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Austin B.

Austin, TX

I am an experienced teacher that has taught elementary aged children to adults. My main focus is helping the student develop a healthy vocal technique, knowledge of music theory, and encouraging joy in music making.

About Austin

Austin Bradley is a rising professional baritone who is comfortable
singing and teaching classical music to pop/jazz. Austin's recent
stage credits include Schaunard (La Boheme), Jules (A Wedding), and
the title role in Don Giovanni. In January, Austin made his
professional debut in Tosca (Sciarrone) with Austin Lyric Opera. Other
roles in operetta/musical theater include Maxmilian (Candide) and Don
Alhambra (The Gondoliers). Austin has also been a member of Austin Opera's chorus for three consecutive seasons (2012-2015).

In addition to voice, Austin began studying music as a pianist
and
completed classical piano training and music theory for twelve years.
He holds awards for two outstanding performances at the Beethoven
Sonata Festival at Mary Hardin Baylor and multiple awards in the top 3
at local competitions from the Waco Music Teacher Association.

Austin holds a Masters in Music from The University of Texas at Austin
and a Bachelors in Music from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. This marks Austin's second year as a teacher of both middle and high school students from Eanes ISD and Leander ISD school districts.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in a home which includes a piano, mirrors, chairs. Free street parking

*** Specialties ***
Voice: All levels: Classical, musical theater, pop/folk/rock.
Piano: Beginning-intermediate mainly classical/some jazz
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Kay S. August 11, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
he was the greatest, so helpful and positive. Knew his material. can't wait for the next lesson
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Austin B.

Austin B.

Austin, TX 78746
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jameson J.

Austin, TX

Every level from aspiring opera singer to professional. Basics including audition prep, role prep, languages, style, and resonance principles.

About Jameson

If you are a seasoned performer, I will guide you in developing agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. If you are a first-time vocal student, I will provide an engaging, supportive environment to find your voice.

My instruction is based on professionalism, experience and range from more than 25 years of singing and 13 years of teaching. I have advanced education in vocal performance and am an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, which allow me to integrate the intellectual and physical aspects of singing. I use my energy, attentiveness and creativity to tai
lor lessons towards each student's unique needs.

I base my vocal technique on the Italianate tradition of operatic "bel canto," but also incorporate broad experience in musical theater, jazz, and early to contemporary classical music.

* Breath control
* Healthy vocal production "bel canto"
* Fach transition
* 20th Century music

Roles performed:

Rodolfo, La Boheme
Canio, Pagliacci
Count Almaviva, Barbiere di Siviglia
Goro, Madama Butterfly
Mr Splinters, The Tender Land
Don Basilio, Marriage of Figaro
Juror #3, Resurrection (Machover)
The Cowboy, The Blue Hotel (Hulse)

Credits include:

* Aspen Opera Theater Center

* Boston Lyric Opera

* Rome Opera Festival

* Austin Lyric Opera

* Amato Opera

* Dicapo Opera

* Bronx Opera

I have made demonstration tapes for new works (musical theater and opera) and know how to work a new piece into any voice.

In addition, I have worked with the Alexander Technique for over 15 years and integrate its principles into my lessons. My approach is creative, energetic and disciplined.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different and every lesson will be different depending on the needs of the individual, and the demands of the day. I use the principles of the Alexander Technique to open up the student's mind and body to new experiences.

In general, lessons will start with a simple warm-up. Then scales and arpeggios to develop agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. Finally, the last part of the lesson I incorporate some of the new ideas that were communicated earlier into the student's repertoire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Alexander Technique table,

*** Travel Equipment ***
NONE

*** Specialties ***
Teaches beginner through professional:
Singing, Voice Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Alexander Technique.
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David M. January 15, 2016
Alexander Technique · In studio
Verified Student
Beyond my expectation. Exceptional instruction. Inviting environment. Great vibes. Very Knowledgable in his content area as well as other fields.
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Elmarie October 5, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome class!! Can't wait to have my next one!
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Andrew H. June 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jameson is an exceptional singer and teacher. He is kind and patient in lessons and wants to make sure you understand what he is teaching. Not only does he go over the notes and rhythms of a song, he also goes over the meaning and emotions of the piece to help you understand and perform the piece.
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Jameson J.

