I AM CURRENTLY ACCEPTING PRIVATE STUDENTS FOR FALL 2018!
Vocalist, Multi-instrumentalist, Composer and Teaching Artist with over 15 years professional experience has openings for Voice, Piano and Beginner Guitar & Ukulele Lessons.
30 minute and 45 minute lessons and 1 hour times are available.
Rates & scheduling info, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and Contact me.
I strive to make lessons a fun and exploratory process for all. Through a mix of modern and classical methodologies, I offer a nuturing approach to help students master the building blocks of musicianship and technique. Once a foundation is achieved, I like to encourage students to develop their own artistic voices through any genre of music that speaks to them!
The one-on-one teacher/student relationship allows me to adapt to each student’s individual learning style and goals.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A PRIVATE LESSON-------------------------------------------------
You can anticipate a healthy dose of laughter during your lesson.
I believe laughter opens us up and makes it easier for us to learn new things!
- Voice lessons
- Piano lessons
- Guitar lessons
- Ukulele lessons
Music Education: Bachelor of Music from Duquesne University, School of Music
Studied Voice under Claudia Pinza and under Liz Caplan in NYC. Piano under Gladys Stein.
Musical Styles Taught: All styles are welcome from classical or musical theater to rock and pop.
theatre artistr and arts eduction administrator, Monica Stephenson has conducted
a variety of workshops and residencies in drama, playwriting, vocal music and
movement in collaboration with The Widener Memorial School for Students with
Disabilities in Philadelphia, Villanova University, Philadelphia Young
Playwrights, Why Not Prosper, The Children’s Aid Society, New York City Public
Schools, The MGR Foundation, and Hope Academy in East Liberty, Pgh. Monica has also served as the Education Director for 1812 Productions’ award-winning
education program, 1812 Outreach in Philadelphia and for Prime Stage Theater Company in Pittsburgh.
Under Monica's direction, 1812 Outreach received the prestigious George Bartol Arts Education Award and was honored for Excellence in Theatre Education and Community Service at the 2011 Barrymore Awards for bringing to life the collaborative, multi-disciplinary, student written and performed production of “We Write South Philly High.” The project was created in response to increased racial tension and violence at South Philadelphia High School in urban Philadelphia.
A native of Pittsburgh, Monica is a graduate of Duquesne University's School of Music and is a proud C.A.P.A. High School alumnus. She credits the city’s evolving cultural scene for inspiring her commitment to arts education and is excited to have the opportunity to help cultivate young artists and future patrons in the Greater Pittsburgh area.