Provide accurate training, that is fun to help the student sing very well. I identify vocal options, yet willing to help students with selections they enjoy also. Provide opportunities for student to sing in the community. Allow students to learn more about music theory with games about pitches, rhythms, notes on the staff and piano that are engaging and fun. The vocal exercises appear to be crazy fun, that the students love to practice the warm-ups all the time.
Obtained an Associates in Arts at Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS. Obtained a Bachelors in Music Education from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. I'm an accomplished accompanist and vocalist, with 10 plus years of expertise. Currently, I’m a volunteer worship leader at church, for over 6 years; helping other musicians fulfill their ultimate potential through training and education. Collaborate with other musicians for worship opportunities and projects. Been able to facility vocal training, how to lead a worship experience and which instrumentation and vocal concepts to are appropriate. Played piano at Von Maur, for 6 months where I utilized my piano skills to provide entertainment and guest requests. Currently have many different music students, where each week we assess their strengths that fulfill their
ultimate potential, through activities and diverse learning concepts.
*** Lesson Details *** I believe that all musicians have the abilities to fulfill their ultimate potential; by assessing students learning styles, accessing community resources and just having fun learning musical concepts. Curriculum examples that I would utilize for piano would be Adventures in Piano and Succeeding at the Piano. For the vocal students I utilize Exceptional Musicianship, created by Hal Leonard for accurate vocal techniques. Within 3 months the students will have opportunities to demonstrate their musical abilities. I will provide opportunities for students to demonstrate musical expertise through recitals and other events.
*** Studio Equipment *** Main Room: electric keyboard (full 88 keys), couch, TV, and a chair, book cases, parents can sit in the lesson (encouraged)
*** Travel Equipment *** The expectation is that the students must have access to a piano and audio equipment for their success.
*** Specialties *** The musical genres I'm an expert include Broadway, Show Choir, Faith-Based, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Performing Arts, Acting, Staging, Costuming, Props. I believe that students need to have access with various musical styles that will aid their musical abilities.
Andrew is a fantastic teacher! He puts in hard work and creates a fun environment to learn
May 23, 2019
We have had a great experience with Andrew teaching our daughter piano. He works great with kids and has a wide range of teachable skills. He organizes fun events for his students that showcase their hard work. I am really pleased with our decision to enroll our daughter in his program, she has a lot of fun and has learned a lot in a short amount of time.
May 21, 2019
I can't choose a subject because Andrew teaches so many different things in his piano lessons that I would be doing him a disservice if I chose just one.
As a former piano lessons taker myself, I must admit that I had some lofty expectations for my daughter's piano lessons. On the first day of lessons for her, I knew that we were in great hands. Andrew has exceeded my expectations with every turn. And a fun and lighthearted way, and through games, activities, and fingers on the piano , Andrew helps the young learner learn the most important thing about music: it's fun! Theory is fun, composition is fun, ear training is fun, performance is fun. As a musician myself, I'd almost forgot. Andrew has helped me to remember, and is instilling these values in my daughter.
Recorded and worked with Grammy Award winning producer and songwriter David Foster, award winning producer and songwriter Jim Brickman and many others. Appeared and performed on all major US broadcast networks and prominent cable channels. Been interviewed on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and Extra and performed and been interviewed on the international talk show Christopher Close Up, which airs in 166 countries. Been featured and performed for millions at the Kentucky Derby and the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. Been a celebrity guest on nationally syndicated radio shows like, "Delilah", “Your Weekend with Jim Brickman” and ABC radio. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experience levels. I've been teaching and coaching for over 22 years. My students range from beginners to professional recording and concert artist. My unique style of teaching brings out the best in my students. If you are interested in private professional voice lessons to
Winner of The Today Show "Today's Superstar" Television Series Recording Artist / Producer / Writer / Television Talent/ Vocal Coach
Dan G captured the hearts of millions when Today Show viewers voted him “Today’s Superstar” in the highly rated television program’s Music Icon talent search series. Thousands of hopefuls audition and millions of viewers watched and voted weekly. This competition, created by American Idol Executive Producers, Warner Brother Records, and the Today Show launched Dan's career in television, radio, and the concert stage. He has released two albums and his hit single "More than Life" shot up to #12 on the Adult Contemporary Top 40.
