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Susanna L.

Pflugerville, TX

About Susanna

Susanna has studied piano since the age of 5, and has been fortunate to study with the late Professor Danielle Martin at the University of Texas. Susanna has her Bachelor's Degree in music for the University of Texas and has taught piano and voice since 2004. She enjoys working with people and uses her patience and perceptiveness to communicate music to others. Susanna is a church musician and was a member of the University of Texas Longhorn Singers and also attended Berklee College of Music studying jazz and popular music.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a person I am laid-back, I take the s
ame attitude toward teaching, however I am strict when it comes to getting work done & getting it done well. For piano I use the Alfred series. After 3-6 months I would want my student to have learned the basics of rhythm & note identification. For singers breathing technique as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Roland wieghted 88 key full size electric piano

*** Specialties ***
classical, pop, r&b
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Irinat July 7, 2011
Great Voice Instructor!

I have been taking lessons with Susanna for close to 6 months and she has been a great teacher. I feel a lot more confident in my singing ability and I look forward to each lesson. I learn something new everytime. I am completely new to singing and she makes sure that you are comfortable in the environment and caters to your needs and what you would like to work on.
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ZaibM May 3, 2011
Great instructor. She actually shows interest in her students and I love that about her. I've learned so much after a short period of time.
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Trang(Cecile)N October 21, 2010
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The piano lesson is for my daughter Laetitia. I never stayed with her when she had her piano class so I can't make any comment on Susanna.So far my daughter is still interested on playing piano and she practice is every day with fun. Susanna told my husband that she will buy some new music book for her so I guess Laetitia really enjoy her piano class.
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Susanna L.

Susanna L.

Pflugerville, TX 78660
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Gfire

Austin, TX

About Gfire

Gfire has been teaching and performing music full-time for over 17 years. Based in Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the World," she offers voice, piano, songwriting, yoga, folk guitar, and DJ'ing lessons to students from 5-105 and she specializes in sculpting her lessons to the strengths and desires of each individual student. Her students range from beginning to advanced levels, and they sing and play a multitude of musical styles, including classical, pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, musical theater, blues and more.

Gfire loves to share her talents wi
th her students. She prides herself on instilling a "sense of mastery" to each of her singing and piano students, no matter on which level they are. The students come away with a real sense of knowing their songs and their instruments inside out and with a real sense of confidence in their musicianship. Plus they have a lot of fun as they make musical progress!

Gfire is also an award-winning singer-songwriter and "Yoga for the Voice" innovator. She has released 4 CDs of all-original music and is currently working on her 5th CD, to be released in 2015.

As a teacher, Gfire works with students of all levels and all areas of interest. In October 2007, Gfire became the only vocal teacher in the Western Hemisphere to gain full certification in the Science of Singing, developed by Ernest G. White of London, England. Her unique voice training program, entitled "Yoga for the Voice," combines this knowledge of the Science of Singing with ancient yoga breathing techniques. This technique allows each voice student to develop a "vocal tune-up" for the voice AND to discover what the natural singing range is and how to use the voice as effectively as possible. With the internet SKYPE technology, Gfire teaches voice students all over the world, from Switzerland to the U.K. to New Zealand to New York.

Her vocal students have sung in touring rock bands, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, in successful auditions, in karaoke clubs, in coffee houses and folk clubs, at weddings and for their own enjoyment amongst family and friends. Whatever level of singing training you wish to acquire, she will show you the way to achieve it!

Gfire was also the main voice instructor and one of 3 main piano teachers at the Austin branch of Mars Music (now defunct) for 3 1/2 years. In addition to her vocal study and innovation, she has studied piano with top classical and jazz pianists, studied songwriting with Pat Pattison of Berklee College in Boston, gotten her full yoga teaching certification in 2004 and DJ'd at clubs and parties worldwide. For eight years straight - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - she has won the prestigious ASCAPlus Award for professional songwriting.

As a singer-songwriter, Gfire continues to write, record and perform with some of the best musicians and engineers in the world, including engineer Stuart Sullivan (Willie Nelson, Sublime, Meat Puppets, etc.), Hammond organ player Ian McLagen (Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart), cellist John Hagen (Lyle Lovett), fiddle/mandolin player Warren Hood (The Waybacks), bassist George Reiff (Ray Wylie Hubbard) and banjo picker Danny Barnes (Bad Livers, Dave Matthews).

