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About Ray

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My name is Ray, I'm 31 years old, and was born in Queens, NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at the Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. During this program I was introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synthesizers. I went on to study Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and quickly became a very sought after studio musician and performer.

I've been successfully teaching many instruments and proficiency levels for approximately 16 years now, and can say with pride that teaching is my passion, and I anticipate it remaining a very important part of my life.

I enjoy reading nonfiction books on science, math, and philosophy.

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My music lessons are unique for three main reasons:

1. I h

ave a very deep understanding of music, sound, and theory, and feel music to be one of my native languages.

2. I have devoted considerable amounts of time and energy studying neuroscience, which has greatly improved my understanding of the learning process.

3. I have been blessed with the tremendous amount of patience necessary to guide a student through the necessary steps it takes to learn at whatever pace is optimal, in order to maximize the efficiency of the learning process for each individual.

*** Equipment ***
Students must have their own instrument, and purchase their own materials (books, etc). From time to time I make my way to a local music shop, and am happy to purchase materials for reimbursement.

*** Specialties ***
Classical music is my background, and what I believe to be the most cognitively and emotionally fulfilling style of music to listen to, study, and play. That said, I'm also a big fan of pop music (as well as other genres), and encourage students to enjoy, for example, learning their favorite songs from the radio.

My understanding of music theory is extremely thorough, and I'm happy to incorporate as much or as little of it as the student's interest dictates, nevertheless maintaining the minimal amount of theory necessary to get the most out of learning music and the instrument.

Thanks for checking out my profile! Please contact me with any additional questions you may have, as well as to inquire about day/time availability. I'll do my best to get back to you right away (usually within a few hours).
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May 31, 2016
Maximus
Awesome!!!!!!!! So sweet! Cool hair : ))
December 21, 2015
Eden H.
My daughter is loving her cello lessons with Ray even more than she expected. She feels she is really improving.
March 28, 2014
Kelly B.
Major Improvement

My son and daughter both take from Ray and they love him!!! My daughter started with him after she had had 2 other teachers and she improved immediately. She loves going to Ray because he teaches her to play the songs that she likes. Now she plays so many songs for memory!! My son loves going to piano and is always excited to see Ray.

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September 24, 2019
Scott
Good experience
May 11, 2019
Brendan T.
Very professional
February 13, 2019
Kristin W.
Incredibly patient and encouraging. Explains things in ways that make sense.

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About Sylvia

Sylvia Wehrs grew up in Auburn, Alabama studying the violin and piano. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she graduated with both a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance and a Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy. Ms. Wehrs is a fully registered violin teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and currently teaches for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s Making Music Matters program, Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music Preparatory Department, and the Fine Arts Academy at First Baptist Church Opelika. An active performer, she is a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the founder of Classical Revolution Columbus, which performs free classical concerts throughout the area in unusual venues.

Ms. Wehrs enjoys traveling and engaging with students and audiences worldwi

de. She was part of Music Inspire Africa, a program that allowed her to share her love of performing and teaching music with the people of South Africa and Zimbabwe. As a participant of the Global Leaders Program, Ms. Wehrs studied music as a tool for social change, and taught and performed in Chile and Puerto Rico. Recently, Ms. Wehrs traveled to Kolkata, India with Musaid where she coached members of the Kolkata Symphony, soloed with the orchestra, and performed throughout the city.
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October 19, 2019
Jonathan
Sylvia is very good at taking the time to explain the reasons behind the why of doing certain things. Being an adult with no musical background what so ever she has really taken the time to teach me some basic fundamentals that are helping me build the solid foundation that I so very much want and need. Beyond the time we spend with one-on-one instructions she challenges me with exercises to practice on between our meetings. I explained to Sylvia what I was looking for and she has centered the training and instructions around that to ensure that my goals are being met. She is a pleasure to work with and learn from.
August 12, 2019
CJ
Great experience working with Sylvia.
May 16, 2018
CSS
Sylvia is a great teacher. She is patient and firm and our kids learned quickly with her technique.

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About Andy

I am Andy. I am a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA degree in Composition/Violin Performance. I will be attending school again in the Fall to get my teaching certificate to teach in the public school system. My violin playing has been featured on Glee, with Kevin Olusola (Pentatonix), and guitar featured on shows like Rachel Ray and Dr. Phil. My main passions are songwriting, and collaborating with other great musicians all over the country.

