- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- February 2006
I started studying piano and singing from a very young age. I used to make my friends come over and watch me perform (karaoke style--before karaoke was big) when i was in the 4th grade. My greatest love is music, performing music, and sharing it with others. As a singer i have studied all types of music, but my favorite- and what i excel at- is opera.
I have taken private voice and piano lessons constantly since the age of 5, and have studied opera performance and music theory in college. I perform locally around the community as a singer, direct the church choir, and occasionally accompany soloists on the piano. I have taught private lessons in voice and piano for 5 years and i greatly enjoy the one on one experience of teaching private lessons.
*** Lesson Details ***
I want my students to enjoy the time they spend with me. I believe in a very relaxed, comfortable environment, where students feel they can express themselves, but it is still an environment where time is maximized. In piano, 10-15 min is devoted to theory, scales, and chords, then we work on songs, some of my choosing and some of the students choosing. In voice we spend about 10-15 minutes on warm-ups and the rest of the time is devoted to songs. Again, there are songs that i choose for the students according to the needs of their voice and development, but i also allow the student to bring things he/she wants to learn for fun.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a sound system and microphone. i have my iPod hooked up to the sound system to play karaoke music.
*** Specialties ***
In piano I am partial to the John Thompson method. I also spend a portion of each lesson on scales and music theory.
In voice, I specialize in bel canto. The most beautiful sounds come when you are not straining the voice. I work on getting it out of the throat and into the mask.
**i do not recommend every other week lessons. take lessons does offer them, but i have not seen many students thrive or progress with that much time in between lessons.
Very knowledgeable and quick to know my goals.
Excellent teacher; she made me feel very confident in my voice. I already feel a great improvement in my voice after just one lesson! It just doesn't get any better than that. I highly recommend anyone looking for a vocal coach to give Nanette a chance to work with their voice!+ Read More
We were incredibly happy with Nanette! Recommend for anyone interested in voice and piano.
Very patient and well connected with her studentd. My son has learned a lot from the few mths he has been under her tutilage.
Best teacher for my girl!
Nanette is do kind and patient and she takes the time needed to ensure that the voice and range are being developed. I have to say, since she has been teaching us I have seen such an incredible difference and so happy with the progress!! Thank you and so happy we found her!!!
Very patient and excellent teacher. So happy we choose her.
Hi Nanette! I left a voice mail yesterday for you.. Regretting to inform you that we will no longer be doing lessons. We loved you as a teacher, and have nothing but good remarks for the take lessons brand. It is just seeming to not be a passion of hannahs right now. Thank you for your time and paitents for hannah.. We will for sure keep your info for future needs. Thanks again! take care :)
My 7 year-old son has been taking lessons with Nanette for ten weeks now and we could not be happier. Our experiences with 'Take Lessons' and this instructor have been A+ all around. In addition to being a very competent teacher, Nanette is patient, nurturing and professional. I can highly recommend the services of both 'Take Lessons' and Nanette G.+ Read More
Wonderful improvement in self esteem from singing.
My granddaughter's parents were going through a divorce and she needed a boast to her self-esteem. Nanette's enthusiasm and friendly teaching style helped Adriana be chosen for several singing solos and auditions, and raised her self-esteem tremendously! Adriana has learned several techniques that have greatly improved her singing ability. Big "koodoos" to Nanette for her instructional style.
I sincerely am blessed to have Nanette as my instructor. I have learned so much in the few lessons I have had with her, than I did in six months with my previous instructor from somewhere else. She is very professional and has made me feel comfortable in spite of my lack of confidence. She is very positive and encouraging. She is very skilled and talented. Thank you so much for her!+ Read More
Feed back on instructor
Great teacher, has lots of good instructional qualities for children. My daughter is very happy and learning quickly.
Good with my 6 year old daughter.
I waited a year before I would leave feedback. I will admit my wife and I had our doubts about this woman. She turned out to be an amazing blessing to our daughter. With Nanette's guidance, and incredible patience with a 5/6 year old. My daughter isn't playing Sonatas (yet) but her fundamentals are leaving me and her mother in awe. Nanette has given my daughter a love for the piano and most importantly, music which what we wanted. I forgot to mention my daughter gets frustrated very easily and is quick to tear up, in the last year I only remember 3 teary sessions, and they were early in their relationship. A testament to Nanette's patience and understanding of her student.I can't say much about the other teacher here, but we'll keep Nanette a little while longer :-)
Great teachervery positive experiance