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Jessie M.

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Every student is a unique person who deserves a lesson customized to their individual needs. Each of my students prospers in an atmosphere of patience and encouragement. While the lessons are fun and enjoyable, the serious student will be supported in the development of skills leading to a rewarding career. And the more casual students will grow in an appreciation of music that will always enrich their lives.

I begin each voice lesson with a warm-up to prepare the student for their session. Next, we do a series of exercises specially designed to help each individual develop their skill in a way that best fits them. We then work on a piece of their choice for the remainder of the lesson, perfecting their technique and helping them become performance ready. I teach with patience and fun because I feel that this is the key to achieving goals and inspiring a good habit of practice.

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About Jessie

Thank you for your interest in lessons! I hope to help you achieve your goals and improve your skills, whether you're looking for music lessons, or help in math. Every student is a unique person who deserves a lesson customized to their individual needs. Each of my students prosper in an atmosphere of patience and encouragement. While the lessons are fun and enjoyable, the serious student will be supported in the development of skills leading to a rewarding career, and the more casual students will grow in an appreciation of knowledge that will enrich their lives.

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I received my bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on vocal performance at the University of Redlands in 2011 (which I attended on a music talent scholarship), and am now an active performer in Los Angeles, CA. I have been tutoring and teaching privat

e lessons for almost 10 years, and currently have over 40 active students.

I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women, Seussical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer in churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to stay active in the performance industry, and I could never live without it!

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life they will achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!
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Caitlin
Jessie was wonderful with my 10 year old daughter . She was patient, kind , and made her very comfortable during her first singing lesson.

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Jessie M.

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Do you enjoy listening to opera and always wondered how to do it? Do you sing opera, but have been struggling with range, agility, and stamina? I can help you! We will work through simple exercises to unlock your operatic potential!

About Tom

I have had a varied background growing up, from being an Eagle Scout, to holding a black belt in Judo.  Growing up in Arizona and being the youngest of three boys from a very musical family, I found classical music and it became my passion. I began with piano at age 9, while also sang in many church musicals.In 2006 I graduated from Northern Arizona University with two degrees: a bachelors in vocal performance and a bachelors in piano/choral education. At NAU, I sang in many operas and piano recitals and spent three months in Germany teaching choir through the Department of Defense.Shortly after, I graduated with a masters in vocal performance from Washington University in St. Louis. The studies I learned from Wash U catapulted my love for teaching!Recently, I have been teaching out of St. John School of the Arts, where I worked with v

oice and piano students ages 7-60. All of my students had varying styles, but I was able to help them build a foundation of technique that would allow them to sing with a free and healthy tone in any style.I believe we all have the ability to create music and I can help you discover it!

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My goal in voice lessons is first and foremost to establish a solid vocal technique.  My philosophy is "singing is simple, but not easy!"  We will focus mostly on two things: breath and space for singing.  This method of teaching is known as "bel canto".  It helps build a strong foundation that then allows you to sing almost any style!  Because everyone is different, we will tailor a set of exercises to fit your needs and will help you build that strong foundation!  Once these principles begin to settle in, we will work on music.  I have a huge library of songs to chose from, but I highly encourage you to bring in your favorite songs. Remember, everyone is different and progresses at different rates, but don't be discouraged! This is not a race, but a life skill that you will continue to master!

In piano, I am classically trained.  Through a series of music books, we will work on music theory, finger dexterity, music history, ear training, eye/hand coordination, and pure enjoyment of making music. Again, everyone is different, but with some outside commitment, you will improve! Classical piano training is a great foundation for all other styles, such as jazz, pop, singer songwriter, country, etc. Piano also helps with in other aspects of your life such as memory, math, history, reading, etc.

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I have a full size keyboard and music stand.

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Please provide a piano, music books, music stand (if needed), and a lesson book for notes.

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I am a classically trained baritone specializing in bel canto. I have found this technique to be a great foundation for all styles of singing, from opera to pop. I am also classically trained at the piano. I focus on natural hand positions, note identification, music theory, and ear training. And I have fun doing it!
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August 1, 2019
Denise
Tom is a very patient teacher who is supportive yet instructive in his feedback. As a novice I have very much appreciated his ability to see what I need as we move through the lessons. As an educator with over 35 years of experience, I appreciate his ability to connect with me, the student. My lessons have improved my ability and my confidence. Thanks, Tom! See you for another set of lessons
April 26, 2019
jia L.
Tom was my 7-year-old son's piano teacher, he also taught him music theory, he is very professional, also very nice and accommodating, would definitely recommend!
December 24, 2018
Brandon
This man is friendly, nice and patient and he's smart, even talented at his job and works good & hard with students to make sure that they sound the way that they want to.He will never let anyone down and will not make fun of you but only wants to help students accomplish their goals.I recommend taking classes with this man, he's really great.

