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Jessa D.

Cumming, GA

From your very first note, through your introduction to Bach. I teach with a traditional method and expect my students to take responsibility for their own success.

About Jessa

At eight years old my great-aunt offered to pay for me to take an extracurricular activity and a little voice whispered to me - take piano lessons. As soon as I started lessons I was recognized for my talent. I taught my skills at the piano only 4 years after that, teaching my siblings the basics of what I already knew. And I never stopped. I was mentored by one of the foremost teachers in all of Vermont, USA. She taught me about how to successfully teach young pianists to learn the piano. Today I teach piano in my home to a growing number of students.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students should f
eel relaxed with me and enjoy the time we take to learn the piano. I tailor my style to each student. Some students need immediate correction and forthright instruction, while others need patience as I guide them in discovering the piano. I respect the individuality of each student. The goal is that within the first three months of working with me, students will be reading and playing basic music.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, folk,
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Natascha V. April 6, 2013
Piano
Great Teacher!!

My 10 year old Son, has been taking lessons from Jessa for about 6 weeks now - he has learnt in leaps and bounds from Jessa. She is very patient, kind and very precise in explaining to my son, she is very clear and has a great way with children. I have appreciated her professionalism, and especially helping him believe in himself and build his self confidence. This has been a very positive experience in many ways. I highly recommend Jessa as a piano teacher - we love her!!!
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Jessa D.

Jessa D.

Cumming, GA 30040
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Stephen M.

Alpharetta, GA

I like to teach each lesson, for both voice and piano, by spending equal time on ear-training/sight-reading (sight-singing), technique, and repertoire. Especially for beginners, I highly encourage ear-training as part of their practice time at home because it teaches all musicians to internalize the music before their fingers touch the keys or they open their mouths to sing. I can honestly say it's one of the most valuable musical skills I've learned.

When I'm teaching piano technique, many students are surprised to learn there's more to it than pressing their fingers into the keyboard at the correct time. I'll frequently talk about using full arm weight, tilting their hands from side-to-side, playing shallow on the keys to build speed, and many other techniques of the trade that help pianists stay comfortable at the piano while showing them how to make the most beautiful sounds possible.

As for repertoire, I'm fond of using the Faber and Alfred method books with my piano ...

About Stephen

Since he was seven years old, Mr. M. knew he wanted to be a singer. Once he heard the glorious voices of the three tenors (Domingo, Carreras, and Pavarotti), he knew he must spend his life learning to make those awe-inspiring sounds. It was at this time when he started singing in church choir, and Mr. M. highly encourages all aspiring singers to join a community choir or church choir as soon as they’re able.

Throughout his musical education at Georgia State University (Bachelors and Masters Degrees), he gained a firm musical foundation in vocal technique, ear-training, sight-reading, mu
sic theory, and a renewed appreciation for making music as part of a group. In addition, he had the good fortune to learn from some of the most phenomenal musicians in Atlanta: Dwight Coleman, Dr. Peter Marshall, and Maestro Michael Palmer. After graduation, Mr. M. continued honing his craft by singing in community groups such as the Atlanta Master Chorale and professional groups like the Atlanta Opera Chorus. He also continued his private studies with Jason Hardy and Sharon Stephenson.

As a professional teacher (voice and piano), in 2013 Mr. M. was recognized as a Top Teacher for student retention, communication with parents and staff, general positive feedback, and overall professionalism. In addition, both his voice and piano students regularly receive superior ratings at the local National Federation of Music Clubs festivals; earn leading roles in school productions; and place in local talent shows.

P.S. For potential voice students, how many of you want to be a famous opera singer? My guess is, not many of you (to say the least :) However, what if I say, who would like to pretend they’re a famous bullfighter, a bird catcher (who likes to dress like a bird), an Ancient Egyptian, or a King or Queen while singing awesome music? Hopefully, more of you would try it. That’s why I love opera and classical singing. So I encourage you to watch, not just listen to, classical singing before you turn it down. You may be surprised at how cool it can be.
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Roopa R. June 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He works great with kids! Has the perfect balance and isn't strict. My daughter really enjoys her lessons.
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Verneyy V. April 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I am totally new to singing and this was my very first class so I was quite apprehensive. Stephen however was able to create a safe environment and within minutes I felt that it was right, that taking singing classes was not a crazy idea.

