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Private Lessons

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Brenda works via Zoom with students all over the world in piano, voice, improvisation skills, songwriting or career development. Whether you are getting your voice in shape for a recording session, digging into some piano skills, learning jazz, or seeking insight into your next career move, our time together will be a boutique experience and you will finish with a clear picture of what to work on.

Private Lesson Testimonials

“Without her knowledge, guidance, and encouragement, I may never have realized my dream of playing jazz piano for an audience! I am very grateful to work with such a wonderful musician and teacher.”

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Dr. Melissa Forbes, Singer/Professor at University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia

"I absolutely loved how she integrates vocal science into her coaching. I not only was gaining confidence in myself but a true understanding of how my voice works.”

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Derick McKoy, Founder and Artistic Director, McKoy Dance Project, New York City

"One of Brenda’s many strengths as a teacher is that she is well versed in many genres and she gave me a clear, easy to follow structure for developing my improvisational skills. Brenda is warm, encouraging and helped me overcome my fears and mental blocks during the process."

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Cindy Hospedales, R&B/Jazz Vocalist/Songwriter, Classical Pianist, Piano and Voice teacher, Brooklyn, NY

Group Events

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Whether it’s a workshop or masterclass for a college, adjudicating a festival, or giving a talk on pedagogy or career development, Brenda would love to come to your institution.

Brenda is an upbeat and energetic guest artist, who can provide guidance and inspiration to groups of any age or experience level. A natural people-person, Brenda is a confident and humorous and prone to sharing extensive wisdom from her broad musical expertise.

Brenda with a classroom full of students at the piano, all laughing and smiling

Brenda is available for:

  • Adjudication - Vocal ensembles, jazz ensembles, or soloists
  • Workshops and Masterclasses – Choose a topic and Brenda will provide an interactive experience that your group will remember
  • Speaking Engagements – Pick a topic like performance, pedagogy, or career development and Brenda will give an engaging and inspiring talk

View a selected list of Brenda's past talks, clinics, and workshops.

Group Event Testimonials

"Whether serving as a guest conductor or clinician covering any number of important and under-addressed topics, Brenda never fails to impress. They don't come any better than Brenda Earle Stokes."

Dan Bilawsky

Dan Bilawsky, Suffolk County Music Educators' Association (SCMEA), Day of Jazz and All-County Jazz Co-Coordinator

"Your positive and forthcoming attitude resonated with the students; I heard lots of great comments from everyone.

Chase Sanborn

Chase Sanborn, University of Toronto, Canada

"Her presentations were inspirational and engaging and our members were thrilled to leave with information that they could apply in their own classrooms and rehearsals immediately."

Jeffrey Haas

Jeffrey G. Haas, Vice President, Conference Chair for the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education

The Membership

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The Versatile Musician is an all-in-one membership that combines video lessons, print materials and live support to help you level up your skills and thrive as a musician and music teacher.

I have taken my bestselling courses, combined them with live support and made them all available for one low monthly fee.  The membership is packed with meticulously created course material that has been developed over a lifetime of performing and teaching, which I have assembled to help musicians like you thrive in today’s competitive market.

The membership includes:

  • 25+ hours of video lessons
  • 400+ pages of print material
  • Practice checklists and guides to help you
  • Practical and inspirational videos to help motivate you
  • Live support in a private forum and monthly Zoom calls
  • The chance to shape future content to suit your needs

Membership Testimonials

"I think I'm genuinely obsessed with this course! No joke!
Thanks so much for making it. I can't tell you much it is doing for my
musicianship and confidence!"

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Mel Lathouras, Jazz Vocalist and Voice Teacher, Brisbane, Australia

"They are absolutely fabulous courses.....it is so great that I can watch and re-watch the videos over and over. I have learned so much and my skill level is increasing in leaps and bounds."

Robin Streiner

Robin Streiner, Singer and Teacher, Australia

"I cannot thank you enough for the effects I am experiencing with your Solfege Crash Courses. One of my students had such intonation issues and we have worked through your solfege major course and it did wonders for her."

Maike Andreo

Maiko Andreo, Singer/Voice Teacher, Berlin, Germany

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