Tamara Kachelmeier received a Master’s degree in Media Scoring from Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. She studied voice, piano, audio engineering, music production, sound design, and composition at Gustavus Adolphus College, Berklee College of Music, McNally Smith College of Music, MCTC, Full Sail University and the Academy of Art University. She currently runs Ghost Dog Studios, a music and film production company residing in Brooklyn, New York.
She has written music that has appeared on the History Channel and CNBC. Tamara has also mixed and created sound designs for films that have appeared at the Art of Brooklyn Festival, Comic Film Festival, Art City Short Film Festival, Genre Celebration Festival, Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Court Metrage Festival de Cones and Top Indie Film Awards.
I enjoy writing and playing classical, electronic, rock, jazz, folk, punk, and experimental music. In my free time I like to bend circuits.
*** Lesson Details ***
When you take lessons from me expect to be inspired and pushed. I thoroughly love teaching music and want the best for my students. I try my best to involve and invite students to join or listen to live music ensembles, recitals, and performances of different genres. I teach all styles of music for voice, piano, and guitar. I am very diligent with practicing, teaching you how to practice, and keeping track of it. In 3 or 6 months you will have a basic understanding of music theory and a solid foundation of piano, voice, or guitar techniques. I thrive to boost self esteem and confidence in all the students that I teach. I also teach composition, students really enjoy writing their own songs and performing them.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a guitar. I expect students that want voice or piano lessons to have some kind of keyboard in working condition.
*** Specialties ***
As a member of of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and New York State Music Teachers Association. I am able to give your students great resources and opportunities to enter competitions.
*Pro Tools certified user
*Have taught Grammy Nominated singer
Awarded Graduated with Honors from Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Very upbeat very thorough made me feel very comfortable
I noticed in my first lesson Tamera was throughly prepared with all the foundational info that I would need to be able to stand before walking. She was also mindful to allow me to sing as I normally would so she could correct my errors and therefore help me achieve my best potentialShow More
Very professional and friendly . Made me feel at ease . It was my first vocal lesson.
Really enjoyed! Had one lesson and feel excited that I'll be making progress:) Tamara's place has this amazing vibe and her style of teaching is relaxed and confident - so happy with this setup!
Our first piano lesson with Tamara was really pleasant. She was very welcoming and attentive the whole time. I can tell my son was really enjoying the lesson. The details with the progress sheet and flash cards she provided was a plus for me. Her studio space also made the experience really great!Show More
I have taken many piano lessons over the years and thought Tamara was great! She's very well informed, generous, up beat, appreciative and an excellent teacher. I couldn't ask for a better experience!
Tamara is fabulous!
She was sweet and kind with my 9 yo. Very professional with good communication and interprrsonal skills. We really like her so far. Can't wait to see her next week!
She's just awesome!! Plain and simple 😀
Great teacher! Very professional and friendly. She gots lots of great tips to share and really helping me to improve my vocals. 100% recommended!!!!
On time never late
She has a very beautiful voice
She is patient loving and informative in her lessons
I highly recommend her!
- Levels Taught:
I've been teaching piano for over ten years. I am able to teach all styles of music. I teach to inspire, this is the philosophy that I teach by. I use Faber & Faber for beginner students and then I move on to Mozart, Bach, Chopin, Monk, and other great pianists.
At Pancake Studios I record, produce, mix, compose and manage booking and sessions. I use the software programs Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 12, and Sibelius.
I have tutored math and writing skills to elementary students, high school students and college freshman.
Joe's Music & Dance Academy
Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema
Academy Of Art University
Full Sail University
Minneapolis Technical Community College
McNally Smith College of Music
Berklee College of Music
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
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