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Popular Speaking Voice Teachers Near Mountlake Terrace

Julia H.

Seattle, WA
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Noble M.

Seattle, WA
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Matthew H.

Lake Stevens, WA
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Julia H. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

Julia began playing the trumpet at age 11 in her middle school band. She found her real passion was singing, so she began training with a voice coach, playing piano, and performing in musical theatre productions.

In 2004 Julia entered the School of Music and Theatre Arts at Washington State University. She studied voice, piano and guitar and was an avid performer in the WSU Library Atrium Recital Series. Julia worked as the solo cantor and vocalist for the Catholic Church in her college town for 2 years. She was cast in 6 productions of the school's Opera Workshop Series including "Jane Eyre," "Naughty Marietta" and "Der Freitschutz." She also played her trumpet in the Cougar Marching Band for 2 seasons. She graduated with her degree in Music in 2010.

In 2010 and 2011 Julia instructed group piano courses in Seattle and Issaquah Public Elementary after-school programs. Today, Julia instructs private music lessons and teaches others the craft of music.

*** Lesson Details ***
The student will begin the lesson with a warm-up, consisting of a few scales and an easy song/choral. Depending on the students' level of expertise I may include a sight-reading or harmonic exercise.

Next the student will play through the assignments written down in their practice journal. We will celebrate the improvements and successes in order to encourage positive reinforcement, but also identify trouble spots in the music.

Next we will learn 1-3 new songs that will introduce new information. I love to end the lesson with a duet which are fun and interactive, encouraging the student to continue working hard and keep up with practice.

Each student brings a journal to every lesson where I record what they need to practice and prepare for our next meeting.

The level of intensity depends on what the student wishes. I make a personalized plan for each and every student depending on their goals and level of commitment.

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, music stand, 2 microphones, 2 amps, metronome, mirror, wireless internet.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, guitar, books, tuner, music repertoire and/or music books.

*** Specialties ***
I teach different styles of voice: musical theatre singing, jazz singing, folk singing, opera. I teach beginning piano, jazz piano, classical piano. I always work some music theory into lessons.

Noble M. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Acting, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Studied music at Santa Barbara City College, and UC Santa Cruz.

Recorded and Toured with Band 'The Horde and the Harem' 2009-2013
Current Project: Dearly Departed.

Have taught guitar 5 + years
10+ years elementary child development.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am all about the joy and beauty of music! I tend to focus on the sound of the instrument rather than the style. Can you play clean? I prefer clean players to fast ones. Can you hear a melody? Can you listen to music and hear the chords changing?

After 3 months you should Know:
How to identify a guitar and its different parts (tuning peg, sound hole, strings etc)
How to tune your instrument.
What a chord is and how to play one.
Simple Ear training, hearing chord changes
Simple strumming pattern.

After 6 months you should Know:
How to change chords.

After six months I think you really know if playing music is for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dynamic Microphone
Condenser Microphone.
Steinberg UR22 interface.
Guitar Amp
Pa
Drum Kit

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have an instrument and I can provide the music.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in basic/ Intermediate guitar.

Also the recording arts.

Would you like to record your music?
Make a podcast?

I can help.

Matthew H. Lake Stevens, WA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, College Admissions, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Drivers Education, Drum, Ear Training, Elementary Math, English, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Hand Drums, Harmonica, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Reading, SEO, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spelling, Stage Performance, Study Skills, Vocal Training, Web Design

About Me

My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 25 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.

I've networked and/or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends:
1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2.) Lynn Sorensen- Bad Company/KZOK's Spike & Impalers
3.) Queensryche guitarist Donny Evola - Queensryche/Geoff Tate/ Foghat
4.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose
5.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Queensryche

I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles.

I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW.
Congrats Rog. U Earned It, & inspire myself, & others everyday. You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules. This is how you develop your own unique style. And it's what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.

But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's okay too!

I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students.
That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians.

Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...

Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!
Book A Trial Lesson Today!†

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing in a lesson with me is to learn while having FUN! I am a very laid-back teacher who wants to focus on music making you smile. We will choose material and a pace of learning that will keep you excited to rehearse and return the following lesson improved!

