Reading the music and sight-singing for all levels
I have been teaching and performing for over 35 years in my home studio in the Orlando area. I teach technique, all styles/genres, stage presence, mic technique, audition, & demo CD prep,and sight-singing, to ages 7 on up. I gear the lessons to the individual students' goals and needs. I have and have had many successful professional and talented amateur singers grow and progress within my studio. Many of them perform in nightclub venues, theme parks, and theatres in the Central Florida area. One of my former students, just opened for Lisa Loeb's concert in downtown Orlando. This same student, John, has 2 albums of his own, and several students are signed by recording labels and touring. Students are encouraged to use their talents and regularly perform in recitals, community theatre, church, school, and community choirs, contests,& tale
Engel School of Music, Orlando, Fl. I taught voice lessons at this prestigious downtown music school for six years. Owner/operator, Drucilla Engel.
I graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in 1974 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree with voice as my major. I studied opera and musical theatre, performed in musicals, operas and the group, "The Singing Hoosiers",
I received a Bachelor of Vocal Performance from Indiana Universtiy in 1975. Languages: Italian, German, French, and Latin. Performed in group, ''The Belles of Indiana".
Paid church soloist for 2 years during college years and worked as a summer stock singer at Cedar Point theme park, Sandusky, Ohio in 1971 and a singer/dancer in a Cole Porter Musical Revue at King's Island, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1972.
Walt Disney World entertainer from 1976-1978. "Kids of The Kingdom", singing and dancing group of 12, performing at Castle Forecourt,and Tomorrow Land stages in the Magic Kingdom . Traveled throughout the US with conventions, and guest starred at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, with the "Rockettes", for 5 months under the direction of Peter Gennaro. Numerous recordings with "The Kids". Recorded 2 demo CD's.
Hoop-de-do Show, Fort Wilderness,Walt Disney World. Dinner show, character: Flora- singing and dancing for one season in 1978.
"Singing Snow White", Walt Disney World, seasonal show. Sang on parade float and on small balcony stage, behind the Castle Forecourt. I sang three solos from this Disney musical.
"Seesaw"-pop nightclub band of four musicians and lead vocalist, performing in Central Florida clubs. Late 1970's.
Opera Camerata Chorus in Orlando, Fl. - 1976-1979
Church and Wedding soloist for local Orlando area. Present day
"The Dickens Carolers', quartets entertaining seasonally. Agent/owner: Carol Becker. Present day.
Recitals and Sacred Concerts in Central Florida. Present day.
*** Lesson Details *** I teach weekly lessons, with daytime and evening hours available, Monday through Thursday . I recommend an hour lesson. I give vocalizations to practice and develop good technique. Repertoire/songs are chosen by the student and myself. I encourage students to be well-rounded and try different genres/styles and even give me a "wish list" of songs they would like to learn. I give guidelines on how much to practice and what to practice. I help train the student's eye and ear and work with harmonization/parts, if needed. I help the student to develop their voice with strength, stamina, clarity, resonation, projection, expressiveness, and emotional impact. Progress will be continually evident throughout the students' study. Lessons are recorded on CD for every lesson, as this is a great efficient learning tool.
*** Studio Equipment *** Tascam CD recorder Mackie Pro mixing board Korg electric keyboard JVC karaoke CD player with key change capability JVC triple CD player with key change capability Receiver Four Advent speakers for super stereo sound Peavey microphone Leader microphone
*** Specialties *** Voice, Sight-singing I teach in the classical bel canto style and technique, which is how I was trained at Indiana University. I have been teaching all genres, including pop/rock, classical, jazz, country, r&b, and gospel/contemporary christian/traditional sacred.
I had a wonderful time! She’s a great voice teacher! I highly recommend her.
December 12, 2018
Alayne was an absolutely amazing vocal instructor! I needed her to help me prepare for an audition and she helped me immensely! She is able to explain things in a way that is very easy to grasp, she truly improves the way you sing. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor!
November 21, 2018
My son experienced a huge improvement with his singing after only one lesson. He can't wait to come back for his next lesson - thank you Alayne!
