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Shannon S.

Houston, TX

About Shannon

See details of "AFFILIATIONS", "MUSIC" and "FITNESS" below:

AFFILIATIONS:
Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA.
Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC.
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MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings, using various approaches to best suit the students learning style, personality and needs.

Shannon is an active musician, who has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber
ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute of the Baytown Symphony, Director of the Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute musician with the Orquesta Sinfnica de Monterrey, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the Heights.

Shannon has been a faculty member at various colleges, is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Brazosport College, and also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She is the College Music Society South-Central Regional President; and is an Advisory Board member for the Houston Flute Club.

Shannon received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. degree in Performance, and B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University, and has studied with world-renowned instructors.

Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.

Shannon is also a sponsored triathlete and trainer/coach/race director, and gives workshops on the importance of healthy living, nutrition and exercise for musicians. She is a board member for The Lake Charles Triathletes. And she is a strong advocate for music, health, and triathlon. Sponsors: Maggie Martinez-LMT, Eating for Performance, Bikesport, DeSoto Sport, Gu Performance Energy, Rudy Project, Amit Jethva-DDS, Leigh Enterprises.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :)
I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz
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FITNESS: Shannon has been athletic most of her life. she is a certified personal training with 10 years experience in triathlon. She is a sponsored triathlete. She applies her years of teaching experience to helping you reach your physical and nutritional goals, to be the healthiest you can be. She's not for quick fixes/results. It's all about a transformational lifestyle change. Enjoy the journey! It's well worth it! (see info above).
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ye S. May 26, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Verified Student
She is very passionate for every student to study music. She gave me more knowledge! I recommend her to everyone that wants to learn about music!
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Louis W. October 29, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking seasons from Shannon for a month and a half. I have some unique circumstances and she she to adapt very well. I am having fun learning with Shannon.
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Javier F. July 18, 2014
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher.
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Shannon S.

Shannon S.

Houston, TX 77047
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Monique V.

Friendswood, TX

About Monique

I have a degree in Music (Vocal Performance) and Psychology from Mt. St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, Ca. After taking a break to have 5 of my own children, I now teach children and adults how to make the most out of their voice. I still perform on stage locally. I just finished the role of "Domina" in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Other recent roles include "The Witch" in "Big Fish the Musical", "Kala" in "Tarzan the Stage Musical" and just before that "Judy" in "9 to 5 the musical". I have been directing choir and also performing solos for the last 20 years in my loc
al church. I currently have 50 plus private students ages 4-53! My area of concentration is musical theater, but I can teach all genres.

*** Lesson Details ***
During a typical lesson we cover relaxation and practice proper breathing, breath control, vocalization techniques, pronunciation and finally application of technique to approved song of choice.
If you love to sing, or have always wanted to learn sing, or improve your singing, or even get ready for that all important audition....then lets get started today! Remember, "as long as we live there is never enough singing"! Don't wait!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Private in home studio with piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Recording device needed for student to record lesson. In order for me to travel to students home, the student will need to have a piano or keyboard in their home, and provide a device or a cd for recording their lesson

*** Specialties ***
I make house calls! Will drive up to 15 miles from my home to teach lesson if you have a piano or keyboard. Musical focus is on Musical theater also can do pop, country, Disney, jazz, traditional Italian songs and arias

I also put on two student shows each year! They are an incredible experience for the singer to get in front of an audience and perform a solo. We also do two very fun group songs from theater with choreography and costume changes! Lots of fun! (Participation is not mandatory, however.)
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Tommy L. June 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very personable and experience
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Carl M. February 27, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
We love Monique. She's a star!
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Liz B. January 30, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She absolutely fantabulous. She makes me feel "un-weird" about taking singing lessons at my age! I love her sunny disposition. I would recommend her to anyone interested.
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Monique V.

Monique V.

Friendswood, TX 77546
(9)
starting at
$37 / 30-min
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Troy W.

Houston, TX

About Troy

Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

During his time as a teacher with the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Troy taught classes in music fundamentals and music theory for pre-college students. He has also served on the faculty of the Summ
er Institute for Piano teaching courses in Form & Analysis for pre-college students.

Troy also has maintained a private studio, tutoring and teaching private lessons in composition, ear training, voice, piano, literature, and history for over ten years. Students who have studied with him come from a wide range of backgrounds with different goals. Those who have continued with musical studies in college have consistently placed out of at least the first two semesters of music theory and achieved advanced placement in their chosen fields of study. Those who chose a different path continue to benefit from the education and training they received from taking music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
There is no "standard formula" to lessons. Each student has their own unique background, needs, and goals. Lessons tend to be somewhat casual but are structured in such a way as to meet the unique requirements of the student.