PERSONALIZE your guitar lessons by learning techniques used by your favorite artists in "their" songs.
FEEL FREE learning in a comfortable atmosphere where you can excel successfully as a musician!
CONQUER shyness and insecurities by unleashing the dynamic performer in you!

Most All Styles/Genres/Experience Levels Taught - We go over everything systematically. Music Theory, Songwriting, Chords, Scales, Determining Key Of Songs, Performance, etc

After 3 to 6 months, you should expect to be playing some of your favorite songs and artists accurately

Be sure to check out some of my you tube demos. Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Sound Proof Pro Recording Studio, PA System, guitars, basses, amps, drums, recording gear, mics, mic stands, strobe & lights, fog machine, seating for parents.

Sorry No Disco Ball Yet.. You Can Bring Your Own If You Want Though.
I've Got Some Bell Bottoms Somewhere Around The Studio Here.

*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Brand New*** Now Offering Music Lessons Online (From My Recording Studio To Your Home via Skype)
I'm really excited to add that to offer lessons online through TakeLessons! It's a great thing to get to work with students all over this country and I'm looking forward to help pioneer the future of music lessons!

If I come to your home for the lesson, I bring myself, 1 instrument and 1 small amp.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

My Unique Specialty - is teaching students the rudimental basics 1st, & then how to copy your favorite artists off the CD, radio or iPod, almost note for note. Believe me, it can be done. You just have to know what to listen for..

Brand New - MEASURE your success by recording your music progress along the way. I do own a recording studio, so we can record students progress via audio or video and then post to my YouTube channel.

Nicole G.

Seattle, WA
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Jakob S.

Seattle, WA
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John Paul S.

Seattle, WA
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Nicole G. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

Welcome! Thank you for visiting my page! I'm Nicole, a professional opera singer and voice teacher originally from New York City. I grew up in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the Ithaca College School of Music in upstate NY. I recently completed a professional certificate program - the Artist Diploma in Early Music (Baroque Opera and Chamber Music) - at Cornish College of the Arts here in Seattle, WA.

I am an active performer AND a dedicated teacher, and LOVE to share my passions and knowledge with my students! I have years of individual one-on-one voice teaching experience with students of all ages and abilities. My students have been nominated for NJ Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Awards, have been accepted to pre-college musical theater programs on full scholarship, have earned multiple leading roles in high school musicals and plays, have performed major choral works at Carnegie Hall, have sung in church choirs and for weddings, and have released their own pop/rock album. I look forward to meeting and working with you! ~Nicole

Below contains some recent performance credits of mine:

-The role of Night in Purcell's "The Fairy Queen" for Amherst Early Music Festival's Baroque Opera Project, conducted by Gary Wedow and directed by Drew Minter (2013)

-Solo recital of baroque repertoire for soprano, baroque trumpet, lute/baroque guitar, and harpsichord with renowned Seattle-based musicians Kris Kwapis, Stephen Stubbs, and Byron Schenkman (2013)

-Recital with other colleagues sponsored by the Early Music Guild in Seattle (2013)

-The role of Venus in John Blow's "Venus and Adonis" with Cornish Opera Theater (2012)

During the 2011-2012 seasons:
-Appearance in Operamission's North American premier of Handel's "Almira"

-Performances with the New York Continuo Collective in a concert of Monteverdi opera scenes

-The role of Clarice in Caldara's "Il Giuoco del Quadriglio" through the Amherst Early Music Festival

-The role of Fortuna in "L'incoronazione di Poppea" through Pacific MusicWorks' Accademia d√ʬ¬Ä¬¬ôAmore

-Performance in the Young Artist's concert program held by Bucks County, PA period-instrument ensemble, La Fiocco

-Performances as a soloist and chamber musician with The Opera Project of Lambertville, NJ

-Premiere of composer Richard Tocce's new song cycle for soprano, cello, and piano, "Love Elegies of Sulpicia"

I have been a soprano soloist/cantor/section leader/soprano substitute with two churches in Seattle and with three churches in New Jersey, and have worked as a Children's Party Entertainer performing as Cinderella, Belle, Alice, and other characters! I actively perform gigs of all kinds in a variety of environments.

