Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trumpet, Ukulele, Banjo, Harmonica
Jill holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and has master's work in choral music. For many years she has taught private and group music lessons to all ages and many varying styles of singing and instrumental music. Her lessons are unlike the ones she remembers from childhood; Jill's lessons are full of creativity, fun and excitement. It is amazing how students improve with each lesson. Jill brings more than just technique to the studio, she strives to find the best in each student and then concentrates on improving each individual's strengths and then delves into ways to correct the weaknesses.
Since Jill is a vocal soloist, instrumentalist, accompanist and director, she knows what it takes to prepare and rehearse and therefore she makes it clear which concept the student will be working on during the lesson. With an instrumental and choral background, Jill brings music to life and then shares with the students how to keep music in their lives forever. Many students who had vocal problems have achieved vocal success after taking several lessons with Jill and learning to keep their voices healthy for the rest of their lives.
Jill has worked with children, teens and adults in many schools, churches and after school programs that she designed. Her success with students who are very young or students who come with disabilities or autistic spectrum diagnosis are moved by the music Jill creates. With the help of the ORFF-SCHULWERK certification, Jill has many ways of reaching children through the use of instruments, rhythm activities, games and other fun ways of learning. Breaking barriers is Jill's best asset, she will not quit until the student has an understanding of the instrument or his/her voice.
The young and the older adults find that taking lessons with Jill has brought them to a place of realizing their potential. Successful stories include pre-school age through students who are retired. The length of time one studies depends on the student's practice and diligence. Many students have started with Jill in preschool or elementary school and have continued through high school and college. Several college age students wanted to improve their singing or instrumental skills so goals were set and met through Jill's successful teaching ability.
Many of Jill's students have become better musicians and many have chosen music professions for their careers. Several students have won contests, auditioned for parts in musicals, started local bands and have become songwriters and performers after taking lessons with Jill.
"Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, plans succeed. " (Proverbs 15:22) It is Jill's belief that with her teaching qualifications and past record of success with student achievement and great experience studying with wonderful advisers, teaching YOU or YOUR CHILD will be one of success!
Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Saxophone, Speaking Voice
Born in Atlanta, GA, I began performing vocally and on saxophone, at the young age of 7, and it has taken me all over the world. I discovered a joy for teaching music through creative and fun methods at Lee University in Cleveland, TN (2004-2008)
I currently live in the Orlando, FL area and am outgoing, funny, and optimistic. My experience, as a finalist on American Idol, in 2007 ignited a passion to not only perform but to teach. With over 8 years of private teaching experience, I understand that learning happens differently with everyone.
Whether you are just beginning or are wanting to reach the next level in your musical career; I am here to help motivate you and give you the tools to reach your personal goals.
Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Stephen is a Rollins College graduate with a degree in music. Stephen's love and passion for music has moved many. During his study at Rollins he has been a part of several choirs including: Rollins Chamber Singers, Rollins Concert Choir, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and the Handel's Messiah Society. Stephen was employed as a singer for the First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, where he performed in many musicals and sang as a choir member. One of Stephen's many joyful experiences was the ability to study voice and music performance abroad in Germany. There he sang and performed in both theatrical and classical settings. At Rollins he has had the opportunity to conduct both chorus and orchestra for several years. He has also had the privilege to be a judge for the live stream event "Buscando un Adorador." (Spanish version of American Idol for worshipers) He has also been a choral/Classical DJ at WPRK 91.5 during the time of his college career. Stephen's love and passion has changed the lives of many. He never stops learning,with that said, he will never stop teaching! Many people have gifts, his job is to find your forte and maximize it to the best of your ability.
Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Songwriting
I have been teaching and performing for over 30 years in my home studio in the Orlando area. I teach technique, all styles/genres, stage presence, mic technique, audition, & demo CD prep,and sight-singing, to ages 7 on up. I gear the lessons to the individual students' goals and needs. I have and have had many sucessful professional and talented amateur singers grow and progress within my studio. Many of them perform in nightclub venues, theme parks, and theatres in the Central Florida area. One of my former students, just opened for Lisa Loeb's concert in downtown Orlando. This same student, John, has 2 albums of his own, and several students are signed by recording labels and touring. Students are encouraged to use their talents and regularly perform in recitals, community theatre, church, school, and community choirs, contests,& talent shows.
Engel School of Music, Orlando, Fl. I taught voice lessons at this prestigious downtown music school for six years. Owner/operator, Drucilla Engel.
I graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in 1974 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree with voice as my major. I studied opera and musical theatre, performed in musicals, operas and the group, "The Singing Hoosiers",
I received a Bachelor of Vocal Performance from Indiana Universtiy in 1975. Languages: Italian, German, French, and Latin. Performed in group, ''The Belles of Indiana".
Paid church soloist for 2 years during college years and worked as a summer stock singer at Cedar Point theme park, Sandusky, Ohio in 1971 and a singer/dancer in a Cole Porter Musical Revue at King's Island, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1972.
Walt Disney World entertainer from 1976-1978. "Kids of The Kingdom", singing and dancing group of 12, performing at Castle Forecourt,and Tomorrow Land stages in the Magic Kingdom . Traveled throughout the US with conventions, and guest starred at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, with the "Rockettes", for 5 months under the direction of Peter Gennaro. Numerous reecordings with "The Kids". Recorded 2 demo CD's.
Hoop-de-do Show, Fort Wilderness,Walt Disney World. Dinner show, character: Flora- singing and dancing for one season in 1978.
"Singing Snow White", Walt Disney World, seasonal show. Sang on parade float and on small balcony stage, behind the Castle Forecourt. I sang three solos from this Disney musical.
"Seesaw"-pop nightclub band of four musicians and lead vocalist, performing in Central Florida clubs. Late 1970's.
Opera Camerata Chorus in Orlando, Fl. - 1976-1979
Church and Wedding soloist for local Orlando area. Present day
"The Dickens Carolers', quartets entertaining seasonally. Agent/owner: Carol Becker. Present day.
Recitals and Sacred Concerts in Central Florida. Present day.
Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Banjo
My first priority is instilling a love for the arts into any student I teach. No matter what the skill level is, I want my students to love music and learning. I believe in setting the students up for success while also challenging them to be their best.
My experience as a classroom teacher is useful in helping me understand different types of students and cater to their individual needs and learning styles. I have experience teaching both private piano and voice, as well as experience in putting together recitals and stage shows. I have a degree in music from the University of Central Florida, which has allowed me to receive a great deal of musical education as well as hands-on experience in teaching methods.
A student of mine will not only learn techniques specific to their instrument, but also a more broad range of music theory and performance knowledge which will apply to any other musical endeavor they may wish to pursue.
Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Dance, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Mrs. Ailina but most people call me Ms Ann. I would love to be picked to help you build a strong foundation for you to excel; as well as guide you to expand your musical capabilities and allow me to help you unlock your potential on becoming a better musician. I have been studying music since I was a child and with eleven years of vocal training, three years of Piano training, three years studying music abroad in Italy and multiple performances with audiences ranging from twelve people to a few thousand I am confident that we can set goals and accomplish them.
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