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About Michelle G.

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North Hollywood, CA
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About Michelle
VOCAL COACH
Rehabilitating and strengthening voices are two of my top specialties, and each lesson will have specific exercises tailored to helping you transform your voice into the highest and best version of your instrument. I work with singers signed to labels as well as the indie artist just starting to find his/her voice, style, and signature sound. My coaching approach incorporates some of the newest technologies that have shown extraordinary results in breaking down the inner blocks of each artist. It is a tremendously joyful and fulfilling experience to watch as my students really let their instrument shine brightly, boldly, and with an aboslutely stunning groundedness as they discover how powerful they truly are.

MUSICIAN/SONGWRITER/PERFORMER

Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G
. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. Amongst the many other leads that she has played, her participation in roles like “Susanna” in The Marriage of Figaro, or “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni embody much vibrancy and integrity.
Through the development of her voice as a singer and actress, she has crossed over into other media such as voice over commercial work and vocals for pop/main stream music productions. She has recently participated as a vocalist and violinist in the albums of artists such as international jazz pop artist David Longoria, Latin pop singer Erick Bolivar, Grammy-nominated percussionist Souhail Kaspar, and American Idol’s Seysha. Over the last few years she has unraveled her musical skills as a songwriter/composer/arranger and has even had some small victories acquiring music placements on TV shows (NCIS, short film “Sumtin’ Like Dat”, The Dictator) for herself and some of her colleagues. Her singing can also be heard on the hit tv show "Jane The Virgin", "Castle" and "Shameless" amongst others.

Education
Michelle completed her Associates of Arts for Music/Music Education at the age of 18, and got later graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Arts for Musical Theater and Music Business, as well as from Florida International University with a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance.

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I tailor my lessons to my student's needs, style, abilities, and goals. Learning is truly a fun and passionate adventure for me, and my enthusiasm has consistently been a contagious quality :) I love to challenge myself & my students to discover how immense their true potential is, and I create a safe and fun environment to explore such facets.

My curriculum is combination of solid tradition (Suzuki method for piano & violin, and Bel Canto technique for singing) interwoven with pop-culture, and modern influences. Within the first 3-6 months, my students will know the basic building blocks of music - which includes scales, arpeggios, triads, intervals, technique, and performance repertoire; and for my singers this will include proper breath technique, tone placement, support, very often increased vocal range (both high and low), and will feel significantly stronger vocally and more confident getting up to sing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full size Keyboard, mics, pro tools, Violin (electric, acoustic, and Chinese Ehru)

*** Specialties ***
Specialties include:
- Audition technique and prep
- Vocal Technique
- Violin Pedagogy
- Acting Audition Technique
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antonio P. March 25, 2018
· Violin · Online
It's been a great experience to have lessons online. Although it lasted 45 minutes, I have seen that these types of lessons are very useful and practical. Thank you for providing these lessons!
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Janai H. February 19, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Michelle is so patient and kind. She gives me help with my accent and the way I pronounce the words so that I sound more like a native speaker. I love her. She is so much fun. I'd recommend her to anybody.
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Janai H. January 29, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Michelle is awesome!!! She is so sweet and a very good and encouraging instructor. She inspires me to be a better teacher. She helped me with where I was weak and gave me homework. I will definitely be working with her for EVERYTHING that I want to learn.
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About Trevor H.

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El Cajon, CA

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About Trevor
Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of
music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's
fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I
started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the
huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in
place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection.
After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved
me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the
drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the guitar.

On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the
guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up
a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the
sitar and, once again, the drums. After on
ly a few years of
practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar.
Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience
that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music
is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way
to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to
be a musician, not just a technician.

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A student can expect a curriculum tailor-made to their needs and personality. Every person learns differently and this is an important distinction in my teaching style. Some students need a strong hand to keep them working, others need to find many different ways to the same conclusion to keep them focused, while still others need a laid-back friend in order to accept knowledge.

I stress rhythmic literacy, for, as my jazz teacher always said, "rhythm is king." If composition is important to you, then we'll focus on music theory, but if you're just wanting to learn how to play some fun rock tunes with your friends on the weekends, we can do that as well. As I stated before, we'll get you playing in front of people in no time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an amplifier, a loner guitar (if needed), staff and/or tablature paper, metronome, pens and paper for the lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Music theory and composition, guitar, bass, lute, beginner to intermediate piano
Classical, shred, blues, and rock guitar; renaissance lute; blues, rock and slap bass; composition of many styles; world music.
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Michael M. May 10, 2019
· Guitar · Online
It was a good getting to know you lesson. Trvor's a good lislener. He has a good easy going style. I am looking forward to future lessons.
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lisa May 6, 2019
· Music Theory · Online
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Will January 11, 2019
· Music Theory · In home
Trevor is wonderful and sensitive to special learning needs.
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Trevor H.