I have been a private music teacher for the past 8 years and it has been an extremely rewarding journey. My students love their lessons with me, and parents love that I am patient and more open-minded than most music teachers out there. Students say I am friendly and funny, and fun to learn with. My teaching style on the violin is centered around the Suzuki method, but I l

eave a lot of flexibility to cater lessons around your interests. If you ask to play a certain song, I will find a way to help you play it. Every goal is achievable with practice, dedication, and fun!
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July 5, 2019
Paul
Andy always manages to motivate my daughter and get her to enjoy playing her viola, which is no mean feet! She looks forward to the lessons and has improved greatly over the last couple of years.
June 11, 2019
Danielle
Andy has been teaching my son piano for the last two years. My son always looks forward to going to piano with Andy and he has made so much progress. Andy is very communicative about my son's progress and ideas he has for new goals. Andy is very good at helping my son keep his enthusiasm for piano. He is also sensitive about where my son is at in terms of what he needs to strengthen or if any adjustments need to be made. I highly recommend Andy, not only as a music teacher, but as a person with whom you would want yourself or children to spend time with each week.
June 11, 2019
Nick
One of the best Cello instructors in the region. I strongly endorse this talented man.

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Reina M.

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About Reina

Due to my busy and irregular schedule, I am currently accepting schedule-as-you-go students only. As spaces become available I will offer weekly lesson spots to students who show dedication and motivation to progress further in their skill set.

Whether you are a weekly student or schedule-as-you-go, in your lessons we can work on beginning vocal technique, increasing vocal range, audition prep, songwriting, breath control, performance, ear training, music theory, sight reading, and more.

***I ALSO TEACH A VARIETY OF GROUP CLASSES EACH WEEK THROUGH TAKELESSONS LIVE.

Below is a list of FAQ's - if you have further questions beyond what is listed feel free to contact me through the Ask a Question feature on my profile.

Where can I take voice lessons?
Currently, lessons are available online.

What will I learn in my lessons?


You will learn how to care for, and properly play your instrument. We will start with basic exercises and drills, and move into more advanced techniques as you progress in your skill sets.

What if I'm a beginner?
Totally fine! I teach all levels beginning through professional. The voice is an instrument just like any other instrument and must be learned in the same manner, from the beginning!

Can I try the first class Free?
No, but you will get a FREE lesson on your birthday (must have taken lessons for at least 6-months)

What is your teaching style?
You are your voice, and in order for me to properly teach, you have to trust me. We will build a rapport as you grow your instrument in confidence, strength, and flexibility.

Are there added bonuses to taking singing lessons?!
Yes! Proper breathing is a guaranteed ab workout, singing can improve your speaking voice, and you'll have a better sense of self-understanding by learning how to better control your instrument. Not to mention all the unplanned karaoke you can take part in!

A little more about the teacher: Reina Mystique
I am a singer/songwriter, voice coach, actress, voice-over artist, mom, wife, and friend. I've battled with confidence in singing, and stage fright and lived to tell about it. I have helped hundreds of artists find their voice. Find out more about me online by visiting my website, following me on social media, or streaming my music on Spotify/iTunes
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September 15, 2019
Tamiris A.
I had my first lesson with Mrs. Reina.
She seems to be so professional. I am so anxious for the second lesson.
I forgot that I was having a lesson.
August 27, 2019
Adria G.
August 5, 2019
Jo
Reian is really good at guiding people singing, and she is an expert who inspires me that I can sing songs well in the future. Thanks Reina for having me as your student . I will keep learning.

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About Julia

I'm a passionate professional vocalist and a fourth generation music educator. With 20+ years of professional performing, coaching and teaching experience under my belt, my vocal teaching method unites my classical and musical theatre educational background with the techniques I have developed for singing Jazz, Rock, R&B, Country, etc believably, beautifully, and above all, safely!

In expanding my teaching practice to include piano and ukulele, I emphasize rhythm and musicality alongside technique and note reading. I always set myself the goal of learning what makes a musician sound "right," and not just "good" in a particular genre. This versatility has made me extremely employable as an artist, and, I think, uniquely qualified to teach. I believe that students will work harder on music that moves them, and I always encourage students

to suggest songs that they care about. Good technique(s) can be applied to any repertoire!

Note: I believe that regular weekly lessons are essential to establishing good habits and making progress. As a result, I can only accept students who are interested in taking a lesson each week. Requests for biweekly lessons will regretfully be denied. Thanks!
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July 2, 2019
Sarah
Julia is an amazing piano teacher who is always more than accommodating with her schedule. I love the way she teaches and she always uses great analogies to help me understand the lesson better. I am an adult who has never played piano and she has really made the learning experience fun for me. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her. Highly recommend!!
April 16, 2019
Vivi I.
Julia is great. Very professional and with great attitude to students.
November 20, 2018
Sandra H.
Julia is simply AWESOME!! She is intuitive and patient!! And let’s not forget knowledgeable and extremely talented!! I am so lucky to have her as my teacher!!

