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INSTRUMENT:  Voice, Beginner Piano

TEACHING AVAILABILITY:  Wednesday, Thursday

TEACHING STYLES: Technique, Method & Theory, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Rock, Country, Musical Theater

Musical Achievements: Brittany has been taking voice lessons since the age of 11. At 13 years old, she began taking piano. She has learned proper technique and stage performance through private instruction. In 2007, she attended the Idol Camp in Northfield, Ma. The camp was run by producers of the popular TV show, “American Idol,” and featured classes with professional artists. In 2015, Brittany received an associate degree as a jazz voice major at Holyoke Community College. She was chosen to be the student performer at the graduation ceremony. The music department awarded her with two talent grants, the Music Book Award, the Honors Recitalist Award, and a scholarship to attend Jazz in July at UMass Amherst. There, she studied under the highly accomplished Sheila Jordan. Brittany also had the unique opportunity to sing for the Detroit Tigers at a spring training game in March, 2016.

Approach To Teaching: Each lesson is tailored to the student’s needs and interests.  I like to know what their goals are so they can get the most out of every session.  I usually let them choose what they would like to work on, but I will also introduce them to new pieces so they are exposed them to many different styles of music.  I have experience writing charts and lead sheets if the vocalists would like to build a repertoire.  Theory and technique is a major focus to help the students become well-rounded musicians.  My goal is to teach them how to sight read efficiently.  I am flexible and easy-going, but I also stress the importance of outside practice.  I hope that my students will find joy in practicing.

In My Own Words: Music is a beautiful outlet. It is a language that anyone can understand. Music simply speaks to me.