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Kristen R.

North Salt Lake, UT

About Kristen

Hi! My name is Kristen and I am a 25 year old singer who loves music. I started my music career at the early age of 8 and haven't stopped singing since. Originally from Monterey, CA I grew up singing with my family. It has always been one of my favorite past times to sing with my dad. My family is one of the most important things to me, followed closely by music! Having been both an instrumentalist and vocalist, I feel it is important to not only know how to sing, but to be able to read music and understand what you are singing. After graduating with a music degree from BYU-I, I feel I ha
ve the tools to teach these and more.
Through my years as a musician, I have come to appreciate many different kinds of music ranging anywhere from Broadway to opera to Jazz, etc. I feel this gives me the ability to cater to my student's individual goals as musicians. One of my goals as a teacher is to help you to learn to sing what you love while giving you the correct foundation to build on. Music is supposed to be fun!
I believe self confidence is extremely important as a vocalist. "Stage fright" is common thing that holds us back from reaching our full potential. Singing with confidence makes you feel great, and sound even better. Sometimes it is all that's missing from a potentially amazing singer. I have helped many students overcome this road block and emerge filled with confidence and self assurance.

*** Lesson Details ***
Did you know that people can hear a smile in your voice? Smiling while singing actually produces a different sound that is pleasant to the ear. I want this experience to be fun for my students. That said, however, I believe self discipline is a very important aspect of music. I will encourage students to practice regularly and come prepared to learn. I will usually request that students bring a recording device so they can take home our lessons and practice. This also allows you to hear how you sound during lessons and reproduce(or improve) that at home.
During my lessons, we will cover topics ranging from improving your technical skills, basic singing principles, ear training, sight-reading, to theoretical knowledge. We will also discuss voice maintenance. That said, I feel it's important to get out of the lessons what you want, so I don't have a set curriculum. I tailor each lesson to the student.
All in all, I am a patient, fun-loving teacher who will work hard to bring out the very best in all my students. I will neither push too hard nor be too lenient as we strive to reach the goals we have set together.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano and music books provided

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide some music for the student. I would prefer that the student have access to a piano and bring a tape recorder and notebook to each lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Although I was classically trained and studied opera in college, my younger singing experience largely involved musical theatre. I have always been told I am a natural on stage. I strive to instill that confidence into my students because confidence really is half the battle.
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Ammon R. October 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
First off she has a beautiful voice. She doesn't waste your time in any way, she gets right to it when it's time. She helps you know what you need to do in order to become the type of singer you want to be. She's not only a good singer, but also a great listener and problem solver.
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Lindsay S. October 27, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kristen is amazing! She has a beautiful voice and she is a great teacher! She is willing to work with you at your own pace and has excellent exercises for you to practice at home. She has great suggestions for different songs to sing that will help you reach your full potential. I would HIGHLY recommend Kristen for your singing teacher!
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Marsha M. March 7, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
amazing with confidence

Kristen Has a amazing way of making anyone feel at home and at peace. My daughter loves singing lessons and I truly believe that my daughter has gained confidence as well. This was the best gift I could have given my daughter.

Kristen we appreciate and recommend her
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Kristen R.

Kristen R.

North Salt Lake, UT 84054
(15)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Eric S.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Eric

I am by trade a musician who specializes in drums and drum education. I have played as a professional musician in the Salt Lake City, UT, and greater Los Angeles, CA, areas. My project involvement ranges from hip hop, metal, jazz, funk, blues, indie, reggae/ska, rock, pop, fusion, singer/songwriter, and electronica.

I instruct private lessons and workshop sessions to students of all ages, including those with varying levels of experience. I have also expanded my knowledge base by being included on tracks and albums of many professionally recorded albums.

I am a graduate of the Musicians
Institute college of contemporary music in Hollywood, CA, with a performance degree for drums and percussion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Here is the biggest thing you need to know about taking lessons from me: IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!! lesson pace, curriculum, and progress, all revolve around YOU. Each individual is different, and is attracted to the drums for different reasons, with different goals in mind. I customize your lessons based on what YOU want to learn, how quickly YOU learn, and what YOUR goals are. Here are some generic things that I focus on:
-Good habit building
-Technique
-Positive reinforcement
-How to effectively practice
-Goal attainment
-Time keeping
-Styles [music genres]
-Making lessons FUN, yet INFORMATIVE

*** Studio Equipment ***
teaching studio detached from the house with a few drum kits w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
PROVIDED: material, spare sticks, drum keys, music books, practice pad.
NEED: drum kit, practice pad, metronome, sticks.

