Veronica Garcia-Melendez

Veronica G.

Savannah, GA

About Veronica G.

Veronica teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: April 2000
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

Veronica is an experienced pianist, vocalist, and composer who is originally from Washington, D.C. She has been teaching and performing for over 10 years and continues to seek out new and exciting musical opportunities. Versed in a variety of styles: jazz, blues, classical, rock, funk and gospel, Veronica has performed in venues up and down the Eastern seaboard, in Texas and Colorado. She holds and M.M. from the University of North Texas, a B.M from Berklee College of Music and was a recipient of the Berklee Achievement Scholarship and Toshiko Akiyoshi Award. She is also fluent in Spanish.

*** Lesson Details ***
Music is a gift. My goal as a teacher is to share my knowledge of this gift with others, so that they too will have the ability to understand and enjoy the creation of music. Studying an instrument should be rewarding and I do my best to keep it a positive experience for my students. My method is versatile - custom fit for each individual who studies with me. It is my task as an educator to identify a student'€™s dominant learning style and use this information to engage him/her in the learning process. The overall agenda is set, as far as what I expect students to learn, but how I present the material differs from person to person. I am interested in making sure that the student not only comprehends the lessons, but feels a sense of pride in their accomplishments. Ultimately, my purpose is to help the pupil connect to the music, so that it may become a life-long relationship, whether he/she becomes a professional musician or a music enthusiast.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha upright piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide books and materials. Students must have own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Piano and Vocals: beg to adv

Jazz and contemporary music specialization

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Experience

Instructor
Sep 2010 - Present
Lynbrook Music Center

Instructor
Sep 2006 - Aug 2009
Piano Lessons In Your Home

Instructor
Jun 2005 - Aug 2006
Bosse School of Music

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2006 - May 2009
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2000 - May 2004
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Early Childhood Educator
May 2012
Kindermusik International

4 Reviews on Veronica G.

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LetitiaC Apr 27, 2012
· · Better than I expected!

Veronica helped me to understand what I really can do while also giving constructive criticism. She also gave "homework" which helped immensely. I felt that my experience with her was worth every dime!!
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GraziellaG Apr 17, 2012
· · Veronica is an amazing teacher! She has helped me understand music like no teacher has ever done for me. I notice such a difference in my voice and finally enjoy singing! She is professional, patient, and so much fun!
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TsivyG Feb 23, 2012
· · Student

Really enjoying my lessons? Played piano as a kid and took it back as an adult as a hobby. Veronica really understands me. She is forgiving if I'm not all that practiced up. She's giving me a variety of music to enjoy and many tips that I've never learned as a youngster as to improve. Loving it! Thanks Veronica!
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JohnC3 Feb 19, 2011
· · It's been awesome

Veronica is like all knowing when it comes to music. She's really good at teaching and sharing knowledge. Its a pleasure having her as an instructor. Myself and friends can see the growth in my vocal abilities, I can tell because they ask me where am I getting lessons from.
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