My name is Berthe ( pronounced Bert). At the age of 4, I began taking piano lessons. By age 8, I was performing for the first time at the Assembly Hall of the American University of Beirut. In 1978, I attended the Faculty of Music of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik/Lebanon, where I completed a PhD. in music education and a higher diploma in piano. From 1982 to 2000, I taught piano, music theory, music education, music appreciation, and the history of and analysis of Western music at the University of the Holy Spirit of Kaslik (USEK), The University of St. Joseph (USJ) and the Lebanese University (UL). I recorded my first CD “Rehna Meshouar”, a collection of Lebanese songs for children, intended to introduce music to kids. I took part in many educational activities and devoted myself to the promotion of musical educatio
n to the children. In 1995, I published my first book “Do-Mi-Sol”, that focuses on a method specifically designed to teach kids Solfege (oral theory and ear training).
From 1998 to 2001 I was in charge of training aspiring music teachers at the Ecole Normale in piano, music education, psychology of music education, and the philosophy of music education. By the year 2000,I was appointed Director of Studies and the Academic Secretary of the Music Faculty at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik. During my tenure, I employed teachers, advised students, and developed artistic and academic programs. It was my responsibility to organize studies and examinations, as well as plan, execute, organize studies and examinations, as well as plan and execute concerts, conventions, and competitions. I have lectured all over Europe and the Middle East, as well as published many articles concerning music and music education. Since moving to Florida in 2007, I am a professor of piano instruction at St. Petersburg College. I also give private lessons in my studio. I have served as a judge several times at the Bay Ridge Piano Festival.
*** Lesson Details *** Our musical journey has a smooth and relaxed progression, establishing enough command of the keyboard to allow each student to develop naturally. To make the piano a richer and more rewarding experience, I enjoy introducing a variety of musical styles, from popular favorites to timeless classical pieces, according to the student’s musical tastes.
I believe in a dynamic and responsive method of teaching. I see the student as an active participant in their own learning. Our lesson feels pleasant and joyful, so the student will always delight in playing the piano and creating music. Based on the student’s age and demands, I employ several methods of teaching that lead to the development of observation, concentration, creativity, self-confidence, and personal expression. I encourage and support my students regardless of specific talent, as we move toward an effective and beneficial musical experience.
*** Studio Equipment *** Living room: baby grand piano, additional seating for parents.
*** Specialties *** I teach Classical music to beginners and advanced students and follow the active method of teaching where the student is not just a receiver but participate in his own learning.
I am a professional singer and actress with opera and musical theater credits. Singing is my passion! I love to sing, and I LOVE to teach others to sing! The human voice is the most natural instrument of all, and helping others to bring out the beauty of the natural instrument that lies within them is something to which I am very devoted. I like to make students feel comfortable and at ease in lessons, and you will find that I am very warm and friendly!
Every student is unique, with their own strengths, their own areas for improvement, and their own preference for certain styles of singing. I can help you find what style makes your heart sing!
I have a broad range of credits, including the Broadway National Tour of Fiddler On The Roof with Theodore Bikel (Tzeitel understudy), and Off-Broadway in Fiorello (Marie) and The Rose Ta
ttoo (Flora). Among my many regional credits are Oliver at the Chiswick Park Theater in Sudbury, MA (Nancy), Camelot with Noel Harrison at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, MA (Nimue/Guinevere understudy), and Is There Life After High School with Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Sharon Lawrence at the Burt Reynolds Theater in Jupiter, FL. I currently hold the post of Soloist at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Needham, and am a Guest Soloist for The Mother Church in Boston. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where I had four amazing years working with the head of the Music Theatre program, the brilliant and innovative director, Worth Gardner, and music director, Oscar Kosarin. I have received additional training with many renowned pedagogues, including American actress and theatre director, Suzanne Shepherd, New York City, lyric soprano, Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Sondra Kelly, and coaches Arlene Shrut from the Juilliard School, Michelle Alexander with Boston Lyric Opera, conductor Gary Wedow, as well as Roger Malouf with the Metropolitan Opera.
Mia’s experience came through right away and I was glad I found her through this site. We started working on a few things to improve technique and Mia pointed out several major foundational concepts to begin thinking about. The lesson was a lot of fun!
August 16, 2019
Mia is amazing!!
She is a pleasure to learn from and to spend time with!!
