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About Melissa J.

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About Melissa
I am dedicated to helping you to feel comfortable singing, performing and even auditioning. Teaching healthy techniques to free up your voice and give you the confidence to sing what you want.

I have recently finished a Master's of Music degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) in vocal performance. I have taught private and group voice lessons since 2011, and have developed effective ways of communicating to students. I am trained to help students get to know their voices and how to use them effectively.

I have performed major operatic roles for BYU, and am currently performing with t
he Utah Opera Chorus in Salt Lake City. I have performed in many venues and in front of hundreds of people. My background in performance allows me to teach my students necessary techniques to conquer stage fright and enjoy singing in front of people.

*** Lesson Details ***
My first priority is making the student feel comfortable, we will move only as fast as the student wants to move. We will start by setting some goals- what the student is hoping to get out of voice lessons. Be it "learn how to sing/speak better" or to prepare for up-coming auditions, I will keep your goals in mind when teaching.

Learning how to sing can be a slow process, but after 3-6 months of studying, you will be able to notice many improvements in your vocal tone, breath management, overall posture and self confidence. Remember that, with any type of study, the more consistently you practice, the more consistent your progress.

Students will be asked to find or purchase their own music (average of $10-$30). Please let me know if this is going to be an issue, there are sometimes free publications online that we can look into.

Also, if you do not find the time you were hoping for on my availability calendar go ahead and contact me, we can discuss the options!

Lastly, I do have cats. While I keep my studio space cleaned and dusted please be aware if you are concerned about allergies!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I can provide a piano, music stand and CD player as well as books to reference. Students must buy or find their own music- I am happy to assist in finding the least expensive option.

*** Specialties ***
I believe that classical voice training is a solid foundation to build any voice style upon, from opera to musical theater and jazz. I work on techniques that fit the students goals and individual vocal needs as well as acting and performance techniques, including how to read and interpret music notation, audition preparation, and proper vocal care. My goal is to help the student gain confidence though singing and performing- any age, any style.
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Debra B. February 16, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Melissa uses great imagery in helping get your needed airflow, vowel formation, tongue placement , etc. I've learned a lot, and have a new friend!
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Gerardo B. October 10, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Melissa is very knowledgeable, and, more important, knows how to explain things so they are easily understood.
She uses times judiciously and is very friendly and patient.
I wholeheartedly recommend her.
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Misha Biggs December 3, 2015
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
I had an amazing time at my lesson with Melissa. She helped me see that my goals were possible. She is happy, talented and knowledgeable.
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Melissa J.

Melissa J.

Orem, UT 84057
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$20 / 30-min

About Doreene S.

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Riverton, UT
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About Doreene
Doreene has been teaching singers for over 17 years and has been singing, songwriting and performing herself for over 26!

Doreene excels at coaching clients from beginners to advanced singers. No matter the level of experience, her students find freedom in singing and develop confidence in using their instrument.

******************** Lesson Details **************** PLEASE READ
Each lesson is a 1-on-1 private session where we work specifically on your voice and as a team we work together to achieve your individual goals.

1)-You receive 3 - half hour lessons (one a week)
2)-Attendan
ce to our group Master Class which is 90 minutes
(one a month)

What to bring to your first lesson:
*Bring a song you are very comfortable with for voice assessment.
(CD, MP3 player, minus track or we can use YouTube)
*Lyric sheet if necessary
*A recording device (IPhone, digital recorder)
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Eric November 6, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Doreene is amazing! She believes everyone can learn to sing with proper lessons and technique. It's obvious she really cares about her profession and really enjoys what she does. I couldn't believe how quickly I learned skills that can easily be practiced anytime. She is fun, a great instructor and would be great for kids and adults alike. 5 stars all the way! Eric J
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Jeff M. September 9, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
She gave our daughter great confidence in her singing abilities while correcting some bad habits she had developed. This allowed our daughter to audition and get several roles in various musicals.
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Tessa S. April 8, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
My daughter is on her 4 th lesson with Doreene, and her volume and confidence has blossomed already. We are happy to have found her
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Doreene S.

Doreene S.

Riverton, UT 84065
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starting at
$45 / 30-min

About Nicolle A.

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Sandy, UT
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About Nicolle
At the age of 3, I began playing the violin and was taught through the Suzuki Method. Before ever learning to read a note, I learned to play by ear- learning to listen and imitate, much as a child learns to imitate sounds and speak before learning the letters of the alphabet. This ear training, in combination with note reading and other techniques, created the groundwork for the rest of my life as a musician!

The moment that would change my life as a musician came at age 12 while performing with Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. We had the opportunity to perform wit
h violinist Vanessa Mae. I had never seen someone that could inspire so much electric energy and, at the same time, put such tender, heartfelt emotion into every note. A new fire and zeal for music was born in me that I can never forget!

That passion for music has driven me to reach for every performance and training opportunity possible and to help others do the same. In completing my bachelor's degree in Viola Performance at the Jacob's School of Music at Indiana University, I brushed shoulders with mentors who not only shaped me as a performing musician but also as a teacher. Participating in the Suzuki Pedagogy program provided the ultimate hands-on opportunity to teach, alongside other professionals, and mold beginning violinists in their first steps.

