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About Lucian W.

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Miami, FL

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- repertoire
- breath control
- solfege
- increasing throat space by lowering the larynx
- developing controlled muscular adduction in the vocal tract
- developing more effortless projection through tonal focus
- phrasing
- understanding and hearing the difference between basic vowel categories.

About Lucian
Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orchestra leader.
Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through pr
actice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure.
He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.

*** Lesson Details ***
I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context.
My own curriculum is supplemented by the following:
Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method
Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course
Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method

*** Studio Equipment ***
Hardman baby grand acoustic piano
OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard
Crate TX50D guitar amplifer

*** Specialties ***
- Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel.
- I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz.
- With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
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Carol January 17, 2019
· Guitar · In home
First lesson so far and took in just enough info so as to not be overloaded but enough to practice st home and keep interested. He was patient as I'm a true beginner.
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Salvatore D. April 5, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In home
Has a lot of experience and knowledge, and puts in the effort to show it.
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Nathaniel S. March 19, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Great teacher, very knowledgeable of theory and can help you better understand your instrument and music in general. Highly recommended.
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About Cindy H.

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Brooklyn, NY
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With over 10 years of teaching and performance experience, I can help you reach your goals. My teaching is very much influenced by my certification in Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method. It is a body-based method of vocal training which is based upon voice science and medicine, traditional classical training, and various bodywork approaches. If you're struggling in a particular area of your voice, I can help you work through those issues.

About Cindy
Regardless of where your musical interests lie, I can help you improve your skills! Growing up, I fell in love with playing and singing all styles of music! I've delved into classical, jazz, R&B, soul, gospel, reggae, soca, pop and musical theater, and I can teach you how to apply proper technique to the genre(s) of your choice!

If you're looking to become a better singer, we will focus on finding the beauty and power in your voice in a healthy manner. Vocal health is an important component of everything I teach, and I work to eliminate strain and vocal fatigue. We will work on balancing your vocal registers to give you control over the troublesome middle range. With a healthy foundation in place, we will fine tune your skills by addressing pitch accuracy, vocal control, phrasing, dynamics, expression and microphone technique.

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ou're interested in playing piano, you will learn how to read music and/or play by ear. You'll learn scales, chords, arpeggios, sight-reading, and basic music theory. For singers who are interested in piano, I've developed a great technique to teach you how to accompany yourself.

For songwriters, I can help you write stronger lyrics and set them to music appropriately.

In general, I'm pretty upbeat and fun. However, I expect you to practice. When you practice, you hear and feel the difference and everyone's happy! If you don't practice, you'll remain in the same place, and it's frustrating for everyone. :( Please, please, please practice! :)

My degree in music education and wide range of experience allows me to accommodate different learning styles. I have a knack for breaking down seemingly difficult or mysterious concepts in a way that's easy to understand. I also understand the demands of being a full time musician, and can offer advice to students who are interested in going that route.

I would love to help you enhance your enjoyment of music by making it fun and easy for you to learn!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano
Yamaha keyboard
Music Stand
Full length mirror
Library of great music
Music theory workbooks
Manuscript paper

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Jazz, R&B, Musical Theater, Gospel, Pop
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Gloria W. May 10, 2019
· Piano · In home
I am excited about my teacher and my lesson. Cindy was not only patient but she explained things to me so simply. I found it quicker and easier to understand because of the way she explained things to me than when I have had explanations by my last two teachers. She is cheerful, friendly and has a beautiful spirit.
I am also very happy her location is convenient and not far from my home. THANK YOU!!
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Anastasia April 19, 2019
· Jazz Voice · In studio
Great experience! Thank you Cindy!
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Michelle C. February 17, 2019
· Gospel Singing · In home
She is a good teacher
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About Cara Isadora M.

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Norfolk, VA

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I started singing opera with Va Opera when I was a young girl and private operatic training at 13 from the Governor's School for the Arts. I have sung leading roles and solos in several productions including operas and musical theatre. Let’s have fun!

About Cara Isadora
Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, and supportive atmosphere; students will improve their breath control and support, projection, phrase length, range, intonation, quality, comfort, stage performance and presentation skills, as well as other technical and stylistic aspects. I am currently available to teach lessons at my studio and online. Let’s have fun!

My credentials and affiliations include a Bachelor's in Vocal Music from Lamar University, Hurrah Players, Governor's School for the Arts, Opera Breve, and VA Opera. I specialize in opera and musical theater. I also record and p
erform pop, rock, R&B, and jazz. Trained by some of the best artists and teachers in Virginia and Texas, I have gained extensive knowledge in vocal pedagogy that has allowed me to become versed in numerous styles and crossover genres. Contact me and we can discuss in more detail want you are looking for in a voice teacher, your vocal goals and experiences, as well as availability and location details. Do not miss the opportunity to work with someone who is really dedicated to nurturing voices and serving art in a down to earth way and will get you where you want to go fast. Let’s get started! It’s gonna be great!
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Rodney J. June 5, 2018
· Singing · In home
She took me to my weaknesses. Information on voice exercises. Mimic sounds of emotion to enhance vocal range. Overall, great instruction!
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Ashley March 13, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
I love taking lessons with Ms. Cara! She is very patient and kind, and I greatly appreciate that in a teacher!!
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lauren October 19, 2017
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Really great teacher and very sweet!
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About Micah C.

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Jacksonville, AR

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I am currently teaching vocal music in North Little Rock School District. Lessons will include breathing technique and vocal fundamentals. We will pace lessons based on goals set at the beginning of your first lesson and continue creating more goals as you develop as a musician. I am willing to teach various genres of music. Cannot wait to know you and help you find your voice!

About Micah
I have been teaching music and tutoring for a few years now!

I enjoy music so much! I received my degree from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. I am also a member of the worship band at my church.

One thing that I enjoy the most, as a teacher, is seeing growth and seeing students get that “aha” moment. The most amazing thing about teaching is being able to see the joy in students as they perform. They get to be themselves. Playing an instrument or singing is raw, vulnerable and takes a lot of hard work.

Being a musician is worth it. You get to be able to express yourself in ways impossible otherwise.

Please let me help you along your journey to become the musician you dream to be.

I also mentor/ tutor students at the middle school level in the four core subjects: Math, Science, English and History. I really enjoy w
orking one on one making sure that my students are setting goals and really understanding the material they should be studying.

I would love to teach music and do a little bit of math if you would like that for your child. I can also teach English while we play instruments or sing.

Please let me know if you have any questions! Cannot wait to meet you!
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Saakshiyah K. July 31, 2019
· Piano · Online
She was caring and good. She is a good teacher.
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Josie February 21, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
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About Jennifer C.

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Are you looking for a qualified teacher who’s available to provide tailored lessons for your needs? I’m a voice instructor offering personalized lessons and instructive services to students in the Austin area (including San Marcos, Kyle, and Buda) and online. I love what I do and have been teaching people of all ages and experience levels since 2011, always maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential.

My goal as a voice teacher is to create a safe space for learning without judgment, a place to challenge the singer while being cheered on the entire way.

About Jennifer
Hello!

As a singer and performer of different genres and styles, I know how important it is to find a teacher who can help you understand just how singing works, giving you the freedom to sing whatever your heart desires!

I've studied voice for fourteen years, including two years of vocal pedagogy (the study of how to teach vocal technique). My students have gone on to place high in competitions, including three students who made first chair at the state level in the Texas All-State Choir auditions. I'm happy to see growth in every student, and it's not limited to competitions. Students can expect to see growth in their voice after the first lesson, which covers the foundations of singing technique.

In my lessons, I help you uncover the mystery of the voice so that you are prepared for whatever you'd like to improve: breath, posture,
placement, range, and performance practices. My knowledge is based in classical technique, which is backed by centuries of old-school teachings, and modern scientific discoveries, using exercises and information that are useful and skill-building. Every singer is unique, so it's my job to help you discover what works for you.

My goal is to create a fun and safe space for learning without judgment, a place to challenge the singer while being cheered on the entire way.
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SM Tang April 6, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jennifer is such a nice and patient teacher. I enjoy her lessons. Thank you for your help!!
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Mary April 4, 2019
· Vocal Training · Online
Jennifer saw where I was, listened to my concerns about my vocal progress and really took the time and care to help me reach my goals vocally and instructing in a way that felt intuitive to me. I was completely comfortable and trusted her methods because they work! So happy with our work together Jennifer!
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Lillian April 4, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jennifer is an amazing teacher. Because of her, I feel more confident when I sing. I noticed an improvement in my tone and breathing. She also helped increase my vocal range! Her teaching style made me feel comfortable right from the start.
I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a voice teacher.

Thank you, Jennifer, for helping me find my voice!
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About Michael O.

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Long Beach, CA
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I view our voice as the most powerful tool we have. From speaking to singing, our voice is what connects us with those around us. I take a holistic, dynamic, and singer-specific approach that is well grounded in the enduring bel canto technique to enable singers to access the full palette of expressive capabilities in their individual instrument. Whether you are looking to be on Broadway, sing at the Met, improve the clarity and presence of your speaking voice, or just want to sound better in the shower, I can help you access the beauty and power within your own voice, As you learn the many tools professional vocalists use, you will be free to sing in any style at any venue with confidence, and will have a blast doing it!

