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Popular Broadway Singing Teachers Near Defiance

Kayla T.

Saint Louis, MO
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Angela H.

Hazelwood, MO
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David W.

Saint Louis, MO
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Kayla T. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, English, Grammar, Guitar, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I'm Kayla Lynn and I want to help you reach your goals! I enjoy teaching and helping others. I have fourteen years of experience of performing and private lessons. Through my hard-work, integrity and love for people, I am able to make a difference in my community.

My musical experiences: Before I played guitar, I played the cello and bass guitar. I started playing cello in fourth grade and a few years ago, I picked up bass guitar and then guitar. I have been in two bands; one rock/american, the other, jazz/blues. With students, I will focus on chord structures, music theory, pitch/rhythm accuracy, finger-picking & performance.

I began playing piano at the age of nine and continued to play (voice students are often times required to play piano). I now play almost everyday. I have several method books and sheet music to choose from. Students will focus on music theory, scales/chords/cadences, proper technique, and pitch/rhythm accuracy.

My vocal experience: I have studied with private voice instruction since the age of nine (classical and jazz mostly). I participated in my middle and high school choirs (concert and chamber choirs) along with a church chamber choir named 'Voce Dei'. In high school I competed in the 2007-2010 MSHSAA solo and ensemble regional and state competitions, receiving all one ratings.

*** Lesson Details ***
Learning is personal and I want the experiences my students have to be informative, engaging and interesting to them.

General things I focus on in every lesson:
1. Getting to know my student's on a personal level (their particular interests and background)
2. Setting tangible goals based on current abilities and experiences for students (music/voice students will focus on music theory, rhythm/pitch proficiency, proper technique, and performance).
3. My personal experience; including my background and how this experience applies to a particular circumstance in a lesson.
4. Developing the student's skill set to reach these goals; by staying persistent, enthusiastic and having a genuine interest in my student's goals.

I have experience working with special needs (such as Asperger's and cerebral palsy) and I also speak basic Spanish.

~I can provide the tools you will need to gain more confidence and accuracy by helping you build a skill set. I want all of my students to be able to properly apply the skills and exercises to 'real life'. More specific lesson plans are available upon request (tailored to each student's particular area of interest)!

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Voice instruction: I have a Yamaha keyboard that I can provide at voice lessons, along with a metronome and musical literature. I can also provide karaoke and accompaniment music.
-Guitar instruction: I have an electric guitar & bass available; although it is preferred that students have their own instrument. I also have backing tracks and a metronome available.
-Piano instruction: I have a Yamaha keyboard, both available for lessons in studio. There are upright pianos available for use at the community college, also; I also have method books, backing tracks, sheet music and a metronome.
-Tutoring services: I use the KAPLAN test prep guide along with material on English grammar/spelling and math (Word Power Made Easy & Cambridge books)

*** Travel Equipment ***
-Voice instruction: I have a Yamaha keyboard that I can provide at voice lessons, along with a metronome and musical literature.
I can also provide karaoke and accompaniment music.
-Guitar instruction: I have an electric guitar & bass available; although it is preferred that students have their own instrument. I also have backing tracks and a metronome available.
-Piano instruction: I have a portable Yamaha keyboard available for travel as well as method books, sheet music, backing tracks and a metronome; although it is always a plus when a student has their own keyboard/piano at home.
-Tutoring services: I use the KAPLAN test prep guide along with material on English grammar/spelling and math (Word Power Made Easy & Cambridge books)

*** Specialties ***
Tutoring services: I offer ACT, basic math, elementary math and pre-algebra tutoring; as well as English (grammar and spelling).

Piano instruction: I offer piano instruction in the styles of classical, jazz, and blues/swing. Students will focus on proper technique, music theory, scales/chords/cadences, and pitch/rhythm accuracy.

Guitar instruction: I offer lessons in the styles of blues, country & rock. Students will focus on proper technique, chord structures, strumming, music theory, pitch/rhythm accuracy & finger-picking.

Voice instruction: Offered in the styles of classical, gospel, jazz, blues, country, and rock. Classical and jazz standards are offered in the languages of English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.

I have experience working with special needs children, and I speak basic Spanish.

