Annie Lynch Stevenson is a professional vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and performing + recording artist, and a Berklee College of Music graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree emphasizing vocal studies and world music. Annie’s musical experiences have ranged from participation in Nashville bluegrass jams to intensive studies of traditional West African music in Ghana, West Africa, and collaborations in Siberia with the Tuvan National Orchestra. Through these travels and studies in world music, Annie has learned the intrinsic value of community-oriented music. Annie is the director and founder of the Community Music of Sprigfield's original youth singing groups, Voices and Senior Voices well as the Summer Voices, week-long singing intensive. With a decade of experience teaching group children's music classes in Boston, New York City and now the Pioneer Valley, Annie is the co-founder, with Maggie Shar, of Little Roots, an early childhood music program rooted in Folk and World traditions. Annie has also been teaching voice and guitar lessons, primarily in contemporary styles, for over ten years, to students of varying experience levels, ages four to seventy-six. She currently lives in the hills of Westhampton, Ma, providing private voice, guitar, and ukulele lessons from her home studio. Lessons include instruction in technique, repertoire, performance, theory, ear training, sight singing, and songwriting. Annie is also available for workshops and educational programs in various areas of music including songwriting, early childhood music, youth music programs, group singing, group ukulele and more For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Annie finds a great balance of vocal exercise, theory, and performance - she has a knack for finding tunes that suit my daughter's voice but also push her to improve. In a short time I've heard a big improvement in the power of my daughter's voice and her pitch control. " (local educator and musician, parent of voice student)
"Annie is very upbeat and makes learning fun in an open, relaxed atmosphere. She's also very organized so that my daughters have clear goals and instructions for practice. The Valley is lucky to have such a talented artist and teacher!" (parents of two voice and guitar students)
"I've been a student of Annie's for four years now. Annie was my first voice teacher and introduced me to so much. She helped me expand my vocal range and my knowledge in music theory. She also introduced me to various types of music. Annie has been such a great teacher and has helped me get involved in more things. I've learned so much while working with Annie, it's been such an amazing experience!!" (15 year old voice student)
Rates and Policies:
Private Voice, Guitar and Ukulele Lessons:
30 minutes: $40
45 minutes: $50
60 minutes: $60
*Occasionally a younger student will be better off with a shorter lesson time of 20-25 minutes. The rate for this is $30.
Payment is collected monthly and can be made in cash, by check made out to "Annie Stevenson" or via PayPal (email@example.com) on the first lesson of each month.
Lessons can be rescheduled or credited with 24 hours' notice.
Weather cancelations will be credited or rescheduled.
If Annie cancel's a lesson, students will be refunded or credited.
All ages and experience levels are welcome!
Each student must have a notebook and folder that they bring to every lesson.
Voice students benefit from having a way of recording portions of the lessons, ex. iphone's "voice memos" app.
Guitar and Ukulele students must have a functional instrument that will stay in tune as well as a tuner.