Gfire's original songs have been played on over 200 radio and television stations worldwide. She has toured in over half of the fifty states, plus the U.K. and Canada.

*** Lesson Details ***
NEW - Gfire is now available to teach WORLDWIDE via SKYPE or FaceTime - so you can have a music lesson in the privacy of your own home!!

Voice lessons - I have created a unique and wonderful vocal method, "Yoga for the Voice," which combines ancient yoga breathing exercises with special vocal exercises to give you a "complete vocal tune-up." These techniques are simple, effective and easily-learned by any student of the voice, from about age 5-105. I love to help you learn to apply these wonderful techniques to learning the songs you wish to learn - whether they are pop, r 'n' b, folk, singer-songwriter, rock, country, opera, musical theater, jazz, etc. "Yoga for the Voice" is just as effective for professional speakers, such as teachers, lawyers, clergymen or actors - we just use a range of notes that is smaller than a singer's range, and we focus on using your speaking voice as effectively and efficiently as possible.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the "breath of fire" and "one-minute breath" - the BEST yoga breaths for singers!
2. master the "sinus humming exercises" - identifying where EACH note in your range originates in your own head
3. master the "full-body exercises" - traditional singing exercises on "mah, mee, moh, moo, meh" - so that you can move easily between your chest voice, middle voice, and head voice
4. master 2-10 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song - being able to sing each song in TUNE, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
5. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Piano lessons - I teach a wide range of piano styles at levels from beginner to early advanced, beginning around age 5. Whether you want to learn classical, rock, blues, country, boogie-woogie, or other styles of piano and keyboard playing, I will sculpt your lesson plan so that you have a great foundation in technique AND you learn the styles and songs you wish to play.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the Leschetizky, hand massage, and isometric warm-up exercises - the BEST piano warm-ups!
2. depending on your level, master Hanon exercises 1-12, major and minor scales, major and minor arpeggios
3. for beginners, you will be able to play with BOTH hands on the treble and bass clefs - at the same time!!
4. master the I-IV-V progression in 3-12 keys, depending on your level - so that you can play blues, rock, country, boogie-woogie, and ragtime songs!!
5. master 4-20 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song (classical songs tend to take more time to master) - being able to play each song with great technique, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
6. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Songwriting lessons - I will teach you how to create a great song, in the style you wish to write in. Country songs, pop songs, rock tunes, r'n' b, folk, etc. - all of these genres have "unwritten rules" about how to put together an effective song. We will utilize special songwriting exercises and tools to help you learn to be a wonderful songwriter.

DJ lessons - I teach beat matching, turntable fine-tuning and repertoire selection to help you become the DJ you aspire to be. I own crates and crates of vinyl records and CDs, and I have DJ'd all over the world to enthusiastic crowds, so I can teach you to attain a real joy and skill in the art of turntablism.

Yoga lessons - I am a fully KRI-certified yoga teacher and I can help you develop a valuable yoga routine to help you achieve your health and relaxation goals. We will choose from literally hundreds of exercises and breathing techniques specifically geared to your needs and wants.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools mBox PRO Full Recording Studio
Yamaha U1 Upright Piano
Shure SM 58 Microphone
Shure SM 57 Microphone
Korg microKorg Synthesizer
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann TLM 103 Microphone
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Nord Lead Synthesizer
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
West African Djembe
MacBook Pro Computer
Universal Audio LA-610 Pre-amp
2 Technics 1200 Professional DJ Turntables
American DJ Pro-Scratch 1 Professional CDJ
Rane MP22 DJ Mixer
Mogami Professional Audio Cables

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Macintosh Laptop Computer

*** Specialties ***
music, singing, piano, songwriting, DJ'ing, yoga, folk guitar

I have developed "Yoga for the Voice" - a combination of my 18 years of studying and receiving certification in the "Science of Singing" (as taught by Ernest George White of London, England) and my 10 years experience and certification in yoga, specifically ancient yoga breathing techniques. I will work with voice students as young as 4 and as old as they want to go! Voice lessons span all styles and all levels - pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, opera, classical, musical theater, etc. from beginner to advanced. Generally beginning around age 7.

