Shakeatha D.

Shakeatha D.

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Houston, TX

About Shakeatha D.

Background check: Last verified 03/03/2014
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Shakeatha teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: March 2008
Last sign in: Last week
Average response time: 7 hours

Overview

I have sung for as long as I could speak! I hail from a family of recording artists and have graced the stage since the age of 4. During high school, I learned to read music and took piano lessons. This peaked my interest in wanting to learn the fundamentals of music so I decided to major in it in college.

I then went on to Xavier University, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music. While at Xavier I participated in many productions. I also received a Xavier University Music Scholarship for four years. I have noted my experience in detail: Xavier University of Louisiana-Senior Recital; Xavier University Student Recital – “Opera under the Stars”, April 2008; Xavier University Concert Choir Midwest Tour – Soloist for “Amazing Grace”, April 2008; Xavier University of Louisiana Student Productions - Treemonisha (2004), Purlie (2005); Xavier University University Chorus; 2004-2009; Xavier Concert Choir; 2004-2009; Vocalist with Recording Artist: Josh Jones Nu Horizon, New Orleans, Louisiana; Vocalist with Recording Artist: Bishop Alvin Davis & Company, Baldwin, LA; Greater St. Stephan Gospel Choir and Praise Team; Background Studio Vocalist for Ebony Lockett (2009), Community of Faith Praise Team, 2012-2013

Currently, I sing at many venues and with various groups throughout Houston area. In addition to all of this, I also perform a great deal of gospel music on the praise team at the Community of Faith.

As you can see I have a great deal of experience and expertise different genres, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
To my future students:

I sit down at our first lesson to make a Custom Lesson Plan for what you want to study and goals you want to achieve.

I want to help you reach your goals and make you happy as a singer, so I am open to teach you anything no matter how little/much experience you have.

Next, we will pick a fun area to work on, and a challenging area to conquer. For example: we will work on a fun song then we will work on reading and/or rudiments.
I am also very patient and flexible to those students whom have special needs, or need to accelerate at a slower pace.


“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.”- E.Y. Harburg

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room: keyboard, stands, music books, additional seating for parents.

Vocal Studio: Practice room, piano/keyboard, music stands, chairs; waiting area with television for parents/guests; security system; recording equipment

*** Specialties ***
CLASSICAL MUSICAL, GOSPEL, NEO-SOUL, JAZZ

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Education

Bachelor of Arts, Music Jan 2004 - Dec 2009
Xavier University of Louisiana

Awards

Opera Under the Stars Apr 2008
Xavier University
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Ronique W. June 16, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Shakeatha is great! After just a few lessons, I felt like I was improving. I like that she stresses proper vocal technique and breathing as well, which are very important. She's also highly versatile, so no matter what style you want to learn, whether its pop, jazz, soul, or classical, she's got you covered. She really encouraged and challenged me, reawakening my love for singing and music overall. I highly recommend her!
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Ciara W. January 6, 2014
Singing
singing lessons

I enjoy singing lessons with Ms.Shakeitha , she makes learning fun and easy and she pushes you. Overall she's the best teacher and my singing is improving.
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Yolanda B. December 19, 2013
Singing
Excellent!!!

Shae is extremely talented and has a well trained voice. She is very knowledgeable about the nuances of singing and is a great teacher!!
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Shanette G. December 18, 2013
Singing
Shakeatha is a wonderful teacher!

Prior to taking lessons, I had absolutely no experience in singing or playing the piano. I was very nervous that I would not catch on quickly but, Shakeatha was very patient with me and worked diligently with me and she made all of my nerves go away. She is a great communicator and she explains the different techniques very well. Within one day I was able to read the music for two songs and play them on the piano by myself. She also taught me some excellent exercises that has helped improve my vocal range. Shakeatha is a very skilled and experienced teacher who loves to help others be the best that they can be. She makes you feel very comfortable and she is very encouraging. I have always had a strong passion to learn how to sing and play the piano and I'm very thankful that I found TakeLessons and my teacher Shakeatha. I really enjoy my sessions with Shakeatha and I would definitely recommend her to everyone. She's the best!