968 Washington Street / Route 138 - Stoughton, Massachusetts 02072
Phone: 781-344-8772 - Fax (24 Hours): 781-344-2591 - eMail: info@stoughtonmusic.com

SATURDAY:    OPEN 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Carol Perkins - Vocal Instructor/Coach/Teacher

Education: 1981-1985 (BSC) Bridgewater, MA
BA Major: Communications Minor: Music/Performance
1986-Hotel School of America/Boston, MA
Certification Program-Food Service Management

Performance Background: SHS (1977-1981) & BSC (1981-1985) Musical Theatre Program
Wedding Soloist and Church Choir Singer 1981 to present
Local Pop/Rock Band - vocal lead & background singer - The Skids (1985-1988)
Founder & Former President of the BSC Alumni Chamber Singers (1988-1993)
Hingham Mass. Community Theatre - Cabaret players (1990-1993)
Music Specialist /Teacher & Director of Summer Program for Easter Seals (2001-2011) @ Mass Hospital School, Recreation Dept. in Canton, MA
Piano accompanist for staff & student band/choir @ MHS, in Canton, MA 2000-2011 Brayton School.

Style of Teaching: All Ages (Beginner / Intermediate / Adult)
Vocal: McClosky Method - vocal exercises/ relaxation techniques/vocal scales/ range diagnosis/ breathing exercises - speech and volume movements. Music theory & therapy.
*Performance - Art Songs (classic), Broadway, Jazz/Scat/Improve - Pop/Spiritual/Country/ 4 part chorale music/ karaoke/ Preparation for Auditions: SEMSBA/ South East District and All State Vocal. Community theatre/ chorale societies/ bands, choirs, solo performances, karaoke, etc.

Practice Time: Every Teacher would like their students to practice daily. I encourage, at least, 1/2 hour to 1 hour practice sessions spread through out the week between lesson to lesson.

Darrel Whidden, conductor and music educator, has been teaching music lessons for over 15 years. Darrel's education includes A bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine School of Music and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the New England Conservatory.

Darrel has spent the previous 3 years at Canton High School conducting choirs and teaching music electives, including guitar, piano and AP music theory. In addition to piano and voice, Darrel is proficient in teaching brass instruments.

Darrel's methods focus on technique, music theory, and ear training, employing such repertoire and technique methods as the Alfred Series, Hanon's The Virtuoso Pianist, Czerny School of Velocity, and supplemental scale, chord, and arpeggio training. Darrel offers instruction to students of all ages, ability levels, and learning styles.

Ralph Rotondo

Education: UMass Lowell, Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) 1986, cum laude

Private Studies: Harry Chalmiers, Alex Radulescu, Lenny Stelos, Jerry Bergonzi, Charlie Banacos, Attila Zoller, Harvey Diamond

Experience: Ralph has over 3 decades of teaching experience! He is classically trained in the tuba and has mastered the 7-string guitar. Ralph's mastery of the 7-string combines his knowledge of both tuba and guitar into one instrument. He has taught at many public and private music schools, including the Lawrence Academy, Lincoln afterschool programs, Hanscom Air Force base schools, the Groton School and taught ensembles and lessons for Creative Arts for Kids in Reading. Ralph also has experience in web development and programming. Ralph is an extremely versatile guitar player, especially in classical guitar and modern fingerstyle techniques of Joe Pass, George Van Eps, Tuck Andress and the classical guitar techniques that have evolved in Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music. Ralph regularly gigs in jazz groups, as well as on his own in a solo jazz guitar setting. He has rejoined the teaching staff at Stoughton Music Center after a successful IT career enabled him to raise a stepdaughter and now works doing what he has always loved, teaching and performing in the Greater Boston area.