Jam ingredients: Piano, Voice
Jam locale: In-home lessons in Wellesley and surrounding areas
What’s her jam? Musical theater
Degrees of jamification: Holly was just a first grader when she started learning piano and later became actively involved in school musical and theatrical groups. She double majored in Music and Education at Smith College.
Sweetest jams: Holly is the Music Director of the Weston Friendly Society, where she has conducted for shows such as "Sweet Charity" and "Annie,” among others. She also directs, music directs, accompanies and conducts for community and summer theaters, and substitutes as a soloist or section leader for church choirs and other productions.
How Holly jams with you: With 25 years of experience as classroom music and drama teacher and more than 20 years as a private instructor, Holly knows a thing or three about kids and music. “Learning music and making music requires hard work and focus but it should be fun!” she says. Holly challenges her students to take risks and encourages them in their successes. She uses a variety of skill-appropriate music arrangements and genres to bring out the best in her students.