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Doreene S. Riverton, UT

About Doreene

Doreene has been teaching singers for over 14 years and has been singing, songwriting and performing herself for over 25! Doreene excels at coaching clients from beginners to advanced singers. No matter the level of experience, her students find freedom in singing and develop confidence in using their instrument. With Doreene's support and direction, clients from her studio have been given a variety of opportunities to grow their talents: *Performing in musicals and plays in both high school and community theater (most of them landing lead roles) *She's coached students in and helped them prepare for recording sessions *Encourages students to study with expert teachers in Performance and Songwriting *Attending specialized summer vocal programs in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City

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abigail M. March 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Doreene met with our daughter and made her feel at ease and comfortable from the start. She listened to her sing and made several suggestions that made an immediate difference in her singing. Looking forward to many more sessions with her.
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Ray R. December 4, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Doreene is fun to be with and has a lot of knowledge for helping with voice widening exercises. I have noticed improvement in my head voice techniques and am happy to be working with her.
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Stephani C. November 17, 2014
Singing · Online
I first started taking from Doreene about three years ago. I live in a place where there seem to be absolutely NO good voice teachers, and I was absolutely lost when it came to technique. Luckily, I was recommended to her by a friend and have been taking lessons over webcam ever since. All I can say is Wow! What an improvement! I had no connection into my chest voice when I first began taking and was terrified to sing anything other than classical. Now I feel confident singing pop, theater, Broadway, you name it, because I have faith in my voice and I know that she's always right. You'll never have to worry about being embarrassed about your voice when you sing for her or anything. She's fun, friendly, happy, and she knows what she's talking about. Even if you don't plan on being famous one day, you will love being able to use all three parts of your voice and will develop faith in your own singing, something that we always try for. Thanks so much Doreene!!
Brian L. Sandy, UT

About Brian

I have been teaching for 15 yrs. and playing for 34 yrs. I absolutely love to watch the learning process take shape. I get a great deal of joy from teaching and witnessing students pass and achieve greatness. When they overcome what seem like insurmountable odds to them and then perform something flawlessly, especially in a live setting, It just does not get any better than this. I cannot imagine doing anything else with my time. I have a strong ability to connect with each individual student and create a personal lesson plan for each and every unique personality. Depending on the person, I will personally tailor a lesson plan for that individual based on their natural ability, coordination skills, mindset, musicality and overall rhythmic sense. I also try to give each and every student ...

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Celeste L. April 18, 2014
Drum
OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTOR

As an instructor Brian is patient, consistent and has many angles for reaching students who may be struggling to gain musical concepts. He finds lots of ways for his students to observe professional drummers and opportunities for his students to perform at whatever level they've achieved. The studio is well equipped and comfortable with an great observation area for parents and friends of the student. If you want to learn drumming Brian is the one to contact!
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cole A. January 28, 2014
Drum
very good teacher

I have been Brians student for 5 years and i am very happy with the way he teaches. he has helped a lot and has made me love drumming! he is a great guy.
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glynn A. January 24, 2014
Drum
Couldn't be better

My son has been taking drum lessons from Brian for several years.We were looking for a teacher that would teach the important stuff like reading music, basic beats, as well as the fun stuff, learning songs. Brian is everything we were looking for. My son loves to play and enjoys going to lessons. Brian has also provided opportunities for his students to attend workshops & concerts put on by celebrity drummers. If your kids want to learn to play drums, Brian is the guy to teach them.
Richard W. Salt Lake City, UT

About Richard

I began playing music at the age of six. I started with the piano and saxophone but found my true passion, by age eight, in the guitar. I took private lessons from a great teacher for the first seven consecutive years of my study and further developed my knowledge and skills through self-directed study. I received my Undergraduate degree in Music Theory from the University of Utah. The pursuit of this degree allowed me to study many different musical aspects, including: composition, music history, ear training, sight reading and music technology, along with classical and jazz guitar studies. Over the years, through my education and practice, I have learned a great deal, not just about the guitar, but also ways to teach music and engage students in their pursuit of musical knowledge. I ...

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Brian B. November 23, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Rich is an excellent guitar & music teacher

Starting to study music and learn the guitar in my late 40's was pretty tough. After trying a community education class, and a different private instructor, I found Rich here on Take Lessons. After the first lesson I knew that I was going to learn a lot from him, and that I would enjoy the journey.

Rich is very knowledgeable about music, and he takes the time to teach it in a connected and practical way. As he says in his bio, he is laid back, but that does not mean that he is not serious about music and about teaching. For me his teaching approach is perfect, as he blends a deep understanding of all aspects of music with learning, and enjoying, the guitar.

