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Lisa P.

Brandon, FL

I have taught piano for many years and studied piano since I was a child. I have a bachelors in music and have worked in a top classical studio in my background.

About Lisa

My Background in Music:

My inspiration first started when I was seven years old and in second grade. I was pondering if I wanted to dedicate myself to the music field. A substitute piano teacher came in that day and played and my admiration decided me to pursue this ambition for my life work.

I studied and played guitar and auto-harp as a child because of our lack of piano. The guitar was a gift and I played it for years and studied vocal music throughout school.

When I was a young teenager I started playing with a group that I met in a barn and I was thrilled. Many other musicians
have been part of my story and as a young person I studied privately with such greats as Michelle Barone Horsefield as well as with with studio musicians such as the Scott Steeleman Studio and John Sayer.

Education:

When I was a little older I started studying at the Community Music School at Capital University in Columbus Ohio. I studied with Joan Hall Huet and enjoyed her style and training as well as Steve Caricciola out of Capitol who played organ and taught me composition. Those are only two of the wonderful teachers with whom I trained.

As I was studying, there came an opportunity for me to study and work with the founding member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He was Mr. Robert Buchsbaum of Coronet Recording Studio. I came into his studio to make a demo tape and he offered me a job.

He was a fantastic engineer as well as the finest of oboists. We talked music for nine years together. He changed my life in so many countless ways that it would take a book to explain what was brought to me musically at that time.

I continued to play as well as help in the studio wherever and whenever I was needed. I recorded and wrote many original pieces and became copyrighted as well as a member of BMI and ASCAP.

I won the USO talent show in 1985 and was offered the possibility of travel, but I chose to stay in Columbus. I was very blessed to have met and worked with many of the finest professors in the country as they were a part of our Artist-In-Residence Series in the studio.

People such as Rosemary Platt, a professor of Ohio State University, Paul Droste, TBDBITL and retired OSU marching band director. I came to Florida in 2001 and have expanded my musical adventures. I continue to play musically with a few local musicians and write music. I plan to continue to be an active force in the music field as well as teach other people how to be fine musicians.

Credits:

I have been involved within the music industry for many years. My credits include working almost ten years in a classical recording studio of high reputation. I have trained with many fine teachers and have grown to love the music field more and more. My goal is to expand your knowledge into a lifetime love for the music field and not to frustrate you with seemingly impossible tasks.

Children and Adults:

I love children and have worked many years with all age groups as well as with adults. I have the patience and good disposition necessary to help you enjoy the musical experience.

The methods that I use while on a steady course with an accredited system will also include learning how to enjoy music, write music and read music. I have people who are devoted to music and who will have it in their lives always because of my guidance.

A Personal Note

My skills include many years of teaching and helping students become stronger and better equipped to face the best future that they can possibly reach. I have devoted my life to teaching people to read, study, write and perform well.

I have researched the many students that I have trained and I have developed quick and efficient ways to reach needed goals. I have tutored children in reading, writing and comprehension skills as well as contest preparation and test taking.

I have also been involved in many public speaking and performance opportunities. When I was a young child I had the privilege of training in phonics and in eighth grade was reading at a college level.

When my family moved to another community while I was in the ninth grade I was placed in twelfth grade classes and while I did not have the emotional maturity I did have the intellectual ability. I have been concentrating on teaching music for the last few years and have also addressed a need in raising the skill levels in other subjects.

I have also spent time teaching children to prepare for tests. That led me into training others how to develop study skills to help them in lifelong pursuits. I am a writer and love to use stories with a good solid moral point.

I have devoted myself to helping children and young people as well as adults and have many references and connections to my community. I have been published in syndicated newspapers and I am currently a member of the American College of Musicians.

I have been listed in various Who's Who Publications such as Who's Who for Entrepreneurs and have even been listed in European publications. I believe that I have changed lives for the better and this gives me a strong drive and purpose to equip and strengthen others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach online with much success. You can stay in the comfort of your own home and I can teach your student as if I am right there. Give online a try and see if your student continues to grow musically.

My usual goal in a lesson is to promote thought and a natural interest in personal development.

1. I require that the students have the materials needed to get the best possible results I can suggest which ones are the best for the student. Materials are usually of minimal cost unless a student wants to do very serious training.

