TRAINING: Piano, Voice
Bachelors Degree: Music
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Lissa has been enamored by music all her life. Born into a family of musicians, she began singing in musical theater-style groups at age 6 and started her formal piano studies around the same time. She studied jazz, blues, and rock guitar from ages 10 to 16 and has picked up various instruments over the years including saxophone and concert percussion. Through her unique and varied studies with blues, country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, musical theater, electronic, and classical mentors, Lissa finds beauty and intricacy in any music that brings her fellow humans joy. Her conservatory training in voice, piano, and piano accompanying is thanks to her time spent at Clark College where she studied under Dr. Sophie Christian and Western Washington University where she studied with Jay Rozendaal, Jeffery Gilliam, and Dr. Judy Widrig. She is an active composer awarded placement in the art and literary magazine The Phoenix as well as poet and improvisatory accompanist at the Upfront Theater. Her major area of study and passion is in music theory, which was the subject of her undergraduate thesis work. Lissa has been teaching piano, voice, guitar, group infant through elementary music class, theater, and choir in the California Bay Area, Portland-Metro Area, and here in beautiful Bellingham. Lissa teaches voice lessons in Bellingham, WA and online.
TRAINING: Piano, Vocal Music, Choral Music
Master of Music Education degree, University of Colorado
Bachelor of Music degree, University of Southern California
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Kay Hageman brings to EMS over 30 years of K-12 public school music teaching experience in addition to private piano and voice instruction. Trained in piano and vocal music, Kay enjoys working with students of all ages, helping to develop their skills and passion for music. Kay began studying piano at a young age and by age 14 was accompanying vocal ensembles and soloists. In addition to a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Music Education, and a Master of Music Education degree with a major in Music Education and Choral Conducting, Kay has training in Kodaly and Orff methodologies which she regularly incorporates into her teaching. Having lived and taught in Whatcom County since 1993, Kay enjoys the rich music culture the Pacific Northwest offers. Kay holds Washington State K-12 Teaching Credentials in Choral Music and General Music. She is an active member in the National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, and was awarded membership in Pi Kappa Lambda national honor society for music. Kay is committed to nurturing life-long music learners of all ages through the fun and exciting exploration of music. Kay teaches Voice Lessons in Bellingham, WA and online.
TRAINING: Acoustic, Classical, Electric , & Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Voice
Bachelor's Degree: Music Education
Master's Degree: Transpersonal Psychology
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Dave has a BA in Music Education from Eastern Washington University (where he studied trombone with Rich Obregon) and a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology. He continues to teach low brass but since graduating from Eastern in 1990, he began studying the guitar more seriously. Studying with world class teachers, Milo Peterson, Chuck Israel's, and Jamie Findlay, he then began noticing the connections between all stringed, fretted instruments and currently performs and teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and voice. Dave teaches voice lessons in Bellingham, WA and online.