I have performed across the US, in Italy, and Germany, and have appeared in master classes led by Julianne Baird, Nancy Zylstra, Neil Semer, Ann Baltz, Patrice Pastore, Paul Sperry and Sharon Sweet.

In the realm of Musical Theatre, I have performed as Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, a Hot Box Girl in Guys & Dolls, and in productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, and Little Shop of Horrors.

I received additional training through the nationally recognized OperaWorks program, Crittenden Opera Studio, and Actor's Workshop of Ithaca, among others.

I am a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and as a Baroque specialist, I am member of Early Music America (EMA), and as a published lyricist, I am a member of ASCAP (the American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers)

*** Lesson Details ***
Through our work together in lessons, you will:

-Explore, re-awaken and nourish your creativity in music

-Develop a solid foundation in vocal technique through effective tools and exercises (addressing breath, posture, alignment, an open throat, phonation, resonance, articulation...)

-Address your personal practice/performance goals

-Focus on self-awareness (body, aural, and emotional awareness), musicianship, interpretation, performance, and musicality

-Learn a variety of repertoire, according to your needs and development

-Cultivate your artistry for application in practice, audition, and performance settings

-Experience JOY in singing, and HAVE FUN! :)

Regardless of age or skill level, I approach students with respect and professionalism within a safe and supportive environment, fostering enlightenment and creativity.

Typically, our lessons will begin with a brief conversation on how you are doing, and what you would like to accomplish in the lesson. We will spend the first part of the lesson warming up with a few specific exercises tailored to you and your voice. Then we will move to repertoire - a song or two that you love to sing, wish to learn, or want to prepare for an audition, competition, performance, or simply because you want to make music!

My lessons with you are personalized and unique. I am here to support you and help your voice grow, and I am also here to challenge you to achieve your best. Our lessons are about singing what you love to sing. Over time, I give repertoire suggestions. Need to find out what it is that truly speaks to you? I'd love to help!

After three or six months with me, you will have learned HOW to:

-become mentally and physically 'present'
-stand and align your body properly to promote beautiful singing
-open your throat
-achieve a low, consistent breath
-feel deeply connected to your body
-sing "on the air" or "on the breath"
-sing a beautiful, connected legato line
-have clear, effective speech for speaking and singing
-practice!
-learn a piece of music
-prepare for an audition or performance
-walk into a room and present yourself for an audition or performance

You will also have learned how to:

-read music if you do not know already
-strengthen your musicianship
-understand/interpret, personally connect to, and deliver the text of your songs

We will take things at Your Own Pace through a personalized, holistic approach that will help you sing easily and beautifully. I can't wait for you to join me!!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: living room, Yamaha keyboard 88 keys, open space, full length mirror, couch, chairs for additional seating, limited street parking.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a piano, music stand, full length mirror, couch/chairs, metronome, music library. If traveling to their home, I expect my students to provide a piano or keyboard, music stand if possible, and a mirror (full length if possible.)

*** Specialties ***
I emphasize a variety of holistic methods that serve the student in multiple ways: physical, emotional, aural awareness; posture and alignment; low-centered/connected breathing mechanism, breath compression; open throat, released tongue/jaw; legato line, phrasing; articulation, diction, style, artistry; the process of learning a piece of music. Genres: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop. I enjoy helping students to prepare for auditions and performances, as well as explore the art of singing and encourage the joy of singing.

Jakob S. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Teaching Summary
Jakob has been teaching students of all ages for over a decade. He strives to motivate and inspire his students to become great musicians. Jakob’s teaching method is fun and easy to understand. His students learn proper technique, music theory, how to read music, play in a band, play their favorite songs, and how to practice efficiently to improve on their instrument in a shorter amount of time.
Genres
Rock, Blues, Alternative, Classical, Jazz, Country, Folk, Bluegrass
Education
Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance - University of Wyoming
Associate of Science in Recording Arts - Full Sail University
Professional Experience
The Relentless Rhythm Machine (rock/blues band),
Gone South (country/rock band), UW Jazz Band 1,
The Weatherside Whiskey Band (bluegrass/country band)
Solo Classical Performer, Gone South Recording Studio
Teaching Experience
Jakob is currently an instructor at the Roberts Music Institute, The Ballard Academy of Music, and Plateau Music. He has also taught over 300 private students in the past 10 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a great wealth of knowledge about music that I am excited to share with you. No matter what your goals, I will develop your personal curriculum to help you reach them. For example: If you are interested in playing your favorite songs, we will work on learning the required chords, proper rhythms and singing techniques to get you sounding like your favorite artist. If you are interested in playing face melting solos, we will work on scales, proper technique, and riffs to have you sounding like Hendrix in no time. I have over a decade of experience as a professional touring musician to share with you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio w/ recording equipment, guitars, piano, bass, harmonicas, organ, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an instrument if they do not have one, print outs and notes on staff paper. I expect them to buy a book and eventually an instrument and other necessities.

