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Kenya C.

Wyoming, RI

About Kenya

I started playing music in the fourth grade. My first instrument was the
cello. In fifth grade I changed my instrument to the violin and found that it was definately something I wanted to persue. A year later I started
on the piano, and unlike the violin, I found that it was easier to learn it on my own. Because of that, my knowledge on the piano has been mostly self taught. I have been playing both instruments going on 16 years, and even though I did
play other instruments, nothing took center stage like the
piano and violin.

Although I have never played in the Boston Philharmonic
or London
Symphony Orchestra's, nor have written or composed any CD's, doesn't
mean I don't have a passion for what I do. To me, music isn't just about playing in a large orchestra or being famous. It is about recognizing the many different styles from cultures all over the world. It is the ability to appreciate the sounds the reverberate across the spectrum, the ability to mix and match in order to create something new, and to think outside the box when it comes to inventing new ideas. To me, music is a form of art (just like dance, drawing and writing), and just like any form of art, there must be a spark of passion behind it, or it becomes meaningless.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching music for almost two years and I have experience in
musical influences from the baroque, classical, and romantic periods, 20th
century and contemporary music, ragtime and blues. My belief is that learning
music comes easiest when it is relatable to everyday life. It is relaxing and
teaches patience and coordination. It is also a way to release one's inner
artist.

My lessons will cover topics ranging from learning how to play (beginners),
improving your technique, your ear, sight-reading, music theory, and
improvisation.

It will include the application and utilization of the fundamentals of music
as an art, and will incorporate style, technique, and creativity.

Lessons will be individualized to encourage and inspire ones self to not only succeed in just music, but to succeed in life.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Books, computer, keyboard (weighted keys, sustain pedal), violin (student must have their own violin). Students are responsible for purchasing their own books (if the student is young, it is the responsibility of the parents) for their lessons after the first lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have their own instrument. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books (if the student is young, it is the responsibility of the parents) for their lessons after the first lesson.

*** Specialties ***
baroque, classical, romantic periods, 20th century, contemporary music, ragtime and blues
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JamesB2 December 9, 2011
Kenya C

Although, I've never met Kenya personally, my usually shy daughter has been completely comfortable around her. I a few short lessons she's already learned sooooo much. My daughter and I both look forward to more lessons from her in the very near future. Thanks TakeLessons and THANK YOU KENYA!
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MichelleC3 January 22, 2011
I wish I could have continued my lessons. Hopefully I'll be able to continue this in the future, but wanted to say that Kenya is a very kind and patient teacher, and I hope to be able to take lessons from her again when the time comes. I really liked her approach to teaching an old dog like myself.
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SarahL2 January 10, 2010
Students' mother

Kenya is a great teacher. She is very encouraging and has a good read on my 8 and 5 yr olds so as to not push too much but is by no means a push over. I like her soft spoken firm style.
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Kenya C.

Kenya C.

Wyoming, RI 02898
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Marissa S.

Woonsocket, RI

About Marissa

I am a recent graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in both Music and Musical Theatre. With my music degree, I strongly focused on musical theatre pedagogy as well as classical music. I also trained extensively in dance and acting which I believe has helped me tremendously when teaching voice. I also have studied piano for the past 10 years and continue to train in voice.

My approach to teaching, whether it be voice or piano, is one with care and concern for the student. Each student is an individual and will take in knowledge in different ways. I always like to cater my teaching t
o whatever the students needs are. This requires observation and experimentation on my part. When I find what works, it makes for a more productive lesson for my student and I. In voice, I have a strong passion for musical theatre and contemporary genres. My focus is on students learning contemporary genres in the most healthy but stylistically accurate way. I believe the singer has to be multi-faceted to have a flourishing career in the world of music. To just sing one genre is unrealistic in this day in age. I want to help my students grow to be diverse singers who have a healthy technique that will get them through any career they may pursue.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide music. Student is required to have a full size keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
I have a main focus in musical theatre and contemporary style singing. I believe the versatile singer should be able to sing any genre with proper technique while being stylistically correct. I also like to incorporate my acting knowledge into lessons, helping students not only sing but act out the song. I also can teach classical voice.
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Mike C. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher for my 6 year old Son

Marissa is a terrific piano teacher. She has tons of patience and a great way of connecting with my son. He is a 6 year old boy who is very active and she is able to hold his attention and keep him interested in piano. It has been incredible watching his skill and confidence levels grow after each visit with Marissa. I would highly recommend Marissa to anyone with a young child who wants to learn piano.
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Marissa S.

