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“Remember that repetition is the key,
even with things the teacher tells you!.”
—  Judi Messina

Judi Messina leading SING, SING, SING, a group of 56 people all ages and various experience with singing as they did the song THIS IS ME in October 29, 2018.

MY EXPERIENCE

- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, 1982:

- Includes music, theatre, radio, TV, speech, accompanying, arranging, performing

- Extensive musical theatre experience:

Orchestra Pit Piano Player
Musical Director

Choral Arranger

Choral Director

Accompanist:

Instrumental contests

Choirs

Soloists

- Keyboardist:

ComedySportz Houston, 20 years

Rock bands

Jam bands

 

DON'T GIVE UP

THE

BEGINNING

IS ALWAYS

THE

HARDEST!

PERFECTION

IS NOT

THE GOAL!

MY ADVANTAGES

- Great note-reading method

- Simplified rhythm-reading method

- Piano or keyboard method

- Visual/Auditory/Kinesthetic combo

- Author of “Piano Freedom,” a practical course for playing pop music, with insights into composition,

improvisation, and classical music

 

ADVICE/INFO:

- How to buy a piano

- How to buy a keyboard

- How to take care of a piano

- When to trade up

- Physical: 

        Avoid carpal tunnel

       Sit at proper height and distance from piano

- Performance tips

- Practice being nervous

- Musical terms

- Review, review, review!

- Building a repertoire

 

The JOY... MY STUDENTS

EXAMPLE VIDEOS

 
How PLAYING MUSIC BENEFITS YOUR BRAIN
How TOP PRACTICE EFFECTIVELY FOR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING