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Average Cost of Music Lessons in Las Vegas, NV

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons in Las Vegas is $55. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $19 and $100 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$32 average
$75
45-min $20
 
$45 average
$92
60-min $19
 
$55 average
$100

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute music lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute music lessons are 19% less expensive at $45, and 30-minute lessons cost 42% less at $32.

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Music Lessons in Las Vegas, NV

It's no secret that Las Vegas is one of the music capitals of the world. The high-end entertainment on the Strip offers a variety of musical performances, from world-class pop stars to tribute acts to opera singers.

Alternative acts such as The Killers and Panic! At The Disco actually learned their craft in Las Vegas, as did 1980s hard rock chart toppers Slaughter. Las Vegas isn't just where great musicians come to perform; great music is born and raised here, too.

With such a wide array of musical talent, it can be difficult to find veteran performers who are willing to tutor younger students the tricks of the trade, but TakeLessons can help with that. TakeLessons is the best place to find affordable and safe Las Vegas music lessons. We perform background checks and rigorously interview prospective teachers to find the best tutors available in the area, and then help connect you to them.

The range of lessons is comprehensive: music theory, song composition, performance and recording techniques, voice lessons, as well as lessons in guitar, bass, drums and percussion, and other band instruments. TakeLessons also connects students with teachers in piano, saxophone, trumpet, flute, violin and many other subjects.

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed, so there is no risk. Simply search the TakeLessons site to find Las Vegas music lessons, or call 1-877-231-8505 to speak with a student counselor to begin the process. Improving your talent takes practice and a skilled tutor - find both at TakeLessons today!

About Paul P.

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Paul grew up on Long Island , New York. He received an Associates degree in Music from Suffolk County Community College in New York and attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas for a B.S in music composition. Paul currently teaches piano as an after school program in clark county as well as teaching guitar and music theory. Paul has taught Masterclasses for the Long Island Classical Guitar society in 2012 at Long Island University.

Teaching style is diverse, pulling ideas from all kinds of sources to make learning easy and fun ! Paul also likes to stress the importance of being disciplined and focusing on goals whether practicing or performing.
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Paul P.

Henderson, NV 89011
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$30 / 30-min

About Karin H.

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Karin H. –Soprano

Karin H. is currently pursuing her DMA in applied voice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She holds a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and a Master’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. She has been a member of the Pittsburgh Opera Young artist training program, singing the roles of Sesto ("La Clamenza di Tito"), Jenny ("Threepenny Opera") Ottavia ("L’Incoronazione di Poppea") and Carmen ("La Tragedie de Carmen"). She has also appeared with the Pittsburgh Opera as the Page ("Salome"), Alisa ("Lucia di Lammermmor") and Suzuki ("Madama Butterfly").
Ms. H. has sung the role of Zerlina ("Don Giovanni") at the Kiev Opera, Miss Jessel ("The Turn of the Screw") at the Chautauqua Institute and Hansel in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra production of "Hansel und Gretel." With the Israeli Opera sh
e sang the roles of Kuchtík ("Rusalka"), Madelena ("Il Viaggio a Reims"), Curra ("La Forza del Destino"),Innkeeper’s Wife (“The cunning Little Vixen” ,) in the world premiere of Gil Shohat’s “The Child Dreams and the Third Lady in the “Magic Flute”.
Karin is a member of the Avant Gard opera group “Opera Camera” with which she sang the roles of Mr. Smith (“The Bald Soprano”) and Etroga (“The Crook”) all directed by Daniel Ehrlich.
Karin participated in the performance piece “Cabaret Macbeh” as part of the “Nisuy Kelim #8” festival in Tel Aviv.
Recently she took part in Yoav Gal’s 3WEEK OPERA staged reading in New York City.
Karin H. is a recipient of the Baroch Grabov prize for exceptional emerging talent, scholarships from IVAI, as well as other numerous prizes and scholarships.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano or Keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Opera, Classical, Broadway, pop
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Patricia W. September 1, 2015
· Classical Voice · In home
This instructor is a true professional and knows how to communicate with the child to get results. Also, when she tells you not to eat anything heavy before lessons, believe her; definitely affects practice :D
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Grant C. July 31, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Karin is a committed, no nonsense, excellent teacher/coach, with broad experience. You get your money's worth here, from a professional. I will be returning to Karin in the future for more lessons and training.
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Karin H.