"To play wrong notes is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable." - Beethoven
I was five years old when I discovered my singing voice. My youthful curiosity soon blossomed into a passion for musical expression through voice, violin, piano, and guitar. My mission is to share the musical exploration that has enriched my life by fostering my students' desires to express themselves through music.
As a teacher, I focus equally on formal technique and artistic expression. Mastering correct form provides the foundation upon which a student’s capacity for the latter may grow. Techniques used during lessons are designed to develop a holistic understanding of music through aural, visual, and tactile cues. These include ear training, sight-reading, improvisation and using visualization to navigate the instrument. Progress is e
valuated by developing a set of goals specific to each student. I find that allowing students input in originating goals facilitates a cooperative learning environment and allows me to tailor lessons to a student's interests, strengths and learning preferences. Providing students with a plan to succeed inspires a drive to learn and sense of achievement. I encourage students to play their instruments daily. Through consistent practice, students will benefit from increased discipline, patience, creativity and self-esteem. Students are rewarded with the chance to share what they've learned at recitals held biannually. For the duration of our lesson, my students are in a private, nurturing zone of free expression. Join me in an exploration of personal talent and creativity!
Nicole has performed with the Rollins College Bach Festival Society Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She has also performed with the Florida Space Coast Philharmonic under the direction of Dr. Candler Schaffer. She is experienced as a session musician, recording vocals and violin at Wright Entertainment Group Studios (Justin Timberlake) with producer Will Baker (India Arie, Pink). She has performed as a soloist at the White House, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Amway Arena, and Hard Rock Live.
Nicole holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (with honors) in Music and Anthropology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rollins College. A member of the Honors Program (top 2%), and one of nine Cornell Scholars in her graduating class, she is very grateful to have been awarded a full academic scholarship. Nicole pursued concentrations in Violin and Vocal Performance, as well as Ethnomusicology. Nicole served as co-concertmaster of the Rollins College Orchestra and String Ensemble for three, consecutive years, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She was featured at Christmas Vesper services in a solo performance of Winter (The Four Seasons) by Vivaldi, at the Knowles Memorial Chapel. Nicole has studied violin with Joni Roos and Alvaro Gomez, protege of David Oistrakh. She has performed as a soloist with the Rollins College Gospel and Concert Choirs and studied vocal pedagogy and performance with Dr. Edmund Leroy and Dr. Lori Lovell. At Rollins, Nicole studied piano with Dr. Gloria Cook and enjoys playing classical, jazz, and Latin styles. Nicole has studied classical guitar for seven years and especially enjoys playing Latin American folk music and flamenco. Nicole pursued her love of world music in publishing her senior honors thesis, “Cultural Fusion of Music Constructs: A Look at Hybrid World Styles,” analyzing the effects of globalization on traditional, ethnic musics. She has published research in the Rollins Undergraduate Research Journal, where she also served as Music and Anthropology Editor for three years.
Nicole is a great teacher. She keeps the lessons light, interesting, and kind of silly. My son enjoys her unique way of teaching, and I am impressed by her depth of knowledge and understanding, as well as her talent. Would highly recommend.
January 18, 2019
Teacher good but company awful. They keep contacting me instead of my husband who is the one taking the lessons. I give them his number and I have asked perhaps 5 times that they contact him direct but they seem unable to follow a simple instruction. I am now blocking them to get some peace.
I am a laid back teacher and I try to be flexible in every aspect of my teaching. I try to make fun every lesson for a student. I give the students to play some familiar easy songs in order to improve their playing skills.
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching methods are the Suzuki and the classical teaching method. The Suzuki method is based on learning the music by imitation of the teacher and later learning the music alphabet while the classical methods (such as the Essential Elements for Strings-M. Allen) emphasize parallel work on learning the notes and playing songs. I expect that after three months my students learn a basic technique of playing their instruments, to be able to read the notes, and play at descent level (which would correspond to the level of the Suzuki book 1 or the Essential Elements for Strings book 1-M. Allen
*** Studio Equipment *** piano in the Florida music studio, I have a piano at home,
*** Travel Equipment *** I will give information to my students regarding the instrument and other important equipment.
*** Specialties *** I teach Suzuki and classical method (Essential Elements for strings by M. Allen). Through the Suzuki method young children master basic musical skills, improve listening ability, and acquire physical comfort with their instrument and with performing. Intermediate and advanced students learn to read music, improve technical proficiency, and play skill specific repertoire. Essential Elements for strings is designed to guide students gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, well-rounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces.
