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Singing Lessons in Charlotte

Are you considering taking singing lessons in Charlotte? If so, you are in a great location to do so! It's been said there is no greater instrument ever made than the human voice. And if you ever have listened to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra, you know exactly why that saying continues proving itself true to this day. Although Fitzgerald and Sinatra are among the greatest American singers ever to grace the stage and entertain audiences, Charlotte offers you and other aspiring singers many great opportunities to hone your craft and provide great entertainment to adoring audiences.

Inspiring Performances

When you take singing lessons in Charlotte, you will have ample opportunities to attend musical events featuring many of the area's best singers as well as national touring acts. Charlotte is one of the most musical cities in the South, and its choral ensembles are among the nation's best. The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, Carolina Voices, and Renaissance choral ensemble are just a few of the many outstanding vocal groups and talents located in or near Charlotte.

The Oratorio Singers are the official chorus for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and perform multiple classical concerts each year in the Knight Theater and other area venues. Carolina Voices was formed 60 years ago and performs a wide range of musical styles several times per year. The group is most noted for its annual Singing Christmas Tree show held each December and is comprised of volunteers who also perform in smaller groups that tour the region. Renaissance was founded in 2002 and is comprised of three dozen outstanding singers who excel in presenting the greatest classical works of the past 500 years. The group has performed at the Duke University Chapel and annually presents a highly regarded Christmas program at many area churches.

Great Venues and Events

When you are taking singing lessons in Charlotte, you should visit the many great music venues and events held each year in the Queen City. Charlotte has many great concert halls and outdoor auditoriums, including Rooftop 210 at the EpiCentre, the Neighborhood Theatre in North Davidson, the Double Door Inn near downtown, Ovens Auditorium on East Independence Boulevard, and Fillmore Charlotte in Center City are just some of the city's many great local music venues. The Carolina Rebellion in May, NoDa Summer MusicFest and Uptown Charlotte Jazz Fest in June, July Jam, and Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival in September are just some of the many annual musical festivals and events that feature amazing singers and musical acts.

Auditions and Open Mic Nights

Charlotte has many great ways you can hone your singing prowess when taking singing lessons in Charlotte, Carolina Voices, Renaissance, Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, and other musical ensembles regularly hold auditions. You also can take advantage of the city's many open mic nights to gauge your progress as you take singing lessons in Charlotte and possibly even find a spot in one of the many local bands. Mondays through Thursdays in particular, you can participate in an open mic night at a local venue called The Evening Muse, located north of uptown. Puckett's Farm Equipment on West Sugar Creek Road have open mic nights on Mondays. Smokey Joe's Cafe on Briar Creek Road and Petra's Piano Bar on Commonwealth have open mics on Tuesdays. Summit Coffee's location in Davidson and The Evening Muse have open mics on Wednesdays, and Tommy's Pub on Central Avenue offers open mic nights on Thursdays. You'll have to call ahead to be sure a location is holding its open mic night and to register to perform.

There are so many musical experiences to enjoy in Charlotte- now get out there and have some fun!

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Clayton M.

Charlotte, NC

Sung for over 35 years. Barbershop singer for over 25 years. Have sung on many worship teams and many church choirs. Have also sung for singing Christmas tree for four years and am currently the led singer in my bluegrass band.
I also have led worship for many retreats, conferences, camps, and ministry weekend opportunities.

About Clayton

Besides my experience and love of music, I'm a people person with a gift of teaching, so it's a win-win. I have a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee with a minor in music. I'm a concert level clarinetist (over 30 years) as well as barbershop singer (25 years) and worship leader (20 years), & guitar player (25 years), sax player (10 years). I also play handbells, have directed three youth musicals, and have led music at youth camps, conferences, retreats, Kairos prison ministry, and other service projects. I currently lead a nine member bluegrass band which is a blast.

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I will push you for excellence and I teach in fun ways. I hope to play a lot together after the basics have been accomplished. The most important aspect of playing an instrument or singing is to have fun. If you not enjoying what you're doing, why do it? I hope to make the overall musical experience fun and help you achieve your goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
whatever is needed. Whatever they need

*** Specialties ***
worship leading, singing, barbershop quartet singing, clarinetist for both classical and jazz groups as well as worship
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Mark Fisher February 10, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and thorough. Good one on one instruction.
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Kevin B. January 7, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Clayton is a great guy and I look forward to learning from him.
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Jorgia September 22, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Clayton was very enthusiastic and focused and professional! Our time went over and he was so involved with teaching my daughter he didn't even notice! I am pleased to have him teaching my daughter lessons.
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Clayton M.

Clayton M.

Charlotte, NC 28214
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$20 / 30-min
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Grant D.

