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Heather L.

Saint Augustine, FL

About Heather

More important than my conservatory education and my experience as an educator and a performer is my passion for teaching music and acting and my undying belief that anyone can learn to be a musician and an actor. I'm currently available to teach lessons in my own St. Augustine home studio, and online around the globe.

I'm a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and a winner of its merit scholarship.
After performing with the New York and Royal Philharmonics, the New Jersey and Virginia Symphonies, the American Boy Choir and the internationally renowned opera star
, Andrea Bocelli, studying opera and piano at Westminster Choir College and performance art and improvisational acting at East Carolina University in North Carolina, and appearing in shows and pageants across the east coast, I found my life's work in 2003 when I began teaching music.

I've successfully taught hundreds of different students since 2003, from 5-year-olds with special needs, to middle-aged professional opera singers, from a linguistics professor in Saudi Arabia, to a 65-year-old doctor of music. I've created and led a workshop about singing called, "The Whole Body Singer". I've written dozens of articles about music and music education for the blog at TakeLessons.com.

My extensive knowledge of the voice has encouraged and empowered hundreds of singers and prepared many of them to win competitions, pageants and auditions, as well as roles in operas and musicals.
Having both taught myself piano and received formal training at a conservatory has prepared me to teach almost anyone how to play.
The intensive training and education that I received at Westminster Choir College in songwriting, music theory and sight reading has benefited my students at every level.
My current work as singer and keyboardist in the acoustic rock duo, Timberwood, has strengthened my knowledge of a broad range of styles and genres. I have a strong commitment to continuing my education. That's why I recently (2014) studied songwriting online with the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

In the lessons that I teach, I'm flexible, positive and encouraging. While I want my students to have fun and love music, not dread it, I expect hard work and persistence. I am caring, patient, nurturing, and compassionate. In piano lessons, I usually allow the student to choose a piece with which to warm up and then move on to technique and repertoire. In voice lessons, I usually warm up the singer and discuss technique and sight singing before focusing on song choices. Joan Frey Boytim wrote a book for voice that I like to use, and I like the Estelle Liebling exercises for the more advanced singer. Hanon exercises are a big part of my piano curriculum, and I enjoy the Bastien and Alfred books for young and old. I have used completely random songs pulled out of a piano bench and a karaoke CD for kids. I will use almost anything I can get my hands on if it means effectively teaching music.
Acting lessons consist of exercises and games that apply learned concepts, and monologue and audition coaching. Parents are always welcome to observe lessons quietly.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an acoustic guitar to bring to voice lessons. I expect my piano students to have a piano, an organ or a keyboard.

***Home Studio Equipment***
In my home studio, my students will have access to an acoustic guitar, an electronic keyboard, an acoustic piano and PC audio recording.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching classical, pop and musical theater singing, classical and pop/rock/chordal style piano, and sightreading, including solfege syllables. I enjoy using Estelle Liebling as my voice method and Hanon for piano technique. I have coursework in jazz and pop theory and songwriting from Westminster Choir College. Teaching special needs individuals is also one of my specialties, and one that I highly enjoy. I have coursework in Meisner technique and experience in both theatre acting and musical theatre.
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Rachel S. August 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
very relaxed. very encouraging. looking forward to next week.
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Kaitlyn G. July 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter enjoys taking guitar classes from Heather. She is a great teacher who motivates and helps boost confidence in her skills. I would highly recommend her :)
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Isabella July 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Let's you explore your range and choose songs you want to sing! Sge strives for excellence in her students without pushing.
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Heather L.

Heather L.

Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Angela M.

Ponte Vedra, FL

About Angela

I am a flutist and teacher with over 15 years experience in the classroom/private studio currently serving the greater Jacksonville area from Nocatee in Ponte Vedra!

Parents, looking for a fun and enriching activity for your child (ages 4+) that builds brain cells and makes newer, stronger connections? I am one of only THREE Kinderflute teachers in the entire state of Florida! Please inquire about more information regarding the KinderFlute program.

Middle/high school flutists, want to earn a Superior rating at solo & ensemble or make the all-state band? I am looking for students with a d
esire to go further with their playing while having a lot of fun!

I have teaching experience in several age groups and areas of music education. Most recently, as a band/choir director in Duval County. I have also taught instrumental and general music at the elementary, middle and high school levels in FL and in my home state of Colorado. Since 1999, my private teaching experience has ranged from beginners of all ages to amateur adults and college music majors.

I currently perform as a flutist in the First Coast Wind Ensemble. Previously, I have served as director and played piccolo for the Cow Boy Band in Idaho Springs, CO, and held the piccolo/3rd flute chair in the Aurora Symphony Orchestra, CO.

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal for every student is consistent progress and growth. In our time spent together, we will focus on FUNdamentals and music theory through the use of games, movement, and your instrument. If there is a specific musical selection that interests you, we can explore that as well!

For the beginning student, within the first 3-6 months, we will begin to discover how to read music notation, read/perform rhythms, and produce a quality sound on the instrument. We'll learn how to play some traditional folk songs and begin composing your own works! We will learn HOW to practice and create a routine. I will help you figure out what you really want to learn and achieve that through our lessons as well as your individual practice.

