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Review by Robert
"Excellent lesson. I got a lot out of it."
Sacramento, CA teacher:
Review by Lisa
"Wendy was a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and knowledgeable and really knows what she is doing. She was a pleasure to work with and I would highl
y recommend her to any student for any subject that she teaches"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Clarrisa
"Loved my experience with Mrs. Fletcher! Since this was my first acting lesson ever, she took the extra time to explain things to me and to make me feel c
omfortable. I can't wait for my next lesson."
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Nicole
"Ever since I started working with Aaron, I’ve discovered more and more about myself as an actress and improviser. I’ve taken group improv classes from Aar
on for over a year now and more recently I have worked with him on monologues for college auditions. I honestly think he has pushed my boundaries to a point where I have grown to accomplish things far out of my comfort zone. My favorite part about working with Aaron is the constructive criticism he gives. He is incredibly insightful and honest, yet I feel as if he is always on my side. Not only is he able to pull a text apart and analyze the unspoken meanings behind every word, but he is able to get me—the student—to accomplish that as well. He always re-assures me that I am never “wrong” when it comes to my ideas. He encourages me to commit to whatever choices I see fit. I’ve always felt working with Aaron was a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable space. In the past, that was hard for me to truly find with other coaches. Whenever I work with him, the time flies by as if we are just two friends in a studio together. However, he has a phenomenal sense of professionalism. He has been extremely hands-on and dedicated to helping me grow through different exercises and techniques. If my making a break through with a monologue required for Aaron to jump around a room screaming like a crazy person, he would do it. He’s the type of coach to get 100% mentally and physically involved in a student’s progress. Aaron has helped me become so much more confident about myself as an overall performer. I highly recommend working with and spending time with him. He is amazingly down to earth, hilarious, talented, and well trained, and I cannot even imagine where I would be in my college audition process without him."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Esperanza
"She has coached me through 2 off-broadway shows and now i just booked my first film! Really funny, kind and knows so much!"
Hilo, HI teacher:
Review by Joseph
"I must say that after reviewing my journal of the lesson, I had to give Cyndi that last start to make it 5. I really saw how passionate she is when it com
es to her instruction. I'm a happy camper."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Maurice
"Life Changer!! Lessons for life, ammo to give the "wow" effect, and confidence to move further in your life and career, is what you'll get with Mr. Jackso
n. Sign up... You'll be glad you did..."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Lucianna
"I am so grateful for having Salit as my belly dance teacher. She challenges me and teaches me new ways of dancing. She also has taught me important things
to remember; for example to take note in where my gaze is, the position of my arms, the relaxation of my face, and not to forget to breath! Working with Salit has helped me become a better dancer because she focuses on what I am good at, corrects my mistakes, and teaches me not only how to dance, but how to perform. I started working with Salit to become a better dancer and I am proud to say that I am, thanks to her."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Mitch
"Alex is quick to asses the essence of a scene. This makes her an ideal addition coach. Not only that, but her background in classical theatre really sets
her apart from other coaches I've worked with. She gets tone, she gets, comedy, she gets characters. Alex turned my audition from a flat/static piece to something with depth and charisma. Highly recommend."
Voice & flute students age 10 and up Piano students age 4 and up
(I've taught age 3 and up before, however the ages I've listed above for lessons is what I have found to be most effective. Group
classes my be a good alternative for very young students seeking voice or band instruments.)
Hello, fellow music lovers! My name is Nicole and I would be honored to have the opportunity to help you take your music skills, whether beginning to advanced, to the next level! I am a singer with 25+ years of experience with solos, small ensemble groups, and large choirs. My singing styles range from opera, musical theatre, jazz, gospel, and christian contemporary, just to name a few. : ) I am also an experienced flutist with 5 + years of study and an intermediate-level pianist with about 5 years of study in the classical technique, and playing chords to follow most any style. I also enjoy teaching some music theory (the rules of music) in written, sight singing, and piano chords, if requested. Music theory along with voice and instrument lessons can provide a further understanding of each musical concept.
My training first began in elementary school, in Virginia Beach, VA, when I took my first group voice lessons and concert band classes as a beginning flutist. I continued my study with a large home school band in the 7th grade. I was then chosen to play the flute in an All City Band in Virginia Beach, for excellence in my performance skills. From there I continued my study at a private school in Virginia Beach with many chorus, band, and youth band classes to further my music reading and improvisational performance skills. At age eighteen I moved to Tampa, FL and became a Liberal Arts major with a concentration in Music at Hillsborough Community College (HCC). I graduated from HCC with an AA in Liberal Arts/Music. I was then accepted to further my music study at the University of South Florida (USF). I studied voice and a sampling of other instruments in the Music Education program. I graduated with two and one-half years of music education training and another four years of voice training with a BA in Music Studies. Also, during my college years I participated in the elite USF Chamber Singers, the University Singers, the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, and many studio recitals.
In 2013 I completed my fourth year of music teaching in a small private school in Tampa, FL. I have sang with Opera Tampa since their 2012-2013 season in the professional opera chorus for productions such as Carmen, The Magic Flute, and Madame Butterfly. I have continued to add new performance jobs with The Princeton Festival in Princeton, NJ (2014), St. Petersburg Opera in St Pete, FL , and the Tampa Spiritual Ensemble performing in the surrounding Tampa Bay areas. In addition, I continue my studies part time at the Patel Conservatory in downtown Tampa.
