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Laurelanne D.

Roswell, GA

No matter what level, proper technique and breathing will take you where you want to go. You can sing any style, anywhere, anytime with the right skills.

About Laurelanne

I graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA with a BA in Music Education, voice principal. During my years in public schools I taught a variety of age ranges and subjects including kindergarten general music, beginning band, high school chorus, and remedial middle school English and language arts. I have professional Yoga training and enjoy incorporating aspects of that when tutoring adult, middle school, high school, and elementary students. I also uses Yoga, brain respiration and other healing techniques in my lessons as needed.

I was a member of The William
Baker Festival Singers and Summer Singers since 2003 before becoming Media Relation Coordinator in 2006 and Assistant to the Music Director in 2008 and left the group in July of 2009 to pursue other musical ventures.

Every student has a potential for greatness no matter what their strengths and weaknesses are. No matter your age or ability level I will help you set your goals and reach them. All students should want to learn. I expect my students to be prepared and have an open mind. Learning to sing is a process. I focus on building technique and a strong musical foundation and customize my lessons for every student and individual needs. I use breathing techniques and exercises that are challenging and work toward quick and accurate results. I implement a variety of exercises to improve pitch, intonation, placement, strength, and endurance. My main goal in teaching is to encourage each student to get to know their vocal strengths and weaknesses while using all their skills to their advantage producing their best sound consistently.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your lesson is customized to meet your individual needs.All students should want to learn. I expect my students to be prepared and have an open mind. Learning to sing is a process. I focus on building technique and a strong musical foundation and customize my lessons for every student and individual needs.I use breathing techniques and exercises that are challenging and work toward quick and accurate results. I implement a variety of exercises to improve pitch, intonation, placement, strength, and endurance. My main goal in teaching is to encourage each student to get to know their vocal strengths and weaknesses while using all their skills to their advantage producing their best sound consistently. It is a slow building process but a student should always be happy with what they do every day but never be satisfied and know that what they do today will be ever better tomorrow. We all grow and learn together and improve every time we try. I expect my students to do the best they can, practice regularly, be on time and have patience. I am excited about music and know it is also important to have fun and enjoy the process. So lets make some goals and get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with keyboard, stereo system with iPod connection, CD player and computer, futon sofa, large mirror.

*** Specialties ***
I teach a wide variety of styles and specialize in audition and performance preparation. I do vocal coaching as well as voice lessons. I teach, Pop, R&B, Country, Musical theater, classical, folk, choral music, praise band and others. I also work with music in different languages such as Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, German and of course English.
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Marie J. May 15, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Laurelanne made me feel so comfortable on my first singing lesson. No one ever feels comfortable singing for the first time in front of someone else and she did it! I was taught breathing techniques and I really hope to eventually sing at a festival in a year when I become really good. She's definitely the person to go to if you want to learn to sing!!
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Meggan C. March 9, 2015
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
Great instructor, I learned a lot in a short period. The exercises where fun and I became more aware of my speaking strengths and weaknesses. I would definitely recommend Laurelanne!
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HeatherT March 6, 2014
Amazing Teacher

I looked forward to having class with Laurelanne each week. The lessons were fun and informative. The classes not only improved my voice, but improved my breathing, posture and boosted my confidence, as well. Excellent teacher!
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Laurelanne D.

Laurelanne D.

Roswell, GA 30075
(5)
starting at
$33 / 30-min
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Stephen M.

Alpharetta, GA

I like to teach each lesson, for both voice and piano, by spending equal time on ear-training/sight-reading (sight-singing), technique, and repertoire. Especially for beginners, I highly encourage ear-training as part of their practice time at home because it teaches all musicians to internalize the music before their fingers touch the keys or they open their mouths to sing. I can honestly say it's one of the most valuable musical skills I've learned.

When training the voice it can be difficult since singers can't see their instrument. For this reason I prefer not to teach students younger than middle school age, but I may make an exception. Beginning vocal technique involves correcting the student’s posture, releasing muscular tension in the upper body (chest, upper back, shoulders, neck, and everything above), deep breathing, and the list goes on. However, I can sum up vocal technique as bodily adjustments that take muscular tension off the vocal cords. No matter the ...

About Stephen

Since he was seven years old, Mr. M. knew he wanted to be a singer. Once he heard the glorious voices of the three tenors (Domingo, Carreras, and Pavarotti), he knew he must spend his life learning to make those awe-inspiring sounds. It was at this time when he started singing in church choir, and Mr. M. highly encourages all aspiring singers to join a community choir or church choir as soon as they’re able.

Throughout his musical education at Georgia State University (Bachelors and Masters Degrees), he gained a firm musical foundation in vocal technique, ear-training, sight-reading, mu
sic theory, and a renewed appreciation for making music as part of a group. In addition, he had the good fortune to learn from some of the most phenomenal musicians in Atlanta: Dwight Coleman, Dr. Peter Marshall, and Maestro Michael Palmer. After graduation, Mr. M. continued honing his craft by singing in community groups such as the Atlanta Master Chorale and professional groups like the Atlanta Opera Chorus. He also continued his private studies with Jason Hardy and Sharon Stephenson.

As a professional teacher (voice and piano), in 2013 Mr. M. was recognized as a Top Teacher for student retention, communication with parents and staff, general positive feedback, and overall professionalism. In addition, both his voice and piano students regularly receive superior ratings at the local National Federation of Music Clubs festivals; earn leading roles in school productions; and place in local talent shows.

