Juliet Strong

Singer. Songwriter. Performer. Teacher.

Piano and Voice Lessons for Students of all ages!

Contact Me: hoolieta@gmail.com

 

Serving loyal students of all ages since 2005.

My main goal as a music educator is to instill my students with a sense of joy, artistic curiosity and discipline when it comes to music, singing and the piano.

Piano Lessons:

Using theory, lesson and ear training methods students will explore musical concepts, gain a foundation for understanding the keyboard, note names, rhythm, sight reading, and focus on correct positioning of the hands to play properly and efficiently. I also use imaginative imagery and story telling to help young students develop a loving relationship with the piano and the art of making music. I can help students develop creativity, ear training, rhythm technique, transcription, songwriting, and arranging using both classical and popular repetoire. I am continuously expanding my teaching repetoire, and actively searching for material that caters to students’ individual tastes and preferences.

Voice Lessons:

Let’s work on your sound! Connect to your voice, breath and body, and heighten your awareness of how singing FEELS.
Learn how to tune into your body and get out of your own way. I have developed a teaching method that uses unique warm-ups and breathing techniques, influenced by Hatha Yoga and Meditation, to create better body awareness and to teach people how to use better breath support, alignment, freedom from tension, resonance and a basic understanding of how the voice works. Vocal exercises, technique, and exploration of the world of theatricality and emotional content will develop specific performance techniques and help you discover your own UNIQUE SOUND.
In combination with these techniques, I coach my students in musicality, delivery, characterization, phrasing, and vowel placement to help them deliver their best performance, and connect to the joy of singing and sharing the art of making music!
I can help you start from scratch, brush up on your skills, gain confidence, fine tune old and new material, and develop your original work and songwriting. Sing your favorite Broadway tunes, Jazz standards, or classical pieces. Learn how to let go and rock out!

Rates:

$50 per half hour lesson

$70 per hour

Lessons are in my home studio on Wednesdays and Sundays. (Bushwick, L train to Jefferson St)

I make house calls, but my in-home roster is full!  Contact me to schedule an appointment at my studio in Bushwick, or to be put on a wait list for an in-home lesson.  

An Oakland, California native, Juliet has a background in Contemporary, Folk, Classical and Jazz piano and voice. She received her Bachelors of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Oregon in 2005, where she studied with Milagro Vargas. Juliet has been seen on stages in Oregon and California with Oregon Festival of American Music, California Shakespeare Theatre, Shotgun Players, Bootstrap Theatre Company, and in Yosemite National Park. She has performed her original music at benefits and festivals, and in venues in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Juliet has collaborated with various Bay Area composers, playwrights, dancers, and singers, and has worked as a session vocalist for Network Television. In addition to her extensive and eclectic musical training, Juliet has received actor training at the University of Oregon, California Shakespeare School of Theatre and Berkeley Rep School of Theatre.

Package rates are also available!
Call or e-mail for more info!
541-337-8748

Here’s what some of my clients have to say:

"Juliet was an absolutely patient, intuitive and talented piano teacher for my daughter Isabella.She quite literally 'broke the code' and taught Isabella to not only play, but to understand, the piano."

-Keri Ingvaarson, Brooklyn, NY

“Juliet, your voice lessons did way more for me than help my voice, and way more than you probably know.  You and your teaching improved my overall self confidence and helped me battle anxiety more easily.

Juliet provides a unique, friendly, encouraging atmosphere for anyone who wants to learn to sing or improve their voice. She’s helped me find my true voice as well as gain more confidence, not just in singing, but in daily life as well. Her relaxing, yoga warm ups go hand in hand with singing and brings about quick progress and great relaxation by the end of each lesson.”

-Marty Glassely, Shasta City, CA

“If you're looking to improve your vocals and want to add character and style to your singing, Juliet is the singing coach for you. I am a singer songwriter who was looking to improve my viocals and singing style. We have accomplished that and much more. She knows just the right exercises and methods to help you reach your goals. I highly recommend her.”

-Stevie Witt of “Grimey Blue”, Hayward, CA

“Juliet is a very warm and experienced teacher with a lot of patience and a deep appreciation of music. She treated all my girls as individuals and picked out pieces that really spoke to their personalities. They loved having her in our home each week. We all give her our highest recommendation! The triplets started with Juliet about three years ago, have become terrific pianists and love playing. In fact, they love to play and enjoyed Juliet so much, I never have to ask them to practice. On the contrary, sometimes we have to tell them to take a break!” -Dana Young, Oakland, CA

“My son, Sam, had such a lovely time learning piano with Juliet. She has a real way with kids such that they can learn easily without feeling stressed. Even after a long day in a Montessori classroom, Sam was always so excited for his lesson with Juliet!” -Heather Wood, Berkeley, CA

“Juliet is a talented musician and pianist who is adept at transferring those skills successfully to eager learners. She successfully worked with not only my young son, but patiently took me on – a middle-aged pianist wannabe – and taught me fundamentals and how to read music. She has inspired me! Plus, she is a delightful human being who we really enjoy having in our home!” -Janice Roberts, Piedmont, CA

“Our time with Juliet was extremely fruitful for my 10 year old daughter. She had been taking piano lessons for the past 4 years but it wasn’t until Juliet that a real enthusiasm for the piano came through. She actually started to practice without my constant prodding and looked forward to her weekly lessons. As she says “I like being able to choose my own music and make suggestions”. With Juliet’s lessons we were able to break through that barrier between just taking lessons and a real enjoyment of the piano! As I write this, my daughter is trying to piece together a song by ear by Adele for the talent show, something she now has the confidence and desire to do.” -Karen Wiggan, Oakland, CA