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Review by Denise
"Sara was well-prepared and gave me some excellent lessons to complete in preparation for the next class. Very professional."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Jackson
"Incredibly helpful. Had an answer for every question. She is supremely qualified and it shows. Left with a better understanding of myself as an actor and
what I need to be doing to succeed. Thanks Alex!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Debbie
"Allison is such an inspiration. You'll love working with her and having her energy and knowledge enlighten you!"
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by Olivia
"Very happy with her preparation, clear knowledge of the industry, honest advise, and enthusiastic, positive approach to teaching. My 'tween' daughter was
thrilled with her lesson and looking forward to more time with Amelia."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Jackie
"Stephanie is focused and knowledgeable while still being kind a relatable. She knows her stuff and has great nuggets of information to pass on. I can't wa
it for my next lesson!"
Hilo, HI teacher:
Review by Ruby
"I'm a retired Training Specialist. I spent many years in the classroom teaching, facilitating and reviewing and evaluating other trainers/teachers. I ca
n say that I am achieving my objectives in Yvette's class in several ways. First, prior to attending her class, I thought I had no passion or desire to enter the acting field. I would take the class for fun. However, because her passion and drive, it has totally changed my attitude. I have acquired two agents and am actively pursuing the career. I have gained increased confidence by being in her class and I continue to grow. She has strong knowledge of the subject and passes on as much as she can to inspire and motivate her students. She's fun and engaging. I am also noticing many students in Yvette's class, taking chances, risk and booking acting jobs!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Gary
"Very talented, skilled and effective instructor. Taught through demonstration and coaching. Very effective."
Cincinnati, OH teacher:
Review by Crystal
"Lindsey is awesome, the best instructor I've worked with thus far, truly a pleasure. I am already seeing processing after 3 months of lessons and would no
t change a thing! I would highly recommend her to everyone who has a passion to learn dance."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Sophia
"Ferlyn was awesome with my daughter who had never taken ballet lessons but is a gymnast......even though my daughter had quite a workout, she was excited
for her next lesson.....my daughter is rather shy and I feel made a great connection with her.....Thanks Ferlyn!"
I graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA with a BA in Music Education, voice principal. During my years in public schools I taught a variety of age ranges and subjects including kindergarten general music, beginning band, high school chorus, and remedial middle school English and language arts. I have professional Yoga training and enjoy incorporating aspects of that when tutoring adult, middle school, high school, and elementary students. I also uses Yoga, brain respiration and other healing techniques in my lessons as needed.
I was a member of The William
Baker Festival Singers and Summer Singers since 2003 before becoming Media Relation Coordinator in 2006 and Assistant to the Music Director in 2008 and left the group in July of 2009 to pursue other musical ventures.
Every student has a potential for greatness no matter what their strengths and weaknesses are. No matter your age or ability level I will help you set your goals and reach them. All students should want to learn. I expect my students to be prepared and have an open mind. Learning to sing is a process. I focus on building technique and a strong musical foundation and customize my lessons for every student and individual needs. I use breathing techniques and exercises that are challenging and work toward quick and accurate results. I implement a variety of exercises to improve pitch, intonation, placement, strength, and endurance. My main goal in teaching is to encourage each student to get to know their vocal strengths and weaknesses while using all their skills to their advantage producing their best sound consistently.
*** Lesson Details *** Your lesson is customized to meet your individual needs.All students should want to learn. I expect my students to be prepared and have an open mind. Learning to sing is a process. I focus on building technique and a strong musical foundation and customize my lessons for every student and individual needs.I use breathing techniques and exercises that are challenging and work toward quick and accurate results. I implement a variety of exercises to improve pitch, intonation, placement, strength, and endurance. My main goal in teaching is to encourage each student to get to know their vocal strengths and weaknesses while using all their skills to their advantage producing their best sound consistently. It is a slow building process but a student should always be happy with what they do every day but never be satisfied and know that what they do today will be ever better tomorrow. We all grow and learn together and improve every time we try. I expect my students to do the best they can, practice regularly, be on time and have patience. I am excited about music and know it is also important to have fun and enjoy the process. So lets make some goals and get started!
*** Studio Equipment *** Music room with keyboard, stereo system with iPod connection, CD player and computer, futon sofa, large mirror.
*** Specialties *** I teach a wide variety of styles and specialize in audition and performance preparation. I do vocal coaching as well as voice lessons. I teach, Pop, R&B, Country, Musical theater, classical, folk, choral music, praise band and others. I also work with music in different languages such as Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, German and of course English.
Rachel V. November 14, 2015
Audition Prep ·
In home Verified Student
Wonderful instructor! And she is flexible with scheduling.
Haley B. August 20, 2015
In home Verified Student
Haley really enjoyed her first lesson!
Marie J. May 15, 2015
In home Verified Student
Laurelanne made me feel so comfortable on my first singing lesson. No one ever feels comfortable singing for the first time in front of someone else and she did it! I was taught breathing techniques and I really hope to eventually sing at a festival in a year when I become really good. She's definitely the person to go to if you want to learn to sing!!
Judy began her pro singing and piano career at 16 and continued touring and singing shows throughout her college training at Fla. State Univ., getting her BME degree. After that she sang with pop, rock, and gospel groups and has sung and played piano live and in the studio for more than 20 years as well as teaching during that time. She continues to write and sing as well as training students who have performed on MTV, VH 1,and have toured both regionally and nationally! Beginning students are just as important at Judy's Studio! JUDY NOWRESIDES AND TEACHES IN ASHEVILLE, NC AS WELLASONLINE
! Judy teaches Piano, Voice, (All Levels), and also beginning songwriting. She strives to help her students develop a love and knowledge of music, enjoy their learning experience, and become the best they can be!
