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Popular Music Teachers Near New Orleans

Daniel S.

New Orleans, LA
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Maria T.

Westwego, LA
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Steve O.

New Orleans, LA
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Daniel S. New Orleans, LA

About Daniel

I began playing guitar when I was 13, and have loved every minute! After studying privately for a few years, I started gigging in local bars and coffee shops during high school in my hometown of Ocean Springs, MS. During high school I studied classical and jazz guitar in preparation for a college degree in music. I enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in 2004 to study classical and jazz guitar; during which time I played in many festivals, masterclasses, and concerts throughout the southeast. While a student at USM, I put myself through school by teaching private lessons and by gigging at private parties, weddings, churches, festivals, and in local bars. A few times a year I also play in the pit orchestra of various theater productions. Upon finishing my undergraduate ...

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Bob W. June 19, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Daniel has been terrific. He is reliable, helpful and teaches very well.
Maria T. Westwego, LA

About Maria

Maria Elise T. is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree while on music scholarship at Baylor University, and received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at Louisiana State University, also with the reward of a music scholarship. While at Baylor, she studied with renowned voice teacher and pedagogue Dr. John Van Cura. She learned much of her teaching style during her time spent with Dr. Van Cura. She teaches a very thorough base for singing incorporating efficient, healthy breathing and posture. Maria uses her artistry and creativity to cater to the specific needs and learning specifications of each student, vocalists and pianists alike.

Maria spent 2 consecutive summers with Des Moines Metro Opera. She has performed many roles, most ...

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emily D. September 26, 2014
Singing · In home
Maria is a joy to work with; I highly recommend taking her voice class! She creates an easygoing, fun, and instructive session that helps you understand methods for improving your vocal performance. I've had teachers in the past that simply worked with me on songs and "stage presence," however this is the first experience I've had where I'm confident that the lessons (posture, breathing, vocalizing, etc) will continue to transform my voice over time. Her fundamentals basically re-trained my voice and the impact was both immediate and long-lasting. I've recommended her to other family members and I believe they are also having similar positive experiences! If singing is your passion and you want to improve through a professional and pleasant experience - this is money well spent!
Steve O. New Orleans, LA

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Denise B.

New Orleans, LA
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Sam C.

New Orleans, LA
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Melanie G.

New Orleans, LA
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Denise B. New Orleans, LA

About Denise

I hold a Master's in Voice Performance degree from University of New Orleans and Bachelor of Science degree in Voice Performance from State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
In 2001, I toured with International European Opera Company which performed numerous times in Denmark, France, Italy and USA.
I currently perform and teach in the New Orleans area and love to share my knowledge and experience with my students. There is so much more to performance then just beautiful vocalizing.....

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My teaching is based on my own personal, classical training from Europe and North America. Whether it's opera, oratorio, musical theater or pop-style singing that is desired, I believe that classical technique is an essential source of proper singing that can be used to ...

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Victoria G. November 2, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I am learning so much already from my teacher.She is patient and professional as well as really nice. My grand mom loves when I take my lesson at her house so she can hear me sing with Denise. My mom thinks she will be a great piano teacher for me too. I cannot wait to start piano lessons with Denise next.
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shanice B. October 31, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Awesome teacher who caters to the way my child learns and comprehends vocal performance! she knows how to simplify training to the level of my 5 year old!
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Doug N. October 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
There are very few teachers who can balance passion, compassion, skills, and ability all the while coaching with understanding and humor. They say those that can't teach. Well, not in this case. She CAN and DOES, both teach and perform at a very high level. In the past, there have been numerous times when I have signed up for a class and after a few weeks, have dreaded attending because it was not what I was expecting. With Denise, this is certainly not the case. I have enjoyed working with her and have learned more in 10 months than in my previous 54 years. I highly recommend her to anyone! Thanks Denise.
Sam C. New Orleans, LA

About Sam

Since 2004 I have dedicated both my undergraduate (Parkland College, Illinois State University, Bradley University) and graduate (Southern Illinois University) studies to music performance and pedagogy, focusing on classical guitar. The majority of my teaching experience comes from a three-year Graduate Assistantship that I held while at Southern Illinois University, which included teaching the guitar to music and non-music majors in group and private settings. Outside of my responsibilities as a Graduate Assistant, I taught the guitar to children in group and private settings, and served as a juror for student guitar performances at both grade school and college levels. As a performer, I have experience as both a soloist and a chamber musician. These experiences have provided me with ...

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Daniel S. July 28, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am an older player and have studied with several teachers.
I have found Sam to be an insightful, attentive and generous instructor.
He listens very (and that is emphasized) carefully and offers clear, distinct and well considered advice on phrasing, musicality and presentation.
I treasure his objective instruction.
In my opinion Sam is a great teacher and should think anyone could benefit from his guidance
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Gilda T. June 13, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Sam began at the beginning. I felt more comfortable after my lesson that I could learn the techniques that are required to play the guitar. Sam speaks softly, takes his time and he is very encouraging.
Melanie G. New Orleans, LA

About Melanie

I am a classically-trained singer performing and teaching in New Orleans, Louisiana. I hold a master's degree in vocal performance and love sharing my knowledge and experience with my students. I frequently sing professionally in several genres including opera, musical theatre, jazz and pop music, and have several years of experience teaching all of these styles. I enjoy teaching singers at all levels, from beginner to professional, from age 13 up.

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Lessons are tailored to the individual student, based on where you are and where you would like to go. I am equally comfortable teaching all styles of music. I am very enthusiastic about singing, and encourage my students to love it as much as I do!

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Fiona F. July 3, 2014
Voice
I have been learning with Melanie for about 9 months. I think she is an excellent teacher and singer whose expertise covers a wide range of musical genres from opera to classical art song and jazz. Over the past 9 months, she has focused on improving my vocal technique and I have been able to learn quickly because she is an effective communicator of ideas and information. Melanie has also helped me enter into the New Orleans music scene and regularly suggests auditions or other singing opportunities I might be interested in trying. I really enjoy my lessons with Melanie and I can highly recommend her.
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Sabrina P. May 30, 2014
Voice · In studio
I have 9 years of vocal experience in Baton Rouge. I began taking lessons with Melanie about 2.5 months ago. We have worked on musical theatre, opera, and jazz. She is very knowledgeable in all of these genres. Melanie is a great instructor that really knows what to say and what visuals to use to get a different sound. It has been interesting to see the differences in my voice since beginning with Melanie.
Since beginning with Melanie, I have been on 4 auditions, 2 callbacks, and have been cast in a show. I would not have known about these auditions without Melanie and she gave me the confidence to excel. Melanie is a great resource to use for audition information and performance opportunities.
If you are just starting out or if you are looking to continue with vocal lessons, Melanie is a great teacher and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Sara T. April 14, 2014
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
Talented teacher and motivator

I have been taking lessons with Melanie for about four months. I initially contacted her to prepare for a part in a musical I wanted. Melanie helped me hone my talent, as well as find confidence in my voice as a singer. I came to her as an untrained, unskilled singer looking for guidance. Two months after I started taking lessons, I was asked to perform with a cruise ship live band (while I was on vacation) in Carnival's Showcase of the Stars talent show. Melanie inspired me to audition for several musicals I normally wouldn't have had the courage to pursue. She is always available when I need her, even if I need to schedule a last minute lesson or have a technical question I need answered. I owe my success thus far in my performance career to Melanie, and I proudly recommend her without hesitation.

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