Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Violin
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Online via Webcam
I began playing guitar when I was seven years old. I soon developed a passion for music and was fortunate to have had the opportunity to study with famous musicians in such places as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Boston, MA. I’ve also attended a number of renowned institutions, including Sala Cecilia Meireles, Villa Lobos Music School, the Brazilian Music Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music.
In addition to conducting choirs, I have performed for university graduations, military ceremonies, radio shows, conventions, and churches, both nationally and internationally. I had the privilege to serve as a Music Minister for Brazilian Baptist Churches in Boston, MA and Boynton Beach, FL. Currently, I have been providing services as a coach for music ministers at the beginning of their career.
For more than 30 years I have been dedicated to teaching music with a multicultural emphasis, and my wish is for my students to excel in music through a contemporary, diversified, and personalized teaching methodology.
My Musical Education Background
Professional Jazz Certificate, Berklee College of Music, MA, 2015
Business Management, University of Phoenix, Dallas, TX, 2009
Theology. Southern Baptist Seminary. Boston, MA, 2002
Music Education, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA, 2001
Basic Theology, Center for Bible Studies, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1990
Child Psychology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1989
Piano and Voice, Brazilian Music Conservatory, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1986
Classical Guitar and Theory, Villa Lobos Music School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1980
Genres and Subjects Taught
Genres: jazz, bossa nova, gospel, country, rock, pop, and classical.
Ukulele, classical and pop guitar, piano, transverse flute
Bass, drums and violin for beginners
Preparation for Royal Conservatory Exams
In my Location:
Half an Hour $30.00
40 min: $38.00
1 Hour $58.00
Discount offered for family with siblings.
At student's location: email me for rates
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Age 3 and up.
Parents who wish to introduce music for their 3 year old child, instruments such as ukulele and piano could be a great choice.
Levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced
My Certifications and Awards
Teaching Strings, Northwestern University, 2014
Audio and Music Engineering, University of Rochester, 2013
Certifications of Accomplishment:
Fundamentals of Music Theory, Reid School of Music. University of Edinburgh, 2014
Music Business Industry, Berklee College of Music, 2014
Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
Membership: MTNA, TMTA, DMTA, Music Development Program's Teacher's Directory
My Musical Influences
My first musical influence was from my father, who was a professional musician in Brazil. My father introduced me to listen to songs, not only from classical genres, but also from Paul Mauriat Orchestra, Tom Jobin, Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powel, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, to name a few.
This woman is not only an amazing musician, but also a wonderful teacher. She taught me to play the guitar and the piano and honestly any song I ever learned with her, I was able to play well because of her; if I were to take lessons from anyone again, she would most definitely be my first choice. Overall a great experience that was more than worth the price.
Boca Raton, FL
A very competent teacher and very patient. :)
Cedar Hill, TX
"I took adult piano from Vivian and found that she was a delightful teacher. She has a unique combination of patience, technical and performance skill that she freely shares with her students of all ages. I was amazed at my musical development under her direction. Both my skill and understanding of music theory were expanded by her thoughtful instruction. Clearly she understands the adult learner very well. Today, music is a vital part of my days and joy of my life. I owe it all to one of the best teachers anywhere." Dwight Randle, Ph.D. Owner, The Randle Group LLC.: Science Advisor, Nonprofit Management, Science Communications
After not picking up a guitar for nearly eight years, Viviane gave me the confidence and momentum I needed to play again! Her talent goes without saying, but her true gift is that of a teacher. Her patience and encouragement combined with her musical knowledge pave the way for a successful student. I had never learned to read music in the classical style and not only did she help me in achieving that goal, but she also supported me in my songwriting and performance interests. Whether you are a beginner or looking to improve upon your existing skills, you are destined for success with Viviane Pereira in your corner! Carolyn Braun, Guitarist @ Rock Church Arlington
Vivianne is one of the most thoughtful and caring people I know. She truly cares about her students and wants every single one of them to excel. She is very passionate about what she does and strives to teach her students to be successful and work hard. I could not ask for a better piano teacher!