Shelly Gillett-Behrens

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  • G.B. Music Studio of Linden offers private music lessons in voice (contemporary and classical styles) and beginning guitar, drum, flute, keyboard and more in the Linden, Fenton, Holly, Swartz Creek, Byron, Gaines and Hartland areas of mid-Michigan. The goal of owner Shelly Gillett-Behrens (Mrs. G.B.) is to provide an affordable way to increase a student's confidence and musical ability so they may enjoy music-making now and for a lifetime. Students learn proper technique, beginning music theory, interpretation, and performance skills in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Two recitals are offered each year in addition to preparing students for local talent contests and private performances. Fostering good musicianship provides students with many benefits, including self-discipline, coordinated motor skills, increased self-confidence, better grades in school, and better hearing through sound discrimination. Contact Mrs. G.B. to set up an obligation-free appointment. We are ready to get started when you are!

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    Shelly Gillett-Behrens is owner and voice teacher at G.B. Music Studio of Linden. She completed training in all three levels of Somatic Voicework - The LoVetri Method(TM) from Shenandoah Conservatory, and utilizes it’s practice for her students in both contemporary commercial music and classical music styles. She recently sang with several voice faculty in Flint Institute of Music’s production of “Gianni Schicchi”, and was the featured soprano soloist for Grand Blanc Arts Council’s Community “Messiah” in 2014 singing 5 selections. Shelly was also a soloist for the Saint-Saens “Christmas Oratorio” at Court Street United Methodist Church of Flint, Michigan Opera Theatre’s Community Programs Players, and for several area churches and choral groups. She was a member of the MOT chorus for productions of “La Boheme” and “Carmen”, as well as the Inaugural Gala of the New Detroit Opera House featuring Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, and Maestro Steven Mercurio. She also served as Assistant Director of Marketing for the opera company. Shelly appeared as soprano lead in Gilbert & Sullivan productions at Michigan State University and Virginia Tech. As musical director, she’s worked with Linden High School, Fenton Village Players, Lake Fenton High School, and Kidz Theatre Kompany. Shelly currently studies voice with Nada Radakovich (Flint Institute of Music), and previously with Jeanette Dagger (University of Windsor), Meredith Zara (MSU), David Itkin (Virginia Tech), and Laurie Frick (Birmingham Public Schools). She is a licensed Kindermusik educator and teaches classes in Fenton. Shelly is married to her lifelong love and they have two musical children.