Angela H. Hazelwood, MO

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Country Singing, Ear Training, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and theory lessons. I love teaching, and have taught many ages (4 to 92) and ability levels (novice to advanced). I am a dependable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teacher. I offer lessons for 30, 45, or 60-minute weekly sessions in my music studio. I do not offer bi-weekly lessons or lessons in the student's home.

I started playing piano at age seven when my mother enrolled me in lessons. I have been playing ever since, and I absolutely love it. I began teaching private piano lessons in 2004, and have taught many thousands of lessons since that time. I have experience accompanying choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists, as well as playing as a soloist in various piano competitions and recitals. I recently began taking lessons in jazz piano, a genre I never learned much about. I believe it is never too late to learn something new, and I am excited to start this new chapter of my musical life and to use this new knowledge to enhance my own teaching.

My love of singing began in my freshman year of high school, when I joined the choir. It was a life-changing experience, and inspired me to make music my career. I immediately began taking private voice lessons, and became a voice teacher myself by 2005. While in college, I was presented with many opportunities to learn and grow, both as a musician and as a teacher. I sang in several different collegiate choirs, and was nominated to be in the all-collegiate choir in 2007. I also passed yearly auditions to sing in Voices Only, Lindenwood's most advanced vocal group. During my junior and senior years at Lindenwood, I worked as the assistant director of Voices Only. This was a wonderful opportunity, and I learned so much while leading warm-ups every day, running sectionals on a weekly basis, directing the group during rehearsals and even during performances when the director was away. I currently sing in the Saint Louis Harmony Chorus, one of the top 25 women's barbershop choruses in the world. I am on the music faculty of the chorus, and am also the baritone section leader. I also sing in an award-winning barbershop quartet called Executive Sweets.

*** Lesson Details ***
Making music is a skill which can bring lifelong joy to the musician as well as everyone around them. While I can easily ensure that my students enjoy music-making while they are taking lessons, my ultimate goal is that students continue to want to make music throughout their entire life, even after they stop taking lessons. I firmly believe that my job as a teacher is to train my students to be independent and self-sufficient musicians, musicians who do not need to take piano lessons for the rest of their life. My ultimate goal with each student is that one day I can tell them that they don't need me anymore. Many teachers teach by rote, playing a passage to a student and then having the student play it back. Though this method is helpful in some situations, students who are taught in this manner often find that they are only able to play the songs taught to them in lessons, and that to learn a new song they must have a teacher by their side showing them how the song goes. In my lessons, however, students are taught to learn their own music though sight-reading, ear-training, music theory, and listening to and critiquing their own playing. Over time, this allows the student more and more freedom to make music without a teacher.

In my piano lessons I use the Faber's fabulous Piano Adventures series. In my opinion, they are the best books on the market, emphasizing reading by intervals as opposed to memorizing note names. This method minimizes student frustration while also decreasing the amount of time it takes a student to read a new song. Piano Adventures also focuses on developing sight reading and ear training skills, something most developing musicians don't study until college-level music courses. All of my piano students have the opportunity to play "€œfun songs,"€ that is, songs which may not be in their regular lesson books, but which the student truly has the desire to learn. These extra songs are always optional for the student, and the choice of song is always up to the student. Fun songs can be of any genre: Classical (Für Elise, Clair de Lune, Moonlight Sonata), Jazz (Linus and Lucy, The Pink Panther, The Entertainer), Popular (Clocks, Don€™t Stop Believin€™, Great Balls of Fire), or any song that suits the student€™s interest (songs from video games, favorite TV shows or movies, folk tunes, etc). The fun song will typically be more challenging than the rest of the student€™s pieces, and helps to retain student interest and, when learned, is something the student can really be proud of accomplishing.

