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About Lisa A.

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Highland, MI

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I studied Classical Piano under Ruth Jones for 13 years and under Audrejean Heydenburg at Spring Arbor University for 2 years. I studied Voice under Tamara Whitley for 6 years and under Charles Livesay at Spring Arbor University for 2 years.I have been teaching Piano lessons for 10+ years and Voice lessons for nearly as long. I studied piano pedagogy and vocal music education at Spring Arbor University for 2 years. I then taught music at West Highland Christian Academy for K-12 students and Home School Band and Choir for upper elementary students. Along with teaching, I lead worship at Bend C
ity Church and has accompanied for several community plays and student scholarship events.

"I enjoy all kinds of music and really want to share my love of music with people of all ages. My goal is to get people excited to learn and expand their abilities through voice and piano and to prepare future performers and teachers as well."

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach all styles of voice including Classical, Italian, Jazz and Folk styles as well as Contemporary, Pop and Broadway. I incorporate the fundamentals into my everyday teaching style and help the student to grow in their technical ability through application in each song they study. I teach the student how to use their voice correctly as well as how to have good stage presence and performance ready ability.

I teach beginner piano students from age 5 through method books as well as more advanced students in either Classical styles or Contemporary styles. Some students have the desire to be concert pianists or to teach piano themselves, others just wish to play with a band or play songs which they can sing to. Both styles are valuable skills to learn. I will discuss with the student which direction they would like to go and decide together what the student would like to learn.

You will receive a copy of my studio policy at your first lesson. You will be required to read over and sign this policy before lessons are to continue.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My home studio is in my apartment in a comfortable living room setting. Parents are welcome to wait and listen to the lesson or drop the student off.

*** Specialties ***
Classically trained Piano, Specialize currently in improvising with chord charts or lead sheets. Worship Music.

Voice lessons rely heavily on Broadway, and Show Tunes, but also include Classical, Italian, Latin, Folk Tunes, Classic Rock, Groups, Performance.
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Laura March 29, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Lisa has been a wonderful piano teacher for my 7 year old, developing in her a real love of music. Lisa makes playing the piano so much fun that my daughter doesn't even realize how much she's learned!
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Mrs. Williams September 19, 2016
· Piano · In home
So far so good! My daughter enjoys her lessons with Lisa. Lisa is punctual and patient. We are looking forward to a long term relationship and hopefully my 7 year old will master the art of piano!
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Siying July 12, 2016
· Piano · In home
Lisa is very good
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Lisa A.

Lisa A.

Highland, MI 48357
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$24 / 30-min

About Barbara C.

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East Lansing, MI
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An experienced piano & voice teacher who has taught hundreds of students in the Lansing/East Lansing area . Ages range from five to adult. I've coached voice students for auditions in school/community musicals. I've coached piano students for music performances in recitals and solo & ensemble festivals. I am also a Registered Music Therapist who has taught simplified piano lessons to students with special cognitive and physical needs. I have taught in students' homes, in my own home and at music stores. I received both a bachelor's and master's degree in music from Michigan State Universi
ty. I am caring, loving and motivating toward my students. I communicate well with people at all levels. I modify music teaching methods to meet each student's level of learning.

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I expect my students to practice daily, bring completed homework assignments in music theory to each lesson, listen carefully and attentively to my instructions, try new techniques, ask questions, and be consistent in attending their lessons each week. I use the Alfred piano methods for children, older learners and adults, along with the Schaum Keynote Speller (Primer and Level One) for beginning piano students. If students are interested in branching off into classical music repertoire, I concentrate on musical selections that they choose from various classical composers. If they are interested in more easy-going, popular music/broadway musical selections, then we concentrate on selections that they choose.
For voice students, I use the Estelle Liebling Vocal Course for vocal technique skills; and I allow them to choose songs that they are interested in learning, whether it be popular music, broadway songs, church music, or more formal styles of music. After 3-6 months, the piano students will have learned all the basic skills in reading music, developed finger coordination and sight-reading skills, and advance to a higher level of piano performance. Voice students will have learned all the vocal techniques, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, music theory related to reading music, expressive music techniques, and performance techniques.

*** Studio Equipment ***
stand up piano in living room seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
Alfred Piano Courses (Children & Adult), Estelle Liebling Vocal Course,
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Antonia D. February 4, 2017
· Piano · In home
Barbara was really great, friendly and understanding of the needs and interests of my daughter. A very good match.
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Nikki D. November 18, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher!!
we really appreciate her :-)
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Susan October 24, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Barb is wonderful and kind. An excellent voice teacher for a beginner!
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Barbara C.

Barbara C.

East Lansing, MI 48823
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$22 / 30-min

About Michele R.

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Walled Lake, MI
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I have been teaching strings, piano, harp and drums since 1999. Many of my students have studied with me for years and developed a lifelong love of music. Some have gone on to be professionals.

I have been tutoring music therapy students as well as teaching music composition for seven years.

I strive to help students achieve their musical goals however I can, but I do not tolerate laziness or half-hearted attempts.

Music can be a tool and thus, summers are dedicated to fun, composition and learning to record.
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Michele R.

Michele R.

Walled Lake, MI 48390
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$25 / 30-min

About Reeves G.

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Highland, MI
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Hi, i am a professional musician that is very passionate about teaching and helping people learn a new instrument or develope as a musician. I have been a performing musician for the past few years gigging locally and at churches. I am currently a student at the Detroit Institute of Music Education.
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Reeves G.

Reeves G.

Highland, MI 48357
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$15 / 30-min

About Francisco B.

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South Lyon, MI

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I believe in creating a relaxed and supportive learning environment. I have the training and the experience to teach from beginners to advanced students.
My lessons are both instructional and fun, so you'll enjoy learning how to improve your singing or your songwriting.
I can also teach you how to read music.
My approach as a vocal coach is to tailor the lesson to the specific needs and goals of each student.

Top Reasons to Study with Frank:

- I'm a vocal pedagogy expert. I know how the human voice works.
-Earned a master of Music from University of Michigan
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nts include actors and musicians, wanting to improve their vocal technique.
- Experienced in coaching new talents.
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* Voice * Songwriting * Music Business * Performing Skills * Artist Development * Audition Preparation
* Coaching in diction in French, Italian, German, English and Spanish.
* In home lessons
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Francisco B.

Francisco B.

South Lyon, MI 48178
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$25 / 30-min

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