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Offering individualized piano instruction for motivated children at intermediate and advanced levels; adults at all levels. Voice lessons for beginners age 12 and over.

pianist

In six years in Boston, performed in over 175 concerts, including a solo piano recital at Longy School of Music; vocal recitals with French coloratura soprano Carole Bajac, Beth Thompson Kaiser, Rebecca Hayden, Emily Browder, Andrew Davidson, Richard Moskowitz and many others. Concerts of opera, lieder, contemporary American music and chamber music at the Longy School of Music, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MIT, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Harvard University and Emerson College. Appearances at several professional series at the Longy School of Music, including the Modern American Music series and the Schubert Bicentennial series. Accompanied masterclass series given by Phyllis Curtin, Lucy Shelton and Robert Willoughby. Pianist for the New England Opera Theatre. During 15 years in Vermont, performances with outstanding musicians including cellist Dieuwke Davydov and saxophonist Steven Stusek; 15 years of concert appearances at Middlebury College, the University of Vermont, many churches and Dartmouth College. Concert series with my own piano trio, Trio Monte Verde, and with the Middlebury College choir, Festival Choir and community choirs in Middlebury, and with Burlington's Musica Propria. Taught piano privately and at Middlebury College. Lecture recitals of Samuel Barber songs and Leonard Bernstein's Songfest. Actively premiering works by Swiss virtuoso pianist Ernst Levy, both solo and chamber music.

organist

Director of Music, Boulevard United Methodist Church, Richmond. Previously organist at Overbrook Presbyterian Church. A solo organ recital featuring works by Jehan Alain, Hindemith and William Bolcom commemorated that church's Holtkamp organ. Previous solo organ recitals at Old West Church in Boston, Grace Episcopal Church in Salem, Massachusetts, and, in Vermont, at Middlebury Congregational Church and Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland. Former organist positions at Hingham Congregational Church, Grace Lutheran Church in Needham, Massachusetts, and University Lutheran Church in Harvard Square. Nine years as organist at the Middlebury Congregational Church and music director at the Vergennes Methodist Church in Vermont.

vocal coach and director

Private vocal coach and voice teacher. Solo teacher of adult education class called "So, You Wanna be an Opera Singer??!!" which presented opera scenes. Music director for The New England Opera Theatre. Coach for New England Conservatory's Continuing Education Opera Workshop and Richard Crittenden's Opera Workshop and guest coach for the Longy Opera Workshop. In Boston, produced, directed and accompanied performances of Robert Kapilow's Green Eggs & Ham, PDQ Bach's The Stoned Guest, and Ernst Levy's opera buffa The Martini Stand. In Vermont, director and designer of Middlebury Community Players' travelling productions of Greater Tuna and Goodbye Howard.

education

M.M. in Collaborative Piano from Longy School of Music. B.A., Phi beta kappa, from the University of Colorado. Studied piano and organ at Oberlin Conservatory. For several years studied nagauta and the shamisen in Kyoto, Japan. Piano teachers have included Jack Radunsky, Theodore Lettvin, Morton Estrin, Philip Evans, and Wayman Chin. Organ teachers were Richard Boehm on Long Island, David Boe at Oberlin Conservatory and Peter Sykes in Boston.

 
Studio Location
West End of Richmond, Virginia
 
 
Website
pianoteachers.com/pjmcclain