sharon is a wonderful instructor and my girls really like her. She makes the lessons really fun and they are learning so much. They look forward to the lessons every Friday.Thank you!
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BenitaG Sep 29, 2010
Excited parent!

My son is really enjoying his lessons. He has learned a lot in such a short time. Your enthusiasm keeps him motivated, which is much appreciated. Thank you.
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