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Maria T.

Westwego, LA

About Maria

Maria Elise T. is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree while on music scholarship at Baylor University, and received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at Louisiana State University, also with the reward of a music scholarship. While at Baylor, she studied with renowned voice teacher and pedagogue Dr. John Van Cura. She learned much of her teaching style during her time spent with Dr. Van Cura. She teaches a very thorough base for singing incorporating efficient, healthy breathing and posture. Maria uses her artistry and creativity to cater to t
he specific needs and learning specifications of each student, vocalists and pianists alike.

Maria spent 2 consecutive summers with Des Moines Metro Opera. She has performed many roles, most recently the Miss Dara with the Ninth Ward Opera. She has also performed Mimi in La Boheme, the title role in Vanessa, La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, and the title roles in both Floyd’s Susannah and Puccini’s Suor Angelica.

Maria won 2nd Place at the Gulf Coast Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in January 2010. Called by critics a “thoughtful, powerful and thrilling” singer, she has been awarded prizes in other competitions, including the Lois Alba Competition, NATS, Entergy Young Texas Artists’ Music Competition and Festival Note d’estate a Campolieto.

*** Lesson Details ***
Student can expect a calm, intelligent approach to healthy singing, basic piano, and musicianship. After 6 months, a diligent student should have a solid foundation of the basics of technique, breathing, vocalizes, and posture.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Computer, Keyboard, Full Length Mirror!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to provide their own voice recorders, so that they can listen to their lessons. It would be nice to have a piano or keyboard, but they are not necessary.

*** Specialties ***
I have sung and taught both classical voice and jazz/pop voice.
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Megan B. February 24, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Maria is a wonderful teacher! She has a great personality and a quirky sense of humor that makes her personable and approachable. She works a lot on technique, specifically focusing on the breath. I recommend Maria because she a professional who finds the joy and love in teaching.
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emily D. September 26, 2014
Singing · In home
Maria is a joy to work with; I highly recommend taking her voice class! She creates an easygoing, fun, and instructive session that helps you understand methods for improving your vocal performance. I've had teachers in the past that simply worked with me on songs and "stage presence," however this is the first experience I've had where I'm confident that the lessons (posture, breathing, vocalizing, etc) will continue to transform my voice over time. Her fundamentals basically re-trained my voice and the impact was both immediate and long-lasting. I've recommended her to other family members and I believe they are also having similar positive experiences! If singing is your passion and you want to improve through a professional and pleasant experience - this is money well spent!
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Maria T.

Maria T.

Westwego, LA 70094
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jorge C.

Metairie, LA

About Jorge

Bass/Guitar instructor w/ 15 years of teaching experience and previous member of a national touring band. Students who study with me will learn the basics behind playing music and how to set and accomplish personal goals in addition to learning how to play in a band while putting their musical knowledge to use.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a fairly laid back instructor, however I am meticulous about the student getting the exercise correct and assimilating the info. I use a progressive curriculum starting from the basics and going to the advanced. After 3-6 months of study with me, guitarists
will be able to compose their own songs and will have learned basic soloing methods. Bass students will be able to compose simple walking lines over basic chord changes and have a good understanding of the bass guitar's function in a band setting.

*** Studio Equipment ***
bass and guitar amp, music stand, sheet music books/magazines, home recording system w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a guitar amp..I expect the student to have a guitar

*** Specialties ***
Sight Reading, All Modern techniques Pertaining To Guitar and Bass... Specialize in the Rock/Funk Genre
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Michael Z. April 11, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very good lesson. Good mix of theory and practical application!!!! Would recommend Jorge to any bass player!!!
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Sharmon R. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Pleased

Frankie is a very shy kid and doesn't warm up to many. He loves his lessons with Jorge and can't wait to go back to the next one. Frankie doesn't want to just learn how to play the guitar he also wanted to learn how to compose music. He is very pleased with what Jorge is teaching him and will continue to teach him.
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Sharmon R. April 7, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher

Jorge has been fantastic. I have a 14 year old who is super judge mental and hard to please and he absolutely loves Jorge.
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Jorge C.

