PRIVATE LESSONS

Greta gives private lessons to pupils of all ages and skill levels at her studio in West Linn, Oregon. Skype lessons are also available. Learn more below.

To book a lesson, contact Greta.

Voice lessons

Greta guides students as they discover and develop their own voice and style. She believes anyone can sing, with gentle guidance and encouragement! Her students include young, emerging musicians, professionals who seek “fine tuning,” singers who wish to improve their vocal and performance skills, and adults who want to pursue music simply for the pleasure of it. Several of her adult students were told they “couldn’t sing,” or “had no talent.” It is a great pleasure to help these students claim and celebrate their musical abilities.

Breathing techniques and a relaxed focus are based on a classical approach for optimum vocal health. These techniques are then applied to the styles of interest for the student – jazz, musical theatre, classical, gospel, pop and folk. Greta works with each student to create an individualized program. Musicianship, including phrasing, expression, and performance skills, are naturally incorporated.

Recitals occur twice a year, giving students the opportunity to develop their performance skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Greta also helps students prepare for additional performance opportunities, such as choral and musical theater auditions, music festivals, religious settings, weddings and open mics.

Vocal students are encouraged to integrate a modified study of keyboard to enhance musicianship and musical literacy.

Piano lessons

Greta welcomes beginning and intermediate piano students, ages 5 to 95! Music theory, artistry, and technique are linked within the goals and interests of each student. Styles include classical, contemporary, and jazz.

Recitals occur twice a year, giving students the opportunity to develop their performance skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

Students also have opportunities to play in festivals and syllabus exams through OMTA.

Music theory & sight-reading

Greta tutors students preparing or studying AP Music Theory, college course work, or to augment their vocal or piano studies.

Those students unfamiliar with the piano are strongly encouraged to study basic keyboard as well. Greta is happy to communicate with classroom teachers in these areas if requested by the student.

Performance & presentation skills

Valuable for those in the performing arts and business communities, Greta helps novice and experienced performers refine their presentations.

We cover preparation, tips for on-stage, and tools for evaluation and reflection, using modeling, discussion, and video replay. While best in person, coaching via Skype is also available. Contact Greta for details.