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Erin W.

Portland, OR

About Erin

I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, and over a decade of vocal training and performance experience.

I teach voice lessons to kids, teenagers, and adults.

My voice students range in ability from absolute beginner to intermediate with significant previous musical and vocal training. I have helped the beginning students learn to match pitch and read notes on the staff. My voice students learn to sing with purer vowels, increased breath support, and use a greater range.

I also teach beginning piano to all ages. I teach students as young as 5 as long as t
hey are able to stay focused for the duration of a half hour lesson. Most of my piano students are in the 7 -10 range, but I teach some beginning adults as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice students will learn to improve their technique through proper breathing, correct vowels, space, and resonance. I teach repertoire based on the students' interest, but I am well versed in classical and operatic repertoire in English, French, German, and Italian, as well as some musical theatre and jazz. I also teach pop songs for those who are interested. I can help you improve your technique for whatever style of music you want to sing.

Piano students will learn to read music, play with correct form, learn scales, and improve their musicianship skills. I teach out of lesson books (mostly Faber) to improve technique, but I want students to learn supplemental pieces that are fun for them as well.

I hope to share with you the same joy I get from making music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio at home has a piano, my music library, a large mirror for aiding the student in observing their vocal habits.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For in home lessons, students will need to have a keyboard or a piano in a space free of distractions. Students should have a neat, three ring binder to hold all of their music.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching classical art songs and musical theatre.
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Abby August 22, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Abby was shy when she started. Erin was patient with her. I never used Skype before so it was an expedient me
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George L. May 22, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I had 3 lessons from her. She is a very patient teacher; her instruction is progressive and methodical. I really enjoy learning things I had no idea before. Her instruction really has widen my breath of knowledge in voice.
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Jamie D May 14, 2014
Awesome Teacher!!

I have been learning from Erin for about 6 months, she has shown me how to do things with my voice I never thought I could ever do!! She is really patient, but holds me to a high standard as well. Lots of fun, and easy to be around too. Great experience!
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Erin W.

Erin W.

Portland, OR 97217
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jane Y.

Ridgefield, WA

About Jane

I teach music to kids, and Kids ONLY!

I only teach in studio, not online, as I believe in being very present and in place with children. I regard them as individuals with differing potentials and personalities. so lessons are custom taylored to your child, after a month of assessing during first lessons. I need to know WHO THEY ARE, in order to best teach them individually, and that is best achieved face to face, one on one.

PLEASE READ MY REVIEWS FIRST! See what other parents say about MISS JANE! thank you.

I specialize in getting young children engaged in lessons and excited about
music. I work with special needs, learning issues, LGBTQ kids and empathic/sensitive kids or shy/anxious kids. as well as gifted and ANY other kids.

My goal is to help your child learn to love music... IN THEIR OWN WAY.
What exactly they learn is not quite as important as how happy they are to learn, and that they want to come to lesson and they want to show you what they can play. I want them to be excited about music, as I AM!

We do learn to read music, to play scales, to listen to and appreciate music and we mix up popular songs with the traditional classical pieces.

Kids get to experiment with different instruments in the studio and they love it! Lots of kids add instruments or change instruments during their time with me. Some kids end up playing them ALL.

Music is a great tool for teaching LIFE LESSONS. I use music as a way to LIFE COACH and MENTOR my kids through the rigors of childhood.

I can show them how MUSIC is a tool to turn life challenges and events into personal art, and how it is a weapon against the rages of the teenage brain and rumination. I help them find their own personal RESET BUTTON through music. And I start early to help them understand this process and train them in controlling overwhelming emotions or anxiety through the daily practice of music.

Music produces ENDORPHINS, SEROTONIN and DOPAMINE. Dopamine must be present for a brain to learn. So Music improves schooling in a BIG WAY! Kids who practice before school see a huge jump in reading, math and comprehension, within three months of starting lessons and usually jump a level in reading.

Music changes the brain and raises the IQ up to 9 points every day you practice~! That translates to better school grades and better functioning in life. 66% of all MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS are music majors.

I have 10 albums releases, two EMMY AWARDS for PBS NATURE DOCUMENTARY SOUNDTRACKS and currently run a jazz trio doing live shows monthly. at 60 years old, I STILL LIVE MUSIC everyday!

