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Popular Music Performance Teachers Near Milford

Stacey S.

Covington, KY
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Jonathan C.

Covington, KY
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Victor K.

Middletown, OH
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Stacey S. Covington, KY

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing

About Me

Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 8 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop and ascend voices. Stacey has recently been named as the Director of Artistic Collaboration for ascend voices.
Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students.

Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College auditions. Her students have performed in nationally known rock bands, been accepted into College music programs, they have been members of the May festival Youth Chorus, the Kentucky Governor'€™s School for the Arts, and have traveled to Europe with competitive touring choirs.

Stacey's operatic performing credits include Autumn in Charles Halka's Layover with NANOworks Opera, the Mother in Amahl and Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the College-Conservatory of Music , Mimi from Puccini'€™s La Boheme in the CCM's Opera scenes program, Donna Donna in P.D.Q Bach'€™s The Abduction of Figaro , 1st Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Juno in Offenbach'€™s Orpheus in the Underworld all at the DePauw University Opera Theatre. Other partial roles/scenes performed include Suzel in Mascangi'€™s Lamico Fritz, Countess in Mozart'€™s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.

More than just singing opera Stacey is known for her versatility as a classical singer regularly doing cross over work. She regularly gigs as a jazz/popular singer accompanying herself on the piano. Her musical theater performing credits include Mama in Everybody'€™s Buddy: The Buddy LaRosa Story, Shelia in Hair with DePauw University, Ensemble/Soprano Soloist in Sweeny Todd, Sonia in Godspell with the Lakeside Players and Yonah in Children of Eden with the Lakeside Players.

Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Barbara Paver. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She studied with Caroline Smith and Stanley Irwin.

Stacey is originally from Florence, Kentucky and takes pride in impacting her home community through music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Stacey is known for adapting lessons for the individual. Each body is unique and thus each vocal instrument is unique. Stacey takes time to get to know each student and caters to their specific needs and goals. She believes in well rounded performers working often on dramatic intentions, overall professionalism, and stage presence. She also prepares her students with their audition packages and stresses the importance of regular performance. Stacey is a very open and caring individual but expects hard work from her students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha upright piano, Yamaha portable keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable keyboard. I expect a semi private space to teach.

*** Specialties ***
Opera, Broadway, Choral Vocals

Jonathan C. Covington, KY

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Voice, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Vocal Training

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide sheet music for beginners (first year). After that I would expect the student to seek out and purchase their own repertoire (with guidance from me). They must have a piano in their home - if not, we can work out another location to meet.

*** Specialties ***
Singing is singing, regardless of genre - it is the different application of the same technique that results in a different sound. Singing is universal. What an opera singer vs. a music theater singer work on will be very similar over the course of study. We learn much from the study of repertoire we are not as familiar with. All students will benefit from a variety of classical and popular pieces.

How do we achieve this? Together we will aim for an evenness of vowel production, striving for consistency from one note to the next. Within the context of repertoire, we are encouraged to use the text and meaning of the words to our advantage, and we aim to bring out our inner expressiveness through self discovery.

We use a variety of methods to achieve this, including:
- relevant vocalises and excercises
- picking repertoire that realizes both artistic and technical goals
- encouraging active listening to a variety of styles

Victor K. Middletown, OH

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ, Piano

About Me

I received my Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2010, studying under Dr. Roberta Gary. I have completed all the coursework for the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. I will receive the degree in late 2014 or early 2015 after performing one more solo recital.

I began playing the piano at the age of 5, later moving to the organ at 9. I have held a church job since then, working in multiple different denominations and settings. I have a strong background of piano, accompanying, theory, sacred liturgy, and musical performance. I enjoy studying and listening to many genres of music as well as performing them. I am very interested in historically informed performance and understanding different techniques as they are related to the composition style of different time periods.

I enjoy working with students of all ages. Regardless of your ability, age, or experience, I will work with you. We can work out a plan for lesson times, intensity of practice and work, and tailor the lesson to the right pace for you.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons tend to be tailored to the needs of individual students. I am not as much a fan of a strict curriculum that I use on each student. For beginners, one can expect to be given method books to get them moving in the right direction. As one advances, we eventually move on to repertoire. I take an approach to lessons that emphasizes total body awareness and high level mental awareness. The most important thing anyone can learn in music is that it isn't just about the right notes; it isn't about the right rhythm. It is about the complete musicianship and the complete awareness needed to truly understand and perform a work of music. In order to make this approach work, my strictness as a teacher varies depending on the level of devotion the student is willing to put forth. After six months with me as a teacher, expect to notice changes in the way you see music and comprehend your technique at the keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to purchase their own music. For beginners with method books, I have these available to the students to purchase from me.

*** Specialties ***
I am very highly trained in performance practices of the Baroque era, especially on the organ. I am also very specialized in body movement and efficient keyboard technique. I also have a lot of experience in the Romantic repertoire of the piano. Lastly, I am also well trained as an accompanist on both the organ and the piano.

Pedro A.

Cincinnati, OH
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Katherine K.

Cincinnati, OH
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P.J. C.

Cincinnati, OH
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Pedro A. Cincinnati, OH

Subjects Taught

English, ESL, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Spanish

About Me

Currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Voice Performance at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. Obtained a Bachelors degree in the same field from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, and another Bachelors degree in ESL from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. Has performed a variety of roles in Puerto Rico, Cincinnati and Canada, including Count of Lerme in Don Carlo, Dr. Cajus in Falstaff and Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring. Possesses a vast choral experience from Puerto Rico and Cincinnati. Very eager to teach healthy vocal technique to passionate students, not only in operatic style, but popular music and musical theater as well. :)

*** Lesson Details ***
I will show a solid, healthy vocal technique with the use of breathing exercises, Alexander Technique to correct posture issues, improve aural skills and by communicating knowledge of what it takes to sing well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Books on Vocal Technique
Keyboard

Katherine K. Cincinnati, OH

Subjects Taught

Acting, Child Acting, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Theater Acting, Vocal Training

About Me

I offer voice lessons in a variety of styles from rock to classical. I teach a basic healthy technique that can be applied to any style of singing. I strive to make lessons challenging as well as fun. I also offer lessons in beginning piano and acting.

P.J. C. Cincinnati, OH

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Upright Bass

About Me

P.J. C., double bassist, received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Homer Mensch, Timothy Cobb and Albert Laszlo. As an orchestral bassist, P.J. has performed in concert halls all over the world including China, Denmark, Japan and major U.S. venues. He is a member of the Dayton Philharmonic and a frequent sub with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A committed chamber musician, P.J. participated in Denmark's Thy Chamber Music Festival as well as the Kennedy Center'™s fifth anniversary of The Conservatory Project, where he collaborated with the classical fusion trio, Time for Three. As an educator, P.J. began his first year as adjunct double bass professor at Capital University. Outside of the classical realm, P.J. passionately explores other genres of music through various bands and small ensembles as well as his bass duet, Low Bros.

Lessons are structured around strengthening aural skills and establishing technical proficiency on the instrument. Using a classical background, lessons can focus on any genre of music or style and be adapted to the needs of students of all ages and ability levels.

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