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Popular Singing Teachers Near Solon

Udell H.

Cleveland, OH
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George F. H.

Cleveland, OH
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Alex B.

Lakewood, OH
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Udell H. Cleveland, OH

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing

About Me

I have love and a great passion for music. I have been a musician for over 30 years, I have been a private instructor in piano, organ and voice for 10 years. I have trained and arranged music for several choirs and musicians. I have been music administrator for the church I attend for 12 years. I have instructed children's music classes at The Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Hospital. I have toured with choirs, soloist, and musicians in the United States and Canada. I play for weddings and am currently on staff as a musician at a Funeral Home.

I am a graduate of Evans Academy of Music in Buffalo, New York. I have studied music at Cuyahoga Community College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have great patience in teaching. The piano and organ lessons start with music theory which is studied each lesson. The lessons develop into learning scales, techniques, developing skills, learning to play songs. The singing lessons start with vocal scales and breathing exercises. Diction, pronunciation, and tone quality are perfected.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio is at a church with separate music rooms for training. Each room has a piano and organ inside and seating is available.

*** Specialties ***
I start with description of notes, meaning of symbols, measures, lines, spaces, learning to read notes, how chords are formed, teach scales and chords, introductory theory, simple sheet music of popular songs. My genres are mainly popular music, jazz, and gospel.

George F. H. Cleveland, OH

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I've been playing guitar and singing professionally for about 20 years. As a family man and father of two, I also I earn my living and support my family with music. I have a very student-driven teaching style, work with students of all ages, with focus on helping the student achieve his or her individual goals, small or large. I try to keep the lessons fun but focused at the same time.

I bring a balanced and personalized teaching style to my lessons, based on a well rounded education and wide range of real-world life experience. I have a B.A. in Liberal Arts and have performance experience on many different fronts, from local rock cover bands to Top 40, from acoustic soloist to fronting a nationally touring Metallica tribute.

I come from a musical family - my father is also a pro musician. The biggest thing I've learned as a teacher of guitar, bass and voice is teaching the instrument has only made me a bigger student. The learning process never ends and that is one of the great things about music.

No matter where you are with the instrument - a beginner picking it up for the first time, or a seasoned pro of 10 years that just needs help "putting it together," I believe I can help you to get wherever you want to go.

Regarding availability - make sure to inquire if you don't see a time open that suits you - I am flexible. I perform 4-6 times a week and teach full time. Flex lessons tend to work very well.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method is very practical and customized to every individual. I do not believe that you can use the same style with every student because everyone learns differently. With any instrument I teach, I usually approach things from a three-part method, technique, theory, and application.

Examples of technique:
Beginners :
Guitar - how to hold a pick, hand placement on the neck, how to palm mute, amp settings to achieve different tones, etc.
Bass - right/left hand coordination, proper right (or left) hand technique for fingerstyle playing.
Vocal - resetting the body and preparing it for singing, proper breathing technique, vocal warmups, etc.
Advanced:
Guitar - sweep picking, fingerstyle, hybrid picking,etc.
Bass - pop/slap method, picking, harmonics, etc.
Vocal - vocal warmup routine / stretching, how to achieve dynamic range, extend your range, control and power, pitch control

Examples of theory:
Beginners:
Guitar - knowing what note you are playing on the guitar, names of chords and different ways to grab them, finding the same notes in different places on the neck.
Bass - similar to guitar.
Vocal - relating notes you are hitting with your voice to a guitar or piano; intermediate ear training.

Advanced:
Guitar - Chord building, scales and improvisation, arpeggio shapes and application to song structure.
Bass - Chord theory learning, key building, scales and application.
Vocal - how to find harmony, key building, study of how vocal lines relate to chord patterns, improvisational technique.

Application:

Beginner:
Guitar - finding three favorite groups and or songs of the student and setting achievable goals to play music that they enjoy. Depending on the level of the student, just like Guitar Hero, there is usually an 'easy' way to play a song which will sound very close - and an 'expert' way, or album accurate way to play the song. Again, this approach is customized to where the student is and the difficulty of material they want to learn.
Bass - similar to guitar
Voice - singing songs by the student's favorite artist.

Advanced:
Guitar -This is where the customizable approach comes in. Everything ties together here. A student, for example that wants to learn a lead from a Stevie Ray Vaughn or Metallica tune may some of the skills required to play it, but may have to work on bends or vibrato. This is really where everything comes together.
Bass: Teaching not only the exact bass lines in student chosen songs, but tying together the theory of why that player chose the lines they did.
Voice: Instruction of where the voice fits into the mix of range, power and personality.

I also do hybrid lessons (guitar/voice, bass/voice, guitar/bass etc).

After 3-6 months, as long as the student is practicing, they should be able to play/sing some material they chose, have a basic understanding how the neck of a guitar/bass is set up or for vocal, be comfortable with knowing how their vocal mechanism works and have better control/command of their tool. All this depends on if the student is an absolute beginner of has been playing/singing for a few years.

As far as materials I ask students of ANY instruments I teach to bring a HARD cover binder with about 30 sheets of looseleaf in it. With every lesson, I enter the date into the binder and the student will walk away from the lesson with 3-5 very achievable goals, which will be entered into their binder.