Henderson, NV 89074
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About Svetlin B.

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Las Vegas, NV
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About Svetlin
Svetlin B is experienced violin performer, teacher and studio musician for more than 15 years and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his studio, and online. An active performer, currently Svetlin performs nightly at the Palazzo Theatre as a member of the "Frank, the Man, the Music" a show dedicated to Frank Sinatra's centennial year. Since 2011 Svetlin is a member of the Celine Dion orchestra and has hundreds of shows, TV appearances, as well as a recording on the multiplatinum album "Sans Attendre" backing the Canadian superstar.
Svetlin was raised in a musical family and studied violin performance and pedagogy from early age. He has attended some of the most prestigious music schools in Europe and the USA, where he earned Bachelor and Master degrees in violin performance.
A diverse musician and teacher Svetlin h
as developed customized violin programs for different age, level, style and goal of each particular student.
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Louise W. November 5, 2015
· Violin · In home
Svetlin is a fantastic teacher and violinist. He's patient, kind, and considerate, as well as being funny.
We will be using him again when we visit Vegas.
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Svetlin B.

Las Vegas, NV 89128
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$40 / 30-min

About Britni F.

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Henderson, NV

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About Britni
I have been studying the voice and healthy vocal
methods for over a decade. Previously, I was a Certified Speech Level Singing (SLS) Instructor under Maestro Seth Riggs, and am now currently a Certified Institute for Vocal
Advancement (IVA) Instructor.

I am very passionate about singing and teaching, and have so much fun doing so. As a voice instructor I require of myself to constantly excel and commit to a number of educational
hours and events each year. This process encourages me to be a teacher who is constantly growing and bettering myself for my students. I am passionate about continuously advancing my education by observing Master Teacher's from
around the world instruct both vocal pedagogy and performance development courses.
 My devotion is to help each student find confidence, strength, and agility in their own unique v
oice. One of my greatest strengths is my ability to communicate and connect with people. I am quick to help my students feel at ease
and build their confidence – while also diagnosing the voice and helping the student grow and improve. 

While being fun-loving and easy-going I also take great pride in helping my students to succeed in every capacity possible.

I have studied with the acclaimed Jeffrey Skouson as both a vocal student and as a teacher. Other Master Teacher's I have at one point studied with, or under, are: Maestro Seth Riggs, Greg Enriquez, Spencer Welch, Linda Tomkinson, Kathy
Kennedy, John Henny, Dave Stroud, Guy Babusek, Stephanie Borm, and more.

 I am immensely passionate about teaching and furthering my education and experience, and am completely devoted to continuously educate myself to be a first-class teacher for my students. Come on in and enjoy the fun of singing!

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While studying voice may have its challenges and frustrations,
it still can be (& should be!) enjoyable and inspiring!

In our lessons you will spend the first half vocalizing and warming up the voice, and then the second half working on repertoire. I will record your vocalices (on a CD or other device) for you to practice with for the week. I am not a genre teacher, but a technique teacher. With whatever genre you wish to sing you can apply the technique. I will work with you on your song to change vowels and notes where needed, and also help you to connect to the story of the song.

I try to make the environment I teach in stress-free and
enjoyable. Before coming to a first lesson a student may feel intimidated or nervous, but please keep in mind that I am not here to judge or tear-down a student... Instead I am here to take them where they are at and help them to improve and grow. I will also never ask you to do something that will harm your voice – your vocal health is my main priority. I stand behind my education and personal experiences, and will only deliver my personal best to you.

As stress-free as my lessons are, there are still a few
expectations. I ask my students to do their own part and practice their vocalices throughout the week. The vocalices are designed to help your voice strengthen and increase in range and skill, therefore by practicing during the week you are helping your voice to continue to grow.

