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Popular Singing Teachers Near Southgate

Anne G.

Hazel Park, MI
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Glenda J.

Royal Oak, MI
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James W.

Oak Park, MI
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Anne G. Hazel Park, MI

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing

About Me

Anne received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis from Oakland University in Rochester, MI in 2008. She has taught privately since 2006.

Anne uses her experience with performing solos and singing in a variety of ensembles and well as her knowledge of vocal technique, music theory, music history, ear training and piano to best aid her students in improving their voices or beginning their piano studies. She also uses her experience as a voice coach and her understanding of learning theories, specifically Constructivism, to best teach each individual.

Anne has trained under some of the most prominent names in the metro-Detroit area, many of whom have performed around the world in opera and musical theatre productions. Anne has also performed in productions throughout the metro-Detroit area. She uses many of the same methods that her voice teachers used on her, and that have allowed her to grow into a professional singer.

Anne teaches a classical method of vocal technique. The classical method is the foundation. It is up to the individual just how he or she would like to build on it. However, Anne has experience with a wide variety of genres, besides classical, and would be happy to impart this knowledge to her students.

Anne's goal is to provide high quality instruction to students of all ages in order to help them express themselves musically to the best of their combined ability, in time allowed to teach them, in order for them to become independent musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice:

I am a kind and welcoming teacher! I understand that everyone's voice is personal and unique. I strive to bring out the best that your voice has to offer. I like to create a comfortable, but on task environment for my students. I understand that students of voice need continued support to develop the vocal mechanism.

The first lesson is not an audition, but a 'getting to know you' session. On this first lesson we simply do a few vocal warm up exercises. This is so that I can get a feel for your voice and so that I will be able to create a personalized program adapted to your vocal needs. I may also ask you to sing a song that you already know- such as Jingle Bells- in both high and low keys so that I can get a sense of what songs would best suit your voice. Following this, if there is a song that you have worked on in your past singing experience, I would encourage you to bring it to this first lesson so that I can get even more of an understanding of where you are at vocally.

Aside from the first day, the usual curriculum consists of theory, warm-ups, sight-reading, and repertoire.

Music Theory is the study of music notation and the rules which govern composer techniques. Depending on the age and experience of the student, they will receive a theory book from which they will do lessons independently. We check these pages together and go over any questions the student has at the beginning of the lesson.

Warm-ups are simple vocal exercises that serve multiple purposes. The first is what the name implies: to warm up your voice. Much like when you warm up your muscles before exercising, your voice also needs some time to prepare itself. Second, this is a perfect opportunity to work on breathing, posture, tone and resonance, that you can then apply to all music you sing. Warm-ups will bring your voice into peak performance mode and you will be ready to succeed on your repertoire.

Sight-reading is learning how to read music through the vocal instrument. With my help, I will teach you to sing music on a page just by looking at and understanding the notation. This helps to develop the ear and also allows you to understand the notes that are above the words that you are singing. My goal with this is that you will come to not need me at all - that you will be able to look at a piece of music and be able to sing it, with out any professional having to play or sing it for you.

That being said, the majority of your lesson will be spent on learning actual music! As stated before, I teach a classical foundation. Many students find classical music to be more taxing when it comes to technique, which is what makes these songs perfect for improving technique. For those who wish to concentrate on musical theatre, pop, jazz, or other genres, we often concentrate our efforts equally on what the student wishes to focus on and classical. As you progress we will move to more challenging or unfamiliar repertoire. It is through new, interesting repertoire, that you will not only improve your voice, but also expand your horizons as you explore and perform new genres that you may not be familiar with.

Piano:

I typically use the Faber method books for both adults and children. I will insure that you get experience with composition, improvisation and listening along with theory, technique and performance training.

I will also give you ample opportunities to perform through contests and community events, if you chose to do so.

I hope that you will consider voice or piano lessons for yourself or for a family member or friend. I tailor lessons to individual students and will make them fun and worthwhile.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Maniaci Music School: Upright piano, audio cassette recorder, computer and internet, microphone and pa system, copy machine

Home Studio: New studio piano, computer and internet, speakers. ***I have 2 cats at my home studio*** If you are allergic I will not be able to teach you at that location. Maniaci Music School is pet free.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student must provide a piano or keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Voice, Beginning Piano
I teach a classical method of singing which gives a wonderful foundation for vocal technique. However, it is up to the student how they would like to build on this foundation. After classical, I am most qualified in musical theater, though I also have experience in pop, jazz, rock, country, and R & B.

I also am available to teach beginning piano as I have experience accompanying my voice students.

