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A classically trained musician in piano and voice, PAMELA KALT has been teaching solo piano since her graduation from SUNY Fredonia (B.A. Applied Music), where she studied with Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, acclaimed author, concert pianist and recording artist, the late Claudette Sorel.

Ms. Kalt's many successful students have studied with her privately and also at Manhattan's St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's Independent School near Columbia University as well as the Lyceum Kennedy French School. Her solo repertoire is large and varied, and she encourages her students to explore new music as well as the standard literature.

With time out for an enormously versatile performing career of 15 years as a professional singer/actress, her vast wealth of stage experience enhances her ability to demonstrate what it takes to be a gracious performer in front of an audience of any size. Ms. Kalt brings her extensive professional music background to bear as a piano instructor whose special gift for working with children and young adults is impressive and unique. She is a dedicated mentor, displaying care and patience with the young beginner, as well as a passion for imbuing her students with the love of music and the joy of learning to play the piano.

Ms. Kalt balances an instinct for evoking the student's trust and desire to learn, with the requisite task of cultivating disciplined practice habits. Her more advanced proteges' consistent growth in technical skill, interpretation, and musicianship emanate naturally from her guidance, inspiration and tutelage. Now located in West Haven, Ms. Kalt welcomes students from all the Havens, Orange, Milford, Hamden -- anywhere in So. Central Connecticut. You or your child will enjoy having your lessons on her new Kohler & Campbell grand piano.

SPECIAL HONORS

  • National Guild Piano Teachers International Winner (Critics Circle Rating)
  • Graduate Honors Recital (Piano), SUNY Fredonia
  • Piano Soloist (Kabalevsky Concerto No.3), Fredonia University Symphony Orchestra
  • The Cincinnati Opera Company - Awarded a one-year apprenticeship including diverse artistic responsibilities such as performing soprano operatic roles and touring in a solo in-school  production aimed at introducing children to the world of opera.

PIANO (AND RELATED) PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

  • Duo-Pianist, Concert Tour Western N.Y. State
  • Accompanist for Professional Instrumentalists/Vocalists, New York, N.Y.
  • Resident Accompanist - Chautauqua Ballet Company
  • Professional Singer/Actress (1974-1989) - Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theatre, TV and Radio

RELATED TRAINING

  • The Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria - Certificate of Vocal Study
  • Mannes College of Music, New York, N.Y. - Post-graduate vocal study
  • The Directors Company, New York, N.Y. - Masters classes with professional theatre directors
  • Professional Vocal & Dramatic Study/Coaching, New York, N.Y.

TESTIMONIALS

"Dear Pam,
We just would like to thank you for the solid foundation you have given Jonathan, and for your years of hard work with him."
Carol Paik, parent, New York, N.Y.

"Dear Ms. Kalt,
Thank you for attending my graduation, and for everything you do for me, as a teacher and as a friend. Love, Natalia,"
student, N.Y., N.Y.

"Pam,
Many thanks to you for being such a wonderful teacher to Raymond these last 8 months. We're thrilled that he has learned so much, is proud of his accomplishments, and especially has such a love for music and the piano. Thank you for being so patient, supportive and great with him."
Lisa & Ray Redlingshafer, parents, N.Y., N.Y.

"Dear Pam,
How can I ever thank you enough? You have given me so much over the years - a solid foundation as a pianist, a greatly expanded knowledge of music and composers, and encouragement in so many areas. I look forward to being able to give you occasional phone recitals! With overflowing thanks and love, Abby"
student, N.Y., N.Y.

"....I have always been impressed with the high quality of Pamela's teaching, which I have had occasion to observe many times. She is always very patient with the children she teaches, and she is tremendously thorough in her instruction. I was especially impressed with the high level of repertoire she teaches her students; most children who study with Pamela perform at a much more advanced level than most students their age."
John Colligan, Chair, Music Department, St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School, Manhattan, NY

"Pamela was instrumental in not only introducing music to my daughter, but also for her overall development into a musically trained and talented young woman. Lessons included not only the learning of pieces and technique work, but also the history of music, composers, and music theory. Her regularly organized recitals for family and friends reflected her energy, enthusiasm, passion for music, and love of her students."
Mercy Davidson, Ph.D., parent, N.Y., N.Y.

TUITION AND INFORMATION

Ms. Kalt cordially invites prospective students to phone her at her studio about scheduling and rates. For further information you may view her website, www.aysgarthpianostudio.com.
(212) 874-7372

 
Studio Location
West Haven, Connecticut
 
Phone
(203) 691-6363
(646) 785-3485 (c)
 
 
Website
www.aysgarthpianostudio.com