2. The first few minutes we go over their homework and decide if they need another week or if they are ready to move on. Most of the students can move on so I am going to give that scenario.

3. I then present a concept that will usually take some practice to master.

4. The last section is spent in going over what will be done in their own time.

I'll do my best to make sure that the student understands everything that is being presented to the best of their capacity.

Practice time is age appropriate and I am sensitive to the time constraints that are part of our society today.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha keyboard, bel canto vocal set up, computer, Luna acoustic guitar, classical guitar, lesson books.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a guitar but students need their own instrument and will need books.

*** Specialties ***
I use touch therapy and associations as well as help people overcome stage fright. I also use Bel Canto in vocal training. In guitar I can teach up to early advanced. On piano and vocal I can take children 7 and up male or female. I use positive reinforcement. I have innovative programs that stimulate and rejuvenate.
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Sabe H. July 28, 2015
Music Theory · In home
Verified Student
Job well done. Very excited about having Lisa as a teacher
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Glenn P. July 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Lisa has such a passion for teaching her students piano as well as life lessons. She is extremely talented in many areas of life. My family is blessed to have found such a gifted musician and teacher. My daughter has learned so much in a short amount of time and looks forward to her piano lessons each week!
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Stephanie P. September 29, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Lisa is an exceptional person, let alone teacher. I have had the privilege of having her as my Aunt, and writing and playing piano with her has always been a fond memory for me. She made it fun, and even when I struggled, she was able to lift my spirits with her positivity and her passion for music. As a teacher, she's able to explain things in different ways and cater to the individuality of the student, which I think is key to building a solid foundation when learning a new skill, and developing said skill over time. She has incredible drive, and I think any student who gets to work with her will excel, while having a good role model to aspire to!
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Lisa P.

Brandon, FL 33511
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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KeriAnne N. J.

Brandon, FL

Ages 4-Adult

About KeriAnne N.

Dramatic Soprano & Brandon School of Music Director, KeriAnne B., is an alumna of California State University, Fullerton, where she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance. She is the Director and Instructor of the Brandon School of Music. In addition, KeriAnne B. holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Music from Yuba College where she studied Vocal Performance and Piano Performance. Recently she made her Florida professional singing debut with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra as soprano soloist for their production of Messiah and Christmas at the Movies. She has performed selecti
ons from the roles of Gilda (Rigoletto), Rusalka (Rusalka), Lakme (Lakme), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Carmen (Carmen), Susannah (Susannah), Pamina/First Lady (Die Zauberflote), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Lauretta (Gianni Schicci), Lay Sister (Suor Angelica), Semele (Semele), and Xerxes (Xerxes). She has appeared as soloist with the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale, Yuba Sutter Youth Chorus, Yuba Sutter Bel Canto Singers, First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach as Soprano Section Leader and Soloist, CSU Fullerton University Singers, CSUF Chamber Singer, CSU Opera Production, and the CSU New Music Ensemble. She appeared as the soprano soloist with the Bel Canto Singer'€™s production of the Stabat Mater of G.B. Pergolesi. She has sung as soloist for works such as the Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Messiah, Ralph Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music, John Rutter Gloria, John Corigliano Fern Hill, and other such works. She has appeared in productions with the Shoreline Opera Scenes Program singing Mozart, Offenbach, Chausson and others.

KeriAnne has studied voice under Joaquina C. Johnson, Dawn Hays-Weiss, Dr. Gerald Seminatore, Dr. Nicole Baker, Kathryn Rundus, Rhona Klinghofer, Meg Stecker-Thorsen. She has studied piano under Howard Johnson, Dr. Robert Bowman, Lavinia Livingston, Dr. Terry Watson, Dr. Monica Lee, Jensina Byington-Oliver, and most recently under Dr. Charles Enlow. She also has studied vocal pedagogy under Joaquina C. Johnson and Dr. Patricia Prunty. Extensive studies in piano pedagogy were completed under Dr. Robert Bowman. Post-Undergraduate studies have included opera and piano studies at California State University, Chico, Fullerton College, El Camino College and Shoreline College.

