PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Private Vocal Instruction

Angela BaumgardnerAngela Baumgardner:   Angela is a classically trained vocalist with an emphasis on musical theatre. A native of Oklahoma, Angela’s first performance in Oklahoma! at age nine instilled in her a love for musical theatre. She has gone on to portray Sandy in Grease, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and, most recently, Mother Superior in The Sound of Music at the Cascade Theatre. She has performed professionally with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, The Dance Project, and the Cascade Theatre. Having performed in Show Choirs, All State Choirs, University Chorale, and singing competitions, Angela brings a vast array of experience to her vocal instruction. She places high value on proper technique and vocal longevity. Angela is passionate about cultivating a love for music and excellence in performance in the next generation. For more information, please call Harris Studios at 530-515-7151.

Trish Harris is a Redding native that has been working to build the arts community in Redding since 2001. She is an arts advocate, singing instructor, musical theatre director, producer, and performerHer background is in opera and theater, so the vocal technique taught in all classes is classically based.  During lessons students learn vocal techniques such as: proper breathing technique and support, anatomy of the voice and it’s functions, resonating and vocal placement, proper singing posture, dramatic interpretation and artistic expression. Lessons begin with an introduction to vocal technique. Then, the student is assigned a piece of music to learn, and the vocal techniques are applied throughout the learning process. Each lesson begins with vocal warm-ups, and review of the technique the student is specifically working on.  The remainder of the lesson is spent rehearsing the students repertoire and practicing their technique. Once a student has memorized enough repertoire and mastered some basic vocal techniques, they are invited to participate in a quarterly recital.  For the more advanced vocalist, emphasis is put on perfecting vocal technique, dramatic interpretation, and artistic expression during performance. Private lessons may be arranged by calling: Harris Studios, 530-515-7151 or trish.harris77@gmail.com.

Carrie GroschCarrie Grosch has been a student of voice for 20+ years. She began her classical training in New York at age 14 and has performed on many prestigious stages, as both a soloist and choir member. She was awarded a scholarship to Florida State University School of Music where she studied Vocal Performance, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy.  She has enjoyed such roles as Maria in West Side Story, Hope in Anything Goes, and Katherine in Kiss Me Kate, among others. She has also been leading worship for over 15 years, and spent one of those years as a worship leader in Jerusalem. Carrie loves Redding and is committed to seeing the arts taken to a new level in this city! Her passion is to call out the gold that lies within each artist, while helping them to find their authentic voice. Carrie believes that confidence, identity, and authenticity are keys to being a performer who has impact. For more information, please call Harris Studios at 530-515-7151.

Private Piano Instruction

RebekahProctorRebekah Proctor is a classically trained pianist who recently moved here from Seattle.  She has been playing piano for twenty years and teaching piano to children and adults for the last seven years, from early beginners to late intermediate in classical and contemporary styles, as well as songwriting. She began formal lessons at age seven and then moved into a contemporary improvisational style.  During her teenage years and early twenties, Rebekah’s family’s band, Elisha’s Request, recorded six albums and traveled both nationally and internationally. Rebekah received her BA in English with a Music Minor from Northwest University.  Last summer Rebekah released her first solo EP with six original songs and anticipates the release of her second EP this summer. Her lessons incorporate theory, ear training, technique, and creative expression in a method that reaches each individual student’s learning needs.  Throughout her teaching experience both from her home and in schools of music, Rebekah delights in witnessing her students’ excitement and confidence grow as their understanding and desire to create beautiful music grows. Contact Rebekah at rebekahjamie@gmail.com.

ClevelandCleveland Boney specializes in Jazz/Blues/Pop/Classical piano and keyboard instruction.   Cleveland is an extremely accomplished musician and composer/recording artist who has been playing for over 26 years with 13 years of classical training. He has been involved in two jazz CD projects for which he played, orchestrated, and co-wrote.   He has served as a Musical Director for The Great American History Theater of St. Paul, Minnesota and has had written an orchestral suite considered for the National Composers Forum Workshop Competition.   If piano is on your mind, do not wait!…Sign up for a free introductory lesson to meet Cleveland.   His teaching style is fresh, new and lots of fun.    Cleveland is available for both day and early evening instruction. Contact Cleveland at 547-7070 to book a lesson today.

Private Strings Instruction

Elizabeth JohnsonElizabeth Johnson teaches beginner and intermediate level violin, viola, cello and bass. As the founder and current director of University Preparatory School’s string program, she developed the program from a dozen to currently over 100 students. She emphasizes excellent technique and utilizes an integrated approach to playing skill and music theory. She has a Credential in Music. To schedule a lesson, or for more information, please email Elizabeth at elizabeth555johnson@gmail.com.

HARRIS STUDIOS has studio space for rent for private one-on-one instrumental or vocal instruction as well as a larger space for group instruction or rehearsal.  A piano and keyboard are available to use at no additional charge.  All prospective instructors are pre-screened to ensure that instruction meets the vision, mission and values of our organization.  If you are interested in space rental, contact us at westsideperforming-info@yahoo.com.

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