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Singing Lessons in Cleveland

If you are taking singing lessons in Cleveland, there are a number of ways to find inspiration around town. Whether you want to sing in front of a crowd or enjoy one of Cleveland’s festivals, the city has many different locations to find musical stimulation. If you don’t like crowds, there are plenty of other ways to get inspired by live music. Keep an open mind and you will soon find the right supplement for your singing lessons in Cleveland’s diverse musical scene.

Music and Dining

One of the best ways to be inspired is to actually get out and hear other singers in a live setting. Cleveland has a wealth of restaurants that invite live entertainment to the stage on a regular basis. Places like House of Blues Cleveland frequently have live music, so you can make dinner and live entertainment a regular part of your schedule. Make sure to check in once a month or so to get an idea of who is playing and singing at which restaurants so you can get a wide range of styles.

Here are a few of Cleveland's most prominent places.

Live Music Scene

If you prefer to talk over dinner, Cleveland has a fantastic live music scene that you can enjoy without trying to multi-task. With a large number of venues, you will have your choice of style, genre, and time to choose from. If you really like something you hear, you can always see about working it into your music lessons. http://www.thisiscleveland.com/things-to-do/nightlife/music-venues/

Theatre

This Is Cleveland is a great resource for music lovers new to the city’s theatre scene. Find out all the information you need about current plays and performances and happening in Cleveland. http://www.thisiscleveland.com/events/?e_ViewBy=search&e_submit=1&e_sortBy=eventDate&e_pagesize=25&e_catID=77&e_sDate=&e_eDate=&e_keyword=&e_submitBtn=Search

Practice While listening to music is a great way to be inspired, it isn’t quite the same as actually getting up there and singing yourself. Are you ready to put your singing lessons in Cleveland to the test? Look for Open Mic opportunities and showcase your talent! http://www.openmiccleveland.com/

Or if you prefer something a little more informal, there are a number of locations that offer karaoke once a week or once a month. If you are comfortable getting up and singing in front of others, this could help you get some real world experience outside of your lessons.

While simply taking singing lessons in Cleveland is be rewarding, it’s always beneficial to find something to supplement the experience. As you try to work out what kind of music inspires you the most, spend some time listening to live music. When you feel ready, you can get practice at one of Cleveland’s many karaoke or open mic nights. Good luck, and have fun!

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Jeffrey R.

Maple Heights, OH

About Jeffrey

I have 25 plus years of music industry experience from singing, performing, writing, producing and touring. Music has allowed me to see the world and my experiences can benefit those who are willing to make the sacrifice to do what it takes to make it in this business

Bio

Jeff is a producer/songwriter who has been in the music game for 25 years. He got his start as a 9 year old drummer, touring around the country with his older twin brothers singing group “Cash” who was signed to Greedy/Casbar Records ran by Don Cornelius (Soul Train legend). He later experienced some success as a member
of a vocal group he created called “Smooth Approach” who released 5 albums and enjoyed success on a regional level and overseas, still selling units today in Japan and the UK. SA had the opportunity to perform with national acts such as Destiny’s Child, K-Ci and Jo Jo, The O’Jays, Gerald LeVert, Bone Thugs & Harmony, P Diddy, Usher, Tyrese, Lyfe Jennings and many, many more.

As a producer Jeff Tight has produced on several projects with local, regional and national artist including Men at Large (East West/Atlantic) Hayden Haidue (Biv 10/Motown) KAT (BMG), Lanji (Arista), RAM-Z (TVT) Smooth Approach (Executive Hits) and most recently Cosette (Atlantic), Karin Deanna (Artist Factory/Hiram Hicks), Nikko Smith (American Idol) Joe Little (Atlantic) and Toya (Epic). He has written and produced several commercials for Mountain Dew, Coca Cola, Sierra Mist, DIY, Ford, as well as theme songs for the International Basketball League, The Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.

