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Stacey S.

Covington, KY

A well rounded fun teaching style that keeps all students motivated and interested. Stacey works had to insure that students develop strong technical and theory skills while growing as creative musicians.

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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Patti July 11, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Just had our first lesson! Stacey is wonderful - she really listens and offers helpful advice. Looking forward to more.
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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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Stacey S.

Stacey S.

Covington, KY 41011
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$30 / 30-min
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Victor K.

Cincinnati, OH

Perhaps my most popular lesson, I teach piano to all ages and all levels. I am particularly skilled in the area of accelerating the beginner/early intermediate pianist into a high level of musicianship. I customize my piano instruction to each individual student, so that each can develop a plan to achieve personal growth and success through musicianship.

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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Nicholas S. July 11, 2016
Music Theory · In studio
Verified Student
I have enjoyed working with Victor. He is very knowledgeable about the music in particular the Baroque period. He brings a very good perspective that has enriched my understanding of early music. I can say clearly that one leaves sessions with a desire to learn more and with an understanding of music as serious branch of human study rather than something that is simply fun (in the sense of being mundane amusement).
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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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Victor K.

Victor K.

Cincinnati, OH 45249
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Katherine K.

Cincinnati, OH

Students will learn the basics of beginning piano technique including music theory and learning songs.

About Katherine

I offer voice lessons in a variety of styles from rock to classical. I teach a basic healthy technique that can be applied to any style of singing. I strive to make lessons challenging as well as fun.
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Kristen July 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very friendly and helpful.
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Angela Woodall April 30, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Very nice, knowledgeable,skilled. I felt totally at ease.
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Elizabeth J. March 22, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Katherine is very personable! I felt comfortable with her at my first lesson and am enjoying working with her a lot!
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Katherine K.

Cincinnati, OH 45245
(12)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Nan-Yu W.

Cincinnati, OH

I am a current DMA 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 have taught the college and high school students. I always enjoy teaching people about music through performance and conversation. If you want to learn how to play the bassoon or piano, I am always willing to help you!

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.

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

Cincinnati, OH

I would love to help you begin your piano studies! My teaching is based on a mix of technical exercises, and fun, achievable repertoire to master. I will discuss your goals with you and tailor the lessons to your wants and needs.

About Chelsea

Hello! My name is Chelsea Melamed and I am a professional opera singer and voice instructor. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Lawrence University Conservatory and a Master's Degree in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate at CCM (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) with an emphasis in voice and pedagogy so that I may earn top mastery in teaching and performing.

I love helping students in all genres discover their voice and open their sound. I believe the basis of good singing technique translates across all
musical platforms. I also think having a comfortable and fun environment are key factors for vocal growth.

In addition, enjoy teaching beginning piano students. Please contact me at any time. I look forward to helping you along your journey!
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Abigail July 1, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
Chelsea is an excellent instructor who is patient, kind and incredibly knowledgeable. I'm extremely picky about teachers, but she is by far the best I've ever had and has improved by technique and understanding of music so much. I would recommend Chelsea to anyone, family, friends or strangers.
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Julia June 30, 2016
Opera Voice
Chelsea is a fabulous and wonderful musician with a plethora of knowledge and vocal wisdom. Chelsea has worked and studied with some of the top teachers and companies in the business. Along with her talent comes a wonderful, approachable and warm personality that is ideal for teaching.
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Alex June 29, 2016
Singing · In studio
Chelsea is a great teacher. She is simultaneously both deeply knowledgable and very approachable. learning voice from her has been a wonderful experience!
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Chelsea M.

Cincinnati, OH 45220
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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