Vocal students are not required to purchase a curriculum for voice lessons, as lessons are based around the fundamentals of singing (breath support, head/chest voice, tone, and diction) and focused on each student€™s desired repertoire. Students will be working on two songs at any given time. The first song is entirely of the student€™s choosing, while the other will be chosen by the student from the vast stores of generally accepted vocal repertoire. This second song can be an aria, art song, or Broadway piece, and the student may choose from a variety of languages (English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and Latin) in which to sing. Each lesson also includes warm-ups tailored to each student to develop technique and expand range, and a short theory or ear training session. Depending on student interest, these lessons may also include work on improvisation, composing, and musical dictation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My home is a split-level, with my private living area above and my music studio below. There is a waiting area just outside the music studio, as well as a half-bath specifically designated for students and parents. The studio itself contains a piano and organ, my personal music library, and additional seating for parents. There is a full-length mirror for vocal students to watch their performance skills grow, and a gumball machine for when younger students have an exceptionally good lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Sight reading!
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David W. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Singing

About Me

It is my goal to help any student learn to sing in their best voice. I teach students from thirteen on up, in any style, and of any ability level. I welcome students with a wide variety of goals. Along with the skill of singing beautifully, I believe it's best for students to learn how to read music. I have a B.A. in music education from Oregon State University and I solo regularly in a variety of church music styles. Few things in life give me greater pleasure than hearing a singer make progress from lesson to lesson and from week to week.

My name is David and I look forward to the opportunity to teach you how to sing your best, whatever style it is you want to learn. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Oregon State University, where I learned how to sing classical music well. In addition to that, I have years of experience in rock-and-roll bands, and have learned how to apply the lessons I learned from my classical voice teachers to my career as a (very) minor rock star. That's exactly what I want to help you with: whatever you want to sing, from any period in music history, I know how to teach you to sing with your best voice. Singing is one of the things that makes us all human and I relish the opportunity to help students of all ages and skill levels sing a little bit better each week.

I began singing in high school choir, and quickly added piano and guitar to my repertoire of skills. By the time I began college, it was clear that a life of teaching music and church ministry was in store for me. While studying music education and vocal performance at Oregon State University, I sang in the OSU Chamber Choir, which toured Arizona in 2005, eastern Europe in 2006, and San Francisco in 2007. After graduation, I worked for two years as a church music director and software tester before making the next move, to St. Louis. I'm pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary and plan to be a pastor, musician, and music teacher when all is said and done. I sing and play keyboards at Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. In my free time, I enjoy the finest coffees, reading fiction, and watching soccer.

*** Lesson Details ***
When you're taking lessons with me, expect to work hard but to enjoy yourself. These lessons aren't meant to be fun in the way seeing a movie or playing video games are fun. They're fun because it's rewarding to work hard at discovering and doing something you love. I work hard to be encouraging and give all of the honest compliments that I possibly can.

But when there are areas you need to improve, I will certainly mention it and help you understand how to make those improvements. After a few months of lessons, you can expect dramatic improvements in your breath control, the energy of your tone, and achieving a beautiful, balanced resonance with your voice.

In a typical lesson, we will begin with warm ups. This consists of seven or eight minutes of easy vocal exercises that are meant to warm up the muscles in your voice and get your mind prepared to sing and learn. I'll teach you this warm up routine so that, if you're able, you can come to the lesson already warmed-up and we can put our time together to other uses. But if this isn't possible for you, that's perfectly all right.

Next, we work on vocal exercises. These include passages of music that help you understand what it feels like when you're singing well. These exercises induce some positive aspects of singing in your voice, which helps you understand how to sing better when you're singing other passages of music. After warm-ups, we spend about half the remaining lesson time on exercises.

Finally, we will work on singing pieces of music. In general, I have students work on two pieces at once. I pick one of them, and you pick the second, though if you pick a piece of music that I think will not help your vocal progress, I'll ask you to pick another one. This time is the opportunity we have to apply the lessons you've learned in exercises to real music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Whenever possible, lessons will be in The Chapel, a performing arts venue which is in the rear half of Memorial Presbyterian Church, with its own entrance on Alexander Street. Otherwise, the lesson will be taught in the church itself, in which case please meet me at the office door on Alexander.

*** Specialties ***
I teach beautiful singing in any style, mainly "classical" and "pop" (I use those terms advisedly). My method is based on mastering individual technical aspects of singing such as breath energy, the open throat, and resonance balance, through the use of exercises, which become tools for the student to use in mastering tricky passages of vocal literature.

Lauren V.

