Ginni Alvey

Ginni A.

Chandler, AZ
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Ginni delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 1994

You can learn to play piano or sing at any age! Whatever your musical goals are, Ginni will help you to reach them.

Ginni has been teaching piano and singing for 21 years. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or advanced she will help you to learn and have fun making music!

Technique is key! As a professional musician Ginni knows the importance of good technique. Great technique gives the performer confidence and the ability to excel.

Ginni's piano and singing students are taught how to use their bodies to perform at their best. Some of the methods that Ginni uses come from her studies at university, personal study and from watching, listening to and performing with world class musicians. From all of this experience, Ginni developed a proven method for teaching piano and singing that helps students progress quickly and perform with ease.

Performance anxiety can be overcome. Using the tools that Ginni has developed, students relax, focus and enjoy their performing experience.

Reading music is important for pianists and singers. Ginni helps beginning through advanced students to more fully understand written music and quickly sight read it.

It’s important to perform songs that you enjoy. Students help choose supplemental songs that they love whether that be contemporary pop, traditional classical, Broadway, jazz, country or any other genre that they would like to learn.

Ginni’s piano and singing students increase their range, power, agility, control, confidence and expressiveness through technical exercises, scales, arpeggios, applying technique and lots of encouragement! Students grow the more that they share their talents. Students of Ginni’s are invited to participate in recitals, the Arizona Study Program and are guided through auditions, solo and ensemble performances.

Ginni uses the latest technology to help her students, whether by finding a song online for a student to listen to and learn from, transposing a piece on keyboard, improving the sound of an iphone song by plugging it into a speaker system or by using a mic to learn microphone technique.

A century old stand up piano may not be cutting edge technology but, Ginni’s sounds beautiful and her students enjoy playing it. Music is such a gift. So is participating in and watching the growth and progression of others.

Ginni asks her students to remember three things:
Try, Relax and Have Fun!

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Experience

Piano and Singing Teacher
Aug 1994 - Present
self employed

Piano: Teaches all skills required to play the piano
-reading notes, understanding chords, counting, playing by ear, composing, playing different genres of music

Singing/Voice: Teaches all skills required to sing
-technique, expression, sight reading, increasing vocal range, composition, singing different styles/genres of music

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Education

Bachelor of Arts Art & Design, minor in Psychology, music classes
Jan 1976 - Aug 1979
Brigham Young University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2014

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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57 Reviews

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Shelly G. May 18, 2017
Singing · In home

Our experience with Ms. Ginni was wonderful! She started teaching voice lessons to my daughter and then my son, but soon after I realized that I wanted lessons from her too! She transitioned brilliantly from teaching my kids on their level, to teaching me at an adult level. She gave me tips and instruction that changed the way I sing and gave me confidence to sing in smaller groups and even a couple of solos! My children also enjoyed their lessons because Ms. Ginni always had something positive to say about their work and then would get into constructive feedback of where to make adjustments and improvements. She is very patient, kind and caring and extremely devoted to her students.

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Wesley Shannon May 1, 2017
Singing · In studio

Great experience and very knowledgeable.

Carly J. Apr 5, 2017
Singing · In studio

Ginni is one of the kindest people I've ever met. She is so supportive, but also very realistic with goals and steps to achieve these goals. Her energy and laughter is vibrant and contagious. She's helped me get through my stage fright in the best way I could imagine. I have grown so much from her teaching and kindness. Choose ginni!! I always look forward to seeing her smiling face.

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KIM Mar 30, 2017
Singing · In studio

I never thought that I could improve my singing sense I damaged my vocal chords in a chemical accident but Mrs. Ginni taught me how to sing properly and how to use my voice. The results have been spectacular. Since I have been singing with Mrs. Ginni, when I perform people are so impressed that my singing has improved to such a level. I have been invited to sing with band groups and events. Thank you Mrs. Ginni!

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Cory P. Mar 29, 2017
· In home

The most important is that Ginni is very genuine, nice and professional.
My background is I am 40 yrs old, working professional, muscular big confident dude. I am a ( slightly older :-) ) old dog that loves to learn new tricks and improvements, especially from more experienced professionals. For this reason is why I am paying (paid) to take lessons to learn new techniques and correct any vocal/piano mistakes. I am not sure Ginni knew how to assess the experience and knowledge I was coming to her with and then build a lesson structure from there. During my vocal lessons, She had me spinning around back and forth in the teaching area instead of just standing next to the piano. Almost like there was a nervousness with an adult like me being in the room and not a little person (i.e. kid or young adult). Not once did we sing or just play the piano. No Vocal homework or sheet music to learn for the next class (i.e. Vocal exercises, Song - even as simple as silent night or chopsticks etc.) I realize Rome was not built in one day and that the basics are super important to understand but two 60 min lessons only breathing techniques is a bit much. There is also agility, pitch, tone, Warm up exercises and simply singing for example.
I can see why parents and kids learning to sing would like Ginny. She deserves her high rating, she has a lot of strengths in vocal training.
With that said; I think for anyone who is coming into lessons with experience, seeking to improve and develop from where you left off. It is not Ginni's strong point and there won't be a strong connection. She has her structured way of teaching/learning and there is not much adaption as to what is being brought to the table by the student.

