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Brian L. Westland, MI

About Brian

Having studied Jazz at Wayne State University, I previously earned both an Associate of Arts degree, and a Music Foundations Certificate from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. I have years of experience as a professional music instructor, working with both children and adults of all ages. I am also an A+ Certified IT Technician with experience as a technical trainer. *** Lesson Details *** My method is simple to understand, and will take you step by step through everything you need to know. I stress strong fundamentals while keeping things fun and interesting. Lessons are relaxed, yet focused. *** Studio Equipment *** Instruments - Amps - Computer Hardware/Software *** Specialties *** Music: Jazz, Classical, Rock Technology: CompTIA A+, Microsoft Word, Microsoft ...

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Dan S. April 1, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
very knowledgable and teaches from the ground up
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Wayne B. December 29, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great instructor - patient and professional

Brian has been my daughters instructor for about 7 months now - she looks forward to her lessons and is making great progress. Brian is a patient instructor who keeps the material at the students level. His studio is clean and very professional.
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oludolapoa March 20, 2012
he is a very patient and good teacher and always make sure you understand every little details of the lesson.
Elaina R. Ann Arbor, MI

About Elaina

Whether you like Mozart or Carrie Underwood, good singing is good singing. The fundamentals I teach support healthy, sustainable vocal production that you can use in choir AND at karaoke night. I am currently working on a Master of Music at the University of Michigan, and I have a B.M. from the University of Southern California. Although my focus is on operatic and classical singing, I have sung musical theater, jazz, and pop as well - I was in an A Capella group in college and have sung with a few local oldies and jazz bands. So whether you are considering a career in music or just want to brush up your shower singing, give me a call! To find out more about me, check out my post for the TakeLessons.com blog: http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-sing-jazz *** Lesson Details *** ...

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Sinan G. March 31, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I could repeat what the others have said, but there's no need. Others did a pretty good job explaining why. ^^
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Keith F. December 2, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Elaina is a great teacher! She has a very strong understanding of proper singing and is capable of tailoring that knowledge to meet individual needs. I highly recommend her!
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Yumeng L. October 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great voice instructor for adult beginner. Elaina is careful and creative, and in a professional way.
Monique Y. Canton, MI

About Monique

Soprano Monique Michelle’s voice has been described as rich, powerful, moving with an expressive face that pulls the listener in with her intense focus and captivating eyes. Most recently Monique was featured in Arias in Motion, as an emerging artist in OperaWorks intensive summer program in Los Angeles, CA. Monique performed the role of “Serena” in Bowling Green State University’s Festival Concert Series presentation of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Her heart wrenching performance of “My Mans Gone now” was one of the highlights of the night. Monique was also featured as an ensemble member in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, and in Donizetti’s E’lisir d’amore also at BGSU. In 2011 Monique received a second place prize for the NATS regional competition in the advanced men and women’s ...

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Ileana V. May 9, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Monique is a great teacher

Monique is a great teacher. My daughter enjoy taking lessons with her. She teaches vocal techniques but also works to built confidence in young performers. I highly recommend Monique.
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HeatherC February 8, 2012
Monique is very age appropriate, she helped with my 5 year old and has a ton of experience and variety of techniques to help get the best sound. She's great!
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SteveP1 November 28, 2011
Super fun singing instructor!

Monique has been very helpful the past few weeks! I feel as though I have made great progress in a short amount of time and she has made singing lessons fun. I would recommend her to anyone looking to enjoy learning proper singing techniques!
Benjamin M. Ypsilanti, MI

About Benjamin

Hello Future STUDENTS! This year I moved from NYC to Ypsilanti. I lived there for over 10 years and learned a great deal in Networking, Performance and Teaching. Because I have had to let go of my 25+ students from the East Coast, I am now eager to build a new base of fresh Music Students. Since I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, I am happy to be back and ready to go :) Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I teach at my own home, commute to yours or through the use of Skype. Your choice. As a Father of four, I have had the joy in teaching my children Guitar, Saxophone, Songwriting, Composition and Keyboard. As a parent I have found that Patience and Encouragement ...

