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Popular Music Teachers Near Wolcott

John M.

Rochester, NY
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Teresa R.

Rochester, NY
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Laudon S.

Rochester, NY
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John M. Rochester, NY

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Organ, Piano

About Me

John is an Organist, Harpsichordist, and Pianist just completed a Master's degree at the Eastman School of Music in the organ studio of William Porter. He graduated from Eastman with a Bachelor of Music in Organ and Historical Keyboards in 2011 as a student of David Higgs. At Eastman, he has also studied the pedal clavichord and piano technique with Ulrika Davidsson.

As an instructor, John firmly believes that private, one on one music instruction should be tailored to each individual student. His pedagogical approach is different for each student. Everyone learns differently. There is just not one way to learn to play an instrument. At the first lesson there will be a discussion on the students goals and interests and different methods of teaching will be discussed with the student (and parents) to decide what the best step forward will be.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are different for each student. The way a lesson is conducted depends on many circumstances. Depending on the goals and age of the student, one can expect lessons to guide a student to achieve the goals which will be discussed in the first few lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Baldwin Grand Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano for Piano Lessons
Organ for Organ Lessons
Music Theory Lessons or Tutoring: Staff Paper and Pencils

*** Specialties ***
Piano: Depending on the Age, Ability, Personality, and Ear, I have used "Adventures in Piano," the Alfred Method, and the Thompson Method. I supplement all of these books with pieces and exercises that the students express interest in.

Teresa R. Rochester, NY

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

After a 20 year professional career as a classical singer living in Europe, I have returned to the United States where I am a Music Director and private vocal instructor and coach. I teach students of all ages both in my home,through Skype, and at student's location. I have taught voice at the Eastman School of Music Community Education Department, Roberts Wesleyan College, and have adjudicated vocal competitions. I have helped students to secure leads in musicals, win competitions, be admitted into music schools and have successful solo careers both here and in Europe.

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I love teaching voice. It is wonderful to discover the true voice within someone through lessons. I take the time to really understand my students and their individual needs. I gently nurture and give encouragement. I teach the basics in tone production and breathing. Musicality and diction are a very high priority in my studio. I can cover the basics in music if these skills are lacking. I can teach various genres of music believing that a good, solid vocal technique can be applied to any kind of singing. I am also very patient and kind and know what it's like to entrust your instrument, a part of you, in someone else's care. I like to look at my lessons as a journey not only to the goal of healthy, free singing but to a student's self-discovery as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a separate room in my home with a grand piano within a large space and nice acoustics.

*** Travel Equipment ***
A piano or keyboard on site is helpful.

*** Specialties ***
After a 30 year professional career as a classical singer, I do specialize in opera but I have also performed in the Broadway, jazz and pop genres as well. I believe good healthy singing can take you far and prepare you for any genre.

Laudon S. Rochester, NY

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

When I first heard my dad play "Blackbird," I was hooked. I borrowed my little brother's guitar and started teaching myself from some old Hal Leonard books. There was something so exhilarating about making a piece of wood produce beautiful sounds. Soon I was taking lessons on electric guitar, playing Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. My teacher at the time pushed me toward classical guitar and I starting attending evening classes at the local community college when I was in high school. I fell in love with making music and decided to make it my career. I earned my Bachelor's of Music from Arizona State University, studying under Frank Koonce. During my first few years there, I focused on technique and commissioning new works for the guitar, while exploring the vast repertoire of music available.

The summer before my senior year, Frank asked me take a look at an edition he was doing for Mel Bay and asked if I would like to help him with it. It was all sixteenth century vihuela and lute music. I spent the summer learning to read old tablature systems and even bought t a cheap lute. Lute music had me entranced and I decided I had to learn to play the instrument. I cut my nails off, and started practicing lute for 6 hours a day, in the hopes of auditioning for a Master's program at one of the few schools that offer them. Luckily, I passed my audition and was admitted into the Eastman School of Music, where I earned my Early Music MM and DMA studying under Paul O'Dette.

Though early music is my focus, I am constantly exploring new musical avenues. I've performed in folk duos, improvisation bands, and composed new works for lute and guitar. I've also coached singers, string players, wind players, and co-directed a staged opera. My goal is to use my diverse musical background to help my students in every way possible.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am here to help you meet your goals! In nine years of teaching, I have taught students who just want to have fun and learn to play guitar, aspiring professionals, and professional musicians. I will tailor my teaching style to your specific needs and will always keep them in mind as we progress. Generally, I use Frederick Noad's "Solo Guitar Playing, vol. I" for classical students and students looking to focus on technique and Hal Leonard's "Guitar Method: Complete Edition" for folk, country, and pop. For students looking to learn play lute or theorbo, I will create a program dependent on the specific period and instrument you are interested in.

In 3 to 6 months you can expect to be able to read music, have a comfortable knowledge of first position on the fingerboard, and a grasp of several techniques that will help you toward your playing goals. Of course, I like to remind my students that a music teacher functions like a coach, we are here to help you and guide you, but the speed of progress is dependent on the practice you put in!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in designated lessons room

*** Travel Equipment ***
I ask that my students have an instrument (guitar, lute, theorbo), a music stand, and the text or method that we have decided to use.

*** Specialties ***
My degrees are in classical guitar and early music. My early music instruments are lute (Renaissance) and theorbo (continuo). In addition, I have played and taught bluegrass, country, and folk. I am also comfortable teaching electric guitar up to an intermediate level.

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