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Music Lessons in Columbia, NC

You live in Columbia, North Carolina but you don’t think private music lessons are worth your hard-earned money. In your opinion they’re expensive and you don’t have the time to travel to take them. On top of that, you have a busy schedule which most Columbia music lessons providers cannot accommodate. As a result, you’d rather learn by yourself via articles and videos found on the web but you’re finding your progress is slow and you don’t have anybody to ask questions when your stuck. Well we’re glad you found us, because we can help.

First off, we believe that no one should undertake learning a musical instrument on their own. In order to ensure the best learning experience we feel that every student needs a teacher that can provide guidance, track progress and inspire the student to become a better musician. At TakeLessons, our instructors will not only teach you how to play an instrument, dance, sing, or act, but they’ll also help motivate you to improve your skill-set. With that in mind, our music lessons do not simply cover technique. Instead you may also have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned through concerts and recitals. In addition, our Columbia music lessons are not as restrictive as you may find with other music lesson providers. You can personalize your lessons by selecting the instrument, teacher, schedule and location that is convenient for us as many of our instructors will even travel to their student’s home to teach.

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Jacquelene F.

Columbia, SC

About Jacquelene

Jacquelene not only performs in a variety of styles and venues, she teaches in the same dynamic way. As an avid music teacher she brings innovative ideas to the table by removing the traditional laws of music learning and stretching the possibilities to the max. Picture walking into your lessons and experiencing music like a gamer by completing musical challenges, upgrading and collecting trophies. The quest is not over until you master all the levels. She inspires, guides, and deeply cares about her students while designing custom-made lessons to suit anyone that joins.

Originally from Ta
mpa Florida, Jacquelene has been playing trombone for 12 years, performing in a variety of ensembles from jazz bands and wind ensembles, to orchestras and brass quintets. She held positions with the Tampa Bay Symphony as principal trombonist and is the founding member of Brass Revolution, as well as performing in numerous cities including Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, Williamsburg, Orlando and Tampa among others. She also keeps up a dynamic repertoire of styles including Baroque, Classical, Contemporary, Electronic and experimental projects.

Jacquelene received her Bachelor in Music Performance from the University of Tampa, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at the University of South Carolina. Her teachers include Donald Zegel (trombonist for the Florida Orchestra) and Brad Edwards (trombonist for numerous symphonies and renowned author of several trombone books.)

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Hank G. March 17, 2015
Trombone · In studio
My son Joshua has been playing trombone for 5 years before we were introduced to Jackie Falcon. Her incredible talent and professionalism stretched Joshua's skills to the point that he now plays for several churches and is planning to enlist in the Marine Corps and play in one of their regional bands. She is an incredible asset to 'bone' players at all skill levels.
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Arsenios S. March 17, 2015
Trombone · In studio
Jacquelene Falcon or Jackie if you will is a great lesson teacher !!! She's young, intelligent, laid back , and a cool person to be around. She makes sure to work with students to exemplify their strengths and build upon their weaknesses. During my time with Jackie she's improved my breathing, sound quality, tuning, and my range. Her lessons feature unique exercises that center on focusing on one aspect of your overall playing. I would definitely recommend her if you're seeking lessons or just want someone to jam with .
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Jacquelene F.

Jacquelene F.

Columbia, SC 29223
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Kathryn M.

Columbia, SC

About Kathryn

Hello prospective students! My name is Kathy and I want to share with you a little about my training and experience both as a performer and as a teacher.
I hold both Bachelor and Master degrees in Voice Performance from the University of South Carolina. While completing my Master degree, I taught voice for two years as part of the Vocal Pedagogy program at the University. I have also maintained a private voice studio since 1994 and served on the faculty of Carolina Music Academy from 1999-2003.
I love singing and have spent much of my life as an active performer, being seen in major ope
ra and musical theater roles with Opera at USC, FBN productions, Studio Lirico (Cortona, Italy), Workshop Theater, Town Theatre, Playhouse Family Theater, and the Chapin Theater. I worked professionally with the South Carolina Opera from 1998-2001 where I made my professional opera debut as Berta in the Barber of Seville in 1999.
I have also had a busy solo career, performing with such ensembles as USC's Concert Choir, University Chorus, Columbia Choral Society, Saint Andrews Road Chancel Choir, St. Martin's in the Field Chancel Choir, Washington Street Chancel Choir and Shandon Methodist Church Choir.
I am also an active Christian artist. I spent three years as the lead female vocalist for the Christian band Praise Connection, and was featured on two Christian albums. I was also the Praise and Worship leader for Windsor UMC for over 8 years and am a contemporary Christian songwriter.
I have a background in vocal jazz, having participated in the award winning collegiate vocal jazz ensemble Shades of Blue for two years.
I have been teaching others to be singers and performers for over 19 years. I love sharing my experience and helping others to overcome the bad habits, negative mindsets and other blocks to becoming a successful singer and performer.