Jeff Tight’s style is versatile; he produces music in the following genres, R&B, Hip Hop, Country, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Rock, House, Techno and World Music. He’s ventured into the world of acting with his role in the feature film “You Got It” as a member of a struggling singing group who finally get their big break in the end.

He produced the movie soundtrack along with co-producer Steve “Chaste” Berry (24/7 Kevon Edmonds Arista, Blazin RAM-Z TVT). Jeff’s talents were utilized for a national voting campaign headed up by Block Buster Video and the NAACP in an effort to encourage African Americans to vote. He produced the theme song entitled “Race To Vote” and it aired nationally on BET for 2 months and was featured on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” nationally. Jeff Tight’s song “Where dem boyz at” was featured on MTV’s Pimp My Ride and the latest group produced by Jeff Tight DEEP 3 has been featured on BET’s Wild out Wednesday twice and MTV’s Next Pop Group.Jeff Tight’s music has also been featured on MTV’s Pimp My Ride and Currently on ESPN Radio’s “Really Big Show” as the opening theme song.

Jeff Tights goal is to become a multi-faceted, multi-Platinum producer/songwriter and be able to create music that the whole world can dance to, make love to, vibe to and live with forever.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to learn fundamentals that will help you take your talent to the next level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in recording studios with piano available.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, R&B
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Carlton S. October 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
HIghly Reccomended

Jeffrey is definitely a great music coach he has been working with me on my vocals and helping me key in on what i need to work on to get where I want to be. The vocal exercises and songs that he suggest i work on is a big help. The take home work he gives is definitely a big help. Above all of that his dedication to his work I can say is strong and I like it. I definitely recommend him to anyone seeking a coach who has the experience and can give you that push in the direction you wanna be I say book him you wont regret it!

~CJ Sims~
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Tario H. July 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
This Teacher has Great knowledge

I have been taking lessons with Jefferey R. for a lil over a month now and i must say when i first scheduled the lesson i was skeptical of how the lesson would go. but after working with him i have to say he is very skilled in vocal training. He has helped me explore what my voice can do, is teaching me the fundamentals and what it takes to sing on a professional level. If any student is serious about improving their vocal skills and moving to the next level... i would refer them to Jefferey R.
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Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.

Maple Heights, OH 44137
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Hannah S.

Stow, OH

I teach the Classical style up through the collegiate level. I am able and willing to teach other styles; however, the foundations of all good techniques come from classical training.
I won't make you sound like anything you're not. I encourage the natural voice to shine through.
I can give coaching and advice to more advanced persons; but my primary focus is towards beginning students and those who desire additional training but are already singing frequently.

About Hannah

Hello!
My name is Hannah, and I would love to teach YOU! I am highly motivated, fun-loving, and exceptionally passionate about music-- even more so, having you develop a passion for it as well. I have performed all over the US and even Puerto Rico. With the many years I have studied my various instruments, and also performed with them, I am confident in the abilities I have now and those I continue to develop.
I have a desire for everyone to have some musical knowledge, and an even greater wish for individuals to shift their knowledge into a love for whatever they choose to do musically. I
can teach a variety of styles and enjoy the challenge of learning which ways to teach You best.
Overall, I would call myself a "music dork." I love performing, learning, and teaching; and I do hope you will learn to desire these things too.

