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Shayna E.

Warwick, RI

About Shayna

I'm a 27 year old voice teacher, graduating from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre Performance. I have been teaching voice for almost 4 years now and I couldn't be happier with my career! I love music, and I love being with children, so being a voice teacher is the best fit for me. I have participated in many theater companies in Rhode Island, most recently appearing as the lead female role in Rhode Island College's "Pippin". I have had ten years of vocal training with several voice teachers, so I know what it is like to be the student. Being a student for so lo
ng, I know what works and is helpful, and what doesn't work. I look forward to my lessons as a teacher, and I know you will look forward to our lessons too!

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a patient, easy going person and I like to make my students feel comfortable. Our lesson will always be FUN! It will also be productive. We will work on areas that the student wants to improve on, and I will offer constructive criticism, all with a positive outlook. I provide recitals for my students several times a year. You will have the chance to show family and friends what you have learned from our lessons!

During lessons, I like to focus on the students strengths', and I will find songs that highlight the students best qualities in their voice. Our lessons will start with warm-ups, and after your voice is ready to go, we will learn and practice songs that I have selected for you with your interests in mind. The songs that I choose will be from my vocal books and I will provide you with copies of the sheet music, and also a CD of the songs so you can practice in between lessons. As our lessons progress, you will be able to sing with a stronger, healthier voice and overall, just sound better!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard and I will bring that to our lessons. I will also provide the student with the music we study and a folder to keep it in.

*** Specialties ***
I have a lot of experience in musical theater singing. I love many styles of music, so I'm sure after finding out what you are interested in, I could find songs we can work on that you will love to learn and perfect!
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Angelina December 11, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She was very engaging and encouraging and passionate about what she does
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Jackie H. November 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Amazing teacher, took the time to help me hammer down important techniques of singing . super patient and also very talented!
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Tara C. February 10, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Our 6yr old daughter loves Shayna. She waits at our window until she arrives. Shayna is very polite and patient. They sound lovely when they sing together. They are only a few weeks into lessons and my daughter is already starting to learn her second song.
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Shayna E.

Shayna E.

Warwick, RI 02889
(8)
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Steve K.

Ellington, CT

About Steve

I am a Musical Director who has scored original music for many motion pictures and television and was musical arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I've scored and arranged original music for several television shows including, Desperate Housewives, MTV's Making the Band, It's Showtime at the Apollo and numerous series on PBS, A & E and Disney, . I have also served as on-set vocal and piano coach for many Disney TV series.

As a piano instructor, I believe in giving every student a foundation in classical music.. I enjoy teaching and playing Jazz and pop as well.

I've worked with
students ages 5-90. I simply love the teaching process and respect every student's journey. Mixing structure and discipline with a positive teaching style, I work to inspire students to be their best within a well structured curriculum that is fun and engaging.

Music must be fun...always!

*** Lesson Details ***
My students see progress. I don't believe in cookie-cutter instruction. I take the time to learn a students individual comprehension of the musical language and their learning style. I also build a practice schedule that is realistic and creates growth. Music instruction should not feel like a burden, but should be joyful. It's a process I have respected. Whether you are 90 or 9, you can learn music, love music and feel its presence by playing an instrument or singing. My job is to communicate that joy and show you how you can do it for yourself.

Learning to master a musical instrument is a two way commitment and I will always give you my full effort as I love the results.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a digital upright piano for piano and vocal instruction.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide the lesson material and help students with purchasing the right method books.

*** Specialties ***
For beginning Piano-Intermediate, I have embraced the James Bastien series, as I believe it paces the young student and builds a foundation on a musical and pedagogical level.
Vocally, I follow a classical technique, but use that foundation as a basis to meet the goals of the singer for the style they want to achieve.
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Emily S. January 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson!
Steve quickly developed a good rapport with my 7 year old daughter.
She can't wait for lesson 2!
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Pablo November 20, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Steve is making singing, which seemed absolutely impossible, seem possible. He presents it as set of interrelated skills, at least while I'm still brand new to it. Helps me to see a path rather than decide "I'm just not a singer" as I always thought. I'm finding singing classes to be more challenging, encouraging, and a lot more fun than I expected!!
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Judy C. November 2, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Steven is very nice and attentive with my 9 years old son. He is very patient and creative with children. He is also very professional and organized. My son loves to play piano now. I would highly recommend him to give him a try.
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Steve K.