Grammy Award winning producer and songwriter David Foster who has worked with Dan observes: "Dan can really sing. To the credit of the millions of people who voted, they pi
cked a guy that really, really, can sing! He has a great sense of timing. He gets it. He has a great sense of delivery of the lyrics, and really seems to care about what he is saying in a song."
Dan has appeared on all major US broadcast networks and prominent cable channels. He's been interviewed on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and Extra and has performed and been interviewed on the international talk show Christopher Close Up, which airs in 166 countries. He's been featured and performed for millions at the Kentucky Derby and the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. He's performed the National Anthem for the New York Mets, the Knicks, and during national coverage of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial observance. He has graced the stage at the Olympic Games in Atlanta as well as nationwide events for Coca-Cola and Walmart. He's been a celebrity guest on nationally syndicated radio shows like, "Delilah", “Your Weekend with Jim Brickman” and ABC radio. Dan's much more than a singer. He created, co-wrote, and co-produced a half-hour sitcom for Turner Network.
Dan's passion lies in using his talents and exposure to make a positive difference in the lives of others, especially children. That's why he founded YES YOU CAN!, a non-profit foundation created to inspire and empower kids through music.
Dan's been a guest speaker, host and presenter for many great causes, including the Teacher of the Year Awards, Camp Fire USA and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Born in New York City, Dan was raised in Indiana as the youngest of five siblings. He attributes his strong work ethic and passion to his supportive family. Dan's love of singing began in the Mennonite Church, where four-part harmony was a staple. Having always known that he wanted to be a performer, Dan began preparing early in his childhood studying music through his college years. His classical training left him with a repertoire that includes singing fluently in Italian and Spanish as well as English.
Dan is enjoying his journey. He continues to perform and teach. He's working on new music and he's heavily involved with his foundation.
Dan is offering private voice and vocal performance lessons. He is now accepting new students.
Hi, my name is Dan Gardner and I have over 20 years of experience in teaching, performing and studying voice. I have performed for millions of viewers on television (11 times on NBC's Today Show), radio, theater, and the stage. I've worked and recorded with many music producers including, David Foster and Jim Brickman. I was a voice major in college, and I teach all styles, all levels, and all ages. I have studied, performed and recorded classical, pop, jazz, rhythm and blues, classic rock, country, folk, christian and other genres.
If you are interested in private professional voice lessons to grow as a musician, to become a better performer, for fun or because singing is just something you enjoy, please come see me. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals.
I also specialize in audition prep for shows like American Idol, the VOICE, AGT and the Apollo
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dan. He was even better than I expected! He is very personable and my son really enjoyed working with him. He worked hard to help meet my son’s goals and continuously kept me informed about my son’s progress.
Dan shared his own experiences with my son to help build his confidence. My son felt much more confident and prepared for his audition thanks to Dan. We are looking forward to continuing lessons with Dan. I highly recommend him!
July 3, 2019
Dan is an amazing teacher!
June 27, 2019
Dan is a great vocal instructor. Very methodical...no tricks or quick fixes. Pays attention to detail. Takes notes. Does not use a cookie cutter approach, but custom for each student. Very professional. I would highly recommend Dan as a vocal instructor.
My goal is to work with the individual singer in acquiring a solid, healthy vocal technique which results in healthy singing. Students will learn to navigate their voice and work around problem areas. Students will expand range and learn to manipulate the voice to fit the musical style required of the piece. Each private voice lesson will consist of focused work catered toward the students’ needs. The technique will then be applied to the repertoire chosen by the teacher and student.
I have been teaching private lessons since 2006 and have loved helping my students expand their vocal range, increase their repertoire, gain solid technique, and just enjoy singing. Each lesson will begin with a vocal warm-up focusing on breath, posture, and technique. We will then work on your music together incorporating what we learned in our warm ups. We will focus on everything from phrasing, to marking breaths, to understanding lyrics, utilizing dynamics, and staying true to the style of the music. Our lessons will be engaging, informative, and fun.
I want you to find your unique voice and help it to grow. I want to know what type of music you like and am happy to help provide you with new material ideas. My Broadway repertoire knowledge is expansive and I love finding songs that fit your personality and type. My background i
s primarily in musical theatre/Broadway which embraces all styles of music including classical, jazz, pop, rock, and country. I love teaching. I love learning new music and helping my students learn new music. I love watching my students make progress.
