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Samantha G.

Lady Lake, FL

About Samantha

For eight years now, Samantha has combined her love of music with her passion of cultivating an understanding and affinity to music in others by maintaining a private voice and piano studio for all ages and levels. As a performer herself, Samantha understands what it is like to be a student. Therefore, she makes it a goal to create a warm and nurturing environment while simultaneously challenging and daring her students to reach beyond what they think is possible.

A current voice student wrote this about Samantha:

"I love taking lessons with Samantha! She really has a lot of patience and
works well with my voice. She doesn't give up on helping me reach notes, and makes me realize that I can do more with my voice than I would expect. She has developed my voice in the best way possible. I look forward to every lesson with her!"

In addition to teaching, Samantha maintains an active performance schedule as an opera singer. Described as being “silver-voiced,” soprano Samantha Geraci-Yee most recently “brought down the house” as Tuptim in The King and I with Central Florida Lyric Opera where she is a Resident Artist. Prior to her residency, she made her professional symphonic debut with Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). Ms. Geraci-Yee has also performed roles including Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), and Anne (A Little Night Music).

Samantha completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music and her Master of Music Degree from Temple University.

A Little More about Lessons with Samantha. . .
One of my strengths as a teacher is that I can easily cater and adjust to the needs of the student and their learning processes. I formulate my lesson plans according to the level, experience, and goals of the student. Each lesson is extremely personalized and highly individualized to maximize the potential success of the student during our time together.

Research has proven that performing music is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right portions of the brain simultaneously. Towards this end, my teaching places equal importance on developing a strong technique all while nurturing creative instincts.

All ages and levels are welcomed!
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Richard G. February 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
A fantastic teacher concerned with helping me be the best I can be.
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Justinne F. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Awesome

She's very patient and will help nurture and utilize your own individual voice and sound!
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YolandaF1 May 22, 2012
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Samantha is a very good teacher. She gave good suggestion on how to use your fingers correctly and how to read the notes.I highly recommend her to others who are beginners like me. She is also has angelic voice.Thanks Samantha for your patience.
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Samantha G.

Samantha G.

Lady Lake, FL 32159
(5)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Damien S.

Orlando, FL

About Damien

Orlando-based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and score writing has given Damien the experience and work ethic to share his musical knowledge and abilities with others. Producing 4 cds and appearing on countless others' cds and compilations; Damien can share not only his musical/theoretical talents, but his experience in producing, recording, writing, an
d performing live.

*** Lesson Details ***
Damien is a very patient and moderately, laid back teacher. He will teach what you want to learn, yet give you suggestions on other avenues to approach. Basics lead to complete knowledge of any subject. Starting from the beginning of what a student knows and moving forward step by step will only lead to perfection in their lessons. Having fun doing this, is the only way to keep a student focused and progressing. Enjoyment is the number one focus of Damien's lessons. If a student isn't enjoying and having fun with their lessons then they will not progress.
Damien teaches ages of 5-99. You are never too young or old to learn. Damien's main focus is guitar and music theory

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect the student to provide their own guitar (if necessary) and a notebook
I have private parking for my students, so they don't have to worry about parking, ever !
*** Specialties ***
I have been taught, on a college level, of classical, jazz, ethnic musics. I specialize in guitar, theory, composition.
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Cinthia D. January 30, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is an amazing teacher!! Knowledgeable and patient. He's the absolute best!!!!
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Shandelyn R. December 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
This teacher is very patient and helpful in everything regarding the guitar. He teaches quickly but the personal way the class is taught ensures this is anything but a hassle. Rather, he helps you overcome all concerns, whether or not you even know them, such that the speed of the class doesn't go to waste. I highly approve of and recommend this teacher.
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Vicki K. October 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I love my new instructor, Damien! So thankful for your approach!!!
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Damien S.

Damien S.

Orlando, FL 32801
(18)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Sharon O.

Maitland, FL

I provide recitals for students who want opportunities to perform

About Sharon

Sharon O. has a deep passion for music. She is a music educator and composer who believes music can empower you. After receiving her Bachelors of Music and Certificate of Music Therapy, she devoted more than 35 years training young musicians and using music as a source of healing with those in need. She has been a spiritual performer of both voice and piano and continues to be very committed to sharing the benefits of music with others.

Here are a few key points that describe her music ideology and piano teaching method and why it has proven to be successful:

People like to play music
that they know and can relate to and to share music with others. They enjoy playing familiar melodies. Over the past few years, she has written and arranged hundreds of songs that are playable and accessible – and has watched her students' motivation level increase in leaps and bounds! There is rarely a struggle to practice at home, because the students enjoy practicing so much!

No individual fits into one learning slot. Generally, students have a mixture of learning styles and needs and Ms. O. has developed a method which is flexible and tailor-made to every student's needs.

Each student collects their favorite songs to play and makes their own songbooks, their love of piano grows rapidly while they develop their music reading and technical skills. Ultimately,Ms. O. has seen that most students start to become more curious and willing to learn and venture into new music that they do not necessarily recognize as time goes on.

Ms. O. believes that every individual can feel successful at the piano and when they study with her they will enjoy themselves and become more creative human beings.

Regarding young children....It is never too early to instill the gift of music ….early learning sets the groundwork for how children will view music for the rest of their lives!

Lessons should always be fun and engaging .

Ms. O. loves sharing music with others and develops as very warm rapport from the onset!
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Grace January 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent teacher, perfect for small kids. My 6 years old loves her class
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Sheryl A. May 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great
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Amy C. January 3, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My eight year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Mrs. Sharon for several months and loves her so much. Sharon truly is very patient, creative and has each students best interest in mind when she is teaching. My daughter looks forward to each and every lesson and is given practice material for the home and she actually enjoys practicing. I give a lot of credit to Sharon for Her enthusiasm for continuing to uplift and build her confidence and love for music. She's learned a lot in such a short period of time. My daughters in love with learning music, playing the piano and discovering her talents and Sharon is definitely making a huge positive impact in ensuring her success in this area.
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Sharon O.

