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Darla W.

Newport News, VA

About Darla

Hello, I am a professional musician with over 21 years of service as a military bandsmen. I've been stationed all over the world and have had the privilege to perform in some of the greatest concert halls. I love to work with students of all ages and can teach beginning-intermediate piano, and beginning-advanced flute. Prior to joining the military, I taught general music in the Texas Public School system. I have a bachelor€'™s degree in music education from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am a very active flutist in this area, performing with The Tidewater Winds, The Hampton Roads Phi
lharmonic, and various small chamber groups.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in creating a very positive environment for my students. I am very patient and upbeat. Whether you are a beginner, or more advanced, I can tailor the lessons to your needs. I will give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music in a creative and fun way! I enjoy working with students of all ages. If you are just starting to learn, or have decided to come back to music lessons, I believe you will enjoy studying with me! ***Also, be advised, that if you are a beginner, I only teach 30 minute lessons! This is best for all beginners, whether a young student, or an adult student!! (Also, FYI, we do have cats in our home!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio with an upright piano for lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, instrument and any books I recommend.
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Zavier March 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She kept my son captivated and excited to learn.
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Nancy I. December 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am returning to piano as an adult after many years away. Darla did a great job assessing and understanding where I am on the learning curve now and laying out a plan forward from there. She is very positive, encouraging and excited to teach others. I am looking forward to working with her to become a better player.
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Shannon M. September 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Darla is a great teacher! My son has been taking lessons with her since he was 4 years old, he's 5 now, and I think that she is the best! I really like how patient she is with my son and the way she speaks to him just makes things click. Thank you Darla!
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Darla W.

Darla W.

Newport News, VA 23602
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Cara M.

Norfolk, VA

About Cara

Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, and supportive atmosphere; students will improve their breath control and support, projection, phrase length, range, intonation, quality, comfort, stage performance and presentation skills, as well as other technical and stylistic aspects. I am currently available to teach lessons at my studio and onlin
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My credentials and affiliations include a Bachelor's in Vocal Music from Lamar University, Hurrah Players, Governor's School for the Arts, Opera Breve, and VA Opera. I specialize in opera and musical theater. I also record and perform pop, rock, R&B, and jazz. Trained by some of the best artists and teachers in Virginia and Texas, I have gained extensive knowledge in vocal pedagogy that has allowed me to become versed in numerous styles and crossover genres. Contact me and we can discuss in more detail want you are looking for in a voice teacher, your vocal goals and experiences, as well as availability and location details. Do not miss the opportunity to work with someone who is really dedicated to nurturing voices and serving art in a down to earth way and will get you where you want to go fast.
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Douglas May 11, 2016
Classical Voice · In home
Verified Student
Excellent instructor! Very glad I decided to take lessons and got lucky with a great teacher.
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Kelley May 3, 2016
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
This was my daughter's first experience with any kind of singing lessons and Cara was patient and helped my daughter feel comfortable. She was able to get on stage for her school talent show feeling good about herself, and that was priceless.
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Lauren April 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Freaking awesome
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Cara M.

Norfolk, VA 23507
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Lisa H.

Norfolk, VA

About Lisa

Mezzo-soprano Lisa H. is a recent graduate with her B.S. and M.M. in vocal performance from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Lisa offers home studio, on location, and online voice and beginning piano lessons with very flexible hours. She teaches voice with an emphasis on healthy singing and natural tone.

Lisa's performances include several lead roles in operas including Maybelle/Peggy in the contemporary opera This is the Rill Speaking by Lee Hoiby, Mistress Quickly from Verdi's Falstaff, Clarina in La cambiale di matrimonio by Gioachino Rossini, Dorabella in scenes from Mozart'
s Così fan tutte, and the Dragonfly from L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel. She has also performed in various solo guest performances in church settings, and has had 6 years of experience in the top choir at APSU and the chancel choir as alto section leader at Hopkinsville First United Methodist Church in Kentucky.

Lisa has also had education in language diction in French, Italian, German, Latin, Hebrew, and Russian. At Austin Peay she studied opera and oratorio recitative and arioso in an intensive course aimed at classical performers. In the summer of 2015, Lisa participated in the Harrower Opera Summer program in Atlanta, GA.

Lisa H. offers a healthy and fun approach to learning music!
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Helen/Catherine September 29, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My girls really enjoyed playing piano with Lisa. Thank you Lisa!
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Kailyn Q. September 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very friendly and personable - knows a lot about the arts and especially music, my daughter was intrigued and engaged the whole time and really enjoyed the lesson! Thanks!
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Diana August 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter was reluctant to take lessons (she's 14 and way to busy for anything so ... useful), but began to really look forward to them as soon as the first one was over. Lisa was able to quickly assess my daughter's ability and interests and tailor the lessons to get her excited. We've both enjoyed having Lisa as her teacher and I highly recommend her!
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Lisa H.

Norfolk, VA 23503
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Crystal G.

Williamsburg, VA

About Crystal

My name is Crystal and I've played viola for over 25 years. I can teach both violin and viola. I play professionally and just for fun. I have a bachelor's in music from Vanderbilt University where I studied with Kathryn Plummer. Although I've only taught sporadically over the years, I am looking to start a teaching studio now that I'm a new mom. The good news for you is that my rates will be discounted at first as I build my studio! I look forward to teaching people of all ages how to make music.
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Crystal G.

Crystal G.

Williamsburg, VA 23185
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$20 / 30-min
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Noriko M.

Newport News, VA

About Noriko

Love teaching any age students. Even if you are an adult as a beginner.
I used to teach an adult class for beginners in Huntsville AL, under Huntsville Symphony Department of Education that where I had the tenure as a viola player for 8 years.

I have Bachelor of Music and Master if Music in viola performance from the Manhattan School of Music in NYC.
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Noriko M.

Noriko M.

Newport News, VA 23608
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$30 / 30-min

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