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About Kristen R.

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North Salt Lake, UT
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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.

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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.

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Piano and music books provided

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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.

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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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Ray R. August 1, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Kristen is so wonderful to work with. She sees my needs and we work on my singing capacity. Kristen is always happy to adjust on days and times when needed. I love working with her and she is a really great person.
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Ray R. April 21, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
We had a great introduction and lesson for our first time. Kristen was very sweet and friendly. She created an atmosphere that induced learning and her instructions were right on for my singing style. I was really impressed I feel we will work well together to accomplish my goals!!
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Ammon R. October 21, 2015
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
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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Kristen R.

Kristen R.

North Salt Lake, UT 84054
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About Samantha O.

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Ogden, UT

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About Samantha
Samantha has been teaching private lessons since 2013 and is currently available to teach lessons at her home. Samantha has helped students gain confidence, expand their range, learn healthy singing habits , and helped prepare them for auditions, such as choir, etc.

Samantha received her training at Southern Utah University, where she received a degree in Music/Vocal Performance in 2012. As an expert in her field, Samantha looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Samantha's teaching style is relaxed and engaging, yet professional.
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Gavin H. January 15, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
It was an easy going very comfortable lesson. It gave me hope that I could actually sing someday. Samantha is very professional and nice and knows how to teach.
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Gus October 17, 2016
· Singing · In home
Samantha is really great! She focuses on technique to help you build on a good foundation. She is classically trained, but still was willing to help me with the music style that I wanted to focus on.
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Arianna June 28, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Love Samantha as an instructor! Very patient, kind and knows her stuff! Highly recommend her to all my musical friends
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Samantha O.

Ogden, UT 84404
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About Mike J.

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Ogden, UT
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Hi. My name is Mike J. I am a full time music instructor with over 30 years of experience teaching, performing and writing music. I teach both steel string guitar (acoustic or electric) and classical (nylon string) guitar as well as the electric bass and the ukulele.

I incorporate music theory into my lessons but can also teach theory by itself.

I cover rock, folk, pop, blues, jazz, gospel, country or classical. I teach fingerpicking and flat-picking. I strive to find a good balance each lesson between the study of reading, technique and music theory and learning songs you know and like
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I have had excellent results with this approach so that typically ¼ of my students have stayed and studied with me for over 3 years!

Here's an article I wrote on some of the reasons I enjoy teaching:
http://takelessons.com/blog/teaching-guitar-helps-you-improve

I look forward to the possibility of helping you reach your musical goals.
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James November 29, 2016
Verified Student · Bass Guitar · In home
I'm a 42 yr old man with no music training. The teacher has been very patient and encouraging as he has taught me to play the Bass guitar.
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Sherry August 21, 2016
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · In home
Mike has been a great instructor. I am a beginner and he has been very helpful and patient with my lack of knowledge and ability. He answers all my questions and has been very encouraging and helpful. I am looking forward to continuing and finally being able to play the guitar!
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Jeff V. February 22, 2015
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Most of my life I've wanted to learn how to play the guitar so a couple years ago I started teaching myself from online tutorials. With no real structure and no one to hold me accountable, I had very little success. So 9 months ago I gave Mike a call. I'm a very busy individual but Mike was willing to work around my schedule and fit me in when it was convenient for me. The first few months were fairly difficult because I had developed some bad habits and was still very green. Mike ask me what kind of music I wanted to play, fixed my bad habits, and now he has me playing songs from Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, The Eagles and more. Playing the music that I like has made it fun and motivates me to get better. Mike is an incredible guitar player and instructor! I'm looking forward to what he can teach me over the next few years.
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Mike J.

Ogden, UT 84403
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About Mary J.

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North Salt Lake, UT

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with a B.M. From the University of Utah and an M.M. From Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, I can help you find your self expression through technical mastery of the violin.

I am also currently studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. I am a member of Tau Beta Pi national engineering honors society. I love to teach violin and I also love the natural sciences.

Basically, I am a nerd. But one that can help you excel in music, math and science.
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Rachel M. November 16, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
My five year old has been taking lessons with Mrs. Jeppson for 9 months and the experience has been wonderful. Mrs. Jeppson is patient, kind, talented, and an intelligent teacher who makes her lessons fun. We highly recommend her to all levels and ages.
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Mary J.

North Salt Lake, UT 84054
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About Alexandra M.

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Salt Lake City, UT

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About Alexandra
Alexandra Mortenson is a private violin teacher and writing coach in Salt Lake City. Her name means “keeper of man”, hence she has a wonderful husband, eight younger brothers, and a sneaking suspicion that she may end up with all sons. She loves to read, write, run, and hike in the mountains.

Alexandra is delighted by her opportunities to teach and help her students succeed in achieving their personal goals and ambitions. Please contact her with any questions or interest in taking lessons. She teaches the following subjects:

VIOLIN
Alexandra has been studying the violin for over 18 yea
rs, taking lessons primarily from Peggy Wheelwright and John England. She played in the youth violin group Pizzicato Strings and was concert master for her middle school and high school orchestras. Alex is currently finishing a music minor at the University of Utah (graduation Dec. 2016) and has enjoyed four years with the University Campus Symphony.

A few of Alex’s favorite pieces include Csardas (V. Monti), Symphony Espagnole (Lalo), Theme from Schindler’s List (John Williams) and The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels).

WRITING
Words are Alexandra's passion, and she graduates in December, 2016 with her Honors B.A. in English. She has written for The Standard Examiner and The Daily Utah Chronicle, publishing a variety of articles and gaining experience in research, interviewing, writing, and editing. She has also worked as a research writer and editor for FamilySearch and has been accepted to present twice at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference. She enjoys writing short stories, personal essays, academic papers, and basically anything that includes words.

KOREAN
Alexandra learned Korean while serving in South Korea for a year and a half as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While there she taught and studied daily in the Korean language, and upon returning home she started the Korean Studies minor at the University of Utah. She is currently taking the highest Korean language class offered by the university.
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Frank A. January 28, 2017
Verified Student · Writing · Online
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Jaycelyn January 20, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Great to meet Alex! Very friendly and knows what she's doing when it comes to playing the violin. Very attentive and easy to work with.
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Ashlyn W. January 6, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In home
She made my daughter feel very comfortable during her first lesson. She is excited to continue!
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Alexandra M.

Alexandra M.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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