*** Lesson Details ***
When a student comes to my studio for the first time they are always a little nervous because they don'€™t really know what to expect. So I want to share a little bit about our how the lessons are set up and what you can expect to learn.

I know that stress and tension is counterproductive to students. When you hold tension in your body it will affect how you sing. So I take a more laid back, relaxed approach with my students which allows us to have a free atmosphere in which to learn how the voice works so that they can grow.

I always tailor each lesson to the needs and goals of the individual student. I want you to be successful and so setting goals in an important part of the lesson process.

In the first 3 to 6 months, we will work on the following:
-keeping the body relaxed and easy to facilitate more natural singing
-correct posture for singing
-proper breathing technique
-basic music theory
-performance skills
-memorization technique
-improved diction
-learning to communicate a song to an audience
And much more!

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you to become a confident, successful singer!

*** Specialties ***
I can teach most any style, but my specialties are broadway, opera, and jazz.

As a holistic health coach and the owner of Simple Clean Living, I can help clients to move away from a toxic, chemical filled diet of packaged, processed and fast food and make the transition to whole, real foods. Eating real food is very satisfying and I can help you to discover how to cook quick, tasty and nourishing meals which will help to improve your health and increase your energy. I will help you to discover which foods work best for your body for optimal performance. I will also help you to discover areas where stress is negatively impacting your daily life and give you the tools that you need to reduce stress....which is the largest contributor to chronic illness.

STUDIO POLICIES
If you must miss a lesson, 24 hours notice must be given in order for a makeup lesson to be scheduled. If you give less than 24 hours notice, then you will be charged for that lesson (exceptions made at the discretion of Mrs. Milliron.)

If you miss a lesson and do not contact Mrs. Milliron, it is considered a "no show". 3 "no shows" will result in termination of lessons.
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JenniferF1 August 24, 2011
Munirah's singing teacher

Kathryn is an excellent teacher and motivator. Her vibrant personality is an asset in her teaching.
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ScottJ June 12, 2011
Singing Lessons

Kathy, I am having a wonderful experience exploring my voice talents with you...I am very hopeful that our efforts will pay off as I am already noticing a big difference!Thanks!!!
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Kathryn M.

Kathryn M.

Columbia, SC 29229
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Sara J.

Columbia, SC

About Sara

Sara Jackson is a classically trained soprano from Columbia, South Carolina. Sara earned her bachelors degree in music and minor in theatre from the University of South Carolina in 2013, where she participated in Opera at USC, Concert Choir, and USC's Musical Theatre Workshop. She also performed with Columbia Children's Theatre for two years and worked as a church soloist in the Columbia area.

From 2013-15, Sara lived in Southern California, where she taught music lessons and performed locally. She worked as a group singing instructor at the Arts & Learning Conservatory in Santa Ana and ta
ught private voice lessons through the University of Redlands' CSMA program. She participated in operatic productions with University of Redlands Opera and Redlands Opera Theatre, and attended Songfest 2014 at the Colburn School on a fellowship.

Ms. Jackson has plans to attend the graduate music program at the Boston Conservatory in the fall of 2015 on scholarship, and is currently located in the Columbia, SC area, where she is teaching privately for the summer. Sara offers lessons to beginning-intermediate students of all interested in various styles of singing, ear training, and basic music theory and piano.
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Angelyce April 13, 2015
Opera Voice · Online
Verified Student
Sara has a beautiful voice, knows what she is talking about and is great with my 9 year old! She is professional yet keeps the lesson fun and I would definitely recommend her to others. Happy that we found her!
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Bradley F. August 18, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
I have worked with Sara both on and off stage for the past year. During our Masters of Music in Vocal Performance program at the University of Redlands, Sara demonstrated professionalism, dedication to her craft as well as a true and deep knowledge of vocal technique, stage craft and performance practices. Sara treats her peers and colleges with respect, and she is kind, patient and nurturing with her students. I have the highest respect for Sara as musician and teacher, and I am confident that any student who chooses to study with her will benefit greatly and will experience consistent healthy growth as a singer.
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Sean B. August 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
Sara helped me a great deal with learning to sing with better breath support and to get a level of consistency out of my voice that I thought was beyond me. If she can help me, she can help you.
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Sara J.

Sara J.

Columbia, SC 29206
(8)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Alejandro S.

Columbia, SC

About Alejandro

Alejandro is an active performer in the Washington DC area. Alejandro has performed with many ensembles such as the Mobile Symphony, the Gulfcoast Symphony,the Pensacola Symphony, the USM Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Orquesta de Filarmonica del Caribe of Baranquilla, Colombia and the Barranquilla Symphony.

Alejandro was a member of the Gulfport Schools string faculty. Also, Alejandro has served as assistant conductor of the Southern Miss Youth Orchestra, chamber music coach for Festival South Music Academy, Music Director of Batuta Atlantico in Baranquilla, Colombia a
nd Violin/ Viola teacher at the Alvin Schutmmat Music School of Baranquilla.