My previous experience was focused mostly on learning chords, songs, and how to read tablature. On my own I discovered the Hal Leonard Method beginner book series, and started to teach myself to read music from it.

As I started my lessons with Rich he immediately did 3 things that impressed me. First he assessed what I knew, and what my goals were. He reviewed my progress in the Hal Leonard book and encouraged me to keep using it, making some key observations and suggestions during the first lesson that immediately helped me. And the most impressive thing was that he started teaching music theory from the very first lesson, showing me scales, introducing the Circle of Fifths, and demonstrating the application of understanding the principles, patterns, and theory. This made me very hungry to learn.

I don't want to just learn how to play songs on the guitar, rather I want to learn to make music with this instrument. That is what Rich is teaching. And his approach is very comfortable and fun. He adapted himself to my learning style and my needs from the beginning, and I can see myself continuing to learn from him for many years.
JoAnne H. West Valley City, UT

About JoAnne

B Mus from U of U 1975. M Mus Ed from Boston U 2008. Retired Orchestra Director and teacher (grades 5 - 12) Tooele HS & Jr HS + elementary program. Former Utah State Fiddle Champion. Past affiliation with Utah Oldtime Fiddlers. I still love helping students reach their musical potential even though I am now retired from the classroom. I offer a personalized approach, and I am able to tailor materials to best serve an individual student's needs. I am experienced at starting beginners, and also adept with intermediate students. For special needs students I would need someone familiar with the student's needs to attend lessons with the student.

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Gerek D. March 24, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I thought Violins were hard to learn, but that all changed when I started as a beginner with JoAnne as my teacher. She made it easy for me to understand well.
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Matthew L. February 4, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Enjoyable lessons from someone who has many years of teaching experience. I feel engaged with my instrument and confident in my ability. JoAnne has a gift to teach and patience.
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Maday K. December 1, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I started taking lesson with JoAnne in the summer as a beginner, and since then I have advanced immensely. She is a very experienced teacher and violinist. She helps me form good habits as a player. I highly recommend her for private lessons.
Kait K. Salt Lake City, UT

About Kait

Kait K. has been teaching singers since 1997. She has taught in San Diego & Los Angeles, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. Kait worked as a professional singer for several years in the Los Angeles Music Industry where she performed in several bands and worked as a session singer. She has headlined her own blues band, sung in several cover bands and also sang alongside John Lee Hooker Jr. as a lead vocalist on his western tour of the U.S. Kait was the lead singer and co-songwriter for the band Light Vizion and co-produced the band's debut album "Looking For An Angel" and can be heard as the solo vocalist on the album "True North" by Tristan Moore. She is currently a freelance vocalist in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has sung lead and solo in a large variety of venues, including Capitol Theatre, ...

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Kresta March 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I loved how easy she is to work with and enjoyed the lesson.
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Anna G. December 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Kait is a vocal teacher unlike any other. If you live in the Salt Lake Valley, I highly encourage you to take lessons from Kait! Kait will help you achieve your dreams in vocal performance. Not only will she help your voice reach new heights, she will help you become more confident on stage performing. Kait is so wonderful to work with and she is a incredible mentor.
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Emilee C. November 30, 2014
Singing · In studio
I have learned so many new techniques and skills as a performer, recording music and as a singer as well from Kait. She has taught me the techniques for all styles of music from Broadway to Jazz. I have also learned the etiquette and tricks for recording music. She is an amazing singer, performer, instructor and friend and I would recommend her to anyone who has any interest in these skills.
Megan C. Midvale, UT

About Megan

My name is Megan, and I love teaching guitar lessons! I originally got my bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in Elementary Education. I taught 6th grade for a couple of years, and then went on to teach guitar classes at a private school for another couple of years. At this school, I directed the classical guitar ensemble, and had children from 5-14 playing challenging music together. I started slowly taking on private students in my spare time, and my business has grown, so that now it's all I do! I was a music major before I switched over to Elementary Ed. I have experience in playing in groups, solo, composition, as well as the fundamentals of different styles of playing. I specialize in teaching children, but of course love to teach adults as well. I can teach folk, ...

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Tim H. December 3, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Megan is really a FANTASTIC instructor. Not only does she really knows what she's doing, but she is very patient and supportive! You should take lessons from her if you are serious about becoming a better guitarist and musician.
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Sean C. October 26, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Excellent teacher with children. It must be due to her elementary school teaching career. Very patient and quite knowledgeable in theory and technique. Flexible hours and her students love her and tend to stay for years.

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