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Juliet J.

Saint Louis, MO

About Juliet

I have been a teacher in private practice for 20 years. I have a wide range of experience with singers of all styles and age groups with a variety of goals and skills. I sang with a professional jazz octet for a number of years while maintaining my practice, have taught various master classes, musically directed various musicals, have sung background vocals and played piano on various recordings. I studied vocal and piano performance at Murray State University and studied privately through my adult singing and teaching career.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a big believer of direct appl
ication of core technique to repertoire/style. Generally, lessons are fun, comfortable and laughter is encouraged. I like singers to be working on a wide variety of music from the beginning. It's a great way to understand and explore your voice and how great technique is fundamental to successful development. I find this approach beneficial if you're a beginning student or if you sing professionally. Not to mention, singing songs is fun!!!! I encourage all students to give input on repertoire. Songs are chosen with goals in mind, including working specific parts of the range, preparing for an audition or performance, stamina, strength, and overall vocal development. In 3-6 months you will have a very good understanding of how your voice works and how to apply good technique to a variety of styles of music. My goals for piano students of all ages include a broad understanding of music theory and the ability to sit down and play music! I believe good sight reading skills are paramount for piano enjoyment and functional playing skills. We will sight read at each lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio with piano, mic, recoding equipment, and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a full size keyboard for travel.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I'm comfortable with all styles of singing and have coached extensively in most styles, from classical to hip hop to rock. I work with singers with various goals. Some are professional singers, some study for a future career, and some study for personal enrichment. I am very good at teaching solid healthy technique/voice use, with direct application to repertoire, maintaining the singer's authenticity, style, and vocal health.
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Lillian S. August 14, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very patient. Juliet sized up each of my kids abilities and tailored the lesson for each individual. The kids really like her.
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Sandy Byrne July 9, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent.
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Thomas P. June 19, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Enjoyable! I was a bit nervous and Juliet made me feel comfortable and relaxed immediately. Her instruction exceeded my expectations.
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Juliet J.

Juliet J.

Saint Louis, MO 63110
(15)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Angela H.

Hazelwood, MO

About Angela

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and theory lessons. I love teaching, and have taught many ages (3 to 93) and ability levels (novice to advanced). I am a dependable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teacher. I offer lessons for 30, 45, or 60-minute weekly sessions in my home studio. I do not offer bi-weekly lessons or lessons in the student's home.

My home is a split-level, with my private living area above and my music studio below. There is a waiting area just outside the music studio, as well as a half-bath specifically designated for students and parents. The stud
io itself contains a piano and organ, my personal music library, and additional seating for parents. There is a full-length mirror for vocal students to watch their performance skills grow, and a gumball machine for when younger students have an exceptionally good lesson.

Making music is a skill which can bring lifelong joy to the musician as well as everyone around them. While I can easily ensure that my students enjoy music-making while they are taking lessons, my ultimate goal is that students continue to want to make music throughout their entire life, even after they stop taking lessons. I firmly believe that my job as a teacher is to train my students to be independent and self-sufficient musicians. Many teachers teach by rote, playing a passage to a student and then having the student play it back. Though this method is helpful in some situations, students who are taught in this manner often find that they are only able to play the songs taught to them in lessons, and that to learn a new song they must have a teacher by their side showing them how the song goes. In my lessons, however, students are taught to learn their own music through sight-reading, ear-training, music theory, and listening to and critiquing their own playing. Over time, this allows the student more and more freedom to make music without a teacher.
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Colin B. January 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We love how Angela is teaching the children!!!
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Syrus B. November 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We really liked our first lesson!!
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Syrus B. November 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
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We really liked our first lesson
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Angela H.

Angela H.

Hazelwood, MO 63042
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starting at
$26 / 30-min
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Barbara A.

Saint Louis, MO

Students can expect to learn to play chords, read notes, understand music theory, and have the opportunity to perform at least twice a year. Students will learn rudimentary elements of music, including notation, rote playing, and knowledge of the staff as related to their instruments.

About Barbara

Hi, there! My name is Barbara and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1965 and have loved helping my students read notes, memorize and perform I went to Fontbonne university] and earned a degree in piano performance] in 1965. I'm a people person] and lover or music person and my teaching style is fun, inspirational, and complete. I look forward to helping you reach your goals
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Roxane February 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Barbara is a wonderful teacher. My children have been taking lessons from her for 5 year and I am so proud of their growth. Her style is positive, upbeat and encouraging. Both of my children are becoming wonderful musicians due to Barbara's careful attention. Not only do they learn the technical fundamentals of the instrument, but she also is able to guide them as they develop their artistry on the piano. In addition, I appreciate they way Barbara integrates music theory into each lesson, reviewing past elements as they build understanding of new concepts.
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Charles February 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
I am an adult who took piano lessons as a child and decided to start lessons again. Miss Altman has been an excellent teacher, guiding me through the fundamentals and insuring that I am well grounded in technical skills. She has great insight into what I need both musically and emotionally. She has been patient and encouraging. I knew she would be, because she taught my two children and they had a very good experience with her.
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Sue January 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
I'm a 59 year old life-long flute player who always wanted to play piano! While I know quite a bit of music already, there's an entire bass line which was totally foreign to me. Barbara has shown great patience and skill in helping me read that bass line and organize these stubborn fingers into playing 2 lines of music. In the last 5 months time, I've made great progress and can honestly thank Barbara for her experience and insight into choosing the right pieces for my level and kindly but firmly insisting I play the music correctly and as-written! I value her years of experience and can highly recommend her as a piano teacher for adults.
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Barbara A.

Barbara A.

Saint Louis, MO 63119
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Richard D.

