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Lilly S In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Mandolin
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Lilly S In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Mandolin
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Ages Taught: 3-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Certification of Professional Vocal Instruction, Academy Of The Arts, Denver, Colorado Performing Arts Degree, Jefferson County Open School, Denver, Colorado
Awards:

2014 - Debut of solo project "Swordsmith"- Recorded three different live sessions for Colorado NPR Radio- Became Assistant Director/Lead Vocal Teacher at Neighborhood Music Denver 

2013 - Worldwide Release of "American Hymns" by VARLET- Signed Recording Artist and Songwriter of SESAC Publishing Company- "American Hymns" recieves "Top 5 Albums of the Year" by Colorado NPR and "Best Full Length Debut" by The Denver Post 

- National Tours/Headling and Supporting Act, VARLET

2012 - National Tours/Headling and Supporting Act, VARLET- Wrote and produced the record, "American Hymns" by VARLET alongside nationally accredited producers 

2011 - Worldwide Release of "The Drifter" by VARLET- Recieved "Best Local Talent of Denver" Award by Denver Westword- "The Drifter" recieves "Top 20 Albums of the Year" Award by Denver Westword- Main Stage Headliner for Cape Cod Music Festival- Main Stage Headliner at the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase

2010 - Finalist on American Idol Season 9- Guest and Performer on "The Ellen Show"- Became endorsed by Gibson, Godin Guitars, and Shure - Performer on "FOX News 13 Denver"- Main Stage Headliner at the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase 

2009 - National Tour/Supporting Act, VARLET

Overview:
  I have been a vocalist and a professional musician all of my life. I began taking professional music lessons at four years old, including voice, guitar, piano, songwriting, musical theater/performance art of all kinds, and stage development. Among performing, touring, recording and writing, one of my true passions is teaching music to others. I started my teaching career when I was 19 years old, and became certified by the incredible Dr. Scott Martin at the Academy Of The Arts in Denver. Shortly after, I became a finalist on Season 9 of American Idol. As a contestant, I worked with some of the finest industry professionals and honed my craft.    Since then, I have been successful with many different projects, including my solo act “Swordsmith”; which will be releasing an LP next summer of 2015, and Denver indie-folk rock band “Varlet.” I have released multiple professionally produced full length records, been a guest artist on other friends’ projects, and have done several highly promoted U.S. tours, some alongside national/international acts. I have performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and my original music with Varlet has appeared in an ad campaign for Born/Born Crown Shoes. I have a song featured in the European soundtrack of award-winning independent film The Silent Thief. My latest release with Varlet, American Hymns, continues to receive national airplay on college radio and has received excellent reviews.  
EXPERIENCE
  I just recently moved to New York City from Denver, Colorado. Up until the day before I moved, I was working as a music teacher at Neighborhood Music Stapleton- a private music school in Denver. I was an instructor for over 50 different students weekly, in-studio and in-home lessons, ages varying from as young as 2 to adult. My primary student base was ages 4-16. I also had several adult students where I taught advanced vocal performance. I also taught two different hour long group vocal classes twice a week, one for ages 3-6, and the other for 7-10 year olds. On average, I teach around 30 lessons a week, mostly 30 minute sessions and several hour long sessions in addition to my group classes.   I specialize in advanced vocal instruction and talent development. I can also teach theory, guitar, beginner piano, songwriting, ukulele, bass, and basic acting instruction and audition skills. 
METHODS USED
  For my beginning students who are children, I like to start with Alfred's Music books based on the instrument they choose. They are specific, yet easy for kids to follow along with, and encourage practicing by making each song fun. For adults, we journey into what the student is interested in or inspired by, and then I guide my instruction accordingly to keep our lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level. For voice, I assess the student's natural gifts and ear and capitalize from there. Starting with breath control, posture, and pitch control, then advancing to mouth placements, diction, and emotion.  I encourage and guide each student to work towards having at least three rotating songs that they have memorized to always be prepared for recitals, talent shows, performances for family, or auditions.
LESSON STYLE
  I can take on any student of any experience level, from beginner to advanced, young and wise. I love working with kids, and I am great with helping anyone overcome stage fright and develop confidence. One of the qualities I admire of those who have taught me is their approachability and acceptance. I am supportive and encouraging, and I love being able to watch my students grow into powerful artists! I am open to anything and everything that you want to work on. I truly support my students in finding their own unique artistry, and I help them find where their natural gifts lie.  "Practice the same as you perform" is a mantra I live by passed on to me by my mentor, Dr. Scott Martin. I believe that with the right training and support from your teacher and family, practicing becomes effortless and excites you to continue to greatness!
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