Come willing to learn, have fun, and make some silly noises in the meantime – you will be making some funny sounds, but they are designed to strengthen the vocal cords agility and adduction. In a nutshell, come prepared to sing! What good is a voice lesson without some singing?! Am I right?! :).
Also come prepared knowing you will make mistakes – mistakes are an important part of learning, and the sooner we stop expecting perfection is actually when we start to learn & grow the best. I do not expect perfection, just growth! And most of all, come prepared to have fun and to learn!

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my studio I have a piano to play scales, computer to record lessons and play songs, a sound system for music, a microphone & stage for performances/showcases (which are done at least twice a year), and a waiting area.
My current studio location is at a Theatre Company located in Henderson near 215 & Gibson. Parents are welcome to sit in the lobby or relax in their car as their child has their voice lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I studied the Speech Level Singing (SLS) method for over 8 years, and was a certified teacher in the method for over 2 years. I am currently now a certified teacher with the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA). I have requirements within my certifications to test yearly with a Master Teacher to ensure I am teaching healthy & proper technique. I specialize in technique and, regarding genres, I focus mostly on Broadway or Pop. However, through the technique I teach, I can help any genre of singer improve their vocal abilities.
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Sara May 22, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Britni is fun, energetic, and knows her stuff! Both our kids love to sing with her.
Thank you Britni, we love you!
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Christopher L. May 8, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio
She coached me in my audition for a professional Las Vegas show. I don't normally consider myself a strong singer, but she was easy to work with. Also I got the part and was with the show for one year.
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Bret April 27, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Britni has a way to help a nervous but aspiring singer feel relaxed. She is a gentle leader. Another thing I appreciate about her is her continuous education. I know my teacher is always trying to be the best version of herself, & if she doesn't have an answer she goes looking for it. She comes highly recommended!
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Britni F.

Henderson, NV 89014
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About Michelle W.

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I am a 22 yr old student at the College of Southern Nevada who is currently working toward a degree in music; while still making time to play in a band. I was in High School When I bought my first guitar and developed a passion for music. For me music opened the door to a new lifestyle and ultimately led me to begin teaching and sharing music with others. I have taught a variety of ages, ranging from children to adults. For beginner guitarists, I believe there can be just as much joy and fun as there can be practice. I strive to make everything simple while important skills are learned. I am a patient and committed teacher who can show you these skills that will help to make you a well-rounded musician.

***Lesson Details***
Each lesson will consist of a unique and personalized curriculum to fit the student’s needs. This will be done a
t a pace that allows for confidence to be built and a complete understanding of the material. Each student is taught the basic skills of guitar so that they can become an independent and self-sufficient musician with a strong fundamental foundation. Crucial skills such as reading music, scales, various chords, and more will be taught in each lesson. Each lesson will be just as enjoyable as it is informative. After all, “pleasure in a job puts perfection in the work”. That is why I ask each Student to bring a song or piece that he/she enjoys working on. Overtime, all the skills learned will allow students to play with confidence!

***Studio Equipment***
Students will be provided all handouts and paper material. Books, guitars, and amps are available to use during each lesson. Over time it is recommended that you work on acquiring your own equipment as well.
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Lisa June 23, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
My 8 year old is a beginner, and Michelle is his first instructor. She has taught him lots of fundamentals in a few short weeks and shares resources that he can use at home in between weekly lessons. I would recommend Michelle to others.
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d June 5, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Michelle is awesome. She so patient and calm and was able adjust to the different styles of learning and levels between our two daughters. She was also very encouraging as she engaged them in the lessons. My daughters have learned a lot in the short time they were taking lessons and are confident enough to share their knowledge with other beginners.
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Sandra S. May 12, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
My 8 year old son has been taking lessons with Michelle for 6 months now and it's the BEST money I have ever spent on him! She is patient, kind and very helpful! I thought that an hour might be pusing it but for him the time flies! So thankful to have such a positive person in my kids life. Thank you!
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Michelle W.

North Las Vegas, NV 89031
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About Chau H.

