Teri Untalan

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"Teri is great. She loves a wide range of music and has good energy to keep you motivated. I would recommend her to anyone, young or old."
- Nicole Anderson, Adult Viola Student

"I have waited for years to take violin lessons. I feel that it was meant for Teri and I to be introduced as I couldn't have asked for a better instructor!... she is patient and she enables me to learn at a pace that works for me, but still pushes me to succeed."
- Angela Stoltz-Panagakos, Adult Violin Student



"Teri is an amazing vocalist and a tremendously skilled instructor. I really responded to her style of teaching, which helped me understand the connection between my physical body and how I project sound and can change my pitch and tone. I never thought I would be able to carry a note or read sheet music, but her approach taught me both with engaging vocal activities that felt like play. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in broadening their vocal skills."
- Dylan Olson, Adult Vocal Student

GET SCHOOLED: Rocker Chixx Choir & Private Lessons:

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Not just a performing artist, Teri's had over 20 years of teaching experience working with non-profits, charter & private schools, working with all ages from 6 - senior, privately or with ensembles, bands and choirs. She brings her eclectic experience as a working musician in contemporary music, classical, folk/country & jazz to the table when working with students to reach tangible goals and enrich their creative lives. Teri's students have gone on to further their skills in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, OSU Symphony, NW Children's Theater, St. Mary's Marian Singers, Grant's advanced choir or to front their own bands and play in local clubs. Whether you want to rock the world or your living room, lessons are structured to suit your personal goals.

"There is nothing I love more then when a student has their first success or when he or she ignores the inner critic and unleashes their inner diva! Those moments are truly wonderful for me as a teacher, no matter how big or small. It's how we grow and thrive and should not be minimized." - Teri __________________________________________________________________________________________

ROCKER CHIXX CHOIR!:
ALL AGES(8 - 108)
All female rocking choir meeting every Friday at:
Friendly House
1737 NW 26th Ave/Thurman Streets, Portland OR
SPRING SESSION: April 11th through June 7th
Fridays, 5:15 - 6:15pm plus SAT June 7th 11am - 12noon.
SPRING REGISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 7th!

RCC sings music that empowers and brings women and girls together through voice. Repertoire includes rock, pop, blues, soul/R & B, gospel, americana, alternative and artists like Lorde, Heart, Dolly Parton, Liz Phair, Alicia Keyes, Kate Bush, Alison Krauss, Pretenders, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Nicks and more. Singing in 2-3 part harmonies with opportunities for soloing. No audition and no experience necessary. Just bring an awesome attitude and your fearless voice! PERFORMANCE date and time TBD.

For more information contact: Director Teri Untalan
ROCKER CHIXX CHOIR registration & fee
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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION:

VOICE: Working with the voice is a special and intimate experience and privilege I've long treasured. I've been teaching vocalists of many different levels for 20 years and in various styles. My main emphasis is on giving students a joyful, yet challenging experience as they expand their musical knowledge and facility of their very unique instrument. Students are given exercises they can use for a lifetime to maintain a healthy and responsive voice, while expanding their range and developing tone. Yoga based breathing and stretching warmups add to the internal focus we hope to cultivate. More advanced students can also look at improvisation, theory, songwriting, stage and mic work. Lessons are shaped towards your personal goals and needs.

VIOLA & VIOLIN: For Beginning students just picking up their instrument, Intermediate students looking to hone their technique and style or advanced students looking to delve into improvisation for the first time - all levels and ages are welcome! As a violist with jazz, rock, pop, folk, country and of course classical experience, I seek to provide students with a well rounded perspective to playing a string instrument with relaxed confidence. Emphasis is on fun and creativity!

Regular Private Lesson rates:
- $27.50 1/2 lessons (For children under 6 - 12 yrs.)
- $45 hour lessons - YOUTH & SENIOR RATE, (discount available when pre-paid for the month)
- $55 hour lessons - ADULTS (discount available when pre-paid for the month
- $65-75 for House Calls(1 Hr)/Band Coaching (1 1/2 hours)
Private Lessons: Voice, Violin, Viola


- Location: Most private lessons are taught in my North Portland Home/Studio on N. Alberta Street.
For more information contact me at instruction at teriuntalan dot com.
I look forward to working with you!

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Photography: Anthony Pidgeon
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