Stephen M.

Stephen M.

5 Reviews
Duluth, GA

About Stephen M.

Background Check: Last verified 09/25/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99


Already an accomplished teacher, in 2013 Mr. M. was recognized by as a Top Teacher for student retention, communication with parents and staff, general positive feedback, and overall professionalism. In addition, both his voice and piano students receive superior ratings at the local National Federation of Music Clubs festivals and consistently receive leading roles in school productions and place in local talent shows.

As a professional baritone, Stephen’s on staff at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta and maintains a busy performance schedule throughout metro Atlanta. Most recently he was heard as the bullfighter Escamillo (Bizet’s Carmen) for Capitol City Opera’s Dinner and a Diva program. In 2012, he sang Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) with Peach State Opera and Masetto (Don Giovanni) with Valdosta State University. As an undergraduate, and then a graduate student, at Georgia State University, Stephen appeared as Maximilian (Bernstein’s Candide), The Marquis de la Force (Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites), and Le Dancaire (Bizet’s Carmen).

In addition to performing opera, Mr. M. has sung as a professional chorister with such groups as The Atlanta Opera Chorus (Carmen and Lucia di Lammermoor), The Atlanta Sacred Choral (now Atlanta Master Chorale), and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

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Stephen McCool


Voice/Piano Teacher Jan 2013 - Present
Gwinnett School of Music

Voice/Piano Teacher Aug 2011 - Present
Metro Music Makers

Voice Teacher Aug 2012 - May 2014
Woodward Academy

I'd prepare middle school and high school singers for upcoming choral concerts, musicals, and school wide talent shows.

Lessons usually consisted of vocal warm ups and preparing songs musically, vocally, and dramatically.


Master of Music, vocal performance Aug 2008 - May 2010
Georgia State University

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency


Takelessons Top Teacher Aug 2013
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5 Reviews on Stephen M.

Sam P. June 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Steven teaches our two kids Piano. They have really improved and enjoy their lessons. My kids describe him as kind, understanding, and somebody who makes piano fun and a good teacher. I highly recommend him
RJJ October 24, 2011
Great techer

Stephen is a great teacher. He knows how to keep you engaged and help you try many different techniques for your voice to help you find the qualities that you are looking for.
JoyH1 August 3, 2011

Mr. McCool is a great teacher! He spent a lot of time working on our prior workbook to understand what our boy learned in the past. He focused on Art's weakness to fix his problems and most importantly he changed Art's attitude from just doing piano homework to enjoying music. We appreciate Mr. McCool's hard work!
PuneetS August 1, 2011
Stephen is an excellent teacher. His feedback is very accurate and his rapport with our kid is great. He also makes good recommendations for further growth. I would recommend him further.
DonnaA1 June 17, 2011
Voice Lessons

My 8 yr. old is really enjoying his voice lessons with Stephan. We notice that Stephan is fun and outgoing during his lessons with Michael.......yet, at the same time he is very patient and kind. Michael enjoys doing his HW lessons and always looks forward to Stephan's visit!