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Melody M.

Minneapolis, MN

In our lesson, you will explore movement, vocalization, character development and deepen your skills and delve more thoroughly into character development and script analysis, with emphasis on creating acting objectives and discovering scenes through character relationships.

About Melody

Are you looking to sing or play keyboard, work on material for your band, build your repertoire, sing or play in the church choir/band, audition for a production, become a better lead singer in your rock or pop band, overcome stage-fright or wanting to get to the next level? You have come to the right place!

My lessons provide students with an opportunity to deeply explore the voice, build confidence, and to develop healthy and effective singing practices, which can be applied to any style of musical singing and playing.

A well-rounded music education is very important and I have fun an
d educational resources for learning vocal technique, ear training, harmony, pitch matching and music theory.

I am very fortunate to have performed and studied Classical and Opera, musical theater productions, have sang in Rock, Pop, Country, R&B bands and can bring that real-world experience into the lesson. The student will receive real hands-on knowledge about singing in a variety of environments and how to manage his/her vocal goals!

In addition to being vocally healthy, I encourage self-expression and enhance self-esteem in my students: singers of all ages, skill levels and styles. Plus, it has to be fun, otherwise why do it? Singing is a process and less about the end goal and we train the body, mind and use imagination and it's a very exciting process!

***My students regularly receive scholarships and placement in music schools and programs around the U.S., have won competitions, do well in auditions, are performing in successful bands and/or recording artists.

I am energetic and enthusiastic; actively promote values and traditional teaching practices coupled with the introduction of technology into the lesson. My experience as an educator is to share passion and talent for music with the next generation of musicians and outstanding communication skills. I really care about my students and provide the tools to help them reach their goals!

Degrees:
Bachelor of Music, minor in Psychology from Michigan State University
Master of Vocal Pedagogy from Oakland University

Here is some of my experience as a performer: I have sung Internationally at the renowned €œEisteffodd Music Festival€ in Wales, toured through Britain and performed at the Laupin Agile Cabaret in Paris. I was honored with a nomination to attend the prestigious Yale Cabaret Conference and worked with cabaret legend Julie Wilson and Manhattan Transfer founder Laurel Masse. Sung and performed roles with the Mid-Michigan and Detroit Opera Companies. Performed a production of Sleepwalkers€ with the Kari Margolis Brown Company at the O'Shaughnessy Theatre. I currently perform all over the Twin Cities with my own R&B/Soul Band, Melody and The Dramatics!€ Plus, I am a contract vocalist and perform in a variety of other projects, so needless to say, it is all a very awesome ride!

*** Lesson Details ***
My laid-back and fun approach allows for versatility and is tailored to meet the needs of the individual student. When studying the art of singing you are gaining skills, which build confidence.

When you understand what you'€™re doing and why, you bring more confidence to your performance. Progress is made with regular practice outside of lessons. Voice students record each private lesson on tape and take notes in their own notebooks.

I have "warm-up" tracks which you can use in your car or at home and you will notice significant improvement once you start your routine.

Practicing is very important and I have great methods to teach students how to maximize their time and get the best results! I am privileged to have an opportunity to teach and very passionate about coaching a student to meet his or her musical goals!

Also, I have a Beagle named "Bacon" and he will always be very excited to see you, however he does calm down when you're in the studio. In addition, I have two cats, so please let me know if you have allergies or any special recommendations.

Thanks so much!
Melody

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the music room, PA system, piano, keyboard, laptop, recording microphone, microphone, mirror

*** Travel Equipment ***
At my location, I provide a keyboard/piano, sound system, music stand, microphone and anything for non-classical. Otherwise, for acoustic, it's a keyboard, no PA equipment. If I go to a student's house, I need a keyboard or piano.

The house is in a cul-de-sac and there is ample street parking. Also, in the case of a snow emergency, you will be able to park in the driveway.