She has sung under the the highly esteemed and world renown choral conductor John Alexander, and acclaimed women's choral director, Dr. Vance Wolverton. She has also sung professionally under choral conductors Grant Gershon, of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Opera Chorus, Dr. Robert Istad (Long Beach Camerata Singers), Dr. Nicole Baker, Joaquina Johnson, Dr. Lynn Bielefelt, Sean Boulware, Linda Waterman, and the acclaimed Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pop's Orchestra. She has toured with the Boston Pop's Orchestra and has sung as professional section leader and soloist for Redondo Beach Methodist Church. She has performed for world famous composer, Morten Lauridsen, singing his piece Mid Winter Songs. She has had the opportunity to tour California with the Cal State Fullerton Chamber Singers. She has also had her compositional work "Snow Falling in a Quiet Night" premiered by the New Music Ensemble at CSU Fullerton. She has studied composition under Dr. Pamela Madsen.

KeriAnne's teaching career has included teaching at elementary school, high school, college, and university levels and has had several experiences with music education. She has tutored college/university level theory, piano performance, class piano, coached voice students, taught voice and has accompanied vocal and instrumental soloist. She has acted as the Assistant Director to the Yuba Sutter Youth Chorus, Assistant Director to the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale, and Assistant Director to the Yuba Sutter Bel Canto Singers. She has taught throughout public schools and private schools throughout California, Florida, Texas and Washington State. Matthew's Music (CA), Orange County Music Academy (CA), Redondo and Hermosa School of Dance and Music (CA), Manhattan Beach Middle School (CA), Lennox Unified School District (CA), A Sharp School of Music (TX), Allegro Piano Studio (TX), Alamo School of Music (TX) and Aria School of Music, Palm Bay School of Music and Brandon School of Music her privately owned and operated voice and piano studio. She has also accompanied singers in the San Antonio Independent School District vocal programs (Luna Middle School). Most recently, she has obtained her K-6 Elementary Education Teaching Certification from the State of Florida.

Along with her teaching, she has acted as the Assistant Youth Chorus Director for the acclaimed Sacramento Opera Company in the production of La Boheme. KeriAnne has had an extensive performing background in choral music, vocal performance and piano performance. She has acted as cathedral pianist for the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, TX. She has been involved and competed in the NATS auditions as well as has performed in solo concerts and recitals within Yuba Sutter area, Seattle Metropolitan area, Orange County, Brevard County and Los Angeles County areas. In addition, she is a church musician that has sung in the Aldersgate Chorale and UMC of Redondo Beach and has performed numerously as soloist for several various churches. KeriAnne has had an extensive list of activities as a pianist, accompanist, coach and teacher. Some of her pianist involvement include, accompanist for instrumentalist and vocalist, pianist for weddings, funerals, parties and entertainment venues. She has had extensive experience in church music and served as pianist for four years.

Most recently, KeriAnne has been accepted in the Central Florida Lyric Opera as a member of the Resident Artist Training Program. Auditions for local opera companies are in the works, and she is looking forward to starting her Master of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Central Florida in the Fall of 2013. Her goals include getting an Artist Agent to manage her singing career and having the opportunity to sing internationally.

KeriAnne is a Certified Music Teacher in 32907

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons can expect to be educational, fun, motivational and full of lots of singing. You will learn how to have fun playing music, musical techniques, sight-reading, musicianship, note-reading, ear training and theory. After 3-6 months of lessons, you will be either playing the piano or singing at a high level. You will be learning new music, having fun and enjoying what you are learning in my teaching studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Upright Piano, Music Stand, Parent Waiting Area with comfortable chair and couch, Lighting, Bookcase with Music Books and Music Supplies, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical/Operatic Voice Techniques, but am able to teach musical theatre. I do not teach popular vocal styles, such as rap, rock, indie, soul, country, hip hop, gospel, punk, or pop music styles. For piano, I teach a little bit of every genre and style. Guitar I teach basic techniques, chording and strumming. Music can range from classical, folk, jazz to more popular tunes.
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Ireland G. August 30, 2015
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with KeriAnne. My grandmother found her on a site, much like this one and it all started from there. I can honestly say that finding her was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Not only is KeriAnne such an outgoing and fun person, but she is so very talented. While working with her, I studied opera, classical music, theater performance and music, foreign languages, along with a little piano. I took lessons for about a year and it completely changed my ability to sing. I am proud to say that I am in an advanced women's choir at my school as well as a show choir that I had to audition for. I know that if I hadn't been coached by KeriAnne none of that would be possible. Her teachings have lead me to great things and if you ever have the chance to work with her it is truly an opportunity like no other.
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Fleda G. August 24, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
KeriAnne is awesome!
She worked with my daughter for classical piano and vocal training. KeriAnne has a passion for music and a desire to teach that made each class fun and satisfying. My daughter learned quite a bit and KeriAnne really worked to stretch my daughter to new heights she never realized she could achieve.
I would highly recommend KeriAnne to anyone interested in expanding their child's musical passions.
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BettyM May 16, 2011
KeriAnne B. is absolutely awsome!! She always encourages and instills confidence in my grandaughter's abilities to play any piece she desires.
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KeriAnne N. J.