Alejandro holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi.. His principal teachers have included Hsiaopei Lee, Peter Neubert, Tomás Fajardo, Michael Kimber, Roberto Valdes and Jairo Guarin.
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Suzanne S. May 14, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Alejandro has been teaching my kids violin for several months now. Choosing him as my kids' violin teacher was a great decision. 1. He is incredibly patient and kind with the kids (offers the perfect amount of encouragement). 2. He holds them accountable and expects a lot out of them (in a reasonable kind of way). 3. He teaches well. He has a way of making complicated concepts easier to understand. 4. He is an all around wonderful person. 5. Every now and then he will play his own violin and it is just beyond heavenly. My kids listen to him play and are inspired to work hard (Make sure you have him play a little on the first lesson...you won't regret it!) 6. He is reliable, always on time, always professional, and his rate is worth every cent.

My kids (5 and 8) have made incredible progress working with Alejandro. He is an amazing violin teacher!!!
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Suzanne S. March 3, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Alejandro is an excellent violin teacher to my kids (8 and 5). He is very patient and encouraging to them. He gives them clear assignments that they can work on through the week. I was hesitant to have my 5 year old son start violin because I didn't know if he would be able to understand what to do. But, Alejandro breaks everything down and has him work at an appropriate pace that is doable and very satisfying for my little guy. Alejandro began their first lesson by playing a beautiful song on his violin (he is extremely talented!). Hearing the beautiful music that can be made got my kids so excited to learn violin!
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Angela B. December 5, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent violin instructor. Very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the instrument. His orchestra background has been a huge plus, and he always goes the extra mile to help the student, motivate them, and allow them to reach their potential.
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Alejandro S.

Alejandro S.

Columbia, SC 29204
(4)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Estela A.

Columbia, SC

About Estela

Hello black belt musicians and parents! I am the CEO/Founder of a private studio, as well as a classically trained trumpeter currently residing in the city of Columbia, South Carolina. As a young musician, I frequently earned high marks on solo performances and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Philip Sousa Achievement Award and a musicianship solo award from The Instrumentalist Magazine. When I was 11 years old (and my amazing mother can testify here) I said I would pursue music as a career...but little did I know exactly how.

Actively working in the Tampa Bay area
in Florida allowed me to perform with a variety of wind ensembles, symphonies, jazz bands and chamber groups, as well as playing for church engagements and as a soloist. My favorite adventure was playing Principal trumpet for The Tampa Bay Symphony for four seasons and in 2010, I had the pleasure to share the stage with the pop vocal group Rockapella. Other performance locations include Italy, Peru, Montreal, England, Myrtle Beach, Williamsburg and more. Performing has always and still is a passion and important factor in my career, but education didn't fall behind.

When it comes to teaching the trumpet/horn/theory, my students experience dynamic lessons and always walk out inspired. While living in Florida I was a brass coach with focus on trumpet at Don Banks Music in Tampa and a featured trumpet coach at ADES Education Center. It wasn’t long before I started my own studio. My students often advance in chair placements at their own schools, win auditions into county/state honor bands and are accepted into college music programs. I am also the trumpet instructor at the Palmetto Center for the Arts, Hand Middle School and I teach unique master classes at various schools.

Coaching each student individually is my passion, providing them with the necessary workouts to get them “MusicFit” is my challenge and witnessing their success is my reward. Whether you are beginner, pre-pro, 5 years old or 55, I can assure you there is a place for you in my studio. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!
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Cooper V. April 16, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Estela has been great. She really connects with my son and he is re-interested in applying himself. He had started to lose interest with his last teacher.
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Estela A. December 15, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
My daughter, Emily, began private lessons with Estela during the second half of her sixth grade year while taking band as an elective. Estela seemed to transfer her enthusiasm for the trumpet to my quiet daughter. When she started 7th grade she was placed in the Symphonic band, bypassing her peers and was chosen for the All County Honor Band in 7th and 8th grade. She also earned superior ratings in Solo and Ensemble during 7th and 8th grade. During Emily’s time with her she encouraged her to participate in a trumpet workshop and attend some trumpet concerts at the University of Tampa, and provided recordings of famous trumpet players for her to enjoy. All of these different musical experiences that Estela exposed Emily to helped foster an enthusiasm and love for the trumpet. As a parent I am very grateful for Estela’s influence on Emily. She helped my daughter catch the trumpet bug.- Barbara Lind, parent, studied for 3 years.
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Estela A. December 15, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Estela goes above and beyond of most private lesson teachers. She establishes a level of professionalism with her students that any band director would appreciate. Her expectations for her students are very clear and the results are undeniable.- James Barnes, band director, host of master class.
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Estela A.

Estela A.

Columbia, SC 29223
(10)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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