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Darla W.

Newport News, VA

About Darla

Hello, I am a professional musician with over 21 years of service as a military bandsmen. I've been stationed all over the world and have had the privilege to perform in some of the greatest concert halls. I love to work with students of all ages and can teach beginning-intermediate piano, and beginning-advanced flute. Prior to joining the military, I taught general music in the Texas Public School system. I have a bachelor€'™s degree in music education from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am a very active flutist in this area, performing with The Tidewater Winds, The Hampton Roads Phi
lharmonic, and various small chamber groups.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in creating a very positive environment for my students. I am very patient and upbeat. Whether you are a beginner, or more advanced, I can tailor the lessons to your needs. I will give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music in a creative and fun way! I enjoy working with students of all ages. If you are just starting to learn, or have decided to come back to music lessons, I believe you will enjoy studying with me! ***Also, be advised, that if you are a beginner, I only teach 30 minute lessons! This is best for all beginners, whether a young student, or an adult student!! (Also, FYI, we do have cats in our home!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio with an upright piano for lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, instrument and any books I recommend.
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Zavier March 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She kept my son captivated and excited to learn.
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Nancy I. December 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am returning to piano as an adult after many years away. Darla did a great job assessing and understanding where I am on the learning curve now and laying out a plan forward from there. She is very positive, encouraging and excited to teach others. I am looking forward to working with her to become a better player.
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Shannon M. September 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Darla is a great teacher! My son has been taking lessons with her since he was 4 years old, he's 5 now, and I think that she is the best! I really like how patient she is with my son and the way she speaks to him just makes things click. Thank you Darla!
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Darla W.

Darla W.

Newport News, VA 23602
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starting at
$26.67 / 30-min
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Barbara M.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Barbara

Music has been an integral part of my world, playing a major role in both my personal and professional life. I embrace the chance to be immersed in it, to share my enthusiasm for and expertise in the area of the music education experience, promoting creative development and student performance skills.

I am an original New Yorker, but have lived in Virginia Beach for the past 12 years. I began studying piano at the age of 8 and have not stopped playing since. It is a gift and a joy to be able to share my love of music performance with people of all ages and abilities. I have also sung in man
y choirs in addition to performing professionally on the piano and the guitar, both as a soloist and ensemble member.

I rejoice in the success that I see in my students as they learn and gain appreciation for the gift of music. They become more and more eager to share and more and more open to the possibilities ahead.

*** Lesson Details ***
I listen well to my students. They are free and encouraged to express their goals and soon, they become more and more comfortable doing so. They begin to understand that even though I am their instructor, we are working as a team and that my goals for them are directly tied to the goals they have set for themselves.

My teaching style is natural, relaxed and yet, very enthusiastic, all at the same time. I have patience in abundance and my continual student affirmation is well received. I give most attention to personalizing instruction for each of my students. My passion for musical expression is contagious and readily shared. It is a joy to teach music, to contribute to the growth and delight that I witness through a student's progress.

I have taught music to both children and adults, from beginner to advanced levels. My teaching approach remains the same, save for the goals that suit the specific student, which we discover early on, sometimes even at the first session, together, right from the start. My beginning students receive the attention necessary to encourage their desire to persevere, which includes positive feedback (which is abundant) and a teaching style that fits his/her level of learning. My student's success is my goal. This is my jubilant mission.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, guitars, amp @ mini-amp.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I own 4 guitars, 1 classical, 2 acoustic/electric, and 1 electric, which I can provide for the lesson, if necessary.
I own a Baldwin Acrasonic piano.

The students will need to buy their books.

*** Specialties ***
Methods: Clear presentation of the instrument and the most comfortable way to achieve the best playing results. Emphasis on Theory including chords and improvisation.

Styles: From Classical to Broadway to Folk to Rock to Jazz to Blues.
Genres: All
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Colleen G. June 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My granddaughter took lessons from Barbara for 2 months, and then had to stop due to personal circumstances. During the time she was with Ms Barbara she learned a great deal and made a lot of progress. Barbara was patient and understanding and put the lessons to my 6 year old granddaughter in ways that she could understand. If our circumstances should change in the future I would definitely bring my granddaughter back to Barbara for piano lessons. Thank you Barbara - I think you helped instill a love of piano in my granddaughter!
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Jayden B. March 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
She keeps my son on task and learning quickly.
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Lauren R. January 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Barbara is fantastic. She is makes learning music fun with grounded basics and fundamental teaching. The environment is welcoming and well suited for music learning. Barbara has helped Lauren move her music knowledge forward in one session that was very meaningful. Lauren was able to practice her guitar later that evening stress free with joy and confidence. Lauren has been dreaming of taking guitar lessons for a while and this first experience has been s dream come true. Thank you takelessons for helping me to connect Lauren and Barbara.
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Barbara M.