*** Specialties ***
I teach in a variety of vocal styles including, rock, pop, jazz, country and classical, keyboard and music theory. I have been trained by some of the best instructors in the country and strive for my students to be vocally healthy, so they'll have long careers. I also perform in professional bands, orchestras and can bring that experience into the lesson.
Energetic and enthusiastic; actively promote values and traditional teaching practices coupled with the introduction of technology into the lesson. Experienced educator eager to share passion and talent for music with the next generation of musicians and outstanding communication skills.
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Maia B. July 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Melody was great, I am excited to continue working with her!
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Julie M. June 11, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
very good and she is also very good at explaining things - <3 JULIE :3
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Tim C. June 9, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She seems like an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable
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Melody M.

Melody M.

Minneapolis, MN 55426
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$30 / 30-min
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Andra S.

Minneapolis, MN

About Andra

Raised on a beef and wheat farm in North Dakota by folk musicians, Andra began touring and performing at festivals at a young age. Classically trained and a veteran of musical theater, the guitar-playing singer moved to Minneapolis in 1996, where she has gone on to make a name for herself as one of the finest vocalists around.
A regular performer on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Andra has performed around the world, singing with such artists as Brad Paisley, Mindy Smith, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thile and soprano Renee Fleming. She has recorded with a wide range of indie, roc
k, blues and folk acts, including The Honeydogs, Jonny Lang, Peter Ostroushko and Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner.
Although mainly known as a vocalist, Andra has been quietly honing her songwriting craft, self-releasing a solo album in 2006 called Patchwork Story. She is signed to Grammy-winning label
Red House Records, and has released her new album Little Heart. Full of infectious originals, the album is a twang-tinged mix of country, rock, folk and blues, which is sure to be a favorite on Americana and AAA radio. Already generating a lot of buzz and media interest, this album shows that Andra is poised to become the next big voice in country, Americana and roots music.

3 years as a vocal teacher at The School Of Rock

1 year at St. Olaf College and Bismarck State College studying music theory and composition.

*** Lesson Details ***
We will start with warm ups, and talk about fundamental ins and outs of singing such as breath, intonation, and protecting your voice. We will pinpoint where you are as a singer whether you are just starting out or have lots of experience. You will have clear knowledge of what to work on between lessons to reach the goals we set together that are tailored individually for you. You will wind up with a skill set for singing that will stay with you wherever your singing may take you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: pro tools, PA, microphones, keyboard, wurlitzer, guitar, bass, additional seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
Specialize in Folk, Country, Pop, Rock, Blues, Beginning theory, and twelve years as a nanny so also young children
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Andra S.

Andra S.

Minneapolis, MN 55412
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Mark H.

Maple Grove, MN

About Mark

Mark H. has been a professional teacher, musician, and singer for over 20 years. He has taught Voice, Guitar, Acting, Bass Guitar, & Music Theory to students of all ages in various settings ranging from private lessons to college classrooms. He is a fun, experienced, passionate teacher willing to work with students of all levels from beginners to professionals. Mark absolutely loves helping all his students achieve their individual goals.

Mark has performed in musical groups that have played locally and toured nationally. He has opened for national recording artists such as Eddie Money, B
lackfoot, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Molly Hatchet, and Shooting Star (to name just a few). He has extensive songwriting experience and has composed original songs for various local bands. He has also produced musical scores for theatrical productions at the University of Minnesota, Harmon Place Players, and the Rhombus Theater Company.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect lessons to be structured while being tailored to their desires and goals. Mark likes to focus on what students want to learn while pushing them to challenge themselves. His goal is to “bring out the artist” in his students but he also understands lessons should be fun.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will suggest necessary teaching materials/books. Students need their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Pop, etc
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Reviews

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Mark R. March 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mark is an excellent voice coach! He has been very helpful in teaching me breathing techniques, voice health, understanding my vocal range and how to improve my range. He has made me feel more confident in my abilities and I am looking forward to future lessons.

Thanks Mark!
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Kevin R. December 28, 2012
Singing
Verified Student
I couldn't of picked a better voice instructor!

I've always been a confident songwriter but when it came to singing I struggled; especially with pitch. Thats when I started my lessons with Mark and right away knew he was the right instructor. Instead of making me follow some completely pre-scripted lesson plan, Mark helped me correct my pitch and overall singing while practicing songs I had written myself.

