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Music Lessons in Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, Ohio is home to many different musical groups and artists, including The Isley Brothers, Black Veil Brides, Nick Lachey and The National. As you can see, the city boasts a wide variety of musical styles that extend far and beyond.

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Stacey S.

Covington, KY

About Stacey

Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 9 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop.

Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students.

Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl
simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College auditions. Her students have performed in nationally known rock bands, been accepted into College music programs, they have been members of the May festival Youth Chorus, the Kentucky Governor'€™s School for the Arts, and have traveled to Europe with competitive touring choirs.

Stacey's operatic performing credits include Autumn in Charles Halka's Layover with NANOworks Opera, the Mother in Amahl and Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the College-Conservatory of Music , Mimi from Puccini'€™s La Boheme in the CCM's Opera scenes program, Donna Donna in P.D.Q Bach'€™s The Abduction of Figaro , 1st Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Juno in Offenbach'€™s Orpheus in the Underworld all at the DePauw University Opera Theatre. Other partial roles/scenes performed include Suzel in Mascangi'€™s Lamico Fritz, Countess in Mozart'€™s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.

More than just singing opera Stacey is known for her versatility as a classical singer regularly doing cross over work. She regularly gigs as a jazz/popular singer accompanying herself on the piano. Her musical theater performing credits include Mama in Everybody'€™s Buddy: The Buddy LaRosa Story, Shelia in Hair with DePauw University, Ensemble/Soprano Soloist in Sweeny Todd, Sonia in Godspell with the Lakeside Players and Yonah in Children of Eden with the Lakeside Players.

Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Barbara Paver. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She studied with Caroline Smith and Stanley Irwin.

Stacey is originally from Florence, Kentucky and takes pride in impacting her home community through music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Stacey is known for adapting lessons for the individual. Each body is unique and thus each vocal instrument is unique. Stacey takes time to get to know each student and caters to their specific needs and goals. She believes in well rounded performers working often on dramatic intentions, overall professionalism, and stage presence. She also prepares her students with their audition packages and stresses the importance of regular performance. Stacey is a very open and caring individual but expects hard work from her students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha upright piano, Yamaha portable keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable keyboard. I expect a semi private space to teach.

*** Specialties ***
Opera, Broadway, Choral Vocals
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Madison B. April 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
The lessons were for my daughter and we were thrilled with Stacey. She went above and beyond.
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Bob R. March 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Stacey created an environment that was extremely conducive to learning. She is not only very knowledgeable but she presents information in an easy and relaxing manner. Being a novice I did not feel overwhelmed or intimidated by what she asked of me. Very quickly she was able to discern where to take the lesson that instilled the greatest confidence and yet focused on the most immediate opportunities for moving forward. She’s fun, enthusiastic, and informative and made an hour lesson seem like fifteen minutes. I look forward to working with her in the future. I would strongly recommend her.
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Victoria G. March 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson with Stacy was amazing.
She's such a great teacher I can't wait to continue working with her!
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Stacey S.

Stacey S.

Covington, KY 41011
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Victor K.

Cincinnati, OH

About Victor

I received my Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2010, studying under Dr. Roberta Gary. I have completed all the coursework for the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. I will receive the degree in late 2014 or early 2015 after performing one more solo recital.

I began playing the piano at the age of 5, later moving to the organ at 9. I have held a church job since then, working in multiple different denominations and settings. I have a strong background of piano, accompanying, theory, sacred liturgy, and m
usical performance. I enjoy studying and listening to many genres of music as well as performing them. I am very interested in historically informed performance and understanding different techniques as they are related to the composition style of different time periods.

I enjoy working with students of all ages. Regardless of your ability, age, or experience, I will work with you. We can work out a plan for lesson times, intensity of practice and work, and tailor the lesson to the right pace for you.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons tend to be tailored to the needs of individual students. I am not as much a fan of a strict curriculum that I use on each student. For beginners, one can expect to be given method books to get them moving in the right direction. As one advances, we eventually move on to repertoire. I take an approach to lessons that emphasizes total body awareness and high level mental awareness. The most important thing anyone can learn in music is that it isn't just about the right notes; it isn't about the right rhythm. It is about the complete musicianship and the complete awareness needed to truly understand and perform a work of music. In order to make this approach work, my strictness as a teacher varies depending on the level of devotion the student is willing to put forth. After six months with me as a teacher, expect to notice changes in the way you see music and comprehend your technique at the keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to purchase their own music. For beginners with method books, I have these available to the students to purchase from me.

