Accompanying and coaching for auditions
I love working with students as a piano accompanist. When I work with an instrumental or vocal student, it is a chance for us to work together intensively on individual pieces. In fact, I try to work in consultation with the student’s regular teacher. We reinforce what the regular teacher is working on and add to it. In addition, we go over practice strategies for keeping pieces fresh. Keeping pieces fresh through competition season, or in the long run-up to a recital, is part of the work we do together.
Please speak to me about piano accompanying for competitions, select ensemble auditions and college entrance auditions. I also provide recital accompanying for individual musicians and teacher studios. Please use the contact form to reach me.
“Helen is exactly the kind of pianist you would want to rehearse and perform with. She radiates calmness when you feel anxious and energy when you need a pick-me-up. I was fortunate to work with Helen during my formative years as a flutist, and her supportive playing truly helped me build my confidence on stage.”
“You are by far our most favorite pianist in my studio in 20 years! … the students didn’t want to ask anyone else.”
Piano accompaniment experience in New Jersey includes: Harmonium Choral Society, Light Opera of New Jersey, Raritan Valley Choral Society, Drew University Chorus and Chorale, many school groups.
Harmonium Choral Society: www.harmonium.org
Light Opera of New Jersey: https://lightoperaofnewjersey.org/
Raritan Valley Choral Society: https://www.raritanvalleychorus.org/
Drew University Choral ensembles: https://www.drew.edu/music-department/about-us/performing-ensembles/
Church Piano and Organ Substitution
I have experience playing for services of the Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Korean, and other faith traditions.
Northfield Community Church: https://www.northfielducc.org/
Grace Church Madison NJ: https://www.gracemadison.org/
Christ Church Summit NJ: https://www.christchurchsummit.org/