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Barbara M.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Barbara

Music has been an integral part of my world, playing a major role in both my personal and professional life. I embrace the chance to be immersed in it, to share my enthusiasm for and expertise in the area of the music education experience, promoting creative development and student performance skills.

I am an original New Yorker, but have lived in Virginia Beach for the past 12 years. I began studying piano at the age of 8 and have not stopped playing since. It is a gift and a joy to be able to share my love of music performance with people of all ages and abilities. I have also sung in man
y choirs in addition to performing professionally on the piano and the guitar, both as a soloist and ensemble member.

I rejoice in the success that I see in my students as they learn and gain appreciation for the gift of music. They become more and more eager to share and more and more open to the possibilities ahead.

*** Lesson Details ***
I listen well to my students. They are free and encouraged to express their goals and soon, they become more and more comfortable doing so. They begin to understand that even though I am their instructor, we are working as a team and that my goals for them are directly tied to the goals they have set for themselves.

My teaching style is natural, relaxed and yet, very enthusiastic, all at the same time. I have patience in abundance and my continual student affirmation is well received. I give most attention to personalizing instruction for each of my students. My passion for musical expression is contagious and readily shared. It is a joy to teach music, to contribute to the growth and delight that I witness through a student's progress.

I have taught music to both children and adults, from beginner to advanced levels. My teaching approach remains the same, save for the goals that suit the specific student, which we discover early on, sometimes even at the first session, together, right from the start. My beginning students receive the attention necessary to encourage their desire to persevere, which includes positive feedback (which is abundant) and a teaching style that fits his/her level of learning. My student's success is my goal. This is my jubilant mission.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, guitars, amp @ mini-amp.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I own 4 guitars, 1 classical, 2 acoustic/electric, and 1 electric, which I can provide for the lesson, if necessary.
I own a Baldwin Acrasonic piano.

The students will need to buy their books.

*** Specialties ***
Methods: Clear presentation of the instrument and the most comfortable way to achieve the best playing results. Emphasis on Theory including chords and improvisation.

Styles: From Classical to Broadway to Folk to Rock to Jazz to Blues.
Genres: All
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Jayden B. March 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
She keeps my son on task and learning quickly.
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Lauren R. January 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Barbara is fantastic. She is makes learning music fun with grounded basics and fundamental teaching. The environment is welcoming and well suited for music learning. Barbara has helped Lauren move her music knowledge forward in one session that was very meaningful. Lauren was able to practice her guitar later that evening stress free with joy and confidence. Lauren has been dreaming of taking guitar lessons for a while and this first experience has been s dream come true. Thank you takelessons for helping me to connect Lauren and Barbara.
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Burden L. July 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I had a musical background growing up. I played the piano and the cello for years and sang in several choirs. I also took piano lessons for a number of years as a young adult - but, when I came to Barbara, I hadn't touched a musical instrument for at least 3 decades. For me, what makes Barbara extraordinary as a teacher is that, even with all the musical background I have, she brings out music in me that I never knew was there - and we laugh a lot too - you can't do better than that!
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Barbara M.

Barbara M.

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Simeon K.

Chesapeake, VA

About Simeon

Degrees held:
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - MM, PD
Oberlin College and Conservatory - BM

I teach private piano lessons, music theory classes, and accompanying. Students of all ages/levels are welcome. My teaching method primarily focuses on the process of learning music. Students are encouraged to make manageable goals for each lesson so that they can feel a sense of achievement throughout the entire learning process. The smaller goals keep the students motivated constantly enabling them to become a better musician. By focusing on the process of learning, students are learni
ng a set of skills that will enable them to learn pieces quicker and allow for a more rewarding end product. They also are able to apply these learning skills to many different areas of study, which enhances their personal growth.

***Studio Equipment**
Boston Baby Grand - Teaching Room A
Yamaha Upright - Teaching Room B
Janssen Upright - Classroom
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Gabriel March 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It was a lot of fun! I highly recommend Simeon!
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Nikolas K. February 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is best instructor ever.My son likes his teacher and enjoys every lesson.Simeon is high rank professional
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Cole F. February 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
1st lesson down and I'm excited to see where this can go. Simeon is very open to student input and tailoring lessons to individual goals.
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Simeon K.

