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Kira V In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Musical Theater

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Kira V In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Musical Theater

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-80
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BM, SUNY Purchase College, Studio Composition

Awards:

Nationally touring backup vocalist for Long Island based metal band Tenebrae. Opened for well known metal acts such as Nightwish at NYC venue L’amours, as well as the Milwaukee Metal Fest.

Performed at nationally-acclaimed series, LIVE at Deepwell’s on Long Island, 2014, which boasts the #1 acoustic music podcast on iTunes.

Performed original compositions at West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Living in NYC.

Student of renowned vocalist Jo Lawry for one year, and of musical theatre teacher Laurie Herzlin for four years.

Has had original composition, “Blood Moon”, recorded by nationally touring band, Lunar Carnival

Overview:

I graduated from SUNY Purchase where I received my Bachelor's in Music Composition. I've performed all over the country with my original indie folk songs, mainly focusing my touring efforts on the SouthEast over the past few years. I've also worked with children in various settings for the past 15 years. I've worked in daycare, pre-K, have babysat, and have led my own original Music and Movement classes for 3-5 year olds. Most recently, I've worked with special needs high school students as a Teacher Assistant.

EXPERIENCE

I started teaching voice while at Purchase College and then focused on performing and writing, and came back to teaching last year. I use the techniques I've learned from my vocal teachers along the way, as long as my own ideas and perspectives on healthy, correct ways to sing your best. I believe strongly in teaching technique and basic theory in addition to singing whole pieces and performing. To me, every aspect of singing is enjoyable and I try to bring that sense of positivity and encouragment to my lessons.

METHODS USED

For guitar (beginners), I use Mel Bay's Modern Guitar book. For vocalists interested in jazz, I'll use The Real Vocal Book for material, and to teach out of, I'll use my beginner piano and guitar books for sight reading, and teach my own techniques from memory. I can work on any song the student might want to learn. I aim to work with the students at whatever level they’re at. I also have experience using music and movement in therapeutic settings with people with disabilities, and love using songwriting as a tool and therapeutic modality, as well.

LESSON STYLE
I'm a positive and encouraging teacher. When I've worked with children and with special needs high school students, I have always tried to be supportive and positive rather than negative as my way of teaching lessons or guiding them. When it comes to teaching voice and guitar, I'm the same way. I want to bring out the best possible singer or guitarist in my student, and so my approach is a totally supportive one, and I bring a lot of enthusiasm to my lessons. I’m always open to working with my students in co-creative ways, whether it be improving musically as a way to get warmed up, or writing music together. I love working with people of all ages in tapping into their own creativity.
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