The Dalles

Rebecca Gooch

Piano and Voice

Growing up in The Dalles in a musical household was the beginning of my musical journey. I began as many others did with piano lessons, I loved it! In my 20’s I received voice lessons from Ruth Dobson of PSU. At the time I had no idea what a gift it would be. Music has changed my life! I have been teaching and performing in The Dalles and surrounding communities most of my adult life. I enjoy performing as a classical vocal soloist and in the world group Europatopia, which is a mix of Gypsy, Klezmer, and Latin music.

 

Teaching has been a journey too! OMTA(Oregon Music Teachers Assoc.) Local Chapter, Teacher workshops and my own private lessons have been a staple in my life. Bringing me new ideas, insights and always pushing me to grow!

 

In my own studio I strive to open up the world of music to my students. I teach pre-college levels of piano and voice and coach vocalist for performance. I have a structured music program using current music and traditional teaching repertoire. I also invite students to bring music of their choice to the lesson. I find students are inspired through new sounds, the challenge of new repertoire and playing songs they love. I do encourage my students to perform. There are performance opportunities and festivals for student of all levels through out the year. Please feel free to contact me with questions, request a trial lesson or to be put on my waiting list! Cheers!

Contact

Email: Rebeccahpt@gmail.com

Phone: 541-296-6047

Mairead Beane Kelly

Piano

Shawn Lutz

Piano and Voice

Joel Kabakov

Piano and Guitar

Joel Kabakov, composer, guitarist, pianist and educator holds degrees in music from UC Berkeley, California State University Northridge and Harvard University. His Ph.D, thesis at Harvard is titled EL Jaleo and is a dance suite for orchestra with embedded flamenco guitars. While residing in Cambridge Massachusetts, Kabakov married principle dancer with the Jose Greco Company, Antonia Rojas. Together they have collaborated as composer-guitarist and dancer choreographer with the Boston Symphony, Young Audiences lecture concerts, The Espana Institute at Boston Conservatory, where they both served on the faculty, The Methow Music Festival, M.I.T., U.C. Irvine, Spokane Youth Symphony, La Mirada Symphony, the Frye Museum of Seattle and numerous other venues.

 

Kabakov served as chair of composition at the Boston Conservatory from 1973 through 1978 concurrent with a Graduate Prize Fellowship at Harvard whose teaching assignments included counterpoint, music history and performance analysis.

 

Dr. Kabakov joined the Yamaha Corporation in 1980 as Director of Advanced Curricula and Instruction for the worldwide network of Yamaha music schools. He went on to create the academic relations program for Yamaha, working in new music technology and artist relations. He alsodirected programs and wrote curricula for gifted young composers under the auspices of the Yamaha Music Foundation.

 

From 1980 through 1989 Kabakov was composer in residence at South Coast Repertory Theatre producing over a dozen original scores for plays by Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Feydeaux, Shaw and contemporary premieres. In the early nineties Kabakov created his modern ballet suite

El Jaleo which was premiered by the UC Irvine symphony orchestra.

 

The mid nineties brought the Kabakovs to Washington State where JK

founded the White Mountain Institute, an interdisciplinary retreat, off the grid in the Colville National Forest. Venturing out, Kabakov served as guest composer conductor of the Okanogan Choir and Professor of Composition at Whitworth College in Spokane.

 

Joel introduced the electronic arts and world music curricula to Columbia Gorge Community College where he has served as Arts and Humanities Chair.Since moving to The Dalles in 2007 the Kabakovs have performed at Prominent Gorge venues such as Maryhill Winery, Erin Glen, The Pines, Clickitat Winery, The Lyle Hotel, The Gorge Sinfonietta numerous churches and the CGCC campuses in Hood River and The Dalles.

Contact

541-298-1551
kabakov@televar.com

Hood River

Kendra Apland

Piano and Violin

Kendra's love for music began at an early age when she started playing violin, piano, and singing. Throughout elementary, middle, and high school years she performed in Hood River’s Baroque Festival every winter and Junior Festival through MTNA. Kendra also competed in state competitions and auditioned and won full rides to camps including Strangeland Family Youth Choral Academy, Chamber Music of the Rockies in Colorado, and more. In the spring of 2016 she graduated from Whitworth University with a double major in Music Ministry and Violin Performance and a Minor in Theology. Currently, after achieving her degree, Kendra has continued her education with pedagogy classes, masterclasses, workshops, personal practice, and with a fellowship from Portland Piano International to take lessons with the renowned teacher Tatiana Ioudentich.

Contact

kendra.apland@gmail.com

Piano, Violin, Cello, Oboe

Kathryn Apland

Piano

Linda Taylor

Piano

Diana Beterbide

Piano

Melody Acosta

Violin

Chari harrington

Piano

Kristie Mitchell

Sydney Stevens

Piano

Goldendale

Meagen Moody

Piano

Meagen Moody is a piano teacher in the rural town of Goldendale, Washington. She teaches beginner to intermediate level students and enjoys a wide variety of music from classical to contemporary. She plays piano, guitar, and ukulele, and especially likes singing around the house with her own children. When time allows, she makes music with friends and family, songwriting and performing with various local music groups.

 

Contact 

Email: meagenh24@hotmail.com

Phone: 509-261-1156

Mara Lewis

Piano

I was fortunate to grow up on The Mozart Effect, be put to sleep by Lullabies From Around the World, and can't think of a time when a diverse array of music hasn't been a huge part of my life.

My craving for music lessons began with a VHS of the Australian "Simply Music" Method. My siblings and I rivaled for who could play the songs with the most emotion and speed. The piano and I were becoming fast friends.

I still remember the event where my mom met Meagan Moody and for my 13th birthday gave me "real" piano lessons!

For 6 years I happily applied myself to all different types of music, learning the elements of technique, theory and artistry, while developing a love affair with the ivories. I waltzed with Chopin, dreamed with Debussy and flirted with George Winston. A studio which started with three little family friends, has blossomed into 23 busy students over one year. We (the students and I) enjoy the Faber Piano Adventures method book, and supplement other helpful and exciting music as needed per child.

My goal in teaching piano is to equip children with the ability to properly execute a piece of sheet music, but most importantly to help them hunt for the ever evasive key: the key to unlocking the soul, the flame, the beauty and delight which is right beneath our fingertips.

Contact

Email: maralucinda@gmail.com

Phone: 509-261-0408

Piano

Betty Fahlenkamp

Teresa Golding

Piano

White Salmon

Piano and Voice

Lynn Thomas

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