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About Joshua M.

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Washington, DC
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About Joshua
**Joshua is currently performing in the Broadway company of Les Miserables so is only teaching in person in NY and online via Skype or FaceTime.**

As an actor, Joshua graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Judith Blazer’s 2005/2007 company of the Artist’s Crossing.
Performance credits include roles in The Trojan Women, Godspell, Burn This, Comedy of Errors, Children of Eden, Othello, Show Boat, Sunday in the Park with George, The Chosen, Sweeney Todd..., The Laramie Project, and Les Miserables to name a few.
As a director, Joshua directed three sold out productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in NC and DC, received rave reviews for his work with Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s), and just completed production for a series on the making of Oklahoma!. Other
sporadic credits include Duets for the DC Fringe Festival, a number of independent films and countless readings, workshops and concerts as well as the Washington, DC premiere of Madhuri Shekar’s, In Love and Warcraft.
Joshua has worked as a Musical Director for many shows within the NY/NJ/DC tri-state area and coaches a handful of select students. The musical play, Definition of a Housewife, conceived and written by himself and Jeffery Self had a workshop production in the summer of 2006 at Columbia University.
Most recently he appeared in Arena Stage’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, Signature Theatre’s production of Soon and is currently in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables. He is also attached to a new musical (A House of Glass) about Tennessee Williams in which Joshua will be playing the prolific writer.
Joshua was the founding Artistic Director of No Rules Theatre Company for 6 years and sits on the board of the Artists Crossing in NY, NY.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that all singing comes from the same place, technically (Opera, Musical Theatre, Pop, etc.). I work more on building a strong foundation from which everything else comes. That includes breath, placement and the stripping away of bad vocal habits that inhibit us from making healthy productive sounds. A strong foundation does usually mean having a stronger sense of your "legit" voice because it takes more work to involve your palate and breath which makes Musical Theatre/Pop seem like a piece of cake. I like to work with dedicated students who are open to challenging themselves and exploring other schools of thought in order to take themselves to the next level.

I have a strong background in musical theatre but believe that it all comes from the same place. Good technique is good technique which stems from more of a "classical" background. Bel canto, if you will. It's like dancing. Dancers who study ballet are much better dancers than those who don't because they have a strong foundation from which to work.

With my actors, I start from building a foundation of a sense of truth which is inherent in all of us. We talk through/explore a number of "approaches", in order to find the individuals process. From there, we begin work on how to approach text (actions, objectives, targets, meanings, etc.)

*** Studio Equipment ***
A space for lessons with a large library of music/plays. An upright piano.

*** Specialties ***
I only work on a flex schedule with my students, so when booking lessons- rather than selecting a specific day and time for lessons, we schedule each lesson from week to week as we go. I have lots of open hours for teaching, though they are not reflected on my calendar, as my schedule tends to fluctuate.
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Mia N. June 15, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Love Joshua, very personable, great instructor.
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Matthew S. August 7, 2015
· Film Acting · In studio
Joshua is an incredible instructor with an amazing talent. His ability to get to know you, as an individual and cater his expertise to make his students better is unparalleled. I would recommend Joshua to anyone who would give me the time. Truly, an amazing person and instructor.
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Logan C. July 27, 2015
· Broadway Singing · In studio
He is very detailed in getting to know what makes you what you are and where you come from. There is an established unconditional comfortability and confidence that he brings when talking to about your history and future goals, and unquestionable intrigue of interest that helps him figure out what it is you want out of a lesson, critique, or and experience.
Overall he is very involved in actually helping you developed yourself and your craft towards what ever direction you wish to take it. Highly recommend one of his lessons and experience as a mentor
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About Melody M.

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Minneapolis, MN
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Light opera, folk, Italian, French, German and traditional repertoire.

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 and 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!

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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 through their devices 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.

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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John A. April 12, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Melody is great!
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Alexis Y. April 10, 2017
· Singing · In studio
We love Melody! She's awesome and my daughter loves her already. My daughter sings but is a beginner and Melody make sure she understands the first few steps before singing. She's very bright and funny. Love her!
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dana March 27, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Melody was great. It was my very first piano lesson and she was very kind and generous with support. Looking forward to the next one.
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Melody M.

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About Amanda E.

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Richmond Hill, GA
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I am a singer/ songwriter located in Richmond Hill, GA. I recently moved here from the Philadelphia area, but I'm originally from Long Island, NY. I love to sing and to help people learn and develop as singers. My prices are based on the amount of formal teacher training I have had. I took two semesters at Immaculata University as a music education major, however, the timing of classes didn't work out with my work schedule. While I have had extensive music training and can prove that with the training I can give, I understand that not having a degree in that field will hinder people from giving me a chance.

