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Tara G.

Austin, TX

About Tara

I graduated from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA! I received a BFA in Musical Theatre. What a change that was to go from Texas to Philly! I auditioned for many different schools, and know what it takes to get there. I then moved to New York City 2 days after graduating, on my 22nd birthday! I had 13 wonderful, and also challenging, years in NYC. Lots and lots of auditions, of every kind! Broadway, Off-Broadway, TV, Soaps, Film, Commercials, Concerts, Readings, Showcases, etc. I have sung for ABBA (Mama Mia), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Hal Prince (Gypsy). I was also up for lead
s in Mama Mia, Wicked, Rent, Hairspray. So, I definitely have a lot of versatility, and knowledge of what they're looking for! I did a Eugene O'Neil play called "Ah Wilderness" at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. We opened there, and then toured it all over the Midwest for 6 months. I did appear on NBC's Law & Order as a featured role, with the late Jerry Orbach. Lot's of experience, lot's of knowledge, and I'm excited to share it with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach in a laid back manner. That's not to say that I don't expect you to work too though! I don't necessarily teach one specific method. I feel like if you can get ALL the information, and different methods, then you can choose what best works for your voice , or your piano playing. I want my students to feel comfortable and safe to explore all different facets of their talent. After all, the little imperfections are what make us all unique!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a keyboard, among many other instruments! My husband uses those, I use the piano. There's definitely a comfortable living room, for the parents or caregivers to sit and wait.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I go to the students house, they must have a piano, or keyboard. I can bring books of music.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach any style of singing! I majored in Musical Theater, but I sing everything. I played piano for 10 years. I have many many years of music theory lessons! I had surgery on my vocal chords, back in 1995, and had 4 years of speech and vocal therapy, so I have lots of experience with that as well. I don't use a specific method with my acting. It depends on what they would want to work on! I have many books of music, and music theory, and piano learning. In terms of learning piano, I would start with scales, and chords, and learning the right hand, then the left.
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Ashley July 3, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tara is very good with my granddaughter.
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Sophie April 11, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter just loves Tara. We just had her first lesson and she just can't stop talking about it!
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Sophie April 9, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter just loves Tara. We just had her first lesson and she just can't stop talking about it!
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Tara G.

Tara G.

Austin, TX 78745
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Jameson J.

Austin, TX

About Jameson

If you are a seasoned performer, I will guide you in developing agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. If you are a first-time vocal student, I will provide an engaging, supportive environment to find your voice.

My instruction is based on professionalism, experience and range from more than 25 years of singing and 13 years of teaching. I have advanced education in vocal performance and am an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, which allow me to integrate the intellectual and physical aspects of singing. I use my energy, attentiveness and creativity to tai
lor lessons towards each student's unique needs.

I base my vocal technique on the Italianate tradition of operatic "bel canto," but also incorporate broad experience in musical theater, jazz, and early to contemporary classical music.

* Breath control
* Healthy vocal production "bel canto"
* Fach transition
* 20th Century music

Roles performed:

Rodolfo, La Boheme
Canio, Pagliacci
Count Almaviva, Barbiere di Siviglia
Goro, Madama Butterfly
Mr Splinters, The Tender Land
Don Basilio, Marriage of Figaro
Juror #3, Resurrection (Machover)
The Cowboy, The Blue Hotel (Hulse)

Credits include:

* Aspen Opera Theater Center

* Boston Lyric Opera

* Rome Opera Festival

* Austin Lyric Opera

* Amato Opera

* Dicapo Opera

* Bronx Opera

I have made demonstration tapes for new works (musical theater and opera) and know how to work a new piece into any voice.

In addition, I have worked with the Alexander Technique for over 15 years and integrate its principles into my lessons. My approach is creative, energetic and disciplined.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different and every lesson will be different depending on the needs of the individual, and the demands of the day. I use the principles of the Alexander Technique to open up the student's mind and body to new experiences.

In general, lessons will start with a simple warm-up. Then scales and arpeggios to develop agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. Finally, the last part of the lesson I incorporate some of the new ideas that were communicated earlier into the student's repertoire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Alexander Technique table,

*** Travel Equipment ***
NONE

*** Specialties ***
Teaches beginner through professional:
Singing, Voice Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Alexander Technique.
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Zoe S. June 9, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Jameson has improved my voice 100 fold! I am a professional singer from a different genre. Learning opera with Jameson has improved the quality of my voice immensely. Even when I am not singing opera, my voice has more power and resonance in all areas of singing because of the work he has done with me. I am so pleased and so impressed with his skill. If you're thinking about lessons with Jameson, DO IT!
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David M. January 15, 2016
Alexander Technique · In studio
Verified Student
Beyond my expectation. Exceptional instruction. Inviting environment. Great vibes. Very Knowledgable in his content area as well as other fields.
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Elmarie October 5, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome class!! Can't wait to have my next one!
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Jameson J.

Jameson J.

Austin, TX 78735
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starting at
$49 / 30-min
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Derek V.