Saint Louis, MO
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Lisa G.

Saint Louis, MO
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Harvey C.

Edwardsville, IL
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Lauren V. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren received master classes from Bobby McFerrin and the New York Voices. Passionate about giving back to the community, Lauren instructed voice and piano students at the Urban Hub, a community center for inner city youth in Minneapolis MN. She spent the last 6 months of 2011 as an instructor at Jazz Jaus in Lima, Peru. She recently relocated to St. Louis, MO to perform and teach.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student has an experience unique to themselves. I am strict about meeting the goals developed by each student. However, the learning process is highly individual. You will learn at a pace and with a curriculum we develop to best suit your learning style, musical preference, and goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students will have a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
Trained 10 years in classical voice and piano.
Undergrad in contemporary voice.
12 years of theatre experience

Lisa G. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Piano, Singing, Theater Acting

About Me

Lisa G. received her degree in Musical Theater with a Concentration in Vocal Performance from Missouri Baptist University. She has performed in many shows all around the St. Louis are since 2004 and been performing most of her life in shows, show choirs, large touring choirs, jazz ensembles, theater & improv troops and more. Have any auditions coming up? Solo & Ensemble, All District, show auditions, theater auditions etc. Lisa has taken many "How to Audition" classes and taught them as well! Lisa had the wonderful opportunity to perform in New York City in May of 2012 along side a few Broadway stars including Jeff Shade (Bob Fosse's student), Melissa Rae Mahon (starring in Broadway's Chicago) and Judy Kuhn (Voice of Disney's Pocahontas and original Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway). Lisa has led many Musical Theater and Acting Work shops as well as How to Audition workshops. Lisa is full of life and enthusiasm for music and acting! She teaches almost any genera of music including Classical, Pop, R&B, Country, & more! Lisa specializes in Musical Theater/ Broadway, Jazz, & the "Disney Sound". She has been taking piano since she was a small child and has been teaching piano for 4 years. Lisa enjoys working with people of all ages! She loves helping others musical and performing gifts grow as well as their love for music!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very laid back person however I'll make sure you get things done! It doesn't matter what you'd like to do with your music I can help you get there and reach your goals! I use two different curricula for piano: Alfred Piano Book Series and Glover Piano Book Series. Also to help motivate I let kids bring in a song or two they would like to play maybe from a movie or a pop song (it also depends on their level). For voice I usually let you bring in books you already have or if you don't have any I'll choose some based on what you'd like to learn in voice whether it be classical, broadway, jazz etc.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In home piano.

*** Specialties ***
I can start piano or voice at a very young age. Students will learn music theory with piano, vocal technique and performance with voice, and how to really be convincing while acting.

Harvey C. Edwardsville, IL

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice, Trumpet

About Me

I have studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and hold undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts (Ohio). While teaching as a post graduate student at Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana I studied with Metropolitan Opera Baritone Walter Cassel.

I have performed as a tenor soloist in traditional and contemporary musical styles including Handel’s Messiah, roles as Maestro Spinelloccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Tiny Tim in Something Special (the World’s First Barbershop Opera), Robert Livingston in 1776, and Sancho, in Man of LaMancha.

One of my original songs, Another Silent night, was premiered by the American Cabaret Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana with exceptionally positive reviews.

Ensembles under my direction have performed throughout the UK and Europe. His choirs have represented the United States at the Harrogate International Youth Music Festival, Harrogate, Great Britain and at concert venues in Germany, Belgium, and Austria.

*** Lesson Details ***
Our lessons are focused on the enjoyment of making music together. We set mini goals and objectives for the lessons. We work on music that you enjoy and that will help you improve as a musician. Whether you are just beginning, have studied before, or an experienced musician you will enjoy our work together.

Students have the opportunity to perform in two concerts per year ( fall and spring) and in a summer coffee house.

I can teach in your home or in my studio in Maryville, Illinois or East Alton, Illinois.

If I am traveling to your home we will need to have a quiet place to work with either a digital or acoustic keyboard.

I specialize in beginning to intermediate students of all ages. My studio currently has a student as young as five years of age and an adult who will turn seventy eight years old this year.

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