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Popular Music Teachers Near Renfrew

Melody M.

Valencia, PA
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Jennifer V.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Patti C.

Murrysville, PA
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Melody M. Valencia, PA

About Melody

*For more information on SKYPE lessons, please read the "lesson details" section.

Melody is a certified Speech Level Singing Instructor. She maintains this certification through the continuous rigorous training and evaluation program created by celebrity vocal instructor Seth Riggs whose students include Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, and many more. Melody utilizes over 10 years of vocal study to help her students connect head and chest voice, create a strong mix voice, and extend their ranges.
She creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere where mistakes are considered part of the learning process, and thus encouraged. She has studied with Seth Riggs (CEO SLS), Greg Enriquez (SLS), Kathy Kennedy (SLS), Virginia Norwood (SLS), Guy ...

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Greg P. October 29, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
For years, I had been practicing with Brett Manning's Singing Success CDs. I wasn't really getting anywhere, yet I believed in the course. What I had been missing all those years was a real person with a masterful ear and experience, who could hear and understand "my" voice. I needed personal guidance that could identify exactly what I needed to work on and the correct approach.

When I found Melody, I was thrilled that she was a certified SLS instructor. However, as a 41 year-old male, I wondered if I needed a male instructor to better understand my voice, and also so that I could better understand the instructor's examples.

That concern was wiped away from day 1. She immediately pointed out that I wasn't doing the exercises correctly (even the ones that I thought were easy.) And her explanations and examples put me right on track.

I have 100% faith that Melody is going to help me transform my voice into the voice I have wanted for so long. There is steady improvement already, and I can't wait for each lesson, so that I can show her what I have worked on, and to learn more from her.

Don't pass her up! Her wealth of experience is hard to come by. I feel so lucky that I was able to get a lesson with her before her schedule was completely full!
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Angelica P. October 29, 2014
Singing · Online
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Melody is amazing. I am picky when it comes to people coaching me and I honestly thought I would not find the right singing teacher. But after only 4 lessons I have to say that Melody is worth every penny. I have seen improvement in my singing already (I have never sang professionally before) and Melody is very patient, knowledgeable, and flexible. She expects you to work hard, but what good instructor wouldn't? You have to do your part and practice, and if you do, I guarantee you will see results.
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Delphine B. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
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Melody is exactly what I was looking for in a music teacher. We Skype our lessons and she has a lesson plan each time we meet and we adhere to that plan. At the end of the lesson we review and discuss what she wants me to do to prepare for the next lesson. Melody is also a delightful person who is sincere and genuine in her desire to help you develop your talent.
Jennifer V. Pittsburgh, PA

About Jennifer

Do you love to sing? I offer private voice instruction. In a relaxed, fun environment.

I teach Somatic Voicework The LoVetri Method created by Jeanie Lovetri) is a body-based method of vocal training which draws from many disciplines. It is based upon voice science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training, complementary tools such as yoga, movement, dance, acting, and speech training, and various bodywork approaches. My Education and Licensing includes, BAA of MDS studies West Virginia University, Studies in Master of Classical Performance Wichita State, Artist Diploma Duquesne University, and Levels I II & 3 In Somatic Voice Work from Shenandoah Conservatory. As of February 2014 I have been certified as a National Association of Teaching Singers " ...

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Olyvia D. November 1, 2014
Broadway Singing · In home
I started working with Jen a little over two months ago, and in those two months I have learned more about the music business than I have in my entire life. Ms. Jen works hard to make sure her students get the most out of every lesson. She is a genuine person with a huge heart and dedication to the music field. In every lesson, Ms. Jen warms us up well by working on breathing techniques. We are always laughing and having a ball, there is never a dull moment with Ms. Jen! I would recommend Jen to anyone interested in taking lessons. She is an inspiration to all of her students, and the best teacher I have ever had!
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Anna I. October 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
Jen is a great teacher who really cares about her students and whether they are learning. I came to her studio to learn how to sing for fun, and it was very helpful! She lets the student's goals guide the instruction, rather than sticking to a rigid curriculum. Jen also considers the student's needs and understanding carefully, making sure to explain things in a different way if needed.
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Kiera S. August 23, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
I worked with Jen for just over a year and I have to say, not only did I learn a lot about music theory and breathing, but I gained such a great mentor and friend. I left Pittsburgh when I graduated and Jen is still there willing to answer questions about anything related to singing. In the year that I worked with her I: performed in three studio performances, auditioned and got the part of Mary Sunshine in my college's production of Chicago, and made it to the semi-finals of the Classical Singer's Competition. Without Jen, I wouldn't have been able to do any of that. I am more confident than ever and I'm still singing!
Patti C. Murrysville, PA

About Patti

Hi! I am a classically trained pianist originally from Syracuse, NY. I graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where I studied piano under Professor Alec Chien. I also enjoyed playing the French horn and percussion with the Allegheny Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble.

I have performed numerous piano solo recitals, as a featured pianist with the Allegheny Wind Ensemble, in piano duos, a piano quartet, small instrumental groups and in the pit orchestra for musical productions. I know the skills and technique needed to play as a soloist and in different types of groups. I am eager to share this with aspiring pianists.

I have 6+ years experience teaching private lessons to young children and 3 years experience in teaching fun group EZ play organ classes to senior citizens. ...