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Alan D. January 5, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben is a wonderful teacher. Ben is patient while I learn new techniques. I learn new techniques every session which is important to me to keep on learning and keep on improving. Ben and I play together in review of what I have learned which is fun and it teaches me about music timing, rhythm and more. I have brought some songs to Ben and we review and play. I feel thus far I have made great strides as a guitarist and hope to make more.
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David M. August 14, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben is an excellent teacher who is willing to adapt to the specific needs and interests of the student. I have been very happy so far and look forward to continue working with him.
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Hamid R. July 25, 2014
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Benjamin is a dynamic teacher who recognizes his students strength and weakness and provides specific instruction for improvement. Great job Ben.
Marie K. Ypsilanti, MI

About Marie

Music can be found in every part of the world in every culture and there is nothing better than to be able to make your own music. I am a dramatic soprano and possess my master's degree in vocal performance and am still active as an opera singer around the country. I have a real passion for music and enjoy opening the doors for you to have the same enjoyment; and if we hit a road block there are always windows that can be opened! I have taken music lessons since I was five, so I am familiar with the trials and tribulations faced at all levels by music students and I have the patience and ability to work with you to achieve your musical goals. I have worked as a private teacher for several years with students as young as five and as old as mid-eighties and believe all that is required

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Susan S. July 31, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My lessons with Marie are perfect for me. She is a very positive person which adds to my excitement of learning. Marie also understands that each person has areas of music that are easier to grasp than others areas and provides me with worksheets for my difficult areas; very helpful. Marie is also able to recognize how much I can do in a week (how many pages in the lesson and technique books) so I don't feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed.

I look forward to many more lessons with Marie and give her a 5 star rating. BTW, she comes to my house, which I appreciate, which allows me to play on my own piano for lessons.
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Candace D. June 2, 2014
Singing · In studio
Marie is a student of mine and has been for the last 4 years. She has a vast knowledge of music and how to sing properly and has the ability to bring out the best in her students. I highly recommend her.
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Roy H. April 28, 2014
Piano
Marie is patient and fun

Marie is my wife. However, she has also helped me learn piano. I am not good, however, she is patient with me. Let's face it, if she can teach me, she can teach anyone!

Marie is very talented (all husbandly love aside). She sings like an angel even when she would say she is doing terribly.

She enjoys teaching and goes the extra mile, often spending hours a week after lessons making sure her students have the warmups needed, music examples, and anything else you can think of to help them.

And, like I said, if my wife can teach her husband piano with a smile on her face, she can have patience working with anyone.
Kelly C. Whitmore Lake, MI

About Kelly

Greetings! My name is Kelly and I have been teaching voice and piano since 1991. My training in voice/singing/performance/Voice Movement Therapy has been extensive and multi-faceted as has my own performance experience. This has enabled me to successfully guide/mentor students who are not only singers of classical, musical theater, pop, folk, and jazz, but also people who use their speaking voices to teach, present and act. My teaching approach is more holistic in that it not only addresses the technical and physical influences that affect the singing/speaking process, but also the emotional and psychological influences. I work with ANYONE who wishes to vocally express themselves more freely and authentically, including those who consider themselves to be tone-deaf. While ...

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Ken K. January 11, 2015
I have taken two classes with Kelly through Ann Arbor Rec&Ed and both were great experiences. Kelly is a patient, kind, and fun teacher. She did an excellent job going over the fundamentals, and I learned a great deal in both of her classes. I especially appreciated the helpful feedback she gave me--it definitely made me more aware of those areas I need to work on. I would highly recommend her.
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mary S. November 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
Kelly is a very supportive, knowledgeable, fun and gentle singing coach/teacher. She has many talents and a diverse background which allows her to work with students in a very comprehensive and holistic way. I have worked with other singing teachers and Kelly's working knowledge of the physical body far exceeds my previous teachers. I really enjoy taking lessons with Kelly.
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Tracy B. November 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
In my two year of working with Kelly I've gone from fragile, terrified whisper-singing to singing alone with clear tone and pitch, a Capella, at an open mic. I still have barriers, but with Kelly's encouragement and advice I've learned to recognize their cause, and I've also knocked many down---I have a set of tools to draw on when my nerves start taking over, and I owe this to working with Kelly and her holistic approach to voice training. Kelly is patient with all levels of ability and purpose, and can deal with multiple aspects of training, from emotional barriers to technical challenges.

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