P.S. For potential voice students, how many of you want to be a famous opera singer? My guess is, not many of you (to say the least :) However, what if I say, who would like to pretend they’re a famous bullfighter, a bird catcher (who likes to dress like a bird), an Ancient Egyptian, or a King or Queen while singing awesome music? Hopefully, more of you would try it. That’s why I love opera and classical singing. So I encourage you to watch, not just listen to, classical singing before you turn it down. You may be surprised at how cool it can be.
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Roopa R. June 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He works great with kids! Has the perfect balance and isn't strict. My daughter really enjoys her lessons.
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Verneyy V. April 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I am totally new to singing and this was my very first class so I was quite apprehensive. Stephen however was able to create a safe environment and within minutes I felt that it was right, that taking singing classes was not a crazy idea.

I am very happy and I hope I will be able to take many more classes with Stephen.
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Shari G. March 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. McCool is an excellent teacher! He just naturally shares his love for music with his students and this is a beautiful thing to experience. He is always patient and encouraging during our son's piano lessons. He is firm and serious when necessary but always friendly and kind. His teaching style is absolutely perfect for our 12 year old son who is motivated so much more by encouragement than by criticism. Stephen has a gift with children...he shows a sincere interest in what's going on in our son's life (they always have a little chat before his lesson begins). We are fortunate to have have found a wonderful music mentor for our son. I would highly recommend Mr. Stephen McCool to anyone interested in voice and/or piano lessons.
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Stephen M.

Alpharetta, GA 30004
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$27 / 30-min
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Randy D.

Jasper, GA

About Randy

I have been playing/writing music for the last 12 years. I am a very passionate, positive, and fun person; and my love for music shows in my lessons. Music is more than a hobby to me; it is truly my life, and I love sharing it with others.

The very moment I learned to read music, I started creating music of my own. I enjoyed writing music so much that I decided (while in middle school!) that music was going to be my future, my career, my life! I learned to play guitar and started touring around the South-East, playing my songs for anyone and everyone. During this time I also started t
eaching private guitar lessons in music stores, for music companies, and at my home studio. This is where I developed my love for sharing the joy of music with others! Eventually, I decided to get serious about my career and I enrolled as a music student at Reinhardt University. In May of 2013, I graduated with a degree in Music Education (instrumental focus in guitar, minor in piano, and additional studies in double bass).

These days, I am employed as an adjunct guitar/bass instructor at Reinhardt University. I and am additionally working on a Masters degree in Music Composition (expected graduation May 2015). I have taught over 100 private students, and I use the experience that I have gathered over the years to better teach my lessons. I spend the majority of my spare time writing new compositions, and in April 2012, I had my first piece commissioned and premiered by the Reinhardt Symphonic Winds! I am also an active performer, playing acoustic and full band shows regularly (over 100 performances in 2014).

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me will be fun and relaxed, yet challenging! I know that sometimes, the fundamentals of music are not always the most exciting things to learn about. So, I strive to make lessons entertaining and musical from the very beginning! I will have you playing songs ASAP. I know exactly what steps to take to have you playing like a pro in the fastest time possible. I want to set you up for success, and I will give you the supplies to succeed (and have fun while doing it!). I drive my students to practice as much as possible; simply because daily practice at home is the best way to unlock your true potential.

My lessons are a custom fit for each individual. There is no ONE way that everyone learns, and that is why I take the time to create lesson plans that are tailored to each student. Obviously, there are basics that every students needs to know, but beyond that, your personal musical goals will be at the forefront of your lessons with me! I have some students who love music theory, ones who enjoy improvisation (creating music on the fly), and others who simply love to sing songs while strumming guitar or playing the piano. Whatever your passion, I will help you reach your goals and hopefully inspire you to create additional musical goals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
room for music lessons piano and drums seating for parents
reinhardt : practice rooms w/ piano drum sets

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide many instructional materials (worksheets, individualized lesson notes, etc.)

I expect my students to provide an instrument and a method book (if he or she decides a method book is best for them).

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Improvisation, Country, Pop, Lead Playing/Soloing, Bluegrass, Rhythm, Songwriting, Orchestration, Arranging
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Randy D.

Randy D.

Waleska, GA 30183
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Donny D.

Atlanta, GA

I've been teaching Singing for 15 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to find your range, pick a song out that can hep with trouble spots and work on warmups to improve your voice and as time goes on you'll be able to expand your range by half an octave and develop a stronger voice. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Donny

Donny Dey is a professional recording artist, drummer, guitarist, electric and acoustic bassist, and pianist. He's had an impressive performance history touring around the nation with many notable artists. Donny pursued Jazz Studies and the Commercial Music Program at both Middle Tennessee State University, as well as Jazz Studies at Belmont University. He's also had the privilege to study under Alabama's Dixie State Pianist Ms. Sue Payne Ried for 10 years.
Donny's training and experience has led to many accolades including winner of the All-State Piano and Percussion Competitions. He has
been teaching privately for over 10 years, and he's enjoyed every bit of it - he's known to have a keen ability to connect well with students of all ages. Donny's teaching styles include contemporary, pop, blues, jazz, classical, funk, R&B, country, fusion, latin, rock and swing.Donny also attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for graphic design.
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Will K. April 19, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Donny is a great teacher. I really enjoyed my first lesson and can't wait until next week. I would highly recommend him!
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Donny D.

Donny D.

Roswell, GA 30076
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Ashley C.

Canton, GA

About Ashley

I have over 15 years of teaching experience and look forward to teaching you!
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Jordyn R. June 28, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Easy to learn with her
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Jeffrey J. June 10, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Ashley did a great job! My son felt that it was a very productive lesson!
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Becky G. June 10, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has learn so much. The teacher's personality made her fall in love with music. It's been a wonderful experience. Totally recommend!
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Ashley C.

Ashley C.

Canton, GA 30114
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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