Need help understanding the fundamental aspects of music theory? High school and college students, look no further for help on your AP and final exams!
Yamilet realized her love for music at the early age of 7, after singing along with children's television shows and joining her elementary school chorus. She was also a member of the Orff ensemble and in the 4th grade began learning to play the violin. Using that background knowledge, she began to teach herself piano. In the 5th grade, she switched to cello. Although she has always had an insatiable curiosity with musical instruments (playing as many notes as she can figure out on harmonica, guitar, recorder, clarinet, double bass, viola and even water-filled glasses) she has stuck with the cello for almost 15 years.
Yamilet is a Dr. Phillips High School alum, where she was accepted into their Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Music Performance in 2010, s
tudying with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra members Barbara George and Laurel Stanton. She recently completed her Master of Arts degree in Music Performance. In that time, she performed with the UCF Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Laszlo Marosi, and was the principal cellist for over 5 years. She also played with the UCF Chamber Ensemble, String Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, and sang in the Women's Chorus and Opera Workshop.
Locally, Yamilet has performed with the Space Coast Pops Orchestra under the direction of Richard Hayman, alongside guest artists including Carol Stein, Copeland Davis, and Valerie Pernice. She has also played alongside well-known artists/bands such as Jodi Benson, Mana', Kansas, and Classic Albums Live. Yamilet also enjoys performing and recording for local bands and artists such as Urbe Prima, The Drive to Uqbar, Ratham Stone, Stockholm, Hoyle, James Roquemore, and Edgar Junior.
*** Lesson Details *** My job as a teacher is to help you learn everything you need to know about playing your instrument, and really perfecting your technique. I like to use the Essential Elements for Strings book because it is straight-forward and lets you move at your own pace. Once you are proficient enough with the basics, we may move on to the Suzuki Solo books and take time to be able to get each piece to a performance-ready level.
*** Studio Equipment *** I provide music stands, appropriate seating, and supplemental music. I expect the students to have their own instrument and necessary accessories (rock stop, rosin, shoulder rest).
*** Specialties *** Classical, Folk, Classic Rock, and Pop
A somewhat controversial topic in guitar instruction. Many people are adamant about not learning music theory because they either A.) say it doesn't apply to them or B.) are afraid it will tamper with their creativity. I understand where both of these mindsets stem from but I personally believe they are both wrong.
I have been through 4 years of college music, which includes 2 years of music theory and I can safely say that yes, there is definitely a point where music theory stops being useful and starts to become more of a thing you can use to impress your friends and nothing more. The great thing about music theory is that you don't have to get anywhere near that level of knowledge to reap immense benefits in your playing and writing.
A simple knowledge of chord progressions, chord voicings, keys, scales, and note choice can turn a bunch of cool sounding chords that you were messing with, into a chord progression that you not only understand what it is but also why it sounds
My name is Christian L. and I am a 28 year old guitar/music instructor in the Orlando area. My interest in guitar began when I was 12 years old and blossomed into a full time obsession about 3 years later when I started playing small gigs as a solo guitarist playing simple jazz and classical pieces for small art clubs and events. Alongside gigging, I also began teaching guitar, ear training, and music theory when I turned 18 and have been teaching full time ever since. During that time I also spent 4 years in music school for classical guitar. Currently I spend my time teaching, recording, and performing various styles including rock, jazz, pop, hip-hop, musical theater, metal, and country.
Throughout the 8 years I have been an instructor I believe I have refined my teaching style to be as versatile as possible to accommodate any learn
ing style a student may have. I am capable of teaching all styles of guitar at any skill level with an emphasis on ear training and general knowledge of guitar techniques.
Slight disclaimer in regards to lesson length, price, and student interest:
Over the past year or so I have tried a new teaching structure that I find to be quite rewarding for myself and the students I have had. My lessons do not have a maximum time limit, meaning a lesson could go for 2 hours, if that is what the student wanted, for the same price as a 45 min lesson.