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Saanika L. Mar 24, 2017
Piano · In studio

Ginni is very patient and able to coach Saanika very well... Im quite delighted

Audrey Jan 28, 2017
Singing · In home

Fabulous first lesson. Thank you, Ginni.

Suzana V. Dec 2, 2016
Piano · In studio

She is a excelent teatchar!

Suzana Nov 30, 2016
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Ginny is the best piano teatcher!!! I love her!

Melissa C. Jul 5, 2016
Piano · In home

Ginni is a fabulous piano instructor. I went with my gut on who I thought would be a great instructor for my 7 year old granddaughter. Ginni turned out to be fabulous and works extremely well with children. My granddaughter is now starting her second year of piano with Ginni.

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Febe N. Jun 22, 2016
Piano · In studio

Ginni taught both, my husband and I, piano and singing lessons. We had the best experience ever with Ginni learning to play the piano and sing. The only reason we stopped is because our lives got more busy with work and we now relocated to NY and have a baby. If we would be living in AZ still we would choose her as our baby's teacher. Highly recommend her!!! Ginni, I thank God for you!!!!

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Linda K. Apr 22, 2016
Piano · In studio

She makes learning a fun experience!

Kim A. Apr 8, 2016
Singing · In home

Ginni's lessons have been so helpful, I can already see improvements. I absolutely love learning how to control my breathing while singing. She Rocks!

Madison K. Mar 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

She's very patient!!

Steve C. Jan 14, 2016
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She's adaptable and can work with different styles. Very well with young children.

James M. Jan 6, 2016
Piano · In home

Ginni was quick to evaluate where I was having difficulty with the music I am learning. Ginni suggested exercises that will ultimately improve my overall learning.
I really liked Ginni offering the music theory related to the piece I am learning and music scores in general.
Very quick, but valuable lesson.

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Andrea L. Dec 15, 2015
Piano ·

6 stars! Ginni is very welcoming. She helped my child open up and went above and beyond. She focused on what he liked and helped him find his niche. It was a wonderful experience and any student would be lucky to have her. I highly recommend!

david G. Sep 23, 2015
Singing · In studio

Ginni is very kind, easy, polite and especially patient. Definitely recommend!

Judy W. Sep 10, 2015
Piano · In home

Thank you for your interest, patience, and expertise.

Avery C. Aug 15, 2015
Piano · In home

Ginni took the time to work with a new student who was very nervous about starting class.

Josie Jul 21, 2015
Piano · In studio

My daughter has been taking lessons with Ginni for almost 3 yrs now. She started when she was 6 and Ginni is so patient and nurturing with her. Ginni always praises her and makes her feel like a superstar. She always takes the time to thoroughly cover the new concepts and does not hesitate to review them again if my daughter hasn't quite caught on. Even though it takes us about 25 mins to get to her lessons, I'm willing to make the trip because Ginni is such a great teacher! I highly recommend her for lessons.

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Melanie C. Jul 16, 2015
Piano · In home

Ginni has been our 8 year old daughter's piano teacher for more than 4 years. She is consistently positive, engaging and creates a environment that has helped our daughter stay engaged in the learning process. Ginni is obviously well trained herself, and is attentive to ensuring that her students learn good fundamentals and are grounded in theory. Yet she manages to balance this attention with simultaneously supporting real enjoyment of the learning process and playing. She is truly a remarkable teacher whom our daughter absolutely loves.

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Jessica A. Jun 18, 2015
Singing · In studio

I love Ginni! I had very little experience singing before and it's only been a month and a half and I have my basic technique down! I still need to practice of course, but I feel more and more confident after each lesson. I have always enjoyed singing but nothing feels better than properly using my voice, being able to express emotion while relaxing and in comfort. I make the drive from Scottsdale just for her!

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Kim R. Jun 8, 2015
Singing · In studio

5 months ago, I began lessons with Ginni. Not having have voice lessons before, I thought she would show me how to sing but, I cannot believe the progress I've made! I've gone from a weak voice that had very little range to singing entire, energetic songs with confidence and skill. I'm no longer afraid to sing in front of friends and family, something I would never do before. I know that Ginni will give me what I need to conquer any type of song with knowledge and skill.
THANKS Ginni!

