Music Teachers

  Music Teachers  
Voice and Piano Lessons


Annie Gill is a professional operatic soprano based in Baltimore, MD with over eight years of teaching experience.  She holds degrees from Indiana University (BM), Boston University (MM) and the Peabody Conservatory (PD) in Vocal Performance, and she has played piano for over 25 years.  Annie is now accepting students for private voice and piano lessons at Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church.  If you are looking for an encouraging and nurturing teacher to help you develop your skills as a performer, please do not hesitate to contact her!  You can reach Annie by telephone at (513) 379-4868, email at AnnieGill81@gmail.com or through her website http://anniegill.com/.

Annie is able to provide a variety of elements in private lessons: * classical vocal instruction and technique * musical theater vocal instruction * monologue preparation and coaching * audition preparation and workshops * beginning to intermediate piano and keyboard instruction * beginning to intermediate music theory and ear training instruction *diction and language preparation in Italian, German, French, Russian, Latin, and Czech.  Current and past students have been accepted into leading conservatories and musical theater programs such as Idyllwild Arts Academy, Rider University (Westminster Choir College), AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy), Catholic University, Baltimore School for the Arts and the Carver Magnet High School for the Performing Arts.


 
Drum Set and Percussion Lessons


Brendan Betyn is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in music from the Peabody Conservatory where he studies with Robert van Sice. He holds degrees from both the Peabody Conservatory and Michigan State University. Other principal teachers include Gwen Dease and Tom Freer. While attending Michigan State, Brendan performed with many regional orchestras in the area including the Jackson Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, and Holland Symphony Orchestra. Brendan now maintains a busy freelancing schedule in the mid-Atlantic region.

Brendan has worked as an educator through the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Orchkids program, aimed at giving music education to public schools in the Baltimore area. Through these programs Brendan hopes to give access to music education in areas where it would otherwise not be possible.


Brendan was a finalist in the WAMSO (Woman’s Association of the Minnesota Orchestra) Young Artists Competition, a multi instrument competition in Minneapolis, MN. In addition, he took home the grand prize in the MFMC (Michigan Federation Music Club) Percussion Competition in 2009.  Brendan has received scholarships to attend both the Aspen Music Festival and Colorado College Music Festival. In addition, Brendan was recently the recipient of a full performance scholarship for the Peabody Conservatory.