This may sound strange in that I would be losing out on a large amount of potential money but the simple answer is this: I love music and guitar as well as teaching music and guitar. If we are in the middle of a great topic that you, the student, is really interested in, there is no way that I am simply going to stop talking about it when the "timer" stops and there is no way I am going to charge you more for getting into a topic you want to learn.
I find that students who spend more time in the lessons tend to become more interested in guitar and thus, better at playing. I do have to instill a minimum time limit of 45 mins however, any less is honestly just not enough time to get anything worth while accomplished.
One last thing, music and guitar have made up the majority of my daily routine for the past 10 or so years and have literally paid for everything that I currently own as I have never had any other type of job. What this means is that I take the craft very seriously and I project that in the lessons. Basically, if you are genuinely interested in learning guitar and music at any skill level, I will show you everything I possibly can to let you meet your goals. However, if you do not take it seriously, as in you don't pick up or even think about the guitar except for lesson days, the lessons may quickly feel pointless.
For more information on what I teach, feel free to look into the category entitled "Guitar" as well as any of the other subcategories that you are interested in.
Christian was beyond what I have expected and look forward to our next sessions ...great teacher and took time to show and explain the correct way of playing
April 8, 2019
Lessons with Christian have been very informative and fun. He is not only a talented player, but knowledgeable regarding music theory. Most importantly, he has the ability to teach and communicate concepts and and content in practical ways that are beneficial to the student.
He has been proactive, supportive and will go beyond time constraint in order to take advantage of the moment and accomplish the goal of each lesson.
So far, a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!
March 6, 2019
Wow wow wow. I had my first lesson with Christian, and he absolutely blew me away. Super talented musician. He has such a wealth of knowledge of the fretboard, musical theory, and different genres. I am into prog rock/metal and blues. I’ve never taken lessons before, and do not know scales or many chords, and christian identified exactly where to start off. He broke it down to a science and completely demystified the guitar. In small bite sized chunks we went for over two hours. It was a proper class with 1 on 1 personal attention. He is approachable with any question, and helps you understand the WHY of things, not just how to do something, which gives you such a stronger foundation to build off. I cannot wait for the next session.
While music theory is very challenging to learn, it is one of the most valuable tools to have in playing music. the theory i teach from guitar DIRECTLY transfers over to any instrument. And while some teachers just expect music theory to be taught and learned easily, i take a different approach. Starting with the basics of music theory, the musical alphabet, moving to simple staff and tabs, the things i teach all immediately follow into each other one after another. Simple sayings and funny acronyms I've found help students with things like the name of guitar strings and how to follow the sharps and flats of the musical alphabet. I take a hands on approach to theory instructed in a way that is easy to follow and fun to learn!
Hi, my name is Justin. I have been a musician for about twelve years now. My passion is teaching. I'm eager to continue passing my knowledge and skills on to my students. I'm looking for new students of all skill levels that want to proficiently advance in learning their passion as well . I've been teaching guitar for 5 years now and it's been extremely rewarding watching my students achieve their goals. I work with everyone, regardless of skill level, age, or disability. I'm an extremely patient person with a very calm demeanor that seemingly gets along with everyone. I will help you overcome any obstacles that you come across learning music. I take a great deal of pride in helping my students feel like they can learn and progress, and take pride in making my students become the best musician they can be! I have a very wide variet
y of genres that I study and will work with many styles of music and musicians. I'm also very proud to say that i am a studio experienced guitarist. The vast skill set of skills from a studio musician could be yours! Don't wait, book with me today and get your dreams under way!
My son is almost 9 and has been playing for about 2 years. His last teacher provided a solid foundation but Justin has taken lessons to the next level. He sets reasonable expectations but my son is more excited to practice every day because he feels challenged. So far so good. I would highly recommend.
January 17, 2018
Justin is awesome! My 8 year old daughter looks forward to his lessons every week. She has had 4 lessons so far and is progressing each week. He is extremely patient and communicates very well with her. We love that he is able to come to our home to teach. He is a great teacher and I would definitely recommend him.
July 7, 2017
Best guitar instructor in area. He is professional and patient. I recommend him to anyone.
