Piano, Voice, Flute
BM Music Education William Paterson University of New Jersey - voice concentration; flute/piano minor, MM Performance Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - opera performance
bel canto, broadway, opera, classical, early learners, beginners, adults, special needs, audition preparation, performance anxiety
Hello, my name is Brenda, and it is nice to meet you!
BB Studio offers voice, flute, piano, music theory, and music history lessons. Although I work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults.
I have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, speech/accent work, and more. Whether you want to play flute, piano, sing, or act, I am here to help you become the best performer you can be. While I am classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full body to extend phrasing length, dynamic abilities, and vocal range. If you are not already familiar, I can also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.
I hold a Master of Music degree in performance from the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from William Paterson University, where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor. I continue to study different teaching methods, as I believe it is a teacher's job to have as many resources as possible to draw from in order to develop a custom program that best fits a student's learning styles and any previous experience, in addition to what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.