Charlotte, NC

I have had class voice and private voice instruction with several resource materials along with 5 years professional singing experience. Singing is my most recent musical skill learned, yet has affected the way that I play all my instruments and the way I listen to and teach music.

About grant

I have studied and practiced in jazz, classical, blues, rock, and sacred
musical styles and have the experience and ability to play or teach others at any level. I play piano, saxophone, and sing professionally but have played clarinet, trumpet, tuba, and guitar as well. Additionally, I have the leadership and business experience to coordinate ensembles for various musical environments to provide the best teaching methods passed on from some of the top doctorates and world class teachers.

*** Studio Equipment ***
5'11' Kawai Grand Piano
Selmer Mark vi Tenor, Alto Saxophones
Fender R
hodes
Buffet r-13 Clarinet
Roland G Fantom
Korg Triton
Fender 5 String Bass
Roland 700 GX 88 key weighted
Yamaha yas 63 alto sax
Full Pa with microphones

*** Travel Equipment ***
They will need a piano, keyboard or saxophone. I only will do hour lessons paid monthly w/travel charges weighed in if taught outside my studio or home.

*** Specialties ***
classical, jazz, blues, gospel, traditional church, contemporary church, rock, pop, r&b, country, dixieland,
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kou vee thao April 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful and humorous teacher! Improvising and teaching skills are really simple and easy to understand! A very great piano teacher!
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Sonya R. April 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Grant is awesome, he is very knowledgeable! I felt like I would have learned a lot with him; I did learn a lot in the short time I had with him! (Unfortunately, due to my schedule I can not continue at this time)
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Tom L. March 30, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Great saxophone teacher.
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Grant D.

Charlotte, NC 28211
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Patrick L.

Arden, NC

I have extraordinary passion for teaching and an extraordinary ear for sound. I enjoy working with singers who want a career in music or simply want to sing for pure enjoyment.

About Patrick

Hi there, my name is Patrick, and I am now a new resident of the Asheville area. I am a music teacher of Trumpet, Piano, Voice and Sound Recording with more than 20 plus years of experience. Below, I relate some of my experiences and philosophies as a teacher of music since 2002.

*** Lesson Details ***
Trumpet Lessons
I have worked with adults and children, with beginners, and with more experienced players looking for a push or a new direction. I have developed many different teaching methods based on what each of my students wants to get out of lessons. The heart of most lessons I teac
h is learning to play or understand songs. Usually, I rely on my students to select the songs they wish to study, which I then transcribe to make personal arrangements fitted to their abilities. Of course, I will suggest or recommend songs at times. I also supply relevant exercises and music theory to accelerate the learning process.

Piano Lessons
I differentiate between concepts and skills, while stressing the importance of mastering both. As important as it is to understand the intervalic relationships in something like the major scale, this knowledge does little for the pianist if she or he cannot pick out the notes to the different scales in real time. In observing that each person demonstrates unique learning patterns and abilities, I have learned that some people will come to understand the conceptual through mastery of memorized tasks while some will succeed with technical mastery only after achieving some conceptual understanding.
Voice Lessons
Having first begun singing at 22 years old, I know first hand that it’s never to late to start singing. Having some experience in school but not fully as a professional till in my 20′s, I have learned from some of the top professionals in the South Florida area. My first vocal lessons was with Gloria Estefan’s back up singer Jon Secada. Jon has his first hit “Just Another Day” that stayed at #1 for several weeks. His one lesson really helped me use singing in my gigging around town. From that time on, I have used this technique for all my students. focusing on JUST BREATHING, has helped many of my students.

Teaching Sound Recording
Working in the early 1980s with recorded music and computers, I was introduced to the new wave of recording at its birth. At Miami Dade Community College, I taught and assisted students in Composition, Sound Development, and Sound Recording using Mac computers and PC’s. As of this day, I personally teach recording in Logic Pro, Bias Peak and Mastering using Waves plug ins and having finished products in Mp4 format and or CD’s.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mac with logic pro software instruments, piano seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
expect students to provide paper and pencil and put in practice time on their respected instruments at least 30 min a week

*** Specialties ***
Alfred,Hanon,Rubank Advanced Method for instruments.
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Tino B. May 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Looking forward to more sessions with this guy! I've composed two new records since i had a session with him, it seems like he's helped me from overthinking that this is hard and with all the technology there is today its just simple. just do it!
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Tino B. May 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Hello music world this is Tino b here! I want to let everyone out there who is interested in taking their music to the next level and is searching for someone to help them do so, well look no further Patrick Lopez can help you do so. My first
lesson with him gave me my confidence back and has me producing music on a totally different/higher level.
Better writing and music composition is what im learning,
how to listen to today's music melodies and transform them into a sound of my own. Check him out!
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Ariane Taylor April 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson with Patrick felt like a match. Looking forward to doing much more with him!
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Patrick L.

