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Samantha G.

Lady Lake, FL

About Samantha

For eight years now, Samantha has combined her love of music with her passion of cultivating an understanding and affinity to music in others by maintaining a private voice and piano studio for all ages and levels. As a performer herself, Samantha understands what it is like to be a student. Therefore, she makes it a goal to create a warm and nurturing environment while simultaneously challenging and daring her students to reach beyond what they think is possible.

A current voice student wrote this about Samantha:

"I love taking lessons with Samantha! She really has a lot of patience and
works well with my voice. She doesn't give up on helping me reach notes, and makes me realize that I can do more with my voice than I would expect. She has developed my voice in the best way possible. I look forward to every lesson with her!"

In addition to teaching, Samantha maintains an active performance schedule as an opera singer. Described as being “silver-voiced,” soprano Samantha Geraci-Yee most recently “brought down the house” as Tuptim in The King and I with Central Florida Lyric Opera where she is a Resident Artist. Prior to her residency, she made her professional symphonic debut with Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). Ms. Geraci-Yee has also performed roles including Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), and Anne (A Little Night Music).

Samantha completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music and her Master of Music Degree from Temple University.

A Little More about Lessons with Samantha. . .
One of my strengths as a teacher is that I can easily cater and adjust to the needs of the student and their learning processes. I formulate my lesson plans according to the level, experience, and goals of the student. Each lesson is extremely personalized and highly individualized to maximize the potential success of the student during our time together.

Research has proven that performing music is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right portions of the brain simultaneously. Towards this end, my teaching places equal importance on developing a strong technique all while nurturing creative instincts.

All ages and levels are welcomed!
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Richard G. February 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
A fantastic teacher concerned with helping me be the best I can be.
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Justinne F. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Awesome

She's very patient and will help nurture and utilize your own individual voice and sound!
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YolandaF1 May 22, 2012
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Samantha is a very good teacher. She gave good suggestion on how to use your fingers correctly and how to read the notes.I highly recommend her to others who are beginners like me. She is also has angelic voice.Thanks Samantha for your patience.
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Samantha G.

Samantha G.

Lady Lake, FL 32159
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Liam B.

Eustis, FL

About Liam

I have been successfully teaching for over 15 years.
I studied at the Hartt School of Music and the Hartford Conservatory and I have been performing with various bands and in many musical theater productions over the past 20 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach is to tailor each lesson to the students goals and needs. Everyone learns at a different pace and in different ways so all my students have their own custom lesson plan. I am looking for students who really want to excel and are willing to put in the time to achieve great results.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitar amps, Bas
s amp, electronic drum kit. Recording with Garageband

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music stand, amp/cables, additional hand outs, electronic drum kit.

I expect the student to at least have the instrument they are learning and a music stand is also good.

*** Specialties ***
I teach rock, blues, classical. I typically use Hal Leonard books for sight reading/beginner players.
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Shelby A. August 31, 2014
Bass Guitar · Online
I was trying to learn to play better on the bass guitar. Liam is an excellent teacher. He was patient to teach me what I wanted to learn. He was organized and gave clear instructions. He gave me examples of exercises to work on to play better.
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Greg B. August 2, 2014
Classical Guitar · In home
Liam taught guitar lessons to one of my daughters for a couple of years, and I personally played with him for several years in our church's praise team. He's both a gifted teacher and a talented musician, and his passion is clear for both. What's perhaps most impressive is the ease and grace he displays when either teaching or playing; he makes it all look and feel easy. Equally impressive is the breadth of his musical knowledge and styles. He's equally versed with all types of music, from classical to jazz to some of the more contemporary artists like Mandisa.
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Jonathan W. August 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Liam was one of my many guitar instructors. But it was always apparent to me that Liam stands out. Liam and I did lessons for over a year in New Hampshire when I was about 14. His knowledge and understanding of music never ceased to blow my mind. When I was a young guitarist, Liam's patience gave me a great environment to learn and grow. Later, we connected for a few more lessons before I went to college at age 17, and Liam really helped me when I was at a different stage in my ability. His versatility is amazing. Usually, versatility comes at the price of depth, but that is not so, with Liam. He cares about music, and he cares about teaching, and has the talent and knowledge to pass that on. Outstanding teacher.
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Liam B.

Liam B.

Eustis, FL 32726
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$25 / 30-min
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Sarah H.

Leesburg, FL

About Sarah

I have just graduated high school, cum laude, and will be attending Stetson University in the fall. I volunteered at the local elementary school tutoring 1st graders. I love math have also played flute for 12 years. I received a superior rating at state MPA for my flute solo in 9th grade.
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Sarah H.

Sarah H.

Leesburg, FL 34788
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$15 / 45-min
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Enoch W.

Gainesville, FL

About Enoch

Hey there my name is Enoch! I am a Piano Performance Major at the University of Florida with over 15 years of piano experience in the state of Florida. I am an accomplished pianist, competing throughout Florida as well as placing on both the competitive National (MTNA) and International (International Piano Competition of Sweden) Levels.

I am a skilled classical musician who is young, approachable, and ready to share what I have learned with either you or your loved one! I have taught beginners level piano to kids as young as age 5 and have also taught individuals in their 30's+ lookin
g to pick up a new hobby. I teach according to your needs for yourself or your child! I teach
-Music Theory
-Classical Piano
-Piano Improvisation
-Chordal Playing
-Hymns
-Piano Accompaniment

I'd love to get the chance to sit down with you and talk about what goals you'd like to achieve, and hopefully I can help you get there!

Thanks!
Enoch
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Enoch W.

Enoch W.

Gainesville, FL 32608
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$15 / 15-min
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debbie F.

Inverness, FL

About debbie

Hi. My name is Debbie and I am a first grade teacher. I have taught first grade for the past three years and am passionate about teaching students to read. I also have taught piano students as young as 7 and as old as 17 for the past two years. I enjoy working with kids and am well qualified with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
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debbie F.

debbie F.

Inverness, FL 34450
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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