For today's ROCK TEACHER FEATURE, we would like to introduce Connor Soejoto, specializing in vocals, keys and piano. Connor works with our Pop Rocks & Young Rockers (6-14), Rockers (12-18), and Renegade Rockers (adult program 18+) and is available for private lessons also. He will also be teaching at our upcoming Rock Star Summer Camp in July.
From a young age, Connor has been studying music with fervor and passion. From children's choirs to after school piano lessons, music has always been a part of his life. In high school, he worked with local theatre companies and performed in numerous musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods. He also served as a rehearsal pianist for many of his shows and assisted the music directors in their teaching. Recently, Connor portrayed the role of Dr. Bartolo in Willamette University’s production of Le nozze di Figaro.
Connor loves music and loves educating young people. He believes that music education is essential to the well-rounded being, and that playing music with others fosters a meaningful sense of belonging. Further, Connor thinks all students have limitless potential and that music is for everyone. Diligence, practice, and patience are his mantra.
Connor recently graduated from Willamette University with a Bachelor's in Music Education. While at Willamette, he participated in the Willamette Chamber Choir, the Dramatic Vocal Arts (opera) program, and the Downbeat Award winning vocal jazz ensemble, the Willamette Singers. He has spent the last four years working with the choir program at South Salem High School where he privately teaches piano, musical theatre, classical voice, and jazz.