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Review by Claire
"Professional, Effective, and Challenging Lessons
Wendy is probably the most professional and talented voice teacher I have worked with in my time singing
. She was able to quickly diagnose and help me begin to address difficulties I was having, but was also very proactive in helping me find repetoire that I enjoyed and that meshed well with my voice and my musical interests. She is extremely knowledgeable about the mechanics of singing, as well as the interpretation of song, and really challenged me to think through my singing in a way I hadn't before. Thanks!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Aimee
"Erin is a great violin teacher for my son!
At first, I was skeptical if my son could actually learn violin on skype. Erin proved that it can work very we
ll. She helped my son to improve the techniques and was strict about his posture (much needed!). Erin was very encouraging and patient with my son. She always wrote the post-lesson notes, which was super helpful to keep my son focused on the areas for practice.
When my son decided that he wasn't interested in violin any more, Erin encouraged him, and offered good advice for me too. I really appreciate Erin's professionalism and positive attitude!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Jenny
"Best teacher ever
I really enjoy having lesson with Marty. She is really patient and helpful. I feel the improvement in my voice just after a couple less
on. She customize the lessons the fix me. Her exercise is unique and helpful. I totally continue my classes with her"
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Ava
"I feel Lisa has knowledge of vocal nuances that could only come from a life devoted to music and song.+"
Milwaukee, WI teacher:
Review by Gloria
"He is an amazing teacher
He is a very patient teacher and has so much experience it's only been a couple of months n I'm already seing a huge improvement
in my voice. He gives exactly what each student needs so I find this lessons perfect for everyone"
Orlando, FL teacher:
Review by Ronnie
"As a adult leaner, I want to say that she is patient, easy to understand and relates well to new people. A good teacher who likes sharing knowledge."
Columbus, OH teacher:
Review by Rachel
"Chris is a really nice guy and fun to learn with. He is also very friendly and comfortable to be around. He has a lot of knowledge in drumming and will go
according to what you want to learn."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Abby
"Chris was super friendly and was very patient with me. He made me feel relaxed and seemed genuinely interested in teaching. I will definitely continue tak
ing classes with Chris, he makes learning guitar fun!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Nancy
"Stacey makes learning easy. It's terrifying to take singing lessons when you've never sung in front of anyone in your entire life, she put me at ease and
ignored the fact that I was completely embarrassed and encouraged me and made me feel like I was doing a great job. Stacey is very good at instructing, very knowledgeable and I had a blast."
I am available nationwide via Skype or through Google Hangouts for Guitar, bass and Violin lessons. I have performed at the French Quarter Jazz festival at age 18 and alongside Russell Malone during the season's conclusion at the Fine Arts Center in downtown Atlanta. I attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN. I studied guitar under John Pell and Paul Abrams. While in school I majored in Commercial Music with an emphasis on music business. I found an internship with Yamaha musical instruments where I maintained instruments for players like John Hiatt, Christopher Cross, Peter Frampton, To
mmy Sims, Drew Zingg, Kenny Greeneberg, Larry Carlton, Skunk Baxter and Martin Taylor. Sitting in on rehearsals and sessions with these artists provided insight and experience no college course could. After graduation I went on the road for Yamaha providing artist relations for the H.O.R.D.E. tour where I worked alongside the Barenaked Ladies, Ben Harper and Blues Traveler. I have opened for various artists including Buckwheat Zydeco, Hubert Sumlin,The Nighthawks, and the late Sean Costello. I have also performed with the Temptations. My album credits include student records at Belmont University and the EP titled, Johnnie and the Lowdowns. I am a fan of surf, jazz, and blues and have recorded some of my own creations with my own group, the C.A.T. As a teacher I strive to show others how to play and create music. My lessons focus on providing the budding musician with the tools to become a proficient player. Creativity through knowledge is the core of my instruction.
*** Lesson Details *** Through consistent practice progress is made on any instrument. I teach all of my beginning students to read music. This along with a chord syllabus provides a foundation for us to build a musician from the ground up.
