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Jay E.

Indianapolis, IN

Performance anxiety is something that many musicians deal with to some degree. I am great with helping my students overcome many of the common fears associated with performing, having overcome many of them myself!

About Jay

My musical journey began the with piano at the age of seven. I took regular lesson all the way through high school, eventually performing works such as Gershwin Etudes, Chopin Waltzes, Debussy Arabesques, and Beethoven Piano Sonatas. My trumpet performing started in 1993 and continues, having earned two degrees in trumpet performance, and performed with groups such as the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and Lone Star Wind Orchestra.

I have been teaching privately for 13 years, most recently having a studio of around 50 students in the Dallas area, where my students have performed at even
ts such as the state solo and ensemble contest in Austin, and it groups such as the Texas All State Band, and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra to name a few. I now continue my private lesson instruction in Indianapolis. I have learned to adjust my teaching technique to match each individual, whether it be the music difficulty, learning pace, or musical genre preference. I have taught trumpet students of all ages and abilities, as well as beginning and intermediate piano and french horn. I look forward to helping you make beautiful music on your instrument!

My teaching philosophy

Private lessons are a one on one experience that give students guidance on their specific musical needs. Rather than only working on pieces for un upcoming audition or competition, I emphasize working on a variety of repertoire that will improve all aspects of one’s musicianship. Lessons are not a weekly practice or coaching session, but rather a time for me to help students with what they have already been practicing. More specifically, I help with embouchure formation, tone production, note reading, practice technique, musical phrasing, breathing, performance anxiety, rhythm, music theory, bad habits, or anything that will help the student make better music in the long term. I also frequently provide musical examples and inspiration by playing for my students.

Lesson Policies

Students are required to practice a minimum of fifteen to forty-five minutes per day (depending on the student’s age), six days per week.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own lesson materials, such as books, valve oil, metronome, etc. Piano students must also have a well maintained piano to practice on. High quality electric keyboards with all 88 weighted and touch sensitive keys are acceptable.

I have a 24-hour lesson rescheduling policy. If a student fails to provide notice via phone call, text or email at least 24 hours prior to the starting time of the lesson, or misses a lesson unannounced, the student will be charged for the full lesson cost. If adequate notification is given, the lesson will be made up at a later date. Lessons may not be missed without rescheduling, except for the months of December, July, and August. During any or all of these months, due to holidays and vacations, students may miss one lesson without rescheduling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Clavinova keyboard with weighted keys

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide no equipment

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical, jazz, and commercial, having experience in all three areas. I teach a lot of ear training and music theory regardless of the instrument.
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Sophie V. January 15, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
My daughter is actually excited about practicing!
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Angie N. March 5, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have three children taking piano lessons with Mr. Jay. We have been with him for almost two years now. He is wonderful with the kids, amazingly patient with my seven year old daughter, and very flexible with his schedule. I would definitely recommend him. He is fantastic.
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Sandra D. July 15, 2014
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Jay has been very helpful in getting me started on the trumpet again. He is great at teaching techniques and is very knowledgeable about music.
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Jay E.

Jay E.

Indianapolis, IN 46220
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starting at
$31 / 30-min
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Josh L.

Indianapolis, IN

I teach singers of all genres (country, classical, pop, bluegrass, rock…) to sing with confidence and freedom!

I teach an open throat technique (appoggio) that allows the singer to sing with freedom, and access their entire range evenly. I also work with students to develop style, interpretation, languages, and acting ability.

About Josh

I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Music, specifically voice.

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 16 years, and contempora
ry keyboard for 7 of those. 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.

As a professional recording artist I frequently take trips to Nashville for co-writing, recording, and meeting with record labels. I have written with well-known writers like Mia Fieldes from Hillsong, Tony Wood from Provident Label Group, Stu G from Delirious?, and Jon Steingard from Hawk Nelson. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic songwriters.

My personal passion is contemporary 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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Annie January 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Josh is enthusiastic, knowledgable, and fun. He helped Annie be at ease right away. We are looking forward to more lessons.
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Anna B. January 19, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Anna loved it! She can't wait for her next class!
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Jerry Lee November 30, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It was my first lesson with Josh. Josh was very accommodating, knowledgeable and very approachable. Very pleasant experience and I am looking forward to getting more lessons from him.
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Josh L.

Indianapolis, IN 46250
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Sphie H.

Indianapolis, IN

Hello! I offer a well-rounded approach to learning the art of musical performance. Instruction is designed to fit each student's personal goals through understanding technique, performance and theory. I utilize foundations in many diverse genres from classical to pop-based perspectives. I have ten plus years teaching experience in both private and group settings and look forward to helping you meet your goals.