Jameson J.

Austin, TX 78735
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starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Gfire

Austin, TX

I have a degree in Vocal Performance and I have taught Opera Voice for over 17 years with my unique "Yoga for the Voice" method. I am personally a lyric soprano, but I have taught coloratura soprano, mezzo soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone, and bass voice.

About Gfire

Gfire has been teaching and performing music full-time for over 17 years. Based in Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the World," she offers voice, piano, songwriting, yoga, folk guitar, and DJ'ing lessons to students from 5-105 and she specializes in sculpting her lessons to the strengths and desires of each individual student. Her students range from beginning to advanced levels, and they sing and play a multitude of musical styles, including classical, pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, musical theater, blues and more.

Gfire loves to share her talents wi
th her students. She prides herself on instilling a "sense of mastery" to each of her singing and piano students, no matter on which level they are. The students come away with a real sense of knowing their songs and their instruments inside out and with a real sense of confidence in their musicianship. Plus they have a lot of fun as they make musical progress!

Gfire is also an award-winning singer-songwriter and "Yoga for the Voice" innovator. She has released 4 CDs of all-original music and is currently working on her 5th CD, to be released in 2015.

As a teacher, Gfire works with students of all levels and all areas of interest. In October 2007, Gfire became the only vocal teacher in the Western Hemisphere to gain full certification in the Science of Singing, developed by Ernest G. White of London, England. Her unique voice training program, entitled "Yoga for the Voice," combines this knowledge of the Science of Singing with ancient yoga breathing techniques. This technique allows each voice student to develop a "vocal tune-up" for the voice AND to discover what the natural singing range is and how to use the voice as effectively as possible. With the internet SKYPE technology, Gfire teaches voice students all over the world, from Switzerland to the U.K. to New Zealand to New York.

Her vocal students have sung in touring rock bands, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, in successful auditions, in karaoke clubs, in coffee houses and folk clubs, at weddings and for their own enjoyment amongst family and friends. Whatever level of singing training you wish to acquire, she will show you the way to achieve it!

Gfire was also the main voice instructor and one of 3 main piano teachers at the Austin branch of Mars Music (now defunct) for 3 1/2 years. In addition to her vocal study and innovation, she has studied piano with top classical and jazz pianists, studied songwriting with Pat Pattison of Berklee College in Boston, gotten her full yoga teaching certification in 2004 and DJ'd at clubs and parties worldwide. For eight years straight - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - she has won the prestigious ASCAPlus Award for professional songwriting.

As a singer-songwriter, Gfire continues to write, record and perform with some of the best musicians and engineers in the world, including engineer Stuart Sullivan (Willie Nelson, Sublime, Meat Puppets, etc.), Hammond organ player Ian McLagen (Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart), cellist John Hagen (Lyle Lovett), fiddle/mandolin player Warren Hood (The Waybacks), bassist George Reiff (Ray Wylie Hubbard) and banjo picker Danny Barnes (Bad Livers, Dave Matthews).

Gfire's original songs have been played on over 200 radio and television stations worldwide. She has toured in over half of the fifty states, plus the U.K. and Canada.

*** Lesson Details ***
NEW - Gfire is now available to teach WORLDWIDE via SKYPE or FaceTime - so you can have a music lesson in the privacy of your own home!!

