Jennifer Scott

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Piano, Voice, French

Jennifer Scott, originally from Pennsylvania, began studying piano at the age of 4. She earned B.A. in Music and French from Franklin & Marshall College, where she studied with pianist, Elizabeth Keller – an alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music. She then went to law school and became a licensed attorney in the State of Maryland. After practicing environmental and real estate law, Jennifer decided to chase a dream and start a music school, Studio Papillon.

Jennifer has become one of the most sought-after piano teachers in the DC area due to her dynamic teaching style and range. Jennifer loves teaching students of all ages, 4-adult.  She is primarily a classical pianist, but she crosses over into jazz and also sings at the piano.  Her main focus for her students is finding music they love and engaging the students through enthusiasm.  She likes to inspire fun energy to instill the lessons needed to accomplish musical goals.

Ms. Scott has studied with acclaimed concert pianists, Jeffrey Chappell and Brian Ganz, who bestowed the teachings of Leon Fleisher and Rudolf Serkin. She has also studied with Russian concert pianist Artur Aksenov, who has enlightened her with teachings from the Russian perspective. Over the years, Jennifer developed an affinity for impressionist/symbolist music and specializes in the sounds of Debussy, Ravel and Saint-Saens. Mozart is another of her favorite composers.

In addition to Miss Scott’s work at the piano, she has uncovered a mezzo soprano singing voice under the vocal instruction of Martha Randall. Jennifer sings and plays piano in her jazz fusion quartet, performing vintage songs from around the world.  She performs songs in French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and English. She is especially well known for her all French programs.  For more on Jennifer’s musicianship or to book her to play at an event, please visit www.jenniferscottmusic.com.


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Yvonne Marcoux

Piano (Classical and Contemporary) and Composition

Yvonne’s passion in life is sharing the joy of music by teaching piano to students of all ages. Yvonne started teaching piano in 2002 and playing since 1989. Her two teachers in Bowie, Maryland were a part of the Music Teacher’s Association. Each year Yvonne took National Theory Tests, participated in the National Piano Guild Auditions and performed in piano recitals. Yvonne is now a member of the Music Teacher’s Association and the National Guild of Piano Teachers and encourages her students to perform on the piano in front of an audience.

 

Yvonne has performed and won first place in piano competitions and songwriting contests. She has performed a montage of dinner music at restaurants, beautiful classics at wedding ceremonies and a mix of popular songs and originals at open mic nights. She enjoys songwriting and applies music theory knowledge when composing original songs. Her first CD was recorded and produced by both Studio 51 and Blue House Productions, which was a compilation of 10 songs, both originals and covers.

 

Yvonne approaches teaching in a structured, fun and collaborative way. She allows the student to grasp the musical concept before moving forward. Yvonne and her students have fun working together on music goals and make progress happen.

 


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Amanda Staub

Piano (Classical and Contemporary) and Voice

Amanda Staub graduated from the University of Maryland in 2016, receiving degrees both in Vocal Performance and Music Education, studying in the studio of Mr. Gran Wilson. She recently performed with the Young Victorian Theatre Company (Baltimore, MD) in their production of Iolanthe.

At the University of Maryland she enjoyed the position of Music Director for Femmes de Chanson, the University’s premier female chamber vocal ensemble. She also was a founding member and Assistant Artistic Director of OperaTerps, the University of Maryland’s first and only undergraduate opera company, where she performed the roles of Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Mme. Silberklang in Mozart’s Impresario.

Amanda has significant experience as a choral singer, and serves as a staff singer at All Soul’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. As a member of the acclaimed University of Maryland Chamber Singers, she has performed with the Baltimore and National Symphony Orchestras on numerous occasions, and represented the United States at the 10th World Choral Symposium in Seoul, South Korea.