Ellington, CT 06029
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Kathleen F.

Providence, RI

About Kathleen

Kathleen is a classically trained flutist and bass clarinetist who has over 15 years of experience. She attended the Community College of Rhode Island and graduated with an Associates in Fine Arts with High Honors. After graduation, Kathleen continued her studies at Rhode Island College where she received a Bachelors in Fine Arts with concentrations in Music Theory and Music History. While attending RIC, Kathleen had the benefit of studying clarinet under Ian Grietzer, principal clarinetist for the RI Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and many more. She also had the plea
sure of performing in a variety of chamber enembles on bass clarinet, flute, and alto saxophone. During her studies at RIC, Kathleen decided to open her own studio and offer lessons in clarinet, flute, and saxophone. After graduation, Kathleen has remained a community member for the Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble as principal bass clarinetist, and is with the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble and Charles River Wind Ensemble. She has also taken on the positions of Music Librarian and Personnal Manager for th RI Wind Ensemble. And frequently performs on piccolo in various marching bands throughout Southern New england. Kathleen hopes to continue her musical and educational journey with the aspirations of working in academia musically.
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Athena H. February 5, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Kathleen is a hands on instructor with the patience of a saint. Enthusiastic & comitted to her craft she is passionate about teaching others with optimism & the "one step at a time" approach. She is prompt in communication as well.
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Steve S. November 24, 2014
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Kathleen is dedicated, positive and timely. My daughter likes learning from her and I am glad I hired her.
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Kathleen F. February 26, 2014
Flute
Friendly and Skilled

My daughter has been taking flute lessons from Katie since September. She is very friendly and has helped my daughter improve her skills and technique greatly. She gets 5 stars!
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Kathleen F.

Kathleen F.

Providence, RI 02908
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Tim B.

Waterford, CT

About Tim

Hi my name is Tim B.! I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion and have been teaching percussion and drumset for the last ten years. I work with students of all ages and especially enjoy working with students that are passionate at becoming excellent percussionists and drummers. I have lots of experience teaching college and high school drumlines and percussion classes for middle school and high school students. If you are preparing for an audition, want to learn drumset, or if you just want to get better at playing the drums, I would be excited to share the knowledge and experience I have wit
h you!
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Christian C. April 24, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Tim is the nicest guy and the best instructor in the whole world. He really takes the time to teach his students.
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Tim B.

Waterford, CT 06385
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Stan M.

Coventry, RI

About Stan

Hi! I am a private music instructor with a B.M. degree from Berklee College of Music and over 33 years' full-time experience in the field. I also have decades of experience as a professional jazz, rock, and theater musician. My teaching style is laid-back and gentle. My focus is on enrichment and encouragement. I don't work with one-size-fits-all methods. Each lesson is customized to make the most of each student's own unique abilities and interests. I am very experienced in working with students of all ages, including very young children (ages 4 and up). I teach real music -- students begin p
laying music they love almost from day-one. For example, many of my piano and guitar students pride themselves on learning to play the every song on Beatles One ... playing right along with the CD! Reading, playing by ear, improvisation, singing while you play ... there are so many ways to play and avenues to explore in music. Do you have a song or two in your heart. Contact me today!
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Lonnie F. January 17, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very happy with his lesson plan. He takes his time to make sure you understand. Very talented person
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Lindsey October 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
I started taking lesson from Stan when I was 12 and I absolutely love his teaching style! It's a very personalized lesson that's centered around what you want to learn and your pace and style of learning it. I've been taking guitar and piano lessons from him for three years now, and he's very knowledgeable and experienced in both subjects and offers great advice. His recitals are very fun, a great performing experience, and an opportunity to meet his other students that share the same interests as you. He really seems to genuinely care about your progress.
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Peggy October 24, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
As an educator with over 40 years of experience, I can easily tell when someone is a wonderful teacher. And Stan is certainly an outstanding instructor! He clearly and patiently explains, demonstrates, and models whatever skill is being taught. His students love him for his kind and caring personality, as well as for the wealth of musical knowledge he passes on. I learned so much from him, and looked forward to every lesson!
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Stan M.

Stan M.

Coventry, RI 02816
(15)
starting at
$36 / 30-min

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