July 11, 2019
She is amazing as a teacher and a singer. I was looking for formal training to advance in my singing and understand what I am doing wrong. And Mia have helped me so much in just 3 classes. As a singer I felt stuck and wanted to advance my skills and I was very doubtful of teachers but I can say with confidence Mia is the perfect teacher for me. She makes it so comfortable for me to explore my voice and range. So far everything she has taught me has helped me realize my mistakes that were holding me back from singing at my best. She is also very accommodating in terms of class schedule. I always look forward to my class with her.
Teaching and playing music have always been closely linked for me throughout my career. I began performing professionally at thirteen, and two years later began giving private lessons, constantly incorporating new techniques and lessons I was learning from my gigs into my teaching curriculum. This early start in both areas has provided a wonderful foundation for my teaching and performing careers, both of which have continued for more than a decade and a half. During that time, I've had the joy of working with students of all ages as a drum instructor at Northfield Mount Hermon, a music teacher at Greens Farms Academy, a general music and chorus teacher at Amherst Middle School, a summer music instructor at Deerfield Academy, and with continued private lessons. I've also recorded drums on over 20 albums and played hundreds of shows with a
diverse group of artists across the country.
In my lessons, my highest priority is meeting students at their level and making sure that our work is helping them to progress towards theirs goals as a musician/instrumentalist. With a combination of focus on musicality, technique, and developing a musical vocabulary, students will both improve their fundamental skills on their instrument, while also expanding their more general musical understanding, all within a safe, supportive, and encouraging learning environment. I look forward to working with you!
Hi! My name is Ryan. I hold an MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre Performance (CSULA), a BA in Classical Vocal Performance (UAHuntsville), and a minor in Theatre Arts (UAHuntsville). Pulling from over 15 years of performance and training experience, I am here to give you the tools to succeed. Whether it be learning the basics of your craft, fine-tuning years of hard work, or just helping prepare for your next big audition, we will work together to develop a curriculum that will guide you to becoming the best artist you can be.
I have been playing the violin for more than 20 years but my love for teaching started about 10 years ago! I became fascinated with teaching as not only I have learned so much about myself as a musician and person but most importantly I have learned how to help my students become better musicians. As we are all so different, I believe in exploring and experimenting with the way we learn. My approach to teaching the violin is based on the student's needs, desire, and, finding the best way to help them develop as musicians. I do not use a specific method of teaching as I believe one needs to be flexible and malleable with each individual student. I work with each student until we get the results desired.
Tania has been a great teacher for my son. He started learning violin with the Suzuki method and studied with a Suzuki teacher for about four years before stopping lessons. He became interested in violin again in middle school and decided he wanted to take private lessons while in 7th grade. Tania had no trouble getting him back on track, picking up with some Book 2 pieces and moving on to Book 3. She has helped him with his bowing, vibrato and shifting, and his sound has really improved. She also has helped him learn to read better and has introduced some basic music theory into lessons. My son really likes his lessons, and feels that he is learning what he needs. Overall, I like her approach, which I think works very well for this level. She is an excellent musician, and this comes through in her teaching.
June 7, 2016
My first lesson with Tania met my expectations. She did an assessment to determine where I am in my learning and what I know. She gave me great pointers and we worked on a short piece alone with a Major scale. I look forward to my next lesson and expect to progress tremendously under her instruction.
March 31, 2016
I had such a wonderful experience with Tania as my violin teacher. I minored in music at Florida State University and was lucky enough to be her violin student for two years (August 2013-May 2015). Tania was extremely patient and encouraging, and was very skilled in teaching me how to balance focus on technical details as well as on the "bigger picture" of emotion and musicality. In my opinion and experience, Tania's greatest strength as a teacher is being very adaptable to her students' needs. When I was preparing for an important audition, her expectations and demands were where they needed to be in order for me to succeed. Months later, when I was approaching exams and graduation, she recognized that practicing every day was not my priority at that time, and she adjusted her teaching style so that I could still improve and use music as a constructive and creative outlet during those stressful times so that I could excel in my examinations.
From lesson to lesson (and in-between!), she succeeded in her best efforts in connecting with me not only as my teacher and as a fellow musician, but also as a fellow human being, pushing me to fulfill my potential in each and all of these areas. I highly recommend her as a teacher!
Hi, I'm Dr. Paul Lynch. I graduated in 2016 from Arizona State University with a Master of Music in Performance. I completed my DMA program at Arizona State University in 2019. I currently am the trombone instructor at South Mountain Community College.
