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R. ROBIN G. Cuyahoga Falls, OH

About R. ROBIN

*** Specialties *** I specialize in teaching what the student has a desire to learn and great technique combined with a lot of music theory.

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Lori L. February 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Robin comes highly recommended by my daughter and I. She made the lessons "fun" for an 9 year old! She also let my daughter select her own songs which I thought was a plus ... students are much more engaged if they are singing something they like to sing. Ms. Robin is an enthusiastic teacher and motivates her students to do their best. She also uses vocalization exercises to encourage a better "range" before singing an actual song. My daughter always looked forward to going to Ms. Robin's lesson and I stayed for each lesson and was quite pleased with my daughter's progress.
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Michael B. October 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Robin has been an excellent fit for my daughter(age 15). She has been very flexible with my daughter's rehearsal schedule and seems genuinely interested in helping her improve and achieve her goals. My daughter feels comfortable working with Robin and looks forward to her lessons. She is excited about continuing lessons and improving her vocal techniques and skill level.
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Judy I. May 1, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
excellent teacher

Maybe a bit premature after only one lesson, but after speaking with Robin at length over the phone, and being present during my son's first lesson, I must say I'm very impressed with her as my son's instructor. She has a vast portfolio of experience in a wide range of music, highly educated, extremely knowledgeable, and good at instruction. I'm especially excited that she incorporates music theory into the lessons. Highly recommended!
George F. H. Cleveland, OH

*** 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 for vocal performance:
Beginners : resetting the body and preparing it for singing, proper breathing technique, vocal warmups, etc.
Advanced: vocal warmup routine / stretching, how to achieve dynamic range, extend your range, control and power, pitch control

Examples of theory for vocal performance:
Beginners: relating notes you are hitting with your voice to a guitar or piano; intermediate ear training.

Advanced: how to find harmony, key building, study of how vocal lines relate to chord patterns, improvisational technique.

Application instruction for vocal performance:
Beginner: singing songs by the student's favorite artist.
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About George F.

I've been playing and singing music 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

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Sidd A. March 26, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgable, easy to establish rapport, and great teacher with great resources.
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Dave C. February 22, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoy taking singing and guitar lessons from George. He always makes me feel comfortable and the lessons are always interesting and informative.

I am a 61 year old guy that just wants to have fun playing and singing with other people and during our lesson George makes me feel like I am singing and playing with a friend. I started out with a 45 minute lesson but increased it to an hour so that I could record a video of a summary of my lesson on my cell phone.

It is very easy to schedule a lesson with George. I have an appointment every 2 weeks at the same time and day of the week. I leave each lesson with a lesson plan so that I can practice the technique before my next lesson.
I highly recommend George.
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Eric A. December 5, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've been a guitar player for many years, but was never confident enough to sing to myself, let alone in front of friends and never in public.

I found George here at "Take Lessons" and had the objective of becoming competent enough to be able to sing in front of friends and family, this was not a quest for stardom.

After 4 or 5 sessions with George he has certainly assured me that I can carry a tune, and we are working on expanding the range as I develop confidence that I really can do this. Even now, he tells me, I could hold my own at an open mike night, Even though that is not what I am looking for, he is a great confidence builder and is willing to tailor the lessons to the areas of interest to me.

He provides an environment where it is safe to expose your weaknesses. He provides the safety net to not be embarrassed, and the instruction and encouragement needed to polish the rough spots into something that is really quite comfortable.

We have a ways to go, however, George has already provided a great boost for my confidence, and I'm satisfied that he is going to lead me to a much broader range of material that I can confidently perform in front of even strangers.
Philip L. Stow, OH

About Philip

Guitarist Philip L. was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where he began his musical studies at a young age. He was accepted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, named by the Grammy Foundation as the top performing arts high school in the nation. After high school, Philip received a scholarship to attend Stetson University, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Robinson. While there, he was able to refine his skills and learn a great deal about the interpretation of music on the guitar. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Music, Philip became an instructor at University High School in Orange City, Florida. There he directed the guitar program, which he created from the ground up. Outside of teaching, Philip performed professionally (guitar and voice) around Central Florida in ...

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Jackie D. May 14, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
I recommend Phillip as a guitar teacher.

