Tamara Kachelmeier

Tamara K.

Brooklyn, NY
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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

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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks ASL
  • Teaching since 2001

Reviews (11)

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Miriam B. Sep 15, 2019
Piano · In studio

Very upbeat very thorough made me feel very comfortable

Chris B. Aug 26, 2019
Singing · In studio

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 potential

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Matt Jul 28, 2019
Singing · In studio

Very professional and friendly . Made me feel at ease . It was my first vocal lesson.

Naomi Dec 25, 2017
Singing · In studio

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!

Amiryn C. Feb 13, 2017
Piano · In studio

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!

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Sharon P. Oct 4, 2016
Piano · In home

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!

Arianna Y. Oct 21, 2015
Guitar · In home

Tamara is fabulous!

Isabel L. Sep 21, 2015
Singing · In home

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!

Gina M. Aug 16, 2015
Guitar · In home

She's just awesome!! Plain and simple 😀

Julien L. Jul 2, 2015
Classical Voice · In home

Great teacher! Very professional and friendly. She gots lots of great tips to share and really helping me to improve my vocals. 100% recommended!!!!

Jonathan V. Dec 27, 2014
Singing · In studio

Very professional
On time never late
She has a very beautiful voice
She is patient loving and informative in her lessons
I highly recommend her!


Lesson Details

Reading

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

I have over five years of experience teaching reading to all levels and abilities. Students will read classics and play vocabulary building games. I love improving students self esteem and confidence, it gives me great joy to help improve students reading skills!

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Experience

Sound Engineer, Producer, and Manager
Mar 2013 - Present

Pancake Studios

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.

Tutor
Jan 2011 - Present

self-employed

I have tutored math and writing skills to elementary students, high school students and college freshman.

Piano, Voice, and Music Theory Teacher
Feb 2013 - Oct 2014

Joe's Music & Dance Academy

Music Teacher/Specialist for Special Needs
Oct 2006 - Jun 2011

Fraser Academy

Assistant Teacher
Oct 2006 - Jan 2011

Fraser Academy


Education

MFA Media Scoring
Aug 2016 - Jun 2019

Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema

MFA Music Prod/Sound Design, Music Scoring & Production(MFA-MUS, MFA-MUSSP)
May 2015 - Aug 2016

Academy Of Art University

BS Music Production
Jan 2012 - Feb 2014

Full Sail University

AAS, Sound Engineering/Sound Arts
Jun 2001 - May 2011

Minneapolis Technical Community College

AAS, Music Performance
Aug 1999 - Dec 2000

McNally Smith College of Music

Voice Performance
Sep 1997 - Aug 1998

Berklee College of Music


Languages

ASL

Limited Proficiency


Certifications

Pro Tools Certified User
Jul 2015

AVID


Awards

Graduated with Honors
May 2011

Minneapolis Community and Technical College


Affiliations

Audio Engineering Society
Feb 2017
Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, other individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. The membership largely comprises engineers developing devices or products for audio, and persons working in audio content production. It also includes acousticians, audiologists, academics, and those in other disciplines related to audio. The AES is the only world-wide professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.
Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2000
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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