I have been teaching privately for the past 10 years, helping beginning through advanced students ranging in age from 4 to 52. It's been unbelievably rewarding watching each student's life change with music. My young beginners love the creative outlet that playing the violin and viola provides. The discipline they develop in learning to play crosses musical boundaries and can be seen in their schoolwork and other daily routines. My adult students love the opportunity to begin the musical journey they had only dreamed of in the past; or, the chance to "dust off" their instruments that they put by the wayside as a child. Equally rewarding is teaching those students with fundamentals already in place to stretch and turn their technique into expressive, musical lines!

I love the opportunity to get to know the unique personalities and styles of EACH of my students and to help them put this qualities into their playing! Let me help you discover the musician waiting to come out in you!...

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. (For students younger than 8 years of age, 30 minute or 45 minute lessons are recommended.) Each of my lessons is taught one-on-one in my in-home studio.

I teach a combination of the Suzuki Method and traditional styles. The Suzuki Method creates a strong technical foundation to build upon while also training the ear to work independently of note reading. I combine this method with a more traditional approach as I feel it important for the student's involvement and enjoyment to play recognizable tunes.

What to expect in a lesson:

Beginners:
- Learning to correctly hold the violin/viola and bow with proper position
- Learning the names of notes and placement of fingers
- Note and rhythm training/reading; key and time signature training
- Ear training
- Beginning level Suzuki and traditional pieces

Intermediate:
- Ensuring that proper positioning and posture is upheld
- Scale and rhythm training; key and time signature training
- Ear training
- Intermediate level Suzuki and traditional pieces
- Learning shifting exercises and vibrato

Advanced:
- Scale and rhythm training exercises/etudes
- Ear training
- Advanced level Suzuki pieces and/or traditional and other classical pieces

For the first lesson:

Beginners: Please bring your violin (appropriate for your size), bow, shoulder rest, Suzuki Volume 1 with CD, notepad, and folder.

Intermediate-Advanced: Please bring your violin, bow, shoulder rest, notepad, folder, and your most recently performed/polished piece.

Parental involvement in younger students' lessons and at-home practicing is HIGHLY encouraged! (For those students 8 years of age or younger, parents are REQUIRED to be at every lesson!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Violin/Viola (for teacher use), music stand, metronome, recording device, laptop
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Emma H. August 3, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Very knowledgeable, friendly and organized.
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Jenna July 9, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
We loved it!! Jenna was captivated and relaxed. It was awesome!
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Taiju H. February 6, 2014
· Violin ·
Missing her a lot.

When She was in Toronto Canada,
my daughter started violin lesson
with Nicolle.
The way of her teaching was so attractive
and skilful and patience.She is also
great performer.
Too bad that we can't find any teacher
like her.But it was such a fortune that
my daughter had learn fundamental basic
from her.
We miss her a lot but great fortune for
people who live in Sydney UT.
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Nicolle A.

Nicolle A.

Sandy, UT 84094
(7)
starting at
$39 / 30-min

About Richard W.

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Provo, UT

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About Richard
My goal is to help students ENJOY the piano by finding ways to make it easier and doable. I have a very useful approach in helping students become self sufficient to sight read very well, to see patterns, understand music theory to either help them play well, or to even create their own music(I compose a lot of great music as well)

I couldn't sight read very well until I was 16, but I had a great sight reading teacher that showed me how to develop it, and now I can say that I'm one of the best sight readers out there that I know. I was a ballet pianist at Brigham Young University for
several years where all I did was sightread binders full of ballet/classical music. I play for choirs, church congregations, jazz bands, or musical jam sessions all the time, and I couldn't do that at all if I didn't learn how to sight read well. I would love to help you learn the piano, and I will do my best to make learning as effective as possible. I especially enjoy teaching those who quit and would like to try again, because I know what that is like.

Concerning my musical background, I've played, arranged, and composed piano for choirs, bands, jazz combos, singers. I've been in bands all my life, and have composed for jazz bands, choirs, and orchestras at BYU and in Eastern Europe. I also play about 10 different instruments, 5 being fairly basic, and 5 fairly proficient.
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Randy C. February 8, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · Online
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Alba January 22, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Richard is fantastic! Helpful, patient, and kind in his approach to teaching and helping his students learn. Always felt very motivated and inspired coming out of our lesson together.
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Ben January 18, 2017
· Piano · Online
Richard has been a great teacher, meeting me where I'm at and what my personal goals are and helping me specifically to achieve them.
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Richard W.

Richard W.

Provo, UT 84606
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starting at
$29 / 30-min

About Dennis P.

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Alpine, UT
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Dennis V. Pratt

Education: Dennis has a Bachelor’s (April 1985, GPA 3.80 with honors—Cum Laude) and a Master’s Degree in Music Education (August 1988, GPA 3.86) and another Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (June 1998, GPA 3.98), all from Brigham Young University.

Recent job functions: Dennis was a very successful Instrumental Music Teacher for 12 years in Provo School District. He also worked as a highly successful Principal in the Provo School District for 18 years. He still holds Utah State Teaching and Administrator Certifications. He is now retired, but plans to work at lea
st 12 more years. Dennis also taught music students privately for several years, and is a former member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Dennis is highly committed and passionate about music and helping students be successful in their musical pursuits!
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Dennis P.

Dennis P.

Lehi, UT 84043
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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