Voice Teachers

Ryan Breaux

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]yan Breaux is an exciting, vibrant baritone.  Ryan earned his Bachelor of Music Education at Northwestern State University (Cum Laude) and Master of Music at Southeastern Louisiana University (Magna Cum Laude).  He serves as a judge, adjudicator, clinician, and masterclass lecturer for students in public school districts in the Houston area.  Ryan has served as a middle school teacher for two years and is entering the second year of teaching voice privately.  He currently serves as a cantor/Schola Cantorum member at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.  Ryan has also performed with The Piping Rock Singers, Chorus Angelorum, and has traveled to London.  He is excited to be joining the CLHS Voice Faculty for his first year and hopes to deliver excellence to the CLHS choir program.

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Shauna Garrison

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]hauna Garrison received her B.A. in Music Education from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO.  She has sung with numerous choirs and ensembles from college through today, including singing with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus for three seasons early in her career.  She has been teaching private voice lessons for 28 years in the Clear Lake area from home, at Clear Falls High School, and at Clear Lake High School.

Lessons with Mrs. Garrison consist of breathing exercises as a foundation for good sound and projection, instruction on proper posture, vocalizing exercises to increase range and tone, lessons on diction for clarity, ear training for pitch, and practice singing selected music for choir and solo competitions.  In her words, “I enjoy working one-on-one with young people who love to sing and want to improve their skills.  We will work together to build your confidence, improve your stage presence, and bring out the best of your musical ability!”

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Jennifer Grundberg

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ennifer Grundberg received her associates in vocal performance at Texas Christian University where where she was the Nordan Fine Arts Scholarship recipient, and her Bachelor of Secondary Choral Education from Brigham Young University. She is a former high school choir director for the Fort Worth ISD. Mrs. Grundberg has given private vocal instruction for eight years, and specializes in preparing students for Texas UIL All-State Choir competition, UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition, musical, pop show and college auditions. She truly believes that classical singing is necessary to create a strong vocal foundation.

Mrs. Grundberg is also a former member of the Texas All-State Mixed Choir, the North Texas Oratorio Society, Texas Christian University Chorale, BYU Concert Choir, Chicago Chamber Choir and the Arlington Masters Chorale and Consono Houston. Mrs. Grundberg lives in League City with her extremely musical husband and their four crazy children. She looks forward to a great year with Clear Lake High School!

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Dr. Jimmy White

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]r. Jimmy White has taught private voice, piano, composition, and music theory for 33 years. A 1985 graduate of Clear Lake High School, Dr. White’s undergraduate degree is a Bachelors of Arts in Music from Rice University and his Master’s degree is from Southwestern University in Music Education and Music History. He then received his teaching credentials from the University of Southern California, and earned his Doctorate in Music Performance and Education from Juilliard. Besides private lessons, Dr. White has taught elementary and high school music, worked as a principal at a fine arts magnet school, and was an adjucnt instructor at the Julliard School of Music.

Dr. White’s students find success in a variety of avenues; he is one of only seven music teachers in the state certified by the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music to have students sit for the internationally recognized ABRSM examinations. 137 of his students have gone on to make All-State choir, with 31 ranking number 1 in their section at the state level. His students have gone on to sing on broadway, sing with Houston Grand Opera, and win Star Search and American Idol. Most important to Dr. White however, is that his students experience a deep and lasting love of music and a sense of personal fulfillment in their vocal development.

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