I have a BA in Creative Writing and an MBA in Human Resource Management. I encourage you to make the decision to help me help you. I am patient and helpful when it comes to any level of singing. I hope to be hearing from you soon!
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About Jeff J.

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Minneapolis, MN
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It's a place to have fun and explore what interests you in singing! We will choose things to work on you love and others to help push you as a singer. Working on your voice will be a collaboration and chance to discover your voice.

About Jeff
Jeff is a lyric baritone singer/songwriter who has been performing for the last 20 years in opera, musical theatre, weddings, receptions, vocal competitions, solo concerts and many more.

His vocal ability has been featured with the Minnesota State University, Moorhead Orchestra and many local theatre companies in the Fargo/Moorhead area.

Jeff most recently won 2nd Place at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest beating out 400+ people.

In August of 2015, Jeff was chosen by Kelly Clarkson herself to perform during her Piece By Piece Stadium Tour for a once in a lifetime chance to be seen by thousands of fans. He performed the vocally driven "Remember When It Rained" by the classical pop artist Josh Groban with rave reviews. The experience gave him a renewed drive to be a recording artist.

He is currently bas
ed in Minneapolis and can be contacted for vocal lessons or any future recording and performance opportunities.

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Hong Zeng November 23, 2016
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Great singer and teacher!
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Miah McNiff October 8, 2016
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I've been taking lessons with Jeff for about a year and a half and he is a good teacher. He has been flexible around my schedule, always has new music for me, and has taught me a lot about music and singing. He gives good advice and feedback and my voice and vocal range have approved since I started taking lessons. I highly recommend Jeff for anyone looking for a great vocal instructor.
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About Madeline H.

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I am a classically trained singer, and I prioritize health above all else when teaching voice. As a soloist, I work with students to improve their abilities to sing confidently and technically efficient by themselves. I teach everything from standard operatic repertoire, musical theater (helping them get roles like Cinderella from "Into the Woods" and Gabriella from "High School Musical"), popular music, and much more. I love learning from my students and their interests.

About Madeline
Hello! I'm Madeline, and I'm a vocal performance and music theory pedagogy major at Peabody Institute. I've been a music theory tutor since Fall 2014, and teaching private voice lessons since January 2015. I love introducing students to new repertoire, showing them a different way of looking at concepts, and helping students realize how smart and talented they are. I want my students to feel prepared for where their love of music takes them, and we are absolutely going to have fun while learning. I'm excited that you are interested in learning, too, and I cannot wait to hear from you.
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Elizabeth September 18, 2017
· Singing · In studio
I have been taking singing lessons with Madeline for a while now, and I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher! Her personality can make anyone feel welcome. I am very shy but she manages to get me out of my shell. I have definitely felt that my confidence has improved tremendously since I started my lessons. Madeline is also extremely talented, patient, flexible, and helpful. She can very easily explain a concept or a technique by creating an image in your head, which I find immensely useful.

I have recommended her to all my friends that are interested in taking singing lessons and plan on continue to do so, because she really is a great teacher! I am very thankful to her and always look forward to my next lesson 😊
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Meghan September 16, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
Madeline is sweet and so knowledgeable. She is one of the greatest teachers I have ever worked with. She can help with anything from the basics and fine tuning to the most complicated of pieces. She makes the lessons fun and educational. In only a few weeks I feel I've learned more then I ever did in school music classes.
100% recommend.
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Coreen May 30, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Madeline was fantastic! She has great knowledge and passion for voice, and in our short time together I have learned so much and found this new confidence in myself when it comes to singing. Thank you so much Madeline! It has been a pleasure working with you!
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About Sahar H.

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Saint Paul, MN

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In my almost twenty-five years of teaching experience, I have taught a wide range of students in age and levels: from high school to college, professional, adult and avocational. Because of this, I have the ability to teach each student based on their own individual needs. As a result, I have enjoyed a wonderful rapport with all my students, since I make them comfortable and help them feel a difference in their singing from the very first lesson. This way, there is an atmosphere of trust and ease so that students are free enough to explore and ask questions. Something that is an important part of my teaching is simplifying and clarifying the basics. Being able to grasp a concept is a confidence builder for students. Then, they can thrive and approach their practice sessions with joy. Therefore, they continue to make progress and are proud of the work they do. Most importantly, I like to create a positive and productive environment for the learning process, so that my students can ...

