Akiyla Mc Queen

Akiyla M.

Powder Springs, GA
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Lesson Details

Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
These lessons are provided for those who are looking to be in an environment that encourages creativity in order to create songs or embellish songs that they have already written.
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About

Akiyla delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2009

Music is my eudemonia, as well as, my asylum. I have come to personally know and enamor its therapeutic benefits. It has inspired me to develop personally and academically. I have a bachelors in music and a masters in music therapy from Florida State University. I have experience teaching all ages and find unique and innovative ways to speak the language of you, to help you meet your desired goals as a developing musician. During my undergraduate year I proudly served as the following leadership positions in my 80 plus concert choir as the President, Vice President, soprano section and assistant section leader. I am also a sister of the cherish sisterhood Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity inc. Music is my life, I have no doubts that together we can create majesty to the beautiful art of music!

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect to have fun while still incorporating discipline. All students will learn different styles and techniques from various styles of music to expand their musical talents and knowledge. Even if your focus is classical music, you can still expect to learn some jazz, pop, etc. Students can also expect to work on breathing exercises, diction, basic piano, basic guitar, sight reading, ear training, proper singing techniques as well as the anatomy of the throat. After a few months students will see tremendous improvements in the areas mentioned above as well as gain more confidence, individuality, creativity, adoration for the art and be able to execute their vocal instrument efficiently and beautifully!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have voice books for soprano singers, a piano, and a guitar. I require students to provide their own voice books (if I require them for your particular session), a notebook, and a recording device.

*** Specialties ***
Classical-Spirituals, Opera, Romantic, Baroque, etc.
Contemporary
R&B
Reggae
Gospel
Country
Rock
Pop

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Education

Masters of Arts in Music Therapy
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Florida State University
Bachelors of Arts in Music (Voice)
Aug 2007 - Dec 2011
Florida A&M University

Certifications

Board Certified Music Therapist
Apr 2017
Certificate Board for Music Therapist

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4 Reviews

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Vincent S. Oct 20, 2018
Piano · In studio

Very patient & professional

Sheila Jordan Aug 21, 2018
Piano · In studio

Great first lesson. Akiyla was very patient and is a really good teacher. I'm sure I will enjoy this experience.

Jollan A. Jun 10, 2014
Singing · In studio

Learned a lot and still continuing classes. I highly recommend her as a teacher! :)

Darliin K. Feb 21, 2014
Singing ·

Amazing teacher!

Akiyla is an absolutely amazing teacher! She not only helped me improve my singing ability, but also helped me feel more confident all around.

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