Taylor Kendig

Taylor K.

Portland, OR
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About

Taylor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2015

Hello!

My name is Taylor Kendig, I am a passionate music teacher who specializes in teaching intro level music theory classes and private voice lessons. I recently received my Bachelor of Arts in music performance from the University of Portland, where I met my own amazing voice instructor Dr. Nicole Hanig, who I still train with to this day. I have over two years of teaching experience, as a private voice and beginning piano instructor with various organizations. This last summer I served on the faculty at Oregon Music Academy for three months, where I taught private voice lessons and group classes for pre-schoolers. I currently am the music director for St. Cyril parish in Wilsonville, and I am a substitute teacher with various organizations in Oregon and Washington, including Vancouver Music Academy. I am a local professional performer, who has appeared onstage with local companies in Oregon and has performed all over the world as a young artist, including with opera festivals in Italy, Florida, and Canada. I am an opera and musical theater artist that also has a background and strong love for contemporary music- particularly rock and country/bluegrass. I love working with voices and encouraging my students to rejoice in their own authenticity as a performer. I strongly believe that music lessons should be an opportunity to also grow as a person, and increase a persons level of confidence in themselves. I work hard to maintain a positive and safe creative environment while teaching. I am also trained in the call to protect program, which allows me to have the knowledge to maintain an especially safe environment for children. I have a lot of experience working with kids as well, from serving in various leadership positions with local churches and children's arts programs, to having two wonderful little sisters at home. I would be so excited to meet you and to be allowed into your individual artistic journey. Let me know when you would like to get started!!

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Experience

Music Director
Aug 2017 - Present
St. Cyril Catholic Parish

I am the director of music for the parish, I coordinate all music related activities at the parish including but not limited to: children's programs for musical enrichment, special events and weekend mass services, and the St. Cyril Church Choir.

Freelance Private Vocal Instructor
Jan 2015 - Present
Self Employed

teach freelance private voice lessons to students in the Portland Metro area.

Freelance professional performer
Jan 2014 - Present
Various

I have had the pleasure or performing with many wonderful companies, festivals, and programs all over the world as a professional performer and young artist in training. My training programs include: Music in the Marche italian opera studies program in Italy, Miami Classical Music Festival in Florida, and the Halifax Summer Opera Festival in Nova Scotia. Professional organizations include: the Mocks Crest Company, St. Thomas Catholic Church in Washington, St. Cyril Catholic Church in Portland, and the SE Portland Community Music Center.

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private vocal instructor/small group teacher
Apr 2017 - Aug 2017
Oregon Music Academy

Small group teacher for pre-school age children, and private vocal and beginning piano instructor with the institution.

Education

BA in music performance (vocal studies emphasis)
Aug 2013 - May 2017
University of Portland

Languages

German
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Call to Protect
Nov 2017
Arch Diocese of Portland

I am certified and trained in the call to protect anti child harassment program. I am trained to ensure children's safety in all situations in and outside of the classroom. I am also trained to spot the warning signs of other adults potentially dangerous behavior toward children.

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Awards

Roger Doyle Outstanding Vocalist Award
May 2017
University of Portland
NATS Classical Vocal Competition
Jan 2016
NATS
University of Portland Concerto Aria Competition
Dec 2015
University of Portland

Photos & Videos

Professional Performance: HMS Pinafore with the Mocks Crest Company in Portland, Oregon.

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University of Portland Honors Recital

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My little sisters- who add so much beauty and wonder to my life. They have both taken music lessons from me and love it!

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