It all started when Nettie, Jeannette Rivera, sang the music from The Little Mermaid with perfect tonal recall at the age of 3. Destiny had a plan to grant her with a great love of music. She was the kind of kid who took summer school classes to get ahead and fill more slots with music. She has sung in SCVA choirs, multiple chamber singer choirs, and even sang in a choir under the direction of Carl St. Clair. Nettie has been playing the piano since age 9 and is an accomplished accompanist. She has played piano for many music theater performances as well as in other venues.
Nettie came to Portland for the music therapy program at Marylhurst University one year before they closed their doors, but hasn't given up hope that this is the right path for her. Nettie has completed her AA degree at Orange Coast College in Music and is in the process of getting her Music Education degree from Portland State.
Nettie focuses her teaching style around the student and adapts to their needs. There can never be too much fun in lessons!
Nettie is available for piano and voice lessons, her availability include weekends.