I've been working with him for almost two years now and I've noticed significant improvements across the board and have gained so much more confidence in my singing abilities. Enough that I actually just finished recording a 13-track album of songs all written and sung by me. I can't thank Mark enough for helping me follow my dreams and for continuing to help me grow as a singer.
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BrendaK1 January 24, 2012
You are doing a great job with Robbie. He is still having a difficult time remembering the chords and he refuses to practice at home because of this. If you could give him one song to remember to practice at home that may help. He would like to practice at home but he gets so frustrated because of his memory with this. Robbie also enjoys you.
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Mark H.

Mark H.

Maple Grove, MN 55311
(7)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Emily B.

Saint Paul, MN

With more than two decades of experience working as a professional SAG-AFTRA/AEA actor in Los Angeles, New York, and many places in between, coaching others to build their best auditions and reach their potential as actors and performers has become a passion of mine.

Private Coaching services include, but are not limited to:

* Private Audition Coaching
* College-Specific Audition Coaching and Monologue Selection
* Audition Material Selection Assistance (especially for young women - I have a lot to look through!)
* Work Up a Challenging Role
* Vocal Work and Public Speaking
* Song-As-Monologue Coaching
* "I want to be an actor - where do I start?" Consultation

About Emily

Whether the focus of a session is on building a stellar repertoire of audition pieces, working on a difficult role, getting deeper into the language of Shakespeare, or song-as-monologue work for musical theatre actors, my approach to private coaching is centered around meeting the needs of the client. My goal is to help you reach yours through the development of technique, confidence, and helpful tools you can use to further cultivate your talent outside of our sessions.

Read my post for the Take Lessons blog here: http://takelessons.com/blog/the-actors-life
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Emily B.

Emily B.

Saint Paul, MN 55108
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Tegan C.

Saint Paul, MN

With more than 10 years in the performing arts, I have an excellent command of theatrical space. There is a huge difference between what feels normal for people and what looks natural to an audience. It takes a lot of practice and is at time uncomfortable, but once you master it you acquire stage presence and that is what makes a memorable performer.

About Tegan

Hi there! I am really looking forward tutoring you or your child! As, you can see on my profile, I have several subjects listed and I am 100% confident in each and everyone! I have a very eclectic background and a whole lot of varied experience. Let me tell you a little about myself and my experience:

I offer group and private lessons in various forms of belly dance, salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, club/social dancing, dance fitness, and world dance fusion.

Belly dance: I was trained in belly dancing through Jawaahir, an internationally renowned dance company and the only school in all
the midwest that teaches Middle Eastern dance in it's entirety.

Latin dances: I learned the Latin dance forms listed above while living in Central America. I continued to research various styles by region and the folkloric and colonial roots of such dances. It's important to understand that "Latin America" is a very big place, and while ballroom styles often group the forms together, in reality, there are many variations just as in language. If language can have accents, why wouldn't dance? I won't just teach you to cumbia, I'll make sure that you know the difference between Salvadorean, Mexican, and Colombian cumbia - I'll make sure you're prepared for any situation!

Dance Fitness: I am a former zumba instructor, but have since dropped my certification and developed a world fusion dance fitness program that uses a much wider variety of world dances and focuses on not just fitness, but grounding, flexibility, strength, balance, dancing abilities, and even relaxation skills. I am only teaching forms that I am knowledgeable in (you don't have to know anything about culture or even know how to dance to be a zumba instructor and my experience is that steps are frequently paired with the wrong time of music making for good fitness, but a poor educational program and one that you certainly cannot apply to the dance floor). I take an anthropological and educated approach to the program, applying dance forms authentically and using them as tools to target various areas of fitness and development.

While me focus is in dance, I have a robust professional background and more than a decade experience in stage acting and spoken word. I can tutor in line memorization and delivery, stage presence, and utilization of a theatrical space. There is a lot that goes into a great performance!
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Amanda F. November 13, 2014
Dance Fitness · In studio
I took Zumba classes with Tegan...and she was awesome! She does a wonderful job of breaking steps down for beginners, and creates fun and challenging choreography. I highly recommend this teacher!
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Tegan C.

Tegan C.

Saint Paul, MN 55104
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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