I am Rebecca D and I teach private voice lessons in the Cedar Rapids, IA and corridor area. I strive to encourage young singers to gain confidence not only in their musical career, but in everyday life. During this time when music programs seem to get pushed to the back burner of importance in schools, I want the unending advantages of its' practice to remain accessible to all singers.
|City||Cedar Rapids , IA|
In May 2010 I graduated from Cornell College in Mount Vernon with my Bachelors in Music Education. During my time at Cornell, I participated in two choirs as well as received private lessons from the head of the vocal music department. Additionally, I gave weekly voice lessons to area high school and college students and learned through this experience that teaching privately is what I love to do. I have worked as a long-term substitute directing middle and high school choral music, but switched my focus to private voice lessons in the beginning of 2011.
Professional Experience - Long-Term Substitute Teacher, West Burlington JR/SR High School. Vocal Music. November 2010-December 2010. Substitute Teacher, Grant Wood Area Education Agency. October 2010-May 2011.
Products & Services
I offer private voice instruction at $20/30 minutes. The singing lessons are given at my home studio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
My philosophy - I believe being able to express oneself through vocal music is a very powerful, rewarding, but also challenging experience. It is through this self expression that many people, including myself, have found a way to connect with the world.
5-10 minutes: Vocal Warm Ups (including vocalizes and breathing exercises) .
5 minutes: Sight-singing practice.
15-20 minutes: Practical application of technique through vocal repertoire.