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Grace P.

Duluth, GA

About Grace

I am a Recording Artist who has worked on numerous projects including 2 of my own albums. I've been singing since 1986, graduated from Biola University, CA with a BACE degree (Education) then went on to Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA attending their vocal program and I graduated with vocational Honor.

I've been teaching since 1997, doing both private and group lessons.
I am very good with explaining and working with you to find your voice - how to use them correctly and comfortably.

I also have been involved in Church music - Worship and Praise.

My passion is to teach peopl
e how to sing so that they can be happier! :-)

I am bilingual (Korean), and have a 9 year old daughter.

My studio is located on Summit Ridge Dr. in Duluth, GA.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like having fun. I believe learning to sing should be a fun thing to do - never a stress.
I come to your level to explain things in the way you understand.
I am a laid back teacher but time to time I make sure your money and my time does not go waste. ;-)

After taking lessons with me, you will be learning:

Proper Breathing
Pronunciation
Position of the sound
Song interpretation
Articulation
Putting feelings into the song
Speak your heart
Dynamics
Stage Presence

I let you choose a song (any style) and let you sing first then start making corrections one by one until you understand the format and method of "singing"

*** Studio Equipment ***
QSC Amp
Yamaha Speakers
4 channel Mixer
Karaoke Machine
Shure Beta 87 Dynamic-Condenser microphone

*** Specialties ***
Pop, R&B, Rock, Funk, Jazz & CCM
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Jennifer M. June 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I think she is a very capable instructor. Knows how to deal with 10 year old. Pushes her to excel!
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Minseung K. June 7, 2013
Singing
Great teacher.

Easy to learn even if you're a beginner.
You learn to have fun performing.
Teacher has great examples that help you understand fast.
She uses time efficiently.
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Tony K. June 7, 2013
Speaking Voice
Great teacher with passion and love

Grace Park
She's not a ordinary music teacher.
She will teach you music and life.
She will be your teacher, counselor, and your friend.
From her I learned how to tell my stories with music.
You will never regret having her in part of your life.
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Grace P.

Grace P.

Duluth, GA 30097
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starting at
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Anna T.

Lawrenceville, GA

About Anna

I have played piano for 20 years and sang almost as long. I had professional voice lessons from Daniela Opravialova, retired opera singer, for 6 years and have performed on local stages in several leading roles. I am a proficient sight reader who participated in All State Chorus for 6 years and was awarded the music departmental plaque for the class of 2004. I have a focus on opera, musical theater, folk, and intermediate piano.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a fairly laid back instructor who will focus on your improvements and showcase your talents through performances. I will use a variety
of curriculum varying from theory (to teach you how to read your music) to vocal techniques and performance pieces. In a few months I will have your vocal range strengthened and you will play piano with more confidence. I will start with your lowest ability and work up to more difficult pieces whether in piano, voice, or both.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
n/a

*** Specialties ***
I studied music with a focus on opera and musical theater but am also fond of folk and pop.
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Lan B. March 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Hi there Ms. Anna, I am hoping to have you as a teacher for singing lessons, but I have one request. My dad doesn't want to pay using his credit card, so is there any way we can pay using checks or cash? I would really like for you to be my singing instructor. Please email me at lanbui0430@gmail.com as soon as you make up your mind, thank you very much! Hopefully you read this review, as I didn't know any other way to reach you.
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Alexus A. August 14, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I had my first lesson singing lesson ever as well as my first lesson with Ms. Anna yesterday. Ms. Anna is a great instructor who makes her students feel comfortable to learn, make mistakes and grow without any pressure to be perfect. She listens to what her students want from their experience and sets goals to better help you achieve them. Overall Ms.Anna is a great instructor who I would recommend to anyone wishing to learn or better themselves as a singer.
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Christine S. December 10, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Wonderful voice teacher for my daughter

Anna has a beautiful voice and works with my daughter on the music she wants to sing, but also encourages her work with many other different types of music as well to broaden her experience. My daughter's voice has gotten stronger, her range has increased and she has become much more confident since she has been working with Anna. She looks forward to her voice lessons every week.
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Anna T.

Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Lark S.

Lawrenceville, GA

About Lark

I absolutely love music and teaching it to others! Having studied both clarinet and piano at the University of Georgia, I am patient and encouraging with both children and adults. I have taught piano, clarinet, and alto saxophone for several years and have children of my own; so I understand that each person is an individual and has different needs and strengths. I am also the Beginning Band Director with the Athens Area Homeschool Band and assist with solo festivals and auditions and have played with the Gwinnett Community Band. I enjoy teaching beginning students as well as more advanced
students. It is such a huge joy to see a student grow in their understanding of music and gain the confidence that comes with it!

*** Lesson Details ***
I use the Bastien lesson series with my young beginning pianists which starts with being able to identify the notes and keys on the piano and then moves to reading music on the staff. I am very patient and encouraging with young students and speak to them on their level. My goal is for them to be able to identify the notes on the keyboard, find the correct hand position, and play a few simple songs within two to three months. After six months, they will be playing songs while reading notes on the staff. They may also participate in the Spring Recital and Christmas Recital depending on when they begin. *Please note, that I expect all beginners to have a piano or keyboard to practice on before beginning lessons. (Please look under Studio Equipment to see details and suggestions.)

For my adult beginning pianists, I use a lesson series by Alfred which combines music theory with the lesson songs and exercises. At the beginning they jump right into reading music, and within three months, the student will be able to play some nice songs. After six months, basic chords will have been introduced and they will be able play more complicated songs.

For my more advanced piano students, I use the Faber lesson series. With all students, I include music theory in each lesson, but the Faber series goes into more depth. It also covers a variety of music genres, including ragtime, jazz and classical. Also, depending on the individual, I will begin to incorporate some classical pieces as soon as they are ready. I'm always open to knowing what a student likes and pursuing songs that they will enjoy playing, particularly as they become more accomplished!

With my clarinet and alto saxophone students, I focus on scales and arpeggios, help them with songs that they are working on in band, and provide supplemental exercises, duets, or solos for them to play. I also help prepare students for middle school and high school district and all-state auditions by working on the scales, etudes, and sight reading and encourage them to participate in the Spring Music Recital.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano, keyboard, clarinet, and alto saxophone that I use for teaching, but I expect my students to have their own instrument before beginning lessons. A keyboard is fine for beginning piano students; it is not necessary to have a piano. I will be happy to recommend models and brands of keyboards to new piano students. Keyboards need to have full size keys and be 'touch sensitive' or have the 'grand piano touch', meaning how hard you press the keys will determine how loud it will sound. Some Yamaha models I recommend are: PSR E333, PSR E423, YPG 235, and EZ 220.

*** Specialties ***
I use Bastien piano method books with my younger (early elementary) piano students, and prefer the Faber piano method series with my older piano students (upper elementary through high school) which includes a variety of songs, ear training, transposing, and more music theory. With advanced piano students, I primarily focus on a variety of Classical music in addition to songs that may be of interest to them. With my adult piano students, I use the Alfred adult series which contains popular and classical songs that they may be familiar with. Each method includes music theory. I prefer teaching piano from first grade and up through adults, but have taught some five year old students as well.

I am familiar with the "Essential Elements" and "Standard of Excellence" method series for both clarinet and saxophone. I teach beginning to advanced clarinet and beginning to intermediate alto saxophone. I am classically trained on the clarinet although I enjoy playing and teaching a variety of genres.
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JimF July 1, 2012
Patient and Knowledgeable

Lark has turned out to be a good fit for my learning style. Trying to learn as an adult can be challenging and frustrating... And I am sure it can be a substantial test for the teacher as well. Lark has been very patient and understanding as well as very encouraging. Her lesson notes are extremely helpful as I prepare for each week's lesson. She knows her stuff and also knows how to create a good environment for the student. I am having a good experience indeed.
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MorganR January 8, 2012
Flexible teaching style

Lark is extremely flexible with her teaching style. As a middle aged adult who has never read a note of music, I don't have a lot of patience with starting at the very beginning. I want to start playing songs I am interested in immediately. Lark manages to work this music into her lesson so that I keep my interest. I would recommend her to anyone who is just starting out.
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SherryC December 7, 2011
Piano

She is an excellent teacher. My daughter has really learned alot from her.
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Lark S.

