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Rebecca has been playing the piano by ear since the age of 7, and at 9 years old she began taking piano lessons, learning to read music through the classical literature of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart, among others. Receiving superior ratings in piano competitions took her to Belmont in Nashville, TN to perform in recitals at an early age. Years later, as Rebecca’s singing career blossomed, she was never without her muse- the piano. Returning to school to obtain her Master’s Degree in Music from Georgia State University, she rediscovered the lush chords and fascinating rhythms that comprise jazz.

A native Tennessean and Rhodes College graduate, Rebecca has over 20 years of experience, including three CD's to her credit, a vocal jazz arrangement on the Sony/BMG record label, and a combined performance, recording, and touring resume spanning the U.S., England, Scotland, Wales, France, and Japan. She has opened for Mel Torme, worked with Mac Frampton and the Hollywood Hills Orchestra, the Atlanta Pops, and co-founded the acclaimed vocal jazz quartet, South City Voices. Rebecca has also appeared as a performing artist/lecturer with nationally renowned author Dr. Philip Furia at MTSU for a tribute to songwriter Johnny Mercer. She teamed once again with the South City Voices for the second album of pop recording artist Brent Cash on the German record label, Marina Records, released in 2011. On the writing side, her musical composition setting to “The Mirror Poems” won national recognition in the 2012 NATS Art Song Composition Competition.

In 2001, this award-winning singer/songwriter released her debut album of original music “To A Warmer Heart”, which features Rebecca’s piano skills as well as that of other outstanding musicians. She has written piano songs appropriate for students from late beginner to early intermediate, which will be available for purchase on the new website soon! Rebecca enjoys mentoring, producing, and accompanying her students both in the studio and in live performance. She has experience working regionally and internationally as a solo act/self-accompanist, and has arranged for big band and small orchestra.

Rebecca is proud of her private music students, many of whom have won scholarship and leading roles in musical productions, exceled in competitions and festivals, produced their own albums, advanced to perform professionally, become piano teachers, received local and national recognition in Billboard magazine, Time Warner New Artist of the Year, and appeared on the NBC hit TV series “The Voice”.

Versatile as both performer and teacher, Rebecca maintained a private teaching studio serving the north Atlanta community and sang on the Atlanta jazz scene and in the southeast for almost two decades. In the fall of 2013 she joined the Lamar Music Faculty in Beaumont, Texas as a full-time Instructor of Music- Voice, and Director of Vocal Jazz Ensembles, where she continued performing and developed the Cardinal Jazz Singers, master classes, and applied instruction in contemporary singing and vocal jazz while also teaching theory and piano. Recent performances have included the American Cancer Society Walk, Lamar University’s Cardinal Calvalcade Concert, House Concert for Lamar University’s French Circle, and Featured Vocalist with the Robert Ceballos Trio at Eddie V’s Jazz Lounge in Houston. Among other organizations, Rebecca is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and the Jazz Education Network (JEN). Currently she resides in Texas and is working on a new recording project.

Rebecca customizes her lessons for the needs and pace of each individual student, and teaches:

  •  Ages 6 years and up- children, teens and adults
  • All levels, beginner to professional
  • All styles, including classical, jazz, blues, and contemporary (rock, pop, country, etc.)

With Rebecca you can learn:

  • Basic piano technique
  • Music theory
  • Song writing and arranging
  • Jazz theory
  • To gain confidence
  • How to be a better performer and player
  • Fun songs we pick out together
  • How to read music
  • How to play by ear
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

COMING SOON: Original Piano Music For Purchase and Online Piano Instruction

Website: www.rebeccawindham.com

Liz Kennedy, Editor, Cumming Patch, Atlanta, GA

“Rebecca is a consummate professional and an excellent performer.”
Robert Ceballos, The Robert Ceballos Group, Houston, TX

“Thanks to Rebecca Windham for her beautiful concert….”

 
Studio Location
Houston, Texas
Beaumont, Texas
SE Texas area

Online lessons: everywhere in the United States, worldwide (new)
 
Phone
(678) 591-4488
 
 
Website
www.rebeccawindham.com