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About Brenda B.

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Franklin Lakes, NJ

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Whether you are just beginning or are looking to come back to the piano, together we can develop your skills so you can learn to read music and play piano!

About Brenda
Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.

I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and obtained my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!

I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different
teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

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Whether you want to play flute, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

*** Specialties ***
Young and beginner students.
Senior & Retired students
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Audition preparation
Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.)
Bel Canto technique.
Performance anxiety
Life coaching!

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato

**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**

**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**

***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available for students 18+ in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***
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Camilla April 30, 2019
· Singing · In home
Brenda is fabulous, she is skilled and a great teacher!!
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Xu Y. March 26, 2019
· Singing · In home
Brenda was very patient with my 5 year old even and tried many ways to motivate my daughter. At the end, my daughter wanted to have Brenda coming over to teach her every night!!!
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Jian L. December 30, 2018
· Flute · In studio
My daughter loves to have Brenda teaching the flute lesson and to feel very comfortable and enjoy to learn new skills. Brenda is extremely talented, knowledgeable, professional, and skillful. We are glad to have her teaching.
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About Sabrina P.

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Dallas, GA

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Learn Classical Piano or Video Game and Anime Music!

It is my goal to develop in each of my students a comprehensive understanding of music which enables them to play the piano with utmost enjoyment and musicality. Quality piano instruction is achieved through focused private lessons. Although an emphasis is placed on classical repertoire, the student's curriculum is always tailored to the student's interests and goals. I find encouragement is absolutely necessary but students must try their best. My teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed environment where students can feel like they can express themselves fully and learn much at the same time. Mastery at the piano is so much more than learning to press the right keys at the right time. Music is about expressing and sharing human emotions and feelings that are unspoken and is something we can all be touched by.

About Sabrina
I've been banging on the piano since I was 3, but piano became more structured when I turned 7 and I've loved piano so much since then! I've been classically trained in the US and then later in Italy so all together I have 17 years piano playing experience. My favorite genre is Modern Japanese Classical music (fancy name for anime and video game music). While studying abroad with my Maestro in Italy however, I was only allowed to play classical music so I became even more proficient in that musical genre.
I have been teaching Children and Adult students for 7 years. People aren't' intimidated when I'm around and I believe students benefit greatly when they are comfortable with the teacher and can feel natural around them. The teaching process is most successful when the students share their ideas, disagreements, goals; when th
ey are challenged and test their abilities.
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I am very laid back and love to laugh, but I do expect the students to be prepared and practice, this way they benefit the most from each teaching session. I believe students should be involved in their curriculum, so I encourage all to bring in pieces THEY WANT to play because this will make the learning process overall more fun and enjoyable. My trust is, if you practice regularly you can accomplish much in a short period of time. Whatever you put into learning piano, is what you will get out, whether great or small.
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- Modern Japanese Classical : Yoko Shimamura, Nobuo Uematsu ...
(Video Game and Anime)
- Classical : Joplin, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff ...
- Italian Technique Training
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Elizabeth Anderson June 26, 2019
· Classical Piano · Online
Sabrina is fabulous. I look forward to my lesson every week.
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Shervin April 17, 2019
· Piano · Online
Amazing teacher. Thank you very much Sabrina!
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Randy March 5, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
First piano lesson ever. Sabrina was very reassuring and tailors her teaching mythology to match my goals. Throughout the whole lesson I could not help but smile and feel excited for whats to come.
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Sabrina P.

Dallas, GA 30157
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About Randy D.

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Jasper, GA

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Experienced piano teacher of 12 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! My lessons are a custom fit for each individual. There is no ONE way that everyone learns, and that is why I take the time to create lesson plans that are tailored to each student. Obviously, there are basics that every students needs to know, but beyond that, your personal musical goals will be at the forefront of your lessons with me!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Room for music lessons, piano, and seating for parents.

*** Instructional Materials ***
I provide most instructional materials (worksheets, individualized lesson notes, etc.). I rarely use method books, but if a method book is desired, it will need to be provided by the student.

