Compton is a teacher, actor, singer, dancer, musician, writer, and director originally from Baltiomore, Maryland. She has been involved in the performing arts since she was 6 years old, and began performing professionally at the age of 13. She attended a performing arts middle school for voice, a performing arts high school for acting, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy for musical theatre, and currently she takes online classes with Berklee Online for vocal performance.
She is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild. Compton has extensive music and music theory knowledge and over 10 years of vocal training. She strives to always continue learning and growing as a musician, vocalist, and performer.
I follow a humanistic teaching philosophy. Humanist educators approach learning that is led by the child and their specific needs. I believe each child needs to explore music in their own ways. Music in itself is a creative process, and there is never a formula for learning to express oneself. From my prior teaching experience, I’ve found the best way for a child to love what they are learning is through following their curiosity. Through piano and music lessons, children learn creativity and self expression, the relationship between achievement and hard-work, and gain memorization and tonal skills.
I would start a lesson with some basic ideas and topics to explore, then follow what the student shows interest in. If they enjoy a particular song, we can focus our lesson around that. If they stray from a lesson or topic, I take what they become interested in and relate it to music. I believe in praising and encouraging new ideas and musical development. Depending on age, experience, and interests, I encourage the relationship between practice and development, movement and voice, talking and music, and how play can be found in music.
My entire life has been filled with music and the arts, and I couldn’t be more grateful I was encouraged to explore music from a young age. All I hope is to help the next generation of musicians and creatives.