I am very happy and I hope I will be able to take many more classes with Stephen.
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Shari G. March 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. McCool is an excellent teacher! He just naturally shares his love for music with his students and this is a beautiful thing to experience. He is always patient and encouraging during our son's piano lessons. He is firm and serious when necessary but always friendly and kind. His teaching style is absolutely perfect for our 12 year old son who is motivated so much more by encouragement than by criticism. Stephen has a gift with children...he shows a sincere interest in what's going on in our son's life (they always have a little chat before his lesson begins). We are fortunate to have have found a wonderful music mentor for our son. I would highly recommend Mr. Stephen McCool to anyone interested in voice and/or piano lessons.
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Stephen M.

Stephen M.

Alpharetta, GA 30004
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Mary Frances K.

Peachtree Corners, GA

Reading music, basic music theory, correct posture and finger positions, fingering techniques and musical interpretation and expression. Use of method books primarily with some augmentation with supplemental materials. Opportunities for participation in MTNA festivals and studio recitals.

About Mary Frances

Biography - Mary Frances K. has been teaching voice since 1991. She works with youth and adults, beginner and advanced. She helps voice students develop a healthy, beautiful sound, proper placement and projection of the voice for singing and speaking. Her goal is to help singers gain fulfillment and joy while improving their art.

Voice students of hers have won university voice scholarships and have been accepted into Allstate Chorus for High School in Georgia and other voice programs at the college level. She has taught in her home, and for Music Life Studio.

She also teac
hes piano. She has taught piano for about 8 years. She studied piano privately for 10 years and had further study at Indiana University. She accompanies herself in her own vocal study and rehearsals for synagogue choir practice. She believes music should be fun and rewarding.

Students wishing to have any combination of piano, music theory and/or vocal development can receive a program of study that meets their individual needs.

Mary Frances has performed with the Southeastern Savoyards Light Opera Company, the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Studio, the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Marietta Theater in the Square, and Neighborhood Playhouse. She has sung title roles in Patience, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Other roles include Josephine in HMS Pinafore, the Princess in The Student Prince, and Connie in The 1940'™s Radio Hour.

She has performed many roles with Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) including Annina in The Saint of Bleecker Street, Bastienne in Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne, Nora in Vaughan Williams™ Rider™s to the Sea, and Gilda in Milton Granger™s Talk Opera. She sang for many years in CCOC'™s school outreach program. She has sung many concerts for CCOC as well.

Mary Frances was a soloist in Handel'™s Messiah for Peachtree Presbyterian Church. She has worked as the soloist at The First Church of Christ Scientist in Roswell, Georgia and continues as a soloist at The Second Church of Christ Scientist in Sandy Springs, Georgia. She has occasionally directed the choir at Congregation Dor Tamid in Alpharetta, Georgia.

She holds a bachelors degree from Indiana University School of Music in both Voice and Theater. Mary Frances continues her education as a long time student of Elizabeth Colson of Atlanta, Georgia. She has attended Brevard Music Center, The Georgia State Opera Workshop and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. While in Graz, Mary Frances was a finalist in the Meistersinger competition.

*** Lesson Details ***

Recommendations for Lesson Length - Voice students: 30 minutes for young students up to 5th grade. 45 minutes for young students in Middle School and some 5th graders. 45 or 60 minutes preferred for high school students and adults. Piano students: 30 minutes for most beginners of any age. 45 minutes for young intermediate level and adult students.

Teaching Style and Curriculum - My teaching style is relaxed yet progressive. I use positive reinforcement to encourage progress with adults and children. Students are allowed to progress at their own pace which varies with age, coordination, processing speed and previous exposure to musical education.

I prefer the Alfred'™s Basic Piano Library series for my piano students. I find that my students learn more music theory and music reading with this series. If the student has started lessons in a different series, I can work with that as well. I have a large music library that provides a wide selection of music in addition to the Alfred books. I expect most beginning students to learn basic music reading and theory in 3 to 6 months. They should also to be able to play simple tunes in that time. I am an active professional singer, so I have a large library of vocal material at my disposal.

I begin my voice lessons with breathing techniques and vocal placement using widely accepted exercises coming from a large body of sources such as:
Vaccai, professional level vocal teachers, coaches and directors that I have worked with and learned from over the last 30 years, and the writings of highly acclaimed authors in the vocal field. I also have a wide selection of art song books, oratorio, musical theatre, and opera. My background is classical and musical theatre,
but I believe all styles of singing need the basic skills of breathing and vocal placement. I strive to keep voices healthy as well as find each student's most beautiful sound. Most students will see progress in breath control, range, projection and diction in 3 to 6 months.

