Learn to Sing the right way in 4 easy Lessons and your ready ! Simple easy to use proven method anyone can learn and master. 10 Week Lesson Plans are offered on Voice Power Method. And ~harmony singing in a group. Lead Vocals. Background singing and how to put an Audition Reel together !
New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Halen for five years in the 1990's in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles and was instrumental in providing help with development of the Peavey Wolfgang and Wolfgang Special Guitar by providing feedback on the prototypes Eddie was designing at the time. I learned a lot from Eddie and his brother Alex about music and the music industry. (All you have to do is pay attention! ) I have played in bands from Hollywood to Toronto and back both as a singer songwriter and guitarist. I bring the Musicians Institute way to the table and get things up and ru
nning quickly. I help students get it under their fingers fast and get it right the first time.
I believe in sharing the happiness of making music with anyone who loves music and the guitar in particular. I do my very best to get you playing the songs you love in Pop, Rock, Jazz and Folk Music of your choice. Today's modern new guitars are easy to play and you will enjoy learning Guitar right away. That is how it should be. When you study there is a basic understanding of Guitar to be learned that allows an ease of use for anyone for years to come. This will help you reach your goal and improve each week. My students learn to practice in a way that feels comfortable and makes sense. This takes all the stress out of learning and gives everyone something to smile about and look forward to each week.
The good feeling of playing along with friends and taking a solo is within every students grasp. I will show you the way there. And with a solid and straightforward approach to the theory as it applies directly to the guitar you will feel confident and unafraid of any music endeavor. We'll cover harmony and fingerboard theory and give you a road map of the guitar neck that makes it a pleasure to play. You learn the basics and much more than you thought possible retaining 90 percent of what you learn!
Having been a student myself I was deeply involved in music since age 12 and played in bands and duos for over 15 years . I can help you to be a well rounded player and performer with a smile, a laugh and a joy for music whether your in a band or a budding solo artist.
*** Lesson Details *** Most students want to play the Guitar to play their favorite songs and I'm the same way. Music is something we carry with us in our hearts and minds. Students will learn what they wish to learn and work at a pace that is comfortable to them. Whether you are a student, “weekend warrior” or a parent whose child has expressed an interest in Guitar anyone can learn all there is to know about Harmony and Theory for the Guitar and how to play their favorite songs.
We cover theory in an easy and straightforward no nonsense way in the first half of each lesson and then apply it to the song you wish to learn. This creates an atmosphere where you understand and feel at home with the Guitar. You get an understanding right away and because it is immediately fun it allows you to feel comfortable at any level. Music is fun, and songs are the creative expression of what we feel. Combining theory and the freedom to play and sing songs allows us to express ourselves through music. After 6 months students will have a solid foundation in theory, and a road map of the guitar fretboard enabling them to advance to an intermediate level if they are ready to do so. Students will know enough that music as it relates to the Guitar, which is the world’s most popular instrument in contemporary music, is not a mystery but is a welcome friend. And they will be able to play songs by popular artists and advance at a pace that is satisfying and enjoyable. ----------------------------
Student Comments: What Students Are Saying About ~ James Teaching Style
“James’ patience, knowledge and under-standing made learning guitar fun. I like the lessons. He cares.” --Rebecca L., guitar student, Venice Beach, CA 2003
“James taught me to play pop and rock, and introduced me to fingerstyle guitar. I love it!” --Joseph E., guitar student, Vancouver, BC 2006
“I studied guitar privately with James in 2010. His style of teaching helped me to get past my blocks. He opened new doors for me. Thanks!” --Daniel S., guitar student, Los Angeles, CA 2010 ""James is a trustworthy man, great with answering back right away. Always ready to help with new members. I would definitely recommend him." ~ PJ Stover of PJ Stover Voices; Independent Film & Recording voice-over artist ----------------------------------- What James spouse says about working on songwriting with him:
"James is my husband for over 10 years now. Over the years, I have seen James give guidance and counsel to many hopeful musicians of all ages, and inspire others about how music influences and benefits our lives. I would highly recommend James to anyone who wants to learn guitar, voice, music theory, and acting. James is a great talent, and study with him would benefit anyone with the sincere desire to grow as an artist. When we married, I had fallen in love with James’ conversational style, and his vast knowledge of music. When I heard him play guitar, I knew that I wanted to write songs with him, and we released our first album, in 2012 on iTunes."
Regards, Keri W.
