Nicole O. holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (with honors) in Music and Anthropology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rollins College. A member of the Honors Program (top 2%) and one of nine Cornell Scholars in her graduating class, Nicole pursued concentrations in Violin and Vocal Performance, as well as Ethnomusicology. Nicole served as co-concertmaster of the Rollins College Orchestra and String Ensemble for three, consecutive years, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She was selected to perform Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, with the Rollins College String Ensemble at Christmas Vesper services, to capacity audiences of community members, students and faculty at the Knowles Memorial Chapel. Nicole has studied violin with Joni Roos and Alvaro Gomez, protege of David ...
For piano, I have worked with beginning and intermediate students. I have a lot of experience working with young students because of my Kindergarten through fifth grade music job as well as older students because of private teaching. I like to make music as fun as possible through theory, listening activities, and a fun lesson series. I like to use the Alfred Lesson series, Faber Piano Adventures, and A Dozen a Day as well as other books that would meet the student's interests and needs.
For both oboe and piano, students will learn about proper playing technique, theory, analyze music to find patterns and form, and build their confidence with their instrument. They will also learn how to critique themselves in order to find the positive aspects of their playing as well as things they would like to change or improve upon. It is important to celebrate all successes as well as look for areas of improvement. I am also able to record students and then play back for them during ...
Music has been a part of my life since I was very young. Growing up in a musical family, I started piano lessons at age 5 and oboe at 11. I went on to get my Bachelors in Oboe Performance and Music Education from the University of Central Florida. I enjoyed studying music so much that I continued on to get my Masters in Oboe Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music. I then studied oboe performance for one year in the Doctorate program at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. After Rutgers, I moved back to Orlando where I began teaching as an Elementary music teacher and taught private lessons for students in Orlando. I have been an elementary music teacher for four years now and have taught private lessons for the past 11 years. ...
In piano lessons, you will learn all the basics of music reading and music theory. I like to give people knowledge that they can use and expand on in their own time. You will play a variety of pieces and have the opportunity to choose music that you enjoy!
My first priority is instilling a love for the arts into any student I teach. No matter what the skill level is, I want my students to love music and learning. I believe in setting the students up for success while also challenging them to be their best. My experience as a classroom teacher is useful in helping me understand different types of students and cater to their individual needs and learning styles. I have experience teaching both private piano and voice, as well as experience in putting together recitals and stage shows. I have a degree in music from the University of Central Florida, which has allowed me to receive a great deal of musical education as well as hands-on experience in teaching methods. A student of mine will not only learn techniques specific to ...
I like music to be fun!! I have created my own curriculum using colorful animals to learn the notes on the staffs. My students of all ages love the animals.
Bonnie started piano at age 4, clarinet by third grade, and oboe in the 8th grade. In High School, she played oboe, bagpipes, and saxophone in the jazz band winning the Best Jazz Soloist Award. She also won the Young Artist Competition and played with the Tampa Symphony. While attending USF, she continued to perform with the Tampa Symphony and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then attended the University of Michigan and received her Master of Music degree and performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and many chamber groups in the area. In 2003, she created the Pop Oboe series with 4 CDs, a member of the Recording Academy and had her cds on the Grammy Nomination list. Now in the Orlando area, she is a freelance musician and has performed at Universal, The ...
I have played and studied piano for 58 years.
I have been teaching for 41 years and opened 14 music schools. Ages 3-96. Taught and performed in Michigan, Arizona and Florida. *** Lesson Details *** Everyone has the ability to learn. Do not let someone tell you different. It is either the wrong teacher or wrong method for you if you are having difficulty. It is never the student. I use many combined methods to fit the individual student accoring to their skill level, desires and overcoming any difficulties. I have two recitals a year and video tape them so the student can see and hear their progress. In addition to piano I also teach keyboard, organ, improve, stand up comedy, recording, and ballroom dance ( won grand nationals in tango ). *** Studio Equipment *** professional studio seating for parents yamaha ...
First lesson: assessment and getting to know your level. Lessons begin with warm ups then technique and theory. Songs will be assigned. 2 books will be used for home exercises. If desired, songwriting will be taught as well, which is a fun way to learn theory. Recitals are a great way to gain live experience and confidence. These are optional and offered twice a year.
I am a singer, actress, composer, author, and teacher. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Music Degree, I landed a singing position with a 14-piece band traveling throughout the USA and internationally. I also performed in various Musical Theatre Productions. I sing many genres, even acapella groups in Major Theme Parks. Now I am taking on new students to share my experience and help advance your careers. *** Lesson Details *** First lesson is assessment and getting to know your level. Lessons begin with warm up then technique then song piece. Recitals are a great way to gain live experience and confidence. These are optional and offered twice a year. I can teach at your location or mine or even online using Google+ *** Studio Equipment *** Piano
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Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
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