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My name is Chau and I am a transplant from Australia who has resided in Las Vegas for the last 10 years. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Sydney and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, majoring in vocal performance and music technology. I am a wife to the best husband and a mother to three fabulous girls. I've been teaching voice for over 15 years and have loved every minute of it because I truly care about my craft and more importantly, my students and their creative goals. I was a Music Specialist at Merryhill School in Las Vegas, teaching K-8th Grade, until I became pregnant with my middle child. I've also worked in church worship teams for the past 15 years, both in Australia (Sydney and Brisbane) and Las Vegas, Nevada. My faith dictates the way I live my life and as a young child, my dad taught me to alwa
ys strive for excellence in all that I do. This mentality has undoubtedly motivated my teaching career. My students can count on a teacher who is prepared and creative in developing a learning experience that will exponentially €œgrow€ them in their creative field.
I inherited my love for singing from my Mum -- as a child I watched her perform and wished that I could one day do the same. At the age of 15, after auditioning, I was selected to be a part of the New South Wales Senior (High School) State Choir and as a result, I toured the USA in 1999 representing the Australian Embassy in the United States. This was around the same time that I caught €œthe bug€ and decided to pursue music as a career. I then went on to study music, first briefly at the Music Conservatorium in Sydney and then finishing my Bachelor's degree in Music at the University of Western Sydney. I was first classically trained vocally and with that background, moved onto more contemporary vocal styles. After marrying my husband, I moved to Las Vegas and began to study Counseling/Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Music and Counseling, to me, made the perfect marriage as I love music and love people equally. Needless to say, teaching music and helping people has made my life very fulfilling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Recording Equipment
Intelligent Piano
Sitting area for Parents/Guardian
I will provide students with the necessary materials needed for instruction for e.g. Books, CDs, DVDs...etc

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in vocal techniques, and diaphragm/breathing techniques.
As far as style or genre are concerned, I use both, my experience in classical voice training and contemporary voice training, to keep my students engaged in their craft. I listen well to my student's needs and meet them where they are at, ensuring that I meet their creative goals and not my own.
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Marla candelaria and Dee candelaria June 14, 2017
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Chau H is a remarkable teacher She has a lot of patience understanding She is carrying and she is not judge mental she wants you to succeed and she's always there for the students I totally recommend her to anyone at any age you will love her she makes you feel comfortable and her heart is warming loving !!!!!.....
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Cheri June 6, 2017
· Singing · In home
Chau has been a great instructor for me. When I was searching for a vocal coach, I took into consideration not only their credentials and experience but their ego or lack there of. Chau has fulfilled all my expectations that I wanted from a vocal coach. She really cares about her craft, her students and their progress. She's down-to-earth and is a positive energy to be around.

Chau has been a great match for me. She tells me how it is. She knows when to give me encouragement and when to kick me in the butt. She's strict in a good way. She notices little details and teaches me how to develop my own vocal awareness so I can start to notice mistakes myself when I practice on my own. She demonstrates special techniques that have been instrumental to my progress. I am thankful for her support and expertise, and for being a part of my journey to make my dream come true to learn to sing at last. ^_^

Even if you're a total beginner or experienced singer, you're in great hands!! ^_^
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Cindy June 6, 2017
· Singing · In home
My experience with Chau is absolutely amazing, I always look forward to going to her lessons. I have learned so much from her in a short amount of time and I continue to grow very quickly thanks her patience and hard work. I love how comfortable I feel with her and how helpful she is. She's motivated and really works towards getting you to your goal. I really appreciate all she does for her students :)
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Chau H.

Las Vegas, NV 89131
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About Jee W.

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Jee W. maintains an exciting and diverse performing career as a concert pianist, composer, vocalist Mr. W. received his Master degree in music where he was a graduate teaching assistant in group piano, piano ensemble and dance accompanying for two years. He was a staff artist and adjudicator for a major piano company in Japan from 1995 - 1999 where he performed and gave workshops in Asia. He has worked with pianist George Winston, choreographer Karen Kaufmann, and R&B artist Brian McKnight. . His work with the disabled "A Step Forward" was featured in PBS in 2002. Mr. W. is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) and an adjudicator for Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). His soundtrack was featured in the Seattle International Film Festivals in August 2003.

