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About Mary Frances K.

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Peachtree Corners, GA
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Reading music, basic music theory, correct posture and finger positions, fingering techniques and musical interpretation and expression. Use of method books primarily with some augmentation with supplemental materials. Opportunities for participation in MTNA festivals and studio recitals.

About Mary Frances
TIME AVAILABILITY:
My availability changes from time to time. I am generally teaching after 2:30PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. I follow the Gwinnett County School schedule. I will post all holidays and other conflicts in the calendar.

SUMMER 2016: I have some openings for the summer that I'm not releasing in the availability calendar. Some of these time slots are tentatively reserved for students that plan to take the summer off and return in the fall. Send time requests through the Ask a Question feature or through Take Lessons staff.

LOCATION:
Mary Frances teaches exclusively fro
m her home studio.

TEACHING OVERVIEW:
Mary Frances has been teaching voice since 1987. She works with youth and adults, beginner and advanced. She helps voice students develop a natural, healthy, beautiful sound, proper placement and projection of the voice for singing and speaking. Her goal is to help singers gain fulfillment and joy while improving their art. She believes music should be fun and rewarding.

VOICE STUDENTS of hers have won university placement and scholarships and have been accepted into Allstate Chorus for High School in Georgia.

She also teaches PIANO. She has taught piano for about 10 years. She studied piano privately for 10 years and had further study at Indiana University.

Students wishing to have any COMBINATION of piano, music theory, sight reading and/or vocal development can receive a program of study that meets their individual needs.

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:
Mary Frances has performed with the Southeastern Savoyards Light Opera Company, the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Studio, the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Marietta Theater in the Square, and Neighborhood Playhouse. She has sung title roles in Patience, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Other roles include Josephine in HMS Pinafore, the Princess in The Student Prince, and Connie in The 1940'™s Radio Hour.

She has performed many roles with Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) including Annina in The Saint of Bleecker Street, Bastienne in Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne, Nora in Vaughan Williams' Rider's to the Sea, and Gilda in Milton Granger'™s Talk Opera. She sang for many years in CCOC's school outreach program. She has sung many concerts for CCOC as well.

Mary Frances was a soloist in Handel's Messiah for Peachtree Presbyterian Church. She has worked as the soloist at The First Church of Christ Scientist in Roswell, Georgia and is ACTIVELY A SOLOIST at The Second Church of Christ Scientist in Sandy Springs, Georgia. She has occasionally directed the choir at Congregation Dor Tamid in Alpharetta, Georgia.

EDUCATION:
Mary Frances holds a bachelors degree from Indiana University School of Music in both Voice and Theater. Mary Frances continues her education as a long time student of Elizabeth Colson of Atlanta, Georgia. She has attended Brevard Music Center, The Georgia State Opera Workshop and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. While in Graz, Mary Frances was a finalist in the Meistersinger competition.

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LESSON LENGTH:
Voice students: 30 minutes for young students up to 5th grade. 45 minutes for young students in Middle School and some 5th graders. 45 or 60 minutes preferred for high school students and adults. Piano students: 30 minutes for most beginners of any age. 45 minutes for young intermediate level and adult students.

TEACHING STYLE AND CURRICULUM:
ALL: My teaching style is relaxed yet progressive. I use positive reinforcement to encourage progress with adults and children. Students are allowed to progress at their own pace which varies with age, coordination, processing speed and previous exposure to musical education.

PIANO: I prefer the Alfred'™s Basic Piano Library series for my piano students. I find that my students learn more music theory and music reading with this series. If the student has started lessons in a different series, I can work with that as well. I have a large music library that provides a wide selection of music in addition to the Alfred books. I expect most beginning students to learn basic music reading and theory in 3 to 6 months. They should also to be able to play simple tunes in that time. I am an active professional singer, so I have a large library of vocal material at my disposal.

VOICE: I begin my voice lessons with breathing techniques and vocal placement using widely accepted exercises coming from a large body of sources such as:
Vaccai, professional level vocal teachers, coaches and directors that I have worked with and learned from over the last 30 years, and the writings of highly acclaimed authors in the vocal field. I also have a wide selection of art song books, oratorio, musical theatre, and opera. My background is classical and musical theatre, but I believe all styles of singing need the basic skills of breathing and vocal placement. I strive to keep voices healthy as well as find each student's most beautiful sound. Most students will see progress in breath control, range, projection and diction in 3 to 6 months.

