Sphie Holman

Sphie H.

Seattle, WA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! I offer a well-rounded approach to piano instruction. Instruction is tailored to fit student's needs utilizing technique, performance and theory. I utilize foundations in any and all genres from classical to pop. I have ten plus years teaching experience in both private and group instruction and look forward to helping you meet your goals.

Clients will receive instruction in a variety of styles including, but not limited to, pop, R&B, jazz and classical. Students will focus on technique and theory while integrating improvisation and live performance techniques. Songwriting is also offered as an option. Classes are tailored to fit student's needs. I help in the discovery and better understanding of uniqueness in the individual.

I teach all ages and students from beginner to advanced.

About Sphie H.

Greetings! My name is Sphie (Pronounced Sfee). I offer a fun and focused approach to singing and piano lessons. It is my goal to meet the individual's personal needs. I offer training to all levels and ages.

Advantages to my lessons include:

~Increased self-confidence
~Reduced stress and anxiety
~Increased patience
~Aptitude in technique, performance and theory (music)
~Overal sense of well-being

My goal is to creatively empower education in your preferred course. I offer this education as a tool for overall lifestyle enhancement outside of lessons. I have spent the past ten plus years teaching all ages and accept beginner to advanced students.

Genres Taught:
~Pop
~Jazz
~Classical
~R&B
~Soul
~Reggae
~Rock
And More...Improvisation and chord chart reading are also exercised.

I received an A.A.S. in Vocal Performance from McNally-Smith College of Music in the Twin Cities, and studied Piano, Classical Opera and Musical Theater throughout my youth. I specialize in classical and pop-based vocal training and piano instruction.

I am also a Hatha/Vinyasa, ERYT200 Yoga Instructor specializing in vinyasa, hatha, and restorative yoga technique for increased flexibility, stress relief and restoration. I teach all age ranges from beginner to advanced. I have trained nationwide with instructors such as Shiva Rea, Seane Corn and Hala Khouri.

Outside of the above, I also have training in HImalayan Singing Bowl Therapy and treat a variety of physical and mental imbalances including stress, anxiety, trauma and PTSD. I bring this learning style into my classroom in generating a restorative approach to learning.


Here is my article on the TakeLessons Blog about being a confident singer!

http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-sing-with-confidence-z02

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Mike
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I've had a great experience working with Sphie. Her know-how and patience comes across in every interaction, and she has helped me develop a strong meditation practice. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Lindsey J.
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Sphie is an AMAZING vocal teacher! She is so knowledgeable and really encouraging!!!

Posted Feb 24, 2016
Avery

Awesome lady!

Posted Feb 12, 2016
Dave

Sphie's education and musical experience have made her very talented and well rounded in her abilities!! Highly recommend !

Posted Feb 12, 2016
Jessica

Sphie has experience in many areas of both music and health. She has a kind voice that will help to guide you no matter what lessons you might be taking. Whether starting from scratch or getting back up on the bicycle after some time away, she is your gal!

Posted Feb 12, 2016
anna
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Sphie is an amazing presence and has great depth. She is fearless in her attention to others and capacity to hold an authentic & powerful space. She is strong and grounded, while also light and fluid. Having built a solid foundation through years of dedicated personal practice, she offers truly potent teaching and transformational experiences for her students.

Posted Feb 9, 2016
Jacob
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Sphie has been a fantastic instructor and dedicated person. She respects her own crafts and it shows in work with others, as her excellence in facilitation of a student reaching their goals and coming in to their own.

Highly Recommended.

Posted Feb 9, 2016
Nancy
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I have been fortunate to receive lessons from Sphie for both piano and private yoga. As a beginner piano student she made instruction very comfortable, easy and fun.
Her yoga instruction is superior due to her overall knowledge of both body and mind. This helped me in achieving new positions. Her passion for music and yoga is very apparent and comes through in her teaching.

Posted Feb 7, 2016
Kelsey
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Sphie is a wonderful teacher. She is very passionate, dedicated, and patient with the lessons and students.

Posted Feb 7, 2016
Debo

I have had many, many yoga teachers in the past four decades, but I would rate Sphie as my best yoga teacher ever! My yoga practice has reached a whole new level because of my experience in her classes.

Posted Feb 4, 2016
Elvira Gavarvry
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This woman is a deep breath, a slow vinyasa, a gulp of fresh, musical air that supportively punches you square in your source of self-renewal. :D

Posted Feb 3, 2016
Doug
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Sphie's vocal style is soulful and her teaching style the same. She asks questions and creates a trusting atmosphere that allows for an open and trans-formative experience. She helped me find and develop my voice, a voice with far greater texture and skill than I could have dreamed. She is a masterful teacher of both vocals and of life. She takes it to the heart and always mines something meaningful and authentic.

Posted Feb 3, 2016
Patrick B.
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Great job and classically trained. Nothing like learning where your inner voice actually comes from.

Posted Feb 3, 2016
Julia L.
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Sphie really works well with my daughter. Even though this was her first lesson, my daughter enjoyed it!

Posted Jan 12, 2016
Lee
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Sphie is delightful, fun and has a very relaxed approach to the whole piano lesson session. I look forward to every week! She has been flexible working on the skills I am interested in and I highly recommend her for beginners like me!

Posted Dec 14, 2015
Isabella D.
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Sphie is a great teacher in music and in life. My voice has become stronger, and I have become more disciplined in the art of controlling my voice. Couldn't have asked for better guidance!

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Scott L.
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I would definitely recommend Sphie as a music mentor! She possesses a well-rounded set of musical talents and was very accommodating to my needs. I look forward to my future lessons with this teacher!

Posted Apr 3, 2015
Geetha P.
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Sophie is an excellent Instructor! Very understanding and flexible. She understands the goals and trains the students well. Great to have her as my Coach!

Posted Dec 2, 2014
Max Y.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Sphie is balanced, patient, and smart. Not much more you can ask for in a mentor and coach. So happy to have her help as I try to become a better singer!

Posted Nov 26, 2014

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Experience

ERYT200 Yoga Instructor
Jan 2014 - Present

City Yoga School of Health

ERYT200 Yoga Instructor
Jan 2010 - Present

Sphie Music

At Sphie Music, I offer public and private education in yoga, vocal performance, piano and self-awareness.

Resident Artist
May 2015 - Sep 2016

Arts for Learning

At Arts for Learning, I offered public workshops on Pop performance in building self-confidence, communication and collaboration.

ERYT200
Jan 2011 - Mar 2013

Shanti Yoga

ERYT200 yoga instructor, therapeutics

Education

Sound Medicine-Singing Bowl Therapy
May 2017 - Present

Atma Budi

ERYT200 Yoga Instruction
Jan 2011 - Jul 2012

Shanti Yoga School

A.A.S. - Vocal Performance
Aug 2004 - Dec 2005

McNally-Smith College of Music

Associate of Applied Science
Jan 2004 - Dec 2005

McNally-Smith College of Music

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

RYT200
May 2013

Shanti Yoga School

Certification completes RYT200 level requirements for the Yoga Alliance. Hatha/Vinyasa Flow based certification focusing on breath and alignment.
RYT200
Jun 2012

Yoga Alliance

Internationally certified as a RYT200 via the Yoga Alliance

Awards

NPR/WFYI Tiny Desk Participant
Feb 2015

NPR

Affiliations

Broadcast Music Inc.
Apr 2012
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
Yoga Alliance
Jan 2012
Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time. We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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