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April L. Jun 3, 2015
Piano · In studio

I only have excellent things to say about Ginni! She is an excellent teacher. Very patient! explains everything really well.

April L. Feb 5, 2015
Piano · In studio

We all love Ginni. She is very easy to work with. Ginni is very flexible with scheduling and always makes it work with our busy schedule. Ginni is very patient and our daughter gets a lot out of every lesson she attends. I can't say enough good things about our teacher!

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Linda P. Jan 27, 2015
Piano · In home

Ginny is very flexible in terms of different avenues of learning, to reach my goals I am an adult learner. I had lessons many years ago, thus we work together to find the right level of review/new "stuff". She strives to keep things interesting and fun!

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Cheryl M. Nov 20, 2014
Piano · In home

Ginni is still wonderful...patient and very knowledgeable. I have fun during my lesson and continue looking forward to the next one.

Anastasia W. Nov 3, 2014
Piano · In studio

I cannot say enough great things about Ginni. I started having an interest in piano back in 2008 and stumbled across her profile on the take lessons website. I saw her for a few months and got really busy with my career that I had to take some time off. A few months back I remembered how much I loved taking lessons with her so now I am back to seeing her. The wonderful things about Ginni is that she is very encouraging, she can adapt to any teaching style(sometimes I can be a bit ADD and she tries different ways of teaching until she finds a way in which I am able to retain the information) she is very accommodating, and she makes learning enjoyable which is sometimes difficult to find with instructors. We laugh a lot when i'm in my lessons :) (I like to call the rest symbol a lightning bolt) if you are looking for a great teacher that you can connect with and makes you love learning piano then Ginni is the teacher for you! Happy learning!

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Cheryl M. Nov 1, 2014
Piano · In home

Starting music lessons so late in life, my first piano lesson with Ginni was wonderful. She made me feel very relaxed and confident. Her abilities as an instructor are gentle but firm. Thank you Ginni. I am looking forward to many more lessons.

Mary F. Oct 31, 2014
Piano · In studio

I have had the good fortune of working with Ginni for two years. When I started with Ginni I was an adult beginner, and couldn't read music. What a difference two years makes!

Ginni is incredibly patient and positive. She recognizes even the smallest of gains and encourages me with her kind words. I could not be more blessed to have found such an excellent, supportive piano instructor.

Do not hesitate to sign up your child or yourself for lessons. You will never regret having the opportunity to work with such a wonderfully talented gentle instructor.

I have watched Ginni work with six year old to 61 year old (me) and she genuinely enjoys working with all! Ginni is a delightful person and a joy in my life! GINNI IS THE BEST!

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Febe N. Sep 26, 2013
Piano ·

Wonderful Piano and voice teacher

Ginni is an excellent music teacher, very flexible. I recommend her to all friends and family. We enjoyed piano and voice lessons with her.

Jason V. Jun 2, 2013
Singing ·

Amazing teacher who cares!

Ginni is 1 in a million! I had never taken singing lessons before in my life and after reading a study about them, I decided what the heck. I did a lot of research and looked and looked until I found Ginni who was close to home and figured I would give her a try. After the first lesson, she had me hooked. Even though the cats run when I start singing :) Ginni always makes me feel great about my voice. Now, I have actually had friends and family that I sound great and my kids are pushing me to sing publicly. Ginni KNOWS her stuff and how to get your technique right and at the same time make you sound good! I never thought I would actually feel comfortable singing for others! Thanks Ginni! You Rock!

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Bardeau S. Jan 21, 2013
Singing ·

Voice Student

Ginni is good teacher but is very impatient with younger children or understanding concepts. We arrived 5 minutes early to our lesson and she made a huge deal and kept the negative attitude/vibes throughout the whole lesson.

CindyM Jan 20, 2012
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Ginni is a sweetheart. She helped my daughter enormously with her tryouts. We are waiting till after dance competition season to consider more lessons.

AngieS Oct 27, 2011
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Fun, Educational & Professional

Ginni taught me so much!! Her warm, positive attitude is infectious. Ginni's encouraging words will always stay with me & push me to continue practicing!!

RebeccaG Jul 25, 2011
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Fun, Educational, Inspiring, Full of Technique

She is genuine, honest, patient, knowledgeable, determined, thoughful & a delight to work with. She has taught me more in the last few weeks than I had learned in 9 years of school. I like that she asks how the previous week had gone at the beginning of each lesson & is willing to sit & listen or give advice to build knowledge and confidence. Her knowledge of the piano is rewarding for her students learning to read music or basic piano techniques to improve singing techniques. I look forward to learning all that Ginni is willing to teach.