Mr. W. has done various fund raising concerts for local food
banks, World Vision and ASAP Ministries.

Mr. W. supports the Corazon de Vida Foundation literacy program; an organization that provides bilingual books and school supplies to thousands of orphans in Mexico. He has recently become the musical ambassador artist for ASAP. An organization that is committed to spreading the Gospel in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam

*** Lesson Details ***
Private piano lessons with teacher who is an adjudicator for piano competitions and festivals, now accepting students from beginning to advanced levels. My students have won state and national competitions. Piano students receive weekly 30, 45 or 60 minutes private lessons in repertoire, theory, ear training, sight reading and composition. Performance opportunities such as two recitals and numerous group lessons are planned throughout the year. I am bilingual English/Mandarin (Chinese)

Qualified students also participate in activities from the Nevada Music Teachers Association:
1. The Federation of Music Clubs
2. The Musicianship Examination
3. Piano Ensemble Festival
4. The Music Development Program

*** Studio Equipment ***
TG186 (6'1") Young Chang Grand Piano
Roland Digital PIano
A loaning library which has 2000 books

*** Specialties ***
Piano Performance
Early Childhood
College Preparation
Competition
RCM (Royal Schools of Music) Examination Program
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mark jackson May 8, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Clear, concise, supportive and looking to best move me forward
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Kaela E. July 30, 2015
· Piano · In home
He's a very nice person and doesn't get mad at me when I make a mistake. He's an amazing piano teacher!
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Tatum E. July 9, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Jee is very patient and kind. My granddaughters love to go to their lessons.
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Jee W.

Henderson, NV 89074
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About Aaron G.

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My goal is to spread the love of music and music theory to as many people as I can. I have been playing piano for the past 15 years and have had great teachers from whom I've learned great playing, composing, and teaching techniques. I have been playing guitar for 10 years as well. I'm in an alternative rock band, The Perks, based out of Las Vegas, and have experience composing and playing multiple instruments. I have a thorough understanding of music theory and hope to share what I know with my students. I'm a student at UNLV, I tutor autistic kids, and I love music.
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Christopher S. May 21, 2017
· Piano · In home
Aaron is so patient and engaging!
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Anna April 11, 2017
· Piano · In home
It does seem after three lessons that my daughter is making progress and enjoys Aaron's teaching style. I appreciate that he is flexible when I request to reschedule lessons. I also love his communication skills; he is one of those people around whom you just feel comfortable.
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Matthew March 17, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Aaron is very patient with my son's first lesson. My son was happy. He is looking forward to learning his next lesson.
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Aaron G.

Henderson, NV 89012
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About Christina S.

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My talent is to create connections now for you with the subject you are learning and resolve any 'knots' in that process.
As a lifelong student myself my love to learn and teach is innate.
Raised in Switzerland I am a native French, German and English speaker .
Studying Latin I later learned Italian vacationing there yearly and picked up Spanish now living in Las Vegas.
If you want a very experiences as well as creative tutor who is a native speaker as well as has taught students of all ages for many years:
We will be a good team!
I adapt my communication style and learning methods to my individual student’s needs, level and learning preference (e.g. visual).
This way we can reach your goal step by step while I help you connect the dots…
Let’s get started?!

Native French and German speaking.
Conversational Italian

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assist you to bring your full potential to the light and be your personal best.
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Kylie P. October 16, 2016
· Singing · Online
Christine was great. She was very patient, knowledgeable and positive. Great first impression.
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Tetyana C. September 11, 2016
· Singing · In home
Christina is a very helpful and professional teacher.
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Araceli A. August 12, 2016
· German · Online
Christina was very friendly and patient - I had some technical difficulties but she was really nice about it. She made me feel very comfortable and I look forward for our next session.
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Christina S.

Las Vegas, NV 89108
(14)
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$25 / 30-min

About Annelise L.