*** Lesson Details ***
In a typical lesson, I will often begin with a warm-up. (This is NOT to say that you should not warm up before your lesson. I just like to get a few exercises started so we can be on the same page.) Whether you're taking voice, violin, or piano, you may feel the lessons start off slowly. But, we must learn to crawl before we can stand, and we then must learn to have our feet under us to be able to walk. I will move as fast as you desire to go, as fast as you are willing to work, and as quickly as the technique-development allows. Depending on which instrument you are taking lessons will look like the following:Violin-- I prefer the Suzuki method books for introductory violin. (I do not do the full Suzuki method that requires bowing and the emphasis on playing by ear rather than reading music.) You will need to be sized for a violin and bring it to the lessons. You will learn not only how to play, but proper posture, care of the instrument, and some theory. Theory/Piano background is awesome, but not required. After 3-6 months, I hope you will have learned the basics of posture, bowings, fingerings, and have a few (short) pieces under your belt.Voice-- All voices mature/change at different rates. This being said, I like the first lesson or 2 to be all about assessing what you have at that time. I do NOT push voices. I am very conscious of what is healthy/unhealthy to do with the voice. You will learn this, as well as become very aware of your voice and body and what it is telling you. Music used for lessons varies depending on voice type/age/etc. After 3-6 months, I hope to have you in good posture, beginning the long journey to proper breath support/use, and have a repertoire started. Ultimately, I want students to practice and remember you will get out of it what you put in to it. I will work as hard as I can to see you succeed, but the rest is up to you! Just practice, stick with it, and we will work through this together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Private Performing Space, Includes:
Upright Piano, Full length mirror, Violin, Tuners, Music Library, stand, chairs available

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring along my own voice and violin, as well as teaching materials; however I need the student to provide a piano, violin/accessories, and their own music

*** Specialties ***
Violin- Suzuki Method
Voice-- Classical training (you can sing almost anything if you have a good foundation!)
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Shannah B. June 4, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Very good for 1st time
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Christy W. November 25, 2014
In studio
Verified Student
I originally found Hannah as a violin teacher for a friend of mine, and she worked very well for him, so when I decided to go back to piano, I sought her out.

I have been taking Piano with Hannah for about a year. She is a wonderful teacher, who is very encouraging as well as knowledgeable. She is able to intermix theory and practice together so that I leave each lesson with a deeper understanding of the instrument and the music itself. She has proven very flexible and willing to work around obstacles in my schedule and has never made me feel bad when I haven't prepared as well as I should have, yet she consistently motivates me to continue to stretch and I always look forward to my lessons with her, and leave the lessons excited and eager to practice.
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Trisha W. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Fun, Relaxed Teacher

I have been have a great time taking singing lessons from Ms. Sinchok - she's a great motivator and really loves to teach and really loves her subject. Her excitement about music is infectious and makes the lessons a joy to attend.
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Hannah S.

Hannah S.

Stow, OH 44224
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Udell H.

Cleveland, OH

I make singing fun. I start out with exercising the voice through a variety of scales. I teach the breathing method in singing, how to pronounce words correctly through training in diction, how to form the mouth properly to get the best quality sound from the voice, and performance and gesture movements.

I also teach, piano and organ, along with theory

About Udell

I have love and a great passion for music. I have been a musician for over 30 years, I have been a private instructor in piano, organ and voice for 10 years. I have trained and arranged music for several choirs and musicians. I have been music administrator for the church I attend for 12 years. I have instructed children's music classes at The Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Hospital. I have toured with choirs, soloist, and musicians in the United States and Canada. I play for weddings and am currently on staff as a musician at a Funeral Home.

I am a graduate of Evans Academy o
f Music in Buffalo, New York. I have studied music at Cuyahoga Community College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have great patience in teaching. The piano and organ lessons start with music theory which is studied each lesson. The lessons develop into learning scales, techniques, developing skills, learning to play songs. The singing lessons start with vocal scales and breathing exercises. Diction, pronunciation, and tone quality are perfected.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio is at a church with separate music rooms for training. Each room has a piano and organ inside and seating is available.

*** Specialties ***
I start with description of notes, meaning of symbols, measures, lines, spaces, learning to read notes, how chords are formed, teach scales and chords, introductory theory, simple sheet music of popular songs. My genres are mainly popular music, jazz, and gospel.
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April A. August 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Udell! He was able to quickly point out my strengths as well as weaknesses. I look forward to working with him again.
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Drusilla K. October 10, 2014
Verified Student
Very good instructor. Has really enhanced my ability to play as well as my music ministry.
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Nakia H. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
Melody

Great teacher!!
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Udell H.