Piano - levels beginner to early advanced, most styles, including classical, rock, pop, folk, country, singer-songwriter, blues and boogie-woogie. Generally beginning around age 5.

Songwriting - all popular styles, including rock, pop, folk, country, blues, singer-songwriter, r 'n' b, etc.

DJ'ing - all basic DJ methods, including beat matching, turntable basics and repertoire selection.

Yoga - yoga breathing AND physical exercises, depending on the needs and wants of the student.

Folk guitar - finger picking and accompaniment skills for folk singers.

In piano, I specialize in teaching students who want to play a wide variety of music - classical, pop, rock, country, blues, etc. I begin with piano students who are 5 years of age and older, as long as they have the requisite attention span.

In songwriting, I specialize in teaching students methods of developing popular songs - pop, r 'n' b, country, rock, folk, etc.

In DJ'ing, I specialize in basic beatmatching and repertoire selection.

And in yoga, I specialize in tailoring the yogic needs of the student - whether she/he wishes to work on stretching, breathing, abdominal strengthening, etc.
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Maria Munoz M. August 3, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed her warmups. I definitely recommend her as a teacher!
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Chase S. June 1, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Gfire rules. I had to stop lessons with her because of personal scheduling issues, but she taught me so much! She is a great vocal trainer and teacher! Great experience. Highly recommend.
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Cory C. May 26, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I loved taking lessons with Gfire. We worked hard and had fun dgoing so. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Gfire

Austin, TX 78723
(45)
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$30 / 30-min
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Lindsey P.

Austin, TX

About Lindsey

I'm Lindsey P. I am an upbeat, dedicated and enthusiastic musician. I am passionate about helping you to reach your goals, and healthfully achieve your most beautiful sound. I can't wait to work with you!

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

California native, Lindsey P., is currently in pursuit of her Masters Degree in Opera Performance at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies with master teacher, David Small. She received her Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance at San Diego State University in 2014. She also has a strong background in Vocal Jazz, Pop, and Musical Theatre.

Ms. P.
has worked as the production assistant for Laughing Tree Productions since 2011 and has performed several leading roles in the hit interactive musical comedy œOnce Upon a Wedding, including the Maid of Honor, Debbie, the Bride, Daisy.

Recently, Ms. P. was selected as the winner of the San Diego State Concerto Competition and performed as a soloist under Dana Zimbric with the SDSU Symphony Orchestra in March of 2013. She sang a set of songs by prominent contemporary composer, Libby Larsen. The text from Songs From Letters was taken from letters written by Calamity Jane to her daughter.

Ms. P. was the 2nd place winner in her division of the San Diego National Association of Teachers of Singing 2013 and 2014 Student Auditions.

In the summer of 2011, Ms. P. attended the prestigious young artist program Si Parla, Si Canta in Urbania, Italy where she studied italian opera performance with Benton Hess, Hugh Murphy, Robert Cowart, and others. She is also a fluent Italian speaker.

Ms. P. often sings with the professional choir SACRA/PROFANA in San Diego under the direction of Krishan Oberoi.

23 year old Ms. P., is an active member is the student chapters of Students of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and The American Choral Directors Association.

She is also a recognized voice teacher in San Diego working with children, teens, and adults.

She has performed roles such as Casilda from The Gondoliers, 2nd Lady from The Magic Flute, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Maria Von Trapp from The Sound of Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I begin each lesson with vocal exercises. Then we will move on to music theory, sight singing and musician ship. The last segment of our lesson will be devoted to repertoire study. To get the most out of lessons with me I recommend at least an hour of practice outside of lessons each week.

I use a variety of different song books for my students depending on their voice type, age and preferred genre of study. After 6 months with me students can expect to understand basic singing technique and be seeing a significant change in their sound. Students who choose to incorporate musicianship/theory/sight singing into lessons with me can expect, at minimum, to understand how to read music, basic music notation, note names, key signatures, time signatures, rhythm, solfege syllables, major and minor scales, and basic harmonic relationships.

