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Children Singing in a Choir

Regina Adams

2104 Golf Course Drive

Reston, VA  20191

Phone: 302-290-3034

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Instruments taught: Voice

Education:  M.Music (Voice Performance) Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;  B.Music (Voice Performance) University of DE, Newark, DE;

Estill Certification:  Levels I & II;  Vocal Pedagogy Courses:  Westminster Choir College, Shenandoah University, Boston Conservatory

Affiliations:  Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) ; Northern Virginia Chapter of MTNA (VAMTNA); National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS); Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA); Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship (FLMF) ; MusicLink Foundation Teacher

Activities/Services: Regular Studio Recitals;  Quarterly "Singing Brunch";  Benefit Performances;  Studio Outings

Additional Info/Specialties

Available as Performer:  Yes

Available as Accompanist:  No

Steve Benson

2622 Lake Ridge Court

Oakton, V  22124

Phone:  703-539-5656

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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

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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.


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

Mylinda Dockery

41934 Cinnabar Square

Stone Ridge, VA  20105

Phone:   859-351-0822

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Instruments taught:   Piano, Organ, Violin, Guitar, Saxophone, Voice, Drums

Education:  BS - Salem College, MM - North Carolina School of the Arts

Affiliations:   FLMF, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Project Management Professional

Activities/Services:   Studio Recitals;  Master Classes;  Mylinda Dockery has over 30 years teaching experience in the Suzuki and traditional piano methods for ages 4 - adult. She received her degrees in piano and organ performance and has performed over 3,000 concerts throughout the southeast, New York and Switzerland as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

Additional Info/Specialties:   Early Childhood music specialist, and awarded the "Music For Learning Master Teacher Award" from Musikgarten. I am also certified in Kindermusik and third level Orff. My master's degree is in organ where I have over 17 years experience as a church music minister.

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


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

Elza Ritter

14768 Basingstoke Loop

Centreville, VA  20120

Phone:   703-901-361

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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 

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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. (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 

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