I teach all the instruments a kid could want to play, EXCEPT BRASS. If they want to learn flute, clarinet, violin along with the usual PIANO/DRUMS/BASS/GUITAR then we do that. I can help them with school band also.

Kids learn to read music, learn to keep rhythm, learn music theory, and how to change their brain with music practice. We also use Macs and Garage band to create music and I teach them how to use recording software so they can do this at home!

It's always a great, fun day in MISS JANE's MUSIC STUDIO!

Come join me now, I am located right by the Clark County Fairground. Slots are limited and fill up fast at the start of school each year.

Please consult me BEFORE Purchasing any instruments, as I know the best deals and the best fit!

STUDIO EQUIPMENT

Hallet Davies & Co. Acoustic Piano (tuned)
Ensoniq SQ2 synthesizer and keyboard
Roland D-50 Synthesizer/keyboard
Yamaha MOTIF ES6 Workstation and Keyboard
Yamaha PSR 240 keyboard
Casio Sampler keyboard
Guild Dreadnaught acoustic guitar
Guild Thinline acoustic guitar
Guild 1968 Classical guitar
Alvarez baby guitar
Yamaha SSC500 electric guitar
Ibanez roadstar bass
Ibanez pre amped bass
Yamaha Stage drum 6 piece
Yamaha Studio Drums 5 piece
Ludwig Break beats jazz kit 4 piece
Djembe hand drum
Irish drum
Flute
Clarinet
Accordion
Ukulele
Autoharp
Violin
MOTU 828 Recording interface and Digidesign Audio Desk Software
PRESONUS recording interface and STUDIO ONE SOFTWARE
Garage band recording software
Gallien Kruger bass amp
Line 6 Bass amp
Crate Acoustic guitar amp
Line 6 electric guitar amp
Roland Micro Cube electric guitar amp
Peavey KB60 keyboard amp
Peavey 100 keyboard amp
Yamaha PA system with two speakers and stands
Four MacBooks and iBooks
Three iPods for training apps.
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Anukon August 13, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
The greatest instructor in the world.
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Jimmy November 11, 2015
Drum · In studio
With three years training with her on piano, guitar and drums, I can say that I have a pretty good merit to judge Jane. She's honest and brazen, loud and proud, but most of all, if you stick with her long enough, more than just a guitar teacher or whatever. With three years spent with Jane, I made a friend. So, if you want your kid to go to lessons, come home and not have an experience, Jane is not for you. If you want your kid to have another person caring for them each and everyday, and learn some bass on the side, I would highly recommend Jane Yii to you.
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Sydney P. September 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
With one kid on drums and the other on the piano and Mom and Dad joining in, our family looks forward to playing music together. Jane was great for the first time lesson jitters and had her on drums to find the beat too!
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Jane Y.

Jane Y.

Ridgefield, WA 98642
(52)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Don C.

Vancouver, WA

About Don

Don brings over 36 years of teaching experience in Piano, Voice, and Guitar. His relaxed and humorous approach to music encourages students to embrace a love for the musical art.

With 2 American Idol finalists to his credit, along with numerous students who have gone on to professional careers in theater, television, and film. He also has 16 years experience as Musical Director for over 45 theatrical productions in Southern California, Oregon, and Washington.

He has received an award in Southern California for Outstanding Musical Direction in a theatrical production of "The King and I.
" He is currently the vocal coach for Magenta Theater and Musical Director for Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy, both in Vancouver, WA.

He has traveled the US with The Continental Singers, an international singing group, been a choral director in churches and various performing groups. He has worked as a recording studio engineer, live sound engineer, and theater sound designer.

Don strives to bring out the best in each student. Whether a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, Don will expand your musical horizon and styles to new levels.

*** Lesson Details ***
All that I request from a student is a desire to learn. I will work with you at your pace to achieve the musical goals you have. Each student begins at a different level.

The first lesson will focus on your musical background. If you are a beginner, that's no problem. I specialize in working with beginning students to teach them all the joy and satisfaction there is in mastering an instrument.

I love to laugh and the lessons are very laid back and fun, but I desire that a student move forward and learn new techniques.

