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Carey Y.

Bradenton, FL

About Carey

I have taught over 250 private voice students in Boston, CT, New York City, and Lakewood Ranch, FL. I specialize in contemporary styles ranging from musical theater, to pop, to blues, to R&B and beyond. I graduated with a professional music degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I performed professionally for 15 years: as a wedding singer, on tour as a backup singer, in a musical at Carnegie Hall, with a big band at the Rainbow Room, at the Bitter End debuting my CD of original music, as a house studio vocalist for a NYC recording studio, and more. I have tons of great references
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Dawn June 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Carey is currently working with our 9yo daughter. She has built a wonderful rapport, is very patient, and has helped our daughter's interest in music blossom into full fruition. It's truly wonderful to see our daughter having fun doing something she loves, and it takes a special teacher to make that happen with kids. Highly recommend.
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Carey Y.

Carey Y.

Bradenton, FL 34202
(1)
starting at
$65 / 40-min
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Jeremy R.

Dunedin, FL

About Jeremy

I have been a professional performing musician and producer for over 10 years and have had hundreds of students during that time. I grew up playing classic rock and classical. By the time I graduated high school I had visited 26 states playing music. I have studied music at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and have performed in various groups. I have a unique passion for teaching music and making it fun. I have the classical training and performance experience to help take your musicianship to the next level while having a blast.
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Jay January 16, 2017
Guitar
I've had the pleasure to perform with Jeremy in the Shaky Ground band for several years now. He is simply the best lead guitar player that I've performed with - period. He is fun, witty, and his finger-picking style (he uses no pick) is simply amazing. He also sings and harmonizes quite well. I've learned quite a bit from him during our time together.
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Carol S January 16, 2017
Guitar · In home
Jeremy and I have worked together for a number of years. He thrives for music and strives to improve his own skills, passing it on to those he works with. He's very good at what he does, knowledgeable, and fun to work with.
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Carol January 16, 2017
Singing · In home
Jeremy worked with my son on singing and was very helpful to him. He was patient, funny, and fun. Thank you!
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Jeremy R.

Jeremy R.

Dunedin, FL 34698
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Nicole E.

Tampa, FL

About Nicole

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 may 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 fro
m 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
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Leah March 24, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Enjoyed Nicole and learned a lot!
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Vanessa G. July 14, 2014
Singing · 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.
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Patricia R. January 21, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
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Nicole is an excellent teacher. She is very personable and has a lot of patience. She is very skilled at teaching.
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Nicole E.

Nicole E.

Tampa, FL 33615
(4)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Natasha W.

Clearwater, FL

About Natasha

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 once 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.

Thanks!!
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Crystal December 6, 2015
Acting · 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
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Tiasha L. May 13, 2015
Acting · 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!!!!
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Natasha W.

Brandon, FL 33511
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Christine A.

Sarasota, FL

About Christine

About Improv:
Improv is a form of theater where everything is made up on the spot. Nothing is scripted, everything is made up in the moment using suggestions from the audience.

About Christine Alexander:
I am committed to providing a safe and courageous place for people to have fun and play. I have been performing since 2001 and in 2003 began directing students from ages 5 to 84. My passion is to share the incredible art form of improv with excitement and humor.

Improv is a great learning tool for team building, spontaneity, listening, being present, speaking to groups, communicating
one on one, saying yes and so much more. It helps that each game played builds upon the next to reinforce the learning.

Improvisers fail forward. We embrace "failure" because we have found a stepping stone. A stepping stone we want to remember not to step on again. We have to fail in order to succeed.

What you get:
One-on-One - 1 hour of discussion / rehearsal with Christine - working on improv performance skills or personal communication skills. At the end of the session, you will be armed with new tools to face the issues you are having.

Improv Troupe Notes - 1 hour - for improv troupes needing an outside eye for notes, direction and ideas for marketing your troupe. At the end of the session, you will have new games and ideas to move your troupe forward.

Custom Course - 1 hour or weekly - Tell me what you would like to improve. Character choices? Initiations? Storyline? You tell me.

Improv empowers people. Let's empower each other. Call me today. ;)
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Steve D. September 23, 2015
Improv Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Loads of fun! what a fantastic class! the first day i was honestly scared, within minutes of being around christine it is litereally impossible not to be comfterble! I can honestly say i havent laughed this hard in a long time!
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Suzanne Marshall July 24, 2015
Improv Comedy · In studio
Christine is an incredible teacher, wonderful person, and a great actor. She's fun, positive, creative and extremely talented. I've taken a beginner's improv class with her, and she really helped me overcome my natural shyness. SWFL is very lucky to have such a shining star!
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KT July 10, 2015
Improv Acting · In studio
Christine Alexander is an amazing teacher. She is so creative, energized, fun, imaginative and inviting with her students. Christine taught a large workshop with students at my theatre, and they absolutely adored her. I give her the highest recommendation.
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Christine A.

Christine A.

Sarasota, FL 34236
(29)
starting at
$45 / 45-min

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