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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.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a full size keyboard and music stand.

*** Travel Equipment ***
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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About Anastasia

After Anastasia’s Carnegie Hall Debut in 2006, the New York Concert Review wrote: "For a critic, hearing a new pianist with a truly warm, luscious tone is like breathing in the scent of jasmine blooming - a pleasure to be recalled again and again - and so I'm happy to report that from the first note she touched at her Weill Hall recital, Anastasia S. was a genuine pleasure to listen to. Every piece, every measure, every note - no matter how complex the texture, no matter how many strands of melody and accompaniment - was wrapped in a halo of golden tone..."

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Anastasia S. gave her first solo recital at the age of eleven. Ms. S. is a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, Germany, and holds a Master’s and a Doctorate degrees from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford.

In 2003 Anastasia received

First Prize in the 14th International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Rome, Italy, and was awarded a Special Prize. In year 2006 Ms. S. won the Puigcerda International Piano Competition in Spain. In the same year she recorded the complete works for piano and orchestra by Balakirev with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra for NAXOS records. In 2008 Ms. S. received the “Outstanding Award”, which granted her a return engagement to give a second solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2010 Anastasia was awarded a Special Prize for the best interpretation of French composition at the International Piano Competition “Parnassos” in Mexico. Her solo recital in 2008 at the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago was broadcast live on WFMT Radio, in Internet, and on the TV-Station “Channel 25“; Anastasia was invited to play there again in 2011. Her career continues with numerous appearances as a soloist both in concertos with orchestra, in solo recitals, and in chamber music concerts in Ukraine, Germany, Macedonia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Russia, USA, and Japan. Anastasia’s recent engagements included a performance at the Bolshoi Hall of Moscow Conservatory as well as solo appearances with orchestras in the United States and Germany featuring concerti by Prokofieff, Mozart, Grieg, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky. In 2014 her new CD "Music of Russian-Jewish composers for oboe and piano" was released. Currently, Anastasia is working on her two new solo CD's for Centaur Records.

In 2013, Anastasia was granted the Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts permanent US residence, as one of a small percentage of those who have risen to the top in their field of endeavor. Anastasia served as an Adjunct Faculty in Piano and Chamber Music at the Hartt School, and is currently on faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston.

I offer scholarships for advanced level students upon request.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Grand Piano. Piano books and theory material available if needed

*** Travel Equipment ***
Travel myself by car

*** Specialties ***
Traditional piano method. Classical music.
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November 13, 2018
Weian Y.
Excellent teacher! My 9 years old daughter liked her immediately!
October 13, 2016
Dmitry
Excellent
July 23, 2016
Denny
As an adult beginner, I chose Anastasia for more personalized instruction, especially in technique, after learning the basics through community center group lessons. I have not continued only because another equally well-qualified instructor who lives close by, within walking distance, has become available. I am very pleased with the lessons and pointers that I have received. Anastasia is professional, encouraging, and friendly. An especially helpful part of her instruction is the set of comments and suggestions that she writes down to guide practice between lessons. If the neighbor instructor does not work out, I’ll be back.

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About Laurent

I've been passionate about music since I was 9, and decided to devote my life to it ever since.

After years of study in some of the best Music conservatories in Europe and many amazing music experiences, I'm ready to give back and guide you in your Saxophone journey!

I've been performing all over Europe in Jazz groups, and recently I've also been playing on cruise ships all over the world !

We're talking about Pop, Latin music, Rock, R'nB, Electronic Music, ... Pick your favorite and let's get started!

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July 11, 2019
Vasileios Vazouras
Learning and teaching music is one of the most difficult situations, when it has to do with pedagogy and tuition. Truth is that Laurent Barbier, handles easily performing and teaching. I am extremely satisfied from his teaching, via Skype sessions, and i think his a quintessential teacher for my needs and suits very much to my character and mood. He's so patient to check a student's needs, and he's always willing to pass knowledge with generosity! He's guidance and my practicing of course, made a better player!

You should try his lessons for sure!

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About Jason

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I'm Jason and I am a professional horn player in NYC! I am currently completing my Masters of Music at The Juilliard School where I study with Erik Ralske, principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera. I also play in 511 Brass, a brass quintet based in NYC. I have 3 years of private teaching experience as well as training in pedagogy from the Juilliard School. I work in the recording department at Juilliard and do recordings of colleagues.

In horn lessons, I strive to help the student discover a more relaxed, efficient and enjoyable way of playing the horn. I teach all levels of horn players.

I currently have 2 weekly horn students on take lessons and have openings for more.