*** Studio Equipment *** music studio room w/ piano, organ, guitars, amps, seating for parents, recording capabilities
*** Specialties *** Nashville numbers, chart writing, jazz theory and improvisation. Blues and standards, chord chart reading and writing. Reading music on guitar.
Eulah May 14, 2014
Very helpful. Learned two new songs in ten minutes!
Mariana May 14, 2014
He is really great teacher, I wish to get the instrument and came to learn guitar from Christopher.. ;-)
Darcel May 14, 2014
Christopher was really patient and helpful. Showed me some guitar scales with true expertise.
With a Bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University and several years of teaching experience, I am able to offer very educational and inspiring lessons to my students. I love to have the parents involved as much as possible in the student's learning and always have room for them to sit in on lessons.
Each lesson offers time for playing assignments, exploring new concepts, theory, technique, and a time for the family and teacher to discuss the student's progress.
*** Specialties *** Classical training in piano and cello Orchestral coaching for violin up to intermediate level
Valerie G. May 20, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Danielle is a great teacher! She's very talented and she's able to assess right away where you are to tailor the lessons to fit your needs and goals.
MY EXPERIENCE I am a life long singer, musician, dancer, teacher and student. I have performed, taught, and toured around the country in many capacities for over twenty years, and have an extremely varied musical background. I love nothing more than to share my knowledge, instruction and love of music and theater to those wishing to improve their musical skills and hone their craft.
In addition to teaching, I have been a full time musician for several years, and have experience performing and recording in many facets and genres, as a vocalist, musician and engineer. I have sung with Disne
y World’s Voices of Liberty, worked with hit #1 songwriter Rick Giles (Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts), and opened up for artists including The Black-Eyed Peas, The Roots, Common, Wycelf Jean, Julian Marley and The Little River Band. My voice can be heard on several recordings, ranging from Classical, Rock, Hip Hop, Children’s Music, as well as on my original album, “All My Days”, which is available on iTunes.
I have had so many opportunities to perform and learn, constantly challenging me to be a performer and teacher. I want help those wishing to take their careers and skills to the next level, and to open them up to the possibilities available for singers and performers. My goal is to offer real world experience in addition to solid technical foundation and musical knowledge.
References and full resume are available upon request.
LAST THOUGHTS I have had many mentors and teachers myself throughout my career, and have learned many invaluable lessons professionally and personally. Having a private teacher is invaluable for those wanting to take their talent to the next level, and I love nothing more than to share my knowledge and passion for music and performance to those looking to be better singers and musicians. If you or your child is looking for a mentor, who will be inspiring and challenging, and always encouraging, take a lesson and see what you think!
*** Lesson Details *** WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY PRIVATELY? There are many benefits to working with a private teacher. Individual lessons are not only extremely beneficial to those wishing to become better singers and musicians, they have also been proven to improve brain function, instill confidence and positively enhance other areas in life. Lessons will be set on a student by student basis, depending on ability, goals, practice, etc.
Every voice and instrument is different, just as every person has different goals and a different approach to reaching those goals. I will work with your natural abilities and your unique qualities, strengths and weaknesses to help you reach your full potential, no matter what your skill level. I teach a solid foundation of technique and performance that will translate into all genres of music, including Musical Theatre, Opera, Pop, Rock, Country and R&B.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN OUR LESSONS Here are some areas we will address in our lessons together: Breath Support - Technique Vowel Placement - Diction - Smoothing The Passagio ("break") Musical Expression - Harmonies Repertoire Development - Audition Prep - Performance Etiquette Sight Reading - Ear Training - Music Theory - Solfeggio - Chart Reading Songwriting & Composition - Recording - Engineering - Music Business Guitar & Piano Technique - Sight Reading - Chord Theory - Classical - Contemporary Fingerpicking - Strumming - Improvisation etc...