Maitland, FL 32751
(4)
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Natalie H.

Yalaha, FL

Musical Performance skills and overcoming stage fright are a must. My comfortable in- home studio setting is a great place to start.

About Natalie

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, at the age of 9, Natalie knew music was something that was just a part of who she was. Writing songs on the piano before lessons could be scheduled, Natalie found herself immersed in a medium that would bring her joy for the rest of her life.

By age 14 Natalie had won several trophies competing in Classical piano with the Illinois Music Association.

As an adult, she would go on to fill her life with the world of music as a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist.

Graduating from Elmhurst College (1997) with a Bachelor's in M
usic, Natalie received high accolades earning a membership in the Lambda Sigma Psi Music Honor Society.

During her college years, Natalie created and owned a local music publication called, "The Local Buzz". At this moment she had discovered her desire to teach. "I just wanted everyone I knew in music to know and use what I was learning, or had learned from the music classes, professionals I had been meeting and working with, and my overall music life experiences". By 1997, Natalie was signed to an independent label and embarked on a new adventure.

"Music is an adventure, but without the foundation and passion I had as a child, I would have never landed where I did. I truly LOVE to teach and share what I know about piano, and the world of music. Music is what I know, and know best. Helping to create a solid foundation and build confidence in someone embarking on a journey in music is the most rewarding profession I have ever had the honor of participating in."

*** Lesson Details ***
Natalie enjoys teaching students of any age, but specializes in piano, voice (beginner to intermediate) and beginning guitar, tailoring lessons to each individual's goals and reasons for learning whether it be for personal pleasure or professional performance.

Keeping things lighthearted and fun, Natalie breathes confidence into each student using her sense of humor, and down-to-earth personality.

Feeding off her 35 years of personal and professional experiences, Natalie patiently listens to the student's desires, needs and notates their learning patterns, allowing for growth at their own pace.

Natalie's goal is to Make Music Matter to you and create a foundation that will allow you to continue to find joy in making music for the rest of your life.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Designated music space in the living room with a Spinet piano, guitars and comfortable seating.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lessons, music, and laptop computer.
Now doing "portable lessons"! Don't have a piano?? I bring the piano/keyboard to you!

*** Specialties ***
Piano - Classical Style and Methods
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Celia B. February 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Natalie made my daughter's first lesson such an enjoyable experience. Can't wait for lesson #2!
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Rich LeBlanc January 17, 2016
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
I am an older student that has been predominantly self-taught, and wanted some assistance with my songwriting. What better teacher is there than one with than one that is signed, is proficient at music theory and teaches a number of instruments? Natalie has used a variety of resources to help move me forward.
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Michael P. December 8, 2015
Biology · Online
Verified Student
My son is very please about the first day with Nathalie, she is a good tutor
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Natalie H.

Natalie H.

Yalaha, FL 34797
(19)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Rosely P.

Clermont, FL

There will be opportunities each year for students to perform which will enhance their overall education. This helps to build confidence and character and also serves as a progress report for parents and students alike.

About Rosely

PIANO TEACHER/TUTOR BIO:

I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and emigrated with my family to the United States, moving to Brooklyn in 1962 at the age of 9. I began my piano training in Brazil at the age of 7 and continued my studies in New York. I speak three languages fluently - English, Portuguese and Spanish.

After graduating high school, at the age of 17, I attended Hunter College briefly while continuing with piano lessons and had operatic training with a voice coach associated with the New York Metropolitan Opera. At this time, I also became a member of the Harry Belafonte Group,
touring the tri-state area schools as a singer in a musical history presentation highlighting African influence on Brazilian music.

While continuing piano lessons at the Long Island Conservatory of Music, I found my passion for teaching while still a student. During my early teaching career, I apprenticed with the conservatory's director, master teacher, composer and author of educational books, Sidney J. Lawrence. While shaping my philosophy of teaching, Mr. Lawrence became my mentor and friend. I taught 3-4 year olds in preschool music pedagogy classes while also teaching piano in a career that spans more than 30 years of working with children and adults at all levels.

I am able to adapt my teaching style to my students' unique way of thinking and communicate musical concepts in a way they can understand. I believe in not only teaching how to play the piano, but also the "language of music." This provides students with a holistic understanding that encompasses theory, technique, sight reading, basic composition, and performance, all while sharing my personal joy of music.

I now live in Clermont, FL after relocating from Georgia where I taught piano while also working as a part-time substitute teacher for the Gwinnett County Public Schools and an academics tutor for K-12 levels.

I feel that my high expectations for students encourages them to reach for the best of themselves, achieve the highest standards and carry their musical training into their future lives.
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Kristin B. August 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is wonderful! Very patient. My son really likes her. She is very communicative when arranging anything for the lessons. Absolutely recommend!
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Justine L. May 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mrs. P is an amazing piano teacher, and great for any level of experience. I'm 20 years old and knew relatively nothing about the piano, but its already been a few weeks and I'm improving and having a lot of fun. She is super helpful beyond just the lessons as well, going as far as to message with students regularly to keep up with them, and discussing with them options for purchasing their own starting pianos and practicing on their own time.
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meghan R. April 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Rosely is a great piano teacher. My son loves to take lessons and is truly enjoying learning music. She has a great skill to make him feel comfortable and confident while learning new things.
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Rosely P.

Rosely P.

Clermont, FL 34715
(7)
starting at
$28 / 30-min

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