For the intermediate-advanced flute student, we will begin understanding more music theory and different types of scales. Soon, you'll be playing solos with ease and be able to identify patterns in the music. We'll learn about performance practice techniques, breath control, tone production and musicality! We will also learn performance skills, how to work with technology, and how to have a great stage presence in front of a live audience. We will then begin learning more challenging music.

For all of my students, it is a journey that is exciting, unique to each individual, and one that we will embark on together!

Because music is a performing art, I aim to coordinate one to two music recitals each year for students who are interested. This is an optional event, but is highly encouraged as part of the learning experience.

*My studio is in a safe, family-friendly home, and smoke-free environment. We have a small, friendly dog-named Kevin. He is low key and very quiet. You may or may not see him at your weekly lessons. We also have a gray cat, but you probably will not see her regularly. The studio is cleaned thoroughly each week to ensure that pet dander and other allergens are removed.

So! What do you say? Shall we BEGIN THE JOURNEY TO MUSICAL SUCCESS? :)

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide a safe, well-lit, studio space on the first floor of my home. I have an acoustic, upright piano, CD's, a laptop computer, a metronome, pencils, a tuner, and a music stand. You should plan to bring your instrument (for flutists), music, a spiral notebook for lesson assignments and notes, and a ready-to-learn attitude.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide some music and a metronome. I expect students to provide their instrument, music stand, recommended books/sheet music, a notebook, tuner, and a metronome.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Style
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Adiati R. August 3, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Angela was a great teacher!
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Adiati R. June 1, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Angela is a good teacher. My son Evan is very attentive to her and he understands the information she delivers very well. Angela's attention to detail helps to make her a good teacher and I recommend her to other students looking to take Piano lessons!
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Angela M.

Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
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Gene D.

Palm Coast, FL

About Gene

I am a professional guitarist, singer, songwriter, recording artist and instructor. Between both live performance and teaching, I have over 35 years of experience.

I teach lead/scales, rhythm, chords, keys, finger picking, slide guitar, alternative tunings, music theory, techniques, songs, improvising and lots, lots more, with a very strong focus on creativity and songwriting in any styles/genres on acoustic or electric guitars.

I also part time teach harmonica and mandolin.

Students/customers appreciate my friendly and sincere personality, abilities, passion, and patience. They also
love our jam sessions, among many other things.

Lessons are weekly, bi-weekly, and/or monthly. Monday through Friday. Lesson and reference materials are all free.

My top student won 1st place in Guitar Player Magazine's 2006 Guitar Hero Contest. Many of my other students pass auditions, win talent contests, form bands, and become performers and recording artists or are simply happy to just sit at home and strum some chords and sing some songs alone.

I value and appreciate each and every student. I like and I want to see all of my students happy and smiling. Give me a chance to prove all of this to you; actions speak louder than words.

Please call to set up an appointment to meet me and check out the studio and judge for yourself. Experience the difference! Don't Wait! Call Now!
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Gene D.

Gene D.

Palm Coast, FL 32137
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Frederick V.

Jacksonville, FL

About Frederick

Mr. Frederick V has a very extensive and diverse musical background as a woodwind instrumentalist. He has performed professionally in 25 countries touring with several bands and ensembles in his military music career as well as his civilian music career. He as played for numerous dignitaries including, 3 United States presidents, ambassadors, foreign presidents, and congressmen. During his time with Navy Band Southeast he was featured as a soloist numerous times on clarinet, saxophone, and flute in a variety of groups. He served as principal clarinetist in the navy band wind ensemble. He has
taught woodwind instruments at various music studios, privately, and in public schools. He has served as a guest artist clinician with music programs and universities in multiple countries throughout the Americas. His students have placed in the district and state level bands, and been excepted in various arts/magnet schools. Some have gone on to be music majors in college.
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Heather July 21, 2015
Saxophone · In home
My first lesson with Frederick was great. I'm an intermediate player and he started me off with good discipline exercises. He is a doubler on clarinet and flute and that is what I want to do. I think he'll be a good coach.
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Harold K. April 21, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Very understanding teacher...listened to what I wanted to accomplish...refreshed my memory on many important aspects that I'd forgotten over my long layoff from playing...emphasized new techniques that would enhance / correct my playing habits and practicing. Looking forward to advancing and playing again !!
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Frederick V.

Frederick V.

Jacksonville, FL 32223
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starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Grant P.

Saint Augustine, FL

About Grant

Hello, my name is Grant. I am a musician and an educator. I enjoy teaching many areas of music and helping students become the musician they always wanted to be. I have a Bachelors Degree in Social Studies Education along with experience teaching in a classroom setting.

I have a strong work ethic and I am very dedicated to my work. I bring to the table a great sense of humor and a positive attitude. My students expect a genuine teaching experience from me, with individualized lessons and several materials pertaining to their goals.
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Grant P.

Grant P.

Saint Augustine, FL 32080
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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