With almost a decade of teaching experience, I provide personalized one-on-one lessons. My goal is to foster students who are relentless in chasing their musical goals. If you are a student striving to audition into all-region and all-state ensembles, this is the studio for you. If you are a student wanting to prepare for college auditions, this is the studio for you. If you are returning to the trombone or just beginning your journey as a trombonist, this is the studio for you.
My performance experience is varied. I was a tenured member of the Washington-
Idaho Symphony on bass trombone for five years. I left to pursue my Master and Doctoral degrees from ASU. Other orchestral experience includes several Summer Pops concerts with the Great Falls Symphony, some featured artists such as Kansas and Charlie Daniels. I spent several years playing in jazz bands, Jazz I from the University of Idaho and Concert Jazz Band from ASU. In the spring of 2016, I performed with ASU's Concert Jazz Band at Highland Jazz Festival where we featured Wayne Bergeron and Andy Martin. Recent performances include Salt River Brass' " Made in America" program featuring trumpet soloist Rex Richardson, Phoenix Theatre's run of "Bullets Over Broadway," and performing with and conducting the Arizona State University Trombone Ensemble at the 2017 International Trombone Festival. In December 2017, I made my solo debut performing with Salt River Brass. I recently attended the 2018 Pokorny Seminar where I worked with numerous musicians including Tim Higgins (SFO), Jim Markey (BSO), Dr. Andrew Glendening (Host/RSO), and Gene Pokorny (CSO).
Paul is a very gifted musician and a great teacher. He is passionate about music, and very patient with students. My son loves his trambone lessons. I highly recommend Paul.
June 28, 2016
I could tell Paul definitely knew all the tiny details about mastering the trombone since the first lesson. He recognized what I needed to improve upon in order to reach my goals in a timely manner, armed me with the tools to do so, and I have no doubt that I will achieve those goals as the lessons progress.
Whether you're a young beginner or an older and more experienced player, an individualized approach meets you where you are now. Together we'll design a process designed to meet your playing goals.
History shows that my students tend to be high achievers, including All State, district band participation, and Best of the Day solos, and won coveted spots in the local youth orchestra by audition. Can't wait to meet you to begin your flute journey to success!. . .Sue G.
I am an artist, a full time musician, music director, and singer and song writer with over 20 years of combined experience. I have an Associate Degree in Fine Arts with Emphasis in Music - Victor Valley College.
My passion is to inspire my students in every lesson. To provide them with the proper Music Theory Foundation, and coach them as they develop the necessary techniques and skills, through consistent daily practice.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you bring out the musician in you.
"Serena immediately understood what I wanted out of lessons and gave me very useful on target skills to think about. I like how she teaches with the studen
ts priorities in mind yet delivering all her experience in knowledge. I hope to continue with Serena in lessons for a long time to come."
"This was a great experience.
I am so glad Melody was my voice teacher. Loved it"
"he is the best teacher ever he understands music a lot and he can teach you very good/fun songs.
he is the best guitar teacher and he is young and very t
"Adam is a wonderful drum teacher. He relates well with my son and makes the lesson constructive, yet fun. He is reliable and comes at our scheduled time e
very week. My son looks forward to his lessons and likes Adam as his teacher!"
"I am coming right along in my lessons, making progress every week. It's due to Rob's approach, he's very easy to sit with and very easy going. He does a
recital twice a year and I was very impressed with the rapport he has with his students and his program. Although I was very nervous about performing, it was the best thing I have done."
"Had a great first lesson. Looking forward to next weeks lesson."
"Serena was FANTASTIC. I did a week of hour-long singing lessons with her to learn a very difficult song to sing in front of a crowd. Before the lessons,
I had no singing experience (and practically sounded like I was tone deaf -- every time I tried karaoke, the sound booth would turn my microphone down so everyone didn't leave the bar). After 5 lessons with Serena, my singing was miraculously not only tolerable, but actually impressed everyone who heard it. Serena also gave me the confidence to get through the song without panicking from nervousness. I highly recommend her."
"Brittany has done a wonderful job with my son so far, she even helped me find a piano for home that would work with practing at home. I highly recommend
her and will be adding my 3 year old for lessons as well as soon as I can!!!"
"John has been teaching me chords, which are very difficult on the mandolin. He's an excellent teacher."
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