You will be playing simple songs after your first lesson. I'm asked many times by students "how long will it take until I'm good." My answer is: that is in direct proportion to the amount of time you dedicate to practicing. After a month or two, you will know how to read music and have a basic understanding of music theory.

I use various curriculum depending on the student's need. For piano, I generally use Alfred Methods. For guitar, Hal Leonard or Mel Bay. For voice, the curriculum is individually tailored to the students level and goals.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in theatrical performance for actors/vocalists.
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Nina C. January 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Love it! Easy going, easy to understand, great tips and techniques I can use to get stronger more quickly. Looking forward to next week!
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Robin Villarreal January 21, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I was quite nervous trying to sing after many years away from the choir. Don makes your first class friendly and comfortable. I left feeling like he will know exactly what I need. Was great!!!
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Andrea S. November 18, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed my lesson with Don. He was very professional, but laid back. He helped me with exactly what I had asked for. I felt comfortable making mistakes. Also, while practicing in between lessons I'm able to contact him with questions.
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Don C.

Don C.

Vancouver, WA 98665
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jack W.

Vancouver, WA

About Jack

I started taking Violin and Piano lessons at age 7. By the age of 12 I was performing recitals and was Concert Master of my elementary school orchestra. In high school I was first chair, and learned to conduct the orchestra. I attended Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield Missouri. I created my own string quartet while studying there. I studied Violin under Mr. Harold King, who was a good friend of Jascha Heifetz and was his roommate in Chicago where they studied music together. I have studied Violin and Piano with many other instructors, including Tony Bennet and Peggy Lee's record
ing pianist. I studied modern and jazz piano with Paul Horn's Jazz Group. I was vocal coach for 3 years for the Pasadena, California Ambassador choir.I have taught for approx. 50 years privately and in various colleges and schools. I was a co-founder and owner of Pasadena School of music in Pasadena California . I was an instructor for Beacock Music in Vancouver, Washington. I have been a member or the Clark College Orchestra and have performed in several concerts with them.I currently perform all over Oregon and Washington, and perform weekly for various functions in the area.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room:Roland electronic piano, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Violin
All required music

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki Violin, normal Violin Methods, Classical Violin and Piano, modern music piano & theory, and Viola.
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Evelyn B. June 2, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Very good instructor
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Lisa O. November 14, 2013
Viola
Verified Student
JACK IS TERRIFIC!

I wish we had found Jack years ago. We hired Jack specifically to help my daughter prepare for an audition. The audition was a success! Jack's approach to teaching is no nonsense and precise, but he has a warm and gentle way about him that motivated my daughter in a way that others haven't. Aside from his teaching ability, I was pleasantly surprised with Jack's sense of urgency and flexibility in responding to special scheduling needs. This is the first time I have been inspired to write an on-line testimony. I hope it helps other students discover Jack's tutoring.
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Sharri L. October 31, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Deserves 6 stars

If I looked for a million years I could not have found a better instructor than Jack. He is a peach. I am an older student with Osteoarthritis and I'm hoping that violin will both help avoid Altzheimer's and exercise and stretch the fingers. Jack is sympathetic to my needs and is helping in any way possible. I always look forward to Jack and his sunny personality and expertise. I'm sure that I have reached the epitome of "difficult students", but Jack is always patient and pleasant. He is a true professional in every sense.
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Jack W.

Jack W.

Vancouver, WA 98662
(5)
starting at
$33 / 30-min
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Andrea U.

Ridgefield, WA

About Andrea

Andrea’s passion for teaching is evident in her care for the individual student. She realizes the importance of allowing her students to manifest their own creativity, and she takes pleasure in witnessing the blossoming of music within their souls. Her reward is seeing students enjoy the process of learning and discover their own passion in music. Andrea enjoys the challenge of turning reluctant students into passionate ones. She tailors each learning experience to fit the student, finding the styles and pieces that turn apathy into interest, without forsaking a solid musical foundation. Andre
a also incorporates the importance of awareness of one’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing at the piano in her lessons. She believes that it is essential for students to know how to play in a way that promotes free movement and prevents injury.

Andrea graduated from Marylhurst University, where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy.
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Daniela July 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Andrea is wonderful, patient and positive. I highly recommend her to anyone 😊
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Andrea U.

Andrea U.

Ridgefield, WA 98642
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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