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BFA audition season is coming up! Looking for an audition coach for acting or musical theatre? I'd be happy to help! Straight from the horse's mouth, I'll give you the inside information on what goes on in the audition room and how to get the most out of your time in front of the panel.

I'm an actor/musician born and raised in Las Vegas home for the summer before my final year at Montclair State University as a BFA Acting student. I've been studying music since six years old and have been doing acting and musical theatre for 7 years alongside directing, writing, voice tutoring, and composing.

Acting lessons available for a toolbox approach including Meisner, Uta Hagen, Improv, Stanislavski, Practical Aesthetics, and classics along with the voice work of Skinner and Linklater and movement technique of Laban and Suzuki. Lessons are t
otally personalized for the needs of the actor and can range from Shakespeare to contemporary scene study with a focus on specificity, clarity, vulnerability, and sincerity.

I teach singers in all genres, though I have the most experience in MT, folk, and pop. My goal is to help students not only learn to sing with the utmost vulnerability and honesty, but to ensure that they can do so while maintaining safe technique through breathing and relaxation. I work hard to eliminate affectations and habits to find the most uninhibited and expressive that the student's voice has to offer. MT singers will also focus largely on acting and finding authenticity within the suspended reality of song.

Lessons are tailored to the music taste and needs of the student and lesson plans are completely individualized to ensure the student is learning at growing at whatever pace suits their path while making sure they're still having fun and making art. If the student is interested in writing their own music, good news! I'm always willing to help fellow songwriters with composition.

I also offer lessons to child singers and actors as I love nothing more than seeing kid artists. Children's voice lessons are largely based in Musical Theatre/classics, focusing on ear training, sheet music, phrasing, rhythms, and breathing while children's acting lessons are based largely in classic/contemporary film and theatre, focusing on projection, clarity, commitment, and confidence.

A firm believer that anyone can act and anyone can sing- willing to teach anyone who doesn't already know more than I do!
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Annelise L.

Annelise L.

Las Vegas, NV 89149
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$25 / 30-min

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Shout-out to the rock and roll dads out there! Read on as guitar teacher Matt K. shares his top picks for famous dads known for rocking out, plus the best Father's Day songs from them to play...    Balancing studio time, touring, and constant press coverage is part of being a rock star. Add taking care of a kid or two (and doing it well) to the equation, and we have to wonder... how do famous musicians do it? With Father’s Day coming up, it’s important to recognize all of the g
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Want to learn about writing your own piano scores? Find out how to get started in this guest post by New Paltz, NY teacher Cheryl E...   Being a pianist comes in very handy--and not just at family holiday parties when your in-laws are bellowing "Deck The Halls" in your ear as you try to keep some sense of rhythm. The piano is a versatile instrument that allows even the most novice composers to explore a full spectrum of dynamics, textures, and pitch range. No matter what you're
What is a Piano Fake Book?
You walk into your sheet music store and start browsing. You look at the method books, technique books, repertoire… and then your eyes see something else. You pick it up and see it is called a "fake book." An odd name for a real book. You open it up and see that it contains music. So what exactly is it? A piano fake book allows you to read and play music on your piano. But unlike your typical books, which contain the score as written by the composer or arranger, a fake book is more of a r
4 Easy Steps to Playing Piano By Ear
Want to try playing piano by ear? Follow these four simple steps from Newport Beach, CA teacher Patricia S. and you'll be playing your favorite songs in no time...   Ear training doesn't need to be difficult or boring. You can have fun, learn techniques for playing piano by ear, and learn a little bit about music theory all at once! And you need to know very little about the piano to do it. To start, find a song with a good melody, and one that isn't too fast. Pick a slow song
20 Fun Songs to Sing at Your Next Karaoke Night (With Links!)
Editor's Note: See our updated post of the best karaoke songs! How much do you love karaoke? There's nothing quite like taking over the stage and having a blast singing with all your friends, or impressing the crowd with an enthusiastic solo! Karaoke always makes for a fun night, and it’s a great chance to practice singing. However, if your mind goes blank at the bar, you're not alone! Song ideas aren't always easy to come up with. Check out our ideas below for fun songs to sing at your

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