Voice lessons - I have created a unique and wonderful vocal method, "Yoga for the Voice," which combines ancient yoga breathing exercises with special vocal exercises to give you a "complete vocal tune-up." These techniques are simple, effective and easily-learned by any student of the voice, from about age 5-105. I love to help you learn to apply these wonderful techniques to learning the songs you wish to learn - whether they are pop, r 'n' b, folk, singer-songwriter, rock, country, opera, musical theater, jazz, etc. "Yoga for the Voice" is just as effective for professional speakers, such as teachers, lawyers, clergymen or actors - we just use a range of notes that is smaller than a singer's range, and we focus on using your speaking voice as effectively and efficiently as possible.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the "breath of fire" and "one-minute breath" - the BEST yoga breaths for singers!
2. master the "sinus humming exercises" - identifying where EACH note in your range originates in your own head
3. master the "full-body exercises" - traditional singing exercises on "mah, mee, moh, moo, meh" - so that you can move easily between your chest voice, middle voice, and head voice
4. master 2-10 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song - being able to sing each song in TUNE, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
5. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Piano lessons - I teach a wide range of piano styles at levels from beginner to early advanced, beginning around age 5. Whether you want to learn classical, rock, blues, country, boogie-woogie, or other styles of piano and keyboard playing, I will sculpt your lesson plan so that you have a great foundation in technique AND you learn the styles and songs you wish to play.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the Leschetizky, hand massage, and isometric warm-up exercises - the BEST piano warm-ups!
2. depending on your level, master Hanon exercises 1-12, major and minor scales, major and minor arpeggios
3. for beginners, you will be able to play with BOTH hands on the treble and bass clefs - at the same time!!
4. master the I-IV-V progression in 3-12 keys, depending on your level - so that you can play blues, rock, country, boogie-woogie, and ragtime songs!!
5. master 4-20 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song (classical songs tend to take more time to master) - being able to play each song with great technique, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
6. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Songwriting lessons - I will teach you how to create a great song, in the style you wish to write in. Country songs, pop songs, rock tunes, r'n' b, folk, etc. - all of these genres have "unwritten rules" about how to put together an effective song. We will utilize special songwriting exercises and tools to help you learn to be a wonderful songwriter.

DJ lessons - I teach beat matching, turntable fine-tuning and repertoire selection to help you become the DJ you aspire to be. I own crates and crates of vinyl records and CDs, and I have DJ'd all over the world to enthusiastic crowds, so I can teach you to attain a real joy and skill in the art of turntablism.

Yoga lessons - I am a fully KRI-certified yoga teacher and I can help you develop a valuable yoga routine to help you achieve your health and relaxation goals. We will choose from literally hundreds of exercises and breathing techniques specifically geared to your needs and wants.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools mBox PRO Full Recording Studio
Yamaha U1 Upright Piano
Shure SM 58 Microphone
Shure SM 57 Microphone
Korg microKorg Synthesizer
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann TLM 103 Microphone
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Nord Lead Synthesizer
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
West African Djembe
MacBook Pro Computer
Universal Audio LA-610 Pre-amp
2 Technics 1200 Professional DJ Turntables
American DJ Pro-Scratch 1 Professional CDJ
Rane MP22 DJ Mixer
Mogami Professional Audio Cables

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Macintosh Laptop Computer

*** Specialties ***
music, singing, piano, songwriting, DJ'ing, yoga, folk guitar

I have developed "Yoga for the Voice" - a combination of my 18 years of studying and receiving certification in the "Science of Singing" (as taught by Ernest George White of London, England) and my 10 years experience and certification in yoga, specifically ancient yoga breathing techniques. I will work with voice students as young as 4 and as old as they want to go! Voice lessons span all styles and all levels - pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, opera, classical, musical theater, etc. from beginner to advanced. Generally beginning around age 7.

Piano - levels beginner to early advanced, most styles, including classical, rock, pop, folk, country, singer-songwriter, blues and boogie-woogie. Generally beginning around age 5.

Songwriting - all popular styles, including rock, pop, folk, country, blues, singer-songwriter, r 'n' b, etc.

DJ'ing - all basic DJ methods, including beat matching, turntable basics and repertoire selection.

Yoga - yoga breathing AND physical exercises, depending on the needs and wants of the student.

Folk guitar - finger picking and accompaniment skills for folk singers.

In piano, I specialize in teaching students who want to play a wide variety of music - classical, pop, rock, country, blues, etc. I begin with piano students who are 5 years of age and older, as long as they have the requisite attention span.

In songwriting, I specialize in teaching students methods of developing popular songs - pop, r 'n' b, country, rock, folk, etc.

In DJ'ing, I specialize in basic beatmatching and repertoire selection.

And in yoga, I specialize in tailoring the yogic needs of the student - whether she/he wishes to work on stretching, breathing, abdominal strengthening, etc.
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Erin Chancy January 25, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
You can tell she is experienced, and knows what she is doing. She's very willing to work with you at whatever level, and help you achieve your goals
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Shay E. October 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson was great. I felt she listened to what I wanted to achieve through. Y lessons, offered good practice suggestions,and was effective in communicating.
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Jordan Zachary September 29, 2015
Opera Voice · Online
Verified Student
She's a beyond wonderful instructor who has so much patience and is one of the friendliest people I've ever met! She knows her stuff and I just can't stress enough of what a wonderful person she is! 1,000,000 of 10 would recommend! :D
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Gfire

Gfire

Austin, TX 78723
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$30 / 30-min
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Bruno B.

