VOICE AND PIANO LESSONS IN YOUR HOME-SOUTH OC (COSTA MESA, NEWPORT BEACH, LAKE FOREST, MISSION VIEJO AND SURROUNDING AREAS)
CONTACT INFO: JANELLEFINAMORE@YAHOO.COM OR (949) 510-4820
Janelle Finamore’s musical interest began in childhood when she discovered a passion for belting out Broadway tunes and 80’s pop hits. She furthered her interest by becoming professionally trained in voice and piano by a top Broadway teacher based in New York. She later went on to study voice and music in college and traveled in various professional choirs during her studies at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Janelle finished her Bachelor’s degree in Music at California State University with an emphasis in music therapy. She has been teaching piano and voice to all ages and levels for over five years. As a teacher she finds it rewarding to see her music students grow and flourish as musicians. Janelle emphasizes the importance of learning the rudiments of music to build a good foundation (scales, chord vocabulary, theory, song-composition, performing techniques), while also being fun and creative throughout the lessons. She bases the lessons on whatever the interests and strengths are for the student. For example, if a student prefers pop over classical then she will focus on the genre of music that the student is most passionate about!
Janelle is also a recording artist and singer songwriter and has recently completed her debut album, which is now available on CD baby. She sings and performs both her music and poetry throughout Orange County. For students who show an interest in songwriting, she can tailor specific lessons towards composition of music and lyrics if so desired.
Janelle is a fun, dedicated and patient person who also happens to be a great music teacher. She truly enjoys getting to know her students and loves to add a creative flair to her lessons while gently reminding the students of the importance of consistent practice, diligence, and patience in learning a new instrument. Her lessons are affordable. Pricing per hour varies depending on locale because she will drive to you!
Please listen to some samples from her music and debut CD below!
Janelle is also a poet who features throughout Orange County and has a poetry book on Amazon. Poet of the Month at Moontide Press- http://www.moontidepress.com/category/poet-of-the-month/2008-poets/june-2008/