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Kazuko S.

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About Kazuko

EDUCATION: ¨ Honors graduate of Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo . Flute major. ¨ Magna cum laude graduate of Osaka College of Music ( Japan ). Flute major. ¨ Jofannesen International School of Music, Victoria Island . Studied with Steve Kujara. ¨ Also studied with Andreas Blaw, Soichi Minegishi, Ryu Noguchi, and Nozomu Machinaga.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE ¨ Teaching for over twenty Years at such places as International Buisiness & Culture Academy , Yamaha Music School and private Students in Los Angeles , Miami , Atlanta , and the greater Washington DC area. ¨ 2003 Georgia State MTA competition two of her students received highest award of Outstanding Performer of which one was chosen as overall "Convention Recitalist". ¨ Several of her students have gone to music high school and college.

PERFORMANCES: ¨ U.S. : · Washington DC perfor

mances include the cherry blossom festival grand ball, Kennedy Center , and embassy events · Performed many times in Atlanta , Miami , and Los Angeles , including recital concerts and performances as a member of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and the Japanese American Symphony in Los Angeles . · She also did many free-lance performances such as the opening concert for Ray Charles and the wedding music for Sugar Ray Leonard. ¨ Japan : · Performed concertos with the Hoshi Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo and the Italian Baroque Chamber Orchestra in Tokyo and in Shizuoka . · Played modern music in Japanese Modern Music Festival in Tokyo . · Played in a concert series in Kobe . She was especially selected for this honor by the Kobe Concert Society. · Awarded the special honor of a graduation concert at Osaka College of Music. · Played a charity concert once a month in Osaka .
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Cathy R.

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About Cathy

 Vocal and Piano Teacher
A proven leader in teaching and motivational development with years of experience and expertise; a self-directed, creative individual who possesses superior skills in interpersonal development and great interpersonal care helping individuals and groups

Key Areas of Strength
- Studied piano 17 years; taught for 20
- Studied voice nationally with internationally-renowned teachers; taught for 25 years
- Masters in Special Education, as well as a second Bachelor's in Communicative Disorders
- Private business owner/entrepreneur with successful retail sales of private label products
- Comprehensive skills in writing, singing, entertaining, analyzing music for over thirty years
- Sixteen years of retail marketing and on-site sales experience
- Proven expertise in marketing, advertising, and sales
- Publ

ished Writer and Music Writer

Professional Background

Private Voice, Piano and Acting 1/89 to present
Teaching and Coaching
Individual and small group instruction in vocal and/or piano technique, including piano chording technique and instruction over all musical styles, including all ages.
Acting coaching for monologue preparation, scene and character development. All instruction is personalized/customized to the student's needs. Includes audition preparation, vocal techniques for therapeutic needs, and overall instruction in wellness practices for artistic longevity. Includes warm-up exercises as well as performance development, demeanor, and execution. Emphasis on creating and strengthening positive habits as opposed to negative discipline. Personal, professional, practical.

Huckleberry Creative Learning Center 9/07 to present
Teacher
Classes in Singing, Music and Art Education, Cooking, Geology, Theater, History, Reading/Grammar, and Crafts
- created Custom curriculum for specific classes
- Taught to California Standards

Vibe Performing Arts Studios 8/08 to present
Instructor
Private and Class Instruction in Piano, Voice, as well as Special Needs Classes

Risen Son Productions/R. Enterprises, Inc. 1/89 to 2007
Co-Owner
Production, Marketing, Manufacturing and Sales of Internationally marketed goods
Composer and artist of finished musical products
Booking of Concert Appearances
Teacher and Motivational Seminar Speaker
Speech Writer
My husband Rick and I toured the World with our Praise and Worship concerts and speaking engagements

Headline Performer/Background Vocalist/Booking Agent 9/79-12/88
Vocalist to US Presidents Carter, Reagan, and Bush
Annie on Broadway, N. Y. Grace Farrell
Singer/ Dancer/ Lead Performer
Various Summer Stock performances touring the eastern seaboard:
The Music Man, My Fair Lady, On a Clear Day, Fiddler on the Roof,
Funny Girl, Hello Dolly
Did a command performance for King Olaf of Norway in Godspell
Cabaret - Sally Bowles lead performer - Atlanta, GA
Booking Agent for Mike Hein Agency, formerly of Ray Bloch Agency
Worked world-wide as soloist and background vocalist for internationally renowned artists (i.e. Placido Domingo, Julio Iglesias, Charles Aznevour, etc)
Performed at international sites (i.e. Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Paris Opera, etc)
Performed solo show in Grande Palais in Monte Carlo - Main Stage
Royal Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Head Liner
Cathy Baker Show