Charlotte, NC 28223
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David C.

Charlotte, NC

About David

Baritone David C. completed both his B.M. and M.M. degrees in Voice Performance at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. David went on to complete a Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice at The Boston Conservatory in 2014. With over 8 years of teaching experience, David has worked with singers of all ages and ability levels. David's teaching is rooted in classical voice pedagogy but tailors his teaching to benefit singers interested in many styles. For four summers, David was a visiting faculty member at Cannon Music Camp in Boone, NC. As a performer, David has had professional experi
ence in jazz, pop, musical theatre, opera and oratorio. His performing highlights include being selected to perform leading roles with the American Singers' Opera Project for three years, performances as Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata at The Flagstaff in Fidenza Summer Opera Festival in Fidenza, Italy, main stage operatic roles at The Boston Conservatory, professional oratorio performances in North Carolina and New England in the works of Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Faure, Britten, Dvorak, Brahms and Rutter, and many recital and concert appearances. David's combination of experiences as both a singer and teacher of many styles make his teaching versatile, providing each student with a unique and effective lesson experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to spend half of our lesson time working on technique through exercises specifically designed to develop the most efficient use of their voice. The rest of the lesson be devoted to applying those techniques while singing repertoire agreed upon by both student and teacher.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open living room set up. Keyboard. Seating for parents. Visitor's parking lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard if I'm teaching from home. If travelling, I can bring a portable keyboard..

*** Specialties ***
My singing and voice teaching are rooted in classical pedagogy, but I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to perform and teach in numerous styles. It is my belief that a healthy classical foundation can be modified and put into practice to make singing in any style easy and efficient.
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Shatu moore March 8, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Best instructor there is very helpful, positive, and inspiring vocal coach
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Karlon February 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
David is a really nice guy, and he does care for his students. He normally tries to encourage and give you tips. He is also pretty funny.
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Will C. September 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I'm learning a lot and am enjoying the lessons. Never was able to sing before and now I'm singing in church with joy!
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David C.

Charlotte, NC 28210
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Michael C.

Catawba, NC

I love to teach people to sing and be happy with their music.

I love to teach people to win, win, win.

About Michael

I have a Masters Degree from Central Michigan Univ. I am an Air Force Veteran.

Two deep leadership at all times and parents have waiting areas visible to classes. I love guitar and playing music, I think I have taught so long I would not know what to do without a music/teaching career. I have made a living playing guitar for 25 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been a music teacher so long I have become very simplistic. I teach the following:

(1) To practically play while having fun (3 locations to choose).

(2) Music Theory.

(3) Playing by ear.

(4) Leadership Skill
s. I am still having a great time teaching, so we do it a lot. I love to teach and enjoy it very much, I owe a lot to my music career and want to pass it on. We are in Rotary and support many community activities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have - 3 Professional teaching studios - that are in nice locations.

I really enjoy my job and have a lot of great equipment; we work hard, but have a lot of fun too.

*** Travel Equipment ***
(1) Respectfully what is reasonable. I am a full time musician, I am flexible and happy - we can work these things out.

(We have a lot of equipment, I am very thankful). We have very good business relationships in the community.

I appreciate my job.

*** Specialties ***
(1) Group interactive method based on theory.
(2) Students show leadership in their own program.
(3) Students work with me (instructor) on Lesson Plans.
(4) Students pick out material they want to study.
(5) Students work on (ear training) and reading music.
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Tina March 24, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Michael is an exceptionaly talented musician, as well as a wonderful mentor who has taught so many students and enriched their lives. He has students with only 2 yrs of experience who sound as if they have been playing for 20 years! What a Role Model!!! With a lifetime of experience under his belt, Michael has mastered music and recording. He will help you; It really doesn't get any better than that. I am a reporter for a good paper. I wrote this about Michael after an interview. Michael and his band had the placed packed, all ages, and everyone insisted on being as close to the music as humanly possible. Michael works as a guitar instructor and runs several studios. Michael is truly a "gifted guitar player" and his vocals are just as nice and polished. The Next time this gifted musician and band rolls into town check him out.
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Madison C. March 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
So far , my daughter loves them ! They are very nice and Their experience shows ! They make her feel comfortable and she is learning fast ! Would love to keep the lessons going ...
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Jake February 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
# 1. Best guitar player ever!!!!! Best wife too!!!!!
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Michael C.

Michael C.

Lincolnton, NC 28092
(5)
starting at
$100 / 120-min

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