KeriAnne N. J.

Brandon, FL 33511
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Amy N.

Wesley Chapel, FL

Preferred method for beginners: Alfred Basic Piano Library

About Amy

I had my first piano lesson when I was five years old. I performed my first piano solos for audiences at school events. I joined the keyboard team at church when I was thirteen years old. I quickly learned to improvise and accompany. It was exciting to discover that I could study piano in college. I earned my way by accompanying voice and instrument choirs, rehearsals, lessons, and recitals. I enjoy helping other people excel, so I chose a teaching degree over a performance degree.

In 1991, I graduated with my bachelor of music degree in piano pedagogy. I immediately began teaching p
rivate and group piano lessons, building my studio over fifteen years to reach nearly 600 students ages five to seventy-five. I accompanied community choirs, local vocal artists, and students performing on other instruments. I performed as a substitute for church choir directors and accompanists. I was employed as a music director and organist for seven years.

I achieved my Music K-12 professional teacher certification with the State of Florida in 2007. I teach elementary classroom music for the District School Board of Pasco County. I continue to perform as a professional accompanist and serve on the piano faculty at the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach beginning students to read music. I teach students to play piano successfully. Reading music is a step-by-step process. I like to begin at the beginning. Using an age-appropriate All-in-One course from Alfred Publishing, we begin with the basic layout of the piano and learn to navigate the 88 keys. If you absorb and apply the information quickly, we move along quickly. If you need a little more time to sort it out, we take all the time you need.

My piano lessons are structured around the student's interests and abilities. Whether you are looking for a fun hobby or a place to launch your musical career, our time together will guide you to your goals. I am aware of physical and cognitive developmental stages and am able to present material in a suitable format for any student, adult or child.

*Special note to parents of children with unique needs: Piano lessons are a fantastic way to provide your child with focused one-on-one time while learning new skills. Playing the piano incorporates hand-eye-brain coordination, reinforces reading skills, provides opportunities for personal achievement, and teaches self-discipline through accountability. With my experience and training in Exceptional Student Education, I am able to personalize piano lessons for students with physical and cognitive challenges.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ f/w keyboard and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
My students need to have at least a 50+key keyboard/piano in their home.

*** Specialties ***
Sight Reading, Beginners
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Tom K. March 11, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Amy has developed a positive bond with my daughter and is skilled at teaching piano.
I was skeptical that my daughter (she was 10 when she began) would advance much with only 30 minute lessons once a week. I was wrong! Amy initially focused on the fundamentals, while slowly introducing my daughter's popular pop song requests. This balance (including lots of practice) has kept my daughter's interest as well as progressed her skills way beyond my expectations.
Amy has been very accommodating, flexible, and easy and pleasurable to communicate with when unforeseen schedule challenges have arisen.
The learning atmosphere in Amy's home is conducive, comfortable, and welcoming. My daughter enjoys seeing Ms. Amy weekly to show off what she's practiced and anxious to learn more. My visits during the lessons are relaxing ...sitting on the living room couch adjacent to the piano.
I'd recommend Amy N. for anyone interested in a patient and talented music teacher.
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Urmilla B. October 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Lovely Teacher

Ms. Amy is a wonderful teacher. From a students perspective, her lessons are enjoyable and helpful. Ms. Amy is always there when assistance is needed and questions need to be answered. She has a very warm, patient, friendly and opened personality and i would recommend her to anyone looking to learn to play the piano. Playing the piano with Ms. Amy is very enjoyable and something I look forward to doing weekly.
-A Happy Student
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Cheri F. April 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Ms. Amy is Wonderful!!! Great teacher!

