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Review by Kelly
"The lessons that I had with Joanne were very informative. I have greater knowledge of the extent of things that Excel can do. She truly knows the works
of Excel and am glad I chose her for these lessons."
Pittsburgh, PA teacher:
Review by Jennifer
"Donna was so patient with me. She gave me many ideas and homework to help make my website successful. She even spent outside time looking at my website
and comparing it to my competitors to decide what was needed before she met with me as she had comprised a list of details that I needed to work on. I loved the attention she gave me even with my lack of knowledge.
I would recommend her to anyone looking for help with SEO. Thank you Donna and I can't wait for another lesson."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Ashley
"I took Intro to Photoshop my first or second year at community college. I went in thinking "I just want a fun class that I can just get class credit for".
It ended up being much more than that. I actually learned techniques I never fathomed in my mind that I could do. I learned so much. I had fun. I am able to use some of those techniques in my photography today. I am not pro compared to the work of my fellow classmates, but I indeed did learn a lot! Gil is such an awesome teacher, passionate and serious, with just the right amount of fun! He definitely has a passion and love for art, which is evident in his teaching. I would highly recommend his classes, and if I was still attending school, I may just take another class with him, though I am not an art major HAHA!!! He's that awesome!"
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Voice & flute students age 10 and up Piano students age 4 and up
(I've taught age 3 and up before, however the ages I've listed above for lessons is what I have found to be most effective. Group
classes may be a good alternative for very young students seeking voice or band instruments.)
Hello, fellow music lovers! My name is Nicole and I would be honored to have the opportunity to help you take your music skills, whether beginning to advanced, to the next level! I am a singer with 25+ years of experience with solos, small ensemble groups, and large choirs. My singing styles range from opera, musical theatre, jazz, gospel, and christian contemporary, just to name a few. : ) I am also an experienced flutist with 5 + years of study and an intermediate-level pianist with about 5 years of study in the classical technique, and playing chords to follow most any style. I also enjoy teaching some music theory (the rules of music) in written, sight singing, and piano chords, if requested. Music theory along with voice and instrument lessons can provide a further understanding of each musical concept.
My training first began in elementary school, in Virginia Beach, VA, when I took my first group voice lessons and concert band classes as a beginning flutist. I continued my study with a large home school band in the 7th grade. I was then chosen to play the flute in an All City Band in Virginia Beach, for excellence in my performance skills. From there I continued my study at a private school in Virginia Beach with many chorus, band, and youth band classes to further my music reading and improvisational performance skills. At age eighteen I moved to Tampa, FL and became a Liberal Arts major with a concentration in Music at Hillsborough Community College (HCC). I graduated from HCC with an AA in Liberal Arts/Music. I was then accepted to further my music study at the University of South Florida (USF). I studied voice and a sampling of other instruments in the Music Education program. I graduated with two and one-half years of music education training and another four years of voice training with a BA in Music Studies. Also, during my college years I participated in the elite USF Chamber Singers, the University Singers, the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, and many studio recitals.
In 2013 I completed my fourth year of music teaching in a small private school in Tampa, FL. I have sang with Opera Tampa since their 2012-2013 season in the professional opera chorus for productions such as Carmen, The Magic Flute, and Madame Butterfly. I have continued to add new performance jobs with The Princeton Festival in Princeton, NJ (2014), St. Petersburg Opera in St Pete, FL , and the Tampa Spiritual Ensemble performing in the surrounding Tampa Bay areas. In addition, I continue my studies part time at the Patel Conservatory in downtown Tampa.
I look forward to working with you to make all your music dreams come true! So, let's make beautiful music together very soon!
*** Lesson Details *** When taking lessons with me you can expect to learn in a very positive, encouraging, and laid back environment! I believe that learning is fun, very rewarding, and never stops. I plan to continue learning more about my craft for the rest of my life and I would encourage my students of all ages to adopt this mentality also.
For voice lessons I like to begin with warm-ups and breathing exercises that can be modified to any style of songs. Then to song selections that will be enjoyable, yet helpful in making your voice better. For opera style I primarily use the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology books, and Hal Leonard published anthology series' for different art songs. For all other vocal styles I enjoy using various published individual-song sheet music or CDs and accompaniment tracks. Along the way giving all applicable tips for producing better sound, projection, breathing, phrasing, and musicality.
For flute lessons I would begin with scales or simple exercises. Then to specific pieces that you would want to work on or techniques from the Accent on Achievement or Standards of Excellence book series'.
For piano lessons I would begin with finger stretches, scale warm-ups and/or easy chords or pieces to get the fingers ready to practice. Then I would progress to your chosen pieces or a book from the Alfred or Bastien Piano Book series', which includes books for all levels and styles.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide a keyboard for demos and use for students, a flute for demos, CDs, and some lesson books.
*** Specialties *** Vocal: Up to advanced level Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, R&B, Pop, Gospel, Sight-reading Flute: Up to Intermediate level Classical, Sight-reading Piano: Beginner & Intermediate levels Classical, Chord Theory, Sight-reading
Leah March 24, 2015
In home Verified Student
Enjoyed Nicole and learned a lot!
Vanessa G. July 14, 2014
In home Verified Student
Nicole is a terrific instructor! This was my first time taking singing lessons, but Nicole was prepared to start from the beginning with me. She took the time to listen to what I was looking for out of these lessons and determine what my strengths and weaknesses were. Nicole allowed me to choose songs for us to work on, but was very willing to help me choose songs that suite my voice, challenged me, or were just fun songs to work on! I very much recommend taking lessons with Nicole if you're preparing for any performance or just want to develop your voice.
Patricia R. January 21, 2014
Singing Verified Student
Nicole is an excellent teacher. She is very personable and has a lot of patience. She is very skilled at teaching.
If you want to be the best, learn from the best. Talent, skill, confidence- priceless. Our expert instructor Tony M. has worked with contestants and music industry professionals and producers from Ame
rican Idol, America's Most Talented Kids, and America's Got Talent, as well as industry insiders, AR reps, TV networks, and many venues across the U.S.
*** Lesson Details *** Guitar: Learning to properly handle the guitar, left and right hand techniques. learn to tune the instrument. read notes, and lean all major, minor, and seven chords by the end of book 1
Piano: learning all 12 scales by heart, proper fingers technique for both hands, reading both left and right hand notation by end of book 1.
*** Studio Equipment *** Tascam D8000 40 Ch. Digital mixer Alesus quad Reverb, Yamaha EX5 Korg Sound module Digitech Vocalist II Harmony... Pro Tools 10 Sonar XL XIII D Drums, 7 Pianos 5 Guitars, Bass, 2 Saxophones
*** Travel Equipment *** Guitar, Keyboard, Saxophone, Mic, Laptop, Amplifier, Karaoke hard drive, and software.
Composition for pro artists, 256 mix tracks, 48 khz, Top of the line recording gear.
Classical guitar, Music Theory and Composition for writers.
Scotty December 9, 2016
In studio Verified Student
After my first meeting with Tony I really believe I'm going to be able to learn to play the guitar after all of these years.
Dillon December 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar ·
Tony is a skilled maestro that taught me something new with every lesson. He opened my musical perspective by showing me the fundamentals of what it means to be musically inclined and gave me the tools to further my education on my own.
Heather April 30, 2016
Tony is a great teacher and my daughter loves her lessons with him...very personable and accommodating..We highly recommend him.. she has learned so much already and most important is she is gaining a lot of confidence.