Below you will find a bit more about my education and performance background:
I have always had a passion for musical theatre and vocal performance. I began performing at the age of 5 and started studying voice at the age of 12. I attended the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, where I received a B.M. in Vocal Performance.
Upon completing my Bachelor’s degree, I received an M.M. in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory. While in Boston, I had the unique opportunity to perform as a concert soloist with the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart on the same night that I sang the national anthem at Fenway Park.
Wanting to combine my joy for traveling with my love for performance, I studied acting at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England, musical theatre at NYU’s CAP 21, and opera at OperaWorks in California. I have performed in New York at Birdland and the Laurie Beechman Theatre, in California at Rockwell Table & Stage, and in New Hampshire with the Great Waters Music Festival and New Hampshire Dance Institute.
I traveled the world in the International Tour of CATS as Jennyanydots and the understudy for Grizabella. I have also performed in many regional theatres throughout the country. Some of my favorite credits include: The Marvelous Wonderettes, Light in the Piazza, Guys and Dolls, The Golden Apple, and The Full Monty.
Currently, I am on the faculty at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Hollywood, CA where I teach Individual Voice lessons to college students.
Jen is fabulous with kids! She really helps my daughter get comfortable with her roles
May 28, 2018
Jennifer is a great teacher! So helpful and supportive, she has been a big part of my singing journey and I always have great lessons with her. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to progress there singing technique.
January 21, 2018
Jennifer is one of the best voice teachers I have ever had. She really takes time to make sure I understand everything she’s trying to show me and stays at that pace until I get it. She pushes me to keep working and find the right tricks that will help me remember each lesson. I feel so grateful to be one of her students and have felt the most confident in my voice when I got the chance to train with her. Thank you so much Jennifer. You all will not regret signing up with her because she is an absolute genius and one of the most fun and welcoming people to be around.
My methodologies are simple: "If you can speak, then you can sing"!
Many people fear singing because they think that they don't have the God given talent that most singers have. Yes, there is that factor but even if you don't have the so called "God's gift", you can still work your vocal chords into perfection. All you need is the right person to guide you in your journey.
I teach my students how to understand singing mechanics and everything that you need to incorporate into your singing. No matter how bad you think you are, you will improve GUARANTEED!
I started singing when I was still a child and became a professional singer during my mid 20's. I don't consider my voice to be a gift, but I still got gigs here and there. I occasionally run into voice challenges when I try to hit too high of a note because I don't have a wide range, but when I discovered this methodology, it changed my singing completely. I never have thought that singing higher notes would be this easy.
I started singing since the early age of 7. I became a professional singer and performer around mid 20's. I started voice coaching in 2010.
I have been teaching and singing professionally for 20 years. I sung in opera houses all over the world and worked with some of the best teachers and coaches. My teaching centers on the Italian school of vocal placement, and ensures vocal improvement within two lessons! I teach all genres of music and specialize in technique and building strength and stamina. My students reach their musical potential and have a uplifting experience doing it!
I am a professional opera singer and songwriter. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance, and also hold an Artist's Diploma from the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia.
My students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. I teach the traditional Italian technique of breath support and vocal production. Students will learn to release built-up tension and apply these techniques to unlock their own unique sound. My students learn to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression. I have students ranging every vocal style, from Rock and Pop, to Broadway, Jazz, and Classical.
As a professional opera singer, I have traveled all over the world, sung in the leading opera houses, and worked with some of the best conductors, coaches, and teachers. I bring a weal
th of knowledge to my students.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better singer!
Want to do karaoke with your friends but to afraid to show vocal skills? Want to impress the significant other and woo them off their feet? Well i can get you started in the right direction.
I am a professional singer, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Lagrange with a Bachelors of Art.
Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice is special. I teach students to relax and treat singing as an extension or something natural as opposed to a hobby. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.
As a professional recording artist I frequently take trips to studios, in home and out, for co-writing, recording, and meetings. I have written for many artists. To this day one of my favorite passions are interactions within studios. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic songwriters.
