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Yvonne Ivy Blair


Yvonne Ivy Blair

RCM Certified
I am the founder and joint owner of Blair Academy for the Arts . We enjoy the teaching of over 300 lessons in Voice , Piano, Violin, Cello, and Guitar. I myself have degree in Vocal Performance , minor in piano , music theory , with an emphasis on Creative Childhood Development. I have been teaching piano and voice privately for over 40 years and have experience in a school and college setting of teaching. I have Teaching Certifications with the Royal Conservatory in Voice, Piano, and Theory, having taken students through the assessment program for over 8 years through levels Prep through 10 in piano , levels 8 in Voice , and Full teacher certification in theory , piano , and voice with RCM as well. I extensively use the RCM program as my main foundation for teaching. We have incorporated group programs for "Mini-Musicians" (ages 2-5) and a Musical Theater Workshop in which we teach the elements of musical technique and performance. I developement the curriculum for all of our group programs, camps, and supervise our private study with all of our teachers. I have also taught distance classes in Voice and Piano for 5 + years in various states in the US. I am a member of MTNA, AMTA, NFMC, ACMA, participate in area competitions and festivals as well as cooperate with area colleges in combining programs, asssisting , and advising on ideas , courses, and projects. I have studied CCM at Shenandoah University and been under a certification program with Barbara Lister-Sink for Preventative Keyboard Injury and dealing handicapps for pianisists. I love what I do and thoroughly enjoy the private sector of teaching and welcome distance students to my studio.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Rudiments
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Teacher's studio

Specialist designation

  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate
  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate
  • Voice - Elementary
  • Voice - Intermediate


  • 2005 - Bachelors of Arts - East Tennessee University

Professional development

  • CCM (Commercial Contemporary Music) - Shenandoah College, VA - Techinique by Jeanie LeVotre of the crossing over into contemporary music. Pedagogy, ideology, history. Techniques specific to Musical Theater development, jazz; specifics in terminology and training in belting, head and chest mixes . - 2015
  • Preventative Keyboard Injury - Working with Barbara Lister Sink at Salem College in NC an course in techinique for prevention and rehabilitation of keyboard in jury. Also included training in the Alexander Techinque method - 2013

School Associations

  • Music Teachers National Association - National
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified