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Glenn W.

Henderson, NV

About Glenn

I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the house, in the yard, in the classroom. That is perhaps why I identify so well with the young people who gather so much enjoyment from "just singing" at every opportunity. I studied professionally for over 10 years with renown soprano and voice teacher Sylvia Jensen, who was instrumental in the enhancem
ent of my vocal knowledge and technique. She is now the Director of Education for the Miss Ohio pageants of the Miss America competitions, elevating many young ladies to the national spotlight. At age 14, I auditioned for, and was added to cast of a network television variety program, "The Gene Carroll Show", that was a television institution for over 30 years in the Midwest. I was a featured performer on that program for over 7 years, all the while perfecting the art of "playing to a camera." This experience was invaluable, and the knowledge I gathered is now included in my curriculum. I also began performing a solo act in the nightclub circuit at the age of 15, performing up and down the "north coast" from Cleveland, OH, (my home), to Erie. PA. At a very young age, I learned the difficult art of choosing musical material and pacing a show; also adapting to performing under a myriad of conditions with a vast array of musical accompaniment. After graduating college with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, I assembled my own band, and took to the road. That experience eventually brought the act to Las Vegas in 1982. Over the years my show has been a staple in major casino cabarets in Las Vegas, and all over Nevada. Since my first engagement at The Landmark Hotel in the early 1980's, I have literally been up and down the famed Las Vegas Strip many times over. The Desert Inn, The Dunes, The Stardust, The Maxim, The Tropicana, New York New York, Mandalay Bay, MGM, Bally's, The Flamingo, The Imperial Palace, The Four Queens, The Golden Nugget, The Fremont, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and a three year engagement at The Riviera. My show is truly comprised of musical variety; classics, show tunes, jazz, rock, blues, r&b, country. Even a presentation of "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera, that I perform in full costume. It is this ability to successfully deliver an extensive repertoire that I am enthusiastic about passing along to the next generation of entertainers.

I have been truly blessed in my career to have experienced so many highlights; too many to document. From winning an understudy roll in the Broadway Musical "Platinum" starring Hollywood actress Alexis Smith, to performing our National Anthem at events ranging from Major League Baseball to ESPN Boxing to receptions for major dignitaries, to recording 7 albums and a full-length video, to being asked to perform for Mr. Frank Sinatra at the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament, I have lived a full life on stage, learning and absorbing every bit of knowledge gathered along the way.
Now it is my desire to escalate my status as an educator to a more "one on one" experience; availing myself the opportunity to pass along that wealth of knowledge to individual students who aspire to enjoy the entertainment profession as I have, providing them with the skills needed to successfully compete. Or, should it be their choice not to pursue entertainment as a vocation, to gain a working understanding of all facets of their instrument so as to gain a better appreciation of music. Whatever the goal of the student, I feel that I am equipped to provide them with the tools needed to achieve that goal.

*** Lesson Details ***
Content of Sessions

Generally, the first 10-15 minutes of each lesson will be focused on vocal warm up and exercise. (For guitar students, we will review the previous
week's assignment). For Vocal Students, it is understood that the voice mechanism is made up of muscles, and as an athlete prepares for a sporting event, a singer must prepare to vocalize. It is at this time in our lesson when the student will develop good habits of voice maintenance, which will serve them well throughout their careers. The proper care and preservation of the vocal unit cannot be stressed enough, especially for pubescent and pre-pubescent students. Vocal chords in a developmental stage are most susceptible to damage, and because they are particularly sensitive, they must be handled with care. Our warm up regimen is designed to strengthen as well as preserve the singing voice.

I am not an advocate of getting too involved and "bogged down" in the technical aspects of singing, especially with the young students, and
especially early in our program. This is not to say that breath control, tonality, pitch, etc. are not vital to good singing, because these workings are ESSENTIAL, and their application will certainly be incorporated into our studies. Some instructors, on occasion, have a tendency to lose sight of the fact that much to do with singing happens "naturally", and too much focus on the "technical" can actually be inhibiting. This can alter a beautiful, natural tone into one that is unnatural and contrived.

I adhere to the philosophy that above all else, SINGERS WANT TO SING SONGS, and musicians-in-training want to play music. That is our focus, and all of our training is conceived with that objective in mind. All the technical knowledge and coaching serves no purpose without practical application. It is my belief that the most significant progress occurs when a vocalist is singing a song.

Nearly every element of instruction can be utilized in the performance of one song. This is why the majority of our session time will be spent "in song". For the very young student, we will concentrate our efforts with the students choices of favorite and familiar songs. The older students will undoubtedly have favorite songs, styles and artists. Special attention will be paid to the genre most enjoyed by the student, but diversity will be emphasized as well, and a variety of genres will be unpacked and explored. I believe that whatever a student's musical goals and aspirations, it is in their best interest to gain knowledge and insight in all facets of music, singing, and performance.