About Sahar
For the last six years I have been the artistic director of Ladyslipper Ensemble, and also perform with the group

In the past I have taught at New England Conservatory’s Division of Preparatory and Continuing Education, Wellesley College, Phillips Exeter Academy, in New Hampshire, Salve Regina University, in Newport, Rhodes Island, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, in Collegeville, Minnesota, as well as the Wellesley Composers’ Conference, where I was a chamber music coach. Also in Minnesota, I taught privately at Stillwater Area High School, The Saint Paul Conservatory of music, as well as St. Joseph's School of Music. In 2015, I joined the voice faculty at McNally Smith College of Music.

I earned her Master of Music from the New England Conservatory, and studied at the Hochschule for Musik in Munich, Germany and the C
onservatoire de Versailles in France. In addition, I am a recipient of a 2017 Artist Initiative grant made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Hartman July 1, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Sahar is very patient, detailed and supportive in her approach.
Not only is she an excellent technician, but she is also a wonderful artist.
She explains things very clearly and allows me to be musical and expressive. She also works with me at my own pace, which has helped me make very steady progress.
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Sahar H.

Saint Paul, MN 55107
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About Zack T.

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Casselberry, FL

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1. Zack guarantees progress in these 5 concepts of singing:
-range (how high and low a vocalist can sing)
-power (how impactful a vocalist can sound while maintaining healthy and sustainable technique)
-stamina (how long a vocalist can sing with tiring or fatiguing AND ho long a vocalist can hold an individual note/phrase out without taking a breath)
-freedom (removing detrimental tension and strain from the voice and body)
-artistry (a vocalist's ability to effectively and authentically sing in any genre)

2. Zack uses a professional recording studio to enhance/monitor student progress and gives student's fully mastered/mixed recordings of the songs they work on in lessons!

"I believe anyone can sing; they just need to given the tools to succeed"

About Zack
Zack , the founder of TVIS (a vocal studio in Central Florida) has had a lifelong dream of sharing his passion for music with everyone he meets. Zack has been teaching music and voice lessons for over 9 years. He was a triple music major while obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He studied music education, music theory, and music composition. During college, Zack was able to study several current vocal teaching methods/teaching programs in order to gain understanding and knowledge of both classical (Bel Canto) and contemporary styles of singing. Zack learned how to use the vast knowledge of pedagogical techniques he gained from his study to aid singers in developing good vocal health, range, power, flexibility, and longevity. Zack is a published choral composer with the company Colla Voce, and has per
formed in Nashville and Central Florida, putting together both solo and group performances. He plans to continue his learning in music in order to give others seeking musical endeavors the tools they need to succeed!
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Landon October 1, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
I have learned a lot from Zack. He's a great vocal coach.
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Jackie August 17, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Zach Taylor at TVIS is a phenomenal vocal coach, performer and musician. My son absolutely loves his teaching style. The rest of the staff is equally talented and highly professional.
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Sheri August 17, 2017
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I signed my daughter up to take lessons with Zack. The experience and knowledge she has gained has been amazing! She looks forward to her lesson every week and I love being able to witness the continued progress. You cannot go wrong with Zack!
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About Natasha B.

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I am an opera singer who has experience teaching multiple genres including pop, rock, jazz and classical. I create monthly plans for my students and teach them techniques to feel in control of their singing and confident.

About Natasha
I am an opera singer and pianist who studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music in NYC and I recently moved to Texas to continue my studies in Music Education.

I started teaching piano and voice privately in New York City in 2012 and I continued in Texas. I have experience teaching ages 4 to 65 in both voice and piano.
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Kim November 16, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
First class is excellent!
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Kelly October 15, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Natasha was very helpful and very friendly. She is a very knowledgeable instructor and I look forward to working more with her.
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Craig Ongley June 6, 2017
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Outstanding. I have had four lessons and I am very pleased with Natasha.
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About Ji L.

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Minneapolis, MN

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I will take you into the wonderful singing world.
D.M.A Program in UMN, PD from Indiana University, M.A from Royal Academy of Music, London.

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Bass-baritone
D.M.A Program in UMN
Performer Diploma from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Master of Arts from Royal Academy of Music in London
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Ji L.

Minneapolis, MN 55454
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About Karin W.

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With over 15 years of professional singing with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States, I bring a dynamic perspective to my students. I enjoy teaching at all levels and will work with my students to achieve their goals.

About Karin
After 15 years of professional singing I keep coming back to this; a good work ethic and a willingness to learn will take you far. We start with building a strong technique. It's a process, one I myself continue to work on. If you are willing to put in the work, I am willing to help you accomplish your goals. Want to know more about my career? Check me out at www.karinwolverton.com
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Karin W.

Minneapolis, MN 55401
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