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Daniel S. New Orleans, LA

About Daniel

I began playing guitar when I was 13, and have loved every minute! After studying privately for a few years, I started gigging in local bars and coffee shops during high school in my hometown of Ocean Springs, MS. During high school I studied classical and jazz guitar in preparation for a college degree in music. I enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in 2004 to study classical and jazz guitar; during which time I played in many festivals, masterclasses, and concerts throughout the southeast. While a student at USM, I put myself through school by teaching private lessons and by gigging at private parties, weddings, churches, festivals, and in local bars. A few times a year I also play in the pit orchestra of various theater productions. Upon finishing my undergraduate ...

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Bob W. June 19, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Daniel has been terrific. He is reliable, helpful and teaches very well.
Denise B. New Orleans, LA

About Denise

I hold a Master's in Voice Performance degree from University of New Orleans and Bachelor of Science degree in Voice Performance from State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2001, I toured with International European Opera Company which performed numerous times in Denmark, France, Italy and USA. I currently perform and teach in the New Orleans area and love to share my knowledge and experience with my students. There is so much more to performance then just beautiful vocalizing..... *** Lesson Details *** My teaching is based on my own personal, classical training from Europe and North America. Whether it's opera, oratorio, musical theater or pop-style singing that is desired, I believe that classical technique is an essential source of proper singing that can be used to train ...

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Aaron J. March 19, 2015
Broadway Singing · Online
Verified Student
My lessons with Denise have been great. I took lessons under the intention of performance in musical theater, and in under five lessons she was able to get it professional-ready. By no means does that mean that I'm done with lessons though.

She teaches classical technique as the foundation and tells you specifically how your body function in order to produce sound, primarily using imagery to help you control functions that most people are not actively aware of. Lessons consist of exercises, explanations, and application to songs. She also answers questions and concerns over Skype, even responding to a practice video I sent to her.

Denise will help you reach your goals. If you are looking into singing seriously (and even if you're not), daily practice and preparation for the next lesson is essential to making progress and Denise wants to see you progress. If you are a newer singer, she works with you to build confidence in your voice as well as the technique. Like any good teacher, she can also tell when you haven't put in the work, but will still be patient and invested in the lesson.

Because my goal is musical theater, she helps me to expand my repertoire and work on songs that I bring in for auditions. She also reminds me to take into consideration other aspects of the performance such as dancing while singing and the long-term nature of performance, which makes certain aspects of technique especially important.

I am in my second month of lessons with her. I took 30 minute lessons, which go by very fast. Good for beginners just trying it out, but serious students should look into longer sessions. Skype is hardly an issue and is actually helpful because what she hears is closer to what you might sound like on a microphone. Denise is the kind of person who would go over the lesson time in order to finish an explanation so you leave with a good understanding of the content. Highly recommended for beginners (and advanced students I'm sure) and I look forward to our future lessons!
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Danny S. February 25, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I have always wanted to learn how to sing ever since I was little. I felt like I never had a voice, and that I was never going to meet anyone that could change my perspective on that. That’s until I came across Ms. Denise. I have had her for a few weeks now and I must say that she is a really great vocal coach. Ms. Denise not only makes you feel comfortable with yourself, but she also pushes you to yours limits. I personally would recommend her as anyone’s vocal coach, especially if you are a beginner like myself.
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Ivana S. February 15, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Absolutely a great teacher she really pours her time into you and it is great to have someone who really wants to help you advance with your talent. I never had a teacher put in so much dedication and time with me. This was a fabulous experience and my voice definitely got better.
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 ...

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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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AlexS1 March 12, 2012
Excellent teacher

I've fully enjoyed learning from Jorge. He has been extremely patient with me and has taught me a great deal about playing guitar (and music theory) in a very short amount of time. I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn guitar.
Sam C. New Orleans, LA

About Sam

Since 2004 I have dedicated both my undergraduate (Parkland College, Illinois State University, Bradley University) and graduate (Southern Illinois University) studies to music performance and pedagogy, focusing on classical guitar. The majority of my teaching experience comes from a three-year Graduate Assistantship that I held while at Southern Illinois University, which included teaching the guitar to music and non-music majors in group and private settings. Outside of my responsibilities as a Graduate Assistant, I taught the guitar to children in group and private settings, and served as a juror for student guitar performances at both grade school and college levels. As a performer, I have experience as both a soloist and a chamber musician. These experiences have provided me with ...

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Daniel S. July 28, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am an older player and have studied with several teachers.
I have found Sam to be an insightful, attentive and generous instructor.
He listens very (and that is emphasized) carefully and offers clear, distinct and well considered advice on phrasing, musicality and presentation.
I treasure his objective instruction.
In my opinion Sam is a great teacher and should think anyone could benefit from his guidance
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Gilda T. June 13, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Sam began at the beginning. I felt more comfortable after my lesson that I could learn the techniques that are required to play the guitar. Sam speaks softly, takes his time and he is very encouraging.
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 comfortable 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 ...

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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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Fiona F. July 3, 2014
Voice
I have been learning with Melanie for about 9 months. I think she is an excellent teacher and singer whose expertise covers a wide range of musical genres from opera to classical art song and jazz. Over the past 9 months, she has focused on improving my vocal technique and I have been able to learn quickly because she is an effective communicator of ideas and information. Melanie has also helped me enter into the New Orleans music scene and regularly suggests auditions or other singing opportunities I might be interested in trying. I really enjoy my lessons with Melanie and I can highly recommend her.
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Sabrina P. May 30, 2014
Voice · In studio
I have 9 years of vocal experience in Baton Rouge. I began taking lessons with Melanie about 2.5 months ago. We have worked on musical theatre, opera, and jazz. She is very knowledgeable in all of these genres. Melanie is a great instructor that really knows what to say and what visuals to use to get a different sound. It has been interesting to see the differences in my voice since beginning with Melanie.
Since beginning with Melanie, I have been on 4 auditions, 2 callbacks, and have been cast in a show. I would not have known about these auditions without Melanie and she gave me the confidence to excel. Melanie is a great resource to use for audition information and performance opportunities.
If you are just starting out or if you are looking to continue with vocal lessons, Melanie is a great teacher and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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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