Lark S.

Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(9)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Brandon B.

Lawrenceville, GA

About Brandon

Hello, I'm Brandon, and I have over twenty years experience performing guitar and bass guitar in churches, retreats, cafes, nightclubs, concerts, graduation ceremonies, weddings, funerals, and festivals. I am a natural at captivating audiences with my acoustic finger-picking style as well as my aggressive, frenetic, and always fun electric playing. I like to play acoustic rock like Neil Young, electric rock guitar like Metallica, and bass guitar like Red Hot Chili Peppers. Let me teach you how you too can be a rock star!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am currently accepting new students at all a
bility levels, but I don’t want to teach just anybody. I want to work with cool, nice, high quality people. Students must be very dedicated and willing to put time into practicing every week in order to progress rapidly to achieve your musical goals. I take teaching very seriously because I want to help people reach their goals and overcome their challenges. Student's lessons will be divided by learning a musical 'foundation' and learning your favorite songs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher has a music room and living room to offer lessons out of. The music room includes a couch, two chairs, a computer, smart phone, tablet and instruments: guitars and bass. A music stand, metronome, tuner, and amplifier are also available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a Guitar Amplifier, Bass Amplifier, Instrument Cable, Music Stand, Metronome, Tuner. Students should have their own Guitar or Bass Guitar

*** Specialties ***
I like to play acoustic rock like Dashboard Confessional, electric rock guitar like Metallica, and bass guitar like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus.
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Elliot G. May 28, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Having a blast!

Brandon is a very able and caring teacher. I am looking
forward to continue learning guitar with him.
Thank you.
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Liz W. February 7, 2013
Verified Student
quick and easy

I love the fact that Brandon preforms in the band at our church. My daughter is learning the guitar in a safe and convenient location. The pricing is fine and I see how much my daughter looks forward to practicing and impressing Brandon at her lesson. We will continue as long as she is happy and challenged musically .
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PhyllisH June 7, 2012
Brandon is a great teacher

Some years ago I had guitar lessons from another teacher and I can truly say that Brandon is an excellent teacher. I am now learning some of the basics which I was not taught previously. I highly recommend Brandon.
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Brandon B.

Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(6)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Steve F.

Lawrenceville, GA

About Steve

Steve was born in Joliet, IL and at the young age of 10, he discovered his love of music. A music program for his class with “live” musicians playing real instruments ignited his life long vocation. From that day to this, his fascination with music has only gotten stronger. After 5 years of accordion lessons Steve began to take an interest in the guitar and started taking lessons. Through the years Steve has not only developed a love for the guitar, but the love of teaching the guitar. At 22, he got into his first road band and spent the next 8 years playing concerts sharing the stage with man
y of the great “name” bands on tour as well. Bands such as Blood, Sweat & Tears, Sugarloaf and Iron Butterfly are just a few to mention.

When he came off the road Steve and his brother opened a music store and he began teaching the guitar. Steve keeps the student in mind and creates a way to make the lessons fun and interesting. When Steve was offered a gig as Billy Joe Royal’s guitarist it was back on the road. Steve has also done road work with such notables as The Classics IV and Archie Bell. After the tours Steve opened a recording studio and for many years he played on many artists original songs playing guitar, keyboard and bass guitar as needed, as well as doing the engineering on the tracks. During this time Steve began to rekindle his love of teaching guitar and began accepting students again. Steve says, “Teaching is one of the most enjoyable aspects of music”. When he finally closed the studio down he maintained a number of students and still does. Today, Steve also performs regularly with The Erin Hill Band.
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Jason B. September 24, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Steve has been patient and professional. Always on time and with his lessons I am constantly improving!
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Steve F.

Steve F.

Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(1)
starting at
$18 / 30-min

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