*** Specialties ***
I am very highly trained in performance practices of the Baroque era, especially on the organ. I am also very specialized in body movement and efficient keyboard technique. I also have a lot of experience in the Romantic repertoire of the piano. Lastly, I am also well trained as an accompanist on both the organ and the piano.
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Lisa O. April 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Victor is an amazing teacher and we have loved working with him for many years now. He taught all 3 of my boys at all different levels and they all progressed very well in piano. He has also served as accompanist for my son who plays the trumpet. I highly recommend Victor as an amazing teacher for all levels who truly wants to help the kids learn.
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Dennis W. March 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Victor is gifted in teaching. I feel that playing the piano and teaching the piano are two separate gifts. Victor is gifted with both abilities. If you are hesitating because your not sure whom you would like to choose, choose Victor you will not be sorry.
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Caroline January 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Victor was great with my five year old daughter. He is very personable and patient. My daughter enjoyed the lesson and is practicing every day!
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Victor K.

Cincinnati, OH 45249
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Amy P.

Cincinnati, OH

About Amy

AMY P. is a performer and teacher currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio pursuing her DMA at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the direction of Dr. William Grubb. She previously received her BM at the University of Iowa studying with Hannah Holman and her MM at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Merry Peckham of the Cavani String Quartet. She is currently performing with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic. As an avid chamber musician and teacher, Amy taught at Interlochen Arts Camp during the summer of 2013 as the cellist of the
Bird String Quartet. She has participated in several summer music festivals: Aspen Music Festival, Mimir Chamber Music Festival, and the Great Wall International Music Festival in China. She is a Suzuki Association of the Americas certified cello teacher who studies with Dr. Melissa Kraut.
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Sandy M. August 5, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Amy is very personable and friendly. She does a great job working with my teenaged daughter, and she has been incredibly patient. I definitely recommend her!
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Grace M. July 10, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
My daughter enjoyed her lesson with Amy. She was so understanding and helped my daughter regain confidence in her cello playing even though she had not played in 2 years.
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Amy P.

Amy P.

Cincinnati, OH 45219
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$25 / 30-min
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Nan-Yu W.

Cincinnati, OH

About Nan-Yu

I am a current doctoral student at College-Conservatory of Music in bassoon performance. I have been playing the bassoon and the piano for over ten years. Music has always been one of my main interests and passions in my life. I had a lot of performance and teaching experience. I participated in all kinds of competitions, music summer camps, and music festivals that include the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra summer camp, the Osaka Bassoon Festival, and the Asian Double Reed Association. I have taught the college and high school students. I always enjoy teaching people about music through p
erformance and conversation. As a native Chinese speaker from Taiwan, I can also teach Chinese. If you want to learn how to play the bassoon and piano or Chinese, I am always willing to help you!
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Elise Fritts May 5, 2016
Bassoon · In studio
Verified Student
I only had a few lessons with Nan-Yu, but she helped me greatly improve. She wasn't just focused on me completing the piece, but on the musicality of what I was playing. I feel like my tone greatly improved and my consciousness of what I was playing.
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David K. April 8, 2016
Bassoon · In studio
Verified Student
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Nan-Yu W.

Nan-Yu W.

Cincinnati, OH 45220
(2)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Todd T.

Cincinnati, OH

About Todd

About Guitar Lessons With Todd

"Todd is a very gifted and motivated guitarist with an uncommon aptitude for teaching."
Rodney Stucky

"Todd is passionate about teaching, and dedicates himself to this with utmost energy and purpose. He is always extremely successful in producing a high level of achievement with every student." Jeffrey Van

One of the most important duties of a competent instructor is teaching students how to practice. This is just as true for the rank beginner as it is for the advanced student, or even professional. Everyone can learn to play music and play it well if
given competent instruction. Learning to play well is learning about the mind and body, and how to use it to one's potential. As the awareness of the self is refined, not only is the playing improved, but the potential for greatness is elevated. Learning to perform music with security and confidence is fun!
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Eric S. January 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first day!
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Holly January 13, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Todd was great to start from the very beginning with me. I have no experience at all with the guitar but his confidence in his teaching and in me is encouraging.
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Todd T.

Cincinnati, OH 45202
(2)
starting at
$45 / 60-min

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