Saint Louis, MO

I am a performing artist by trade. You can expect to learn to perform music successfully in front of an audience. Whether you wish to perform music in front of small or large audiences, being tutored on musical performance is a helpful way for you to reach your artistic goals.

About Richard

Music is my life. Since the age of 16, I have studied the guitar extensively. During my high-school years I was involved in band, marching band, choir, and independent music theory. I started my first band when I was 19 in the U.S. Army, and my life has never been the same since. I played music professionally in local bands while attending UMSL and have been teaching guitar and musical performance to many students privately for the last 7 years while developing and exploring my own musical goals. Recently I have written, produced, and performed on 5 original music albums, toured from St L
ouis to Texas and Colorado, and have learned many things about humanity and our culture's relationship to music. Those who share a passion for music form an extraordinary community. Come take the first step toward your potential...

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect professional, expert advise from a working performance artist. One of my main philosophies is a focus on fun. If music is fun, then students will practice more - which leads to accelerating returns. My students can expect lessons tailored to their specific goals. First I will discuss with the student musical influences and genre preferences, then I will assess the student's current abilities and we will begin designing a weekly regimen of practice and study. As a product of the Internet generation, I recommend using all the tools available to my students including the Internet to further their goals. My students will also learn to perform with other musicians, so we will typically have a segment of each lesson dedicated to jam time. Whether my students aspire to be professional performance artists, impress their love interests, or just rock out in their bedrooms, I work with my students so that they can do exactly that.

*** Studio Equipment ***
one bedroom apt...hardwood floor...central room for studio...music stands, room parents to sit, chairs...

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a music stand, an acoustic guitar, my handout literature, and any other equipment (mic, stand, vocal amp, electric guitar, guitar amp) based on what my students want to learn. I expect my students to own whatever instruments they want to learn.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching acoustic and electric guitar and stage performance. I teach using handouts that I customize for students and have lessons made up around different concepts such as - learning to identify what key a song is in - how to use 3 chord combinations - learning scales and when to use them - these type of things. I usually teach based on how I learned, which includes - using the Internet to learn songs - how to figure out how a particular song is played - getting into good practice habits - etc. My genres of specialty are Blues, Rock/Classic Rock/Southern Rock, and Acoustic Singer/Songwriter. What I like to do is ask a student what kind of music or songs they would like to learn, then build them up to the level they need to be to play those songs or that style of interest.
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Tracy B. February 2, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable, encouraging, and let's you learn at your own pace.
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Noresheca M. October 5, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My 16 year old son has been taking guitar lesson with Richard D. for a few months now. First I must say Richard is a extremely nice person. My son think he is a cool guy and looks up to him. My son never played the guitar prior to lesson with Richard, now I can actually hear a song when my son play his guitar. Thank you Richard::::
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Lynne Z. March 7, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Perfect fit for my daughter

My 17 year old daughter recently began taking lessons with Richard D., and we couldn't be happier. He is patient and encouraging, and he makes learning fun. She really appreciates the fact that he encourages her to work on music that she likes rather than telling her what songs to learn. He obviously knows his instrument, and clearly enjoys passing on his knowledge. A+ for this teacher!
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Richard D.

Richard D.

Saint Louis, MO 63104
(12)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Tina P.

Saint Louis, MO

About Tina

Tina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education Pk-12 and Vocal Performance from Concordia College, Bronxville, NY. Her 25+ years of experience in education, teaching, music theater, and vocal performance allows each student to reach goals through very creative methods using music and drama. Tina absolutely enjoys teaching and the amazing journey of helping students develop confidence in their vocal abilities and stage presence.

Tina is a two time winner of the Arts for Life Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Some of her favorite roles: Maria in West Side Story, Sally Bowles
in Cabaret, Evita in Evita, Liza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Fosca in Passion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson are 45 minutes which include proper stance, vocal warm-up, breathing exercises, evaluating your voice, creating goals and objectives and combining my goals with your dream goals. Fun atmosphere, great with all ages and teach both men and women. Youngest student in 5 years old. May incorporate piano lessons with your ear training and music theory lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use a Yamaha pf85 during lessons. Students are supplied with three ring binder and sheet music to begin lessons. Students will be advised which books they should eventually purchase. No need to buy anything to start lessons!

*** Specialties ***
Music Theater auditions, developing vocal techniques - breath control and range, dramatic and engaging performing, dealing with stage fright, discovering your strengths.
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Nola N. December 14, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Such a knowledge of your voice and how to develop technique to utilize as a true instrument...
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Maggie S. December 2, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
Verified Student
TINA IS THE BEST! She has gone above and beyond anything I could expect from a music theory teacher. I came to her as an aspiring music education major who loved to sing, but was unsure of anything to do with music theory, piano, teaching, etc. Not only did Tina put everything she has into my lessons, but she really cared about me as a student and as a friend and helped prepare me for all aspects of music, including sharing her experiences as a music educator, lending me music theory and staff paper books, and helping me prepare for auditions. She is understanding, engaging, and hilarious. She spent a lot of time outside of our lessons making sure she was prepared, agreed to meet with me multiple times a week and outside of my lesson time, and even now that I am no longer taking formal lessons with her, she has checked up on me multiple times to see how things were and if she could help with anything. I am ever grateful to have met and taken lessons with her and would recommend her to anyone and everyone in the St. Louis area!
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Amy G. August 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tina is a very friendly teacher! She really makes lessons fun. She is great for prepping for auditions. She really knows the industry. Tina has helped me develop better breathing, confidence and performing abilities!
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Tina P.

Tina P.

Saint Louis, MO 63109
(7)
starting at
$40 / 45-min

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