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Cherita R

Cherita R

TRMC Certified
Student Favorite
North Miami Beach FL

Keyboard and Piano Lessons, Vocal Lessons


Studio

20+ Years

About Me

Music is my life! I come from a musical family, granddaughter to Blues Legend, Jimmy, grew up singing in choirs, band kid from elementary to college, with experience playing all over Chicago and different events like, Celebrity Fashion Show with Micheal Jordan, Oprah Winfrey Show, Duke Ellington Birthday Bash, Masquerade Ball with Isaac Hayes, and many more! Started teaching Piano and voice in high school, graduated and attended Northern Illinois University studying Music Education and Vocal Studies. Accompanied choirs in Bremen District 228 for 10+ years, taught at Muzicnet School of Music for 4 years, and played for Englewood Church of God for 3 years! I sing all over the place, in church, in studios, in several groups, and for Lollapalooza with Chance the Rapper! I have had a fulfilling musical life, and look forward to sharing my gift with others, all while encouraging them to use their gift to the fullest! :)

Cherita R has over 20+ years of music experience in the North Miami Beach area.

Cherita R is proficient in and teaches Keyboard and Piano Lessons, Vocal Lessons .

Degree and Field of Study:

Music Education and Vocal StudiesAugust 2000
South Suburban College
Music EducationAugust 1999
Northern Illinois University

Award Name:

Band Student of the YearJune 1999
Hillcrest High School
Concert MasterJune 1998
Hillcrest Highschool

What to expect in my Vocal Lessons

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As an experienced singer, we will learn how to perform in a way that moves your audience, interpretation, learning to sing in different styles, stage presence, adlibbing, audition prep, and much more!


What to expect in my Keyboard and Piano Lessons

- - Advanced

As an experienced pianist, we will strengthen certain techniques that will make reading and sight reading easier, delivery, stage presence, concert etiquette, and playing by ear using chord progressions in every key.


What to expect in my Vocal Lessons

- Intermediate - Advanced

As a singer with some experience singing, we will work on delivery, building confidence, projecting using dynamics, shaping of vowels, and making each song come alive.


What to expect in my Keyboard and Piano Lessons

- Intermediate - Advanced

As a student with some experience playing the piano, we will learn how to strengthen reading skills, sight reading, playing all scales, introduction to chords and playing by ear.


What to expect in my Vocal Lessons

Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

In this beginners course the student will learn about the voice, the proper way to warm it up, certain techniques to produce great sound, and how to put these techniques to use in a song.


What to expect in my Keyboard and Piano Lessons

Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

As a beginner starting out, each student will learn all the basics of the piano, every key on the keyboard, basic theory, and how to read music on the staff using both hands.



Formal Education:

Northern Illinois University, South Suburban College, Prairie State College

Private Education:

None

Performing Experience:

Lollapalooza, Millenium Park Stage, Duke DEllington's Birthday Bash, Micheal Jordan's Celebrity Fashion Show, Oprah Winfrey Show, Blues Fest in Chicago, and many more!  

Experience Teaching:

20+ years teaching between Melody Mart in Homewood, Il, Hillcrest High School, and Muzicnet School of Music in Chicago, IL.

Age Group Taught:
  • Young Adult Adult Child
Genres Taught:
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Christian
  • R&B
  • Gospel
Lessons Locations:
  • Teacher 's Studio
Availability:
Day Start Time End Time
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed 1:00pm 3:00pm
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun
Map:
Points of Interest in Lower Manhattan
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Review:

Cherita R

I have worked with Cherita since she was a student at Hillcrest High School in the late 90's. First, she is a young woman of impeccable character and integrity. Next, she comes from a musical heritage that has influenced her style and individuality. She was the accompanist for the Hillcrest High School choir department for 5 years. Cherita was able to play any style of music from classical to gospel. I always appreciated her sight reading skills because the choir was not limited to one kind of music because she could play anything! She was also the director of the Gospel Choir. Her vocal skills as well as her commitment to God helped to develop the students into a powerful singing group with integrity. I heartily recommend her for this position with my best wishes for her future. She will be a valuable member to your teaching team! Bonnie Mootry wrote on Thu, 06 Oct 2016

    Yo le Canto

    I think this song says everything about Cherita's playing ability. We would never had attempted this song if had been our accompanist. Cherita was the accompanist for the Hillcrest High School Choir for five years. I have never worked with a pianist of greater skill or musical integrity. Any student or music school would be blessed to have her. I give her my highest recommendation and encourage you to hire her immediately! Bonnie Mootry wrote on Thu, 06 Oct 2016

      Cherita

      Great teacher! My daughter likes her singing class. Constance Robinson wrote on Thu, 29 Jun 2017

        Cherita is the TRUTH!

        She helped me improve my breathing and increased my vocal range. When I first started with her was getting winded at shows and losing my voice after a 30 minute set. Now I can do a full hour plus set without feeling strand and even properly hit the mark on those high notes. I highly recommend her. Rather you are just beginning exercises or advance it never hurts to improve. Plus she's patient and awesome on the keys. Cherita Reed wrote on Fri, 15 Sep 2017

          Cherita is the TRUTH!

          She helped me improve my breathing and increased my vocal range. When I first started with her was getting winded at shows and losing my voice after a 30 minute set. Now I can do a full hour plus set without feeling strand and even properly hit the mark on those high notes. I highly recommend her. Rather you are just beginning exercises or advance it never hurts to improve. Plus she's patient and awesome on the keys. Cherita Reed wrote on Fri, 15 Sep 2017

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