Udell H.

Cleveland, OH 44105
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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R. ROBIN G.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Your singing lessons will be fun! I will teach you with a great classical technique, that will enable you to sing correctly throughout your lifetime.

If you are a special needs student, please ask for more information.

About R. ROBIN

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching what the student has a desire to learn and great technique combined with a lot of music theory.
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Tiffany B. August 4, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very friendly, funny and always has good ideas in helping achieve singing goals.
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Lori L. February 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Robin comes highly recommended by my daughter and I. She made the lessons "fun" for an 9 year old! She also let my daughter select her own songs which I thought was a plus ... students are much more engaged if they are singing something they like to sing. Ms. Robin is an enthusiastic teacher and motivates her students to do their best. She also uses vocalization exercises to encourage a better "range" before singing an actual song. My daughter always looked forward to going to Ms. Robin's lesson and I stayed for each lesson and was quite pleased with my daughter's progress.
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Michael B. October 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Robin has been an excellent fit for my daughter(age 15). She has been very flexible with my daughter's rehearsal schedule and seems genuinely interested in helping her improve and achieve her goals. My daughter feels comfortable working with Robin and looks forward to her lessons. She is excited about continuing lessons and improving her vocal techniques and skill level.
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R. ROBIN G.

R. ROBIN G.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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George F. H.

Cleveland, OH

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method is very practical and customized to every individual. I do not believe that you can use the same style with every student because everyone learns differently. With any instrument I teach, I usually approach things from a three-part method, technique, theory, and application.

Examples of technique for vocal performance:
Beginners : resetting the body and preparing it for singing, proper breathing technique, vocal warmups, etc.
Advanced: vocal warmup routine / stretching, how to achieve dynamic range, extend your range, control and power, pitch control

Examples of theory for vocal performance:
Beginners: relating notes you are hitting with your voice to a guitar or piano; intermediate ear training.

Advanced: how to find harmony, key building, study of how vocal lines relate to chord patterns, improvisational technique.

Application instruction for vocal performance:
Beginner: singing songs by the student's favorite artist.
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About George F.

I've been playing and singing music professionally for about 20 years. As a family man and father of two, I also I earn my living and support my family with music. I have a very student-driven teaching style, work with students of all ages, with focus on helping the student achieve his or her individual goals, small or large. I try to keep the lessons fun but focused at the same time.

I bring a balanced and personalized teaching style to my lessons, based on a well rounded education and wide range of real-world life experience. I have a B.A. in Liberal Arts and have performance experien
ce on many different fronts, from local rock cover bands to Top 40, from acoustic soloist to fronting a nationally touring Metallica tribute.

I come from a musical family - my father is also a pro musician. The biggest thing I've learned as a teacher of guitar, bass and voice is teaching the instrument has only made me a bigger student. The learning process never ends and that is one of the great things about music.

No matter where you are with the instrument - a beginner picking it up for the first time, or a seasoned pro of 10 years that just needs help "putting it together," I believe I can help you to get wherever you want to go.

Regarding availability - make sure to inquire if you don't see a time open that suits you - I am flexible. I perform 4-6 times a week and teach full time. Flex lessons tend to work very well.
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Chelsea B. July 21, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
He knows his stuff. Plain and simple. He's very busy but makes time for his students :) Very kind, patient, and understanding. I would recommend him to anyone who wants singing lessons! ^^
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Ron A. July 15, 2015
Music Performance · In home
Verified Student
George was knowledgeable and thorough. I believe he can help me improve my overall performance.
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Jj M. June 20, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
George is a very nice instructor and goes to the speed that works best for you. He is very well educated when it comes not just to singing, but to music in general. He always works around schedules to fit what works best for you. I would completely recommend him!
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George F. H.

George F. H.

Cleveland, OH 44134
(18)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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