Glenda J. Royal Oak, MI

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, ACT English, Acting, ACT Reading, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Christian Gospel, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, English, Flute, French, Gospel Singing, Meditation, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Viola, Violin

About Me

After studying at Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University, I have enjoyed teaching privately, in groups, and at churches, Public and private schools. I try to expand my skills as well as the number of musical offerings I can teach. It is important to tailor each lesson to the student's individual needs and ability to ensure that their experience is as rewarding as possible!

*** Lesson Details ***
You will learn to play with ease and proficiency while learning the Music Theory that supports your plating. You will also receive ear training, which will make learning more rapid, and more thorough.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open living room/dining room: piano and organ, couches and chairs, table and chairs, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide printed learning supplements. The student should have his/her own instrument, so they can practice.

*** Specialties ***
Gospel, Classical

James W. Oak Park, MI

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing

About Me

By the age of 2, Jwallondrums had already developed a passion for music and a desire to play the drums. Over the years he has become one of the most sought after drummers in the city of Detroit. He is passionately admired by the crowd which has grown to respect him as an entrepreneur and member of the band.
Jwallondrums number one supporter has always been his father. His dad traveled with him to various venues and ensured he would gain the skills and knowledge as he pursued his educational career. Jwallondrums experienced the “Golden Opportunity” of being the first drummer at the Detroit School of Performing Arts. He has also traveled on a 16 day tour to Europe where he visited Austria, France, Switzerland and Germany.
As an educator and mentor Jwallondrums; has committed his time to training young students and helping them cultivate their skills. He enjoys implementing various programs to allow students to reach their full potential.
His rhythms, progressive drumming style and skillful techniques have been vividly displayed in several church services, concerts, plays, musicals and benefits in a variety of venues throughout the United States.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a Patient teacher with a Heart for the student. I am using basic drum Instructional materials.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two drum kits, drum sticks, timer

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the whole set. Ask that students have drums sticks and book

*** Specialties ***
Perfection in Drum Rhythms for Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Blues, and Rock.
Specializing in the 12 basic Rudiments and Incorporating them in the Music.

Randy L.

Franklin, MI
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Kathryn E.

Ferndale, MI
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WILLIAM S.

Detroit, MI
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Randy L. Franklin, MI

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Composition, Ear Training, Film Scoring, Jazz Voice, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Vocal Training

About Me

RANDY L.
Teacher / Musician / Producer

Playing by Ear
Pretty much everyone can play by ear. So I help you to explore your talent, reach your musical goals and to create and perform music as a real and beautiful part of your life. Making music should not be a boring job. Rather, it should be something you can't wait to do. A way to get in touch with the rest of the universe. You will also learn to read and write, but it won't get in the way of your music.

Special Needs?
Everyone's needs are special. If your child has been diagnosed ADHD or as a "Sensory kid", music can be a joyful and rewarding way to see real growth and make a wonderful experience for parent and child. We help with the Proprioceptive and Vestibular senses in a fun and therapeutic way.

Just Google "BrainVolts" for a tremendous study from Northwestern University on the amazing effects of music study!

Since a very young age I have loved to improvise and to create music. It is very satisfying to pass this on to others who are full of music inside but may not know how to get it out. If you wish that you or your child could get some help creating your own music as well as playing the great music already written, perhaps we should be talking.

I am from Canada, and I have been a professional musician since 1970. I studied music performance in school, piano with the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and Music Education at Queens University. I have toured with national acts, produced dozens of recordings of all kinds and played, arranged and conducted music on cruise ships all over the world.

Music is my life. Bringing other people's skills to a higher level is what I do best.

Tell me what you want to accomplish, either for yourself or your child. I look forward to speaking with you.
Warm regards,
Randy

PS:
A note about allergens:
I teach at my home and at my studio. At home we have a very friendly dog (Vinnie) and a cat (Julian) who sleeps all day. If you have allergies, we will study at my Troy studio which is allergen-free. Unless you love animals. In that case, you will get to meet Vinnie, the most kid-friendly, loves-everybody, most gentle little guy you will ever meet. I put his picture up so you can see him.

Wouldn't it be great to be gifted? In fact... It turns out that choices lead to habits.
Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts.
You're not born this way, you get this way.
~ Seth Godin

*** Lesson Details ***
Children don't learn to read before they can talk. So why should anyone have to try to read before they can play?

That is how music is taught, traditionally and why a huge percentage of students just quit or have a miserable time with piano lessons. Music should be fun. Period.

My only real job is to make sure you have fun and want to learn more. Then you will do the rest. you will astonish yourself and everyone around you!

In a traditional music education, reading the works of others is the focus, with no encouragement to improvise or to play by ear. In our community, there is a prestigious, private college prep school that charges just under $80 per hour for traditional private music lessons.

My method is every bit the equal of that school for those who are drawn to express themselves playing by ear. You will still learn all the core skills needed to be a well-rounded musician.

