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Vandell A.

Coppell, TX

About Vandell

Hailing from the "Birthplace of Jazz", Vandell's path to greatness and his purpose in music would not be too hard to find. While studying music at the age of 13 at a local jazz summer camp in the Treme' area of New Orleans, it was there that he learned to play the trumpet. After an entire summer of playing the trumpet at the camp, he was approached by one of his teachers that challenged him by stating his embouchure would work better with the saxophone. Being that this influential teacher was the coolest saxophonist in the world in the eyes of this young, budding jazz musician, Vandell took th
is challenge as a compliment that his teacher would even consider training him on his new instrument. 

Soon after cultivating his craft on the alto saxophone, he joined the world renowned St. Augustine "Marching 100" Marching Band. This experience afforded Vandell the opportunities of performing in events and parades all over the world as a member of the prestigious marching band, which would ultimately convince him that performing and playing music was what he wanted to do for a living after graduating from high school.   

Shortly after graduation, he enrolled in classes at Southern University at New Orleans, and studied with the legendary Edward "Kidd" Jordan. After a month of studying with Kidd, the catastrophic devastation of hurricane Katrina took the city of New Orleans by storm. At the age of 18, and after enduring the life-altering changes brought on by Katrina, Vandell realized that he wanted to seriously pursue a career in music and began to write original compositions. In just a few short years, this decision has led to him sharing the stage with a vast array of artists, from multiple genres of music, and at venues across United States and Europe. He has also opened and shared the stage with several internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, including Grammy award winning jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum and the legendary smooth jazz saxophonist Tom Braxton.

In June of 2011, Vandell released his debut album entitled "Years Later”. This album is a collection of original musical compositions that has been written since he relocated to Texas following the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in his hometown of New Orleans. The "Years Later" album, to date, has been getting rave reviews from smooth jazz fans, music lovers and critics across the world. With the success of "Years Later" Vandell decided to release an uptempo 5 song EP called "Turn It Up". Since it's release, the leading single "Let's Ride" has reached #1 on the Billboard Charts!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide books, music stands and writing utensils. I expect the student to provide chairs to sit.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize mainly in jazz, but am proficient in all other genres. I focus on the basic fundamentals needed to play and improvise in the genre. I always make sure that my students understand theory. From sight-reading and understanding harmony, from scales to chord structures and playing styles.
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Bonnie B. August 19, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I'm really enjoying my lessons. I'm learning a lot about improv. He is an awesome jazz saxophonist. Very patient, knowledgeable. Absolutely recommend!
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Stan Broome July 6, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Great lesson! Looking forward to the next one.
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Vandell A.

Vandell A.

Coppell, TX 75019
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Carol D.

Dallas, TX

About Carol

On singing and performing: I've been a musician for a very long time and can testify that music heals on a mind, body, and soul level! Though my official performances in front of audiences started with playing woodwind instruments such as clarinet, sax, and flute from elementary school through high school in band, my primary instrument in earnest has been voice for the past 27 years.

However, my Mom told me that I have actually been singing--well, humming (a recognizable tune at that!)-- since I was nine months old. I've lead numerous solos in small ensembles and large choirs over the years
, and was very involved not only with the adult music ministry at my church, but directed the children's choir as well. I'm a huge fan of arranging and creating harmonies for duets, trios, and small groups. I’ve shared the stage with Erykah Badu, Ruben Studdard, Rickey Dillard, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, Peabo Bryson, and CeCe Winans.

I love musical theater, and my favorite credit has to have been when I played the role of "Mama" in Once on This Island (though Nunsense runs a very close second!).

I have a strong passion for the arts--music in particular, and have the musical talent and enthusiasm to guide, empower, and improve the vocal tone, projection, and pitch for the willing student.

*** Music Lesson Details ***
Every student is different--diversity is the spice of life! I tend to tailor my teaching style to the needs of the student. I do expect each student to work on their craft outside of "class" (even if it's just 10-15 minutes of practice a day) and come eager to learn. My teaching style is a co-creative process when it comes to helping students reach their goals. My demeanor is gentle and humor-filled, yet firm. Whether you're preparing for an audition (with all the mental, emotional, and physical energy and health that goes into it), want to hone your harmonizing skills, or just want to strengthen what's already inside of you to the next level for fun, I can help!

It's very important for my students to have a lot of fun as they are singing into their power and gaining more confidence not only in their vocal tone, projection and pitch, but in life as a whole!

*** Specialties ***
My specialties are gospel, pop, R&B, vocal harmonies in small and large groups, and jazz, though I have been classically trained by some of the best vocal coaches over the years.

On being an economist: Economics has been my trade and training since 1993. I've been an analyst at the Florida Legislature as well as consulted in the private sector, but my first love has always been teaching. I've been teaching the intro to micro- and macroeconomic classes consistently since the beginning of 2007 at Southern Methodist University. The algebra comes up a lot in these classes, so I've often ended up tutoring students one one in algebra as well. I was thrilled when TakeLessons added academic tutoring to their offerings in addition to music lessons. :)

***Economics and Algebra Lesson Details***

My students range in varying analytical and mathematical ability, so I meet them where they are when they come to office hours. Sometimes it just takes creating something concrete and practical from something that appears to be quite abstract. Sometimes it's catching up on the math. My approach is the same for any one-on-one endeavor outside the classroom. My goal is for each of my students to succeed!
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Qiyamah F. August 18, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Carol has a very enticing spirit that makes a person want to get to know her as a friend as well as a teacher. I really enjoyed my lessons with her.
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Claire P. August 6, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Carol is a really great instructor and really helped my daughter improve! She is very patient and kind and my daughter can't wait to see her again. We highly recommend her to all that are interested in singing.
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Jennifer B. May 26, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
She is amazing!!! She has taught me so much in such a short time. Not only is she training my voice, she is helping me with music theory. I highly recommend Carol!!
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Carol D.