Besides being a very skilled guitarist, Phillip is very professional and reliable. He has a very laid back personality which really worked well for my shy 7-year-old daughter. He was patient and encouraging.
Theresa M. Willoughby, OH

Able to train and coach the voice through concentrated vocal scales ,i.e. 5 to 10 minute warm ups, loosening the voice through light movement. Assisting a vocalist in the art of marrying a song, making it yours. Mic control, and stage presence.

About Theresa

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

Maurice P. Canton, OH

I have been teaching voice for about 2 years. The lessons will be designed around your interests, with standard repertoire incorporated into your learning to develop a well rounded vocalist with proper technique and style. I believe that music is designed for all people regardless of learning level. I accept all students at any level of knowledge of music. It is not about what you know now but the things you learn and take with you through the rest of your life.

About Maurice

I am a senior music education student at Malone University. My primary instruments are voice and trumpet, with a secondary of piano. I also have been teaching guitar for several years. I have experience playing around the U.S and also internationally on various occasions but I am now working to spread the love of music to the next generation and also those who always wanted to just learn more about playing or singing.

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Terrance P. April 11, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Maurice was very patient and explained things in a way in which I understood. Looking forward to the lessons to come.
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Erin S. January 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son is really enjoying his lessons so far. Maurice has been exactly what I was hoping for.
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Erin S. January 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My kids are enjoying the lessons so far. Maurice is doing a great job! He has patience and a great attitude to work with kids.
Patrick K. Akron, OH

I have 30 years of teaching experience, including 15 years teaching in Europe and Asia. I am now back in the USA and looking for students. My teaching style is unique, refreshing, and lots of fun.

About Patrick

Thirty years ago, I was approached by a man in a chorus I was coaching. He liked what I did with the chorus and asked if I did private lessons. Although I had studied voice for over 15 years, and had been performing as a singer and actor for nearly 30 years, I had not taught privately before. However, I told him I would teach him and that began a wonderful and fulfilling career. My teaching style is unique in that I teach using a Capella (unaccompanied) techniques almost exclusively. My belief is that we have two ears and one mouth because we need to focus twice as much on critically listening to our singing as we do on mastering great singing techniques. By singing a Capella, your ears will get sharper and your ability to always sing in tune will improve dramatically. I look ...

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Katharina D. January 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
My Name is Katharina. I am 58 years old and originally from Germany. When I was in the secondary school my music teacher told me that I had a nice voice but my surroundings thought differently. They complained that I was off-key, did not keep a tune and especially was off rhythm. So I shut up my mouth for almost fourty years till by chance I met Patrick. I can't say that I was very relaxed when I came to his first lessons – my self-confidence re singing was on the scale of zero and it took Patrick a while till I started singing with pleasure and deep joy. Patrick showed me how to breath and use my vocal cords. If I didn't understand what to do or how to do it he tried to explain it in different ways and with endless patience and enthuthiasmn.

I do not say that today I am Maria Callas but I am a nice soprano who sings a capella music in a small choir and in an octet. At home even my husband who can be very critical tells me that it is a shame that I didn't take singing lessons when I was small since today I could be a very good singer.

Thank you very much Patrick. You changed a part of my life!!!


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Linda F. January 4, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Pat was my daughter's voice coach for almost 4 years. She could always keep a tune but needed to learn breathing, support and control. Not only did Pat accomplish this, he also installed confidence and guided her with humour and understanding, and has given her a wonderful platform to continue on her musical journey. Thanks to Pat, she now reaches 3 octaves with strength and ease and transition is incredible. If you are looking for a great voice coach - you need look no further!
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Maxine T. December 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
I have had dealings with Patrick over the past several years. He was the choir leader of a choir that I participated in, he guided a group of four of us in a female barbershop quartet, and he was my personal voice teacher for over five years. I cannot be too effusive in my praise for Patrick. He is a wonderful teacher: super-professional, encouraging and demanding at the same time. Many people have commented to me how much my singing has improved under his tutelage. I learned how to breathe properly and not lift my shoulders while singing, how to avoid being that "one onion skin" below the note by thinking of singing on top of the note. He taught me how to visualize my singing as though the tones were coming through my eyes. He taught me that lemon juice is a miracle alternative when you're dying to clear your throat! On top of that, Patrick is a funny guy with an optimistic nature that makes it a pleasure to be in his company.. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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