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Christiaan S.

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Learn how the pros do it!

If you want to learn pop, I'll teach you the same techniques used by Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger, and more... because I study with their teacher!

If you want to learn Opera, learn to tackle any audition, gig, or recording session just like Marilyn Horne did. I've got exercises from teachers at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and from Marilyn Horne herself to get you right on top of your game!

I've been singing professionally for 16 years. I've sung my own show at Carnegie Hall. I was Gaston in the national tour of Beauty and the Beast and I never missed one of our 326 shows. I can get you on the Gaston regimen in as little as one lesson.

Please message me with your availability and describe your goals before you purchase a lesson.

About Christiaan

Christiaan is a multi-talented performer in theater, opera, and pop music. He played Gaston in the Broadway tour of Beauty and the Beast. Something of a bad boy, he was kicked out of Opera School for singing jazz, yet he went on to earn three music degrees, and work with opera legend Marilyn Horne and avant-garde composer Jake Heggie. Now he's in New York studying with Lady Gaga's teacher and singing his own arrangements of Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, and John Mayer at Carnegie Hall while writing and recording pop songs in Nashville and the U.K. Look for his new single That's When You Know.

Christiaan enjoys seeing people succeed, so his approach to teaching is a combination of play and practice. Ultimately we sing because we want to bring people joy, yet to do so, we must hone our talents to perfection. By mixing the joy of music with disci

pline, we achieve our greatest dreams.
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June 23, 2019
Sarathi ..
I just had my first lesson with Christiaan. He was amazing. Gentle, very positive, and really good at observing and figuring out my strengths and weaknesses. He's also inspired me to learn with his love of music and thoughtful approach.
June 19, 2019
Daniel
I was blown away by his knowledge and assessment of the skills I should prioritize. My mind was blown several times. Excellent pedagogy and very personable!
November 25, 2018
Emily
I've had a great experience taking lessons with Christiaan! I've had about 10 lessons total now. As someone who doesn't have a background singing, I was definitely a bit nervous going into it, but that didn't last long -- Christiaan's friendly and extremely talented. I especially appreciate that he provides context about posture, history, anatomy, etc. and that he took time early on to learn about my goals. Last but not least, I'm happy with my results so far!

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Nicole M.

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I have been teaching for 20 years, and enjoy teaching students of all ages and experience levels. Classical, jazz, musical theater, gospel, pop... I have experience both teaching and singing multiple genres.

About Nicole

I love to sing! I have made it my goal for over 20 years to share my passion for music as well as my knowledge with my students. I teach many different genres of music and want my students to enjoy their music while they are learning and growing as musicians. I teach all levels of voice and beginning/intermediate piano.

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I have been teaching and singing professionally for 20 years. I sung in opera houses all over the world and worked with some of the best teachers and coaches. My teaching centers on the Italian school of vocal placement, and ensures vocal improvement within two lessons! I teach all genres of music and specialize in technique and building strength and stamina. My students reach their musical potential and have a uplifting experience doing it!

About Jesus

I am a professional opera singer and songwriter. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance, and also hold an Artist's Diploma from the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia.

My students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. I teach the traditional Italian technique of breath support and vocal production. Students will learn to release built-up tension and apply these techniques to unlock their own unique sound. My students learn to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression. I have students ranging every vocal style, from Rock and Pop, to Broadway, Jazz, and Classical.

As a professional opera singer, I have traveled all over the world, sung in the leading opera houses, and worked with some of the best conductors, coaches, and teachers. I bring a weal

th of knowledge to my students.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better singer!
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Melissa M.

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Experienced teacher of 20+ years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

For beginners, I highly recommend starting with a 30-minute lesson. Intermediate and advanced should consider 45-minute lessons. 60-min lessons are available but are only recommended on a case-by-case basis. Please take into consideration your student's current skill level when deciding on the lesson length.

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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The proof is in the singing. Not only do I teach practical vocal techniques, but I also practice what I preach. For over 20 years I’ve learned from several vocal coaches and I’ve discovered what really works and what doesn’t.

Nobody is limited to a specific vocal range or ability. Anyone can sing from a low Bass up to Soprano (or even the whistle register) with enough practice and proper technique. Just take a listen to some of my audio samples and student reviews and you’ll see that it’s possible for anyone to master their singing voice!

My voice coaching is based on Scuola del Bel Canto, but that doesn’t mean I only teach opera singers. The same foundations taught in opera can be applied to any style of music (including rock, rap, soul, metal, pop, country, etc.). In fact, the same techniques taught in Bel Canto can even be applied to heavy rock singing to achieve a distorted or raspy style vocal without damaging your voice.

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About George

Every student that starts with me has a dream of one day being able to sing songs from their favorite artists. They believe that hitting high notes, or singing in a certain style is elusive. Also, many coaches will tell you to just “find your voice” or “sing YOUR high note” instead.

