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Praised for his musicality and effortless ability to connect with his audiences, Edward has performed in Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, and the U.S.
After more than 15 years of performing/teaching experience, Edward most recently released his first album, "Canzone," which features some of his favorite Italian love songs. In 2007, he was selected to attend the exclusive Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy. In 2005, he created the role of Chang Chung in the world premier of "Genghis Khan" in Austin, Texas. His performance garnered rave reviews, and is available on CD through Salvage Vanguard Theater archives. In 2004, Edward was also a Finalist in the El Paso Opera Competition, and he also received first place in the NATS Adult Division.
After graduating with a B.A. in Music/Journalism in 2002, Edward joined the International Opera Studio of Dallas, where he studied under Sheila Jones Harms. Soon after he trained at the Academy of Voice and Stage in Miami, FL.
He currently resides in Allen, TX where he established the Edward K. Studio of Voice in 2013 and teaches students of all ages a progressive "Bel Canto" method of singing, which frees the natural voice and encompasses all genres of music.
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Whether you're new to singing or you're an advanced musician looking for some extra polish, Edward K. can help you master your potential.
With more than 15 years of performing/teaching experience, Edward K. specializes in a progressive approach to the "bel canto" method of singing, which frees the natural voice and encompasses all genres of music--even public speaking.
Learn techniques that will free your natural voice and allow you to beautifully sing any song that you choose.
- All ages and experience levels
- All styles of music--jazz, rock, pop, opera, and classical
- Fundamental "bel canto" technique
Geared toward advanced students and professionals, coaching sessions can prepare you for performances, auditions, and recording.
- Advanced technique
- Performance stamina
- Song interpretation
- Stage presence
If you're preparing for a speaking engagement, voice lessons can help you speak easily and comfortably.
- Eliminate tension that could cause hoarseness
- Learn breathing techniques that help the voice "carry"
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Microphone, Amplifier, Keyboard, Video, Recording Device
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IPad, Bluetooth Speakers
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A progressive approach to the Italian "bel canto" method of finding your natural voice in a free and clear way. Once you learn the correct techniques of the vocal mechanism then you can apply it to all genres of music and styles.
Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing
With 35 years of music-related experience, Danaila is in her 15th year of working as a professional musician and teacher. She has experience teaching from 5-year-old to 55-year-old students, from the beginners to advanced students. Some of her advances students are winners of national competitions and now having a successful career as singers in Europe and America.
Born in Bulgaria, Danaila began her formal music studies at the age of 5 with piano and theory lessons. She won her first prize performing piano when she was 10 years old. Her passion for singing took her to participate actively at children’s and youth choirs. As a soloist singer for a National Choir she traveled all around Europe, performing in France, Holland, Germany, Hungary, Greece inter alia. Danaila earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Master’s Degree in Voice Pedagogy in Bulgaria, both with honors, and received a special mention as outstanding student. She moved to South America where for over 10 years she was a full time College Professor teaching Voice, Piano, Voice Technique and Coaching, Music Theory, Ear Training and Choir Conducting. Danaila has been invited to be part of an international jury for Voice and Opera competitions. She has participated in numerous musical events as a pianist, singer, lector, clinician and conductor.
Danaila holds a Master’s Degree in Music from Texas Christian University. She awarded assistantship and worked as an Assistant Conductor at TCU Symphony Orchestra and Voice Coach at TCU Opera Studio. She has been nominated and initiated into the nationally recognized music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda. As a conductor she has been performing Operas, Choral-Orchestral, Symphonic, Chamber and A Capella repertoire in America and Europe.
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I am a loving, very patient, passionate and enthusiastic teacher. I like to motivate, encourage and enjoy the fun making music together.
All lessons are absolutely personalized and based on the student’s age, level and capacity. They are structured and focused for improving skills and achieving student's individual goals.