About Randy
I have been playing/writing music since 2002. I am a very passionate, positive, and fun person; and my love for music shows in my lessons. Music is more than a hobby to me; it is truly my life, and I love sharing it with others.

The very moment I learned to read music, I started creating music of my own. I enjoyed writing music so much that I decided (while in middle school!) that music was going to be my future, my career, my life! I learned to play guitar and piano and started touring around the South-East, performing and singing my songs for anyone and everyone. During this time I also started teaching private lessons in music stores, for music companies, and at my home studio. This is where I developed my love for sharing the joy of music with others!

As time went by, I obtained a bachelors degree in Music Education and
a masters degree in Music Composition; I taught music as an adjunct professor at Reinhardt University and became the music teacher at Tate Elementary School.

These days, I am a professional musician, making a living with live performances and private lessons. I have taught hundreds of private students, and I use the experience that I have gathered over the years to better teach my lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me will be fun and relaxed, yet engaging! I know that sometimes, the fundamentals of music are not always the most exciting things to learn about. So, I strive to make lessons entertaining and musical from the very beginning! I will have you playing songs ASAP. I know exactly what steps to take to have you playing like a pro in the fastest time possible. I want to set you up for success, and I will give you the supplies to succeed (and have fun while doing it!). My goal is to inspire my students so that they will want to practice as much as possible; simply because daily practice at home is the best way to unlock your true potential.

My lessons are a custom fit for each individual. There is no ONE way that everyone learns, and that is why I take the time to create lesson plans that are tailored to each student. Obviously, there are basics that every students needs to know, but beyond that, your personal musical goals will be at the forefront of your lessons with me! I have some students who love music theory, ones who enjoy improvisation (creating music on the fly), and others who simply love to sing songs while strumming guitar or playing the piano. Whatever your passion, I will help you reach your goals and hopefully inspire you to create additional musical goals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Room for music lessons, piano, amplifiers, and seating for parents.

*** Instructional Materials ***
I provide most instructional materials (worksheets, individualized lesson notes, etc.). I rarely use method books, but if a method book is desired, it will need to be provided by the student.

I expect my students to provide their own instrument: guitar and bass (piano provided for piano lessons).

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Folk, Country, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Improvisation, Lead/Soloing, Bluegrass, Rhythm
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Carlisle July 3, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Don’t expect an old fashion teacher with tedious lessons. Randy will have you playing your favorite music in no time! Having always yearned to play piano and have fun with it, I was never successful with instructional piano books or videos. It wasn't until I started taking lessons with Randy that I truly learned to play piano and love it! His vast knowledge of music and easy-going personality assists to create an eagerness to learn more. From the basics to the more complicated elements in piano, he moves at your own pace while also challenging you. Additionally, Randy’s lessons are catered to what you are interested in rather than just go-by-the book lessons. He even has taught me how to play by ear rather than always using sheet music! Randy is simply the best music teacher out there and his lessons are incomparable to others!
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Georgia July 2, 2019
· Piano · In home
Randy is an extremely nice and patient music teacher! He is a highly experienced music teacher. Over the years he has taught me how to play numerous genres of music on the piano including Disney, classical, and pop songs. In addition to this, Randy is currently teaching me how to read sheet music. He is great with catering to your needs. He makes learning how to play the piano fun!
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Carlton July 2, 2019
· Classical Piano · In home
I took piano and guitar lessons from Randy throughout high school and his method of teaching is outstanding. Not only did he teach me the basics of each instrument, I also learned about music theory and composition all at my own pace and in a relaxed environment. He does a fantastic job making sure everything he teaches is actually something you want to learn, not just mundane drills. Every lesson felt worthwhile.
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Jasper, GA 30143
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About LadySonya W.

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Atlanta, GA
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LadySonya Music Studio sessions are known around Atlanta as the epitome of non-traditional styled teaching. Lessons are tailored specifically to the student. If you're looking to learn classical tunes or just learn to play by ear, LadySonya will work with you to accomplish all set goals. She's worked with Grammy Award Winning Producer, Justice League to stars in the making. We're Atlanta's best kept secret, find out how.

