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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"
*** Studio Equipment ***
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.
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!
I am a singer-pianist. Or a pianist-singer. :-)
I have a bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in piano and theater.
I have a masters degree in voice as well as a second masters in piano literature.
i have a certificate in comedy improvisation from Second City and am a professional actor.
My post graduate work is in vocal pedagogy.
I have been a professional teacher and performer for over 20 years. My students come in every model imaginable - and I wouldn't have it any other way. Raw beginner or veteran actor or musician, professional recording artist, College music major or American Idol wannabe.
The arts are such a great language for communicating. I grew up with two parents who were professional musicians (mom is a concert pianist) and I also raised 3 children who are professional musicians. We made music our native language in our home. We all have the ability to speak music when it is spoken to us. I don’t ever remember not playing the piano. I started winning piano competitions in high school. I minored in piano, and then did additional post graduate work in piano. I “speak” piano. It has served me so well as a teacher, composer, opera coach. It is really a gateway to understanding all other instruments. The same scenario with my singing.
I began my professional career as an opera singer which has taken me around the world. I have premiered works by Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Adler in addition to principal roles and concert work with Pittsburgh Opera, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Dayton Opera, the Tuscia Opera Festival and hundreds of professional engagements. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to belt the National Anthem for several major league teams in a television appearance- and has done so on multiple occasions. (Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Reds) I am passionate about vocal jazz and musical theater and am frequently found as a performer in various national and regional venues. Feature concert works include PBS (Gershwin in Concert) as well as featured solo concert works (Pergolesi Stabat Mater) on Italian Public TV.
My approach to music has always been to do what you love. I have never limited myself as a performer to a genre or an instrument. I have explored, applied myself to and enjoyed a very diverse musical career. If you have a passion for an instrument or style of music let's start there first... and then let's discover together all the things you do that uniquely define your musicianship style.
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Your lessons will always be engaging, challenging and fun!
I am very consistent in my approach to technique, my focus on goals and my demand for excellence. I constantly am working to access with you what your goals are and to provide feedback and support to help you achieve them.
I am very flexible in utilizing a wide variety of repertoire, resources etc. Your lessons are personalized to your skill set and your musical interests. I utilize audio and video recordings almost every week for all my students. I routinely promote and encourage my students to participate in a wide variety of competitions, recitals, workshops and master classes.
I have a very low turnover rate for students and a very high rate of students who have progressed to professional full time careers in music. Students like being a part of my studio and really like the confidence they have in their music abilities in a very short period of time.
I do not use the same curriculum for all students, in face, each curriculum is customized for that student. The components are similar: technique, repertoire, theory, listening, composing, recording and performing.
You can expect the following:You will feel very encouraged and supported in your talent. You will have measurable improvement in your skills. You will have a personal advocate to encourage and direct you in finding and creating opportunities to succeed in your music personally, academically and professionally.
I can't wait to get started!
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studio room w/ f/w keyboard and a music library including instruments and books w/ seating for parents
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Digital music library, digital recorder, iPad
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Classical, musical theater, jazz and pop.
I teach beginner to advance flute including homeschooling students. I believe that performance-based music programs offer the most effective way to prepare 21st century students for the challenges of today’s competitive environment. My lessons are designed with the 21st century learner in mind. I am passionate about providing the best music education possible to all of my students. My goal is that every student develops and is able to share the same love for music that I enjoy.
Hillary C. has been singing since joining the Sunrise Singers in elementary school. While singing in various choral groups, she also took private lessons to develop proper vocal technique. Her own students will appreciate the classical training she received as well as musical theater styles she has learned over the years.
At Washington and Lee University, Hillary participated in University Chorus, Chamber Singers, an a cappella group, and performed in musicals on stage. She studied music history, performance, and theory. Hillary earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Vocal Production and received the Choral Award upon graduation. She has performed with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Dallas Symphony Chorus, and Incarnation church choir.
Hillary also studied piano for seven years during which time she won theory awards and was the star pupil of her studio. She recently began a piano pedagogy class for continuing education credit.
Students under Hillary's tutelage can expect to gain an appreciation for classic works, learn basic music theory and ear training, and understand proper keyboard or vocal technique. She believes success comes from loving music and working hard to perform well.
Hello, I'm Zach and I am currently going to college for Audio Engineering. I have been playing guitar and bass guitar for 7 years. I have been in 3 bands, and have played multiple large shows. I currently work for a production company, doing lights and sound and have more recently gotten to set up at The Shrine Auditorium and the At@t center. I can complete the rubix cube in 15 seconds. I am good with kids and adults and believe patience is a major key to teaching any skill set.
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