Singing is a physical and full-bodied experience, so be ready to move and be silly with me sometimes. The voice is different than any other instrument because we don'™t have strings, buttons, or valves to press to help us achieve the right sound. Our instrument is inside our bodies. The voice is a very complicated instrument, and thus, in my opinion, is much more rewarding than many other instruments to master. Please come to my lessons planning to work hard and have fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard repertoire books, and seating for parents or other respectful observers

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my student to be able to provide a piano or weighted keyboard with a bench for me. I provide a mirror, music, and a CD player if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical voice training and believe this style of singing to be an imperative source of proper singing and breathing technique that can be used to train singers of all genres.
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Josh D. July 21, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Lindsey was so helpful and informative in each lesson. I would definitely recommend her for anybody looking into the theater and acting industry.
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Taffy T. June 22, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Lindsey is an encouraging, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and talented singing teacher and performer! Before Lindsey relocated to Texas, I took lessons with her for about 10 months. I always loved singing, but I never took any private lessons until I discovered Lindsey on takelessons. After a few months learning from Lindsey, I was able to widen my range, correct my breathing techniques, and learn the fundamentals of harmony and sight singing. Lindsey’s lessons were always fun and informative. She also gave me the confidence to audition for a Vocal Ensemble. After several weeks of audition preparation with Lindsey, I surprisingly made it into the group! If you are looking for a fun and educated singing teacher, Lindsey is for you!
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Audrey C. May 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Lindsey is a great singing teacher. She is very patient and she only wishes the best for her students. Lindsey is extremely talented and is very kind and caring. Works with her students skills and abilities. She is also accommodating when scheduling interruptions occur.
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Lindsey P.

Lindsey P.

Austin, TX 78753
(6)
starting at
$32 / 30-min
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Xandria Q.

Pflugerville, TX

About Xandria

I am a sophomore music education major at Texas Lutheran University and have been playing my primary instrument, the cello, for near 10 years. I have about 2 year of experience teaching both small groups and individuals cello, and 1 year in tutoring academics.
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Xandria Q.

Manor, TX 78653
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Franklin P.

Austin, TX

About Franklin

As a composer and arranger Franklin has had multiple pieces premiered and recorded by a variety of professional and educational musicians, ranging from university faculty and students across the nation to renowned flautist François Minaux, star soprano Audra Methvin, and critically-acclaimed saxophonist Ann Bradfield. His choral and band works have drawn attention from legendary composers of our time, Eric Whitacre, Donald Grantham, Mark Camphouse, and David Holsinger being some of the most prominent.

As a performer he has played as the principal tubist for the ENMU Wind Symphony from 2008
to 2013; performed in a variety of wind ensembles in New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Ireland; in addition to a number of solo and chamber recitals. In 2009 Franklin established The Greyhound Brass, a brass quintet based in the Eastern New Mexico/West Texas area. Franklin continues to perform as a soloist, and currently performs with the UT Middle Eastern Ensemble and the Cedar Park Winds.
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Egemen July 20, 2015
Composition · In studio
Franklin's music is, genuine, direct, and thought-provoking, such that every line has a purpose. So is his teaching, his methods are honest, clear, and goal-oriented, which makes him not only a good educator, but also a fabulous musician. It is an honor and privilege to be Franklin's friend and colleague.
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Brandon C. July 13, 2015
Arrangement and Composition · In studio
Franklin is a wonderful musician and person. He is a great teacher and is always trying to better his students while sharing his passion for music to those he teaches. He is a fantastic tuba player and is a joy to work with. He has a wonderful ability to help guide students down their own musical paths, it is obvious that he not only has a passion for music, but also for teaching. He is a truly inspirational person.
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Lauren July 12, 2015
Studying beneath Franklin Piland's conducting baton is and has always been an inspiring and continuously helpful experience. Mr. Piland uses his wide range of musical knowledge accompanied with his gift for understanding and discipline to successfully teach his students important musical techniques in every musical field that he studies. It is always a pleasure working with Franklin!
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Franklin P.

Austin, TX 78722
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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