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Adrianne Duncan Los Angeles, California
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Name:   Adrianne Duncan
Phone:   (323) 251-0748
Email:   adrianneduncan@hotmail.com
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Location: Los Angeles, California (Hollywood Hills area)

"Her poised and poetic delivery of the cadenza confirmed that a substantial talent has begun to blossom." -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ADRIANNE DUNCAN is a professional pianist, instructor and singer living in Los Angeles. She began playing the piano at the age of eight and singing soon thereafter. The daughter of renowned classical guitarist Charles Duncan (whose book series The Art of Classical Guitar Playing is used in university guitar programs worldwide), Adrianne is the winner of numerous national and regional piano competitions. She has performed in multiple capacities: as a solo artist, as a duo, with chamber groups and with symphony orchestras. She attended Northwestern University on a music scholarship; her piano playing has been heard on NPR radio stations and the soundtracks to feature films. In addition to her teaching, she is in demand as a session player and singer, performs in Los Angeles at such venues as The Mint and The Money Tree, and currently plays keyboards and sings with the jazz collective LA Jazz Underground, whose music can be heard online at www.lajazzunderground.com

All ages and levels are taught, from beginning to advanced. Adrianne believes that the best teachers train students to teach themselves, and this philosophy is reflected in her lessons. Her students learn practice techniques and theoretical knowledge that develops their ability to progress on their own. Topics covered are technique, repertoire (from classical to pop, jazz and blues), notation, chord and note reading, practice habits, theory (both classical and jazz), memorization techniques and interpretation. Lessons are tailored to the needs, interests and background of each individual student.

Adrianne teaches primarily out of her home in the Hollywood/Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles. Lessons can be taught at students' homes for an additional travel fee. Current lesson rates are $35 per half hour, $55 per hour and $70 for an hour and a half.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (bachelor's degree in music and theatre)

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS

Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC Southeastern Music Center, LaGrange, GA

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS

National Merit Scholar, Northwestern University Music and Academic Scholarship Recipient, Northwestern University Scholarship Recipient, Tanglewood, Brevard and Southeastern Music Centers Winner, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner (multiple years), Atlanta Music Teachers' Association competition Winner (multiple years), Georgia Music Teachers' Association competition Finalist (multiple years), National Music Teachers' Association competition Pianist, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

CONCERTS

Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA (Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, No. 1) Emory University, Atlanta, GA University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL The Cloister Hotel, Sea Island, GA Multiple student and university recitals Chamber music performances, Tanglewood and Brevard Music centers

TEACHERS

John Perry Nelita True John Novello David Kaiserman Betty Nolting

MASTER CLASSES

Emanuel Ax Yo-Yo Ma Leon Fleisher Andre Watts Ruth Laredo Murray Perahia

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

MTAC (Music Teachers' Association of California) AFM (American Federation of Musicians) IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) SAG (Screen Actors Guild)

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