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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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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
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Gordie S.

Dallas, TX

About Gordie

My name is Gordie. I have been playing guitar for 25 years. I've been playing professionally for 19 years. I've taught children as young as 8 to adults as old as 45 for 10 years. I have played in all kinds of cover and original bands covering everything from Hank Willams Jr to Slayer. My bands have opened up for Vince Neil, Great White, Jesse James Dupree(Jackel) and many other national artists. I have released two critically acclaimed albums in Detroit and Dallas. In 2005 I was chosen to be on a list of the best Guitar players in Detroit history. I have the knowledge and real world experience
to make you a great Guitar player!! I have been teaching online lessons for a year and a half.I am currently accepting new online students from anywhere in the US!

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing is to have fun!! I'm an easy going teacher that will make learning guitar a fun experience that you will look forward to every week. In the first lesson I'll go over how to tune and maintain your Guitar if your a beginner. In the next lessons I'll show you how to play all the necessary chords to get you playing your favorite songs and to start writing your own!! After that I'll show you the licks and technique you'll need to start shredding like a Guitar god! In a few months you'll be impressing your friends by playing their favorite songs for them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Computer and printer, recording software, Several Guitars and Amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
Transcription paper. Their own guitar

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Blues, Metal, Country
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Vineeta M. July 29, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
He is really a great instructor. Well-versed with his subject, and the lessons had a lot of structure. We definitely recommend him!
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Amy P. July 13, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Really enjoyed my lesson with Gordie. He is an excellent guitar player and very helpful and patient in his teaching style. He directs his lessons towards what you want to learn and your goals. Looking forward to more lessons with him!
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Griffyn Y. June 15, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson!
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Gordie S.

Gordie S.

Dallas, TX 75248
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$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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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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Oliver R. May 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Carol is a great! She's patient and goes over the material until she makes sure I understand. She gives me constructive feedback and great instructions to make sure I'm getting the technique down. She's the best!
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Elca A. March 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Carol is a wonderful voice teacher. She is easygoing and patient. I have been taking weekly lessons with her since June of 2014 and have increased in my range. I now attend every other week.

I am a mezzo-soprano but used to always sing in alto range, but now I am more comfortable singing in my range or sometimes higher. Also, I am already naturally talented but needed some guidance in knowing when to breath through phrases, increased range, and holding notes long enough to make it sound more beautifully.

She has helped me a lot. I truly recommend her for beginners or those of you who are already talented and just need to tweak things up a bit. She's amazing. I enjoy her as a teacher. Thank you Carol!
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Carol D.

Dallas, TX 75248
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$34.99 / 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 intoned 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
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$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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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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Jocelyn O. June 12, 2015
Vocal Training · In home
Andrea has a wonderful voice and a sweet spirit. You will enjoy getting to know her!
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Andrea J.

Andrea J.

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

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