Springer Music Studio

Licensed K-12th Grade Music Teacher: Piano, Singing, Guitar, Ukulele, Preschool, and Musical Theater. (321) 529 – 1994
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Ms. Springer is Performing at the HENEGAR CENTER

I’m having a wonderful time in the ensemble of this quintessential October musical. Please come out and support the Henegar Center by seeing SWEENEY TODD (rated PG-13 for violence and adult humor), and check out their great programming for children such as ANNIE.

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Ms. Springer as a Music Teacher in Sebastian, FL

For the 2016-2017 school year, my husband and I relocated to east-central Florida, where I’ve accepted a post as a choral and general music teacher. The principal and VP are great! And, I’m excited to grow their program as the first full-time music teacher there EVER!! There’s so much on the agenda, including district-wide singing events, guitar club, holiday concerts, and student-directed music videos. Take a glance at the photos posted here of the next months. And for videos, please visit me on Facebook: Springer Music Studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCJH performs at Festival of Trees

This is the first time the students had ever performed off campus. Thank you to the 50-or-so parents and other family members who came out to support us at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach!! We couldn’t have done it without you!!

We sang “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (6th Grade), Medley: “One Call Away/Centuries (General Music Classes),” Duet: “Santa Tell Me (7th Grade),” Quartet: “I Won’t Give Up,” and from our Concert Choir “Adiemus,” and “Jolly Jingling Carol Medley.”

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Zombie Concert at SCJH

Every year, there is a 5K fundraiser with a theme. This year’s theme was Zombie Run. As a kickoff, we prepared a school assembly concert, which we performed in the round on the hardcourt: “Thriller” Dance, “Grinning Ghosts: Disney’s “Haunted Mansion Theme,” and “The Addams Family.” For videos, please visit Facebook: Springer Music Studio.

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SCJH attends District Honor Choir

My students and me at Indian River State College. I’m so proud of my four singers, who bravely and beautifully represented on Friday and Saturday. For videos, please visit Facebook: Springer Music Studio.

 

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“Joseph” Musical at CTT

Grades 4-8th performed in a concert version of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Ms. Springer opened the show as the narrator (as well as costumer and set designer), followed by four scenes of Israel and Egypt. For videos, please visit Facebook: Springer Music Studio.

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The Springer Music Studio Gives Back!!

This class of talented soloist musicians performed beautifully at the Palisades Hospital in May.
Focusing on classical favorites, jazz standards, and American folk staples, students wowed patients for our 4th year in a row and made a day of joyful healing through music!!

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Another terrific year at CTT

I’m so blessed to teach another year at Christ the Teacher School in Fort Lee. I’m so proud of my 5th-8th grade students who performed music from around the world; each class singing in a different language (Italian, Hebrew, Welsh, Japanese). Then combined for a 3-part harmony rendition of Dr. André Thomas’s showpiece, “I Hear America Singing.”

Next year, we’ll be expanding on CTT’s Glee Club to make an Honors Choir that meets weekly. Hopefully, we’ll perform in District Choir Competition. I simply can’t wait!

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12 Days of Christmas Pageant

Grades K-4th (narrated by 8th Grade) had a ball performing separate scenes from the 12 Days of Christmas show with contemporary arrangements of traditional Christmas songs; directed by Kristin Springer, accompanied by Lee Tomboulian, written by Anna Page and Jean Shafferman. Thank you to Hannah, our 8th grade student accompanist during the season.

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Congratulations to the Jungle Book cast!

We had an amazing time and a wonderful show at the Teaneck Library. I’m thrilled to have directed this very talented group of actors, singers, and dancers. A sold-out crowd of all ages enjoyed the Rudyard Kipling tale of Mowgli and his furry/feathered friends.

A huge THANK YOU also, to the KultureKool Center for South Asian Art & Culture, who produced the show.

 

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Music Studio Spring 2014 Performances

Interested in taking lessons? Want a preview? or to expose your child to live musical performances by children? Join us for our public performances.

2013SMSRecital_Jonathan_Performing_wKristin Spring Recital at Forte Piano in Paramus, NJ

Saturday, June 7th  |  2:45pm – 4:00pm
The students are so excited and busily preparing for their “red-carpet” performance event. The performance space is elegant, acoustically live, and roomy for extended family and friends. The piano is a brand-new concert-grande Steinway. We have a surprise Finale planned. I fully expect parents to become our very own paparazzi, as they do for every recital! RSVP: 201-255-7755

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Harborage Nursing Home

Saturday, March 29th  |  2:30pm until 4:00pm

Giving Back is a beautiful thing, especially when music is involved. Join us for a community service event and inter-generational performance.

Address: 7600 River Road, North Bergen, NJ, 07047

Phone Number: (201) 854-5000

 

 

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Singing with Bobby McFerrin

Circle Singing at the Omega institute

Singing with Bobby McFerrin

This past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to sing in a choir setting with the incomparable Bobby McFerrin for nearly a week. The format was vocal improvisation, mostly a genre called “Circle Singing.” We sang with McFerrin and his co-teachers about six hours per day in the beautiful, holistic resort, the Omega Institute, in Rhinebeck, NY.

In this genre, the leader (standing in the center) divides a ring of singers into sections (usually by voice part) and assigns a 1-2 bar phrase to be repeated indefinitely. Each vocal section is given a contrasting, yet harmonically pleasing, part which layers simultaneously with the other voice parts. Vocal percussion, sometimes known as beat-boxing, is added, and the leader improvises on top of all (with a microphone). The effect is joyous, spontaneous, and spiritual.

As a classically-trained singer and pianist, who often rehearses many hours for each performance, the practice of vocal improvisation is liberating. The goal isn’t musical perfection, or telling a story, or even entertaining a crowd. Its about transcending expectations and flowing with the music in the moment. The magic is music that is invented, manifested, performed, and witnessed by all participants at the exact same time.

There are many musicians across the world who have learned this style of “Circle Singing,” including a couple groups in NYC. Mostly, leaders create in 4:4 time in Major or Minor tonal patterns. But, McFerrin epitomizes vocal improvisation leadership, by creating in 5:4, 7:8, 9:8, and 13:8 time. He also creates in various modes. One of his co-teachers, Chistiane Karam from Lebanon, improvises vocal music on quarter tones (see video).

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Music — How we love thee

It’s Valentine’s Weekend, the time to focus on love and adoration.

In my preschool classes, the students are dancing to the Beatles’ recording of ‘Til There Was You from The Music Man (with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson). We are singing The More We Get Together and playing a matching (find your partner) game with the letters of the musical alphabet (A-G).

With President’s Day around the corner, and inspired by George M. Cohan, I’ve prepared a tribute to Vaudeville. We start with the book The Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman with illustrations by Stephen Gammell. Following the book, there will come a hat dance (read paper plates) with music, Hello My Baby, made legend by Warner Brother’s Michigan J. Frog. Sesame Street has released a brilliantly accessible take-off on Vaudeville, A Very Easy Dance to Do.

To all children, students of music, and teachers,
Happy February and Keep on Singing!

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