Students will focus on technique and theory while integrating improvisation and live performance techniques. Classes are designed to fit each student's needs in discovering, learning and empowering the uniqueness of the individual.

I teach all ages and students from beginner to advanced.

About Sphie

Hello! My name is Sphie (Pronounced Sfee). I am a Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Yoga Instructor, Visual Artist and Producer. I offer a relaxed, versatile and professional approach to singing lessons, piano, yoga, meditation and fitness. It is my goal to accommodate the individual's personal goals. I offer training to all levels and ages and strive to share music, self-empowerment, mindfulness, health and creativity as a tool for lifestyle enhancement. I have spent the past ten plus years teaching all ages and accept beginner to advanced students.

I received an A.A.S. in Vocal Perfor
mance from McNally-Smith College of Music in the Twin Cities, and studied Piano, Classical Opera and Musical Theater throughout my youth. I specialize in classical and pop-based vocal training and piano instruction.

I am also a Hatha/Vinyasa, ERYT200 Yoga Instructor specializing in Self-Regulation and Trauma Relief. I teach all age ranges from beginner to advanced. I have trained nationwide with instructors such as Shiva Rea, Seane Corn and Hala Khouri.

I have recorded and co-produced five albums and have self-produced four music videos. When not touring and recording, I am teaching yoga, building in community and producing music videos. I also specialize in dance and movement.
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anna February 9, 2016
Yoga · In home
Sphie is an amazing presence and has great depth. She is fearless in her attention to others and capacity to hold an authentic & powerful space. She is strong and grounded, while also light and fluid. Having built a solid foundation through years of dedicated personal practice, she offers truly potent teaching and transformational experiences for her students.
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Jacob February 9, 2016
Music Performance · In studio
Sphie has been a fantastic instructor and dedicated person. She respects her own crafts and it shows in work with others, as her excellence in facilitation of a student reaching their goals and coming in to their own.

Highly Recommended.
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Nancy February 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
I have been fortunate to receive lessons from Sphie for both piano and private yoga. As a beginner piano student she made instruction very comfortable, easy and fun.
Her yoga instruction is superior due to her overall knowledge of both body and mind. This helped me in achieving new positions. Her passion for music and yoga is very apparent and comes through in her teaching.
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Sphie H.

Sphie H.

Indianapolis, IN 46205
(14)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Blake C.

Greenwood, IN

I love the rush that one gets from performing. I intend with music performance to help you communicate exactly what it is you what to convey in the message of your song.

About Blake

I have been singing and playing piano since I was 7 years old. I started teaching piano and voice when I was about 12 years old. Not long after that I began to get very involved with community musical theater. During this time I was classically trained in voice as well as piano. I studied music in college, where my focus was in vocal performance. During that time I learned a number of instruments such as percussion, strings, some wind and brass. I teach beginners level of strings. I also teach classical level piano and voice. I work with music for theater auditions as well as competition music
. On a different note, during high school I ran track, so I can help with training for running. On the academic side, I did very well in English and basic Math throughout school. During lessons I cater personally to the students needs, my goal is to help them learn the skill and not discourage them with it. I like to make learning anything exciting and fun while in a structured atmosphere!
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Kesslar S. December 1, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Blake was awesome! He made us feel very comfortable and was very easy to talk to. I learned a lot from just one lesson. 😄
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Patricia E. September 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He was very professional and kind.
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Patricia E. September 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He was very professional and kind.
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Blake C.

Blake C.

Indianapolis, IN 46217
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Vandi E.

Carmel, IN

I have two performance degrees. I have been teaching and performing for several years. I am an excellent performance coach. I can get you polished, confident, and ready to wow your audience.

About Vandi

Credentials:
MM in Vocal Performance, the University of Akron, May 2015
BFA in Musical Theater, Shorter University, May 2011

Vandi has extensive performance experience in multiple genres: opera, musical theater, straight theater, film, church music, and contemporary music.
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Hope February 3, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
With only one lesson my daughter has already shown improvement! Really put her at ease and was very kind and patient. Knows how to bring out best in her student. Very impressive
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Andrea R. January 25, 2016
Audition Prep · Online
Verified Student
We are extremely happy with Vandi; our 10 year old daughter has done her Audition Prep with success for Middle school and further presentations.
Vandi is very kind, professional person to work with, she has guide us from the beginning. we as parents have had a wonderful experience classes online.
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Nadia January 10, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Was a great experience! Vandi is very sweet and very good.. Would highly recommend her!!
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Vandi E.

Vandi E.

Carmel, IN 46033
(30)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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