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Popular Music Teachers Near Elgin

Carolyn B.

Columbia, SC
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Charles C.

Columbia, SC
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Kathryn M.

Columbia, SC
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Carolyn B. Columbia, SC

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room, keyboard, tape recorder, music library, large parking space at the house.

*** Specialties ***
Operatic Singing, Jazz styling, Contemporary Gospel, etc.

Charles C. Columbia, SC

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

I love music and I love to teach! My first experiences with music instruction were incredibly positive and since then I have wanted to pass that experience on to others. I have spent five years teaching privately with great success. I hold the Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees and have received extensive training at the Army School of Music. My experience has benefited each of my students in unique ways and I look forward to working with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is laid back. Each lesson is individually tailored to the needs of the student and their ability levels to both encourage and challenge them. If you are unfamiliar with how to read music, I can teach you that and I have had great success teaching my students. The most important thing is that you develop through music. This is not a "technique all the time" kind of approach. My students have the opportunity to learn to fully express themselves and to, hopefully, reach a deeper understanding of themselves. My students have a firm understanding of how to read and write music as well as the techniques that they need to accomplish that on their instrument(s).

*** Studio Equipment ***
3 amps, 3 acoustic guitars, 3 electric guitars, bass guitar, clarinet, keyboard, saxophone, 2 music stands

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar Amp
Music Stand

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in the theoretical aspects of music. I can break down the music into it's component parts, ie: phrases, overall structures, harmonic progressions. This allows me to pull out the deepest expression in music to add the "frosting" to the music. I am fluent in all styles and I am ready to help you to your goal!

Kathryn M. Columbia, SC

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

Hello prospective students! My name is Kathy and I want to share with you a little about my training and experience both as a performer and as a teacher.
I hold both Bachelor and Master degrees in Voice Performance from the University of South Carolina. While completing my Master degree, I taught voice for two years as part of the Vocal Pedagogy program at the University. I have also maintained a private voice studio since 1994 and served on the faculty of Carolina Music Academy from 1999-2003.
I love singing and have spent much of my life as an active performer, being seen in major opera and musical theater roles with Opera at USC, FBN productions, Studio Lirico (Cortona, Italy), Workshop Theater, Town Theatre, Playhouse Family Theater, and the Chapin Theater. I worked professionally with the South Carolina Opera from 1998-2001 where I made my professional opera debut as Berta in the Barber of Seville in 1999.
I have also had a busy solo career, performing with such ensembles as USC's Concert Choir, University Chorus, Columbia Choral Society, Saint Andrews Road Chancel Choir, St. Martin's in the Field Chancel Choir, Washington Street Chancel Choir and Shandon Methodist Church Choir.
I am also an active Christian artist. I spent three years as the lead female vocalist for the Christian band Praise Connection, and was featured on two Christian albums. I was also the Praise and Worship leader for Windsor UMC for over 8 years and am a contemporary Christian songwriter.
I have a background in vocal jazz, having participated in the award winning collegiate vocal jazz ensemble Shades of Blue for two years.
I have been teaching others to be singers and performers for over 17 years. I love sharing my experience and helping others to overcome the bad habits, negative mindsets and other blocks to becoming a successful singer and performer.

*** Lesson Details ***
When a student comes to my studio for the first time they are always a little nervous because they don’t really know what to expect. So I want to share a little bit about our how the lessons are set up and what you can expect to learn.

I know that stress and tension is counterproductive to students. When you hold tension in your body it will affect how you sing. So I take a more laid back, relaxed approach with my students which allows us to have a free atmosphere in which to learn how the voice works so that they can grow.

I always tailor each lesson to the needs and goals of the individual student. I want you to be successful and so setting goals in an important part of the lesson process.

In the first 3 to 6 months, we will work on the following:
-keeping the body relaxed and easy to facilitate more natural singing
-correct posture for singing
-proper breathing technique
-basic music theory
-performance skills
-memorization technique
-improved diction
-learning to communicate a song to an audience
And much more!

I’m looking forward to meeting you and helping you to become a confident, successful singer!

*** Specialties ***
I can teach most any style, but my specialties are broadway, opera, and jazz.

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