Carter S.Born : Norfolk, VA

Instruments

Piano, Voice

Genres

Classical, Musical Theather, Contemporary

About Carter S. Download Resume

Carter is a multi-faceted musician - a near-lifelong pianist with a Masters degree in Voice. He is trained in a variety of styles, from musical theater to Renaissance madrigals, and comes equipped with a wide array of experience, from accompanying original black-box musicals to singing in cathedrals. Carter holds a Bachelors degree from Oberlin College, and a Masters in Ensemble Singing from the University of York, in the United Kingdom. He is an active working musician, a full-time member of the professional choir at Washington National Cathedral.

He is an enthusiastic, flexible, and patient teacher, and looks forward to meeting you very soon!

Why I Work Well with Kids

I have two younger siblings, and while that doesn't automatically qualify me for working with children, it at least gave me good negotiation skills! I have also worked as a teacher for inner-city at-risk youth, and spent a year as a nanny for a one-year-old boy. I am experienced and very good with children and young people of all ages. I value the emotions and opinions of those younger than myself, and find working with kids a constant learning experience. I am patient, kind, and flexible, but am a firm believer in holding kids accountable for their responsibilities, and helping them live up to their fullest potential.

Most Influential Bands / Musicians

Pianists - Martha Argerich, Mitsuko Uchida, Jeremy Denk
Singers - Iestyn Davies, Marilyn Horne, Jessie J, Sara Bareilles, Audra McDonald
Composers - Copland, Debussy, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Bernstein, Sondheim, Gershwin

Hobbies

Southern cooking, salsa dancing, board games, trivia

Favorite Movies

The Lion King, O Brother Where Art Thou, anything Harry Potter, Mean Girls, Ghostbusters, From Russia With Love, Forrest Gump

Places Traveled

most of the United States, lived in England, much of Europe (France, Belgium, Italy, Romania), the Caribbean

Special Needs Students

I have no direct experience with special needs kids, but I am open to working with them.

Locations:

Arlington, McLean,

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