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Nicole O.

Winter Park, FL

About Nicole

"To play wrong notes is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable." - Beethoven

I was five years old when I discovered my singing voice. My youthful curiosity soon blossomed into a passion for musical expression through voice, violin, piano, and guitar. My mission is to share the musical exploration that has enriched my life by fostering my students' desires to express themselves through music.

As a teacher, I focus equally on formal technique and artistic expression. Mastering correct form provides the foundation upon which a student’s capacity for the latter may grow. Tec
hniques used during lessons are designed to develop a holistic understanding of music through aural, visual, and tactile cues. These include ear training, sight-reading, improvisation and using visualization to navigate the instrument. Progress is evaluated by developing a set of goals specific to each student. I find that allowing students input in originating goals facilitates a cooperative learning environment and allows me to tailor lessons to a student's interests, strengths and learning preferences. Providing students with a plan to succeed inspires a drive to learn and sense of achievement. I encourage students to play their instruments daily. Through consistent practice, students will benefit from increased discipline, patience, creativity and self-esteem. Students are rewarded with the chance to share what they've learned at recitals held biannually. For the duration of our lesson, my students are in a private, nurturing zone of free expression. Join me in an exploration of personal talent and creativity!

Nicole has performed with the Rollins College Bach Festival Society Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She has also performed with the Florida Space Coast Philharmonic under the direction of Dr. Candler Schaffer. She is experienced as a session musician, recording vocals and violin at Wright Entertainment Group Studios (Justin Timberlake) with producer Will Baker (India Arie, Pink). She has performed as a soloist at the White House, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Amway Arena, and Hard Rock Live.

Nicole Omat holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (with honors) in Music and Anthropology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rollins College. A member of the Honors Program (top 2%), and one of nine Cornell Scholars in her graduating class, she is very grateful to have been awarded a full academic scholarship. Nicole pursued concentrations in Violin and Vocal Performance, as well as Ethnomusicology. Nicole served as co-concertmaster of the Rollins College Orchestra and String Ensemble for three, consecutive years, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She was featured at Christmas Vesper services in a solo performance of Winter (The Four Seasons) by Vivaldi, at the Knowles Memorial Chapel. Nicole has studied violin with Joni Roos and Alvaro Gomez, protege of David Oistrakh. She has performed as a soloist with the Rollins College Gospel and Concert Choirs and studied vocal pedagogy and performance with Dr. Edmund Leroy and Dr. Lori Lovell. At Rollins, Nicole studied piano with Dr. Gloria Cook and enjoys playing classical, jazz, and Latin styles. Nicole has studied classical guitar for seven years and especially enjoys playing Latin American folk music and flamenco. Nicole pursued her love of world music in publishing her senior honors thesis, “Cultural Fusion of Music Constructs: A Look at Hybrid World Styles,” analyzing the effects of globalization on traditional, ethnic musics. She has published research in the Rollins Undergraduate Research Journal, where she also served as Music and Anthropology Editor for three years.
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Dawn P. August 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 6 year old daughter took piano lessons for the first time for about a year with Ms. Nicole. She is positive, energetic and did a great job! My daughter could be rather demanding and she handled it well and shifted gears to make it a positive experience. We are sad to leave these lessons and hope to come back to Ms. Nicole in the future. We are cancelling for personal reasons not related to Ms. Nicole and her teaching. I highly recommend her!
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Michael M. August 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She was fantastic! Recommend!
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Andrea July 17, 2015
Audition Prep · In studio
Nicole is an accomplished and talented musician with a wide range skills and knowledge. Her warmth, encouragement, and patience provide a wonderful environment for learning. Her love of music is infectious!:)
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Nicole O.

Nicole O.

Winter Park, FL 32792
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Sharon H.

Orlando, FL

About Sharon

Been playing the violin for over 40 yrs. Started in elementary school and held the coveted "Concert Master" designation all through high school. Been playing fiddle since 1985. Twenty years experience as a dance fiddler, and the last several years studying swing and traditional Irish. I play in three bands, all different genres.
I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to life. This is a point I like to stress to my students. It enhances your mind, you can make wonderful friendships with like minded people, and constantly learn n
ew tunes and genres. It just keeps you young at heart. I love spreading the Gospel of music.I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to life. This is a point I like to stress to my students. It enhances your mind, you can make wonderful friendships with like minded people, and constantly learn new tunes and genres. It just keeps you young at heart. I love spreading the Gospel of music. I am very patient and will teach my students everything I've learned over the past 40 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I give 30 minute and 60 minute lessons. I recommend 30 minute lessons for beginners. I teach classical techniques for holding the instrument. Scales and intonation work are important, and can be integrated into simple songs so as not to be boring. Teach sight reading and auditory learning. Auditory is more important as Music is an auditory art. I am easy going and teach what the student wants to learn as everyone is on different levels and has different ways of learning. I also teach violin chords, and applied theory as to improvisation for playing. All skill levels welcome.

I use handouts from several different music books and will tailor them to your skill level. I do expect my students to find some time to practice what I give them. I really want my students to get all the bang they can for their buck

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room/open area setup for lessons with music stand. Parents can sit in on lessons. Parking in driveway and on street in cul de sac.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Stand, and my instrument and books. Student must have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Methods: Sight reading, Auditory reading, some Suzuki, bowing techniques, genres; Old-Time, Irish, Bluegrass, some swing, cajun.
Currently playing in three bands.
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Xing O. April 28, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
A great teaching environment.

