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Doreene S.

Riverton, UT

About Doreene

Doreene has been teaching singers for over 15 years and has been singing, songwriting and performing herself for over 25!

Doreene excels at coaching clients from beginners to advanced singers. No matter the level of experience, her students find freedom in singing and develop confidence in using their instrument.

With Doreene's support and direction, clients from her studio have been given a variety of opportunities to grow their talents:

*Performing in musicals and plays in both high school and community theater (most of them landing lead roles)
*She's coached students in and helped
them prepare for recording sessions
*Encourages students to study with expert teachers in Performance and Songwriting
*Attending specialized summer vocal programs in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City and Nashville.

Whether you want to be on American Idol/The Voice/X-Factor or you just want to sing great in the shower, learn to use your voice in a healthy way that will give you longevity!

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is a 1-on-1 private session where we work specifically on your voice and as a team we work together to achieve your individual goals.

1)-You receive 3 - half hour lessons (one a week)
2)-Attendance to our group Master Class which is 90 minutes
(one a month)

Practicing to your lesson helps you to strengthen your voice, gain confidence and feel and hear the results that you are looking for, so each student is asked to bring a recording device to their lesson.

What to bring to your first lesson:
*Bring a song you are very comfortable with for voice assessment.
(CD, MP3 player, minus track or we can use YouTube)
*Lyric sheet if necessary
*SD memory card other recording device (IPhone, digital recorder)
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Trinity N. July 30, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I was beginner singing student and Doreene was a great teacher! Due to scheduling - I am having to discontinue at this time.
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abigail M. March 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Doreene met with our daughter and made her feel at ease and comfortable from the start. She listened to her sing and made several suggestions that made an immediate difference in her singing. Looking forward to many more sessions with her.
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Ray R. December 4, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Doreene is fun to be with and has a lot of knowledge for helping with voice widening exercises. I have noticed improvement in my head voice techniques and am happy to be working with her.
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Doreene S.

Doreene S.

Riverton, UT 84065
(8)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Brian L.

Sandy, UT

About Brian

I have been teaching for 15 yrs. and playing for 34 yrs. I absolutely love to watch the learning process take shape. I get a great deal of joy from teaching and witnessing students pass and achieve greatness. When they overcome what seem like insurmountable odds to them and then perform something flawlessly, especially in a live setting, It just does not get any better than this. I cannot imagine doing anything else with my time. I have a strong ability to connect with each individual student and create a personal lesson plan for each and every unique personality. Depending on the person, I wi
ll personally tailor a lesson plan for that individual based on their natural ability, coordination skills, mindset, musicality and overall rhythmic sense. I also try to give each and every student the confidence needed to get up in front of an audience or crowd of people and still perform with elegance and dignity. Just relax and play. That is what it is all about, right, having fun. Let's play.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a professional lesson plan in place. I like to teach from literature and also from feeling and hearing the music. I am very amiable and straight forward with my students. I stress very strongly the importance of a good practice routine. With lots of practice you will become a great drummer. But, fun is what everything is all about. If you do not have fun then I have failed. I have never purposely failed, so Lets Go.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate from Home, Separate Entrance, Music studio soundproof, Parents and Friends Waiting area with couch and full view through glass window of drum room where lessons take place. Sound can be piped into waiting area or completely muted. Lesson room has two drum sets and state of the art Audio Equipment set up for beautiful sound production and clarity. I also use video playback with studio quality sound to increase learnability. This has been proven to be a very successful tool in the learning process!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sticks, Pad, Snare Drum and Lots of energy! Let's Rock.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Funk, Punk,Country, Metal.
I also teach Jazz, Swing, Latin, Big Band, Afro-Cuban.
I focus on three main areas:
1. Reading music
2. Playing with recorded music
3. Rudiments and Stick Control
Plus of course proper technique and dynamics.
I am also associated with local Middle School and High School Jazz Band and Orchestra Teachers. I can greatly improve your students ability to compete and participate in the Jazz Band, Orchestra or Percussion Classes taught at the Middle to High School level. Let's Swing.
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Celeste L. April 18, 2014
Drum
OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTOR

As an instructor Brian is patient, consistent and has many angles for reaching students who may be struggling to gain musical concepts. He finds lots of ways for his students to observe professional drummers and opportunities for his students to perform at whatever level they've achieved. The studio is well equipped and comfortable with an great observation area for parents and friends of the student. If you want to learn drumming Brian is the one to contact!
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cole A. January 28, 2014
Drum
very good teacher

I have been Brians student for 5 years and i am very happy with the way he teaches. he has helped a lot and has made me love drumming! he is a great guy.
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glynn A. January 24, 2014
Drum
Couldn't be better

My son has been taking drum lessons from Brian for several years.We were looking for a teacher that would teach the important stuff like reading music, basic beats, as well as the fun stuff, learning songs. Brian is everything we were looking for. My son loves to play and enjoys going to lessons. Brian has also provided opportunities for his students to attend workshops & concerts put on by celebrity drummers. If your kids want to learn to play drums, Brian is the guy to teach them.
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Brian L.

Sandy, UT 84094
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Nicole E.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Nicole

I am a graduate student at Brigham Young University School of Music and also hold a Bachelor's degree in Flute Performance. I have 11 years teaching experience with students of all ages, and 16 years of playing experience. My students regularly hold top positions in their school bands and orchestras.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe music lessons should be both exciting and educational. I have high expectations for my students, and we work together in lessons to help you become an excellent musician.

Lessons are structured around learning technical studies like scales and arpeggios
, etudes or exercise books, and solos. I also believe in helping students develop sight reading skills, so lessons regularly end with a duet that the student sight reads as I play along.

In the end my goal is to train you to be a musician who no longer needs a teacher. I would love for my students to go on in the professional music industry, but recognize that many will just want to play in the community orchestra, or a college band, or in a church group. My goal is to give you the skills to be able to have a self perpetuating music experience when you are finished taken lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard Piano, Music Stand, Chair, and my large collection of flute music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my instrument but expect you to provide the music stand and anything else you might need.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical flute. I am comfortable teaching any music found in the classical flute repertoire along with technique, tone studies, and pertinent etudes.
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Kris August 28, 2015
Flute · In studio
Our son has been taking lessons from Nicole for a year now. We have been impressed with his overall progress and his continued interest. We appreciate Nicole's professionalism; she clearly communicates expectations for the students and the parents and is very good about keeping lessons and punctuality. The style of the lesson has also been very good for our son--there are lesson pieces, performance pieces, and sight reading. Nicole has also helped our son with music theory. We have had a very positive experience working with Nicole, and are happy that through her style our son continues to enjoy playing the flute.
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Nicole E.

Nicole E.

Salt Lake City, UT 84123
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Nicolle A.

Sandy, UT

About Nicolle

At the age of 3, I began playing the violin and was taught through the Suzuki Method. Before ever learning to read a note, I learned to play by ear- learning to listen and imitate, much as a child learns to imitate sounds and speak before learning the letters of the alphabet. This ear training, in combination with note reading and other techniques, created the groundwork for the rest of my life as a musician!

The moment that would change my life as a musician came at age 12 while performing with Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. We had the opportunity to perform wit
h violinist Vanessa Mae. I had never seen someone that could inspire so much electric energy and, at the same time, put such tender, heartfelt emotion into every note. A new fire and zeal for music was born in me that I can never forget!

That passion for music has driven me to reach for every performance and training opportunity possible and to help others do the same. In completing my bachelor's degree in Viola Performance at the Jacob's School of Music at Indiana University, I brushed shoulders with mentors who not only shaped me as a performing musician but also as a teacher. Participating in the Suzuki Pedagogy program provided the ultimate hands-on opportunity to teach, alongside other professionals, and mold beginning violinists in their first steps.

I have been teaching privately for the past 10 years, helping beginning through advanced students ranging in age from 4 to 52. It's been unbelievably rewarding watching each student's life change with music. My young beginners love the creative outlet that playing the violin and viola provides. The discipline they develop in learning to play crosses musical boundaries and can be seen in their schoolwork and other daily routines. My adult students love the opportunity to begin the musical journey they had only dreamed of in the past; or, the chance to "dust off" their instruments that they put by the wayside as a child. Equally rewarding is teaching those students with fundamentals already in place to stretch and turn their technique into expressive, musical lines!

I love the opportunity to get to know the unique personalities and styles of EACH of my students and to help them put this qualities into their playing! Let me help you discover the musician waiting to come out in you!...

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. (For students younger than 8 years of age, 30 minute or 45 minute lessons are recommended.) Each of my lessons is taught one-on-one in my in-home studio.

I teach a combination of the Suzuki Method and traditional styles. The Suzuki Method creates a strong technical foundation to build upon while also training the ear to work independently of note reading. I combine this method with a more traditional approach as I feel it important for the student's involvement and enjoyment to play recognizable tunes.

What to expect in a lesson:

Beginners:
- Learning to correctly hold the violin/viola and bow with proper position
- Learning the names of notes and placement of fingers
- Note and rhythm training/reading; key and time signature training
- Ear training
- Beginning level Suzuki and traditional pieces

Intermediate:
- Ensuring that proper positioning and posture is upheld
- Scale and rhythm training; key and time signature training
- Ear training
- Intermediate level Suzuki and traditional pieces
- Learning shifting exercises and vibrato

Advanced:
- Scale and rhythm training exercises/etudes
- Ear training
- Advanced level Suzuki pieces and/or traditional and other classical pieces

For the first lesson:

Beginners: Please bring your violin (appropriate for your size), bow, shoulder rest, Suzuki Volume 1 with CD, notepad, and folder.

Intermediate-Advanced: Please bring your violin, bow, shoulder rest, notepad, folder, and your most recently performed/polished piece.

Parental involvement in younger students' lessons and at-home practicing is HIGHLY encouraged! (For those students 8 years of age or younger, parents are REQUIRED to be at every lesson!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Violin/Viola (for teacher use), music stand, metronome, recording device, laptop
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Taiju H. February 6, 2014
Violin
Missing her a lot.

When She was in Toronto Canada,
my daughter started violin lesson
with Nicolle.
The way of her teaching was so attractive
and skilful and patience.She is also
great performer.
Too bad that we can't find any teacher
like her.But it was such a fortune that
my daughter had learn fundamental basic
from her.
We miss her a lot but great fortune for
people who live in Sydney UT.
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Daniel B. January 14, 2014
Viola
Beyond-Compare

With such attention to detail and a natural ear for music, Nicolle's talent in playing and teaching is beyond compare. Her love and desire to share her passion with others is clear. If you are considering lessons look no further I 100% recommend her.
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J.P. L. January 9, 2014
Viola
Excellent teacher

A Salt Lake Gem! Highly qualified instructor and very capable musician! Tons of enthusiasm! Great person skills.
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Nicolle A.

Nicolle A.

Sandy, UT 84094
(5)
starting at
$39 / 30-min
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Denise H.

South Jordan, UT

About Denise

I love teaching and I love performing. I graduated from Brigham Young University in Violin Performance in 2012. Since graduation I've recorded and performed with various rock and folk music groups. My goal as a teacher is to help nurture a love and appreciation for the violin and foster creativity and dedication.

I started violin at 5 years old after begging my parents for over a year to take lessons. I started with the Suzuki method and then moved on to more traditional teachers until I started prepping for college auditions and took lessons from a BYU professor. While at BYU I perfor
med with the Philharmonic Orchestra and various chamber groups. I love to write and improv so I perform and record with anywhere from pop, progressive rock, to folk groups.

When I teach of younger and beginning students I start with Suzuki, small études, scales, and solfedge. As students mature musically I add other repertoire and technique study.
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Brittany M. August 3, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves her violin teacher and says she has learned more in a month with Denise than her whole time in orchestra.
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Brittany M. August 3, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves her violin teacher and says she has learned more in a month with Denise than her whole time in orchestra.
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Denise H.

Denise H.

South Jordan, UT 84095
(2)
starting at
$30 / 45-min

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