Barbara M.

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Cara M.

Norfolk, VA

About Cara

Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, and supportive atmosphere; students will improve their breath control and support, projection, phrase length, range, intonation, quality, comfort, stage performance and presentation skills, as well as other technical and stylistic aspects. I am currently available to teach lessons at my studio and onlin
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My credentials and affiliations include a Bachelor's in Vocal Music from Lamar University, Hurrah Players, Governor's School for the Arts, Opera Breve, and VA Opera. I specialize in opera and musical theater. I also record and perform pop, rock, R&B, and jazz. Trained by some of the best artists and teachers in Virginia and Texas, I have gained extensive knowledge in vocal pedagogy that has allowed me to become versed in numerous styles and crossover genres. Contact me and we can discuss in more detail want you are looking for in a voice teacher, your vocal goals and experiences, as well as availability and location details. Do not miss the opportunity to work with someone who is really dedicated to nurturing voices and serving art in a down to earth way and will get you where you want to go fast.
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Douglas May 11, 2016
Classical Voice · In home
Verified Student
Excellent instructor! Very glad I decided to take lessons and got lucky with a great teacher.
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Kelley May 3, 2016
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
This was my daughter's first experience with any kind of singing lessons and Cara was patient and helped my daughter feel comfortable. She was able to get on stage for her school talent show feeling good about herself, and that was priceless.
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Lauren April 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Freaking awesome
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Cara M.

Cara M.

Norfolk, VA 23507
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$25 / 30-min
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Laurice L.

Hampton, VA

About Laurice

​Lauricel, named by Maryland Public Television as "One of the Most Versatile Voices on the Planet", is originally from Jackson, TN. Ms Lanier is graduate of The Juilliard School. Lanier's strong vocal training comes from the incomparable, Edith Bers. Ms. Lanier has over 16 years of teaching music privately, directing choirs, conducting Master Classes, and performing in churches and performance halls in the US and abroad. Ms. Lanier is known as an exquisite and professional Performer and Entertainer, Piano and Voice Instructor, Lecturer, and Pedagogy Scholar.
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Laurice L.

Laurice L.

Yorktown, VA 23693
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Lisa H.

Norfolk, VA

About Lisa

Mezzo-soprano Lisa H. is a recent graduate with her B.S. and M.M. in vocal performance from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Lisa offers home studio, on location, and online voice and beginning piano lessons with very flexible hours. She teaches voice with an emphasis on healthy singing and natural tone.

Lisa's performances include several lead roles in operas including Maybelle/Peggy in the contemporary opera This is the Rill Speaking by Lee Hoiby, Mistress Quickly from Verdi's Falstaff, Clarina in La cambiale di matrimonio by Gioachino Rossini, Dorabella in scenes from Mozart'
s Così fan tutte, and the Dragonfly from L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel. She has also performed in various solo guest performances in church settings, and has had 6 years of experience in the top choir at APSU and the chancel choir as alto section leader at Hopkinsville First United Methodist Church in Kentucky.

Lisa has also had education in language diction in French, Italian, German, Latin, Hebrew, and Russian. At Austin Peay she studied opera and oratorio recitative and arioso in an intensive course aimed at classical performers. In the summer of 2015, Lisa participated in the Harrower Opera Summer program in Atlanta, GA.

Lisa H. offers a healthy and fun approach to learning music!
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Diana August 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter was reluctant to take lessons (she's 14 and way to busy for anything so ... useful), but began to really look forward to them as soon as the first one was over. Lisa was able to quickly assess my daughter's ability and interests and tailor the lessons to get her excited. We've both enjoyed having Lisa as her teacher and I highly recommend her!
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Andrew July 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson. Very thorough
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Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Norfolk, VA 23503
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starting at
$20 / 30-min

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