A great teacher and very good teaching environment.
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Sharon H.

Sharon H.

Orlando, FL 32804
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Sharon O.

Maitland, FL

About Sharon

Sharon O. has a deep passion for music. She is a music educator and composer who believes music can empower you. After receiving her Bachelors of Music and Certificate of Music Therapy, she devoted more than 35 years training young musicians and using music as a source of healing with those in need. She has been a spiritual performer of both voice and piano and continues to be very committed to sharing the benefits of music with others.

Here are a few key points that describe her music ideology and piano teaching method and why it has proven to be successful:

People like to play music
that they know and can relate to and to share music with others. They enjoy playing familiar melodies. Over the past few years, she has written and arranged hundreds of songs that are playable and accessible – and has watched her students' motivation level increase in leaps and bounds! There is rarely a struggle to practice at home, because the students enjoy practicing so much!

No individual fits into one learning slot. Generally, students have a mixture of learning styles and needs and Ms. O. has developed a method which is flexible and tailor-made to every student's needs.

Each student collects their favorite songs to play and makes their own songbooks, their love of piano grows rapidly while they develop their music reading and technical skills. Ultimately,Ms. O. has seen that most students start to become more curious and willing to learn and venture into new music that they do not necessarily recognize as time goes on.

Ms. O. believes that every individual can feel successful at the piano and when they study with her they will enjoy themselves and become more creative human beings.

Regarding young children....It is never too early to instill the gift of music ….early learning sets the groundwork for how children will view music for the rest of their lives!

Lessons should always be fun and engaging .

Ms. O. loves sharing music with others and develops as very warm rapport from the onset!
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Sheryl A. May 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
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Amy C. January 3, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My eight year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Mrs. Sharon for several months and loves her so much. Sharon truly is very patient, creative and has each students best interest in mind when she is teaching. My daughter looks forward to each and every lesson and is given practice material for the home and she actually enjoys practicing. I give a lot of credit to Sharon for Her enthusiasm for continuing to uplift and build her confidence and love for music. She's learned a lot in such a short period of time. My daughters in love with learning music, playing the piano and discovering her talents and Sharon is definitely making a huge positive impact in ensuring her success in this area.
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DanC2 November 30, 2009
Great teacher

Patient, flexible and able to provide a very comfortable environment. I only wish the lessons were longer.
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Sharon O.

Sharon O.

Maitland, FL 32751
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Ella B.

Casselberry, FL

About Ella

Educated in Russia, 35 years of piano and music theory experience, 20 years of which in the US.
Five years ago obtained a Harmony Road Music method certification and established a very successful music school in Maryland. At the moment the school provides lessons in piano, guitar, violin, vocals, music theory and music history.
Moved to Florida recently. Hope to utilize my experience here and looking forward to introducing the wonderful world of music to my future students.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether it's in my studio or your place, I maintain friendly environment, show passionat
e attitude. I develop an individual lesson strategy based on unique student's personality. I provide all the necessary material.
I am particularly successful with very young (3+) kids and manage to create a game like engaging environment in the class room.
Can teach in both English or Russian.

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
portable piano

*** Specialties ***
Classical piano music
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Sarah m May 14, 2014
Mrs Ella

Great teacher. Very patient especially with one of my kids who can can be a bit difficult at times.
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Don D. February 24, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Very glad I found her

Ella has a lot of patience, esp. for me as a beginner. She makes me play perfectly without making me feel frustrated.

She is a delight to learn from.

Thank you Ella.
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Kristen O. October 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Awesome!

Miss Ella has been absolutely wonderful with my daughter! She started just before she turned 5 and Miss Ella has been very patient with her and has an excellent curriculum for younger students. My daughter is learning quickly and enjoying her time.
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Ella B.

Ella B.

Casselberry, FL 32707
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starting at
$33 / 30-min
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Laurie K.

Casselberry, FL

About Laurie

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New Blog by Me on buying your first ukulele: http://takelessons.com/blog/buying-a-ukulele

I'm Laurie, a very passionate ukulele singer, guide, and artist since 2008. I honor each person's unique style and interest. I'm not teaching lessons just so people can perform, but so they can create a special bond with their instruments and canvases and their own style. We are all unique in how we create...so I want to watch that unfold. I'll go over all the basics and then we'll have fun! Each lesson will be a new experience and I will be allowing the student to guide and teach me ~ it's a
team effort!

I LOVE children and have a background teaching Music Together classes as well as nannying my niece who was born with special needs. Depending on the needs, I would love to make myself available as I feel music is the best therapy for all of us.

I also offer sound healing sessions, on this site it is called Music Therapy. I own a few therapeutic instruments ~ a singing bowl, a reverie harp (anyone can play), drums, shakers, and a native american flute. I like to let these sessions have a life of their own so I do not plan...however we will use all the instruments so the person can feel the differences that each sound gives them.

I am in a wheelchair so traveling to other homes can be an issue if it is hard for me to get inside. I prefer to meet in accessible areas, open my home, or do lessons online when I am traveling. I want to be as available to you as I possible can! I'm excited! HOORAY

Let's JAM and have FUN!
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Karen O. November 16, 2014
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
My 10 year old daughter is making great progress due to Laurie's enthusiastic and nurturing attitude. She is patient, kind, encouraging and very professional, always wanting my daughter to get the very most out of each visit. We are very happy to have found Laurie!
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Laurie K.

Laurie K.

Casselberry, FL 32707
(1)
starting at
$50 / 45-min

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