*** Specialties ***
I am a professional guitarist, singer, and recording engineer. I perform rock, blues, country, folk, blue grass, classical, and jazz. I teach many instruments and choose the curriculum based on the students goals and genre preferences. For guitar I commonly use A Modern Method for Guitar by William Leavitt and Larry Baione, and for piano I use Alfred's Piano Method by Willard Palmer.

John Paul S. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, English, Film Acting, Improv Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Phonics, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

I am an actor, singer, writer, director, and lecturer. I have a Bachelor of Science in Contemporary Vocal Performance and a Master of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies. I enjoy teaching people how to perform on Saturdays out of my apartment.†

*** Lesson Details ***
I cater lessons to students' individual wants and needs. I recommend potential students to get regular, 45 minute or preferably one-hour lessons on Saturdays to get the most out of their investment. You absolutely must notify me at least 24 hours before cancelling a lesson or I will be forced to charge you and no one feels good about anyone's money or time wasted.You pick most of the repertoire, but I expect you to be open enough to discover music you haven't heard before.I mainly work out of Bob Stoloff's "Scat" book for both singers and actors. Learning the basics of scat allows students of all experience levels to develop skills and learn a diverse set of music fundamentals. Whether you sing for fun or work professionally, learning how to scat will make you better.I enjoy finding repertoire from a variety of sources. I have three Real Voice books with hundreds of jazz and pop standards from the 20th century. If there's a karaoke version for a song you want to learn, I can easily work with that. With a little advanced notice, I can prepare to play chords for most songs. Otherwise, if there's no sheet music for the song and no karaoke for it either, I would recommend you either 1) learn how to accompany yourself on a portable instrument or on piano, or 2) be comfortable singing it a Capella. This last option would more than likely be for the most obscure, independent songs, but I am very flexible and willing to take extra time to transcribe chords for any song if the student feels passionately committed to it.†A lot of what makes great sounding, healthy singing is breathing, attitude, and self-awareness. Everything else is pretty much a bonus.†BREATHING:†With weekly lessons from me, you will be exposed to breathing to the extent that you will foster a stronger psychological bond between your mind and your breathing. Great performers need this bond to take into effect while on stage. In other words, you don't want to have to struggle to remember to breathe when what you're singing has to be fantastic. I can train you for this.†ATTITUDE:The natural detriments to every performer, from amateur to big budget, are the psychological defenses we use to protect ourselves in our day-to-day lives. The best vocal performers have learned how to temporarily break down these walls for the sake of their audience. It's what the audience gravitates to; the vulnerability of it all. As a coach and instructor, I will guide you into forming your own healthy attitudes about what it means to express your voice in terms of your life and the lives of those you sing or act around. Making mistakes feels so much better when you're singing for the right reasons. A singer with the right attitude understands mistakes are meant to be learned from and not avoided at all costs. To avoid failure means you're probably not reaching the potential you're looking to achieve through investing in regular, weekly voice lessons.SELF-AWARENESS:Because it is natural for us to have psychological defenses (we need them!), I find it is quite common for singers of many different experience levels to have very little understanding of what they actually look and sound like when they are singing or acting. It's not exactly the most comfortable thing to watch ourselves in the mirror or listen to the sounds of our recorded voices. There is a lot of bio physiology involved, but basically what you hear when you sing is not what other people hear. If you take lessons through me, I will encourage you to record yourself and practice in front of the mirror.You can expect to get out of your lessons what you put into the time you spend during your lessons. All I expect is for you to try and be as present as possible during your weekly lesson.

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