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Marty W.

Chandler, AZ

About Marty

Open up to your own unique voice. Play piano with energy and freedom.

"With singing, your body is your instrument. Helping you become all you can be as a performer is my number one goal. Protecting your voice is a close second as we work to strengthen your vocal range and the quality of your sound. As well, piano students will learn techniques that will speed up their comprehension of sight reading and/or improvisation. Teaching gives me an opportunity to energize my students and share with them historically proven techniques - as well as new ways of practicing and performing." - Marty


Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Marty moved to the Phoenix, AZ area eight years ago. Marty has over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. She studied for three years at the School of Music, University of Colorado, Boulder. She has studied in the Masters program in vocal pedagogy and has performed in a variety of venues from blues to opera.

You will find her pedagogy technique to be respectful of the masters that have come before her. She is also open to new techniques from belting (in popular music), to microphone usage skills. As a student, you will be invited to perform in student recitals. You will be joining a team of dedicated, passionate performers who know the pleasure of performing.

As a beginning and intermediate piano instructor, Marty will guide you in the basics of sight reading. If you prefer, your piano classes will consist primarily of improvisation and chord progressions (you will also learn a little bit of sight reading which will help you 'flesh out' the melody). You will gain a solid foundation in music theory as well as an introduction into the vast world of music history. All age ranges are welcome, from the beginning elementary student, to the retiree just now finding the time to pursue their passion to perform.

I have authored a variety of music theory articles to assist you with your progress. We use these in the lessons to speed up your assimilation of the material. You will receive support via this literature and will quickly recognize how music theory supports your efforts with either singing or playing the piano.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your voice is unique to you. How you currently sing and what you want to sing will be the foundation from which we work. We will explore your voice and strengthen it via breath and physical exercises and practice with a repertoire that suits your individual tastes. We will also prepare your mind for quick and fluid articulation of your musical sensitivities.

Music theory and various musical explorations will assist you in moving forward in the most rapid manner possible. Whether you are twelve years old or sixty-five, you will find fun as well as perceptive methods for strengthening your passion for musical performance.

Since your body is your instrument, I am very conscious of the need to assist you in waking your body up in order to perform most successfully. The warm-up exercises include not only traditional vocalizes, but also methods for stretching your body and strengthening your diaphragmatic breathing. My students become very aware of any residual tension in their bodies. Singing is a wonderful way to get in touch with - and expel - any way in which you might 'close down' or 'tense down' your physical body. By working with a caring professional, you will learn how to freely share your unique talent with the world.

As we progress through the series of classes, you will use breathing exercises to activate the thoracic (throat & chest) and visceral (stomach) cavities. Your lessons will continue into specific vocalization exercises; such as singing scales, triads and specific exercises to assist you with fluid musical expression. Traditional ear training will also be a part of the lessons for intermediate students.

Many of the lessons I teach include a theme of working on confidence, vocal projection, breath support, finding and releasing tension, vocal range expansion, audition preparation and stage performance. All singing includes a core of story-telling. You will be encouraged to 'deconstruct' a song and discover the story, along with the emotions that are found in the lyrics of the songs you will sing.

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In a similar fashion, my piano students will work on exercises to establish kinesthetic learning or muscle-memory. I have a unique method for sharing chord-progressions and piano improvisation. You will learn to quickly share music in a satisfying and pleasing manner that will surprise you and the people who hear your music. From your unique 'ear,' and via your new-found understanding of music theory, music will pour out of your piano.

As a piano student, you will also be exposed to lessons of the masters who have taught for hundreds of years. Sight-reading at the piano is a very enjoyable skill. It is also a foundation from which we will work (while taking in mind your particular interests). Again, whether a pre-teen or a senior citizen (or anyone in between!) who has finally found the time to explore their musical talent - you will find classes uniquely suited to your musical trajectory.

Your lessons will proceed as you acquire the ability to successfully perform your exercises and musical literature. Playing the piano fluidly and sharing your abilities with others is an amazing experience! It is my intent to ensure that your progress is swift, enjoyable and based on the work of the masters who have come before us! See you soon... Cordially, Marty W.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, metronome, microphone and amp. I can provide supplemental piano music; in some cases, students will need to purchase their own music. I also have an area where parents can wait for lessons to end. We also have a market or restaurant close-by as well.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling to student's homes - they need to have a piano. In some cases, students also need to buy their own voice or piano books. In the event that a vocal student prefers in-home lessons and does not have a piano, I can bring an electric piano to the lessons (let's talk!).

*** Specialties ***
Barbara Doscher method of Opera Voice and Singing
Have experience with conducting choral music
Piano - beginner and intermediate sight reading
Piano - chord progression and music theory (some songwriting)
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Grace July 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
I enjoyed how flexible Marty is . She is a nice teacher who embraces different cultures and approaches.
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Anne B. March 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am retired and wanted to start playing piano again after many years. Marty tailors my lessons to my skill level and to the kind of music I want to play. She is very personable, extremely well organized, and is a very effective teacher.
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Rebecca A. October 15, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Marty is helping me figure out what I want to get out of voice lessons. I have loved signing my whole life, I am 50 now, still love it but never had any formal training, she is helping me find my real voice and express it the way that I want to. I LOVE HER!
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Marty W.

Marty W.

Chandler, AZ 85224
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$31 / 30-min
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Jim W.

Glendale, AZ

About Jim

Experienced, Highly Qualified Math Tutor and Music Teacher Available!