Austin, TX

BM Voice Performance from UT Austin/Performed roles in Opera/MT. The main goal is to teach students basic vocal technique so that singing can become easier and more effective. If a student has an issue producing a healthy, comfortable, resonant sound, we can always turn to fundamentals to diagnose and fix the problem. My belief is that singing is just like anything else that requires learning; my goal is to give students the necessary tools to help them improve/succeed.

About Bruno

Voice Lessons, Essay/English/Grammar, Math tutoring (Credentials below)
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance: have performed operatic and musical theatre roles, recently with The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin and Spotlight on Opera. I have studied pedagogy and focus on teaching students the most healthy way of singing with their own voices--the major goal is to get students to understand how their voices work and to be able to use their voices effectively with minimal effort.
Bachelor of Arts in English- I have 4.0 in my English degree at UT, am a published author and received a
perfect score on the English portion of the ACT. Also seeking a Creative Writing Certificate at UT. Can help students edit or plan a paper, or simply help with English/Grammar homework.
Also tutored High School Math in High School as part of National Honor Society, won awards at Math UIL and feel comfortable tutoring up to Algebra 2.
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Greg W. October 23, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson, but already learned a lot. Been singing all night as a result and the dogs are unafraid (I had zero experience). Most importantly, he gives you confidence, which is 90% of the game, I've been told
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Shana J. September 4, 2015
Portuguese · Online
Verified Student
Bruno is very patient and understanding. He answers all of my questions and makes sure that I am understanding the material. I am very happy to have him as my teacher and he really knows what he's doing. I would give him more than 5 stars if I could!
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Paul G. July 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Bruno has been great! He's really helped me find my voice and apply it to the style of music I create!
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Bruno B.

Bruno B.

Austin, TX 78712
(3)
starting at
$30 / 60-min
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Laura E.

Austin, TX

I have two degrees in Opera Performance and have sung and directed across the country. I can pass on my fabulous technique to you! I've also gotten students into top college programs! Start exploring your diva voice today!

About Laura

I have a Bachelors and a Masters of Music and am an accomplished performer, director, and teacher. My students get into top college programs, continue to perform professionally, and earn leads in shows and choirs. With me, you will learn a fabulous technique, how to read music, and tons of appropriate songs. You'll also have a great time!
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Suzanne October 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Sometimes as a parent you make choices that make an incredible impact on your child. Voice lessons with Laura was the best gift I ever gave my daughter! My daughter liked to sing and I thought a present of voice lessons would be the gift that continued on all year long. Well with Laura's lessons, my daughter's voice grew beautifully. They sang songs and had so much fun. She learned healthful techniques with her singing, but in addition to that she learned poise and self confidence and her self esteem grew by leaps and bounds. My daughter is still singing - she is a happy and confident teenager now - and I am thrilled that Laura was her first teacher! Laura is the best! I highly recommend her to teach your child. Laura - I wish you were still in Houston - but we wish you all the best in Austin! So glad you are back in Texas!
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Andy October 12, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
As good as it gets! Knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. Blindly recommend this amazing vocal coach.
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Angelika M. October 11, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
I am a parent from Miami Florida. We met 6 years ago at Miami Children's theater when my daughter was in need of private voice lessons for her solo at district competition. My daughter was in 7th grade at the time and had great passion for theater but needed help learning how to properly use her voice and listen to the music. Laura was not only her voice teacher, she directed various musicals she was in and also understood her well. Laura is not only a great voice instructor, but she is a great director and loves her students to the max!!! She is a great person and your child will lover her as well as you will!! As a parent, it is always good to know that your child is in a great environment, being taught and cared for professionally and with dedication. Laura is not only a voice instructor, she is also a director and very professional. I recommend Laura to the max and only wish she would return to Miami!!! All the parents and students from Miami miss her!!!! Written by Parent: Lidia M
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Laura E.

Austin, TX 78704
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$40 / 30-min

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