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Lori A.

Avondale, PA

About Lori

Hello! Thank you for your interest in my profile.
I teach piano, horn, trumpet, theory & ear training, and coach ensembles, performance class as well as music and movement class for ages 0-6, and drum circle and cultural literacy for adults.

I am a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, and I've played all over the world. I've played with soloists from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons to Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. I still perform and consider this important to my teaching as well.

Some major accomplishments include an invitation to the White Ho
use, over 50 solo performances with orchestras starting with The Philadelphia Orchestra at age 15, a performance for the Princess of Thailand, and early television performances starting at age 7. In order to accomplish these things, I had great teachers, a regimen of discipline and practice, an expectation I have of my students, and all the rewards that have lasted a lifetime. Properly taught music lessons are life lessons and are never a waste. I incorporate fun into the lessons as discipline and fun must be combined for success and enjoyment at all levels.

My teachers included Eleanor Sokoloff, Susan Starr, and Dale Clevenger.

I've taught for 29 years, and have a proven track record of success. I've taught at Universities including The University of Notre Dame, The University of Tennessee, The Chinese University and the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong. I adore my students. Each one needs to be assessed and taught differently. Something you cannot learn in school, only through years of experience!

I teach in Avondale-Kennet Square-Chaddsford, Bryn Mawr-Villanova, PA, Hockessin-Wilmington,, DE, Newark, DE, and Cherry Hill, NJ with possibility of travel 10 minutes away. Please note: If you want in home piano lessons, you need a reasonably high quality instrument, and must maintain the tuning. I have perfect pitch and it will be crucial to me.
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Gina March 7, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
While I had previous experience playing an instrument MANY years ago, I never played the piano and started taking lessons with Lori as an adult. In almost no time I was able to read the bass clef (left hand) notes and within the year I had learned all the scales (majors and relative minors - both harmonic and melodic) and arpeggios (root and inversions). I was also playing "real" pieces of music.

Lori stresses good technique and good practice habits and can suggest more than one way to master a concept. She also makes learning the piano fun.
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Jimmy February 8, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
She taught me some important techniques on the piano.
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Jimmy C. February 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Lori is amazing and I highly recommend her!! She is terrific!!

Jim Craig
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Lori A.

Lori A.

Newark, DE 19702
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starting at
$32 / 30-min
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Nicole F.

North East, MD

About Nicole

Hello!

I am currently a second year masters student at The University of Delaware in violin performance and am teaching in between Newark Delaware and North East Maryland- where my studio is located. Currently I am very flexible with schedules and have a teaching location in North East, MD, or I can drive to your location if you are closer to Newark.

I received my bachelor degree from Colorado State University with a concentration in violin performance and violin/viola pedagogy (the art of private teaching). What is unique to my training is my pedagogy degree, where professors analyzed my
teaching to help me perfect it.

I am accepting students who are looking for a permanent teacher OR who are looking to advance during the summer for the next school year. I teach from age 7 to adult. I mainly teach classical violin, but if you express an interest in fiddling music we can certainly look at fiddle material though my main concentration is in classical music.

Looking forward to meeting you!

-Ms. Nikki
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Lauren July 15, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
My granddaughter really enjoys taking lessons from Nicole. Nicole will walk Lauren through pieces with great patience to make sure she gets it right. Nicole is very good at explaining technique and rhythm. Nicole is also a very good motivator and encourages Lauren to do her best.
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Alan E. April 9, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson was very nice experience. Nicole seemed just as excited to teach as I was to learn. The lesson was paced well and was enjoyable. I am looking forward to the next one.
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Nicole F.

Nicole F.

North East, MD 21901
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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NADENE M.

Dover, DE

About NADENE

I am a recording artist, I am very passionate about singing, performing, song writing, leading praise & worship and developing a spirit of excellence in singers. I have been a vocal coach for more than 15 years. Coaching singers in areas of, Stage Presence, Vocal Techniques, Pitch Correction, Breath Control, Confidence Building, Artist Development, Song Writing to name a few.

It is most fulfilling to witness the amazing change in my students as they move from being ordinary singers to becoming extra-ordinary vocalists, wowing their audiences with captivating performances in; auditions, win
ning various competitions, winning pageants, becoming recording artists and excellent song writers.
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NADENE M.

NADENE M.

Dover, DE 19901
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$35 / 30-min
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Mengjiao L.

Baltimore, MD

About Mengjiao

Violinist Mengjiao is currently a Master student of Prof. Herbert Greenberg in the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she awarded full scholarship. Majoring in violin performance. Prior to joining the Peabody Conservatory, Mengjiao received her Bachelor degree at the Department of Music at the University of Delaware. In her college life, Mengjiao was awarded the highest undergraduate scholarship (tuition waiver plus full living stipend for four years). Prior to study in the United States, Mengjiao studied at the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of M
usic, which is the top ranked violin program in China. Mengjiao was admitted with scholarship after winning the first place in CCOM's national audition. Mengjiao was the second prizewinner of the Mozart International Violin Competition. She won the Chamber Music Competition in Meadowmount Music Festival. She also won the Concerto Competition of the University of Delaware in her freshman year.
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Isabella P. June 17, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Isabella loved her first lesson
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Lillian L. February 27, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
My First violin lesson was fantastic.
Mengjiao was very patient. I learned a lot just w/the first lesson.

Can't wait to continue.
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Mengjiao L.

Mengjiao L.

Newark, DE 19716
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Ashley F.

Newark, DE

About Ashley

Prior to graduating from the University of Delaware with her B.A. in Choral Music Education she spent her time performing in a variety of different capacities. Heavily involved within the department of music she was cast in several operas and was an active member of the internationally acclaimed UD Chorale. As a four year member of UD’s Vocal Point, she served as Assistant Performance Director in 2014 and Performance Director in 2015. .
During her time in the group they secured several quarter and semi final victories as well as placing third at International Championship of Collegiate A
Cappella Finals in 2014. Ashley was also a member of Cape Harmony, a professional all female a cappella group based in Cape Cod, MA. Between the two groups she been a featured soloist and vocal percussionist on four albums, with albums receiving both BOCA (Best of Collegiate A Cappella) appearances and CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Association) nods. Ashley stays active in the a cappella community through membership in the all female powerhouse group, Polaeris and Tracksix, a coed ensemble of some of New York City's finest. She teaches elementary music in New Jersey but remains a force in the a cappella world through coachings, choreography and adjudicating in the Greater Philadelphia region as well as performing and recording in New York City.
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Anil July 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
Ashley has consistently been able to provide guidance to me to improve vocally and I'm lucky to have been around her!
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Ashley F.

Ashley F.

Delaware City, DE 19706
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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