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melissa S. November 29, 2013
Piano
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Patti is a great instructor for my 6 year old son. She has lots of patience and can teach in a way that keeps him interested.
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DonalynP April 12, 2012
Patti is wonderful! As an adult learner who takes longer than the average bear to become proficient at hands-on skills, I was nervous to start taking lessons. Patti has been wonderful! She is patient and encouraging and makes the lessons fun! I literally could not have asked for a better teacher! I would highly recommend her!
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JaneM1 January 11, 2012
Patti is a very nice teacher and my daughter loves her!

Cindy H.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Tarentum, PA
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Cindy H. Pittsburgh, PA

About Cindy

Cindy has been making music for as long as she can remember. She was the assistant director of a synagogue children's choir by age 14 and has directed and sung with many community choirs and pickup groups since then. But it wasn't until 1996 that she discovered the autoharp and began teaching and performing in earnest. Now one of the best recognized autoharp workshop leaders in the US, she has taught and performed at festivals and private concerts from Pennsylvania to California, as well as Tasmania, Australia, England, aboard cruise ships, and an upcoming visit to Sweden. She also shares her knowledge of old-time West Virginia fiddle techniques and repertoire, and is known locally as a sympathetic and effective voice teacher for those who think they cannot sing. In addition ...

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Leticia P. July 20, 2014
Singing · Online
Cindy is a knowledgeable and nurturing teacher. Her musicianship and generosity of spirit are exactly what a student needs. As a music teacher myself, I wholeheartedly recommend her to you.

I had the opportunity to learn from her the techniques she uses to teach pitch matching to singers and observe her successfullyl using it with a brand new student. She has a gift for pinpointing what is happening and then clearly explaining how to improve, all while building self-confidence. A teacher like her that can help others gain skills, and find joy in music, is a true gem!
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Anne Y. July 17, 2014
Singing · In studio
I am one of those people that has been told all my life that I can't sing. I believed everyone and always thought there was no hope for me. Then I met Cindy. She converted me. I am now a believer. She was able to teach me to match a tone but to believe in myself. Now, I believe that I can learn to match a tone and eventually produce music. Thank you Cindy for that belief in myself and for the knowledge I needed to be able to produce music! Cindy is one of those incredible people that knows how to read people and find a process that works for each.
Nicholas B. Pittsburgh, PA

About Nicholas

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Nick B started filling in for local Pittsburgh rock bands and began touring and doing recording sessions immediately after high school.

In 2007, Nick began playing in The Morning Light who signed to Fearless Records. Nick has toured with multiple nationally signed acts and landed the number 27 spot on the billboard heatseeker charts with The Morning Light.

Nick joined the Steel City Ambassadors Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010 and went back into the practice room to further perfect his craft. During that time, he also filled in for Delaware artist Ian Walsh and did more session work. By the following year, Nick moved to LA to study at the Musicians Institute in LA and graduated in 2012.

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Laureen M. October 21, 2014
Drum · In home
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We are really happy with Nicholas as a drum teacher. Nicholas always arrives for lessons on time, is very polite, and my son loves what he is learning!
David M. Tarentum, PA

About David

Hi my name is David with Mac's Accordion. God has been good and has allowed me to teach and perform the accordion for the last 25 years. I have students from all around the world ( India, London, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and all around the United States). My lessons are high energy and a lot of fun. I teach from the Palmer Hughes Books and add in 25 years of playing into the lesson. I also send students different styles of music that will give them a more professional sound.

Here at Mac's accordion you have a choice of taking lessons from my Pittsburgh studio or you can learn the accordion at the comfort of your own home with live, One on One online accordion lessons.

I look forward in starting you on your accordion Journey.

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David M. August 23, 2014
Accordion · Online
Thank for the great lesson! I'll definitely have some excellent stuff to work on. Also, I just wanted to say thanks again for doing this online instruction. You're a great teacher and this method fits perfect with my highly mobile life. I'll be in touch soon to schedule another round of lessons.
Zach from Denver Corado
I was skeptical about taking music lessons by Skype, but thought I would give it a try since there are no accordion teachers in my area. Skype lessons with David have turned out to be quite a pleasure and much better than the best I could have imagined. First of all, David pays such close attention to my playing that he picks up on little details that I thought might go by unnoticed through a video lesson ( e.g. fingering and minor issues with my accordion reeds). Also, because David is so personable, the lessons are fun and I forget that we are not actually in the same room together. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I have been taking weekly lessons for only two months and my playing has already improved considerably. All and all, I am extremely happy with my accordion lessons with David through Skype: I have an attentive teacher, the lessons are fun, I am getting much better, and the only thing I'm missing from taking lessons with a teacher in person is the drive!
Bruno (student) New York City
I have been learning the accordion with David for a few months now and would happily recommend his Skype tutoring service. I have progressed well since starting the lessons and really enjoyed David's teaching style. He covers all the basics and fundamentals necessary for my level but also focuses on chord structures and progressions with an eye on mor advanced technique.
Stuart Dorin, (student) London,England
I love the Skype lessons! It allows me to learn how to play accordion from the comfort of my own home. I just set up a time to meet and then do the lesson! It's quick, easy and painless. David is very knowledgeable about the accordion and I have learned so much from him in only a few months. I would highly recommend the Skype lessons with David to anyone who wants to learn accordion, but may be hesitant about online lessons.
Matthew (student) Atlanta, Georgia

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