Marissa S.

Providence, RI 02908
(1)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Kathleen F.

North Kingstown, RI

About Kathleen

I began playing flute as a child and have continued with music into adulthood. I attended the Community College of Rhode Island and graduated with an Associates in Fine Arts, and continued my studies at Rhode Island College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Music Theory and Music History. At Ric I studied Flute with Mary Ellen Kregler, as well as, Bass Clarinet with Ian Grietzer, Principal Clarinet for the Boston Pops Orchestra. Currently I am the Prinicipal Bass Clarinetist for the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble and 1st Piccolo for the Boston Wind Jammers, Providence Br
ass Band, and the Worcester Brass Band.

*** Lesson Details ***
In lessons, I find it important to work on tone production, technique, etudes for concentration, and a piece that the student and I pick out together. I also like to incorporate a little theory in the mix so student understands what they are reading. Most of all, I want the student to feel relaxed and have fun while learning. A relaxed musician who enjoys what they are doing always plays beautifully.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Metronome, Tuner, Keyboards, Various Music Books, Solo Pieces, White Board, and Computer.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Metronome, Tuner, Books, Solo Pieces

*** Specialties ***
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory, and Music History
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Steve S. November 24, 2014
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Kathleen is dedicated, positive and timely. My daughter likes learning from her and I am glad I hired her.
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Kathleen F. February 26, 2014
Flute
Friendly and Skilled

My daughter has been taking flute lessons from Katie since September. She is very friendly and has helped my daughter improve her skills and technique greatly. She gets 5 stars!
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Kathleen F.

Kathleen F.

North Kingstown, RI 02852
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Emmanuelle B.

Cranston, RI

About Emmanuelle

Classically trained professional violinist. I have been playing violin since eight years old. I hold a BA in music with a violin emphasis at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. This degree has sharpened my instrumental skills by giving me a furnished background and understanding of the musical realm.

I have been playing and studying music for about twenty years. I have been able to teach music to several schools to a diverse group of young and adult students. My teaching experience also includes performing with students in front of large audiences several times per year. And therefore, I am a
ble to provide well-rounded skill sets and technics as a violin music teacher.

I was born and raised in Haiti. I have performed in many Symphony Orchestras. My last Orchestra experience was with the Lee University Symphony Orchestra (LUSO). I spent three consecutive semesters as an Assistant Principal second violin section at LUSO. My very first violin teacher was Yvrose Philippe Auguste, then I studied with Tony Jean Baptiste, and David Cesar at Holy Trinity Music School in Haiti. Then I came in the States, went to Lee University to study violin under Professor Weiyi Yu. Mrs. Yu was born and raised in Guangzhou, China. She went to Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Mrs. Yu has performed with great performers of our time such as Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Nadja Sonnenberg, Pavarotti, Joshua Bell, and Yo Yo Ma. So, I was fortunate to study with this phenomenal violin professor.

Last but not least, I look forward to getting my Master's degree in Music Education & Performance.
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Emmanuelle B.

Emmanuelle B.

Cranston, RI 02910
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Liz T.

Providence, RI

About Liz

Hi, there! My name is Liz and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have loved helping my students have fun while learning, have a sense of accomplishment, and master what they are learning. I went to Boston University and earned a degree in Music Performance in 2011. I'm a fun, passionate and outgoing person and my teaching style is is tailored to each individual student, engaging, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Liz T.

Liz T.

Providence, RI 02906
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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