To accomplish your goals, there are a few requirements and basic expectations that the student and parent must meet.
The first is practice. Students are expected to practice daily for at least the length of their lesson time. This, above all else, is essential to progress. It is also expected that a parent will attend lessons for students who are too young to drive themselves here. It's important for a parent to guide the student's practice time (particularly for younger students) to ensure that the most is gained from it. This is why I ask that a parent observe lessons.
Each student or parent should bring to each lesson a notebook, pencils (with erasers). The notebook will be used to record notes about each lesson, homework, practice advice, etc. Pencils (not pens...nobody's perfect!) are used by composers to record their creations and performers to mark their music. Both of these essential practices are subject to changing thought and must be open to change. So no ink, please!

Performers: It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons and will be a large focus for all non-readers. Lessons are not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Concerning repertoire, it will be selected based on the student's learning needs but also with their input. The main emphasis on performance lessons, however, will be technique and reading. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.
Note: Voice students must be at least 16 years of age.

Composers: Just as with performers, it is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either written, notated, or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the studio space is also inhabited by two lovely cats. Do consider this when signing up for lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha DGX-650 weighted 88 keys full sized keyboard
area for parents to sit and observe lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Main area is in classical music and media scoring with secondary focus on musical theatre vocal performance and composing/arranging.
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Cindy P. June 29, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
great first lesson, went over what to expect. :)
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Rivan B. June 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Only my first lesson but I enjoyed it and am excited for the rest. Troy is very knowledgeable and very patient and down-to-earth.
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Lamont D. June 16, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Verified Student
The voice is very technical but yet very vaguely understood in terms of what one should do to obtain what needs to occur, in order to produce what is expected, and Troy understands how to interpret what is needed in order to produce what should occur.
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Troy W.

Houston, TX 77006
(23)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Jennifer W.

Houston, TX

About Jennifer

I started to play piano approximately 20 years ago, trumpet approximately 18 years, sing alto for about 8 years, guitar about 8 years now, and handbells for 5 years. I been teaching my myself organ, percussion and french horn. My main instruments is trumpet. I start learning music off and on from at the age of 10. I started on piano and off I went from piano to trumpet. An along the way I pick up the guitar, voice, percussion, handbells and french horn. I love learning and teaching music to others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back and I love to teach students base on there level
of music. I well use any books they are using in school band. I well go ahead and buy a book I think they need base on the level of the student. I always try to find at what level the student is at and start from there.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Just their instruments and I can buy the books they need.

*** Specialties ***
I have publish a trumpet book for beginner trumpet players.
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Jennifer W. June 4, 2015
Piano · In home
My name is Monica, I have a 4 year old. Jennifer has been giving private piano lessons at my home. She is a wonderful teacher. She knows how to really work with kids. My daughter know where to put her hands and the name of the key's.
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Jennifer W.

Jennifer W.

Houston, TX 77034
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Bo W.

Pasadena, TX

About Bo

With over 40 years of professional playing on small and large stages I am able to offer my students a diverse range of educational resources.
I am still playing actively in bands in surrounding area.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am easy going and I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus & can have fun doing it.
I utilize various methods , which is determined by the students learning style & needs, so this can change as time goes on
(not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (& continue to do) extensive research into materials available for
Piano and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance & tools, and you practice, utilize & learn these tools, & off we go! The sky is the limit!!! :-D

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard with stand
Recording with Sonar X2, assorted mics.
I also can do demo recordings and one sheets for professionals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Travel up to 16 miles
Portable keyboard with stand and chair

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Country
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Reviews

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Jocelyn M. April 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I started classes March 2015 and can honestly say Bo is an excellent instructor. He is very patient especially with someone who had no experience. He has a diverse range of taste in music so if you don't want to pay classical he can teach you the blues, jazz, rock, etc. I would definitely recommend this instructor for anyone from no experience to experience.
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Tim T. April 19, 2015
Verified Student
Bo is very helpful and patient. He is well versed in a number of different styles, including classical, jazz, country, etc. He offers many useful tips and procedures based on his many years of experience. He adapts his teaching style to the needs of the student. I have made huge advancements in the 4 months that I have been taking lesson. I'm excited to see what the future holds. Highly recommended.
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Aaron H. March 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Bo was incredible. Hes patient, kind, funny, and teaches in a way you can really grab onto. He has really inspired me to be better at the piano than i would be able to be. (Im startling later in life at 33)

My lesson was only an hour but he stuck around much longer just talking, sharing music stories, and laughing with my family. He left my house leaving me inspired and motivated.

I cant imagine a better person to teach you or your child the piano.
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Bo W.

Bo W.

Pasadena, TX 77505
(8)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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