Choir Director Experience:
Hand Bell Choir Ash Street Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia
Children's 6-9 Choir Ash Street Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia
Children's 6-9 Choir The Church on the Way Van Nuys, CA

Theater Direction:
Robin Hood Revisited (a short play I adapted for Elementary Students)
The Bard is Back (modern version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Cindy (A Musical I wrote based on the Cinderella legend, featuring Beatles (Music)

Education:
Utah State University - Secondary BS in Communication Disorders
National University - MS in Special Education
Georgia State University - BA in Advertising and Public Relations, Minors in Music, History, and Geology

Vocal Instruction:
Joseph Amayo University of Georgia
Florence Kopplef Georgia State University
Andrew Terry Atlanta, Georgia
Robert Strickland New York, New York

Additional Skills/Interests: Show dance including jazz, some ballet, tap, and modern; piano accompanying; sky diving; bike riding; gardening; teaching reading and writing, as well as working with students who have speech and language disabilities; and multiple philanthropic/church involvement and activities, including handi-crafts creations.

Miscellaneous: Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, and Powerpoint

*** Lesson Details ***
Every lesson is customized to the specific needs of each student. Each lesson includes work on vocal essentials like breathing, hydration, and anatomy, as well as technique, work on specific, student-chosen songs, vocal and physical exercises, performance tips, music theory. Fun but educational!

*** Specialties ***
Voice in all Styles from Pop to Rock to Country to Classical; Vocal Performance in all styles; Music Theory; Piano, including Sight-Reading and Chord Theory; Theatrical and Acting Coaching: Audition Preparation; Song and Music Preparation; College Audition Prep; Resume Preparation; Vocal Breathing Techniques; Reading; Composition; Special Education Tutoring.
Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary Academic Tutoring in English, Grammar, Composition, History, Social Studies, Earth Science, Music and Art History
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October 4, 2017
Tom
Cathy is a great and caring teacher who helped me correct the vocal problem I was having. I highly recommend her and hope to work with her again in the future.
September 30, 2017
Javan
Cathy is patience and methodically, intuitively Planning lessons that are specific to my personal goals.
March 19, 2017
Sydney W.
Cathy was terrific! My daughter had one week to prepare for a very important10 minute presentation and Cathy gave great advice and was truly invested in helping her be her best self with poise and confidence. Definitely recommend her!

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Cathy R.

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About Claire

I hold an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts and have been teaching professionally for over ten years. I teach Acting and Auditiong to young actors (10-18 years) and I also teach Public Speaking, Voice/Speech and Accent Reduction to those looking to find more ease and power when using their voice in front of others. I have taught, directed and coached young actors who have gone on to work professionally in Film, TV and Theater and my students have been accepted to renowned conservatories and universities across the country (NYU Tisch, California Institute of the Arts, AMDA and others). I am a passionate teacher who believes in the individual and in unlocking the creative genius, the impulses, the imagination and the unique forms of expression within each of my students. In my sessions, I encourage my students to

“play” and to discover how to both lean in and tap in to what is there and then develop relaxation, ease and focus on the task at hand - a monologue, an audition, a speech or working with a text. In addition to teaching and coaching actors, I have worked extensively in the corporate worlds in areas of Voice, Speech and Presentation as a coach and have taught group classes on Public Speaking and Presentation. I have taught and coached students from China, Russia, Taiwan, Italy, Japan in addition to the U.S. Throughout the ten plus years that I have been teaching, I have helped both actors and non-actors, those in the professional business world, gain tools that lead to freedom and ease of expression when speaking in front of others, be it at an audition, an interview, giving a presentation to a board or speaking in front of thousands at a Ted Talk.
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January 24, 2018
Maxx
Claire is a professional. She is a natural born teacher who immediately clicked with my son. She gave him the tools he needed for an upcoming audition at a theatre conservatory. Anyone from beginner to dedicated professional would benefit from private lessons with her. We feel very lucky we found her with so many less qualified people out there.
December 1, 2017
carson
phenomenal intro lesson

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Cathryn K.

Peoria, IL 61614

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About Cathryn

Hello! My name is Cathy and I have been teaching voice (singing) for over 30 years. But don't let that fool you into thinking I'm a stogy old girl who doesn't have a pulse on contemporary music. I teach pop, country, broadway, folk, whatever it is your interested in. I do teach with vocal exercises because without them no changes will be made and that's the whole point right to change your voice? However you do get to sing songs. I teach, so that you will change your voice and succeed in whatever avenue you want. My degree is in Vocal Performance from Northeastern Illinois University and one year of Masters work in Drama from DePaul University.

I also teach ESL, Reading, Writing, History which I have done for the past ten years. I use a variety of techniques since no two people are alike to help you learn English or the Ameri

can lifestyle. I presently teach Caterpillar employees, spouses and children. Let me teach you and see how far we can go.