Simeon K.

Chesapeake, VA 23322
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$30 / 30-min
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Robert S.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Robert

My name is Robert S. I'm 30 years old. I teach voice and piano (beginner/intermediate/advanced and all ages starting as young as 5). I have taught piano for over four years now and have a knack for kids. I've had ample experience in music performance - touring around the world playing concerts in countries like Indonesia, Australia, Russia, and Japan - was a touring member for the Norfolk based rock group, MAE (Capitol Records, Tooth & Nail Records). Currently I perform regular gigs around Hampton Roads, solo and with bands. My expertise is piano and singing but I have a multi-instrumental und
erstanding of music (proficient in piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc).

"My goal with each student is to help instill a desire and passion to explore the deeper side of music. I try to keep my lessons fun, exciting, and interactive. I teach the fundamentals as music theory is crucial to understanding music, but I also teach on how to feel the true emotions in music. I believe that each student has his or her own personal musical journey. I'm sensitive to that and want to give each student a head start on that journey. Teaching another person how to play, understand, and feel music is something that makes me come alive."

*** Studio Equipment ***
I own two digital pianos, both with weighted keys. And I recommend that each of my students has a piano of their own with weighted keys.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If need be I can bring a digital piano with me for in-home lessons.
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Idris May 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My 6 year old son enjoys taking lessons with Robert, almost as much as he enjoys showing off what he's learned after each lesson! We are very pleased with Robert and will continue with him for as long as my son's interest to learn and grow remains.
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Jolin J. December 31, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher! Very patience!
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Mike F. November 9, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Robert has the great ability to combine theory with fun! He quickly assessed where I needed the most work and tailored his lessons to those areas. He's very professional, positive, and encouraging. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone interested in learning or improving upon their piano skills!
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Robert S.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Cara M.

Norfolk, VA

About Cara

Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, and supportive atmosphere; students will improve their breath control and support, projection, phrase length, range, intonation, quality, comfort, stage performance and presentation skills, as well as other technical and stylistic aspects. I am currently available to teach lessons at my studio and onlin
e.

My credentials and affiliations include a Bachelor's in Vocal Music from Lamar University, Hurrah Players, Governor's School for the Arts, Opera Breve, and VA Opera. I specialize in opera and musical theater. I also record and perform pop, rock, R&B, and jazz. Trained by some of the best artists and teachers in Virginia and Texas, I have gained extensive knowledge in vocal pedagogy that has allowed me to become versed in numerous styles and crossover genres. Contact me and we can discuss in more detail want you are looking for in a voice teacher, your vocal goals and experiences, as well as availability and location details. Do not miss the opportunity to work with someone who is really dedicated to nurturing voices and serving art in a down to earth way and will get you where you want to go fast.
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Douglas May 11, 2016
Classical Voice · In home
Verified Student
Excellent instructor! Very glad I decided to take lessons and got lucky with a great teacher.
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Kelley May 3, 2016
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
This was my daughter's first experience with any kind of singing lessons and Cara was patient and helped my daughter feel comfortable. She was able to get on stage for her school talent show feeling good about herself, and that was priceless.
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Lauren April 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Freaking awesome
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Cara M.

Cara M.

Norfolk, VA 23507
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Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Karen

Hello.

Making music is unlike anything else you've done. At the same time, making music will strengthen everything else you WILL do!

I've learned a great deal in my 20 years of teaching;

- patience
- persistence
- keep it fun
- change it up

It's my belief that music fundamentals are critical and we will create a solid musical foundation by learning the language, understanding the critical issues of timing, rhythm, and reading and learning how to learn!

I enjoy working with all ages but specialize in children and adults that act like children!

Stay a child! Learn som
ething new.

What are you waiting for?!
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Jeanette May 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Karen is wonderful with my 5 y.o. son. She is an excellent instructor and you can tell she loves what she does. Thank you, Karen, for starting my son on what I am sure will be a lifeline love of music.
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Dave E. May 6, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Karen is great teacher for the very beginner and the advanced musician!
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Lilly L March 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
I can't put into words how great Karen is! She is patient, loving, and a great instructor! You will love her!
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Karen R.

Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(7)
starting at
$22 / 30-min

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