Summary

   Attentive, prompt music teacher with excellent communication skills.  Confidently gears lessons to each student’s level and age.

Experience

Voice and Beginning Piano Instructor                                                 Summer 2017 - Present

Half-Note Music Studio - Bellevue WA

Musical Theatre Voice TA                                                                        Winter 2016-Spring 2016

University of Washington         - Seattle WA

- Taught Musical Theatre Voice to students of a wide range of abilities. Each student  successfully passed their quarterly jury assessments having grown in skill and grown in awareness of areas needing improvement.

- Guest Adjudicated Musical Theatre Capstone Class alongside Wilson Mandieta.

- Coordinated Schedules of TA Office, including three voice instructors, numerous accompanists, and students.

Voice and Beginning Piano Instructor                                                2011 - Present

Self-Employed - Costa Mesa CA - Chandler AZ - Seattle WA

- Organizing periodic recitals and masterclasses for students.

- Pacing lessons, prioritizing skill development and confidence to prepare students for auditions and special performances.

- Personalizing voice lessons to each student’s ability and challenges. Working to find the right balance of extrinsic and intrinsic learning through various vocal tools.

Education and Training

MM – Voice                                                                                         2016

University of Washington - Seattle WA

- Research Concentration: Motor Learning Principles, and Physical Therapy Research Support for the Use of Vocal Tools as Haptic Guidance in the Voice Studio

BA Music – Voice/ Theatre Minor                                                                2012

Vanguard University of Southern California - Costa Mesa CA

Professional Reference:

 Dr. Kari Ragan - University of Washington- dkr@kariragan.com - (425) 246- 1326

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