About LadySonya
To whom much is given, much is expected this quote impeccably describes LadySonya, an extraordinary talent in the Music Industry with an aspiration to use her skills to chase her dreams while inspiring others as well. LadySonya currently instructs piano lessons to aspiring music producers/artists as well as major music producers & artists in the industry, LadySonya Music Studio, in Atlanta, Ga. Just after starting the company in March 2008, LadySonya has consulted with numerous celebrity producers/artist such as Fat Boi, Kyron Leslie, Justice League, and others who have worked on tracks from artists such as Usher, Travis Porter, Jody Breeze, Young Money, and more with the assistance of her networking skills and knowledge base structure of Music Theory. Nevertheless, it is her remarkable story of faith, dedication, and sacrifice that has g
enuinely defined the young professional, what lures many to her, and why she remotely continues to build her influential empire as a true business lady.

In 2007, LadySonya, a Georgia Peach native from Columbus, Georgia, and transfer student from Troy University to Georgia State University, began her life shift of miserably working 2-3 part-time jobs to prosper through college. In less than one year of living in Atlanta, LadySonya quit her part-time job as stock for Ross Department Store and decided to follow her dreams of being in the music industry. With no money saved, nothing but a Radio-Shack 76-key keyboard, and one year of college experience, she decided to start her own business of teaching piano lessons. She found a contracted job to teach at Tarang School of Music & Arts, Suwanee, Georgia, and began to make her infamous mark. LadySonya also found various online sites to assist with marketing her newly established company.
Many supporters on social media such as face book & twitter began to take notice of LadySonya's swift entrepreneurial progression and in May of 2009 LadySonya held her 1st annual Spring Recital for LadySonya Music Studio Company. The event inspired 75+ guests. Once the company began to bloom more she began to hold recitals twice a year, one in May and the other in December, filling the venue with up to 150+ guest per show. In 2011, LadySonya decided to take her name to the next level by writing her life story testimony of how she went through 7 part-times jobs in one year span along with almost giving up everything to move back to Columbus. During the summer months of 2011 LadySonya organized her very own Network (iNetworkDoYou) to help aspiring entrepreneur/music industry by encouraging them to gain valuable information to help them along the way.

Often mistaken for a fashion model, LadySonya is a celebrity piano instructor, with a lively girl next door attitude. However anyone views her, this young lady is establishing her brand as a music mogul, exercising her inner power to become highly successful.

It is dedication, drive, and determination that lead the role-model LadySonya to reach out to her numerous supporters and fans by creating an Annual Vision Board Extravaganza (2012) to empower others to reach follow their dreams, annually host two music recitals for the students to grow out of being shy musicians, create Lady University Movement to mentor young & older ladies desiring to be leaders, and assemble frequently as a motivational speaker and panelist as a entrepreneur inspirational expert.

Shut Up and Drive is the mental note that pushed LadySonya to the next level to be more than a piano teacher, but a business lady with ongoing dreams of being the next Oprah, with a diva attitude as Beyonce, and musician skills of Alicia Keys. She works day in and day out to build her empire of being a role model- I am LadySonya.

With strong family & spiritual backbone, LadySonya believes her ultimate purpose in life is to indeed inspire others to stay focused. Her alter-ego LadySonya is known to give you that extra boost of confidence and internal drive to set goals and achieve them. However you view LadySonya, as a musician, artist, entrepreneur, model or even social networker, know that she is on top of her business/brand and she's working hard to touch lives like never before with making her dreams come to reality.

Credits:

I started piano lessons at age 9.

Graduated from Shaw High School Honors in the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Served Vice-President of Tri-M Music Honor society my junior year and President my Senior year. I also was involved in the Gospel Choir, Advanced Chorus, and won 3rd Place in the Girls Trio.

