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Popular Music Teachers Near Philadelphia

Elizabeth H.

Conshohocken, PA
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Jeffrey W.

Haddon Heights, NJ
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Peter K.

Newark, DE
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Elizabeth H. Conshohocken, PA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

Elizabeth has been praised for her clear ringing soprano voice, excellent comic timing, and warm and enlightening performances (The News Journal of Wilmington, DE). She is a versatile singer and actively performs in musical theatre, operetta, and opera. She is also an established and respected voice and piano teacher.

Elizabeth was most recently seen as Joanie in The Full Monty at Candlelight Theatre in Delaware. Other recent performances include June in Musical of Musicals: The Musical and Peaches/ Baby Jane in Jerry Springer: The Opera with Bootless Stageworks in Wilmington, DE, solo performances with the New Voices Cabaret at the Society Hill Playhouse in Center City, and Woman 2 in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra with Mainstage Center for the Arts in Blackwood, NJ. She has performed numerous leading roles with Philadelphia area Gilbert and Sullivan companies, most notably appearing as Angelina in Trial by Jury with The Savoy Company, winning Best American Production at the 2011 International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. Her G &S performance credits include the roles of Patience (Patience), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Rose Maybud (Ruddigore), Phyllis (Iolanthe), and Fiammetta (Gondoliers). Additionally, she has pioneered roles in new operas, including Gwendolyn in The Crowded House at the 2010 Philly Fringe Festival and Zelda in Black Horses with OperaDelaware at the 2009 Wilmington Fringe Festival. She "tackled the challenging score with gusto, her beautiful soprano and excellent diction winning in even the highest vocal points" (The Community News of Wilmington, DE).

Elizabeth holds an M.M. in vocal performance from West Virginia University, where she was featured in numerous WVU Opera Theatre productions and was the soprano soloist with WVU Choirs in Faure's Requiem and Handel's Lord Nelson Mass. While at WVU, Elizabeth resumed taking lessons at the piano, which she had previously studied for many years, and exceeded the piano proficiency level required by the university. She also holds a B.A. in music and international studies from Emory University. Elizabeth has studied and performed internationally, both at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where she was the recipient of the Lemmonds Scholarship, and at the Bel Canto program in conjunction with L'Arena di Verona opera company in Verona, Italy.

As a graduate assistant at WVU, Elizabeth taught voice lessons to music education and performance majors as well as a course on vocal pedagogy. After graduating, she served as adjunct faculty, in which capacity she taught vocal repertoire and opera theater. She has maintained a private studio since 2005, in which she instructs students in voice and piano.

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I am a fun, enthusiastic teacher who cares deeply about her students and their growth as musicians and people. I believe teaching works best when students are relaxed, having fun, and are actively engaged in the learning process. Musical skills depend upon muscles, so it is important that you practice what we work on during lessons at home if you wish to see real progress. I will work hard along with you and ask for your input during lessons; we are partners in the learning process.

My specialty is the voice. I teach classical vocal technique with an emphasis on the body-mind connection. Through the course of my training, I have studied the Alexander Technique, which is a method that has been used by actors, musicians, and athletes to find optimal body-mind coordination to achieve better results. The voice is the only instrument that is literally your body, so we will be using these tools to improve posture, breathing, and resonance. By learning a healthy vocal technique, you can expect improved tone quality, an expanded vocal and dynamic range, greater resonance, increased agility, improved diction, and more. Healthy vocal technique can be applied to any genre, but I work mostly with classical and musical theater repertoire as this is my area of expertise.

I am also an established piano teacher and have had much success teaching beginning and intermediate students from ages 4 to 91 in various styles of music. I believe it is important for students to learn how to read and interpret written music as well as understand the structure behind it, so in addition to learning musical basics, I incorporate music theory into lessons. I encourage my piano students to learn how to read lead sheets and create chord accompaniments as well, which opens the door for comfortably playing in all sorts of styles sooner than would be possible by classical approaches alone. I also work on improvisation and songwriting with my piano students.

Whichever you choose to study (voice, piano, or both), I tailor lessons to suit each student's needs. I would like to enable you to meet your musical goals, whatever they may be.

*** Studio Equipment ***
An upright piano, a designated music room, vocal and piano music materials, metronome, full length mirror, ability to record lessons in my studio

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

I specialize in classical and musical theater repertoire. I also have training in Alexander Technique.

