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Chase G.

Altamonte Springs, FL

About Chase

Born in Atlanta, GA, I began performing vocally and on saxophone, at the young age of 7, and it has taken me all over the world. I discovered a joy for teaching music through creative and fun methods at Lee University in Cleveland, TN (2004-2008)

I currently live in the Orlando, FL area and am outgoing, funny, and optimistic. My experience, as a finalist on American Idol, in 2007 ignited a passion to not only perform but to teach. With over 8 years of private teaching experience, I understand that learning happens differently with everyone.

Whether you are just beginning or are wanting
to reach the next level in your musical career; I am here to help motivate you and give you the tools to reach your personal goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method is laid back, friendly, educational and motivational.

In the first lesson I will get to know the student, their goals, personality, and learning style. This enables me to customize a plan that allows students to flourish and learn at an accelerated pace.

Whether a voice student is wanting to have more control, power, and extend their range; or just wanting to be more comfortable performing in public, with work and dedication, these are all obtainable goals that, amazingly, can be reached within the first 3 to 6 Months of Lessons.

I prefer to teach students not just through learning scales but through applying vocal principles to the songs and music that most interests them. Whatever their favorite style of music we will be learning to apply what is taught in lessons to the actual songs of their choosing, in any genre. This makes learning fun and helps to keep focus and interest alive.

Many of these same principles also apply to learning how to play the saxophone! In These lessons you can expect to learn how to read music, develop a solid tone and even improvise by ear!

All lesson plans are tailored to get the student making music as quickly as possible so lets get started!

*** Travel Equipment ***
pay for students music tracks and books

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary Vocals (similar to Speech Level) as well as Classical styles of voice such as Bel Canto. My strength is building curriculum based upon the students goals and abilities to enable them to perform the styles and Genres that they are passionate about. Whether It's teaching a student to just match pitch or helping a performer connect with a song to make it a more musical performance. I truly enjoy motivating and educating so that the students obtain the proper tools to accomplish goals.
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Tom A. April 23, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Chase is friendly, professional - topics covered were very informative and immediately useful - highly recommended
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Ha-My L. October 11, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Chase is just a helpful and thoughtful teacher. I am such a newbie in singing and he really takes his time correcting and supporting me to improve myself. After few lessons with him, I have found myself more confident. He makes me love singing so much now.
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Andrew P. October 10, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I sang in chorus for almost two years when I was in high school. People always considered me an okay singer. Never thought to try private lessons. I've been playing guitar for 10 years. Most people consider me an excellent guitarist. About three months ago started playing more acoustic guitar songs with vocals but the vocals just weren't where I wanted them. So I decided to give voice lessons a shot.

Chase has been an excellent instructor. He quickly identified my major problem areas and gave me exercises to work on during my first lesson. I started doing the exercises on my commute to work a few days a week. Now I'm only three lessons in and my singing abilities have improved dramatically. When I sing for my friends they are blown away at the progress I've made.

I wish I would have started lessons years ago when I was in the chorus!
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Chase G.

Chase G.

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(17)
starting at
$34 / 30-min
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Nicole O.

Winter Park, FL

About Nicole

"To play wrong notes is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable." - Beethoven

I was five years old when I discovered my singing voice. My youthful curiosity soon blossomed into a passion for musical expression through voice, violin, piano, and guitar. My mission is to share the musical exploration that has enriched my life by fostering my students' desires to express themselves through music.

As a teacher, I focus equally on formal technique and artistic expression. Mastering correct form provides the foundation upon which a student’s capacity for the latter may grow. Tec
hniques used during lessons are designed to develop a holistic understanding of music through aural, visual, and tactile cues. These include ear training, sight-reading, improvisation and using visualization to navigate the instrument. Progress is evaluated by developing a set of goals specific to each student. I find that allowing students input in originating goals facilitates a cooperative learning environment and allows me to tailor lessons to a student's interests, strengths and learning preferences. Providing students with a plan to succeed inspires a drive to learn and sense of achievement. I encourage students to play their instruments daily. Through consistent practice, students will benefit from increased discipline, patience, creativity and self-esteem. Students are rewarded with the chance to share what they've learned at recitals held biannually. For the duration of our lesson, my students are in a private, nurturing zone of free expression. Join me in an exploration of personal talent and creativity!

Nicole has performed with the Rollins College Bach Festival Society Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She has also performed with the Florida Space Coast Philharmonic under the direction of Dr. Candler Schaffer. She is experienced as a session musician, recording vocals and violin at Wright Entertainment Group Studios (Justin Timberlake) with producer Will Baker (India Arie, Pink). She has performed as a soloist at the White House, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Amway Arena, and Hard Rock Live.

Nicole Omat holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (with honors) in Music and Anthropology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rollins College. A member of the Honors Program (top 2%), and one of nine Cornell Scholars in her graduating class, she is very grateful to have been awarded a full academic scholarship. Nicole pursued concentrations in Violin and Vocal Performance, as well as Ethnomusicology. Nicole served as co-concertmaster of the Rollins College Orchestra and String Ensemble for three, consecutive years, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She was featured at Christmas Vesper services in a solo performance of Winter (The Four Seasons) by Vivaldi, at the Knowles Memorial Chapel. Nicole has studied violin with Joni Roos and Alvaro Gomez, protege of David Oistrakh. She has performed as a soloist with the Rollins College Gospel and Concert Choirs and studied vocal pedagogy and performance with Dr. Edmund Leroy and Dr. Lori Lovell. At Rollins, Nicole studied piano with Dr. Gloria Cook and enjoys playing classical, jazz, and Latin styles. Nicole has studied classical guitar for seven years and especially enjoys playing Latin American folk music and flamenco. Nicole pursued her love of world music in publishing her senior honors thesis, “Cultural Fusion of Music Constructs: A Look at Hybrid World Styles,” analyzing the effects of globalization on traditional, ethnic musics. She has published research in the Rollins Undergraduate Research Journal, where she also served as Music and Anthropology Editor for three years.
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Dawn P. August 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 6 year old daughter took piano lessons for the first time for about a year with Ms. Nicole. She is positive, energetic and did a great job! My daughter could be rather demanding and she handled it well and shifted gears to make it a positive experience. We are sad to leave these lessons and hope to come back to Ms. Nicole in the future. We are cancelling for personal reasons not related to Ms. Nicole and her teaching. I highly recommend her!
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Michael M. August 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She was fantastic! Recommend!
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Andrea July 17, 2015
Audition Prep · In studio
Nicole is an accomplished and talented musician with a wide range skills and knowledge. Her warmth, encouragement, and patience provide a wonderful environment for learning. Her love of music is infectious!:)
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Nicole O.