The most vital pre-requisite for any student is their enthusiasm. My ambition will be to harness that enthusiasm and channel it productively through stimulating instruction. Our sessions will be informative and educational, but always predicated upon "having fun with music".

I am proud to feature a curriculum that emphasizes the entertainment aspect of singing as well as the technical; created to benefit all ages and experience levels, from beginner to seasoned professional. After just weeks of my "Triple Threat Training" a student will begin to see astounding results: vocally, musically, and in the art of performance. I am excited to share my knowledge with you. Let's get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is equipped with a full vocal sound system with microphones that I utilize to teach the valuable art of mic technique. Young students enjoy using the mics and hearing themselves sing and perform. Since our lessons are predicated on enjoying the art of singing, this opportunity has proven invaluable. For the advanced performer, studying all aspects of amplification and what a singer should know about their stage sound is a part of our educational curriculum. My studio is furnished with the equipment that is essential to mastering that knowledge.
Since the practical aspect of my course is based on singing songs, I provide all the latest technology required to allow my students the opportunity to sing the songs of their choosing, with and without the lead vocal tracks. I feel that when students are singing their favorite songs, it offers me the greatest teaching opportunities. I make certain the every musical genre can be represented, and feel I have the knowledge and ability to guide the student is whatever their musical tastes. My studio is also equipped with piano (for vocal exercises), and guitars, which gives me opportunity to accompany my students when the musical moment is appropriate. Be assured that all the technology I need to fulfill the educational needs of my students is but a step away!!
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Nathan W. April 18, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Glenn is a great teacher. He's super insightful and has a really great way of articulating what you need to know to improve.
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Wayne C. April 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Giving me the boost I need looking forward to more lessons and discovering what my voice can do. Thank!
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Jeremy S. March 20, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I have been taking lessons from Glen for about 6 weeks now. He has a great style of teaching and is very enthusiastic. I have been able to incorporate singing with playing guitar and have made a great deal of progress already. I would recommend him without reservation for anyone who wants to improve their singing and/or guitar playing. I look forward to each lesson every week.
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Glenn W.

Glenn W.

Henderson, NV 89074
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Terri M.

Las Vegas, NV

About Terri

At age nine I began piano and clarinet lessons and continued my music studies throughout high school and into college. I played in numerous solo and ensemble festivals, honor bands, piano recitals, adjudicated piano and soloist competitions, scholarship competitions and numerous concerts. I learned at a very young age that enthusiasm and creativity expressed by my teachers played an integral role in my motivation to succeed. My experience playing in band, orchestra, ensembles and as a soloist, gives me an enhanced ability to convey lessons in harmony either played between hands or in duets/ens
embles.
Because I also have a strong background in ballet and ballroom dance, I utilize these talents to reinforce time signature and rhythm lessons. It's amazing to see how my students transfer the rhythm from their feet to their fingertips accurately. This method also helps them visualize and interpret the music in a more satisfying manner.
Music is the centrifugal force in my life which I joyfully extend to my family and students. I am the proud mother of four children who grew up in a musical home; three of them are proficient, award-winning pianists. My students are also award-winning competitors in the Lisa Fiorenza Junior Piano Competition, Las Vegas, NV.
I have enjoyed teaching piano students ranging in age from 3 to 80 years old. Let's Make A Joyful Noise Together!

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will be taught: Music Theory, Technique, Ear Training, Memorization and Performance Etiquette.
Methods used:
I utilize the Alfred's Piano Basic Library for beginner to intermediate students of elementary to adult age.
I utilize the Bastien Piano Basics for beginner students of preschool to early elementary age. Siblings are put in different methods to individualize their study.

After 3 to 6 months of study, beginner students who practice consistently and attend lessons consistently will be able to:
Identify and quantify notes: Quarter note, Half note, Whole note and Eighth notes
Count in three time signatures: 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 time
Read notes on the Grand Staff
Play in the positions of Middle C, C, G and F
Recognize sharps, flats and dynamic signs
Read music by note names and by melodic and harmonic intervals as well as ear recognition of these intervals.
Triads and Primary Chords may also be introduced in this time period

Students will be given the opportunity to showcase their progress in performance recitals twice a year and encouraged to share their new-found talent in other community venues, such as: school talent shows, local competitions and church ministries.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Formal Piano Parlor: 1943 Steinway & Sons grand piano with pedal extender foot stool for smaller students.