*** Studio Equipment *** Ovation Glen Campbell Artist Acoustic Electric Guitar, Ovation Pacemaker 12 string Guitar, Ibanez PF 5 Acoustic Electric Guitar, Fender Telecaster 6 string Electric Guitar. Korg Mini Pandora III Amplifier/Studio EFX, Toshiba Laptop Satelite Pro with PreSonus Studio One Artist Software, PreSonusUSB Audiobox, HD7 Studio Monitor Headphones, M7 Condenser Mic, PreSonus Studio Producer software with SoundCloud integration, iBook G4 with Garageband 3 and iLife Studio. Godin Summit CT Electric Guitar is the guitar I now endorse exclusively !
*** Travel Equipment *** Lesson Plans, Godin Summit CT Guitar, Fender and Ovation Guitars, Tuner, Android Smartphone and apps, iPads, Korg Mini Pandora Amp, Toshiba Satelite Pro Laptop. Android LG Smartphone with Tuners, Voice Recorder, and Metronome and Chord Reference Guide, and Guitar Tuner, iPod Touch Pro Studio.
*** Specialties *** Songs in the following styles: Pop, Rock and Modern Country Music. Also Composition Analysis while learning the song.
James Walsh has helped me in more ways than can I could even imagine in the past 6 months I have trained with him. His challenges and ideas lit a creative spark in my mind, helping me express myself through playing the role of a character nicely (absolutely loving the accent practice i am being taught in). He has also provided a very therapeutic healing for my mental health, helping me to be more spontaneous and witty, instead of the wooden and mechanical person I once was.
James has a ridiculous amount of connections, resources and ideas at his hands, and gladly offers him to me to help me in my Method Acting. For those looking for a career in Acting, Comedy, or Film, James is definitely your man for opening several doors.
Throughout the months, he has been very supportive and encouraging, oftentimes doing welfare checkups on me throughout the week and showing me new ideas and techniques in film, acting and spontaneity. He demonstrates patience with learning curves, and gives good assignments to work on through the week for the next time you meet up. He also is understanding if you cannot make an appointment.
In terms of the actual classes, they are phenomenal. Many classes, when deliberately practicing, feel more like an actual In-the-moment conversation rather than a mechanical " Do this than that" layout. He gives a lot of good and fair feedback for improvement at the end of the class, and following the advice never failed to be right. Be prepared for time to fly, though, as 45 minutes will feel like 10, especially if you are REALLY in character and going back and forth with him on random topics, which almost make you feel like you have a hidden persona lol.
All in all, James is very experienced and skilled in teaching students of all walks of life, from aspiring actors/actresses to would be filmmakers to people simply looking to learn life skills that are invaluable to life, career, relationships and even mental health! There is something for all in this coach's teachings, provided you are wiling to put in the work. Phenomenal teacher and an all around great person!
March 13, 2019
James is a very caring teacher who took the time to get to know my strengths and weaknesses. He has many years of experience in this field and it shows in his lessons.
Thank you James for the training, I grew as a improv student from the time I worked with you. I utilized this class as a test for my profession (business) and am grateful that I selected you as a mentor/teacher. I am happy with the results and may be knocking on your door again down the road. Stay tuned.
International performer from small venues to large festivals. Whether you are looking to improve your voice for fun or looking to enhance your live performances as a seasoned musician, I can help you! I teach everything from vocal warm ups to correct posture, breathing,strength training, diet and performance, I teach all aspects of voice training, tailoring the lesson to help you achieve the results you want with the songs you want to do.
Originally from the UK, I travelled and studied music in Brisbane, Australia, where I gained a Diploma in Contemporary Music in 2000. Since then I have toured internationally, supported major acts such as Kid Rock, Ben Harper, Bastille, Ludacris, Cypress Hill and The Roots to name but a few, recorded albums, guested with numerous bands such as members of Portishead, Massive Attack, Robert Plant's Band of Joy and The Black Keys and composed music scores for two feature films and various shorts along with directing my own music video and having my music featured in various movies and TV shows. I also have booked acts across the US and organised music festivals in Los Angeles. I recently appeared on the cover of Guitar Girl Magazine, and I am also a contributing writer.
I have vast skills from performance to management, booking, PR and pl
acements in film and television. Whether you are looking to just begin learning an instrument for fun or would like to take your skills further and move towards becoming a professional musician, I have the skills and expertise to help you along every step of the way. I tailor each lesson to meet the needs of the student, teaching them exactly what they would like to learn and having lots of fun doing it!
*** Lesson Details *** For the first lesson, we will discuss what you are hoping to achieve, what kind of structure you would like for your lessons (theory, performance etc) and I will assess your skill level. Then I will tailor exercises, lessons and study to suit your needs.
