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Acting, Audition Prep, Baseball, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Improv Acting, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Podcasting, Public Speaking, Singing, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spoken Word, Stand Up Comedy, Tennis, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting
Originally from the Kansas City area, I studied Vocal Performance, Choral Conducting and Music Education at the renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
I have performed a wide variety of leading roles in everything from opera and operetta to musical comedy. I have been a featured performer with organizations such as Music Theatre for the People of Kansas City, The Kansas City Symphony, The Kansas City Lyric Opera, Indiana University Opera & Ballet Theatre, 13th Street Repertory, La Muse Venale Acting Troupe, and the Bloomington Playwrights Project.
I have directed and music directed productions at the collegiate and professional levels. Recent credits include: Indiana Memorial Union Board's production of Godspell, in Bloomington, Indiana, the Hoosier Musical Productions of The Fantasticks and Tick, tick...BOOM!, also in Bloomington, Indiana, and the off-Broadway production of Honestly Abe, a new musical about Abraham Lincoln.
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All lessons begin with vocal warm-ups and breathing exercises. These get the student loosened up and serve as an excellent way for Jon to gauge progress and vocal health.
After warm-ups comes song study. Students and I work together to pick out songs that best fit their voice and range.
The ultimate goal is to get students singing healthily on a consistent basis. Once they're able to do that, they'll be able to sing anything.
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Piano, music library
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Audition prep, vocal health, breath control, public speaking, musicianship training
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I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....
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In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio
*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar
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I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
ACT Math, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Analytical Geometry, AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Statistics, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Calculus, Econometrics, Economics, GED Test Prep, GMAT, GRE, Macroeconomics, Math, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Physics, Pre Calculus, SAT, Statistics, Tennis, Trigonometry
Patient and reliable tutor for Math, Economics and Statistics.
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Originally from Washington State, where I resided throughout my college career, I currently live in San Diego. Over the course of my tutoring career I have had the opportunity to interact with a wide range of age groups, from teaching elementary students the fundamentals of tennis to leading tutoring sessions for university physics students. Having participated in 14 years of team athletics, during six of which I served as team captain, as well as various academic internships, I have gained experience in multiple types of academic advancement as well as community involvement and leadership.
I work well with students of all capabilities and learning styles, recognizing the importance of identifying with students in order to meet their individual needs. I strive to play to students' strengths, individualizing my teaching strategies based on the student's preferred mode of learning and utilizing engaging methods in order to keep the learner motivated. Doing my best to foster an atmosphere of energy and positivity in order to develop a genuine love of learning, I teach according to the philosophy that a well-rounded education cannot simply be obtained through books, classrooms, and academics. It is something that must be actively practiced and experienced.
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I have a Masters Degree (and on the Dean's List) for Elementary Education K-8th grade with courses taken in ESL, SPE. Children with other special needs, General Studies, and many others I have on my transcripts.
Earth Science, Gaming, Geology, Poker, Tennis
My name is Philip O'Brien and I have just graduated from Texas Tech University with a Master’s degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Geology. I have also been a tennis instructor, amateur gamer, and poker player. At its most fundamental level, teaching is the act of imparting knowledge upon another person. For me, the most important part of teaching is to ensure that the student understands what is being taught and has the ability to use that knowledge, especially in applications beyond the classroom. As a teacher, I have developed the ability to teach to a wide range of students with different learning styles by using multiple strategies such as examples, individual and group activities, further explanation and break-downs of information. I also find it important to explain to my students why the information I am teaching them is relevant and important. Furthermore, I can relate to my students (and therefore better teach them) because I am not so far removed from my experiences as an undergraduate and a graduate student. In addition, I have learned how to appeal to non-major students who may not be as invested or passionate for the subject as others. In my experience as both a teacher and a student, it is a common problem for non-major students to fall behind in classes that do not interest them or that they do not excel in. In order to prevent this from becoming a problem, I focus on keeping them engaged and helping them understand by breaking information down into simpler portions, presenting visual representations, discussing examples, and teaching in a way that anybody can understand. I also like to have my students work on activities individually and in groups to reinforce the information given to them, as well as give presentations to their fellow classmates to demonstrate what they have learned. I believe the process of critical thinking is more valuable than simply asking students to regurgitate information, and try to incorporate this as much as possible to help my students succeed.
Over the past year, I was the captain of a sports club at Texas Tech University. I found this experience helpful to me as a teacher because it facilitated my ability to devise a way to teach to a diverse group of individuals. Like students in a classroom, some players have more experience than others and do not learn in the same way. This experience emphasized how important these individual differences are. However, I found out that I cannot spend the time it takes to teach each and every student or player individually. Therefore, I use different means of teaching as a captain and as a teacher in order to make sure that no student gets left behind and that each is taught in a way that he or she can learn from.
Though I have had success as a teacher, I could improve my preparation for classes. I found it challenging to prepare for classes as well as I would have liked to while I was a student myself. I hope to eradicate this weakness by dedicating as much time as necessary for my students to receive the quality of education that they should get.
Successful learning means that the student cannot only recall appropriate information when needed, but is also able to work with that information to succeed in a job or other responsibility. It is important for a student to participate in activities supplementing lectures (in order to better understand the theory being taught and applications of theory). It is also essential for a successful student to know how to research and find information outside of the classroom. Otherwise, the only information the student will ever learn is that which he or she gets from a classroom, which may not be enough for a student to reach his or her full potential. Furthermore, it is also necessary—for both teachers and students—to consider that not all students learn in the same way. Teachers must realize that some students may require more attention or one-on-one interaction in order to succeed, while students must realize that, even if their performance is not up to par with other students’, this does not mean that they cannot succeed. This simply means that both students and teachers must explore alternative means of learning and teaching until a helpful strategy is found.
I have experienced a few obstacles in my experience as both a student and a teacher. Past students of mine have not given the proper effort, even the minimal amount (e.g., simply being present for class and submitting assignments), that it takes to do well. This is why we as teachers need to relate to the students interests and to emphasize the relevance of the information being taught. Absence of engagement in the learning experience is also a hindrance to a student’s success, and may lead to distractions. As a student, I have been in classes in which the teacher will simply list off facts or read notes to the class without truly teaching the students. Spending all of my time in class listening to a lecture has not proven to be helpful. Therefore, I like to include many other approaches to teaching to make sure that my students are not becoming disconnected and missing out on the information they need.
I am most happy as a teacher when my student is able to piece together information in order to come to a conclusion, especially when the answers are not specifically given in the text or lecture. This shows that the student has the ability and is giving the effort to truly understand the material as opposed to meeting minimal requirements to pass the course. I enjoy helping students excel and hone their skills so that they can be successful in the future and become more productive individuals.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."