Repertoire is chosen on an individual basis depending both physical and musical ability. Younger students and beginners will be encouraged to not push their voices with material that is too difficult for their individual abilities because singing requires a certain amount of physical endurance. My goal is to find each student's natural sound without strain for whatever style he or she
sings.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Computer with Internet Access, Library of Music and Reference Materials (Sample Listing):Alfred's Basic Piano Library Books Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias, Medium High and Medium Low Voice; Schirmer Sing at First Sight; Alfred Basics of Singing by Jan Schmidt; Schirmer Many Soprano Collections of Arias, Oratorio, Sacred, and Art Songs from Schirmer Several Broadway Music Collections from Hal Leonard Discover Your Voice by Oren Brown Training the Speaking Voice by Virgil Anderson International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers by Wall Dynamics of the Singing Voice by Meribeth Bunch Classical Singer Magazine Subscription Journal of Singing, The Official Journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing,Inc.Subscription

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained bel canto voice teacher, but I can work with broadway and pop styles. I teach sight singing for students pursuing auditions for All State Chorus and College entrance, etc. I use the Alfred Basic Piano Series for Piano students
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David D. June 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Hi--Mary Frances suggested that we go with 45-minute sessions, and I agree. We ran over about 15 minutes yesterday, so could you change my 30-minute charge to a 45-minute charge starting with yesterday's session? Then could you let me know once this change has been made so I can let her know? She will then change the schedule accordingly. Thanks, David
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Saundra W. April 19, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Love her. Makes me feel so comfortable
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Jennifer L. April 6, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mary is a great teacher! She's really nice, made the lessons fun for my daughter. Mary explained the information in a way that was easy for my daughter to understand and apply.
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Mary Frances K.

Mary Frances K.

Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
(7)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Lisa H.

Alpharetta, GA

Experienced Piano Teacher of 24 years available for eager students of all ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while building a strong foundation of classical piano skills. I utilize Bastein, Faber and Alfred series, as well as other tools.

About Lisa

I provide high-quality piano and harp lessons in my studio in Alpharetta. Lessons are cured specifically towards the individual student. I am a degreed professional musician and have a lot of experience. Harp rentals are available.
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Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Alpharetta, GA 30022
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Lucy K.

Woodstock, GA

Beginners

About Lucy

Lucy K. is an active flutist and teacher in the Atlanta area. She is a member of the Symphony on the Square Orchestra, the Georgia Wind Symphony, SOTS Woodwind Quintet, Papageno Flute Quartet and The Flute Choir of Atlanta. Ms. K. has toured internationally with the International Flute Orchestra, recorded with the National Flute Choir, Flute Choir of Atlanta and the National Lydia Fellowship Worship Team. She has been selected to play in the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir. Ms. K. is currently a flute clinician at several local schools.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lucy we
lcomes students of all ages and levels to her studio. She believes that music is a gift from God and to be used for His glory. Because of this, her desire is to instill a love of music in each student and to help each one reach his or her full potential. Lucy provides a positive and encouraging environment to bring out the best in each student musically while taking into account their different learning styles. She also offers annual flute recitals to give students the opportunity to perform solos, as well as in duets, trios, quartets and a flute choir. Lessons are usually 30 minutes but 45 or 60 minutes lessons are available as well. Lucy teaches out of her home studio located in Woodstock, GA (North Atlanta).​

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stands, music, flutes, tuner, metronome, computer, piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
music, music stand, flute, metronome, tuner

*** Specialties ***
classical music
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Lil H. June 12, 2015
Flute · In studio
My daughter has taken from Lucy for a couple of months on the recommendation of her middle and high school band directors. Her confidence and sound quality have greatly improved. Lucy is a patient and kind teacher, but pushes my daughter to do her bast.
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April S. June 11, 2015
Flute · In studio
While our daughter has been taking private flute lessons for 5 years, she just started private lessons with Lucy this year. Her progress has been tremendous. Lucy has helped her improve her technique, sight reading, and overall playing quality. We highly recommend her.
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Trish L. June 9, 2015
Flute · In studio
After just a couple of months of lessons my daughter had the confidence to audition for All-state band. Thanks to Lucy, her solo received near perfect scores. She looks forward to lessons each week and recieved the honor of first chair flute and the band student of the year award at her middle school. Lucy is dedicated and patient, and knows when to challenge each student.
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Lucy K.

Lucy K.

Woodstock, GA 30188
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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