Austin, TX

About Derek

TEACHING MISSION: Capture the joy of playing music. Inspire continual playing and/or practice, regardless of student's lifestyle/career choices.
I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals.

Skills: Guitar/Mandolin/Piano/Bass/Banjo/Recording/DJ Technology

Education: B.M. Classical/ Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Colorado, 2003
B.S. Audio Engineering/ Production, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997

Teaching Experience:
-The Musicians Woodshed (Austin) Sept 2013- Present
-Brooklyn Music
Lessons (NYC) 2010-2013
-University of Colorado (Boulder) 2000-2010
-Naropa University (Boulder) 2007-2010
-The Lesson Studio (Boulder) 2005-2009

Performance Experience:
Freelance Musician/ Arranger/ Composer 2000-Present
I have played guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, keyboards, or bass in folk, classical,
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Lee June 7, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Great! He explains things well!
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Marianne C. January 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
As an 'older' beginner, Derek tuned into what it is I'm wanting and tailored my lessons perfectly!
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Mary A. December 3, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Derek is very professional and friendly. Really knowledgeable about music, and he let me go at my own pace. Very patient! He's a great teacher!
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Derek V.

Derek V.

Austin, TX 78748
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Rom G.

Manchaca, TX

About Rom

Rom is an international awarded session drummer from Israel and drummer of Electronica Rock band - Seek Irony.

Rom is a professional A list session drummer for hire, with a decade of experience in the music industry - He has recorded drums on various albums, performing over 1000 shows with various artists in different styles of music and has appeared in over 10 music videos - taking part in over 50 music projects around the globe.
In Israel, Rom taught for the two best music schools, and had 50 students per week.
A link to the drummer's blog on Modern Drummer- http://www.moderndrummer.c
om/site/2015/02/drummer-blog-seek-ironys-rom-gov-talks-moving-tel-aviv-austin/

" I believe that a lesson should be fun, easy, and challenging at the same time. As a teacher, the thing that is the most important to me, is to inspire my students. There is nothing better than making a student feel like he wants to go home and practice. "
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Charlie H. March 11, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My son LOVED his first lesson!
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Craig H. March 5, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Not only is Rom an amazing percussionist but he's equally skilled in his ability to teach as well.
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Ariel S. February 18, 2016
In studio
Verified Student
Awesome, interesting, challenging but fun, excellent teacher with great patience & humility !!!
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Rom G.

Manchaca, TX 78652
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Chantel M.

Austin, TX

About Chantel

Hello, and thank you so much for checking out my profile! I've been teaching private voice lessons for 14 years, starting in Boulder, CO, then NYC for several years, and now here in Austin, TX!

I perform and record, BUT my true passion lies in creating exciting, empowering and uplifting experiences in singing and the performing arts! While I'm skilled and experienced in teaching all levels, I particularly enjoy working with children and novice singers, supporting them in developing the confidence and technique they need to fully sing the songs they love, audition for that part in the sc
hool or community play - or even take it further, really making music and voice their life!

My ultimate goal as a teacher is to create an environment where you feel safe to explore and grow your singing voice. I believe the voice is an extremely intimate instrument, in that it is within us... and it's my job to help you learn to fully use, and fall in love with your own, unique and amazing instrument!!!
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Debra August 29, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
My daughter is a high school actress who was bitten by the musical theater bug, plus she wanted voice lessons to increase her confidence—and pleasure—in singing. She had no previous training. There is no other word but "uncanny" for Chantel's ability to connect with an individual student, intuit her strengths and unique interests and musical aims, and yet also inspire her to stretch and move outside her comfort zone. My daughter also took guitar lessons with Derek and I would say exactly the same thing about his teaching. (Plus he was ever patient with her sometimes haphazard approach to practice as she struggled to balance school, work, etc. Chantel and Derek always got this, and were great about tailoring lessons to my daughter’s current situation and capacities.) I believe the training is as rigorous as you'll find anywhere. Just as important, it is loving, supportive, spirited, *fun*. Chantel and Derek's home studio is warm and intimate, plus I had the pleasure of hanging out with their delightful three-year-old while my daughter was in lessons!
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Nika Garcia August 14, 2016
Singing · In studio
Chantel is wonderful!!!!
We first worked together as back up singers for a professional theater show years ago and she was knowledgeable, talented, accurate, kind, and fun!!!!

I am also I professional vocalist and teacher based in Miami Florida, and Boulder Colorado and recently I was lucky enough to shadow Chantel through one of her choir camps learning from her experience.
I was moved and totally impressed by the VERY IMPORTANT work she does supporting the self esteem of young women she works with!!!! As well creating a very entertaining and beautiful performance.
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Emily August 8, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
My twin girls love Chantel. They have had private lessons and she helped them prep for school talent show three years in a row. She is always positive with a smile on her face and makes the most of every situation. I highly recommend her for your children!!
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Chantel M.

Chantel M.

Austin, TX 78748
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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