 


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Caroline Gordon

Beginning Piano and Voice

Caroline Gordon, soprano, was raised in a family with an active love of music in Northeast Iowa – singing at church, in contests, in programs, and at family gatherings — music has always been the defining part of Caroline’s life. After moving to Florida, Caroline was selected for the well-known Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus, and then began her music training at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, focusing on voice, but also training in flute. She continued classical voice and flute training at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, where she was honored with the Theodore Presser Scholar Award, started their local chapter of the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, and was a soloist with Winter Park Bach Festival Society. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in voice and flute, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and then continued at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, earning her Master’s degree in Voice Performance. Caroline then went on to earn her Artist Certificate in voice from George Mason University in May, 2014, where she won top awards in two N.A.T. S. state competitions and the GMU Concerto Competition singing with the GMU orchestra while studying with Prof. Patricia Miller. While at GMU, Caroline also joined the Mason Vocal Jazz Ensemble and studied jazz voice with Dr. Darden Purcell.

Caroline’s background includes a variety of solo recitals, concert performances, soloist with orchestra, outreach programs, and opera roles. Notable roles include the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Miss Silverpeal in Mozart’s The Impresario, Servilia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Mistress of the novices in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, 1st Lady and Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Beatrice in Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict, and Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff. She also performed art songs and opera abroad with summer programs in Ireland, Austria, Italy, and South Korea.

Caroline has taught private voice lessons at the University of Florida and taught Class Voice as adjunct instructor at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL. She began teaching private voice lessons at Potomac Arts Academy in 2012. Caroline believes first and foremost in vocal health at every age, advocating a singular, healthy base singing technique which can be applied to any style of vocal music. Caroline currently studies with Dr. Lori Lind, and continues her coaching with Joseph Walsh of the Lyric Opera Virginia/GMU Opera Theatre.


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Piano and Voice

Stephanie Kruskol Batchelder is a soprano based in the greater Washington, D.C. area. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Voice Performance from The Peabody Conservatory, where she was awarded a merit scholarship, and upon graduation, was awarded the Azalia H. Thomas Prize for excellence in music theory. Most recently, she premiered the role of Roxy in Do Not Disturb, a new comic opera which debuted at the Capital Fringe Festival in July 2016. She has performed the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. She appeared as Suor Dolcina in the Singers’ Theatre of Washington’s production of Suor Angelica, and was the soprano soloist in the Christmas Oratorio with the Baltimore Bach Concert Series. Other operatic roles include Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with the Lakes Region Opera Company in New Hampshire, Flora in The Turn of the Screw, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Despina in Così fan tutte. She was the soprano soloist in the world premiere of Jerry Ascione’s piece entitled One Hundred Eighty-Seven with the New England Wind Symphony. She has been a prize-winner in such competitions as Capitol Region Opera Idol and the Just Love to Sing! Opera Competition, the latter of which awarded her a fully sponsored art song recital in New Hampshire. Additionally, she has performed in master classes with Dominic Cossa and acclaimed director Peter Kazaras.


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Sophia Kim

Piano 

Sophia Kim, native of Japan, began studying piano at the age of 6. She earned a B.A. in Music from Washington State University with emphasis on Piano Pedagogy and Accompaniment. She continued her study at Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned an M. A. in Education with an endorsement in Elementary Education.

Sophia enjoys teaching children of all ages. Her teaching style consists of love and positive reinforcement. Sophia encourages students to discover the joy of piano playing. Sophia also enjoys playing organ and piano at church services and has served as organist and accompanist for various churches.

Aside from teaching piano, Sophia has experience teaching the Japanese language. She enjoys teaching about the rich Japanese culture, including calligraphy, origami paper folding, hiragana and katakana writings.

 

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 Douglas Harvey

Piano, Guitar, Brass and Woodwinds

Experienced music educator in piano, guitar, woodwinds, and brass instruments for the past 25 years.  Holds a Master’s in Theory & Composition from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s from Hampshire College.  His compositions have been premiered at Music in Miami, New Jersey Composers’ Guild, and NYU Composers’ Forum festivals.  Douglas is a recording artist with LP and CD credits, appearing with such diverse bands as The Hollow Bodies, Artificial Intelligence, and The Dream Smashes.  As co-founder of Dead Issue Records, Douglas is active as songwriter, arranger, producer, and recording engineer.

 


 

 

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