While I don’t entirely disagree with that statement from other teachers, I feel it’s a lazy way of approaching it. Anyone can improve their singing range (even if you’re a low Baritone wanting to sing high female Soprano). Also, by mastering their voices, anyone can learn how to sing different styles easily and effortlessly (all while truly finding their voices).

However, once we work on developing the student’s voice and training proper vocal techniques, the student always fall in love with singing once they see how easy it is to actually nail high notes or

sing in particular styles.

Seeing them fall in love and master their voice is what lights me up. It’s truly a passion for music. When you’re on stage singing for people and you see their heads turn or faces light up from singing an incredible performance, you can’t help but become addicted to entertaining others with your voice.
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August 29, 2019
Josh
I gained so much power. So much stamina and incredible strength whenever I do performances. George teaches magic! I can get so many words out without losing my breath, and most importantly the dynamic range and power he gave me. Thanks George!
August 29, 2019
Sofia
Thank you! I meant, thank you for the lessons, you have been a major part in the evolution as a chant leader. I got so much praise! One even compared me to the best chanter in our organization worldwide.

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I have been singing and teaching professionally for 5 years. I love teaching students of all ages and ability levels and most of all I love helping students unlock their true voice so they can find their highest potential. For more information on my performing career ask me about my website!

About Michael

I am a voice teacher and professional opera singer from Rockford, Illinois. I earned a Bachelor's degree in music education and a Master's degree in vocal performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and since then, I have been fortunate to work for many opera companies including San Francisco Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. I am currently based in Northern Illinois where I teach private voice.

Although my primary interests as a singer are opera and musical theater, as a teacher I enjoy working in every musical style. I believe that every person in the world has a beautiful voice inside them waiting to be unlocked, and I have learned through my years of singing and teaching how best to help students find that voice for themselves (as I continue to work to unlock my own)!

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September 1, 2019
Ray Fanara
Michael taught me a wonderful support/breath technique that I have successfully implemented into my singing. After just an hour with him I have felt vast improvements in my technique. In short, 1 voice lesson will save you months of working through bad habits. I highly recommend.

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Zoe
"Jameson has improved my voice 100 fold! I am a professional singer from a different genre. Learning opera with Jameson has improved the quality of my voic
e immensely. Even when I am not singing opera, my voice has more power and resonance in all areas of singing because of the work he has done with me. I am so pleased and so impressed with his skill. If you're thinking about lessons with Jameson, DO IT!"
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Isabella
"Super friendly! Excited to learn opera :)"
Alice
"Francesca is a terrific vocal coach. She has made me aware of several techniques to help me improve my vocal abilities. She is really interested in helpi
ng me succeed as a singer."
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Yen Yen
"Excellent teaching skill!

I just started lessons with Anna-Lisa. She was able to diagnose my weakness,adjust my posture,give me different execerises to w
ork on, help me to improve my tone,release tension and sing higher notes,woohoo!
I'm so glad that I found her,thanks Anna-Lisa, I can't wait for my next lesson with you!"
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Joshua
"Great teacher. Easy to work with and personable. Very knowledgeable, in depth, and accommodating. Immediately assesses strengths, weaknesses, and techniqu
e for improvement. Would definitely recommend."
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Catherine
"Very professional, welcoming yet strict"
Emiley
"A great teacher for adult learners!

I am classically trained in both the piano and violin. It had been about 10 years since I last had any private lesson
s and 8 years since I last sang in a choir. I was excited to get back to music.

JoAnn has been an extremely supportive instructor. I am shy to perform but she put me at ease immediately and has encouraged me to be more confident and daring in trying new techniques. What mainly sets her apart from my past teachers is that she also has a way of giving easy to understand instructions on how to change various parts of your body to produce the sound you want. As a result my singing has improved immensely over the past 6 months since starting lessons. I now sing in a professional level choir and love the mature, full sounding quality of voice I have been able to produce with JoAnn's help!"
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Edna
"The first lesson turned out fantastic. Sara was very professional and very well mannered. I noticed she is very patient and explained the technique and me
chanics in projecting nasal and/or head voice. I learned a lot in my first lesson.Thank you so much, Ms. Sara."
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Heather W.
"I wrote a review several months ago after my first lesson. I have been taking lessons once a week with Michelle and Robert for several months now and felt
it was time to write another review. I listened to a recording of my last lesson and compared it to my first lesson. Wow, what a difference! I couldn't believe it was me on the recording! My voice has developed a powerful and refined quality it never had before. My singing has become effortless and my range has expanded greatly and continues to expand. I can't recommend them enough. I look forward to every lesson because not only are they amazing vocal coaches, they are the nicest people you will ever meet. They are enthusiastic, encouraging, fun, and quite hilarious. My lessons always end too soon and I always improve upon my technique in some way after each lesson."
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