For guitar/bass students: a CHROMATIC tuner & metronome. Korg and Boss make some nice units that combine these features into one device.

Books:
Guitar
For young students - Mel Bay Children's Guitar Method 1 & 2
For older students - Mel Bay Mastering the Guitar 1A
Also highly recommended for ALL guitar students - The Guitar Handbook by Ralph Denyer

Bass:
Mel Bay's Electric Bass Method 1 & 2
For slap style - Slap Bass Lines by Joe Santerre

Vocal:
No books besides the binder required

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in recording studio / basement, internet acess, amps provided (bass and guitar), parents can sit in on lessons

*** Specialties ***
Methods - Guitar: Alternate Picking, Sweep Picking, Fingerpicking, Hybrid Picking, Tapping, Theory/Applied Theory, Strumming Mechanics, Acoustic and Electric Playing, Sight Reading, Tab Reading, Song Teaching, Tone Production
Bass: Slap, Fingerstyle, Pickstyle, Sightreading,

Styles/Genres: Metal, Rock, Pop, Metal, Some Classical, Country, Folk

Alex B. Lakewood, OH

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from internationally recognized Baldwin-Wallace College. I have been playing and touring professionally for 9 years now with a band called Ward 9, and 4 years with a band called Dan Miraldi & The Albino Winos. I currently produce and run my own recording studio, and offer lessons as well. I am certified to teach all ages, any instrument, but focus mainly on bass, guitar, piano and vocals.

*** Lesson Details ***
When taking lessons with me, students can expect to move just a little faster than their perceived pace. I say this because students feel like they can accomplish A, but I know they are capable of more! They can expect to be held accountable to correct technique and gain a fundamental base of music theory as well. If they put in the practice time, they can expect to achieve much success with me.

*** Studio Equipment ***
studio set up in attic seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I am well-versed in Kodaly, Orff, and Dalcroze methodologies. I can teach classical or modern voice, and most styles of guitar.

Rhonda H.

Euclid, OH
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Theresa M.

Willoughby, OH
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Megan T.

Cleveland, OH
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Rhonda H. Euclid, OH

Subjects Taught

Elementary Math, Music Theory, Phonics, Piano, Public Speaking, Reading, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

I am a Cleveland native who knows first hand what awesome impact music can make. I started singing at two with my dad. I attended Rainey Institute and then got accepted to Cleveland School of the Arts, where I majored in vocal music and minored in drama. For the last 15 years, I have had the honor of exploring the world of music with pre-k to adult students. I have enjoyed creating arts curriculum for schools and summer camp programs. I am a living witness that the world of MUSIC can change a life. I look forward to sharing this world with future students and creating opportunities through music for them to SHINE!

*** Lesson Details ***
I tailor the music curriculum to each student. I want each student to develop their musical skills by improving breathing for vocalist, perfecting sight reading for pianist, overcoming shyness, mastering stage presence, memorizing music pieces, learning theory, and above all having FUN. I want each student to SHINE!
Students are offered performing opportunities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The Shore Center Studio includes a keyboard in a private music classroom. Seating is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student is expected to provide a piano or keyboard for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I tailor make the sessions to the students.
I specialize in the genre of gospel and inspirational music.

Theresa M. Willoughby, OH

Subjects Taught

Gospel Singing, Singing, Songwriting, Vocal Training

About Me

I Thank God for the gift of music. I am always honored to assist others in the art of perfecting their craft.
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Theresa

With the release of her debut album, “Thank You”, Theresa has combined her passion for ministry and music into a full time endeavored has certainly shown favor. This anointed vocalist and songwriter has shared the stage with such household names as Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and Babbie Mason. She continues to share her gift of music through her travels throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Islands and the United Kingdom. She has appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the legendary Apollo Theater, and the Bobby Jones Gospel Show.

Currently, Theresa stays busy promoting her new EP single “My Friend”. Through her personal experiences of victory and heartache, Theresa has opened her heart as a testimony and witness that God still comforts the lonely, heals the broken hearted and restores the weary. The smash new single “My Friend” tells the story and introduces to others the greatest love of all…the love of Jesus.

Theresa’s musical journey to this point is certainly a story worth sharing and sets the stage for her soon to be released self titled sophomore CD. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the soulful gospel jazz sounds of Theresa as she expresses 12 amazing love songs about her best friend.

Megan T. Cleveland, OH

Subjects Taught

Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Theater Acting, Vocal Training

About Me

Teaching Philosophy:

It is my belief that everyone has an individual learning style, and therefore, not everyone can be taught in the same manner. I develop a curriculum based on my students' individual needs and strengths as opposed to developing a single curriculum to be used by every student. Younger students will receive general music lessons with less emphasis on singing to preserve vocal health. These lessons will include basic piano skills, rhythm, music reading, music theory, and aural training.

Areas of Study:

Students study technique, posture, breath control, musicianship, and vocal health. I also incorporate music theory, ear training, and sight reading into my lessons. In order to teach proper diction and vowel production, I use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Students interested in studying additional French, German or Italian diction can arrange diction coachings outside their regularly scheduled lesson, just as students wishing for additional music theory, ear training or sight reading may schedule separate lessons.

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