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October 11, 2019
Jack
Great teacher! I’ve been taking lessons with him to help me prepare for college auditions. It’s been helping a lot and he seems to really care about my progress. I definitely recommend him for lessons
October 9, 2019
June K.
He was a great instructor, and definitely helped me on my first online lesson.
January 22, 2017
Katie
Jason works really well with my daughter. She really enjoys taking lessons with him. She has been sounding a lot better since she has started with him. Definitely recommend

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About Jacob

My name is Jake! I am from the Cleveland, Ohio area. I have a Bachelors degree from The University of Akron in Trumpet Performance and a Masters degree from Louisiana State University, also in Trumpet Performance. I have been teaching private trumpet lessons for about 7 years. In this time, I have worked with hundreds of students ranging in age and skill level, from beginners at the age of 10 years old to advanced college students.
Every student is different and learns differently. As an experienced teacher, I believe we need to have a multitude of routes to the same destination. I also believe in the potential for greatness in every student. It takes hard work, but I am happy to guide your child to reach their full potential. The majority of my teaching is centered on creating a beautiful sound and making music.

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April 8, 2019
Lindsay
Jacob is great my son loves taking lessons
March 15, 2019
Patti
My daughter's first year in Marching Band was a success. She played trumpet for 4 years and switched to mellophone for Marching Band season. Lessons with Jake for both instruments helped her grow into a much more confident player. Jake is a great inspiration and teacher.
June 20, 2018
Jennifer
My daughter has taken lessons from Jacob for over two years and greatly enjoys him as a teacher. Her musical ability has grown significantly under his guidance. He is patient and through as well as challenges his students to be the best that they can be. I would highly recommend him as an instructor.

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About Sydney

I am currently working on my undergraduate at Palm Beach Atlantic University for Vocal Performance--specializing in opera. I started performing and studying musical theatre when I was five years old, and in High School, I was a member of the Houston Grand Opera High School Voices Studio. I have been in countless choirs, opera scenes, and musical theatre productions. Since being in college, I have taken diction, language, and vocal literature courses.

My students can expect to improve their vocal and piano techniques every week and maintain their progress. I am interested in helping my students prepare for roles, school shows, competitions, or to have fun.​

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Gulnora
Great lessons, learning a lot and Sydney is very supportive and a good teacher.

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About Gustavo

I'm a guitar player from the south of Brazil, music worker since the year 2001, having performed live with a dozen bands and artists since then, and now based in LA. I graduated in 2018 on the Guitar Performance Program from Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Beginners and intermediate levels are welcome!

From strumming the acoustic guitar to soloing on the electric, I can provide you with ample knowledge!

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My name is Kailey! I started playing piano at age 3, singing at age 7 and playing violin at age 10! Music has been my whole life... pretty much my whole life! I am committed to supporting my students to become the best musician they can based on their goals through my years of training and knowledge!

I went to Berklee College of Music and graduated in 2013. I play many different genre's of music (rock, pop, classical, jazz, edm, hip hop, rnb etc). I have performed with major artists such as: Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson, Annie Lennox, and Carlos Santana's band.

I specialize in teaching violin, piano, singing, songwriting and performing! I customize my lessons directly to your likes, needs and interests! I will support you in having FUN, learning proper technique, music theory, performance, audition tactics, songwriting, and whatever oth

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Elizabeth
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Alicia is a wonderful instructor, very friendly, helpful, and really knows music. I'm an adult learning and a complete beginner, and
her lessons worked well for me, with a challenging yet comfortable atmosphere. I highly recommend Alicia to students of all ages."
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Sienna
"Aleksis was a great teacher. I highly recommend him."
Drake
"Aaron has been GREAT with my son. He is only 4 and begged for lessons. Aaron is very accepting and patient! Thank you for working with us."
Monica
"My 6 y.o. daughter had lessons with Kseniya for 15 months before we relocated and she has learned a lot from her. From being a newly beginner to being abl
e to play arrangements of famous classical pieces and also some movie songs my daughter was interested to learn. Kseniya also taught her how to read the music and explained a lot of theory rules to her. And I could see , she really enjoyed the lessons for all these months - challenging but fun."
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Benjamin
"Claire has such a lovely rapport with my son, and does a fantastic job instructing at his level. He is already showing retention of the information and co
ncepts she has introduced, and he is so excited for every lesson. I’m thrilled we found her, and that she was willing to take a chance on such a young student!"
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Winnie
"We really enjoyed having Tom as our piano teacher. He taught 3 of my kids for 4 years till he moved 😥. He taught them technic, theory and also let my kids
choose some fun songs that they wanted to play. He made sure the kids were having fun even though they did have to practice and played some classical songs. My kids have improved alot since they started taking too!"
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MaryAnn
"Three of my daughters have taken voice from Ariel. One trained for 5 years with her. She not only taught her classical and broadway but also built her a
bility up to the point of singing for hours in a rock band. She also gave her guidance in her acting roles as well, and this lead to several awards. My second daughter went from a shy child to being confident enough to audition and earn leading roles in musicals. My last daughter has a few delays and was having a hard time with memorizing and pronunciation, Ariel was very patient with her and always built her up. I can not express the thanks I have for her and the amazing improvement that my daughter has made.

Not only is she an amazing vocal teacher of all genres, she is an amazing mentor for my children. They always leave her lessons feeling like they can do anything."
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Jason
"Kelvin is an extremely knowledgeable musician with a great teaching style."

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