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Shakeatha D.

Houston, TX

About Shakeatha

I have sung for as long as I could speak! I hail from a family of recording artists and have graced the stage since the age of 4. During high school, I learned to read music and took piano lessons. This peaked my interest in wanting to learn the fundamentals of music so I decided to major in it in college. I then went on to Xavier University, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music. While at Xavier I participated in many productions. I also received a Xavier University Music Scholarship for four years. I have noted my experience in detail: Xavier University of Louisiana-Senior Recital; Xavier University Student Recital – “Opera under the Stars”, April 2008; Xavier University Concert Choir Midwest Tour – Soloist for “Amazing Grace”, April 2008; Xavier University of Louisiana ...

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Ronique W. June 16, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Shakeatha is great! After just a few lessons, I felt like I was improving. I like that she stresses proper vocal technique and breathing as well, which are very important. She's also highly versatile, so no matter what style you want to learn, whether its pop, jazz, soul, or classical, she's got you covered. She really encouraged and challenged me, reawakening my love for singing and music overall. I highly recommend her!
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Ciara W. January 6, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
singing lessons

I enjoy singing lessons with Ms.Shakeitha , she makes learning fun and easy and she pushes you. Overall she's the best teacher and my singing is improving.
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Yolanda B. December 19, 2013
Singing
Excellent!!!

Shae is extremely talented and has a well trained voice. She is very knowledgeable about the nuances of singing and is a great teacher!!
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Julie S.**

League City, TX

Song writing comes from the heart, from experiences, thoughts and feelings. I teach song writers how to get in touch with those emotions and put them into words. I teach song writing formats, the importance of using imagery, sub-plotting, and various techniques that help a songwriter put forth their thoughts, feeling and emotions into words and melody.

I also teach the business aspects of song writing, such as how to copy write and protect your songs, how to put demos and promo packages together, how to marketing them and what i takes to get them heard.

About Julie

Hello, my name is Beth S. I am a professional Singer/Actress/Entertainer with 20 years of hands on experience. Most importantly, I am one of the last proteges of the late great world renown vocal coach, Judy Davis. I have developed an exciting curriculum based on my 4 yrs. with my beloved friend and mentor Judy Davis, (cut & paste into your browser "Judy Davis/Vocal Coach to the Stars" for more information) and now I want to share them with you. These lessons really work! I will teach you what she taught me and many legends of our time, such as Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. These lessons are not your average singing lessons and I am not your average singing teacher. I paid a fortune for these lessons and now I want to share her work with you. But wait, there's ...

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Shelby K. September 10, 2013
Acting
Great Teacher!

Last year I started acting and singing lessons with Julie. She is wonderful. Very professional, and definitely knows what she's doing. She's very patient, and helped me with different vocal/acting exercises and gave me a lot of information I would need for acting and singing. Unfortunately, I had to stop taking lessons with her over the summer as I was unavailable to meet with her, but I am lucky enough to begin lessons with her again next week. I'm super excited to be seeing her again; Julie is an excellent teacher!
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Kylie P. August 21, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Talented Vocal Coach!

I've been taking lessons with Julie for a little more than 2 months now and I have seen major improvement in my voice. She teaches it in a way that helps me understand why we do the exercises that we do and answers any questions that I have. I was always kind of embarrassed to sing in front of people in the fear of not hitting some notes, but Julie is easy to be around and provides a comfortable environment for lessons. She is very patient and wants to see you reach your goals for whatever you wish to pursue with your voice.
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Lianne H. May 8, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
awesome voice coach!

Julie really helped my daughter improve her vocal range by several notes in both directions and also assisted in preparing her for her performance. She is really flexible with the student's needs and personality and my daughter loves working with her. She goes beyond just being a teacher, she is very supportive and we love her for that too.
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Troy W.

Houston, TX

I have been teaching this subject for over 10 years. There is no specific curriculum as each student will come to lessons with their own unique skills, needs, and goals. Lessons are tailored to those specifics. It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either notated or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study. Lessons are a minimum of 60 minutes once per week.

About Troy

Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. During his time as a teacher with the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Troy taught classes in music fundamentals and music theory for pre-college students. He has also served on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Piano teaching courses in Form & Analysis for pre-college students. Troy also has maintained a private studio, tutoring and teaching private lessons in composition, ear training, ...

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Ginni S. April 13, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Troy is a very good piano instructor. He is patient and helps keep my 7 year old daughter in task. he is always reliable and accommodating with regards to his schedule.
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Hao H. February 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Troy is a great piano teacher! Troy has a great grasp on the material that he teaches. Troy's helpful and diligent teaching style helps further my progress.
The schedule that Troy has also works great for us which is always a plus! Thank you Troy!
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Christina S. February 15, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Troy is the best vocal instructor ever! I feel like I hit the jackpot in finding him as my coach. He is extremely knowledgeable and great at communicating concepts that might otherwise be difficult to understand. My vocal technique and confidence has improved so much since I started taking lessons from Troy in September 2014. I was so impressed with my progress with Troy that I have now expanded my lessons to twice a week. Troy is great at making a plan to help me achieve my goals, and he is right with me every step of the way. I am so grateful to have an instructor that not only helps me get better, but also has an inspiring attitude to share a love for music.
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Andrew D.

Houston, TX

About Andrew

Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. I'm Andrew. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 8 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stopped. The second I started learning I knew that that was what I wanted to do. Fast forward to now, and here I am loving every minute of it. I took lessons of my own as a kid, which helped shape me greatly. I then picked up bass at the age of 13. I've taught personalized lessons for over 5 years now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played South By South West, ...

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Janet I. February 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I’m a total guitar beginner and have been taking lessons with Andrew for about 6 months. He’s easy going, fun, encouraging and definitely talented. I have learned so much from him and with his guidance, I’m certain I will continue to progress. I’m glad I stumbled across him, great teacher.
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Jill K. November 4, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
In the month that I have been taking lessons with Andrew I have progressed further than I have in a year of lessons with a different instructor.
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Marianne V. September 7, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is very knowledgeable and nice!
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Bo W.

Pasadena, TX

In this course you will learn to get in touch with your good or sad stories and put them to words in a song format.

About Bo

With over 40 years of professional playing on small and large stages I am able to offer my students a diverse range of educational resources. I am still playing actively in bands in surrounding area. *** Lesson Details *** I am easy going and I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus & can have fun doing it. I utilize various methods , which is determined by the students learning style & needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (& continue to do) extensive research into materials available for Piano and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best ...

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Jocelyn M. April 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I started classes March 2015 and can honestly say Bo is an excellent instructor. He is very patient especially with someone who had no experience. He has a diverse range of taste in music so if you don't want to pay classical he can teach you the blues, jazz, rock, etc. I would definitely recommend this instructor for anyone from no experience to experience.
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Tim T. April 19, 2015
Verified Student
Bo is very helpful and patient. He is well versed in a number of different styles, including classical, jazz, country, etc. He offers many useful tips and procedures based on his many years of experience. He adapts his teaching style to the needs of the student. I have made huge advancements in the 4 months that I have been taking lesson. I'm excited to see what the future holds. Highly recommended.
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Aaron H. March 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Bo was incredible. Hes patient, kind, funny, and teaches in a way you can really grab onto. He has really inspired me to be better at the piano than i would be able to be. (Im startling later in life at 33)

My lesson was only an hour but he stuck around much longer just talking, sharing music stories, and laughing with my family. He left my house leaving me inspired and motivated.

I cant imagine a better person to teach you or your child the piano.

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