*** Studio Equipment *** I ask that students bring with them:
3-Ring Binder Practice Log Notebook Pencil(s) Recording Device (some smart phones can do this) Sheet Music/Method Books Guitar (if taking)
I have a piano, guitar(s), and recording capabilities at my home studio.
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a guitar and/or keyboard that I could bring with me, as well as tons of sheet music and material.
Piano (Beginner - Intermediate): Technique - Sight Reading - Ear Training - Performance - Musical Expression - Chart Reading
Carl M. August 17, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Our daughter had a great experience with Corinne. Our daughter's confidence and ability soared and her instruction prepared her to enter a charter school of music. Thanks Corinne!
Jacinda S. August 9, 2015
In home Verified Student
Diana M. August 26, 2014
In studio Verified Student
We could not have asked for a more capable, professional, or knowledgeable teacher for my son as he prepared for his audition after not singing publicly for two years. My son was immediately comfortable and at ease, and she helped him tremendously. We will continue to use her as needs arise in the future. She is tremendous!
Hello! My name is Judith, and with a background of more than 25 years of performance, teaching, and directing experience I'm sure that I can help you meet your goals - Whether it's to become an accomplished soloist, to sing more accurately in your church choir, or just to knock their socks off at karaoke, we'll have a great time getting you where you want to be!
Following is a bit more about me - it's a little "formal" ... but it will give you a few additional details about my background that you might find helpful in deciding whether or not I'm the teacher or coach for you! Happy reading!
With more than twenty-five years of performance experience, Judith is at home with a repertoire ranging from medieval song to Baroque opera and oratorio to American musical theater. Her performances have taken her across North America and the UK, appearing as featured soloist with a number of leading period and modern ensembles and orchestras and as presenter, guest artist and faculty at a variety of international workshops and festivals.
Not only a performer, Judith is also an educator, with extensive experience in private teaching as well as in directing and coaching of both large and small vocal ensembles in a variety of styles and genres - from Early Music to barbershop to Broadway - and has served as Director of Music for a number of churches and various performing organizations.
Judith holds both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Early Music Performance Practices from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from The College of Charleston, SC, with additional post-graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin and the Indiana University Institute of Early Music where she studied performance practices, music history, opera and theater. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in Voice at The College of Charleston, SC, and has held positions as lecturer and adjunct faculty in music history, vocal pedagogy, graduate research methodology and applied voice at both Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. Judith is ever-active as guest faculty and lecturer for workshops, special events, and continuing and community education forums.
Noted for being "even stronger when she is allowed to act as well as sing" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), Judith is equally active in the theater, taking leading roles not only in Musical Theater but also a variety of dramatic and comedic productions, and has received both repeated critical acclaim and regional acting awards for her performances.
Judith is also an accomplished instrumentalist, making appearances at a number of events and with a variety of early music ensembles across North America. She has been performing on Shawm, recorders and hand drums for more than twenty years.
Judith can be heard on recordings and broadcasts with Counterpoint (UK) Istanpitta, Contrapunctus, Quire Cleveland, The King's Counterpoint, Apollo's Fire, The Serlo Consort (UK), the Texas Early Music Project, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Columbus Bach Ensemble, the Dayton Bach Society, the Warren Philharmonic, Amherst Early Music, Inc., and the Charleston Pro Musica.
Hey all! My name is Nysa. I have been playing piano since I was 7 years old. My focus was classical piano, but I got the wonderful opportunity to study jazz piano with the man who taught Billy Joel when I was a teenager. I studied classical piano/ piano pedagogy at NYU, and then went on to get my bachelors degree in music from the University of Colorado school of music. I have worked with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and have been teaching in Charleston since we moved here 2 years ago. I'm great with kids, and most of my students been beginners/intermediate ages 3-17, though I can teach an
y age or level. In addition to piano I also teach voice and flute. I am a pretty fun loving person, and like to find new and exciting ways to teach the fundamentals of piano and music theory that many students struggle with. I use inventive games and even technology to not only get my students to learn the difficult subjects, but to actually enjoy it!
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