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

Teaching since:
October 2009

Full Time Teacher with openings for homeschooling children.
SUN-FRI

I specialize in teaching strings to kids & adults age 4 & up. Yes you can start at any age


Michelle teaches cello, double bass, viola, and violin.She has studied these instruments for approximately nineteen years, and has taught for eight years. She has worked for Gwinnett School of music, Music and Arts, and Music Matters After School. She has also participated in various orchestras in Georgia, and Wisconsin. While taking lessons with Michelle you will learn to properly play your instrument while learning to sight read or play by ear. In addition you will learn how to compose your own sheet music. Her lessons includes instrument techniques including different genres, and music theory.

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Experience

private and group lessons instructor
Oct 2009 - Jul 2013
Music and Art, Gwinnett School of Music, 1st United Methodist Church (Fine Arts Academy), Destiny Christian Academy, Jackson's Music, Music Matters (After School Program)

I started teaching violin, viola, cello, and double bass in 2009. I taught in many music schools in Georgia including; Gwinnett School of Music, Music and Arts, Jackson’s Music, and the Fine Arts Academy at Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church. During this time I also taught 4 elementary after school programs with Music Matters After School along with a community orchestra with Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church on the weekend for children and adults. I also taught general music at Destiny Christian Academy where I also taught art to preschool and elementary kids. In addition I helped with 2 summer camps, music camp - were I taught the violin class and arts camp, for the Fine Arts Academy with Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church.

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Education

Associates of Fine Arts
Mar 2009 - May 2011
Georgia Highlands

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Head Start
Aug 2010
Georgia

Head Start is a certification I received while working with in a private school for teaching young children. It was a great certification to help teach and recognize many aspects of a child development.

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Window beside you or in front of you=NO shadow. Music slightly  left & behind screen

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During a concert for First United Methodist Church in 2013

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My son playing his first solo at his first recital. 6yrs old

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My students instruments that were rented out during my time teaching in GA

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playdough lesson and fun

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31 Reviews

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Jennifer H. Nov 1, 2018
Violin · Online

The first 2 lessons my daughter had with Michelle were very good. She is very nice and fun and has an upbeat personality. By the third lesson, Michelle was still spending valuable lesson time reviewing my daughter's situation (name, music, schedule), allowed her own child to repeatedly interrupt, and was inconsistent with her facts (first saying a dotted half note was 3 counts and then saying a dot is worth 1/2 count, so a dotted whole note is worth 4.5 counts). 30 minutes is not a lot of time and I felt like it was wasted.

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Mel G. Oct 19, 2018
Violin · Online

Teacher Michelle has been doing a great job with my 5 year old. She is very patient and smart. She knows how to teach it in a simplified manner for kids at a young age. She does the teaching in a fun way too. Worth having her as my child's first teacher in playing a musical instrument.

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Kaitlin K. Oct 18, 2018
Cello · Online

Loved it!!

Adelaide Oct 12, 2018
Violin · Online

Fabulous! Really takes the time as a tutor to know the student and adjust to her learning style and level of skill - simply fabulous!

Amanda Oct 8, 2018
Violin · Online

Excellent!!

Jennifer H. Oct 5, 2018
Violin · Online

Kasey Oct 5, 2018
Violin · Online

My daughter is five years old and Michelle does a good job relating to her. Michelle is very encouraging. I like the program she uses to help younger children learn how to read music. After my daughter’s lesson today she was so excited that she could read music. The only thing that would be better is if we could have lessons in person. We live in a rural area, so online lessons are sometimes our only option.

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Nita Sep 23, 2018
Cello · Online

Very nice thanks.

Stephanie Sep 10, 2018
Cello · Online

Michelle is a very great teacher! If you play the cello or the violin and you are looking for a teacher you should definitely choose Michelle.

Shreya Aug 31, 2018
Violin · Online

Katja Aug 29, 2018
Violin · Online

First lesson with Michelle and as I am not completely new with the violin, the first lesson was very much about assessing where we are and how to go forward. Michelle is a very nice and funny person, full of energy and I am already looking forward to our next lesson.

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Gulnora Aug 28, 2018
Violin · Online

She is a wonderful instructor 👩🏻‍🏫! I just love our lessons and look forward to them. Yay! Very excited:)

Gulnora Jul 29, 2018
Violin · Online

I loved my lesson. Michelle is very energetic and fun i loved her approach when she explained important things but took things slowly at the same time. Great lesson really enjoyed it and look forward to future lessons.

Bhargavi U. Jul 24, 2018
Violin · Online

Kelley L. Jul 18, 2018
Violin · Online

I feel like Michelle knows how to explain things and is easy to talk to. My right hand position is improving and the various exercises and stretches help.

Stephanie Jul 9, 2018
Cello · Online

Carolyn May 29, 2018
Violin · In studio

Attempted to establish lessons with this instructor. Drove from Greensboro to Reidsville 3 different times. First time no one answered at residence. Second time received call on the way advising could not meet for lesson and final time, no one at location. I can’t believe she was nervy enough to request a review. We finally found an instructor in Greensboro. Was a very frustrating encounter with an unprofessional tutor.

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Steve May 26, 2018
Violin · Online

I’m having a great time. Michelle is very helpful and has a awesome teaching style.

Maria May 18, 2018
Violin · Online

Michelle is very kind and patient, my daughter enjoyed the lesson very much and I know she'll learn a lot!

Christy May 18, 2018
Violin · Online

Thank you so much for the fun first lesson!

Andrea B. May 13, 2018
Violin · Online

Great lesson!

Kylie B. May 5, 2018
Violin · Online

Great 1st lesson! Michelle is very easy to work with and great with young beginners. We are looking forward to lesson 2.

Steve S. Apr 15, 2018
Violin · Online

This was our first lesson. Michelle was very friendly and helpful. We got off to a great start. Michelle gave me some homework and things to work on until we meet again next week.

Amanda Feb 8, 2018
Violin · Online

Tyra Smith Jan 10, 2018
Suzuki Method ·

Great person very professional and creative always finding ways of capturing a student's full potential highly recommend

Hope Jan 9, 2018
Violin · Online

Michelle is highly creative and artistic. Her educational techniques are sure to keep things enjoyable. She’s a great Mother and a natural with kids, patient, focused and fun. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing lessons at any age, very easy to get along with.

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Teresa Jan 9, 2018
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I have know Michelle several years. She had a great music school in Georgia. Her students were sad to see her go when she moved to NC. With her teaching on line now everyone can start their lessons again. She is a great teacher who has patience with children of all ages. Looking forward to being able to take adult classes. I am so happy that she will be available on line giving lessons. I am so excited!

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Betty Lou Macintosh Jan 8, 2018
Viola · Online

Having never personally met Michelle face to face, our online experience was more than expected. Our 7 children all benefited from having Michelle as our personal music coach. She was always available by phone and Skype if needed. My children learned to read music and to play by ear thanks to Michelle’s techniques. I would gladly recommend her for any family big or small.

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Tara Jan 8, 2018
Viola · In studio

She was an awesome violin teacher for my 2 kids. She was extremely patient and creative with my younger son and helped my older son excel very quickly. I highly recommend her.

D. Smith Jan 8, 2018
Violin · In studio

My wife and I decided to enroll both of our kids in music lessons, and after careful consideration we felt Ms.Teague would be a perfect fit. Her ability to retain our 6 year olds attention was astonishing, and method of teaching proved to be exemplary. I would recommend Ms.Teague for any age, and or group.

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Jack Jan 7, 2018
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Michelle is awsome. She helps when you need help and has a extraordinary personality

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