Portland Area Voice Teachers
Voice and piano teacher Amanda Habner has been teaching for over a decade. She began teaching piano at age 15 and discovered her love for teaching. Amanda knew that her true passion was singing, so she pursued a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, which she received spring of 2014. She followed that degree with a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy (the study of teaching) from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.A native of Washington State, Amanda decided to return to the west coast upon finishing her studies to begin eagerly teaching music.
Amanda loves to work with all ages and levels. Her teaching philosophy includes building trust between the teacher and student, honing musical and technical aspects of piano and singing, stressing the health of the student, use of appropriate repertoire and learning techniques, emboldening students to perform, create personal opportunities, and becoming self learners, and finally having fun.
Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist. He teaches guitar, piano, voice, and bassoon. Jeff has 15+ years of teaching experience. He studied classical guitar, classical piano, opera, and botany at Central Michigan University. Jeff played principal bassoon in the Eastern Michigan University honors band as well as with the Oakland Youth Orchestra. He has recorded two albums professionally and regularly composes new music.
Jeff considers his teaching style to be relaxed, dynamic, and adaptive. He caters each lesson to the individual student's interests, ability, and learning style. Jeff believes learning and playing music should be an enjoyable experience if not among your favorite activities. Jeff accepts any student from beginner to advanced with interests in any genre. Jeff will challenge you as much as you would like to be challenged.
Malderine loves teaching all styles of music to all ages and types of people. Everyone learns differently and she finds creative ways to make sure the student not only understands the concepts of music but has fun learning it. Playing music and singing are fun and practicing should be fun as well! She believes that music helps us grow as individuals and that sometimes all we need is a little encouragement to blossom into our full potential. She teaches piano, voice and guitar.
Malderine is a multi-instrumentalist singer, composer and songwriter. She studied piano and voice at Wright State University and has continued studying with various professors and professionals in the music industry ever since. She has composed, recorded and produced 7 albums and directed numerous music videos. She has performed in orchestras, choirs, bands and a musical. She also regularly performs live in music venues in the Hillsboro/Portland area.