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Phoebe Gildea is an active performer and passionate educator based in Portland. She is especially enthusiastic about teaching and performing storytelling through song. Phoebe’s number one goal as a teacher is for students to feel safe exploring music and themselves, so that they can grow equally in technique, confidence, and passion. She uses a balance of classical music technique and modern neuroscience-based teaching strategies to uncover each student’s unique voice. In addition to traditional private lessons, Phoebe has taught performance techniques, audition skills, and stage fright survival. As a performer, Phoebe has been praised for her vibrant voice, honest acting, and engaging stage presence. Favorite roles include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Amalia (She Loves Me), Cathleen (Riders to the Sea), Emma (Jekyll & Hyde), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). An enterprising, self-directed artist, she has created and performed solo concerts at Jacqua Concert Hall and The Wildish Theater, which audience members have called “magical” and “riveting.” She has also presented recitals for the Junction City Arts Council, Concerts at First (Eugene, OR), The Old Church (Portland, OR), and Kirkman House Museum (Walla Walla, WA). Also an accomplished pianist, she is a 2016 Paderewski winner of the American College of Musicians. Her training includes two levels of teacher certification from the nationally renowned OperaWorks program. She is a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and a trainee member of Andover Educators (body mapping). She holds a Bachelor of Music in voice performance and a concurrent Bachelor of Arts in music with a music history focus, both from Chapman University.
Phoebe joins Maestro Music in summer 2019. As her performance schedule occasionally interferes with recurring lessons, she will be one of our team teachers.
Linda Lee Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Boston University’s School of
Fine Arts. As Master’s Candidate at New England Conservatory of Music, she premiered
Payne’s Mass in D, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has sung four concert tours of
Europe including Great Britain’s Chester Fringe Festival, and recently toured Prague, Vienna,
Salzburg, and Munich with the Glory Singers.
Recipient of the Banff Academy of Singing’s Full-Vocal Scholarship, Banff, Alberta, Canada,
Lee sang with New York composer John Cage in his Canadian premiere of Songbooks I and
II. She moved to Seattle in 1985 to sing with the Seattle Opera. There she met her husband,
Dave; they relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1989 where she opened her studio to teach all
styles of music for all ages. Lee worked as member of the Buffalo Gals/ Voce Bella ensemble;
later premiered with the A. Laska Dancers in Jack Gabel’s multimedia event Lamentatio; and
sang Gary Noland’s Verborgenheit at the opening of the National Association of Composers/
USA symposium hosted by Portland’s Cascadia Composers.
Lee’s specialty is the care of the singer’s voice; she demonstrated proper Improvisation
technique for the Performing Arts Medical Conference 2005. Her love for ensembles led to
work with the Bach Cantata Choir, Der Leiderkreis, and Novum Chamber Singers, and she
currently performs with Mirabilis trio. Active in community service, they have raised funds for
Mercy Corps; favorite Good Friday church services have included Mirabilis’ performance of
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Translation of songs into different languages by utilization of the
International Phonetic Alphabet is another passion of Lee’s. She has worked with students to
prepare Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah prayer chants and is an experienced judge for Oregon
and California State Talent Competitions. Lee’s piano and vocal students are past Piano and
Musical Theater medal winners. She’s currently coaching The Voice television auditions.
There's no better way to say "You rock, Mom!" than a gift card for music lessons! I know my husband is a creative thinker and likes to create fun trips for me for Mother's Day. Sometimes I have to remind him that I enjoy my kids (shocking) and they're why I'm a mom.....so please let's spend some time together for Mother's Day instead! We have some really fun ideas for you + kids + music:
Try a group class for your little one and you. Mommy & Me group music class for crawlers & lap babies meets Fridays 9:30-10AM. Rockin' Walkers group music class for ages 5 & under with parent meets Wednesdays 9:30-10AM. Join us for a FREE info session & preview class this week in honor of Mother's Day! Drop-in rate is normally $10 per class, no RSVP needed, and you can buy a punch card of 10 visits for 30% off.
Buddy Lessons are a great experience for older kids to share with mom. Starting at age 6, mom & kid can share a buddy lesson where both get to be students and learn how to make music together! Currently available on piano, guitar, ukulele, and violin, we're offering BUY ONE GET ONE for Mother's Day when you schedule your first class by May 31st! Buddy lessons are $169 per month for a half hour paired lesson with parent & child.
Visit our online store at https://squareup.com/gift/WM6Y9VZ3AE5RG/order to buy a gift card & have it delivered virtually on Mother's Day morning.