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KarenB Jul 5, 2011
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Doing a great job. My daughter is learning good technique.

CodiM Jun 24, 2011
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Mother

Ginni is a kind and patient teacher. This is exactly what we wanted.

JillC Feb 5, 2011
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Feedback for Ginni A.

We could not have found a more perfect voice or piano teacher. Ginnie you are a perfect balance. You allows our girls the freedom to enjoy and choose songs that they like all while gently teaching them the fundamentals of music. Also, you have been so accommodating to our needs, and with our busy lives it's nice to know you understand. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with our girls!

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ElyseesW Dec 12, 2010
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Voice Lessons

Ginni is absolutely wonderful and very professional. It's a great opportunity and I am really enjoying the lessons.

MichelleN Nov 17, 2010
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I like Ginni. She is a great piano teacher. My daughter like her.

JanetK Oct 28, 2010
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Great Voice Teacher

I have never taken singing lessons before this, and Ginni has made it a positive experience. Already I can hear the differenc in my voice. She is very patient and has a great personality.

AdrianaM Jul 6, 2010
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So far, my daughter Kristi loves her, she enjoys her lesson with Ginni.I think she is kind and Kristi is showing progress.

AntoinetteC Aug 29, 2009
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Voice Student

Ginni is a very dedicated voice instructor. She is passionate about bringing the best out in you. She takes you back to the basic and makes you reach each lesson. I'm truly learning alot and feel I'm growing vocally.

SusanT Jun 29, 2009
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very knowledgeable positive reinforcement and patient.

AlexB May 3, 2009
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Ginni Saved My Voice

Before lessons with Ginni, I had all but completely destroyed my voice with a bad cigarette habit during college. With just a few months of instruction, Ginni has opened my voice up to places it could never go before. I have since been able to reclaim the resonance, understanding, and aptitude my voice once had and THEN SOME.I am thankful to say I am now auditioning and being cast in musicals again, and I cannot express my gratitude for eall the things, besides the teaching, that go along with a truly great mentor; the time conversing about things completely unrelated (yet intrinsically woven in) to the vocal lesson, the willingness to go out of her way to help me pick/copy songs (despite my laziness), and spirit to encourage and inspire me on those down days.This little comment box won't hold all the qualities you or your child will be more than appreciative for, when taking lessons with Ginni. :)

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RobertE1 Apr 10, 2009
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Excellent teacher!

Ginni is awesome! Very patient and easy to be with. Goes at your own pace! Thank you Ginni for everything you taught me.

AmyK Feb 14, 2009
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Great piano/voice teacher for young children!

Ginni is an excellent piano/voice teacher for young children. She has amazed us with her natural ability to keep our 3 year old engaged in learning in a warm, caring and respectful way. We highly recommend her for children AND adults.

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KeltiP Feb 8, 2009
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Wonderful

Ginni is warm, wonderful and talented. From the basics to the intimate details of singing she can help mold you into the best singer possible. I felt musically challenged in an atmosphere that also felt safe.

KeikoC Feb 3, 2009
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piano lesson for Talisa Lyn Chafey

The lessons are for my granddaughter, Talisa, in Arizona. According to Talisa's father, she is doing well and likes her teacher very much. Please ask their feed back at veritechbrian@yahoo.com, thank you.

LoriS Oct 2, 2008
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Great teacher!

Great, patient teacher. Works well with adults that are ready to learn something new!

MargaretP Sep 30, 2008
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She is moving me along at the rate I requested.

CatherinaS Sep 30, 2008
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I love her!!!

My daughter loves taking piano with Ginni, I referred a friend of mine to her. =)

BrittanyC Sep 1, 2008
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Best teacher ever!

Ever since I've started singing lessons with Ginni she has made it fun and comfortable for me. She is very patient, encouraging, and always stays positive in her lessons. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher!

KathleenB Mar 19, 2008
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I had a great session last week with Ginni. She is very professional, warm & an excellent instructor! I have tremendous confidence in her teaching ability.

AlexE Mar 13, 2008
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I think Ginni is a wonderful teacher!

I think Ginni is a wonderful teacher. In only two lessons, she has shown a rare dedication to helping me understand singing concepts that I've had trouble with before. Today she told me she did some research on how I could understand raising the soft palate (something very important in singing). We then practiced using different exercises until we found one that worked for me. Just taking some time outside of our lessons to help me, showed how much she cared about her students and understood singing. After being with several other teachers, I've finally found an excellent instructor who is able to inspire and help me learn the art of singing.

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