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Tricia Y.

Grand Rapids, MI

About Tricia

My passion is teaching music to students of all ages and all levels; sharing with them the joy of music. Music has the capacity to open up our hearts and minds to unknown worlds and cultures; thereby enabling us to express ourselves in unique and individualized ways. Music is not solely about learning the notes, or conquering Rachmaninoff or Grieg; each song is a melody of the heart, and should be navigated as such. When I teach lessons my students learn technique, structure and theory, but also voicing, expression, and interpretation.

I graduated from Multnomah University in December 20
11 with a Bachelors degree in Music. I specifically studied instrumentation (piano), vocalization, performance, conducting and composition.

I love music, I have since I was a little girl. From a very young age I loved that music took me and my imagination to worlds untold and it never mattered if I spoke German, Italian, French or Spanish, I could play the songs of those countries, and then it was like stepping into another world. This joy and excitement about music is what still carry with me as I continue my music career. And this is precisely what you can expect I will teach my students as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
The world of music is such a fun and joyous adventure, and this is only the beginning! Students can expect a lot of laughter and an enthusiastic and fun teaching style. As a piano and vocal teacher, I develop a curriculum for each student that is individualized in his or her specific learning style. I believe that students learn at their own pace, enabling me to learn with them while helping them find out what they love about music. The talents I bring to my students include a strong dedication to the art of teaching, commitment and loyalty to the them and a willing ear to listen. I can also offer my substantial experience with teaching music, a love for learning, and a personable non - confrontational teaching style. I am dedicated, punctual and hard working.
After six months of lessons students can expect to know their notes, being able to read music on their own. They will mostly likely have completed their first book and major song, and will have good momentum to get them going on their next musical story.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio with piano, music stands, mirror, recording devices (minimum) and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have the piano. I will bring basic teaching materials.

*** Specialties ***
Composition
Conducting
Piano Pedagogy
Music Theory
Jazz Chording
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Carol Rausch November 4, 2015
Singing · In studio
Tricia is a phenomenal instructor. After working with her, she is helped me gain confidence in my singing ability and performance skills that I am now singing with a public choir. I would highly recommend Tricia to all level students!
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Tiffany September 16, 2015
Tricia is a wonderful teacher and musician! She has extensive knowledge of many musical genres. She is dedicated, skilled, and caring. I recommend her as a fellow music teacher!
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Mark September 11, 2015
Piano · In home
Tricia was incredible. I give her full credit for instilling a love of music in my daughter that had continued to grow. Great teacher.
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Tricia Y.

Tricia Y.

Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Barbara C.

East Lansing, MI

About Barbara

An experienced piano & voice teacher who has taught hundreds of students in the Lansing/East Lansing area . Ages range from five to adult. I've coached voice students for auditions in school/community musicals. I've coached piano students for music performances in recitals and solo & ensemble festivals. I am also a Registered Music Therapist who has taught simplified piano lessons to students with special cognitive and physical needs. I have taught in students' homes, in my own home and at music stores. I received both a bachelor's and master's degree in music from Michigan State Universi
ty. I am caring, loving and motivating toward my students. I communicate well with people at all levels. I modify music teaching methods to meet each student's level of learning.

*** Lesson Details ***
I expect my students to practice daily, bring completed homework assignments in music theory to each lesson, listen carefully and attentively to my instructions, try new techniques, ask questions, and be consistent in attending their lessons each week. I use the Alfred piano methods for children, older learners and adults, along with the Schaum Keynote Speller (Primer and Level One) for beginning piano students. If students are interested in branching off into classical music repertoire, I concentrate on musical selections that they choose from various classical composers. If they are interested in more easy-going, popular music/broadway musical selections, then we concentrate on selections that they choose.
For voice students, I use the Estelle Liebling Vocal Course for vocal technique skills; and I allow them to choose songs that they are interested in learning, whether it be popular music, broadway songs, church music, or more formal styles of music. After 3-6 months, the piano students will have learned all the basic skills in reading music, developed finger coordination and sight-reading skills, and advance to a higher level of piano performance. Voice students will have learned all the vocal techniques, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, music theory related to reading music, expressive music techniques, and performance techniques.

*** Studio Equipment ***
stand up piano in living room seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
Alfred Piano Courses (Children & Adult), Estelle Liebling Vocal Course,
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Nikki D. November 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent teacher!!
we really appreciate her :-)
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Susan October 24, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Barb is wonderful and kind. An excellent voice teacher for a beginner!
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Tayvon March 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She was very personable, and understanding. Definitely made me feel more confident in myself.
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Barbara C.

Barbara C.

East Lansing, MI 48823
(10)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Kelsey P.

Grand Rapids, MI

About Kelsey

I love singing! I've been singing for as long as I can remember, and I've been creating songs and playing guitar since shortly after that. I have a Bachelor's in Music from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI and I have been a full time working musician for two and a half years.

After graduating, I worked for two years at Baker College in Owosso, MI as a tutor for English and Math in the school library and eventually started teaching a basic English class. During these years I developed a passion for teaching. I love helping students discover skills they never thought they had,
and helping them develop those skills so they can become even better. Whether I'm teaching Singing, Performance, Songwriting, I strive to find ways to help each student achieve their goals.

Let's set big goals and achieve big dreams together!

*** Lesson Details ***
Singing-
*sing warm ups at the beginning of every lesson
*choose songs that are at your level of singing, this means that if you choose a song I don't think you're ready to sing, we'll choose a different song until you're ready.
*set goals for performance.

Songwriting-
*break through writer's block
*explore your creativity
*journal every week

Guitar-
*Learn your favorite songs!
*Learn scales, chords, and basic music theory

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office Space
Piano
Guitar
Internet

*** Specialties ***
Singing
Writing
Guitar
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Reviews

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Norman C. September 23, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Kelsey's lessons are really helping me reach my goals. The time allotted for the lessons really flies
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Mya G. August 10, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great instructor with kids! Very patient!
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Sandra W. June 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I am 62. About 2 years ago I started singing karaoke when we go out with our friends on Saturday nights. My voice needs a lot of help, so I am very limited to what I can sing, and what I do sing is just okay.
Kelsey is patient, and as part of my lesson, i was to list songs as part of my goal. She picked out a couple of them for me to work on to improve my overall singing. Each week she would pick out areas of the song and tell me what I need to do to umprove on it. I have quite a ways to go, lots of bad habits to correct, but I have been able to apply what I have learned so far to songs that I have already been doing and to other songs that I wouldnt have considered before I started 3 1/2 months ago.
Kelsey is a great teacher, and I really look forward to my lessons.
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Kelsey P.

Kelsey P.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(13)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ya-Ju C.

Lansing, MI

About Ya-Ju

I am a professional pianist. I have been teaching piano since 2007. I teach private piano lessons from beginner to advanced level. Style and length of lessons can always be customized depending on students' interest and goal.

I started playing piano at the age of 4. I earned a Bachelor's degree from Taipei Municipal University of Education in Taiwan, and a Master's degree in piano performance from Kent State University. I am currently working on my doctoral degree in piano performance and master degree in piano pedagogy at Michigan State University.
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Ya-Ju C.

Ya-Ju C.

Lansing, MI 48910
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Rachel M.

Comstock Park, MI

About Rachel

A recent graduate of Cornerstone University with a degree in Music Education! I have a strong passion for music as well as theater! I've taught private lessons as well as run music for multiple productions! I have also travelled to over a dozen countries as a vocal soloist.
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Rachel M.

Rachel M.

Grand Rapids, MI 49525
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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