Technique + Training meet Passion + Play
Individual voice and piano lessons in a comfortable home studio environment, nestled in the Cathedral Park Neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.
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In the Studio
Audrey teaches individual lessons in voice and beginning/intermediate piano at her home studio in the Cathedral Park Neighborhood of North Portland. She believes that teaching piano and voice is about teaching the whole musician. In order to best serve her students, she works with them to build music literacy (reading & writing music), create music that is meaningful to the individual, and challenge preconceived notions surrounding the myth of "talent." Audrey functions on the belief that music is a language, a skill that can be learned, and in which fluency can be achieved.
Students in Audrey’s studio are taught to explore the joy of making music by building their music literacy through singing, playing, listening, and reading. As a student, you are expected to practice regularly in order to develop the habit of intentional practice. All students are encouraged to take part in recitals throughout the year, for it is when you share your music with others that you truly understand the full scope of being a musician and can assess your musical growth.
Beginning and intermediate pianists of all ages primarily use Faber & Faber’s Piano Adventures method books. These books can be purchased or ordered at 3 Tracks Music right here in our neighborhood. Other materials include exercises, such as those from Hanon, and a diverse array of solo and ensemble material chosen carefully in collaboration between teacher and student.
Singers develop their musicianship through sight-reading using solfege and Curwen hand signs. Beginning singers explore their voice using books such as Adventures in Singing (Ware) to guide their exploration. Strong emphasis is placed on vocal health and developing one’s own vocal warm-up routine. Areas of technical focus include healthy breathing techniques, posture, resonance, and diction. Genres include, but are not limited to, folk song, art song, Classical, and Popular genres.