*** Studio Equipment *** Fender Rhodes Piano Doric Vintage Organ Microphones and Stands Pro Tools Fender Amp Jaguar Bass 1968 Hagstrom Bass Gibson Les Paul Guitar Dan Electro Guitar 1950s Burns Bass Fender Acoustic Yamaha Mini Acoustic Small Boss Keyboard Flutes, Harmonicas, Drums and other Percussion Ipod, cd player Various effects pedals for voice and guitar etc
*** Travel Equipment *** Can bring guitars, mics, stands, practice amp and small keyboard
*** Specialities *** Specialising in rock, pop and soundtrack music, I can also teach performance and acting stage skills and voice projection.
Hello, thank you for your interest in taking music classes and reading my profile! :) My name is Yuliya Borshchova,
Over the past 15 years, I have taught hundreds of classes both children and adults students. My specialties are: 1. Piano 2. Vocal 3. Music Theory 4. Music composition and improvisation class 5. Ear training
Learning about music can be complicated and confusing especially when there are so many courses; different methods available just click away on the internet. There are a lot to learn as notation, chords, rhythmical patterns, music terminology, music styles and so on.
It is like learning new language could be overwhelming and make many students give up on their dream. Also learning on your own without any step by step instructions, easy- to follow method and goals in mind can make you fr
ustrated and lose your motivation and enthusiasm very fast.
I've been studying music since I was 6 years old. First 7 years in Music school, then 4 years of Music college and another 4 years in Conservatory of Music in Kazakhstan. I graduated as a choir conductor, pianist, and vocalist. With 15 years of music studying and 15 years of teaching piano and voice to hundreds of students of all levels, I know all struggles and obstacles you might have and I know what works to overcome it and be the best musician you can be!
For me teaching music classes it's not just assignment to make my students understand the concept and develop skills, but much more;
1. First of all, I must know a student's need.
Why do you want to learn? What is behind of that intention? What is your goal and how I can help you reach it? Sometimes we discovering it together in the process of learning setting new and new goals as you progress.
I will be able to help you better and take you to the direction you want to go to after identifying the starting point, where do we begin?
2. Second, I believe that any learning will be successful if you are having fun and a good time doing it, feeling encouraged. I'm very generous in praising to my students, high fives, hugs, stickers any anything to make my students feel good about accomplishing the even small assignment. I also know that If you feel bored or frustrated you not going to stick for a long time with your commitment and you not going to learn anything.
Playing a musical instrument or singing is a very personal experience and I design my classes and choose music and techniques the way that it suits your level and fit your personality. I try to make my classes fun, challenging and building the momentum so you can get most out the class and most importantly you are having fun while learning and engaged in the process.
3. Third, For my piano, voice and theory classes I use easy to follow the method of developing skills, techniques, and understanding of the concept. I always break challenging parts in small steps which make it easy to understand and learn.
4. Fourth, you will always have goals set up and quick start action plan which is broken into small easy assignments. The quick start plan shows exactly how you can get going in record time and get off to a great start. For that purpose, I use different method books and different music pieces.
You have a clear direction what your goals are and how to achieve them and progress when you practicing on your own.
5. Teaching my students is not a job for me, it's enjoyment and commitment to share my passion for music and knowledge, inspire and encourage them. Music has changed my life and I hope I'll help you to change yours!
My goal is to make every class to be built around these 5 aspects mentioned above, as well as provide value, demonstrate and encourage.
My mission to make sure that my students learning at their own speed without any pressure, without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated, understanding the concept I am teaching to. Also, I want to make sure that they are walking out of class with a sense of accomplishment and understanding the concept which is important for making progress and moving forward.
Lastly, I am committed to the success of my students and eager to build a long-term relationship with them. I'm flexible and committed, some of my students have been with me
Lesson process: I am teaching one on one classes in my home studio here in North Miami Florida, or via Skype or Google+ Hangout, you could be anywhere in the world and take the class with me.
The time of the lessons may vary, I usually suggest 30 min a trial lesson to meet and greet, as well as establish goals. We will talk about the schedule and will set up a regular schedule around convenient time for both.
1. Beginners are taken through the fundamentals.
2. You will explore a range of pieces to expand your skills and begin to identify your preferences.
3. On first lesson, you will be learning new exercises to get you started and homework assignments.
4. Also, you going to get work/method book and practice plan
Good luck and hope I can help you to take piano playing, singing or music writing to the next level! If you have any question prior to signing up you are welcome to contact me through Q&A.
