Stephanie Kitson

"Majoring in music education, I took a jazz improvisation class for instrumentalists in my senior year and it changed my outlook on music. I fell in love with jazz. It's a style with feel, and questions boundaries. I dropped everything right after graduating and began pursuing it. Through many months of self education, I explored the minds of more experienced musicians, sat in on jazz jams and other styles of performances. Today I am a professional vocalist, pianist and bass player in Portland, OR, teaching private piano and voice lessons to upwards of 30 students at Hoffman Academy. There's no end to where I can take my music, and I like it that way." -Stephanie Kitson