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Kadina W.: A Singer. A Songwriter. A Teacher. An Inspiration. Kadina W understands the concept of hard work all too well. From the tender age of 6, Kadina aspired to be a singer. With the vision of turning the world into her stage, she entered countless talent shows in her hometown in Miami, FL. With every second, her love of music grew transforming from a mere dream to a life mission. At the age of 11 she tested the waters of her musical talents and penned her first song leading her into new horizons of creativity. As the musician and artist within her matured the numbers of doors that would open increased. Throughout her Teenage years Kadina was able to contribute her strong sultry vocals to the High School All Women Choir, Disney World International Choir in Orlando, FL, ...
I began playing violin in addition to viola in high school. I enjoy the faster response of the violin and the way its higher pitches can soar over the top of the other strings, though I still prefer to play the 'inner' parts in an ensemble.
*** Studio Equipment *** I teach in the Education Building of a Church that has individual classrooms, where lessons will be held, all of which are off a common area where parents can wait during the lesson. *** Travel Equipment *** I will bring my instrument and a music stand for myself, and I assume the student will have their own as well. There are specific collections of songs and exercises that the student should be ready to purchase based on their level of playing and will be determined after our initial lesson. Students will want to continue to invest in other collections as they progress and I will occasionally provide additional materials as appropriate. *** Specialties *** I have a Bachelor of Music Education and taught middle school strings in the Houston area public
I teach my students the Russian Method of playing so they can play with confidence and I help my student develop their musical artistry.
Teaching Style: In my lessons I emphasize both technical skill and musical creativity. I use the Russian Method to instill my students with good technique and tone and I make sure that my students are confident on their scales and etudes. I try to chose pieces for my students that encourage artistic expression and I aim to help my students develop their own musical creativity. Musical Experience: I teach and perform on the violin, viola, and cello. I was a principal in the Gwinnett County Youth Symphony Orchestra, assistant principal in the Kendall Youth Symphony Orchestra, and an assistant principal in the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra. Currently I play violin in the Georgia State University Orchestra, perform composer's new works in the Atlanta area, play violin in ...
Have been teaching 17 years
I grew up in Birmingham, AL, Boston, MA, and Cleveland, OH, and was classically trained on violin in all three cities. I began studying theory in 7th grade at The Alabama School of Fine Arts. Upon graduating Emory university in 1992 I played professionally in Destin, FL as a bassist, guitarist, violinist, and vocalist. I am the co-founder of the Destin, FL band "Beach Mice." We perform for several weddings, corporate events, and benefits every year. We are also popular on the festival circuit on the Emerald Coast. I relocated to Atlanta in November of 2013, and currently perform weddings, and at various restaurants and farmers markets in the Atlanta area. I have taught individuals and group lessons on violin, bass, and guitar since 1997 and for several consecutive years at ...
Matthew has been teaching violin since 1996 with an emphasis on proper technique and learning to both read and play by ear. Curriculum includes development of a proper tone, ear training, music theory and reading, and developing a wide stylistic base. Matthew believes that every student is different and tailors his teaching approach to the specific needs and goals of each individual player.
Matthew holds a BA in Voice and Classical Guitar from Wake Forest University, and a High School Performance Degree in Violin from the N. C. School of the Arts. Musical Director credits include the New American Shakespeare Tavern, the Georgia Renaissance Festival, Dad’s Garage, Actor’s Express, and Savage Tree Arts Festival. He has been teaching private lessons since 1996 and serving the Kirkwood community of Atlanta since 2003.
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