I look forward to working with you to make all your music dreams come true! So, let's make beautiful music together very soon!
*** Lesson Details *** When taking lessons with me you can expect to learn in a very positive, encouraging, and laid back environment! I believe that learning is fun, very rewarding, and never stops. I plan to continue learning more about my craft for the rest of my life and I would encourage my students of all ages to adopt this mentality also.
For voice lessons I like to begin with warm-ups and breathing exercises that can be modified to any style of songs. Then to song selections that will be enjoyable, yet helpful in making your voice better. For opera style I primarily use the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology books, and Hal Leonard published anthology series' for different art songs. For all other vocal styles I enjoy using various published individual-song sheet music or CDs and accompaniment tracks. Along the way giving all applicable tips for producing better sound, projection, breathing, phrasing, and musicality.
For flute lessons I would begin with scales or simple exercises. Then to specific pieces that you would want to work on or techniques from the Accent on Achievement or Standards of Excellence book series'.
For piano lessons I would begin with finger stretches, scale warm-ups and/or easy chords or pieces to get the fingers ready to practice. Then I would progress to your chosen pieces or a book from the Alfred or Bastien Piano Book series', which includes books for all levels and styles.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide a keyboard for demos and use for students, a flute for demos, CDs, and some lesson books.
*** Specialties *** Vocal: Up to advanced level Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, R&B, Pop, Gospel, Sight-reading Flute: Up to Intermediate level Classical, Sight-reading Piano: Beginner & Intermediate levels Classical, Chord Theory, Sight-reading
Leah March 24, 2015
In home Verified Student
Enjoyed Nicole and learned a lot!
Vanessa G. July 14, 2014
In home Verified Student
Nicole is a terrific instructor! This was my first time taking singing lessons, but Nicole was prepared to start from the beginning with me. She took the time to listen to what I was looking for out of these lessons and determine what my strengths and weaknesses were. Nicole allowed me to choose songs for us to work on, but was very willing to help me choose songs that suite my voice, challenged me, or were just fun songs to work on! I very much recommend taking lessons with Nicole if you're preparing for any performance or just want to develop your voice.
Patricia R. January 21, 2014
Singing Verified Student
Nicole is an excellent teacher. She is very personable and has a lot of patience. She is very skilled at teaching.
My name is Natasha and I am a certified tutor in reading, math, writing, language and grammar just to name a few subjects. I enjoy helping and watching children gain confidence in areas that were onc
e a challenge. I make learning fun and comprehensive, but most of all memorable. I promise you won't be disappointed. I also enjoy giving acting lessons because it broadens your versatility and hones in on skills that are sometimes suppressed. Acting pushes you to think, perform, project, engage and entertain and I absolutely love it and you will too.
Crystal December 6, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Natasha is the best she is really sweet and a lot of fun. She really cares about her students as well as easy to talk to. I'm glad I picked her
Tiasha L. May 13, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Natasha is a wonderful teacher and cares about her craft. I truly enjoy our meetings and look forward to them on a weekly basis. She has taught me so many things that I am so excited about sharing it with my family. I am so blessed to have chosen her to direct my path in acting. Five stars is definitely a plus!!!!
Hello! My name is Alfredo P. I've been musician since 1998 and have loved helping people learn to play guitar. I enjoy teaching people who have a passion for music and who want to have a good time wit
h the instrument. I went to The International Academy of Design and Technology (Sanford Brown College) and earned a degree in Audio Production (Cum Laude) in 2013. I'm very detail oriented and a people person. Also, I've been a magician for the past 16 years, and have been a working magician for the last 12. I perform in English and Spanish and have taught in both languages as well. I'm very passionate about teaching.
I can teach you how to set up a home studio and select the right gear to make your recording more professional. Mic techniques and how to use plugins are also very important to to learn! I can also teach you basic and intermediate card sleights, how to make up your own effects and how to create a routine to amaze your friends and family!!.
Lets have some fun!!!
Howard September 27, 2016
Online Verified Student
Great start! Obviously practice is needed to become as proficient as Alfredo.
Jordan September 12, 2016
Online Verified Student
Alfredo is a great teacher. He shows you tricks that you are interested in and also shows you how to be humorous while performing
boyd July 11, 2016
Online Verified Student
Alfredo is an amazing magicain. He thuroughly explains his routines and tricks and I am so happy I went with him rather than anybody else. I have had a magic tutor before, but Alfredo is by far the best. (Not to mention he sends videos of all of his routines and tricks). My future magic tutor will definitely be Alfredo.
Greetings!I studied Theatre at Florida Southern College and Greensboro College. I have been teaching and coaching privately for close to 12 years, which includes classes workshops and one on one audit
ion preparation. Along with teaching, I have been working as an Actor, Director and Set Designer in the Tampa Bay area since 2002. If you are looking for help with auditions, scene study, character development, scene study and a great overview of what working in the theatre is about, I am at your service. I also have a great deal of experience working with not for profit Arts organizations on fundraising and bringing awareness to their cause.
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