Contact us now while she has availability!!!
*** Lesson Details *** At the first lesson, Judy evaluates her students current playing, singing, or writing levels by using a full 30 min. evaluation technique. Then she develops a specific learning program for each student. In piano she determines the best lesson materials and both teaches note reading, tempo and rhythm drills, scales, and other technique. She also has students play by ear as well to further develop their skills. In voice after the evaluation she begins technique drills and exercises on breath control, pitch, tone, ear training and performance. She then teaches the students to incorporate these skills into songs. Judy teaches all styles of music and encourages her students to learn songs of their choice as well.
In writing she teaches the creative brainstorming process, development of lyrics, and how to build melodies in the key of C, then more difficult writing exercises. A very important component of her training is identifying the innate talents and skills of each student and helping them see develop those personal talents!!
*** Studio Equipment *** Large living room studio with piano, PA system with microphones to work with singers on microphone technique and performance, also a sitting area for students and parents to wait as well.
*** Specialties *** Voice: all styles, piano,all styles, ,speaking & acting voice, singing, songwriting. Piano , beginners and intermediate students teaching both technique, theory, and playing by chords or eat also! Voice: vocal all styles, including pop, rock, gospel, musical theatre, etc. ear training and piano, basic songwriting
Mary O. December 7, 2013
Piano Verified Student
Judy is woooooow! She is fabulous! she is just the best. I am enjoying my piano lessons with her, after my first lesson I can now play some songs on my own, and to crown it all she's such an interesting person. Oh yes, I will definitely recommend her.
jay M. May 14, 2013
Singing Verified Student
I'm excited for my next lesson!
I'm extremely happy to have Judy as my voice teacher! Here's why... I assumed I would spend a few months working with different teachers to find a great fit. After reading other positive reviews, I went to Judy first. Halfway through my first lesson, I was convinced she was the right teacher - the entire experience was tailored to my particular strengths and weaknesses. There was no sense of a "canned lesson." As she walked me through a few exercises, she paid very close attention to my (good and bad) habits, and offered insightful feedback. After a few lessons, she had completely changed the way I looked at singing... there's hope for me after all!
She knows her stuff, and it doesn't take long for that to become obvious. I'm excited for my next lesson!
MildredB July 3, 2012
grandmother of student
My grand daughter Leigh is enjoying her piano lessons with Miss Judy.I find Judy to be very patient and kind she teaches Leigh in a manner she can understand and asks for feedback of her understanding of each lesson at completion.Thanks Judy
I have been a professional performance coach and actor in Hollywood for the past 11 years. As co owner of K&A Theatricals, I coach and inspire the next generation of performers for stage and screen. My company, K&A Theatricals, is a performance arts company dedicated to educating and inspiring performers of all ages, including adults. Our lessons are offered both in person and via Skype. We provide instruction in all areas from comedy to drama, musical theater and straight stage. We are committed to producing our own cabarets, musicals, and cutting edge dramas as we are performance based. We
believe you learn best by doing! In addition to expert coaching, we at times, share the stage with our students and give them the chance to shine with us in Broadway Cabarets and Musicals. With over 10 years of real-life experience as a working actor in Los Angeles and NYC, I have a wealth of knowledge in performing plus, almost more importantly, the business of acting. One wanting to become a professional performer must always keep in mind, acting is a business and an investment! Passion for the arts fills me, and I treasure the opportunity to spread that joy to all searching for solid coaching and instruction. Feel free to contact me at anytime. Just keep singing, just keep singing.
Paris R. April 30, 2016
In studio Verified Student
This is my third lesson with Mr Kraft and I have already learned so much! Great teacher!
Brian A. April 24, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Keith is a great teacher. Look forward to the future sessions
Makenzie B. December 11, 2015
Broadway Singing ·
In studio Verified Student
Keith has been great, he is very knowledgeable and has an amazing personality! We are really enjoying our lessons with him and look forward to many more.
First off, Thank you for your consideration in being your future Dance Instructor. We are going to have a blast! My name is Crystal Jewelz: professional dance instructor, choreographer, and performer for over 20+ years. I'm so in love with dance, as it is my passion and natural talent that I love sharing with people all over the world. Full of patience, dependable, and very consistent, although I can be spontaneous in my dance choreography. Punctuality is top priority, as we both will agree to respect each others time. Progress is my number one goal, as I share all the benefits of dance
with you and motivate you to your greatest potentials. "Team work makes the Dream work", that's one motto that I embrace, in hopes that you would also, as we partner on this exciting journey of expanding our abilities, as well as, living a healthy and more fulfilling lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you and J.ust U. M.ove! See you soon...(Thumbs Up!)
Royal E. October 4, 2016
In home Verified Student
She is awesome!!!! Very professional!
Vonne Robinson June 21, 2016
My experience with Crystal has been amazing!! Crystal expertise in technical, ballet, liturgical, jazz, hip hop, and African dance is out of this world. Crystal took her time to show me (at the time a non dancer) all of those dances and now I am no longer a beginner!! Now Crystal has asked me to travel with her to several dance conferences. We have also done a few routines together! One of the venues was at the Phillips Arena!! AMAZING!
Kardo June 17, 2016
Dance Fitness ·
Working with Crystal is enlighten crystal is self-motivated and very detail-oriented she is driven by her passion and know exactly what she wants I enjoy working with her and am sure you will. .
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