I have two kids learning piano with Ms. Amy, 3rd & 4th grade. They have completely different personalities.

Ms. Amy's patience and enthusiasm continues to make learning fun for both my boys while teaching/motivating towards their individual ages/styles.

Very fortunate to have found Ms. Amy.
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Amy N.

Amy N.

Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ursula P.

Kissimmee, FL

Come ready to show me what you can do and we will work from there to accomplish you goals.

About Ursula

Special Greetings! I am so excited and ready to be a part of your success. From beginner level all the way up to the stars.You will experience the best of care and service for your young one on up. I am fully bilingual and offer University Skills along with learning to read music, write music, full theory curriculum, or just learn how to play naturally by ear. I also frame your child's drawn piano hands and personalize it so that you will have a memory of your first lesson if desired. I love what I do and looking forward to helping you achieve your heart's desire. For children and Adults. Read
y to serve you.

Sincerely,
Ursula S.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your very first day will be a time to remember and cherish. According to what you already know, you will be placed in a program just right for you. I am here to help you through and encourage you from beginning to end to not give up. Feel free to express any desire you may have to achieve your goal.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Travel availability

*** Specialties ***
Classical and gospel Music. Playing by ear.
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Steve S. April 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ursula is great with kids! She's a joy to work with! My son liked his lessons with her so much that he even started practicing in between his lessons which is something we could never get him to do before.
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Urmila M. October 30, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mrs. Ursula has been coming to my home since in August of this year to teach my five year old to play piano. Mrs. Ursula has such a cheerful personality and my daughter Trinity loves her very much. Mrs. Ursula is an AWESOME teacher and great with my five year old. She has done amazing things teaching my five year old. I am so happy to have her as my daughters instructor. She is so knowledgeable and does a great job teaching music.
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DAMARIS R. October 1, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excelente maestra professional y muy encantadora.A mi hija le encanta, estamos muy a gusto con ella...
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Ursula P.

Kissimmee, FL 34759
(9)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kevin M.

Davenport, FL

I love teaching students how to play the piano. I enjoy helping them achieve their specific goals. I am all about increasing my students' musicality to the fullest potential. I can help them learn the skill of sight-reading (Imagine knowing how to immediately play a piece of music that you have never seen before!) I can also teach them how to play by ear/improvise
(Wouldn't it be nice to be able to successfully play a song from your brain on your first try?) I'd love to teach you how to play.

About Kevin

Hello! My name is Kevin, and I am looking forward to teaching you everything I know about music! I've been singing at Walt Disney World for over 22 years (and I still am currently) with the Voices of Liberty, the Dapper Dans of Main Street, and Four For A Dollar. I have a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Penn State University. Even more than singing, playing the guitar, arranging for a cappella, and playing piano, I love to teach! Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, I've wanted to be a teacher of music in various capacities. My favorite aspect of teaching several private st
udents each week is that every individual student has a different story: What is it that you want to accomplish? Would you like to sing, play piano, or play guitar? Would you like training in music theory? Do you want to eventually have a career in music? Will this be a hobby for you? Whatever your goals are, I am excited to know your story.
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Stephen July 28, 2015
Singing · In studio
Kevin has been a great teacher for our 11 year old daughter, Sophia. He has inspired her to learn and improve her vocal skills and she is now starting to learn some piano as well. He offers not just singing to her but a rounded understanding of her musical skills. After two months of weekly sessions, she is always excited to go to the class and to continue to practice at home, vocally and on the piano. Thanks Kevin!
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Pam C. July 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very profesional
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Dana July 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
My daughter loves taking piano lessons with Mr. Kevin. He is extremely talented and knowledgeable and teaches in a way that is effective and fun. His excitement for music, use of technology, and ability to assess my daughter’s needs from lesson to lesson keeps her practicing and I appreciate his excellent communication about what and how she is doing. I would definitely recommend Mr. Kevin!
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Kevin M.

Davenport, FL 33896
(14)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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