Charles Dolph is a Pianist, Vocalist and educator from Minneapolis. When Charles graduated from Oberlin College, where he studied jazz singing, he decided to move to Washington, DC and begin teaching private lessons and performing professionally. After three years Charles accepted a full-time position as a public school music teacher. He held that job until relocating to Los Angeles, all the while continuing to perform regularly.
Charles has performed extensively in venues ranging from jazz clubs to the Sydney Opera House. He has a deep knowledge of music theory and technique, which allows him to develop his own teaching materials to meet the specific needs of his students. Charles hopes that his students have as much fun learning music as he does teaching.
“I think learning music is one of the best things a person can choose to do. It’s collaborative, it’s creative, and it’s rewarding when you see yourself getting better. Learning music taught me that I have the ability to get better at anything by practicing. I’ve applied the same method of improvement through practicing to so many facets of my life, from academics, to athletics, to everyday things like remembering people’s names. I learned how to play piano and sing, but I also learned a framework for approaching all manner of challenges and obstacles that may arise.”