Math got you down? It can be easier than you think! My knowledge of math has greatly increased my income. It can increase your income, too! Don't get stuck earning minimum wage. I am an experienced teacher and have been tutoring people since 1975. I passed the state AEPA Area 10 test and am highly qualified to teach secondary mathematics. I even help students who are home-schooled! For your peace of mind I hold a current State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card. I am also an experienced st
udent with seven college degrees, including a B.A.! I used my Data Processing degree to write some math drill computer programs to help students with basic math skills. Students can access them on my laptop computer! I have recently been working as a chess coach and have a little time available around my coaching and tutoring schedule.

Contact me for tutoring: math, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, test preparation (math portions of AIMS, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, GMAT, etc.), physics, electronics, computers (software, hardware), music (theory, aural perception, guitar, piano, voice, winds), Spanish, economics, investments, business, and chess.

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Music Lessons in Your Home on Your Instrument!

Music lessons (appreciation/history, theory, aural perception, songleading, guitar, piano, voice, winds) by a professional singer.

Personal information:

Until 2013, my primary source of income since 1992 was education. I have been to Europe five times, México twice, coast-to-coast in the U.S., and to Hawaii twice (Now I have been to every southern state except Florida!).

My credentials:

* experienced high school math teacher
* experienced private teacher
* experienced tutor
* OPAC certification for Windows
* OPAC certification for Windows XP
* OPAC certification for Spreadsheet
* OPAC certification for Basic Excel 2007
* OPAC certification for Intermediate Excel 2007
* OPAC certification for Basic Word 2007
* OPAC certification for Intermediate Word 2007
* OPAC certification for PowerPoint
* OPAC certification for Database
* OPAC certification for Basic Math
* OPAC certification for Record Locating
* OPAC certification for Telephone Order Entry
* OPAC certification for Customer Service
* OPAC certification for Proofreading
* OPAC certification for Spelling

*** Lesson Details ***
I work with you on what you need. My goal is to help you understand so that you can learn to do what you need to do without me.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in helping people learn the math they need for school and tests such as AIMS, ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, ASVAB, etc. I am a highly qualified math teacher in Arizona.

I also teach computers, software, electronics, music, chess, and Spanish.
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Bill D. April 22, 2016
Harmonica · In home
Verified Student
Helped a lot. Will learn thanks to Jim
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Carlos February 10, 2016
Classical Guitar · In home
The reason why I called Jim was to help me with my classical guitar pieces for my ASU audition. I had very little experience in this side and of music and looking for a teacher was important. I hired Jim for an hour every Sunday the past month of January. The way he approached the music pieces and the knowledge he had was very impressive. Jim is also very patient and lets you have control over the lesson and start or suggest were to begin the lecture. I was able to lean a piece and know how to approach classical guitar thanks to Jim. There were somethings that I din't like about some of the lessons, There were times that when Jim was lecturing, he would get side tracked and forget about the topic and not even look at the music for a great majority of the hour, it was defiantly frustrating. Nonetheless, Jim is a great teacher, always appreciated when he stayed over the hour to further discus the piece. For these reasons I have decided to give Jim a four out of five rating.
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Andrea S. November 11, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We are working with Jim currently. My son is adhd. And we are adjusting to his needs. Jim has been very patient. Good experience so far.
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Jim W.

Jim W.

Glendale, AZ 85301
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Maurice S.

Phoenix, AZ

About Maurice

I taught special education in private schools for over 20 years, and then worked in the insurance industry for a few years before earning my teaching certificate and returning to teaching in the last 3 years.
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Colin M. October 24, 2016
Hebrew · In studio
Verified Student
Maurice is a blessing to my life and an answer to my prayers. If you are serious about learning Hebrew this man is the man to see. He is on time, good natured, and patient. His teaching method gives quick results.
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Kim Swenson August 6, 2015
Math · In home
Verified Student
I am in my second year of homeschooling and had prayed specifically for a male teacher to come alongside us and assist in our homeschooling adventure. Although my son, who is six, is not having any difficulties at the moment, homeschooling is still new to me and I was hoping I could find someone who would keep us accountable and help fill in any gaps in my son's schooling. We have found Maurice to be just what we needed. He is engaging and encouraging and has been helpful in sharing strategies and teaching techniques that foster comprehensive learning and not merely memorization.
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Melissa S. May 17, 2015
Reading · In home
My son has had tutors in the past, and they simply read with him, which is not what he needed. Maurice actually is teaching him in a way he can understand, and is very patient. My son is no longer on his IEP and is grade-level, thanks to Maurice.
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Maurice S.

Maurice S.

Phoenix, AZ 85016
(12)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Trang N.

Mesa, AZ

About Trang

I like to teach kids, students, and adults, one-on-one to help them reach their goals whether it's Fitness, Music, Math, Spelling, Chemistry, or Spanish.
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Aubrey M. October 19, 2016
Algebra · In studio
Verified Student
I was disappointed that the instructors page stated she would be able to meet in my home and she is not. Trang was flexible with her schedule for us to meet at her home, but that does not suit our needs at this time. Otherwise, she was kind and accommodating with her willingness to help teach.
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Isla August 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter really enjoyed her class and can't wait for more lessons!
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Sienna R. August 22, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
my daughter felt so comfortable and is very excited to work with Trang.
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Trang N.

Trang N.

Tempe, AZ 85281
(9)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Nguyen H.

Glendale, AZ

About Nguyen

I'm friendly and easy going. Moreover, I would like to try something new in order to help students learn better. Besides that, I would like to take time to consider student's needs in order to give the sufficient lessons
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Nguyen H.

Nguyen H.

Glendale, AZ 85302
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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