Troy University Troy, Alabama Aug 2005- Dec 2006 Major:Music Industry I was involved in the Music Program. I studied Music Theory 1,2,3, Class Piano 1 and 2, Aural Skills (learning to hear music) Private Piano, Private Voice, Intro to Music Industry and Music History. I was involved in the Collegiate Choir, Gospel Choir which sung at Rosa Park funeral and museum.I was also a lead singer and also was involved in the Plays. I was also inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Society for freshmen whose GPA scored 3.5 or higher their first year of college.

Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia 2007- currently Music Management I am currently pursing my degree.

Past Musician Duties:

Serving as director and musician for Youth and Gospel Choirs.

Smith Grove A.M.E Church in Columbus,Georgia 2001-2005
Allen Temple A.M.E Church in Columbus, Georgia 2002-2002
Cools Springs Baptist Church in Pittsview. Alabama 2004-2005
Mount Bethal A.M.E Church in Cussetta,Georgia 2005-2006
Mount Gilead A.M.E Church in Fortson,Georgia 2002-2011

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What students can expect from the lesson is "learning".

I am a very relaxed, fun, and motivated teacher. I teach everything from classical to gospel to country to pop music. One thing you will find out from my lessons are you are "learning" rather than "memorizing". Lessons are structured to the students needs. I put my all into the lesson to the last minute or maybe run a minute over but at the end I know I've done my job!

I like to make it fun, so I encourage students to bring in music they would like to learn even if I have to simplify it a bit!

I also try to teach different tricks to learn the theory.

Call today... You will be glad you did!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Logic 9, M-Audio Midi Controller 88- key

*** Specialties ***
Read Sheet Music
Play by Ear (Music Theory)
Ear- training skills
Chord Progressions
Scales/Chords

Pop, R&B, Gospel, Classical, Country, Contemporary Neo-Soul...
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JT L. August 25, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Excellent energy and teaching pace!
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Nino S. July 21, 2016
· Classical Piano · In studio
She's amazing 👍
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Janelle July 5, 2016
· Piano · In studio
LadySonya is amazing!! I havent played the piano in probably over 10 years, and only played the piano by memorizing music, not truly learning. However, after just my first lesson with LadySonya, I was learning music theory and actually practiced a few songs playing by ear! I've learned more in this one session than I've learned after years of taking lessons. I cant wait to see how far I can go with this!
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Atlanta, GA 30324
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About Nicholas M.

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Piano Lessons may include the following...

+ Piano warm-up exercises
+ Technique and style development
+ Selected songs to practice
+ A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable pianists in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Piano and Vocal Song Books
Lesson Recording Device

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a selection of music books to read from, a piano keyboard if the student does not have one, and a lesson recording device. Students may provide any music they wish to work on.

About Nicholas
Nicholas M. is available to give voice and piano lessons in-home and in-studio.

What to expect in a voice lesson:

Vocal warm-ups
Technique and style development
Selected songs to practice
A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers and pianists in any style they desire.

Nicholas' Choral Experience:

Past Conductors:
Dr. Sharlene Archibeque, Dr. Amanda Quist, Lou De La Rosa, Daniel Hughes and Dr. Jeffrey Benson.

Past Choir Concert Tours:
Europe 2005 with De La Rosa and 2010 with Dr Quist.
"Star Wars in Concert" October 2009 (Sacramento and San Jose)
"€œAndrea Bocelli in Concert"€ November 2012 (San Jose)
"The Rolling Stones 50 and Counting Tour" May 2013 (Oakland and San Jose)

Other Productions:
Eric Whitacre€™s "Virtual Choir"€ (Beta, 1, 2, 3)

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice and Piano Lessons

+ Vocal and/or piano warm-up exercises
+ Technique and style development
+ Selected songs to practice
+ A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers and pianists in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Piano and Vocal Song Books
Lesson Recording Device

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a selection of music books to read from, a piano keyboard if the student does not have one, and a lesson recording device. Students may provide any music they wish to work on.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in singing and teaching Art Song and Opera/Concert Arias.
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ZHIBO Z. April 26, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Nicholas is a really patient teacher in the first class.
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Sheri S January 19, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Nick coached my daughter, Ann, through her South Bay Teen Idol Competition, in which she was a finalist. Ann was competing against singers with more years of experience, but the superior quality of Nick's instruction enabled her to be competitive.
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Nathan October 8, 2018
· Singing · In home
He is great with teaching
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About Joseph S.