Nicole O.

Winter Park, FL 32792
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starting at
$33 / 30-min
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Sharon O.

Maitland, FL

About Sharon

Sharon O. has a deep passion for music. She is a music educator and composer who believes music can empower you. After receiving her Bachelors of Music and Certificate of Music Therapy, she devoted more than 35 years training young musicians and using music as a source of healing with those in need. She has been a spiritual performer of both voice and piano and continues to be very committed to sharing the benefits of music with others.

Here are a few key points that describe her music ideology and piano teaching method and why it has proven to be successful:

People like to play music
that they know and can relate to and to share music with others. They enjoy playing familiar melodies. Over the past few years, she has written and arranged hundreds of songs that are playable and accessible – and has watched her students' motivation level increase in leaps and bounds! There is rarely a struggle to practice at home, because the students enjoy practicing so much!

No individual fits into one learning slot. Generally, students have a mixture of learning styles and needs and Ms. O. has developed a method which is flexible and tailor-made to every student's needs.

Each student collects their favorite songs to play and makes their own songbooks, their love of piano grows rapidly while they develop their music reading and technical skills. Ultimately,Ms. O. has seen that most students start to become more curious and willing to learn and venture into new music that they do not necessarily recognize as time goes on.

Ms. O. believes that every individual can feel successful at the piano and when they study with her they will enjoy themselves and become more creative human beings.

Regarding young children....It is never too early to instill the gift of music ….early learning sets the groundwork for how children will view music for the rest of their lives!

Lessons should always be fun and engaging .

Ms. O. loves sharing music with others and develops as very warm rapport from the onset!
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Sheryl A. May 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great
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Amy C. January 3, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My eight year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Mrs. Sharon for several months and loves her so much. Sharon truly is very patient, creative and has each students best interest in mind when she is teaching. My daughter looks forward to each and every lesson and is given practice material for the home and she actually enjoys practicing. I give a lot of credit to Sharon for Her enthusiasm for continuing to uplift and build her confidence and love for music. She's learned a lot in such a short period of time. My daughters in love with learning music, playing the piano and discovering her talents and Sharon is definitely making a huge positive impact in ensuring her success in this area.
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DanC2 November 30, 2009
Great teacher

Patient, flexible and able to provide a very comfortable environment. I only wish the lessons were longer.
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Sharon O.

Sharon O.

Maitland, FL 32751
(3)
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Ella B.

Casselberry, FL

About Ella

Educated in Russia, 35 years of piano and music theory experience, 20 years of which in the US.
Five years ago obtained a Harmony Road Music method certification and established a very successful music school in Maryland. At the moment the school provides lessons in piano, guitar, violin, vocals, music theory and music history.
Moved to Florida recently. Hope to utilize my experience here and looking forward to introducing the wonderful world of music to my future students.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether it's in my studio or your place, I maintain friendly environment, show passionat
e attitude. I develop an individual lesson strategy based on unique student's personality. I provide all the necessary material.
I am particularly successful with very young (3+) kids and manage to create a game like engaging environment in the class room.
Can teach in both English or Russian.

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
portable piano

*** Specialties ***
Classical piano music
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Sarah m May 14, 2014
Mrs Ella

Great teacher. Very patient especially with one of my kids who can can be a bit difficult at times.
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Don D. February 24, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Very glad I found her

Ella has a lot of patience, esp. for me as a beginner. She makes me play perfectly without making me feel frustrated.

She is a delight to learn from.

Thank you Ella.
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Kristen O. October 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Awesome!

Miss Ella has been absolutely wonderful with my daughter! She started just before she turned 5 and Miss Ella has been very patient with her and has an excellent curriculum for younger students. My daughter is learning quickly and enjoying her time.
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Ella B.

Ella B.

Casselberry, FL 32707
(9)
starting at
$33 / 30-min
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Melissa M.

Orlando, FL

About Melissa

Find you passion for dance <3

Hello! My name is Melissa, I have been dancing for 8 years now. Howvere my favorite thing is to teach. I love helping my students learn, grow and develop a passion for dance as I have. I have received my professional dance training at Valencia College and Joanne's Dance Center throughout 2012-2014. I'm a very fun-orientated, outgoing, and positive person. My teaching style is very hands-on, I will ensure that you will not only gain dance technique, and flexibility and but have the support and confidence you need!

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Anna O. August 25, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Melissa is a great teacher, young yet mature, fun and talented. Our daughter has special needs and not all teachers seem comfortable with that…Melissa seemed very comfortable and was very accepting and engaging! I would highly recommend her.
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Cici O. July 28, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Verified Student
We loved the lessons. Melissa instructed very well for all ages. She has a very vivacious personality and is gifted in dance. Had a great experience! Absolutely recommend!
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Melissa M.

Melissa M.

Orlando, FL 32804
(2)
starting at
$20 / 60-min

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