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Piano and Voice
About Katherine Riddle
Soprano Katherine Riddle is a crossover singer/actor who has performed in theaters, opera houses and concert halls across the United States and abroad. As a teacher, Katherine believes in cultivating a healthy foundation and technique thats students can apply to a wide range of genres including: classical, musical theatre, pop and rock. She is also a strong advocate of linking vocal production and dramatic interpretation. [···]
Guitar, Jazz and Music Theory
About Francisco Quintero
A graduate of both Berklee College of Music and Northern Illinois University, Francisco is an active performer in the thriving jazz scene of Washington, D.C. Francisco was born in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. In Venezuela, he worked and performed with top renown jazz artists such as drummer Andres Briceño, Pablo Gil and Gustavo Caruci, and was involved as a producer, arranger and musical director for bands in other musical idioms. Since beginning his formal education in the U.S, Francisco has studied and performed concerts with artists such as Richie Hart, Peter Bernstein, Carl Allen, Alain Mallet and Derrick Gardner throughout the United States. During his years Chicago completing a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies, he was an in-demand sideman in the area and performed at the city’s most prestigious venues, the Chicago Jazz Festival, and top jazz venues of near by cities such as Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. He has released an album as band leader with Venezuelan guitarist Manuel Reyes entitled “Duet” and also appeared as a sideman in recordings both in Venezuela and the U.S. In addition to being an international performer, he is also very passionate about teaching and has been extensively involved in music education at all levels, from very young beginners through ambitious adult learners.
Piano and Voice
About Lauren Anderson
A student of the world-renowned (and DC hometown favorite!) Denyce Graves, Lauren Anderson holds a Masters of Music in Voice from Peabody Conservatory. Lauren is thrilled to be teaching at Cardon Studios and excited to work with many different types of students. Lauren's background in vocal pedagogy and classical technique for both voice and piano can be applied to whichever genres her students would like to explore and Lauren loves to find ways to adapt to each student's unique needs. Lauren guides her students to become well-rounded musicians by helping to foster, not only their primary instrument, but also their knowledge in music theory and history. [···]
About Montez Terrell
Hailing from Nashville, TN, Montez Terrell wrote, recorded, and has performed on many of Nashville's legendary stages including the Hard Rock Cafe and the Grand Ole Opry. Montez has been classically trained, but specializes in contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, and Jazz. Helping inspire and strengthen those who share his love for music, both young and old, is one of Montez's greatest passions. In pursuit of this vision, Montez began teaching voice in 2014, has led songwriting camps for talented youth, and continues to grow in his own knowledge of music-making and the human voice by pursuing such credentials as certification from New York Vocal Coaching, a training program for ambitious multi-genre voice educators.
Voice and Beginning Piano
About Hannah Baslee
As a teacher, Hannah's primary goal is to inspire her students, as she herself has been inspired over the years. Hannah works hard to help her students achieve excellence in technique and musicianship, while also ensuring a fun and trusting environment. In addition to serving on the Voice Faculty at Cardon Studios, Hannah is an Adjunct Professor at College of Southern Maryland. [···]