Thank you.
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October 16, 2019
Xiuli
April 3, 2019
Xiuli
She is the best teacher!
March 17, 2019
Isabella
Our first lesson went well.. Cathy made our daughter feel welcome and she came straight home to practice..

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Cathryn K.

Peoria, IL

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About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire :) I am French and arrived in the US for the first time in August 2010 to study music. I am starting my second year of Doctorate in Music on a full scholarship at the University of Miami after earning a Master in Music Performance from California State University Fullerton on a full scholarship as well. I am also playing in a professional clarinet quartet called Four Play clarinet. My ultimate goal is to play clarinet and teach music at the University level.

I have the experience of teaching private clarinet lessons in France since 2006 and in America since 2010 and am seeking clarinet students of every level and age. I can help you prepare for high school band/university admission auditions or any other type of performances.

Also, as I am French, I was a French tutor at my University for 6 years and can hel

p you learn French, get ready for exams and midterms or just do conversation if you are more advanced.
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August 18, 2019
Shawn
Claire is a great instructor. She is positive, patient and non intimidating. I like what I learning each week since I feel I am getting knowledge and moving at a nice pace.
July 12, 2019
Julie S.
April 29, 2019
Emily
Very patient and good with pronunciation.

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Claire G.

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About Aidan

Aidan is a classical saxophonist and music educator. He has performed in venues across the United States as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member.

In only his second year of undergraduate study, he was named the Winner of the 2015 Illinois Young Artist Woodwind Performance Competition through the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). He went on to be named the Honorable Mention in the East Central Division round. For two consecutive national conferences (2016, 2018) organized by the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), he was selected as one of twenty-five young saxophone soloists to perform and compete in the Semifinals.

His primary collegiate instructors are Taimur Sullivan and Timothy McAllister. In addition, he has played in masterclasses for Steven Banks, Jérôme Laran, Clifford Leaman, Brandon Qua

rles, and Nikita Zimin. Finally, he has taken supplementary lessons from Vincent David, Carrie Koffman, Chien-Kwan Lin, Otis Murphy, Zachary Shemon, and Kenneth Tse.

Since 2014, he has maintained a private saxophone studio of his own, helping area students improve their craft. He has been able to quickly pinpoint opportunities for improvement and learning, and effectively communicates those ideas in frameworks suited for the age and ability of each student. His students have been accepted into collegiate music schools across the United States.

He has performed world premieres and is working on the collaborative development of new creative projects. Aidan has been a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) since 2015 and recently participated in the American Saxophone Academy (ASA).
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May 22, 2019
Jo W.
Aidan is great! I like him a lot, and I'm learning.

He gives a lot of pertinent information that is not found in the lesson books! He also is very skilled at teaching. He can observe, and make effective suggestions.
March 14, 2019
Jennifer
Aidan was a great instructor for our beginning sax players. He was very flexible with our family schedule, had a nice manner with the kids and they learned a great deal. We highly recommend Aidan!
February 5, 2019
Gabriella
Aidan is by far the best teacher i’ve had. He gives excellent input and is very knowledgeable! I 100% recommend him!

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Terry M.

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I've been singing from the womb and directing choirs and vocal groups and helping individuals from beginner to intermediate just like you for the better part of 18 years.

I LOVE to sing and love just as much to help people find and fine-tune their sound. I'm going to help identify areas that you are singing harder and not smarter. I've been blessed to sing in many venues and ventures, from the apollo, to the Jacob Javits Center to stages in South Africa and more.

Have a sólo and can't quite reach that high note? Know that you have a special sound but can't quite get it right? Are you tired after singing or are you feeling tension? Are you hoarse all the time? I'm here to help!

I'm going to help you get the most out of every breath and have fun doing it. We will discover Your sound together and through our sessions you will find

that you have much more endurance, range, and vocal flexibility then ever before. I can't wait to start working with you to make you the best version of the Singing You! So what are you waiting for??? Let's Dive In!
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September 23, 2019
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July 18, 2019
Tessy H.
I have known terry for over 5 years he has an awesome personality and an awesome voice. I hear him sing on sundays at church
June 3, 2019
Monica
Great energy!

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Melissa M.

Dunlap, IL 61525

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About Melissa

I am a professional singer, pianist, and photographer. I studies at EIU with a Bachelors of Music, specifically voice and piano.

Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano for over 20 years, and jazz piano for part of those years as well. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

Some of my past students have gone on to study music in col

lege themselves and become professional musicians.

My personal passion is classical piano music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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September 24, 2019
Kate
Great first lesson!

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Melissa M.

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