Carol D.

Dallas, TX 75248
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starting at
$34.99 / 30-min
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TOYA N.

Dallas, TX

About TOYA

I have taught acting to small children, teens, and adults in community, private, and collegiate settings. I taught acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. My love of the arts has enabled me to study and perform in various cities throughout the US; including Los Angeles, where I studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, to Europe, Mexico, South America; then back to New York City, where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School.

I currently work professionally as an actor, singer, and TV
and radio host. I've been fortunate enough to work in film, TV, theater, musical theater, hosting, commercials, improv, and voice-overs. I am also a vocally trained mezzo-soprano. Because I am still a working artist, I can not only teach you craft, but can assist you in making the right choices to navigate your own way in the business. I offer private coaching to actors in theater and film, and singers in the US and abroad. I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer private coaching to children, teens, adults who have an interest in acting or singing performance, and for those who simply have an interest in performing or speaking in front of others. In addition to coaching those who wish to better their skills in acting, voice and speech, and singing, I also offer coaching for non-actors; i.e., attorneys, business professionals, teachers, politicians, pageant participants, and other creatives, who want to improve their public speaking and communication skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

*** Travel Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

*** Specialties ***
Acting for film, TV, theater, and commercials
Audition Etiquette and Technique
Light Career Coaching
Agent Ready Coaching
Voice and Speech
Public Speaking
Neutral American Speech
Singing; including Musical Theater
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Shera D. June 25, 2014
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I've been going to Toya for awhile she very nice. She knows exactly what she is doing. She helps me understand everything
I do. I would recommend her for anyone who is serious about acting.
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TOYA N.

TOYA N.

Dallas, TX 75240
(1)
starting at
$59 / 30-min
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Rosanna H.

Dallas, TX

About Rosanna

I have been teaching music students since my high school years in the late 1990s. Although I am primarily a high-level clarinetist, I have developed strong piano skills and can "double" on several other woodwinds. My primary clarinet/woodwind teacher at university was Alex Fields, who studied with renowned woodwind teacher and method writer Himie Voxman The university itself is known for its high-quality music degree programs. Over my 20+ years of performance experience, I've played in myriad performance situations; from unaccompanied soloist to piano accompanist to church praise band to full
orchestra and community band. This has given me an integrated understanding and appreciation for various styles and types of music.

I am known among my students for my patience, flexibility, and availability to answer questions between lessons. I teach primarily from a traditional classical background and take students in the direction of the genre(s) they want to pursue. I incorporate technology, such as mobile apps, to help students master concepts. I believe a strong basis in technique and theory builds the best musicians and the greatest appreciation for music. I include ear training to the extent it will benefit a student. I lay these foundations very early, tailoring my methods to each student's unique learning style and goals. I constantly improve my communication to promote clarity, retention, and the student's ability to articulate concepts. I don't necessarily teach to grow the next great classical artist (although I would be very proud of any student who reaches this level!); instead I teach to help each student reach his or her own potential, to better themselves, to give back to their communities, and to appreciate and enjoy music for the rest of their lives. Music instruction is proven to sharpen the mind for all ages. I also work in health care, on a behavioral health unit with a strong arts therapy program. This experience makes its way into my teaching style as well.

Practice: I expect students to practice regularly and I teach them how to practice well! With younger students I use a record-keeping system encouraging 5 weekly practice sessions of a length proportional to attention span.
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Michelle D. July 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Rosanna is very good. She is very patient with my son. She is always on time. Recommend!
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Thanh S. July 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We have two young girls (age 8 and 6) have been taking pianos lessons with Ms. Rosanna for about a year now. Ms. Rosanna is very professional, patient, flexible and very well communicated. She would answer any questions thru emails/text that my daughters might have during the week. A great teacher. Highly recommended.
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Gillian R. July 16, 2015
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Rosanna's patience, flexibility, skill, gentle character, and individualized lesson plans are what really stand out about her. She has been a perfect fit for our needs.
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Rosanna H.

Rosanna H.

Dallas, TX 75287
(3)
starting at
$21.99 / 30-min
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Andrea J.

Carrollton, TX

About Andrea

Andrea received her Associate of Arts and Certificate of Music at Phoenix College in 2013. She has also finished her resident studies at Grand Canyon University where she will receive a Bachelor's in Music Education in May 2016 after completing student teaching in the Lewisville School District. As an expert in Music Education, Andrea Jenkins looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Andrea's teaching style is fun, interactive and customized to fit your student's learning style. All curriculum is built for each individual student to fit their learning pace and style. Andrea J
enkins has obtained her fingerprint clearance card and is willing to provide it upon request.
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Norm Vilmer August 9, 2015
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
We hired Andrea for vocal training for our daughter so she would be better prepared for high school choir in the fall and to prepare for the acapella choir audition later in the school year. Great personality and very knowledgeable on voice training and music theory. Our daughter has improved and has much more confidence. I highly recommend her.
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Norm Vilmer August 9, 2015
Math · In home
Verified Student
Andrea has really helped our son this summer prepare for college math in the fall. Highly recommend.
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jennifer M. June 12, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
My son and I had the pleasure of learning piano and music theory from Andrea for over a year! It was a small, individualized class and wonderful experience. She is a patient and talented teacher and a wonderful pianist whose skills are complimented by her amazing vocal range. She provided us with an inspiring weekly curriculum and shared her passion for music with us. So glad for the experience!! She is highly recommended.
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Andrea J.

Andrea J.

Carrollton, TX 75010
(4)
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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