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Marietta, GA

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With over 10 years of experience teaching music privately as well as in a classroom environment, Joseph is skilled at facilitating students with various learning styles and abilities. He is trained in classical piano and has achieved an ATCL degree in Piano from Trinity College, London.

About Joseph
Joseph has been passionate about music since the age of 8 when he started playing the piano in church, and ever since music has been a prominent part of his life. Since school, he was involved with bands where he played the piano, keyboards and developed his interest in song writing, production and sound designing. He has several published newspaper articles to his accolade. All of these experiences motivated and inspired him to seek a career in music. Joseph went on to complete his training in classical piano and achieved an ATCL degree (Trinity college London) in Piano.
Presently, Joseph has over 10 years of experience in teaching music privately as well as in a classroom environment. He has taught in two private IB schools as a ‘Music Teacher’ and 'Director of Music' where he taught elementary, middle and high school. He taught musi
cal analysis, performance and composition components. He offered lessons in piano and music technology as an after school activity. He has attended several workshops to ensure his personal growth as an educator and is also an accredited teacher for IGCSE Music (University of Cambridge).
His lessons are tailor-made with individual student(s) in mind. His method of teaching allows students to establish their personal learning goals and objectives. He selects a repertoire for students based on their skill level. He creates a curriculum which helps them achieve their goals whether it be learning to read music, playing by ear, or simply learning to play their favorite covers. He likes to start out with a basic curriculum and adjusts it according to how quickly the student absorbs, understands and applies the information.
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Keeca P. March 16, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson! Joseph was very in tune to my learning style and pushed without causing unease. He is encouraging, positive, and very motivating.
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Brad L. February 10, 2018
· Piano · In home
Perfect for what I was looking for.
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John January 28, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Joseph is very patient as a teacher. He approaches each student according to their ability/skill level. His lessons are structured well. He is very talented and he is an excellent pianist. Its very inspiring to just to hear him play the piano. Apart from classical music he also teaches Pop, Jazz, Rock etc. He's the best!!
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Joseph S.

Marietta, GA 30064
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About Stephanie H.

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Sanford, FL

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I have completed training in piano Pedagogy from Rollins College and have over 2 years of experience teaching piano to students from ages 4 years old to 17 years old. I am passionate about playing and teaching piano. I strive to structure each lesson according to the individual needs of each student and to help each student to get excited about what they are learning and playing.

About Stephanie
Music is my passion. Ever since I have started teaching, I have discovered that I love sharing that passion with others through teaching. I have an Associate in Arts in Music Education from Seminole State College and am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Rollins College where I will graduate Fall of 2019. I have received training on voice and piano performance and Pedagogy during my time there. I began teaching lessons in the fall of 2016 and started teaching from a studio in Sanford, Florida in January, 2017. I have fallen more in love with teaching since then and am looking to expand my own private studio.
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Ethan A. July 1, 2019
· Singing · In home
Very helpful and professional
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Marie May 13, 2019
· Piano · In home
Stephanie is a great instructor! She is very knowledgable, professional and patient with her students. She takes the extra time to ensure my son understands what she is teaching him. She is very flexible and communicates with me.

She provides a positive environment and I look forward to starting my other children with her as they get older.
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Hailey G. April 15, 2019
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I am a colleague of Stephanie. I am impressed with her work ethic and love and care for people. She is constantly striving to learn more and find a way to make the information she learns accessible to her students. I have watched her perform on multiple occasions. She is emotionally engaging and musically proficient. I would recommend her to any student looking to grow as a musician. She will not disappoint!
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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano students! All ages are welcome. Student's lessons are customized and catered to their unique goals. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I can't wait to hear from you!

