Stephen M.

Stephen M.

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Duluth, GA

About Stephen M.

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Stephen teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: August 2010
Last sign in: 2 days ago
Average response time: 26 hours

Overview

Since he was seven years old, Mr. McCool knew he wanted to be a singer. Once he heard the glorious voices of the three tenors (Domingo, Carreras, and Pavarotti), he knew he must spend his life learning to make those awe-inspiring sounds. It was at this time when he started singing in church choir, and Mr. McCool highly encourages all aspiring singers to join a community choir or church choir as soon as they’re able.

Throughout his musical education at Georgia State University (Bachelors and Masters Degrees), he gained a firm musical foundation in vocal technique, ear-training, sight-reading, music theory, and a renewed appreciation for making music as part of a group. In addition, he had the good fortune to learn from some of the most phenomenal musicians in Atlanta: Dwight Coleman, Dr. Peter Marshall, and Maestro Michael Palmer. After graduation, Mr. McCool continued honing his craft by singing in community groups such as the Atlanta Master Chorale and professional groups like the Atlanta Opera Chorus. He also continued his private studies with Jason Hardy and Sharon Stephenson.

As a professional teacher (voice and piano), in 2013 Mr. McCool was recognized 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 regularly receive superior ratings at the local National Federation of Music Clubs festivals; earn leading roles in school productions; and place in local talent shows.

Photos and Videos

Voice lesson with Stephen.

Experience

Voice/Piano Teacher Jan 2013 - Jul 2014
Gwinnett School of Music

Voice/Piano Teacher Aug 2011 - Jul 2014
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.

Education

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

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Takelessons Top Teacher Aug 2013
Takelessons.com
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5 Reviews on Stephen M.

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Sam P. June 29, 2014
Piano · In home
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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
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RJJ October 24, 2011
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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.
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JoyH1 August 3, 2011
Piano

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!
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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.
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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!