Altadena Academy of Music
Music School for Kids & Adults in the
Pasadena Area

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Olivia G.

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele

Olivia G.Born in the Bay Area of California and raised in Southern Oregon, Olivia is a classically-trained vocalist, guitarist and singer-songwriter. She began studying piano and voice at seven years old and began playing the guitar at nine. She went on to graduate from Bennington College in 2015 with a BA in music composition and performance after spending her first two years at New York University where she founded the folk-trio, Little Sur, whose music has been featured on the TV show How I Met Your Mother and in the CNN documentary Documented. She’s performed in countless ensembles of all different styles, including folk, jazz, rock, musical theater, classical and avant-garde.

Olivia has taught private voice, piano and guitar lessons as well as assistant directed an elementary school choir. As a teacher, Olivia draws on her diverse musical background to engage her students’ musical interests, encouraging confidence and helping them enjoy the process of discovering and working towards their individual goals. She encourages creativity and exploration through improvisation and supports students in developing their ears and musicality. Appreciating that every student learns differently and has different goals for their study of music, Olivia approaches every lesson with openness, patience and curiosity.
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