About Emilee
I'm a student at Kennesaw State University. I've always had a passion for piano, and it's only grown as I've started teaching and sharing that love with others. I offer recitals at least once per semester, and National Piano Guild Auditions in the spring!

Taking lessons with me, you or your child will learn to read music, and play with excellent technique and artistry. Most importantly, I strive to inspire a love for music and piano. By playing games, and learning fun songs, students stay engaged with lessons and music making for years to come.

I teach out of my family's home close to Cartersville/Canton, as I currently live in student housing in Kennesaw. I teach online lessons from my desk! I'm so looking forward to meeting you, and helping you grow your passion for music!
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Dawn June 2, 2019
· Piano · In studio
We love Ms. Emilee! She has been teaching my boys since they were 5 (now 7 and 9) and we absolutely adore her! She is very knowledgeable, encouraging and extremely patient with my kids. Her love of piano has carried over onto all of her students.
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Emilee H.

White, GA 30184
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I went to Walnut Hill School, NEC and Bard College. My principal piano teacher was German Diez. I studio composition with Joan Tower. I am a classically trained pianist who has extensive professional experience in session work across many genres. I also play free jazz. I can also teach electronic music, synthesis and composition.
I have experience working with people of all ages and welcome anyone who wants to learn.

About Jil
HI! I love teaching and I have many different areas of expertise. I am happy to teach combined lessons- Ableton mixed with synthesis, piano and accordion? Whatever your needs are, I am happy to find a way to teach you what you need to learn!

I take time as a teacher to get to know my students and the way that they learn. Everyone is different. The most important aspect of having a teacher is being able to learn from them.

PIANO- I studied for a long time with German Diez. (his principal teacher was Claudio Arrau) I have found a way to integrate the piano technique I learned from him into an engaging process of learning the piano- this is NOT limited to classical music.

ABLETON- I have used Ableton as a DJ, to create live dance music, as a device to perform as a multi-instrumentalist. I have used it to score a theater piece whic
h was triggered in real time. I use it to record- from a compositional tool to feature length soundtracks.

ACCORDION- I have been playing accordion since 2005. What drew me to that instrument, as a pianist, was the portability and being able to crescendo on one note. If you play piano and are interested in this instrument, the crossover takes a couple of weeks but, the results are immediate. If this is your first instrument, you will have a BLAST learning it!

COMPOSITION- I am trained (via Bard College, Joan Tower) as a "classical composer". Meaning, I write the notes on the page. However, it is 2019 and there are many ways to write music. In my career as a composer, I dedicate my life to exploring all the ways that one can be defined as a composer. I am more than happy to share my experience with you as a mentor to your creations. I will never tell you what to write- I will offer suggestions and be a vehicle to help you realize your music. Sometimes it takes a support system to "find one's voice". I am especially sensitive to people who are shy and/or late bloomers.

SYNTHESIS- Did you just get a new synth and can't figure out how to get it to make a sound? :) I am here. As a musician- whether seasoned or not, if you don't understand the basics of synthesis you are literally missing out on a WHOLE sonic universe.
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Billy June 6, 2019
· Ableton · In studio
Jil Christensen is a superhuman who comes down to Earth on occasion to help us mere mortals become better musicians. Having pushed Ableton to its limits, she is able to troubleshoot almost any issue a budding producer/composer will come up with and has a seemingly endless bag of tricks to help the student explore different possibilities for a composition. At the same time, she is able to break down the most basic concepts to get the beginner started (I didn't know what an oscillator was at my first lesson, nor had I ever used Ableton or any other DAW). In addition to being an expert in Ableton, Jil has extensive knowledge of synthesizers and other equipment both for the studio and live music production. Jil also has an encyclopedic knowledge of modern compositional techniques and years of experience implementing them. She is sure to take your music production and composition skills to the next several levels. Highly recommended!
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