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About Roula F.

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Wexford, PA

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About Roula
I am certified in Arabic, French and BCIT ( Business. Computer and Technology) and taught all 3 in the Mount Lebanon School district in Pittsburgh, PA for 8 years before becoming the full time French Teacher at the SlipperyRock Area High School starting in August 2017, my current employment.
After school and on weekends I tutor French and Arabic online and my students range from ages 6 to adult. I tailor my lessons to the needs of every student. I create materials and use whatever is necessary to make sure my students enjoy, learn and excel in the subject they are learning.
In the summer I also work at Kindercare with the school age group for the summer camp activities.
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Adam June 18, 2019
· Arabic · Online
Hello all! I just can't say enough great things about Roula. She works around technical difficulties like a pro. She always has a plan for the lesson, and adapts to the student according to their progress. My favorite thing about my lessons with her is her genuine interest in helping me become more capable in my language. I knew from my first lesson that she was a special kind of teacher. Won't be leaving her until I'm good and fluent.
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Olivia A. September 1, 2018
· French · Online
Excellent Teacher!!
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Stacey March 18, 2018
· Arabic · Online
Great first lesson!
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Roula F.

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About Zach M.

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New Orleans, LA

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About Zach
"I don't have much time but I'd like to learn french , is it possible ?"
- Oui !

Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach.

I was born and raised in Paris, France.

I graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" in France where I specialized in English and French Literature.

I moved to the US six years ago and I have been teaching french for more than 10 years now.

Most people I've taught first came to me saying "French is so hard , I will never be able to speak it" or "When I try to speak french, french people answer me in english"

THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME :)

French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about YOU and adapts the lessons to YOUR NEEDS:
I do ! :)
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Alena April 28, 2019
· French · Online
Great teacher!
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Craig April 23, 2019
· French · Online
Great start on day 1 with Zach!
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Mindy A. February 18, 2019
· French · Online
Great class! I was a bit nervous and am usually quite self conscious but Zach put me at ease so the lesson was quite relaxed and successful. I learned a lot and look forward to study and my next class!
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Zach M.

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About Evelyne K.

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Henrico, VA

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About Evelyne
I’m 45 years old. I moved from Geneva, Switzerland, two years ago for my husband’s work. He’s a pediatric clinical and research physician at VCU (MCV). I’m the mother of two teenagers at the Steward's School. We are a native French speaking family.
I have worked since 1999 as a pediatric nurse and a nursing instructor for critical care children and neonates.
I have Swiss degrees in nursing, pediatric, critical care, lactation consultant and pedagogy/teaching.
I love to tutor/teach to share my knowledge of French language and culture, using my pedagogical background and a good sense of humour. I enjoy very much getting to know my students to make sure they get the best learning experience.
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Alexa July 8, 2019
· French · Online
Evelyne is awesome, I’m very excited to continue my lessons. Tres bien.
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Shelly July 5, 2019
· French · In studio
Evelyne has a creative teaching style that keeps me engaged and eager to learn. I have enjoyed every session I have had with her. I'm sure you will find her as kind and patient as I have.
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Michael July 3, 2019
· French · Online
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About Molly B.

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Athens, GA
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About Molly
I am a 21 year old college student studying Economics as well as minoring in French. I love hanging out with my friends, learning languages, reading, drinking coffee, listening to music, and eating good food. I hope to one day work in international business after I graduate. Last summer, I lived in Quebec City, Canada and I took French classes and participated in activities to help improve my French speaking skills.
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Chris W. July 15, 2019
· French · Online
The first lesson went by quickly. It was difficult to comprehend at first, but by the end I started putting the concept together. Molly really helped to alter my focus on language learning. I believe I now know how to study and perceive the process enough to be beneficial. Looking forward to lesson 2!!
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Kailyn April 21, 2019
· French · Online
My daughter has had three lessons online with Molly. She is enjoying the lessons and learning a lot. She practices listening comprehension and speaking as well as learning grammar and vocabulary. Molly also provides direction for what she should study between lessons. We are very happy with Molly as a teacher.
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Lindsay March 24, 2019
· French · Online
My daughter enjoyed the lesson. She felt comfortable and learned a lot.
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