For additional information and resources in piano learning in Miami please read my article in the link below. The article is underneath the map on the left-hand side of the page. https://takelessons.com/miami-beach-fl/piano-lessons
Julia made me feel so comfortable and confident in my voice. She help identify some trouble areas for me and focused on the techniques that will make me a better singer. I look forward to our next lesson. :)
February 5, 2016
The first singing lesson for my granddaughter was done with warmth and professionalism. Julia is talented and gentle with her approach. I have now added piano lessons to the schedule. This is a new experience for my granddaughter. I will gladly update the comments in one month with the progress.
September 16, 2015
Julia is a wonderful teacher. she is great with kids. my daughter will be taking more lessons when she is a bit older. we started too young!
For many years I sang in my school Chamber Choir and took voice lessons. The choir performed regularly in pubic and in statewide competitions. I also have years of experience teaching the basics of singing in a low pressure way. Topics we learn about include breathing and breath control, pitch and intervals, keys and scales and singing harmony. I can accompany a student while they sing, and hopefully teach them the basics of accompanying themselves.
My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen years, and I'm looking to get a few new students. I teach guitar, piano, bass guitar and even upright bass. If it's a tutor you are looking for I can also teach music theory and appreciation. I have a knack for teaching young people, probably because I was young when I started my musical journey. I've been very successful at inspiring a student's love of music and instilling the patience required to take on the challenge of playing an instrument. The first thing I like to do is get to know you, the music you enjoy and your goals. In a way, I l
ike to begin by letting the student lead. In addition to learning from you, I intend to present you with new information, to try and broaden your musical tastes and teach you how to be an active listener.
David has been so amazing with out 9 year old daughter. We have gone to him for over 2 years and she has come so far with her skills! He has so much patience. He's so kind and wonderful with kids. We were recommended by a friend and now we recommend him! He's high in demand for sure! We are sad we can't use him anymore due to scheduling issues. His prices are better than others too!
July 4, 2019
Quickly contextualized my needs as a student, and got me familiar with components and techniques of composition. The goal was to be able to help me more easily communicate ideas and designs to audio engineers at a company I work at. There has been a very observable benefit to this in the expedience of discussions, and fidelity of concept being engineered.
May 24, 2019
David is very kind and sweet to my kid. He has so much patient. He makes the class fun, entertain and way beyond expectation.
Want to learn how to sing or play piano? Let’s work together in our shared passion for music! All ages and skill levels welcome to have some fun and learn whilst doing so. Helping others share their gifts and talents with the world is my favorite thing to do!
I have been in the entertainment industry for over twenty years! I sing baritone in a competitive female barbershop quartet Fource of Nature, along with playing trumpet, harmonica, and lead vocals in my band Campus Drive.
My decision to acquire a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal/Choral Music & Master of Arts in Education from Lindenwood University was based on my love of performance and encouraging today’s youth. She has taught ages that range from pre-k through adulthood.
I have been quite blessed to be teaching for eleven years and could not think of anything else I would want to be doing with my life.
Learn to sing using the songs you love! We will work on increasing your vocal range, proper breathing techniques and sight reading. I have 20+ years experience! If you love to sing, let’s make this happen!
I love seeing the smiles on my students faces when they achieve success! Many come to me shy and uncertain, but blossom as they gain confidence in their vocal skills! I have taught voice for 20+ years and I love to sing myself! I have been a member of the local Symphony choir, church choirs, university Choirs , school choirs and have sung solos since I was in high school. I’ve also participated in trios, duets and even a sextet! Let me come on this journey with you as you explore your ability to sing!
I studied Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music in London where I got my MA and a teaching certification. Whatever your vocal goals are, it's totally possible and I can get you there, whether you want to sing higher, learn to belt healthily, riff... whatever! I have trained with some of the worlds top singers and teachers and participated in Master Classes with Patti Lupone, Claude Michel-Schonberg, Jenna Russel, and Imelda Staunton.
Hello! My name is Alix! I have an MA in Musical Theatre as well as a teaching certification from the Royal Academy of Music in London. I have worked with and learned from some of the best people in the industry including Patti LuPone and Claude Michel-Schonberg (composer of Les Miz) just to name a few.
Whatever your vocal goals are, I can help you get there. Whether you want to improve technique, work on acting through song, learn a new style etc. You can expect to improve week by week. Singing isn't only about sound, it involves your whole body, so my students can expect exercises that will release tongue, jaw, and neck tension as well as increase breath control.
Let me know if you have any questions, just let me know. I look forward to meeting you!
