About Polyglot Music

Kimberly Poli, the sole proprietor of Polyglot Music, is a classically trained and certified music teacher who has been teaching private lessons full-time in the Los Angeles area since 2012. She offers studio lessons in Granada Hills, and travels between Granada Hills and Hollywood to offer in-home lessons in piano and voice to all ages....read more about Kimberly

The name "Polyglot Music" is a reference both to the idea of music as a second language, and to the mockingbird, or "Mimus polyglottos", who can be seen year-round in Southern California, showing off his vast repertoire of song. While I know there must be a less-than-romantic biological reason for these concerts, I can't help but be thrilled by the joyous, un-self-conscious pride this lifelong learner seems to display while claiming all of the music of his environment for his own....read more about the Polyglot Mission

Kimberly Poli, the sole proprietor of Polyglot Music, is a classically trained and certified music teacher who has been teaching private lessons full-time in the Los Angeles area since 2012. With a B.S. in Music Education, and an M.M. in Voice Performance, her diverse teaching background includes 5 years as a classroom teacher in Pennsylvania public schools, 7 years as a youth choir director, and 15 months as an overseas volunteer in Nigeria. Kimberly also serves as an alto soloist, section leader and assistant director for the Calvary Presbyterian Chancel Choir, and South Pasadena Community Choir. See video

 

In addition to being a dedicated music educator, Kimberly has been performing professionally as a singer and entertainer since she was 16 years old. As a child, she recorded vocals in Nashville for a family folk album, and was an active soloist in her community; appearing on the local telethon and radio station, and singing for church services, weddings and school programs. In High School she placed first chair at District and Regional MENC choral competitions and was honored to participate in  the All-Eastern Choral Festival in Boston, MA. Also during her High School years, she started her first job as an entertainer aboard the Proud Mary at Lake Raystown Resort in Pennsylvania, and performed her first operatic role as Hansel in a local production of Hansel and Gretel. 

 

Since then Kim has performed principal roles with Harrisburg Opera Association, Lancaster Opera, Capitol Opera Harrisburg, Loudoun Lyric Opera, Civic Theater of Indianapolis, Shenandoah Conservatory Opera, Sierra Madre Playhouse and Center Stage Opera in Los Angeles; and has had long-term professional engagements with the Indianapolis Opera Chorus, Indianapolis Opera Ensemble, The Tim Brickley Jazz Quintet, the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington D.C., and the Charles Dickens Carolers. She has appeared as a guest artist with organizations like Hershey Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Symphony Orchestra, The Susquehanna Chorale and Messiah Choral Arts Society; and was featured on a nationally televised Christmas Eve Program on CBS. Recently she has appeared in Los Angeles venues like Catalina Jazz Club and the Mark Taper Auditorium with husband, Brazilian guitarist and composer, Matheus Poli, performing Bossa Nova and other world music.

 
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About Kimberly

 

The Polyglot Mission

 

The name "Polyglot Music" is a reference both to the idea of music as a second language, and to the mockingbird, or "Mimus polyglottos", who can be seen year-round in Southern California, showing off his vast repertoire of song. While I know there must be a less-than-romantic biological reason for these concerts, I can't help but be thrilled by the joyous, un-self-conscious pride this lifelong learner seems to display while claiming all of the music of his environment for his own. This sentiment touches on one of my primary motivations as a music teacher: to help my students, at any age, feel an ownership of the powerful part of our environment we call music; and to never feel excluded from this essential part of humanity because of a lack of literacy or self-confidence. My goal is not simply to teach my students how to play or sing songs, but to teach the language of music so that my students have the tools to guide their own lifelong learning.

818-457-7664  |  kim@polyglotmusic.com