Jorge C.

Metairie, LA 70005
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Melanie G.

New Orleans, LA

About Melanie

I am a classically-trained singer performing and teaching in New Orleans, Louisiana. I hold a master's degree in vocal performance and love sharing my knowledge and experience with my students. I frequently sing professionally in several genres including opera, musical theatre, jazz and pop music, and have several years of experience teaching all of these styles. I enjoy teaching singers at all levels, from beginner to professional, from age 13 up.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to the individual student, based on where you are and where you would like to go. I am equally comf
ortable teaching all styles of music. I am very enthusiastic about singing, and encourage my students to love it as much as I do!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Small in-home teaching studio in Uptown New Orleans, equipped with full keyboard, sound equipment (stereo and iPod), laptop computer, full-length mirror for demonstration, metronome, and music stands, as well as a library of vocal literature and foreign language dictionaries.

*** Specialties ***
Opera, Musical Theatre (Legit and Belt), Pop, Jazz, Classical
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Maggie S. June 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've never had an instructor before but Melanie was very kind and very knowledgeable about the technical aspects of singing. I am looking forward to greatly improving with her!
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Catherine S. June 23, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have been working with Melanie for about 7 months now. She is honestly the best voice instructor I've ever worked with. Before working with her, I had no idea the things I was capable of. I had mostly just been singing classical music and I hadn't really branched out into other things. With Melanie I have started getting into more musical theater music and it has been so exciting. I've learned so much about my voice and how to have better stage presence. Melanie has been so encouraging and has helped me gain more confidence as a singer. I highly recommend her as a teacher!!
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Michele B. March 2, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My son's teacher is phenonmenal! In addition to helping him develop as a vocalist, she appropriately challenges him to become a "prominent professional". She is the consummate teacher with lots of patience, compassion, humor and good will. It is because of her, that I have committed to TakeLessons! Her wholistic approach has boosted my son's vocal skills and confidence. She will be the first person he thanks when he gets his Grammy!
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Melanie G.

Melanie G.

New Orleans, LA 70125
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Peter G.

New Orleans, LA

About Peter

Hi! My name is Peter and I love to play, compose and teach music. I have over 7 years of experience teaching students of all ages, and over 10 years of experience playing in symphonic orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber orchestras, marching bands, big bands, and jazz combos. Let's meet and make music together! I'm also available for high school level subject tutoring, Regents/SAT/ACT test preparation, writing/editing services, and college admissions counseling.
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Jacqueline A. October 11, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kamary enjoys lessons with peter and never wants to go home. Peter is patient and makes learning fun for Kamary. Anyone who takes lessons with Peter will learn well while totally enjoying the process.
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Jacqueline A. August 21, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Peter is very patient, understanding and pleasant.
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Peter G.

Peter G.

New Orleans, LA 70117
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Destinie C.

Chalmette, LA

About Destinie

Hello! I am an Anthropology student at UNO. I recently graduate from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where I studied Musical Theatre. I specialize in vocal performance and acting. I also love history! I am particularly good with Russian and Greco Roman history and Mythology.
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Jade June 25, 2015
Theater Acting · In home
Destinie has helped me on a number of monologues and scenes in the last year. I recently was accepted to an arts school, so lately I've had to prepare a lot of monolouges and scenes for school. I've had Destinie help me prepare each one. She's a very talented artist and instructor. She's very patient and invests a great deal of time and effort into each student. I highly recommend using Destinie as a acting coach. She has helped me clean up my work and perform it with confidence.
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Vieta June 25, 2015
Singing · In home
Destinie helped me with my auditions for my last performance, Grease the Musical! She worked with me for a few weeks leading up to the audition. She taught me vocal technique and helped me choose a song to sing! I definitely recommend!
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Destinie C.

Destinie C.

Chalmette, LA 70043
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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