Children Singing in a Choir

Steve Benson

2622 Lake Ridge Court

Oakton, V  22124

Phone:  703-539-5656

E mail:  steve@stevebenson.com

Website:  stevebenson.com

Instruments taught:  Piano, harpsichord, organ, MIDI instruments, and Vocal Performance Coaching  

Education:  B.A. music Austin College, private post-graduate work with Anthony Chanaka, Ronald Elliston and Conrad Bernier

Affiliations:  American Guild of Organists, Organ Historical Society, Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship

Activities/Services:  Director of Music and Organist at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Arlington; Co-Organist Fairfax Church of Christ, Scientist

Additional Info/Specialties:  I provide studio recordings in a fully equipped MIDI and acoustic studio with Steinway B piano, Neupert harpsichord, ProTools, Sonar X1, Sibelius 7, and AKG microphones.  

Available as Performer: Yes

Available as Accompanist: Yes

 

Victor Castro

25531 Hussar Terrace

South Riding, VA  20152

Phone:  571-245-9213

E mail:  azttek25@yahoo.com

Instruments taught:  Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Voice, Drums

Education:  Studied Piano and Organ at the National School of Music UNAM in Mexico City, Mexico.  As a child, member of the "Miguel Bernal Jimenez" boys choir in Mexico City for about 10 years.  Extensive performances at important venues throughout Mexico.

Affiliations: 

Activities/Services: Professional pianist and organist performing at different venues and churches in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.  Currently maintain an active private studio offering piano, guitar, voice, and drums lessons in South Riding, VA.  Lessons are given in a fun and respectful environment.  Host two recitals per year, Spring and Christmas.  All levels and ages welcome!

Additional Info/Specialties 

Available as Performer: No

Available as Accompanist: No

 

Jennene Estes

320 Catoctin Circle SW

Leesburg, VA 20175

Phone: 703-244-9933

E mail:  hello.cello@verizon.net

Website:  thecatoctinschoolofmusic.com

Instruments taught: Cello, Violin, Viola, Piano, Voice, Recorder, Theory

Education:  Undergrad in Music; MBA. Ed.S Higher Ed Admin.

Affiliations:  The National Association of Music Educators, American Choral Director's Association, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Music Teacher's National Association, and the Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship.

Activities/Services:  Advisory Board Salvation Army

Additional Info/Specialties:  Music Together Teacher

Available as Performer: Yes

Available as Accompanist:  No

Gene Galvin

13016 Farthingale Drive

Herndon, VA  20171

Phone:  703-969-7156

E mail:  ginobasso@mac.com

Website:  genegalvin.com

Instruments taught:  Voice Classical, Music Theater, Pop, Acting for Singers

Education:  D.M.A. Vocal Performance, University of Maryland

M.M. Vocal Performance, The Catholic University of America

B.A. Music Ed, Frostburg State University

Affiliations:  Taught at UNC Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, The Catholic University of America, Shenandoah Conservatory, West Virginia University, Levine School of Music

Activities/Services:   Instruction in Voice - Classical, Music Theater, Pop, Acting for Singers

Additional Info/Specialties:  Stage Director and Acting for singers - Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival (Maiori, Italy), Belcantanti Opera, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia. 

Complete Bio and Resume, with audio and video, at genegalvin.com

Available as Performer:  Yes

Available as Accompanist:  Yes

Shauna Leavitt

12224 Parkstream Terrace

Herndon, VA  20170

Phone:  703-463-6509

E mail:  shaunaleavitt@gmail.com

Website: leavittpianostudio.com

Instruments taught:  Piano

Education:  B. M., M. M., Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Affiliations:  Springfield Music Club, Music Teachers National Association, Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA)

Activities/Services :

Additional Info/Specialties:

Available as Performer:  Yes

Available as Accompanist: Yes

Nora Hamerman

11164 Harbor Court

Reston, V 20191

Phone: 540 338 5620

E mail:  norahamerman@aol,com

Instruments taught:  Piano, Suzuki Piano, Voice

Education:  MA, New York University; Voice study with Maestro Jose Briano of Mexico City; Suzuki Teacher Training on Books 1, 2, and 3 with Mary Craig Powell and Rita Hauck.

Affiliations:  Suzuki Association of the Americas, Suzuki Association of Greater Washington Area, American College of Musicians, Fairfax- Loudoun Music Fellowship

Activities/Services 

Additional Info/Specialties:  beginner to intermediate piano using the "Mother Tongue" method of Shinichi Suzuki; children's singing groups.

Available as Performer:  No

Available as Accompanist:  No

Karen Pino

44116 Bristow Circle

Ashburn, VA  20147

Phone  703-728-9403  (leave message or text)       

E mail   karenmpino@hotmail.com

Website   pinopiano.mymusicstaff.com   

Instruments taught:  Piano, Voice Coaching

Education:   Bachelor of Music, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

Affiliations:         

Activities/Services:  Choirs, Children's Choirs, Handbells

Additional Info/Specialties:  I feel that I am very patient, able to relate with all types of children/students ranging from special needs to gifted.

Available as Performer:  No

Available as Accompanist:  No

Elza Ritter

14768 Basingstoke Loop

Centreville, VA  20120

Phone:   703-901-361

E mail:   elzaritter@gmail.com

Website:   Elzaritterpianolessons.com

Instruments taught:   Piano, Voice, Violin, Flute

Education:  Russian Music Pedagogical Institute after Gnessin.  Russian Music Academy in Moscow. Majors:  Piano Performance. Chamber Music. Piano Pedagogy.

Affiliations:   NVCC 15 years: Applied piano, group piano, music theory, music history.

Activities/Services:   Private lessons and group classes. Piano, voice, music theory, solfeggio, pedagogy, music history, chamber music, Master Classes, consultations, coaching, accompanying, performing. Any activities as weddings or church services available to sub depends on day/time. Preparing advance programs in a short note. Sight read any style and difficulty.

Additional Info/Specialties:  Young and adult students at any level and age as long they are willing to practice reasonable amount with attitude toward good quality, not just waste time on piano. Specialize in fixing hand position and establishing new, good habits for good technique with Russian methods. Own method based on 35 years of experience (20 years in USA).  Teach in English and Russian languages. Coach teachers who are interested in Russian methods.

Available as Performer:  Yes

Available as Accompanist:   Yes

Kay Willett 

18562 Dettington Court 

Leesburg, VA  20176  

Phone:  703-443-8536 

E mail:  klwillett1@verizon.net

Instruments taught:  Piano, Voice, French Horn 

Education:  Illinois State University, BA, Graduate work 

Affiliations   American Guild of Musical Artist, Northern Va. Music Teachers Association 

(NVMTA), Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship, American College of Musicians (Guild):  I am chairman of the Loudoun Center. 

Activities/Services:  US Army Band, Pershing's Own, retired; Solo Vocalist, Member of the US Army Chorale. Also performed as Piano player (Vice Presidents Quarters) etc., and French Hornist with the Army Band.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2sSr8XoVug (Kay appears after 2 minutes)

Additional Info/Specialties:  Was employed as a piano accompanist during all 4 years of college at ISU. Toured and recorded with the Harry Simeone Chorale as vocalist and soloist.  Fred Waring Scholarship winner all summer in Penn. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage solo concert entitled, "Kay Willett Ensemble", November 7, 2001.  Have taught for nearly 40 years. 

Available as Performer:  Yes 

Available as Accompanist: Yes