Music study helps people young and old to overcome shyness and build confidence. It empowers them as they refine their special talents.

We will always have a lot of fun, but there is a lot to do, so we need to be efficient and not waste time. My teaching method is a combination of the best methods I have found. It is backed up with the same solid principles that I received when I was a student myself. If you choose to continue and pursue a classical education at a high level, you will be well-prepared.

Though you'll receive serious critiques from me, I always uplift and encourage. Positive energy is the ticket.

My Method: Listen, Sing, Clap, Play, Read and Write. With these tools you can look deeper into the elements that make up music. Folk, jazz, pop, rock or classical; all Western music is derived from the same principles. We will study ear training from a wonderful ear training book by a famous guitarist. It'¬¬ôs simple: you learn all the theory so you will be at the top of your game, but always have fun doing it. For notation, we will use The Semper Note Speller. For scales, we have the famous Brown Scale Book.

Technology
We use recording as a tool to help you hear how you sound and we always encourage you to express yourself with improvisation. In many cases, you will have tracks to practice with. We also use apps for your phone that really help. A guitar tuner to nail down vocal pitch, as well as a metronome app that is with you wherever you go. If you have a minute anywhere you can get in some good practice time. So we truly have the best of all worlds: playing from music and learning to play by ear! If you stick with it and do the work, the end result will be that you can always just sit down and play, whether or not you have any music in front of you!

On our first lesson we will do a duet jam session together and you will not believe how great you sound!

The Big Picture
Although a percentage of students may become a concert pianist, there are a multitude of other ways to become involved with music. Whether you are looking at music as a profession or as a hobby, we let parents know of the many choices available so that they can make good decisions, for themselves and for their children.

Having fun as you improve is a big priority. I also teach songwriting, singing, music recording and performance, as well as piano.

Remember, a piano should be an irresistible invitation, not an obstacle.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Troy studio: A digital keyboard in a professional recording control-room environment at our media production studio. The studio is near Big Beaver and Stephenson Hwy.

Home studio: An acoustic piano and recording studio environment at my home in Franklin/Beverly Hills.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If you are taking any kind of music lesson, we recommend a tuned piano or digital keyboard, preferably with at least 76 full-sized keys.

If you like, I can suggest several different models of keyboard that I have researched and of which I approve. They range from an inexpensive but effective starter keyboard for ear training and just plain fun to an 88 note weighted keyboard for more expressive practice.

*** Specialties ***
I teach people of all ages first to play by ear and to have fun while they study. Then I back up ear training with solid theory so they can read and write music. In school I studied many traditional methods and I have distilled my own distinct method from them. Though I am classically trained, I specialize in improvisation.

Kathryn E. Ferndale, MI

Subjects Taught

Singing

About Me

I am a singer with over 10 years of classical training and have been teaching voice for several years. I have performed in opera, oratorio, musical theater, jazz, folk and Irish ensembles. I can teach repertoire in French, German, Italian and Irish Gaelic. I can also teach beginning piano which is great for some of the younger students who aren't ready for full voice lessons and want to combine both.
I have years of experience singing professionally. I have been lucky enough to tour North America, Asia and Europe with different Irish groups form small bands to performing 8 shows a week in the touring company of the Broadway show Riverdance.
Singing is a huge part of who I am, I have been doing it since before I can remember and I love sharing what I have learned with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will tailor my lessons to meet your individual goals. We will work on repertoire you are excited about while also working on pieces that challenge you. The lessons will be rooted in classical technique because I believe it will make you a better singer while maintaining a healthy voice no matter which style we are working on.
In addition to technique, we will work on performance skills, basic music theory, sight-singing and ear-training because I think that musicianship is an important factor in becoming a great singer.
I am a positive and supportive teacher and will try to put you at ease immediately because I know singing and performing can make people feel vulnerable.
Most importantly, I want my students to express themselves through their music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would need a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I have studying classical voice extensively and taught it along with techniques for musical theater and pop. I have also instructed on traditional Irish singing. I can teach repertoire in French, German, Italian and Irish Gaelic.

WILLIAM S. Detroit, MI

Subjects Taught

Piano, Singing

About Me

MY training started in high school in the choir singing, then the piano training with my piano teacher J. Duncan she teach me to read music. Now i am a accompanist for Original New Grace Missionary Baptist Church. I was also accompanist for the Detroit Children Choir and Youth Chorale. I will teach you hand on training and theory. And the singing will consist of Exercises. as well as piano. First, we will have fun learning these lesson. i will help you have fun with your lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
take to theory lesson and piano training with finger exercises.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Working on getting a studio for piano students.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Car travel to your home

*** Specialties ***
These special lessons will propel you to excellence in math and for life.

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