Sindhu Giedd

Sindhu G.

Lilburn, GA

About Sindhu G.

Sindhu teaches: Ages 4 and up
Teaching since: June 2002
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

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

Photos and Videos

Original Song performed by Sindhu

Experience

Piano and Voice Teacher

Aug 2005 - Feb 2006
Linwood Music Development

Piano and Voice Teacher

Sep 2002 - Aug 2005
Imagine Arts

Piano and Voice Teacher

Aug 2002 - Aug 2004
Family Music Center

Education

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Aug 2001 - Aug 2005
Georgia State University

Languages Spoken

Italian diction, French diction, German diction, Spanish diction

Professional Proficiency

Awards

First Place Vocal Performance

Apr 2003
NATS

First Place Vocal Performance

Mar 2002
National Association for Teachers of Singing

Young Artist Scholarship

Jan 2002
Atlanta Lyric Theatre

Presidential Assistantship

Aug 2001
Georgia State University
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7 Reviews on Sindhu G.

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Nanette Aug 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
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!
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sarah H. Aug 28, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
My daughter LOVES taking voice lessons from Sindhu-it is one of the highlights of her week.
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Gabriela C. Aug 28, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
Loved her!
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Tamara B. Jun 7, 2014
Piano · In studio
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.
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Michele K. Feb 5, 2014
Piano
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.
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Katherine S. Feb 5, 2014
Piano
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!
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Melanie U. Feb 4, 2014
Piano
Great Instruction

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.