KJF Lessons

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Kaila J. Frymire is a versatile musician who enjoys performing classical, jazz, and musical theatre repertoire. She regularly performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus under the direction of John Oliver, and has appeared in performance at Carnegie Hall with James Taylor, Sting, and Steve Martin. She has appeared in productions by New England Cabaret Theatre, Community Music Center of Boston, Boston Metro Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, MIT's Gilbert & Sullivan Players (Boston), Theatre de la Jeune Lune (Minneapolis), Illusion Theatre (Minneapolis), and the Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company of Minnesota. Additionally, Kaila has performed scenes from The Marriage of Figaro (Susanna), Don Giovanni (Zerlina), Carmen (Micaela & Frasquita), and The Tender Land (Laurie). Kaila has always been passionate about new ventures, collaboration, and taking risks in performance. In 2003, Kaila co-founded Second Act Theatre, credited by local Southwest Journal as the only student-run musical theatre company in Minneapolis. She directed music rehearsals and co-directed a cast of 40 in the company's first production of the Broadway classic Bye, Bye Birdie. Within the same year she co-directed and starred in a production with the newly formed Mayflower Players of Minneapolis. In 2006 she took on another fresh venture, co-directing Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown at Augsburg College in Minneapolis with the organization Augsburg Music and Theatre. She also founded and directed the a cappella singing group Augsburg A Cappella. She is especially influenced by the work of H. Wesley Balk and his methods for developing the complete singer-actor. In 2007, Kaila participated in a six-week music performance workshop in Vienna, Austria where she had the opportunity to study classical repertoire with renowned soprano Donna Robin. She has participated in Nautilus Music-Theater's Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute in Minneapolis, Cambridge Summer Opera, and several workshops with Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis. Kaila is an experienced teacher of voice and piano, has directed three full-length musical theatre productions, and is Artistic Director of Minted Music-Theatre. She currently lives in Malden, MA and studies with soprano Kathleen Flynn. Kaila received her B.M. in Vocal Performance from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. My Teaching Style I have a passion for performing and teaching. I believe that music is an essential part of life and that those who are involved in music find success in other areas of life as well. Music gives us energy and confidence! My Promise to My Students I will strive to provide musical instruction of the highest quality to the student by engineering a method specifically suited to his or her needs and aspirations. I will consistently search for new ways to challenge, enrich and improve my students, providing them with the tools for a worthwhile musical experience. Trial Lesson Rate As a courtesy to potential students, I offer a discounted trial lesson of $40 for a 60-minute lesson. Regular Rates * $40: 30-minute lesson * $70: 60-minute lesson * $60: 60-minute performance coaching and audition prep

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    • What types of customers have you worked with?
      Voice Lessons, Piano Lessons, Performance Coaching/ Audition Preparation
    • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
      Two of my current students performed leading roles in local musicals this summer - Sarah Brown in "Guys & Dolls" and Peter Pan in "Peter Pan." I attended the shows and had a wonderful time seeing the amazing progress they've made and the enjoyment they found in performing the roles.
    • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
      1. Find a teacher that is passionate about and experienced in the style of music you're looking to perform. Though many teachers are capable of teaching a variety of styles, it makes a difference when they are excited to connect with a student by working in a specific genre. 2. Ask for music samples, listen to your potential teacher and see if you connect with what they do. 2. Ask the teacher to provide references or blurbs from past & current students.
    Coverage Area for KJF Lessons is about 30+ miles of Malden, MA.