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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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Jade J. July 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
The lesson was fun and educational. Techniques were given to reach singing goals.
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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
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Denise B.

New Orleans, LA

About Denise

First I would like to thank you for your interest in viewing my profile! Here is a short description of my educational and professional background. 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 singers of all genres.
Just like a piano, flute or violin, your voice is an instrument.
The purpose of voice lessons is to help you develop a beautiful and dynamic singing voice and also to teach you to use your voice in a healthy age-appropriate way that will keep you singing for many years to come!
As your teacher, I want your lesson to be more than just singing through a few songs.
While what specifically happens during a voice lesson can vary greatly from student to student and from week to week, the overall structure of the lessons remains similar.
We will always start with some combination of warm-ups for your breath, body, and voice. Just as you wouldn't go running without first stretching and warming up your muscles, you don't want to start singing full songs without first getting your body and voice warmed up.
Warm-ups will also introduce you to new techniques for properly using your voice in a healthy and beautiful way.
After warm-ups, we will work on songs. Typically, you will sing through the song once, and then we will go through it in small, manageable chunks, applying the techniques from the warm-ups to the songs.
During the lesson we will also work on expression and acting. A song isn't just pretty notes—it tells a story. If it's a song from a musical, there's a specific character that sings it. It's your job as a singer to tell the story and to make it fun and exciting for the audience.
While there's a lot of hard work that goes on during a lesson, voice lessons are lots of fun! As your teacher, I am here to encourage you, support you, and guide you in your vocal studies. I look forward to working with you soon!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio room, 2 full size keyboards, music stands, book shelf, desk, parking lots (free).

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Music Theater, Jazz
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Malik G. January 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Denise is awesome!
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Robin W. January 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great experience!! Learned the Bass Clef in a new and meaningful way today! Thanks Denise B.
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Casey P. January 5, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My husband, our 7 years old granddaughter and I take lessons with Denise! We could not be much happier with Denise. She tailors our lessons based on our skill level and at the same time pushes us to achieve more and more at every lesson! We have all improved so much and we are feeling more confident when singing! I can't wait to perform our duet at a family wedding which my husband and I have working on! Thanks Denise! We are singers!!!
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Denise B.

Denise B.

New Orleans, LA 70118
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$25 / 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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Hoa L. November 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome teacher
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Stephanie S. September 24, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson was awesome! Melanie made me feel so comfortable and confident! I'm excited for my next class next week!! Can't wait!
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Luanne Francis July 13, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I was nervous since I am not trying to be on stage or anything like that, I just want to sing. Melanie made me feel comfortable. I am excited to learn more.
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Melanie G.

New Orleans, LA 70125
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$25 / 30-min
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Samuel D.

New Orleans, LA

About Samuel

I've been teaching music for about a decade. During that time I've taught guitar privately and in masterclasses, theory and improvisation in a classroom setting, and coached ensembles. My teaching philosophy is focused entirely on helping my students attain their musical goals. Whether the goal is to play Carnegie Hall or play a few songs with friends around a campfire, I use my varied teaching and performing experience to help the student attain that goal through personalized lesson plans. Through this approach, I find students are able to stay engaged, have fun, and make exciting musical dis
coveries. Nothing is more gratifying to me as a teacher than to see someone have a breakthrough while learning to do something they enjoy!

Performing credits:
-Toumani Diabaté
-Wil Blades
-Toubab Krewe
-Joshua Redman
-John Ellis
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Sophia S. February 1, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Samuel is doing a good job. My daughter feels comfortable with him. I would recommend him to others
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Nikita W Castle June 2, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
First lesson was great! Sam assessed my skills, catered a lesson plan, then pulled me in... Right where I wanted to be! Looking forward to next week's lesson!
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Samuel D.

Samuel D.

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

New Orleans, LA

About Grant

Hello!

My name is Grant. I've been playing music since the age of 9 and have been in love with it ever since. I have 11 years of teaching experience and am active in the music scene today.
In addition to freelance work, i.e. weddings, jazz brunch gigs, etc., I am the lead guitarist and current manager for the Funk band Captain Green. I attended Indiana University for jazz guitar and have studied under jazz greats Dan Miller, Corey Christiansen, and Oteil Burbridge. I also own my own booking agency!

I teach all kinds of things from guitar, mandolin, banjo, and clarinet, to creative writi
ng, mediation, and even astrology.

I pride myself in taking the students learning needs and working with that on a personal, case-by-case basis. Everyone is at a different waypoint on their path, so why would I use preconceived formulae to try and help them? I am excited to meet and grow with every single one of you, let's learn to love the life we have and let our studies become radiant!

Musically yours,
Grant Hudson
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Nicole and Chad February 7, 2016
Guitar · In home
Grant is a great teacher. He is wonderful with my 9 year old son. We love him!
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leslie February 1, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
a very good first lesson - Grant was very easy to work with and super patient!
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Doug Womac November 22, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Grant's the best!!! Always on time and very knowledgeable.
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Grant H.

Grant H.

New Orleans, LA 70119
(6)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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