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About Haley

Hello! As someone who's worked professionally as an actor for over 17 years, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to find a coach you're comfortable with or who understands your particular process. No two actors are alike and what may work for one, may not work for another.

Meisner's technique was the one that has resonated deepest with me. The 2-year conservatory I graduated from taught his methods with a strong emphasis in the original precepts of Stanislavsky. However, before that I spent years studying Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagan, Boleslavsky and Michael Chekhov's methods. You could indeed say I've tried it all. I worked like a dog over a bone while studying and I know I'll never truly be done, which is also unbelievably exciting to me.

While my training is more theater-based, my experience is mainly in film + television. I

started working as a teenager and haven't stopped. My experience has also ranged from big budget movies (The Final Destination) to grittier, independent fare (Sugar Mountain). I have been the lead of every film I've done, save for one, which happened to be directed by my brilliant acting teacher, and I have worked with some of the most respected actors in the industry (Beau Bridges, Aidan Quinn, Jason Momoa, Rainn Wilson to name a few). I have had recurring guest stars on TV shows (Teen Wolf) and one episode arcs on others (The Librarians, Beauty and the Beast, Major Crimes). I also produce, write + direct my own films.

I love acting so much and I love people who are dedicated to becoming the best actors they can be. I have such a reverence for this art form, but recognize the importance of being irreverent while searching for a higher truth in a moment. I truly look forward to working + playing together to help you become a more truthful, confident actor!
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July 2, 2019
Aksel N.
Haley is absolutely fantastic! I look forward to our each session !
September 21, 2017
Dino M.
Haley is exactly what I need. Experience, easy to talk and answer questions. I have been an instructor for many years in the Music biz, but being a student now with Haley as my instructor seems a great pleasure. I feel I will learn much from her easy going approach. I look forward to many more lessons... Dino Maddalone
July 20, 2017
Nicholas
I worked with Haley multiple times as I was preparing a role and the insight she offered me really helped take my preparation to the next level. She worked with me until I felt completely confident and the work we did definitely paid off. I got great reviews and my director and other actors even commented on how advanced my work had become.

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About Kara

My name is Kara. I have been teaching music for 8-9 years and I absolutely love what I do. I have been playing piano for 27 years and I also do arrangements for local churches on the side. I specialize in teaching very young children. There is no greater satisfaction than instilling a love of music in a child. My teaching methods are a mixture of traditional piano training and techniques and fun games and activities to ensure a firm grasp of the material. Children learn best through play and I use this philosophy in my teaching.

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Michael
"I took one lesson from another teacher who was unreliable and fumbled around explaining things. After my first lesson with Carter I realized he knows his
stuff and knows how teach. He’s a real teacher. I am excited now to learn . Thank you"
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Ronda has taught both my kids piano from a young age through middle school. She is patient and kind but also challenges them to keep improv
ing their skills. My kids have very different personalities and learning styles. Ronda tailored the lessons to their individual needs. Very pleased with her as a piano teacher!"
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Alex
"Theresa is a great teacher. She is nice and patient."
darren
"I just had my 1st on-line voice lesson with Rachel and found it very enjoyable and valuable. I highly recommend her for those seeking a very good, knowle
dgeable, friendly voice teacher. She was very quick to tune into what I need to do to improve my voice. She gave me very specific practice instruction personalized for me and my voice and is putting it into a google drive spreadsheet which I really appreciate. I look forward to practicing and continuing lessons with Rachel. I feel very confident that with her support, I will improve my voice and accomplish my goals as a singer/songwriter."
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Andrew
"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."
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Greg
"Matt is a true professional!

Matt teaches my 10 year old on drums and has done an amazing job. He has instilled the basics and foundation of drumming
while still holding the interest of my son. At the same time he is developing his ear and teaching him how to play and adapt to different styles of music.

I highly recommend Matt for all ages of drumming kids and adults alike."
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Bethany
"My granddaughter tells me she easy to listen to very nice, and she believes that justine will teach her quite a bit. Myself I believe we picked a great te
acher Experience wise and age compatible Justine I'm so thankful Your teaching Bethany."
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Saday
"Amazing instructor. Mi girl loves her!!!!"
Ambrosia O'Connor
"Caleb is an amazing trumpet specialist and a wonderful wonderful trumpet teacher. My son is 13. He started taking private lessons from Caleb in Dec 2013 a
s a beginner. Caleb has been great throughout the 3 years. He is patient, fun, and firm. And he knows how to challenge a student and keep him interested. We are so glad we found him. An amazing teacher!"
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