Students will learn how to prepare and use the body to its utmost capability as a complete instrument and resonator system; how to take and manage the proper breath for a maximum efficiency; how to use the appropriate position to guarantee a healthy sound production and singing technique that will protect and improve the individual voice and last for a lifetime.
Another part of the lesson is focused on selected repertoire: how to approach, understand and perform a specific vocal piece. If you are an advanced student you will be also taught diction in Italian, German, Spanish, Latin and Russian (depends of your needs).
I highly recommend to students to record themselves during the lesson because audio recordings and video recordings are great ways for apprentices to learn by observing their mistakes and strengths.
The piano lessons are focused in building and improving the right technique using special exercises and proper repertoire. I am familiar with many of the Piano Teaching Methods and will recommend the best for you according to your age, level and goals. Learning and playing pieces from different periods and composers is important to develop artistic sensitivity as a performer.
I specialize in classical training and I believe that a strong background in classical music is important for any musician, regardless of their musical preferences.
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living room, upright acoustic piano Yamaha, also yamaha digital 88 keys, comfortable, place for parents
studio--- piano, chair, mirror in small practice room, no parents
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marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and
have received the highest feedback rating from students.
Preferably Classical Music, Opera, Operetta (Music Theatre) and Broadway.
I use different methods depending of students age, goals, and intensity of work.
Algebra 1, Economics, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Performance, Singing
On singing and performing: I've been a musician for a very long time and can testify that music heals on a mind, body, and soul level! Though my official performances in front of audiences started with playing woodwind instruments such as clarinet, sax, and flute from elementary school through high school in band, my primary instrument in earnest has been voice for the past 27 years.
However, my Mom told me that I have actually been singing--well, humming (a recognizable tune at that!)-- since I was nine months old. I've lead numerous solos in small ensembles and large choirs over the years, and was very involved not only with the adult music ministry at my church, but directed the children's choir as well. I'm a huge fan of arranging and creating harmonies for duets, trios, and small groups. I’ve shared the stage with Erykah Badu, Ruben Studdard, Rickey Dillard, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, Peabo Bryson, and CeCe Winans.
I love musical theater, and my favorite credit has to have been when I played the role of "Mama" in Once on This Island (though Nunsense runs a very close second!).
I have a strong passion for the arts--music in particular, and have the musical talent and enthusiasm to guide, empower, and improve the vocal tone, projection, and pitch for the willing student.
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Every student is different--diversity is the spice of life! I tend to tailor my teaching style to the needs of the student. I do expect each student to work on their craft outside of "class" (even if it's just 10-15 minutes of practice a day) and come eager to learn. My teaching style is a co-creative process when it comes to helping students reach their goals. My demeanor is gentle and humor-filled, yet firm. Whether you're preparing for an audition (with all the mental, emotional, and physical energy and health that goes into it), want to hone your harmonizing skills, or just want to strengthen what's already inside of you to the next level for fun, I can help!
It's very important for my students to have a lot of fun as they are singing into their power and gaining more confidence not only in their vocal tone, projection and pitch, but in life as a whole!
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My specialties are gospel, pop, R&B, vocal harmonies in small and large groups, and jazz, though I have been classically trained by some of the best vocal coaches over the years.
On being an economist: Economics has been my trade and training since 1993. I've been an analyst at the Florida Legislature as well as consulted in the private sector, but my first love has always been teaching. I've been teaching the intro to micro- and macroeconomic classes consistently since the beginning of 2007 at Southern Methodist University. The algebra comes up a lot in these classes, so I've often ended up tutoring students one one in algebra as well. I was thrilled when Takelessons added academic tutoring to their offerings in addition to music lessons. :)
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My students range in varying analytical and mathematical ability, so I meet them where they are when they come to office hours. Sometimes it just takes creating something concrete and practical from something that appears to be quite abstract. Sometimes it's catching up on the math. My approach is the same for any one-on-one endeavor outside the classroom. My goal is for each of my students to succeed!
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