I am a singer/songwriter/composer. I have a background in all musical genres and I especially love to write and perform contemporary, pop, rock, R&B, and theater. But I'm open to teaching whatever you're interested in learning! My focus here started with Jazz vocal students, but I have been fortunate enough to have students who all want to share and better their songwriting skills! Jazz is America's very first musical art form and it has not only inspired many genres globally but it has infl... [more]
I took two years of Spanish in school. Since then I have continued to live and work in environments (Miami and the restaurant industry respectively) where Spanish is heavily spoken.
I have a passion for reading and writing, and I love learning new vocabulary words! Reading always expands one's imagination and creative skills. I enjoyed and excelled in all the 13 years of English courses I took.
I was professionally taught Ear Training at Frost School of Music. My degree required me to take 4 skills courses that focused solely on ear training as well as 14 additional courses that made ear training 1/3 to 1/2 of the curriculum and grade. I am proficient in aurally identifying all notes, intervals, and chords; and most common voicings, and chord progressions.
I have been studying music for 17 years now. Music is my passion and I have gained so much of knowledge whether it pertains to theory, composition, lyric writing, solo performing or group performing. I have the tools needed to teach anyone the basics of music.
I was professionally trained in Piano at Frost School of Music. My degree required me to take a total of 2 Piano Course. I also completed 10 additional music courses that had a large part of the grade focused on piano (Skills Ensembles). My final semester I added Jazz Piano lessons just for kicks!
I have a singing background in Jazz, Theater, Opera, and R&B, and contemporary music so I am prepared to teach whichever is requested. I have also learned a lot from the voice lessons I've had over the years (such as proper breathing techniques, and air support) so I have many ways to help a young singer develop a more mature singing voice.
I minored in Anthropology while in college. I excelled in all 5 of my courses: 2 of which were core Anthropological subfields (Cultural and Physical). I think those are the most important subfields to know because they directly relate to our human/primate evolutionary past (physical), and they relate to our present times as human beings; teaching us how to look at other cultures without an ethnocentric gaze (cultural). Additionally, both other those courses naturally involve some teachings in archaeology and linguistics respectively. The other 3 courses I took were specific cultural studies (Anthropology of food, Caribbean cultures, Drugs and Culture) and involved applied anthropology to our work.