Repertoire is chosen on an individual basis depending both physical and musical ability. Younger students and beginners will be encouraged to not push their voices with material that is too difficult for their individual abilities because singing requires a certain amount of physical endurance. My goal is to find each student's natural sound without strain for whatever style he or she
sings.

Voice students are encouraged to bring a recording device to lessons to use for later practice and study.

STUDIO EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY:
Piano, Computer with Internet Access, Library of Music and Reference Materials (Sample Listing):Alfred's Basic Piano Library Books Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias, Medium High and Medium Low Voice; Schirmer Sing at First Sight; Alfred Basics of Singing by Jan Schmidt; Schirmer Many Soprano Collections of Arias, Oratorio, Sacred, and Art Songs from Schirmer Several Broadway Music Collections from Hal Leonard Discover Your Voice by Oren Brown Training the Speaking Voice by Virgil Anderson International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers by Wall Dynamics of the Singing Voice by Meribeth Bunch Classical Singer Magazine Subscription Journal of Singing, The Official Journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing,Inc.Subscription

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I am classically trained bel canto voice teacher, but I can work with broadway and pop styles. I teach sight singing for students pursuing auditions for All State Chorus and College entrance, etc. I use the Alfred Basic Piano Series for Piano students
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Mike Davis September 13, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Very knowledgable and patient teacher - recommended!
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Jennifer G. June 13, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Mary K Frances is a truly excellent teacher! My 14 yr. old daughter loved working with her. She possesses an impressive depth of talent, experience and a detailed understanding of the voice and vocal techniques. These qualities and a patient kind manner, enables her to teach any student at any level from beginner to seasoned professional. Anyone interested in improving their voice would be lucky to have her!
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Alizia S. March 1, 2016
· Singing · In studio
She was patient with me, completely sweet, and clear with her instructions.
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Mary Frances K.

Mary Frances K.

Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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$30 / 30-min

About Lucy K.

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Woodstock, GA

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About Lucy
Lucy K. is an active flutist and teacher in the Atlanta area. She is a member of the Symphony on the Square Orchestra, the Georgia Wind Symphony, SOTS Woodwind Quintet, Papageno Flute Quartet and The Flute Choir of Atlanta. Ms. K. has toured internationally with the International Flute Orchestra, recorded with the National Flute Choir, Flute Choir of Atlanta and the National Lydia Fellowship Worship Team. She has been selected to play in the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir. Ms. K. is currently a flute clinician at several local schools.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lucy we
lcomes students of all ages and levels to her studio. She believes that music is a gift from God and to be used for His glory. Because of this, her desire is to instill a love of music in each student and to help each one reach his or her full potential. Lucy provides a positive and encouraging environment to bring out the best in each student musically while taking into account their different learning styles. She also offers annual flute recitals to give students the opportunity to perform solos, as well as in duets, trios, quartets and a flute choir. Lessons are usually 30 minutes but 45 or 60 minutes lessons are available as well. Lucy teaches out of her home studio located in Woodstock, GA (North Atlanta).​

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stands, music, flutes, tuner, metronome, computer, piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
music, music stand, flute, metronome, tuner

*** Specialties ***
classical music
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Hannah P. February 9, 2017
· Flute · In studio
very nice and patient with my 11 yo daughter who is just starting on flute.
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Lil H. June 12, 2015
· Flute · In studio
My daughter has taken from Lucy for a couple of months on the recommendation of her middle and high school band directors. Her confidence and sound quality have greatly improved. Lucy is a patient and kind teacher, but pushes my daughter to do her bast.
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April S. June 11, 2015
· Flute · In studio
While our daughter has been taking private flute lessons for 5 years, she just started private lessons with Lucy this year. Her progress has been tremendous. Lucy has helped her improve her technique, sight reading, and overall playing quality. We highly recommend her.
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Lucy K.

Lucy K.

Woodstock, GA 30188
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$40 / 30-min

About Sharon C.

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Dawsonville, GA
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Piano lessons are a time of learning and making music fun!

About Sharon
I have been teaching piano since 1995.
Member of The National Federation of Music Teachers and GA Federation of Music Teachers
We perform in Festivals at Brenau University yearly
Recitals in the Fall and at Christmas
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Sharon C.

