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Choir, Clarinet, Crocheting, Flute, Harp, Knitting, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Reading, Saxophone, Sewing, Singing, Vocal Training
My journey in music began when I was around 5 years old and first heard the children's choir sing in church. My mother used to tell me that I would beg her to let me sing in the choir but she would always have to tell me I wasn't old enough. As soon as I was old enough, she enrolled me in church choir and I've been in it ever since.
I have performed with the Rochester symphony orchestra and chorale, Rochester community band, Rochester civic music, church choirs and orchestras, Lake of the Isles community band, and performed Handel's Messiah at Carnegie hall in New York City. I've done some acting and singing in musicals as well.
As I got older, I discovered playing the clarinet was fun but never gave up singing. I just did them both. After becoming proficient on clarinet, I explored flute, oboe, saxophone, piano and lastly, the celtic harp.
My philosophy on teaching is "you are never too old to experience the joy of making music on whatever instrument you choose and I will strive to help you discover your hidden musical talents".
During my 20+ years of teaching, I've had many students perform with local youth orchestras, receive superior ratings in high school music competitions, win concerto competitions, be excepted to perform with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra in their playing with the pros program and go on to college to major or minor in music.
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Music should be fun and not a chore so I like to really get to know my students and structure their lessons in a way so the student has fun but also feels like they have learned something new or plays or sings something better than they did when they arrived.
I expect a student to schedule time in his/her week to practice since my most successful students excel in their school bands and go on to perform with local youth orchestras and other ensembles. I will remind students that they will get back what they put into it.
Listed below is my expertise level on the instruments I feel comfortable teaching.
Flute: beginner to advanced (all ages)
Clarinet: beginner to advanced (all ages)
Oboe: beginner to intermediate (all ages)
Saxophone: beginner to advanced (all ages)
Piano: beginner only (children)
Singing: beginner to advanced (all ages)
Celtic harp: beginner to intermediate (all ages)
Music theory: beginner to advanced (all ages)
Reading: beginner to advanced (all ages)
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have music, piano, CD player, musical instruments and a music stand available at the studio.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I travel with my instruments and some music but not all. If there is a piece of music at my studio which the student is interested in looking at, I will make arrangements to bring it with me to your next lesson.
Students at home should have an instrument, a good music stand and a quiet area set aside for the lesson. Pets should be kept in an area other than where the lesson will be taught.
*** Specialties ***
Broadway, showtunes, classical, popular, jazz, religious styles
*****Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting*******
I have been sewing, crocheting, knitting and crafting for over 50 years and currently teach sewing classes to 3rd to 6th grade students each summer. Over the past few summers, I've collected over 100 fair ribbons for my sewing, knitting and crocheted creations including four best in show and 3 champion ribbons and 3 plaques. I can teach you to make awesome clothing or accessories for yourself, friends or family members, sewn items for your home, crocheted or knitted blankets, toys, scarves, sweaters, shawls, etc. Children as young as 7 and as old as 99 can be taught to use a sewing machine, knitting needles and crochet hooks.
****Studio and travel equipment*****
includes sewing machine, sewing essentials, knitting needles, crochet hooks, patterns and other essential items needed for sewing, knitting and crocheting.
Acting, AP English Literature, Broadway Singing, Choir, Ear Training, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Grammar, Knitting, Literature, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Public Speaking, Sewing, Singing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Writing
I am an opera singer living in NYC; I have a BA in Opera and English and have been studying singing an opera for over 12 years. I can help you find your true voice through a combination of vocal exercises and other exercises as well as songs and aria.
As a tutor of English, Literature, and History I can help increase your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter through different approaches. I am also able to tutor German and Italian language.
Lessons will cover the basics of developing a good technique or foundational knowledge, no matter what your subject as well as including projects that make the lessons interesting for you or your child.
Taking lessons with me will give you a great foundation to build your talents on as well as a passionate advocate for your talent and intelligence.
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We'll discuss your goals and dreams in your first lesson, but no matter what you want to do my goal is to improve your singing or your knowledge and make you the best you can be.
For voice lessons, you will need a keyboard or piano in your location.
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*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Specialties ***
Vocal technique, projection, speaking voice, public speaking, confidence building & range development
Accounting, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Alternative Medicine, AP Biology, Arithmetic, Astrology, Astronomy, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Biology, Ceramics, Contemporary Dance, Crocheting, Dance, Elementary Math, Embroidery, Energy and Earth Sciences, Facial Exercise, Fashion Design, Fashion Stylist, Flexibility Training, Gardening, Hair Braiding, Hair Coloring, Hair Cutting, Hair Styling, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Knitting, Makeup, Math, Meditation, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Modern Dance, Needlework, Origami, Pre Algebra, QuickBooks, Reading, Sewing, Statistics, Swing Dance, Trigonometry, Weaving, Web Analytics
I have been a tutor for years, and have been noted/featured in at least two national publications.
I am the owner of WolfChild Designs and am looking to give back and introduce the skill of sewing to others. I have 15 years of sewing experience with all kinds of fabrics and project skill levels.
Fashion Design, Sewing
I have been sewing since childhood and designing fashion and costumes (professionally) since my teens! I am an experienced, educated instructor who loves to share my knowledge with ALL ages and ALL skill levels! If you want to learn to create ANYTHING (to wear, to hang, to sit on...) with fabric - I can show you how! See a photo of a garment and want to learn how to make it - no problem! Have a favorite garment and want to learn to copy it - no problem! See a beautiful set of curtains/cushions/bed cover/etc. online and want to re-create them - no problem! If you can show me a picture of it, I can teach you how to create it, step by step, from resources for buying fabric to making a pattern to obtaining the best fit/look possible - it is all within your grasp! And it's fun!
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."