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Reading Music & Rhythm
Our Homeschool “Prima Voce” choir director is Jean Reynolds McEntire, who has taught private piano lessons since she was 16 years old. After getting her B.S. in Music Education degree, she taught public school music classes (K-12) in Texas, Kentucky, and in two cities in Paraguay. In addition, she continued to teach private piano lessons. As a career missionary in Paraguay for 20 years, she taught piano and voice lessons in her home, in the Ateneo Paraguayo, and in the Seminario Bautista. She organized and directed music camps, choirs (both adult and youth), and handbell choirs.
Upon returning to Virginia in 1991 she enrolled in the graduate music program at VCU where she earned her Master of Music degree with a thesis on training the child’s voice. She has taught piano, voice, Music for Young Children™, Kindermusik™, Music Fun for Fantastic Kids, and children’s choirs primarily at The Talent Developing Studio, which she owned and directed from 1993-2018. She has a passion for helping others reach their greatest potential as they develop their talents and share them with others.
Our Homeschool “Crescente” choir director is Alicia Thompson, a Voice and Piano instructor who recently moved to Richmond from Atlanta, GA, where she taught at two of the most prestigious music schools for over four years. While in Atlanta, Alicia earned her Masters of Music degree in Voice Performance from Georgia State University. Prior to moving to Atlanta she received her Bachelors of Music from Valdosta State University. While attending college, Alicia earned many scholarships and a Graduate Assistantship. She has performed throughout Georgia as a soloist and has played numerous roles. Alicia is classically trained and teaches all genres, which include opera, musical theatre, jazz, R&B, country and popular music. Alicia loves to teach and was recently awarded Teacher of the Month at Metro Music Makers before she relocated to Richmond. Mrs. Thompson’s goal as a music teacher is to motivate and inspire students to become the best musicians they can be by creating a unique sound, proper technique, a strong work ethic, and a love and appreciation for music that will last their entire lives.