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-Is the Owner and Founder of Taylor Academy of Music, a Music Lessons/Recording Studio in Central Florida -Has over 10 year’s experience teaching music/singing lessons -Triple majored in music at Belmont University (check in the education section for more details) -Created his own scientifically-based singing curriculum (that delivers vocal range, power, stamina, freedom, and artistry to all students) -Teaches pop, rock, classic rock, metal, country, musical theatre, southern gospel, CCM, and RnB -Uses his recording studio’s technology in lessons to improve student analysis of their instrument/progress *works as a great teaching tool and metric for students to improve -Delivers professional-grade studio recordings after completion of a song worked on in lessons (for students to share with their friends and family) -Is a pub
lished choral composer with Colla Voce; his choir music has sold over 10,000 copies
I will teach you how to read, analyze, and compose music. Investing in the knowledge of music theory will help you to understand the complexities of musical compositions. Learning music theory helps any musician gain a greater appreciation and knowledge of their craft.
Hi my name is Hailey! I love to sing and absolutely love sharing the gift of music with others. I began to sing and write songs when I was very young. As I got older I pursued my passion of music and have developed my voice and song writing abilities with the help of many amazing teachers. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in vocal performance, and have taken numerous courses in music including Vocal Pedagogy, Singing Diction, Vocal Literature, Music Theory, Music History, Song Writing, and Keyboard Harmony. If you would like to learn proper singing technique, while having fun expressing yourself, please contact me to help you!
Hailey is also a great great teacher, willing to pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses, highlight the strengths and then gently promote the weaknesses to help me be a better singer. Which is saying a tremendous amount, because my musical acumen/confidence/ability was a lot lower 2 months ago than it is now that I have worked with Hailey since then. Thanks!
August 23, 2019
Hailey has been the perfect piano teacher for our 10 year old daughter. She chooses songs, such as Disney music, that excite my daughter to learn, she establishes a structured practice schedule so my daughter makes practice part of her week, and most importantly she cares about her students and gets to know them as a person not just a piano student. My daughter looks forward to her piano lessons each week and we've seen great progress!
I had the privilege to work with Melissa when I was a student at Cornish College of the Arts. Melissa was always so dedica
ted and encouraging towards me and my musical goals. If I had a question she would be right there to help me solve it. Melissa's strongest suit in my opinion is her ability to compose music. She is extremely patient, passionate and detailed in her work. Thanks Melissa for everything!"
"Bill is an excellent teacher! He caters the lessons to what you want to learn and sure knows how to teach. I like that Bill was able to highlight my stren
gths while still challenging and bettering my weaknesses. Highly recommend lessons with him!"
"When looking for an instructor what is best to find is knowledge of the subject. When it comes to Mr. Newbold, he delivers; Whether it be current or past.
He has had outstanding experience with acclimating to every student's needs and learning style. He provides a great environment/atmosphere which is critical to learning. If his credentials don't speak enough, then his personal musical talent should."
"Heidi is Awesome
Heidi has done a great job with my daughter. She has learned a lot and with the tools and technique Heidi has shown her, she is getting
better everyday. Thank you so much!"
"Ms. Kuborssy sure does know her stuff when it comes to music! She's not only professional and talented but also a great teacher. She's very patient with b
eginners but also knows how to push those that really have the potential to do something great. If you have a chance, definitely study with Ms. K!!!"
"Marcelo is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I `ve been taking theory classes with him and it is great. He has a very good methodology and will
make everything very clear."
"Eric is an awesome teacher! Hes helping me get ready for my NYU audition for a masters program and so far he was able to teach me things I struggled learn
ing dor the longest time. Definitely would recommend him!"
"Music theory has always fascinated me but I could never quite get the hang of it. Zack explains things clearly and works thoroughly to make sure you under
stand each topic and how it works before moving on. I recommend him to all of my music friends, and if you're reading this I recommend him to you, too! You won't regret it, he's worth every penny."
"I had started taking some gigs with new bands but was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm s
o glad. He was clear and friendly and I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I continue to take lessons because I keep learning more great tips about performing and music theory! Kellen's awesome!"