Jeffrey W. Haddon Heights, NJ

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

My background is as a classically trained singer and voice teacher. I have studied with numerous leading voice teachers and singers in the United States. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Florida State University in Voice Performance and my Doctorate in Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy from The University of Miami. My education has provided me a great understanding of how the voice functions correctly and how to relate this to any level of student, from completely inexperienced singers to advanced singers. My teaching style focuses on making sure that the different parts of the voice are working correctly then focusing on the coordination of the entire system working together. Whether you are preparing for an important singing engagement or just trying to improve your skills, I would love to help you achieve your goals.

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Every voice lesson will consist of equal time instruction through vocal exercises and instruction through song. I have a very laid-back and fun approach to singing and teaching. I feel that the studio should be an enjoyable place and the voice lesson should be a time of the week to which the student looks forward. During the first lesson the student and I will set achievable goals in achievable time spans specific to the level and skill of the singer. I will give the student all the tools to achieve their goals, including weekly skill and muscle training exercises tailored to the student's needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In home studio, Baby Grand Piano, Guitar, Microphone and amplifier, seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They need a piano or keyboard

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I specialize in classical voice, using the pricipals of natural acoustics and comfortability in vocal production. Creating a resonance that is natural, beautiful, and individual to each singer.

Peter K. Newark, DE

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Ear Training, Hand Drums, Marimba, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Steel Drums, Xylophone

About Me

Welcome to Percussion and Drum set lessons with Peter D. K.

Due to a performer's schedule, please sign up for SCHEDULE AS YOU GO. I will then be in contact to schedule your first lesson! I look forward to working with you.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide percussion instruments such as drum pad and or snare drum. Students would have to provide the keyboard instruments and drum sets.

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Drum set
African Percussion,
Keyboard Percussion
Classical Percussion
Solo Marimba
Solo Xylophone
Jazz Vibes

Sida W.

Philadelphia, PA
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Kristian P.

Philadelphia, PA
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Christopher O.

Philadelphia, PA
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Sida W. Philadelphia, PA

Subjects Taught

ACT Math, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Billiards, Calculus, Chinese, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Elementary Math, GRE, Math, Piano, Singing

About Me

Hi, I am an international student from China. Currently I am an actuarial science major at Temple University, Philadelphia. I can teach all kinds of math. Plus, I have certification in Piano. I am also a tenor when I was in my undergraduate university chorus. I've won several singing competitions(Pop). Please let me know if you have any questions about me.

Kristian P. Philadelphia, PA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Steel Drums

About Me

Kristian P. is an active steel pan performer and teacher based in South Philadelphia. Mr. P. has performed around the United States, Europe, and Asia, including concert appearances with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He currently directs steel drum orchestras at the University of Delaware, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and Northern Children's Services.

Christopher O. Philadelphia, PA

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Conducting, Ear Training, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

I am a graduate of the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Music Education with a concentration in saxophone. I currently teach general, instrumental, and vocal music at a charter school in Philadelphia. I studied with renown saxophonist, Marshall Taylor, while at Temple. I have performed with the Temple University Wind Ensemble, Temple University Wind Symphony, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Glassworks Ensemble, as a soloist, chamber musician, and am currently a member of the horn section for a Hip-Hop group, The Legion of DOOOM. I am a member of the National Association for Music Education, Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association, National Band Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity, Inc.

I want to ensure a fun and welcoming environment for any student. Students should feel comfortable asking questions and making mistakes. That being said I give 100% effort and dedication to any student that I teach, so I expect the same from them during a lesson. I will do my best to make sure you are the best saxophonist you can be, and you should too. I focus on basic and advanced saxophone technique, musicality, and standard repertoire. Whether you are just beginning or preparing for auditions, I can help.

Music Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The list of great musicians from Philadelphia is a long one: Will Smith, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Boyz II Men, Pink, The Roots, Eve, as well as rock, soul and jazz legends Chubby Checker, Patti LaBelle and Billie Holiday. Any city in the world would be hard-pressed to match the musical accomplishments of Philadelphia. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Musical theory and technique are acquired through long hours of practice with a teacher who has the experience and the training to hear what you need to work on and to extend your range and abilities. These teachers are abundant in Philadelphia, but you have to know how to reach them.

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