*** Specialties ***
Alfred's Basic Piano Library and Bastien Piano Basics Methods supplemented with Schaum, Hanon, and Alfred's Complete Scales, Arpeggios, Chords and Cadences and all genres of music from classical to contemporary.
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Christian C. March 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Terri is great! Very positive, encouraging and my son really likes her. She is a really good teacher and adapts to every student to bring out the best in them.
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Nicholas L. January 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My whole family loved Ms. Teri on the first day already.
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Amelia September 15, 2015
Piano · In home
My son is learning so much from Terri and she is a great teacher!! Any one interested in learning how to play the piano should definitely take lessons with Terri.
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Terri M.

Las Vegas, NV 89141
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$35 / 30-min
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Jee W.

Henderson, NV

About Jee

Jee W. maintains an exciting and diverse performing career as a concert pianist, composer, vocalist Mr. W. received his Master degree in music where he was a graduate teaching assistant in group piano, piano ensemble and dance accompanying for two years. He was a staff artist and adjudicator for a major piano company in Japan from 1995 - 1999 where he performed and gave workshops in Asia. He has worked with pianist George Winston, choreographer Karen Kaufmann, and R&B artist Brian McKnight. . His work with the disabled "A Step Forward" was featured in PBS in 2002. Mr. W. is a Nationally Cert
ified Teacher of Music (NCTM) and an adjudicator for Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). His soundtrack was featured in the Seattle International Film Festivals in August 2003.

Mr. W. has done various fund raising concerts for local food banks, World Vision and ASAP Ministries.

Mr. W. supports the Corazon de Vida Foundation literacy program; an organization that provides bilingual books and school supplies to thousands of orphans in Mexico. He has recently become the musical ambassador artist for ASAP. An organization that is committed to spreading the Gospel in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam

*** Lesson Details ***
Private piano lessons with teacher who is an adjudicator for piano competitions and festivals, now accepting students from beginning to advanced levels. My students have won state and national competitions. Piano students receive weekly 30, 45 or 60 minutes private lessons in repertoire, theory, ear training, sight reading and composition. Performance opportunities such as two recitals and numerous group lessons are planned throughout the year. I am bilingual English/Mandarin (Chinese)

Qualified students also participate in activities from the Nevada Music Teachers Association:
1. The Federation of Music Clubs
2. The Musicianship Examination
3. Piano Ensemble Festival
4. The Music Development Program

*** Studio Equipment ***
TG186 (6'1") Young Chang Grand Piano
Roland Digital PIano
A loaning library which has 2000 books

*** Specialties ***
Piano Performance
Early Childhood
College Preparation
Competition
RCM (Royal Schools of Music) Examination Program
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mark jackson May 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Clear, concise, supportive and looking to best move me forward
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Kaela E. July 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He's a very nice person and doesn't get mad at me when I make a mistake. He's an amazing piano teacher!
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Tatum E. July 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jee is very patient and kind. My granddaughters love to go to their lessons.
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Jee W.

Jee W.

Henderson, NV 89074
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Stephen D.

Las Vegas, NV

About Stephen

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance. I have performed professionally full time for 30 years in all styles of music. I have extensive experience in music computer software, electronic keyboards, sequencing, and audio editing.
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Diego S. December 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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Luna S. December 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I am learning fast
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Kory R. November 9, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Stephen has a lot of experience and is able to teach various music styles/genres, as well as music theory. He is patient and professional. Our son no longer dreads piano lessons!
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Stephen D.

Stephen D.

Las Vegas, NV 89118
(4)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Aaron G.

Henderson, NV

About Aaron

My goal is to spread the love of music and music theory to as many people as I can. I have been playing piano for the past 15 years and have had great teachers from whom I've learned great playing, composing, and teaching techniques. I have been playing guitar for 10 years as well. I'm in an alternative rock band, The Perks, based out of Las Vegas, and have experience composing and playing multiple instruments. I have a thorough understanding of music theory and hope to share what I know with my students. I'm a student at UNLV, I tutor autistic kids, and I love music.
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Sophia R. May 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Girls and we are happy with our teacher !thank you Aaron!
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Cindi F. March 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Aaron has a great rapport with my daughter. He also is very flexible with scheduling and last minute changes. His in-home studio is conducive to learning and is very welcoming.
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Kayla March 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
We all know how difficult 4 year olds can be when it comes to teaching them. Aaron has great patients with my 4 year old son and works hard every week to make sure he gains something from every lesson. In return, my son likes Aaron and is excited about his piano lessons every week.
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Aaron G.

Aaron G.

Henderson, NV 89012
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$25 / 30-min

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