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Vero Beach, FL 32966 (map)

Lessons Offered

Composition, Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me

Real music for real people! You get to choose your repertoire. I suggest exercises and technical training, but we tailor the session to suit your needs.

Audition/performance preparation (American Idol, America's Got Talent, The Voice, school productions, community theater, etc.) We can work on acting, movement and choreography for your audition as well as sound.

I am an accomplished pianist who can accompany a singer in any key.

I can show you how to accompany yourself on piano!

Pianists! I would like to show you how to play popular music by ear or lead sheets. It's quick and easy! And you get to play exactly what you want. Play with other musicians, guitarists, singers, saxophonists etc. Sound like a pro, not stiff like a beginner!

Learn to read music. Learn important technical skills. But don't be chained to the notation!


My Musical Education Background

Brown University 1984 (Ivy League)

West Boylston High School 1980 Valedictorian

Worcester School for the Performing Arts 1975

Private Berklee-trained instructors 1971-1990

Private voice training with Maryann Price (Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, the Kinks, Asleep at the Wheel) 1996

Private voice training with Darlene Koldenhoven (Sister Act, Yanni, Clare Fischer) 2001

Genres and Subjects Taught

Modern voice, pop vocals, piano, keyboard, music theory, songwriting, arranging for piano and voice.

All Styles -- Jazz, Rock, Pop, Boogie-Woogie, R&B, Blues, Hip-Hop, Rap, Country, Classical, Broadway, Disney, Children's Music, and everything else....

Lesson Rates

Pricing and Business Terms$55 per hour, $45 per half hour, payable in advance at time of booking. This is for students who pay for the month (4 sessions) up front -- $220 or $120. Single lessons are $60 per hour or $50 per half hour. 24 hour notice cancellation policy. Non-smoking only. No perfumes or synthetic fragrances. This applies to parents and all guests entering the studio. No refunds. $25 fee for returned checks.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

All Ages

All skill levels from beginner to advanced or professional

My Certifications and Awards

American Federation of Musicians, Hollywood

Fox 5 News American Idol expert

My Musical Influences

Celeste has worked with the best in the music business:

Shel Silverstein, songwriter, cartoonist, author (A boy Named Sue, The Cover of the Rolling Stone, The Unicorn Song)

Stan "Doc" Penridge, songwriter, guitarist (Kiss, Beth)

Jay Dee Maness, pedal steel guitarist (Eric Clapton, Tears in Heaven, Buck Owens' Buckaroos, Vince Gill, The Byrds, Gram Parsons)

John Beland, guitarist, vocalist (Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, The Bellamy Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Ricky Nelson, The Brady Bunch theme)

Steve Duncan, drummer (Emmy Lou Harris, Roger Miller, Carl Perkins, John Denver, The Byrds, Ricky Nelson, The Desert Rose Band)

Mandi Martin, producer, recording artist, singer-songwriter, pinball world record holder (Ricky Nelson, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffet, Jan & Dean, Ray Charles) 

Andrea Robinson, vocalist (Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act, Queen Athena in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, Paul McCartney)

Laura Creamer, vocalist (Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby, Glenn Frye, Van Morrison, Kid Rock, Eric Clapton)

Darlene Koldenhoven, vocalist, arranger (Yanni, Sister Act, Clare Fischer)

Frank Willson, producer, BSW and Universal Records (Willie Nelson, Larry Butler, David Frizzell)

Maryann Price, vocalist (The Kinks, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Asleep at the Wheel)




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