About Michael
I am a baritone who loves all vocal music from Pop to Musical Theatre to Opera. I have sung all over the U.S. and Europe in Musicals and Operas, and I love sharing my joy of singing with my students.

I have experience teaching classical, musical theatre, pop, worship, and country styles, and love helping students to gain the facility, strength, and artistry inherent in your own voice. I have no interest in making you sound like anything other than yourself--healthfully!

I hold a Master of Music degree in classical voice performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Opera Performance - Honors from Northwestern University.
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Jessie June 25, 2019
· Classical Voice · In studio
Michael is an amazing teacher. He understands the voice & is a wonderful technician. His knowledge of classical, musical theatre and contemporary repertoire is infinite! He has taught me to be not only a singer, but an artist. He is so encouraging and positive- always inspiring me to sing my best!
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Bri June 24, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Michael is a fantastic teacher. He is patient and knowledgeable. He clearly describes concepts and technique with a friendly tone, and goes above and beyond in his explanations. I would highly recommend him to anyone of any skill level.
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Jasper K. June 17, 2019
· Classical Voice · In studio
Michael is a great teacher. His lessons are always fun and its such a motivating experience. He's very knowledgeable in music, helpful, and he's gonna help you find your own voice and improve every aspect of it. Highly recommended
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About Benedetta O.

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Saint Louis, MO
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Hi, my name is Benedetta and I am an Italian Opera Singer now based in USA. I always loved music from an early age and I began performing at the age of 14 and continued my education at the Conservatory of Music and Philharmonic Academy in my country. I have a bachelor degree and a master in voice. From the age of 14 till 18 I performed in Broadway shows and then I approached the operatic world. Now I'm a professional opera singer, working all over the world and teaching at the same. In my lessons, you can expect to learn breathing technique, to develop your voice range, to focus on expression and interpretation. I can teach pop music, broadway as opera. I look forward to getting to know you as a student and learning about your specific goals, interests, and learning style. Book a lesson now and get connected right away!

About Benedetta
Hi, my name is Benedetta and I am an Italian Opera Singer now based in USA. I always loved music from an early age and I began performing at the age of 14 and continued my education at the Conservatory of Music and Philharmonic Academy in my country. I have a bachelor degree and a master in voice. From the age of 14 till 18 I performed in Broadway shows and then I approached the operatic world. Now I'm a professional opera singer, working all over the world and teaching at the same. In my lessons, you can expect to learn breathing technique, to develop your voice range, to focus on expression and interpretation. I can teach pop music, broadway as opera. I look forward to getting to know you as a student and learning about your specific goals, interests, and learning style. Book a lesson now and get connected right away!

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essons: I was Chair of the Department of Italian Language and Literature at Alexander&Buono International Academy from Sept. 2014 till Sept. 2016, teaching young singers Italian Diction and Literature connected to Opera.
I teach private students since 2016, beginners and advanced levels. I worked with different kind of students: beginners that only wanted to learn basic conversations so to be able to speak while in Italy for the summer, moms that want to learn Italian diction so to be able to read Italian books and to sing Italian songs to their kids, beginners with deep interest in Italian grammar and comprehension.
Feel free to contact me with your requests and we'll organize a plan of studies adequate to your requests.
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Heather S. June 25, 2019
· Opera Voice · In studio
I've had 5 lessons with Benedetta and she is fantastic. She focuses on technique which is so important for singers to master. I made progress after my first lesson and each week she teaches me something new. I highly recommend her and if you want results, she'll help you get to the level you want to achieve!
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About CHRISTINA J H.

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I have been singing professionally for 20 years. My areas of proficiency are classical, opera, some musical theater and some pop. I taught in public school for 15 years and many of my students have gone on to have professional careers in opera and broadway. I believe in hard work and the ability to excel with dedication and time. Many people can sing with good technique!

About CHRISTINA J
I am a vocalist with a background in classical and opera. I am a graduate of both L.I.U C.W. Post and New England Conservatory's Opera programs, where I acquired my Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Master's degree in Music. I have had many performances with Long Island Lyric Opera, DiCapo Opera Theater in NYC as well as the Boston Symphony. Aside from my experience as a performer, I have taught voice and beginner piano privately for the past 22 years. I work as a public school music teacher and have for the past 15 years in NY and the last 10 years I have served as the choir director in the district's high school. I have conducted well over 40 concerts; some of which were performances at Carnegie Hall, Trinity Church, The Cathedral of the Incarnation and even the White House! My students have performed for many different audiences including g
overnment officials and dignitaries. Many of my private and public school students have gone on to pursue careers in opera and on broadway. I know with my background as a performer and my teaching abilities, I am able to achieve results so long as you are able to put the work in!
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About Michael G.

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Greetings! My name is Michael Gray and I am a traveling opera singer and doctoral student at the University of South Carolina in Vocal Performance. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, I promise I will help you develop your voice in a healthy way that best suits your goals as a vocalist. I have been teaching in private studios, college classrooms, and more for over a decade. I've worked with students who simply want to sing at home for leisure and those who wish to perform in front of large crowds. All lessons generally go something like this...

1. Warmups (scales, vowel exercises, even a bit of yoga to engage the body)

2. Technique building (focusing on breathing, laryngeal position, resonance)

3. Application (applying the sensations of the technique building to a song)

4. Performing (once we've worked a bit, it's time to let go and sing!)

If this process sounds like something you would enjoy and would benefit you, I promise to be a patient and devoted instructor

About Michael
Most recently, Michael performed as Don José in La Tragédie de Carmen and Merlin in Camelot with Charlottesville Opera (VA),Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with the Florence Symphony Orchestra (SC), and Hyllus in Handel’s Hercules with Oratorio Society of Richmond (VA). In 2018, Michael was the recipient of Opera Susquehanna’s Professional Fellowship Award. He appeared as Rinucccio in Christopher Newport University‘s production of Gianni Schicchi (VA), The Evangelist in Pickens Concert Choir production of Weihnachtsoratorium (SC), and a soloist in The Reston Chorale‘s Messiah outside of Washington D.C. In 2018, he premiered the role of Giralamo in Capitol Opera Richmond‘s and Firehouse Theater‘s production of To Damascus, supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and nominated
for an Artsie Award (VA). Michael performed as Tamino in an abridged version of Die Zauberflöte with Capitol Opera Richmond, and The Sailor in the company’s production of Dido and Aeneas (VA). Michael’s performance as The Sailor was highlighted in full on NPR, Richmond. During the summer of 2018, Michael appeared as Don Curzio in Charlottesville Opera’s production of Le nozze di Figaro, and the Steward in the company’s productions of Into the Woods (VA).

During the 2016 – 2017 season, Michael performed as Monsieur Vogelsang and The Sailor as a Professional Artist in Tidewater Opera‘s productions of The Impresario and Dido and Aeneas (VA), the role of The Tyger in the world premiere of Stranger From Paradise with Opera Omaha in partnership with the Great Plains Theater Conference (NE), the role of Beppe in Pagliacci as a Guest Artist with Opera Southwest (NM), fulfilled duties as the understudy of Ferrando in Opera Omaha’s production of Cosi fan tutte (NE), covered the role of Argirio as an Apprentice Artist in Opera Southwest’s production of Tancredi (NM), and appeared as El Remendado in Quisisana Resort‘s production of Carmen (ME).

Frequently hired as a soloist, Michael has performed with various ensembles and venues including: The Reston Chorale (Washington D.C, VA.), The Italian Embassy (Washington D.C.), Pickens Concert Choir (SC), Cantanti PROJECT (NY), Palmetto Opera (SC), Capitol Opera (VA), South Carolina Bach Choir, Teatro Lirico d’Europa, and The Spoleto Festival (SC).
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About Clayton S.

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My students get a very personalized lesson plan to their own unique voice. I have my own warm ups that I can teach the student to do on their own everyday to be able to become better singers in just one lesson. I am going to college for music education at the bachelors degree level so, I have very in depth musical knowledge that most private teachers/coaches do not have.

All ages are welcome, whether it is a high school student wanting to do great at regionals or districts solo and ensemble contest, making into that advanced choir, or just becoming a good singer to be able to do gigs singing pop or country. I can be able to provide the help my students need.

I have participated in Missouri's All- State choir in high school and also All District Choir for two years in high school as well. I have participated in many musicals and also made it as a finalist in the Missouri Sight Singing Bee.

About Clayton
I am a student at Southeast Missouri State University. My major is Music Education and my job in the future and hopefully for all my students on takelessons is to educate people about music. Sounds very basic, I know; however, my lessons are not basic. I plan on attending a graduate school and pursuing music all the way till I get my doctorate. My experience with music goes all the way back to when I started learning how to play the saxophone in 7th grade but I will say all of my highlights now.

Made All-District choir for 2 years, Missouri All-State Choir, Finalist in Missouri Sight Singing Bee, Quad State choir for 2 years, 1s and 2s at district solo and ensemble contest, and All State Solo and ensemble contest.

I have also been a part of many musicals in high school, opera in high school and college, also musicals in college. My ex
perience of learning how to improve my voice hopefully inspires you to take lessons from me to become a better singer.
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