I have been teaching for over 15 years. My fun and engaging teaching style emphasizes a strong foundation of technique, strong musicianship, and audition performance preparation. Some of my student’s accomplishments include acceptance and scholarship awards at prestigious music programs at CCM, Boston Conservatory, Syracuse, Indiana University, Baldwin-Wallace, Western Michigan, Elon and Belmont and many more. Other student honors include local and national talent competition wins, awards for solo and ensemble competitions, awards for solo competitions at show choir invitationals, All-State Chorus, leading musical theater roles in professional and school productions. Recently, she had a former student make her Broadway debut as Chava in Fiddler on the Roof. She’s also had students featured on television shows such American Idol and So you think you can dance.
Soprano Amanda Smolek is a professional vocalist and as well as a private music instructor. She has studied with some of the top voice teachers in the world and has a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University. Her repertoire is versatile ranging from opera, classical song recital, church music to pop, musical theater and jazz. She was a member of the esteemed Atlanta Opera Chorus, has been a finalist in several competitions including National Opera Association Competition and American Traditions Competition. Recent credits include performing the title role in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly as well as Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme with Capitol City Opera, and Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the La Musica Lirica festival in Novafeltria, Italy. She also was honored to perform the leading role of Terentia in Dan S
hore's The Beautiful Bridegroom which was premiered for the National Opera Association of America at their annual convention.
Her fun and engaging teaching style emphasizes classical technique, strong musicianship, and audition performance preparation. Her students have been accepted and received scholarships to prestigious music programs at CCM, Indiana University, Boston Conservatory, Baldwin-Wallace, Syracuse, Western Michigan, Elon and Belmont and many others. Some of her student’s accomplishments include local and national talent competition wins, top awards at solo/ensemble competitions, students who were awarded grand champion and finalists at show choir invitational solo competitions, All-State Chorus, leading and secondary musical theater roles in professional and school productions, have had students nominated for IHSMTA Broadway in Chicago awards and students that have been given recording contracts! This past summer, she had a student perform her 4th role in a Broadway production! She’s also had students featured on television shows such as American Idol and So you think you can dance.
I have been teaching for over 15 years and am passionate about helping my students unlock their full potential and helping them to discover their true voice! Students can expect to make progress in their very first lesson and continue to improve from week to week. I have worked with various students from those who are tone-deaf to professionals.
"I've taken lessons with several teachers and I've never learned anything like this before." "I can't believe the improvement I've made after a lesson or two!" "I was so nervous before starting lessons because I didn't know what to expect but I'm having so much fun!" These are comments I often hear from my new students.
"Very patient and helpful teacher. Excited to learn and grow with her."
"Rina is a very nice teacher, great with kids - and their parents. She's patient, competent, and obviously loves teaching. She also always leaves great les
sons notes and follow ups. I highly recommend her!"
"She is wonderful!!!"
"Heather is very passionate about her teaching. She tells me about the various techniques to get my voice out. We had a great time together. She is positiv
e and encouraging. I am confident I will improve my singing and breathing. It has been fun!"
"Stephanie is an excellent teacher! And as a former teacher, my standards are very high. I was really nervous about taking formal singing lessons but Steph
anie built my confidence and empowered me to just go for it and have fun! She's able to break things down in accessible ways; when something doesn't make sense she tries to explain it in as many ways as needed. She's energetic, compassionate, and kind. She creates a safe environment with no judgment - just joy and a good time. Since starting to take lessons, I have dared to sing in public and have gotten really positive feedback. All that has been possible because of Stephanie!"
"Marie is an exceptional teacher. She brings a combination of rigor, cooperation and passion that have brought out the best in my daughter. She works caref
ully with Emilia to understand what she enjoys and then adjusts the content to keep Emilia excited and focused! She has also gone out of her way to help Emilia grow beyond simple practice to public performance which Emilia (and my wife and I) have all tremendously enjoyed! Marie has my highest recommendation!"
"I was a little nervous but he put me at ease. He allowed me to go at my own pace. I would definitely recommend him."
"Gave detailed assignments/homework to help learn reading script music. Great insight into stumbling blocks to avoid. Measured my effective voice range. Ea
sy to get along with and very encouraging to a basic beginner. I told him I understand why his students gave him rave reviews."
"My daughter loved her first singing lesson!! Matthew was nice, outgoing, and sensitive to my child's feelings. Not a minute was wasted, he dived right i
nto the lesson. My daughter cannot wait until her next singing lesson."
You've heard the phrase "You are what you eat," right? As a singer, it's important to understand that what you put into your body also can impact your vocal health. So make sure you're treating your body right - here are some helpful recommendations from Long Beach instructor James S.:
Some of the most important considerations in the development of vibrant vocal health are diet, breath work, and holistic health considerations. Leading vocalists and actors in the industry know the secret …