*** Specialties ***
Good habit building, technique, positive reinforcement, how to effectively practice, goal attainment, time keeping ---

Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Blues, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Country/Western, Electronica
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Asa B. October 30, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Eric is great. He is so positive, makes my son feels good about himself and his ability to learn the drums. He is punctual, prepared, and enthusiatic. He's a great teacher.
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Travis J. December 2, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I have had a handful of lessons, only, but recognize that Eric is a very good instructor. His instruction is geared around me and my pace and provides relevant material to help me along the journey of learning a new instrument.
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Bobbie M. November 25, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My 10 year old daughter has been taking drum lessons from Eric for almost 1 year now, she absolutely loves it, and looks forward to going every week. Eric makes her lessons fun and easy for her to understand, she has progressed so much. I would definitely recommend Eric to anyone.
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Eric S.

Eric S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(7)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Thomas (TJ) J.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Thomas (TJ)

Hi, there! My name is TJ and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons in Drumming for 15 years and have loved helping my students achieve there goals. My teaching style is that of structure. I believe with structure, learning takes place automatically without the student even noticing it until there goals are meant. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Ralynne Phillips November 15, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
His teaching style was very good for me because he told me , showed me how to do it and then had me practice & gave specific feedback as to what I needed to fix. He was patient as I learned.
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Skye S. November 5, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
TJ was enthusiastic about what he teaches, clear with his instructions, and had had good teaching technique. It was a very good first lesson and made me feel confident that I will reach my goals as a drummer.
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Thomas (TJ) J.

Thomas (TJ) J.

Layton, UT 84041
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Craig A.

Layton, UT

About Craig

Craig A. has been performing as a musician, vocalist, and actor for the past 40 years. His vocal training came from Dan Truhitte who played Rolfe in the Original Sound of Music Motion Picture. Craig Also studied theater and vocal technique at Sacramento State University California. Craig performed professionally throughout the western states including the Hiltons, Sheratons, Holiday Inns and Harrah’s Hotels. Craig has also worked as a sound designer and sound technician at many live theaters throughout California and Utah.
“My goal in teaching is to help students reach their fullest pot
ential as singers and to build their confidence in the process. I feel it's important to get out of the lessons what you want, so I don't have a set curriculum. I tailor each lesson to the student. Lessons focus on each student as an individual and can include anything from vocal technique and song choice, to audition coaching and recording sessions for ear training.”
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Janae K. September 14, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Craig Anderson was my first and favorite voice teacher! As a young teen I was shy and insecure, Craig made me feel safe and assured in my talent! Because of him I am now studying voice at BYU, I sing for a nationally ranked Acapella group, and have started my own band. I'm not just saying it started with Craig just to boost him, I sincerely mean it when I say he helped get not only my voice in shape but the confidence to sing it out loud and proud! Craig is highly recommended to all singers!!!!!
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Cynthia September 13, 2015
Vocal Training
I first heard Craig sing live, and was so impressed. So I sent my teenage daughter to him for lessons. My daughter loved working with him. She has become an amazing vocalist in a band and an accapella group. Craig's instruction played a big role in her transformation.
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Bryanna September 10, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
I really enjoyed taking Vocal with Craig. He was an amazing teacher and really helped me succeed as a vocalist. He helped me know the correct way to breathe, to stand, and many important things that you won't find with other instructors. I've taken lessons with many others, but no one like Craig. He was truly interested in my voice, and how I could become a better singer. He helped me recognize my strengths and weaknesses, and helped me strengthen them.
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Craig A.

Craig A.

Layton, UT 84041
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Taralynn S.

Ogden, UT

About Taralynn

ALOHA!

Polynesian born I was raised by a woman that embodied the spirit of aloha, music, dance, and the Polynesian culture. I would love the opportunity to share the aloha with you, educate you, and develop the talent that may be hiding in your soul. The love that I have for my culture can be expressed through you. I look forward to meeting with you soon!
Mahalo,
Taralynn
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Brandi February 8, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Taralynn is patient, kind and works great with kids. She started teaching my 7 year old and is now teaching my whole family!
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Taralynn S.

Taralynn S.

Ogden, UT 84405
(1)
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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