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Slide 24

I had the pleasure of receiving your very detailed comments on my performance, I have used many of your suggestions and tips to revise my performances and to continue growing as a musician. I wanted to express my gratitude to you, I have never received such a wonderfully detailed and helpful judges comment before. I especially love the breathing exercise you recommended to me. I would like to keep in touch with you in the future.

— Jade
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That know-how and kindness in touching every item was priceless.

I am not sure what I would’ve done if I had not come across such a thing like this. I can also at this time relish my future.

— Samuel
Slide 3

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I won’t hesitate to propose your websites to any person who should have guidance about this problem.

— Martina
Slide 4

Dear Gretchen,
Thank you so much for taking the time to help me these past few days. I really do appreciate it and it’s incredible that you’ve been so helpful to a stranger like me.

It’s rare to find people like you in real life and even harder on the internet, where you don’t know who the other person is on the other side of the screen. Even though you and I don’t personally know each other, I do feel your passion for music, singing and teaching other singers and I can tell by the amount of effort and time you’ve put into helping me.

You’re very easy to talk to and very engaged in our conversations, always looking for new ways to help and guide me in the right direction!

— Celeste
Slide 5

Hi Gretchen! I’m so excited to give you the news! I won SECOND PLACE at the Schmidt Vocal Competition today!!!

Thank you so much for your help and advice! It made all the difference!!!

— Nathan
Slide 6

With losing Mr. Meredith, I think if it hadn't been for you working with Kayla there is no way she could have been prepared or had the attention and opportunity to perform her KMEA solo. I am sure all of your students feel the same. It is rare to find someone with the patience, knowledge, talent and motivation to help develop these kids.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

— Jill
Slide 7

Sarah was thrilled to see you this week to tell you about the success of her piano lesson and the progress she had made with the theory workbook in which you have been instructing her.

You have a very special way of motivating your students which is a wonderful gift--especially when it is in regard to teenagers who often don't respond well to advice from grown-ups!
Thank you for sharing your kindness and talents.

— Beth
Slide 8

Dear Gretchen,
So very glad you loved your gift. These angels are collectibles which I personally collect and are hand carved by the artist. It's our special way of saying thank you for sharing your remarkable gift while instilling confidence, enthusiasm and hopes of future success to those you teach. See you Tuesday!

— Susan
Slide 9

I just can't tell you how happy I am to finally see Katie come around. I knew she would and breaking up with her boyfriend definitely helped! The other HUGE reason is of course BECAUSE OF YOU!!

I can see that you and Katie truly have a special bond and for that I'm so grateful. You not only encourage her but your manner of teaching TOTALLY agrees with her. You've really made an impact on her not only through her vocal production but also with her self-confidence. It always helps to hear that from someone other than your MOM!
Thanks for all you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

— Theresa
Slide 10

Hi Gretchen,
I fully intended but obviously forgot to tell you about the ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). My mistake--sorry about that.

Thanks for all your hard work with Annie. You have given her new confidence and a greater ability and reason to focus in a more concentrated way for longer times. Her music with you is definitely helping the problem--a minor miracle!
Thank you so much!

— Katherine
Slide 11

THANKS for everything this year!
Austin has improved so much with you, but I think the biggest area is self-confidence, which of course, carries over into the vocals. As you probably know, my husband still does not have a job so we feel we can't commit to anything for now, but we plan on Austin continuing with you somehow. We'll wait 'til later in the summer to try to confirm with you. He's giving up piano before voice!

— Liza
Slide 12

I am thrilled that Shelby is doing so well, she LOVES her lessons with you. She has wanted to take lessons for the longest time, but every time I checked, they said wait 'til she is older.
She really is enjoying you and her lessons.
Thank you!

— Rosie
Slide 13

As always, I thank you for the very nice things that you have to say about Ramona, both personally and in terms of her vocal development. She would undoubtedly not be where she is now in terms of her singing without all of the training that you have provided to her.
Many thanks again!

— Best regards, John
Slide 14

Thanks again for all your guidance and help. You are really good with Katie. First words out of her mouth when she got in the car were "that was fun." Music to my ears!!!! Thanks again!

— Jennie
Slide 15

I'm so proud of how my daughter has done in school this first semester, and you know I'm crazy about her. I'm thankful for what you have done with her. Her improvement in her singing really has helped her overall self image. That's a gift from God, Gretchen, and we so sincerely thank you. You're a professional but with a heart!

Thank you also for your personal concern for her and for the stewardship of her talents. God bless you in this vocation and ministry!

— Paul
Slide 16

Thanks for all you are doing to develop Jack's voice and his personal self-confidence! It's making a big positive difference in his whole life!

— Marielle
Slide 17

OMG!! It works!!!
Your knowledge is totally HUGE! I just tried a little bit in the morning with this exercise.

Immediately I can feel the more throat opened and increased power immensely!!

PS: I had such a great conversation with you yesterday. It helps a lot. Thank you again for taking your time for me!!!

— Olivia
Slide 18

Gretchen is an awesome musician and vocalist!
Her artistic stage experience, attention to detail, in-depth technical skills in music and her professional career combine to make her a teacher every parent wishes their child could have! She has created a unique way to connect with her students all across the world!

— Heather Rathnau, Founder Theory Time, Excellence in Music Education
Slide 20

Contralto Gretchen Greenfield has a huge, rich voice which manages to be both flexible and accurate as well.

— The Washington Times
Slide 21

Greenfield was the stand-out among the soloists.
Her energy and vaulting expressiveness caused a stir in the audience, many of whom were hearing this young artist for the first time. The talented Greenfield is apt to become an important solo presence in Kennedy Center oratorio performances.

— The Washington Times
Slide 22

Contralto Gretchen Greenfield was glorious–period.
One wanted to hear more. Considering the size of her voice, its richness, and the intelligence behind it, such scant exposure was felonious.

— The Courier-Journal
Slide 23

The Shostakovich was the event of the evening, and it was the emotionally charged and strikingly confident singing of the three American imports that made it so. Gretchen Greenfield applied a grand and lush contralto to the Lullaby.

— Montréal Gazette
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Contralto Gretchen Greenfield, the most impressive of the four soloists, brought poignancy and a large but well-shaped voice to bear in the “Agnus Dei” (Bach Mass in B Minor).

— Minneapolis Star Tribune


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