- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+
- Teaching since:
- June 2002
Sindhu, singer and pianist, received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University where she studied with W. Dwight Coleman. She is familiar with many genres of music including classical, pop, christian contemporary, and music theater. Her stage credits include the roles of Cendrillon in Massenet's Cendrillon, Mi in the Atlanta Lyric Theater production of The Land of Smiles, and Voice of the Fountain in the Lincoln Center Opera production of Ainadamar.
Sindhu is also at home in orchestral singing, having sung as a featured soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on several occasions, including performances of West Side Story as well as the concert setting production and Deutsche Grammophon recording of Osvaldo Golijov's Grammy Award winning Ainadamar, which she also sang at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
In addition to singing, Sindhu is accomplished pianist, having performed as a music director and accompanist for many musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wiz, High School Musical, and the Secret Garden. She currently serves as the Children Choirs accompanist at Tucker United Methodist Church and plays regularly in the worship services at Gwinnett Community Church.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons take place once a week for either 30 or 45 minutes. I strongly suggest 30 minute lessons for all beginning piano students and 45 minute lessons for all Level 1 and above piano students as well as all voice students.
For Piano: I use the Faber method books. Lessons usually begin with a concept out of the Lesson Book followed up by an assignment from the Theory Book. If time permits, we will play out of the Performance Book, another song book, or a song of the student's choice. I always try to end the lesson with a music game that emphasizes ear training, sight-reading, and theory.
For Voice: I teach breath focused singing using a variety of approaches, the main being Bel Canto Technique. I enjoy teaching the Classical and Operatic genres of music. I begin the lesson with exercises emphasizing breathing and technique. I then move to working through songs enhancing the student's artistry. If time allows, we work on sight-reading and ear training at the end of the lesson. Voice students must be at least 14 years old.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, music stand, microphones, and mic stand. I also have recording equipment if the student needs to record themselves.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not provide any equipment besides books and materials. I expect the students to have a piano or keyboard accessible in the home.
*** Specialties ***
Classical and Contemporary Piano
Classical and Operatic Voice
Sindhu is a great piano teacher. She is extremely personable with the students and keeps their interest peaked with learning games. We refer Sindhu all the time!
My daughter LOVES taking voice lessons from Sindhu-it is one of the highlights of her week.
I think that Ms. Sindhu is a great piano teacher and that she taught me to play a billion times better. She is very nice and helpful when it comes to me making mistake. She encourages me to try new songs. Also, she makes piano fun and enjoyable. I used to play piano because my mom made me take lessons but now I love it.+ Read More
Excellent teacher with great patience
My 6 year old son takes lessons with Sindhu. He is an active boy and she does an excellent job of motivating him and keeping him focused throughout the entire lesson. She moves at his pace and encourages him to improve with every lesson.
Great Piano Teacher!
Sindhu is a great musician and an excellent teacher. I have been very impressed with how quickly my son has learned and how thorough his education has been. Sindhu doesn't teach her students piano tricks so they can impress their parents with songs the first week. She makes sure they have a real grasp of each step before moving to the next. I'm so so glad she is a part of my son's early education!
My daughter takes piano lessons. We have really enjoyed the level of instruction and my daughter's piano skills continue to improve. She loves to play and practices often. Thank you Sindhu.