Sharon C.

Dawsonville, GA 30534
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Thomas J.

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Roswell, GA
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I am a multi instrumentalist and songwriter producer with a recording studio and would like to give back to students I have worked with BET's Sundays Best contestantants with Voice and written for Gospel and R&B Soul singers I can assist with the introduction to piano as well with voice and u can mix time as well I look forward to working with as many as gifted individuals as possible

About Thomas
Tommie was born April 7th 1979 in Chicago Illinois and is a record producer of Hip Hop R&B Soul. A self taught poet, writer, songwriter ,composer and multi- instrumentalist he is a brilliant songwriter that posses a broad and unique imagination in which he uses to create a world for his listeners.

“This comes from a unique ability to use sound as colors,” he states, "It’s not about complex chord progressions neither is it about how educated one may be in music. It’s about the composer actually feeling the sounds he or she uses to create a world for the listeners to come

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Tommie
has worked with:

Frank Mccomb
Maurice Griffen
Tj Brown
Javon Watson
Khari Lemuel
BET Sundays Best Contestants
Chicago Symphony Orchrstra
Samuel Williams Jazz Violinist
Johnny P
Do or Die (HipHop Group)
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Melissa P June 15, 2016
· Piano · In studio
My son just started taking lessons from Mr. Johnson. I can honestly say his teaching style is beneficial for my son. My son as ADD...and the piano calms and helps him stay focus. He has taken 5 classes and have gotten good reports from his school teacher he is a lot more calm...and progressing. If I had known sooner this would help my son, I would have started the lessons sooner, however I'm grateful to Mr. Johnson for his dedication and patience with my son. Great Piano Teacher
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MaryAnne Holister Songwrtiter/ Poet June 7, 2016
· Songwriting · In studio
I'm a poet...I can not Sing...but I have some interesting things to say. Thomas taught me how to structure my words to tell a story with as they flowing to waves of music. I'm writing better...and one day everyone will sway...and hummmm, to the beats and tones of my words flowing through the radio...

Thanks Thomas J
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Harvey Peters Peanuts Country Band June 7, 2016
· Piano · In studio
The school is nice! The setup is very inviting and makes you want to jam. I waked in and was blown away by the awesome art work and equipment. And man, this guy can really play the piano. As I listen to him play on my first day I thought, dude has to be I really want him to play on my album. I figure I'd learn, but maybe I'll just stick to singing. I play guitar, and thought piano would be good to add, I have learned some chords and scales...prob would learn more if I had the time. The only reason I didn't rate 5 is his availability....dude is awesome and getting on certain days is tough....hey when you are that good...what can you expect.
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Thomas J.

Roswell, GA 30076
(5)
starting at
$50 / 30-min

About Ryan A.

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Alpharetta, GA

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Fun. My goals are to make you better at your instrument and to help you have a good time. Learning an instrument is hard work, but it's better if you're having fun. My aim is to teach great musical fundamentals that apply across instruments and genres to make you well rounded, to give you the technical skills you need to perform well and to help you accomplish your goals.

About Ryan
Ryan graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with distinction; he then attended the Hollywood Musicians Institute, receiving a degree in Bass Performance from the Bass Institute of Technology.

Ryan’s credits include performances with Dove Award-winning artists Aaron Shust, Candi Pearson Shelton, Jonathan Shelton & Seth Condrey, vocalists Chris Cauley & Mathai from Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice, as well as working with Dove Award-winning engineer & Grammy-nominated producer Robert Venable and Grammy Award Winning producer Samuel Ash. 

Ryan currently works full time as a musician in th
e Atlanta area and teaches bass, guitar, and piano.
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Baker April 13, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Ryan is absolutely the best guitar teacher around! I had been playing on and off for a few years but when I started taking lessons with him is when my playing ability really took off. If you're looking for a teacher that can make you excited about music and make you a much better player, Ryan is the man!
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r. April 13, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Ryan is a great teacher! Professional & smart!
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Arul April 13, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Ryan is an excellent teacher and has a friendly attitude. He has a way with kids to get their interest and attention in getting them to learn.
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Ryan A.

Alpharetta, GA 30004
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$35 / 30-min

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