My teaching method is simple - every person and every student is different.
What might work wonderfully as a learning tactic for one student, could be the absolute last resort for another. So, I work on a student-by-student basis, designing lesson plans that cater to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals. I have worked with students as young as four, up through adults.
Most importantly, I want these lessons to be fun. They should not bring stress or anxiety to your life - they should make you feel better and happier, for all the amazing new things you are learning. I believe that practice outside of lesson time is important, but should not be done to the point of frustration. Music is to be enjoyed, to inspire, to connect with others in a fun way - so let's have some fun and learn something new!
Hello there! I'm so glad you're reading this. I think it is truly amazing that you are interested in learning more about music, and expanding your abilities and horizons. Round of applause for you, for starting or continuing on this journey! Music has shaped my life for as long as I can remember, and to be able to share that special experience with others makes me oh so happy. Everyone deserves to have music as a part of their life, and to be able to create your own is truly magical. Let's talk a bit more about my current qualifications, which are continuously growing.
I hold a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Jacobs School of Music (currently the #1 program in the United States). I have the following experience:
-11 years of opera singing
-12 years of musical theater
-3 years of jazz singing
I also play a number of instruments, and have taught lessons to all ages in both piano and guitar. My experience with these instruments is as follows:
-20 years of piano playing
-15 years of guitar playing
During the course of my degree, I earned top scores in my music reading and sight reading courses, ear training courses, song literature courses, and music theory courses - why don't you set up a lesson soon so we can delve into these further?
My rates vary based on the number of students - for example, if you have two children you would like me to teach for an hour weekly, it would be $50/hour for both of them, as opposed to $35/hour for each.
I'm fairly lenient about cancellations, please give 24 hour notice. 12 hour notice you pay half price, and you pay full price for a no-show. I'm very easy to reach!
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music ( August 2017)
• Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN.
Administrative Assistant - New England Conservatory of Music ( January 2018-current)
•Process monthly expense reports
•Handle loan payments and deferments of former students
•Record and generate meeting minutes for committee meetings
•Analyze expenses, find ways to increase revenue or cut costs
•Schedule campus conference rooms
•Create interview schedules for potential employees
•Create presentations for Board of Trustee meetings
•Follow up with insurance companies and update insurance applications
•Process vendor's purchase orders, invoices, and payments
•Review and expedite reimbursements
Administrative Assistant – In Vitro ADMET Laboratories, Inc. ( July 2017 – December 2017)
• Select applicant resumes for job openings within the company
• Answer telephones, compose and ensure timely responses to written inquiries
• Schedule and coordinate meetings, interviews, appointments, and events for all staff
• Establish and maintain spreadsheets, databases, records, and quotes
• Assist with tasks regularly in the marketing, sales, and science departments
Roles and Music Experience
Indiana University Opera and Ballet Company ( 2015-2017)
• Cast in four shows over two years with the theater
• Shows included Carmen, Peter Grimes, Die Fledermaus, and Florencia en las amazonas
Solo Voice Recitals ( 2015-2017)
• Yearly recitals, each 15 songs in length exhibiting five different languages
Jacobs School of Music University Chorale ( 2013-2015)
• Worked through daily rehearsals and performances with the University Chorale
Lena is well educated in the music field, especially when it comes to reading music. I have always been so amazed at how natural it comes to her! She is the sweetest soul and always so patient. She does really well breaking down such a complex subject in a way that I can understand coming from little music background. I highly recommend!
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