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Heather L.

Saint Augustine, FL

About Heather

More important than my conservatory education and my experience as an educator and a performer is my passion for teaching music and acting and my undying belief that anyone can learn to be a musician
and an actor. I'm currently available to teach lessons in my own St. Augustine home studio, and online around the globe.

I'm a cum laude graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and a winner of its merit scholarship.
After performing with the New York and Royal Philharmonics, the New Jersey and Virginia Symphonies, the American Boy Choir and the internationally renowned opera star, Andrea Bocelli, studying opera and piano at Westminster Choir College and performance art and improvisational acting at East Carolina University in North Carolina, and appearing in shows and pageants across the east coast, I found my life's work in 2003 when I began teaching music.

I've successfully taught hundreds of different students since 2003, from 5-year-olds with special needs, to middle-aged professional opera singers, from a linguistics professor in Saudi Arabia, to a 65-year-old doctor of music. I've created and led a workshop about singing called, "The Whole Body Singer". I've written dozens of articles about music and music education for the blog at TakeLessons.com.

My extensive knowledge of the voice has encouraged and empowered hundreds of singers and prepared many of them to win competitions, pageants and auditions, as well as roles in operas and musicals.
Having both taught myself piano and received formal training at a conservatory has prepared me to teach almost anyone how to play.
The intensive training and education that I received at Westminster Choir College in songwriting, music theory and sight reading has benefited my students at every level.
My current work as singer and keyboardist in the acoustic rock duo, Timberwood, has strengthened my knowledge of a broad range of styles and genres. I have a strong commitment to continuing my education. That's why I recently (2014) studied songwriting online with the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

In the lessons that I teach, I'm flexible, positive and encouraging. While I want my students to have fun and love music, not dread it, I expect hard work and persistence. I am caring, patient, nurturing, and compassionate. In piano lessons, I usually allow the student to choose a piece with which to warm up and then move on to technique and repertoire. In voice lessons, I usually warm up the singer and discuss technique and sight singing before focusing on song choices. Joan Frey Boytim wrote a book for voice that I like to use, and I like the Estelle Liebling exercises for the more advanced singer. Hanon exercises are a big part of my piano curriculum, and I enjoy the Bastien and Alfred books for young and old. I have used completely random songs pulled out of a piano bench and a karaoke CD for kids. I will use almost anything I can get my hands on if it means effectively teaching music.
Acting lessons consist of exercises and games that apply learned concepts, and monologue and audition coaching. Parents are always welcome to observe lessons quietly.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an acoustic guitar to bring to voice lessons. I expect my piano students to have a piano, an organ or a keyboard.

***Home Studio Equipment***
In my home studio, my students will have access to an acoustic guitar, an electronic keyboard, an acoustic piano and PC audio recording.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching classical, pop and musical theater singing, classical and pop/rock/chordal style piano, and sightreading, including solfege syllables. I enjoy using Estelle Liebling as my voice method and Hanon for piano technique. I have coursework in jazz and pop theory and songwriting from Westminster Choir College. Teaching special needs individuals is also one of my specialties, and one that I highly enjoy. I have coursework in Meisner technique and experience in both theatre acting and musical theatre.
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Riley S. November 22, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My daughter very much enjoyed her lesson with Heather, and importantly, learned new things regarding singing. She cannot wait until her next lesson!
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Darren November 11, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I enjoyed my first lesson with Heather and look forward to more!
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Anne C. November 8, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Heather is very passionate about her teaching. She tells me about the various techniques to get my voice out. We had a great time together. She is positive and encouraging. I am confident I will improve my singing and breathing. It has been fun!
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Heather L.

Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Sarah Y.

Fleming Island, FL

About Sarah

Hi, there! My name is Sarah and I can't wait to meet you! I've been playing the piano since I turned four and thrive on sharing my passion for music with others. I'm an easy going and passionate perso
n and my teaching style is fun, creative, and understanding. I look forward to meeting you and having some fun with the keys!
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Marie P. September 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah is a very pleasant young woman and I felt welcome in her home.
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Cooper, R. September 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very patient with the kids.
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Gracie July 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sarah is patient with the kids! She is such a great teacher!
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Sarah Y.

Sarah Y.

Fleming Island, FL 32003
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$20 / 30-min
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Dennis F.

Saint Augustine, FL

About Dennis

Ever dreamed about playing the guitar? Let me help you turn your dream into reality. Whether it be rock, pop, blues, Spanish guitar, flamenco, etc, music theory or improvising skills you would like to
learn, I can help you learn at an accelerated pace and we will have fun along the way. Electric or Acoustic. All ages from 8 to adult, beginners through advanced, are welcome.

My Qualifications:
Musician's Institute Graduate (G.I.T. - Hollywood, CA.).
College level Music Theory courses.
Taken private guitar lessons for several years.
Have taught professionally for 20 years with students of all ages.
Full-time professional working musician / recording artist
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Chana August 3, 2016
Flamenco Guitar · Online
Mr. Dennis has been giving me lessons for 8+ years now! He has taught me a wide array of styles on the guitar, as well as music theory. He is extremely passionate about guitar, and I completely recommend him to anyone interested!!
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Dennis F.

Dennis F.

Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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$25 / 30-min
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Danielle E.

Saint Augustine, FL

About Danielle

Danielle Eva is a vocalist, songwriter, and music educator with over 20 years experience in many facets of the music industry. She received training in both classical and commercial vocal technique at
Duquesne University. Danielle is a past winner in the US Billie Holiday Competition, New York’s Jazzmobile, and the Monk Institute’s Jazz Aspen. Her international career has allowed her to perform in the top venues of New York, Washington DC, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Turkey and Cuba. Danielle has taught students of all ages and varying styles as well as directing both children's and adult choirs. She is now based in North East Florida and continues to establish her own voice in the music community through songwriting, performing, and recording. She specializes in teaching vocal technique as applied to pop, jazz, broadway, etc and in teaching a combined piano/voice introduction for very young students.
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Danielle E.

Danielle E.

Saint Augustine, FL 32095
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$30 / 30-min

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