My personal passion is Soul/RnB music but I firmly believe that all music is good music. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become
I have 10 years of experience teaching voice. I have worked with singers of all ages including teaching voice on a collegiate level. I believe that a full body approach to singing emphasizing proper breathing and placement will lead to success in any genre. Get ready for that audition, get a boost for that big gig or sound better hitting those notes in the shower!
I am a Musician, Song Writer and Board Certified Music Therapist originally from Detroit, Michigan.. I have been teaching voice for ten years, guitar and ukulele for five years.
I have a Bachelor's in performance with a concentration in voice and a Master's in Music Therapy from Illinois State University where I also taught voice.
I have been singing professionally including local and international performances since 2006. I was featured regularly as a soloist with several traveling organizations and continue to work with others to improve their vocal techniques.
I believe that integrating great breathing techniques and proper vocal placement are the best way to succeed in any genre. My technique also emphasizes healthy singing using the entire body.
My techniques work well in person and can be easily adapted for on line lessons. E
ither way, I want you to be able to shine inside and outside of lesson times.
I am most comfortable with Classical voice, Jazz, Indie, Musicals, Blues, R&B, and popular styles but I have taught and performed in many more genres of music.
My focus is a lot on mindset and psychology besides technique. I help my students build a strong foundation and confidence to make them not only a great singer but excellent performer in the studio and/or on stage. My goal is not to change you but to bring out your own unique sound and style. Contemporary pop.
I'm a singer/songwriter/artist and tv composer with extensive studio and stage experience. I have toured the US with my band Otto's Daughter and currently play local shows as a solo artist. I actively do what I teach. I write , record and produce music, collaborate with other writers and producers. My songs can be heard on TV shows like Hemlock Grove, Bates Motel, Catfish, Oprah, nate Berkus, MTV, VH1 and many more.
"Olga is very motivational and inspirational! Olga is very serious about music and let 's you know how passionate she is toward being a great teacher for y
ou. I feel she is dedicated to music and has lifted me up to do my best ! Thank you for this great opportunity !!
"Good instructions, my voice is improving/"
"Kristen is so wonderful to work with. She sees my needs and we work on my singing capacity. Kristen is always happy to adjust on days and times when neede
d. I love working with her and she is a really great person."
"I am very pleased with Arlys' & her vocal teaching skills , She is very experienced at what she does & the techniques she uses to teach me & after each le
sson I notice enhancements in my voice , I started doing karaoke 10 months ago with no teaching skills , I started vocal lessons last April , switched my teacher to Arlys' last fall & I am so satisfied with her & each time I go out singing now I get so many compliments , She is very knowledgeable at what she does & I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a vocal coach !!!"
"When my daughter was younger, she would sing in her room, the shower or anywhere else she felt comfortable. She was very shy but loved to sing. When she w
as 13 years old, she lost her grandfather. This was devastating to her and the rest of our family. After the loss, she decided she wanted to make singing a part of her life. Not being musically inclined myself, I didn't know where to turn. Lucky for us, we stumbled upon Sharon West! For the next 6 years, Sharon worked with my daughter weekly teaching her so much more than just music. She guided her on all aspects of performance from singing to entertaining her audience. Sharon West was a huge part of our lives and we could never thank her enough. My daughter now performs in front of thousands and you would never have known she was every a shy, quit little girls. Sharon is by far, the best vocal/performance coach. Love and Miss you Sharon"
"PERFECT MATCH FOR MY 5 y/o!!!
Kat works very well with little ones. She was very relaxed from the very first visit which definitely made it even easier o
n my 5 y/o daughter. During our last lesson my daughter had the case of the "sillies". Kat's tone remained the same & never once showed any signs of frustration. She was and is absolutely wonderful with her! Kat has an amazing voice & my daughter cant stop talking about her & cant wait for her lessons. We definitely made the perfect choice!"
"The knowledge gained was emence. 4 months into learning the guitar and 5 singing lessons have been a great experience. Yes you can sing and it does take a
Interested in opera singing? You may run into the word "coloratura" in your studies. Here, vocal instructor Molly R. will give you the inside scoop on what the term means, and what you need to know to get started with the technique...
Coloratura! A fancy word for a very fancy vocal device. Coloratura is ornamentation done in classical singing: think trills, big leaps, and intricate melismas (also known as vocal runs). The most intricate coloratura singing involves cadenzas, whic …