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Agnes H.

Toano, VA

About Agnes

-Current Adjunct Faculty at Tidewater Community College, Norfolk Campus
-Current Adjunct Piano Faculty at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
-Former Piano Faculty at Levine School of Music, Washington DC
-Former Music Theory and Piano Faculty at New School University, Mannes Pre-College Div, NYC
-Member of MTNA, VMTA
-served as an adjudicator for national piano guild audition (2007-Present)

*** Lesson Details ***
-Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level

-Choose well-balanced repertoire for classical players (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century pieces)
-Prepare stude
nts to participate for national guild audition and all the events by MTNA (depends on students' interest)

Style: From Classical to Broadway to Jazz to Hymns!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grandpiano

*** Specialties ***
-Specialized in teaching classical piano w/ traditional method.
But I've been also adding rearranged jazz, Hymns and popular pieces (depends on students' interest) as part of my students' repertoire.
-include music theory, ear training and sight reading as part of piano lesson
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Melvin April 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms Han was very personable any easy to work with. She explains the lesson concepts very well.
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Agnes H.

Agnes H.

Toano, VA 23168
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Christopher J.

Norfolk, VA

About Christopher

My name is Chris. I am a trumpet performer and student for the Marine Corps at the Naval School of Music. I extensively studied Jazz and Music Education at San Jose State University, and taught high school band before enlisting as a marine musician. My goal is to guarantee that all students understand music, their instrument, and how to develop the skills necessary to use it to create and enjoy music. I will encourage students through breathing, flexibility, articulation, scales, technique, as well as other musical concerns. I also focus heavily on ensuring all students are doing well in the
ir bands and music courses.

My professional and scholastic background includes 5 years of study at San Jose State University accepted with a musical excellence scholarship for Jazz Performance and Music Education; musical tours with the San Jose Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, award winning Latin bands, and the United States Marine Corps. I have studied with some of the most virtuosic trumpet players in the world including Adam Rapa (ITG Award Recipient), Mike Williams (Count Basie Big Band), and Jef Lewis (Grammy Award Recipient). I have studied pedagogy extensively with Dr. Diana Hollinger, a previous member of the board for the California Music Education Association.

Contact me by pressing the green button to the right and we can discuss in detail what you want from a music instructor and how I can accommodate your musical goals.
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Michael H. June 13, 2014
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Chris taught one lesson to my son, then he cancelled the following week's lesson and never returned numerous phone calls, emails, and text messages. He didn't respond, then the following week at our next scheduled instruction he called me 30 mins before the lesson asking if he could move the date.

Needless to say, it was very unprofessional of him, and we intended to end our relationship with him as my son's instructor.

The thing got worse when he proceeded to schedule my son for a weekly reoccurring lesson for the next year. I've had to manually cancel each lesson, at least until Jan 2015.

I would strongly warn you against signing up with Chris if you expect an instructor who is reliable and responsive to your communications. I'm sorry it didn't work out, but the other problem is that this was my son's first experience to music lessons, so it was a bad first experience.
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Bill C. May 27, 2014
Violin · Online
Verified Student
We're giving 3 out of 5 stars since that seems fair. With regards to the lessons themselves, Chris certainly met our expectations with our son's violin lessons. However, with regards to communications and scheduling, it could have been much better. More than once my son was waiting on Skype after receiving the "You have upcoming lessons" email from TakeLessons. Chris needs to learn how to cancel the lessons ahead of time. He rarely responded to emails (was trying to get him to stop showing our email openly to all his other students, really needs to learn how to use BCC). He never returned phone calls. Due to the canceled lessons, our TakeLesson pay date came prematurely, and since I waited until our son's paid lessons were completed before paying for new ones, we got dropped from the schedule and lost our time slot. Too many frustrations led to finding a new teacher.
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Jane D. January 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher, especially for kids!

My two boys -- ages 8 & 10 -- needed just the right teacher to begin learning the piano, and I'm so glad we started with Chris. He related to them right away, just sat down and started working with them and within seconds they were playing. He interwove fun with learning seamlessly. The boys looked forward to their lessons with him. Thank you, Chris!!
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Christopher J.

Christopher J.

Norfolk, VA 23513
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Simeon K.

Chesapeake, VA

About Simeon

Degrees held:
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - MM, PD
Oberlin College and Conservatory - BM

I teach private piano lessons, music theory classes, and accompanying. Students of all ages/levels are welcome. My teaching method primarily focuses on the process of learning music. Students are encouraged to make manageable goals for each lesson so that they can feel a sense of achievement throughout the entire learning process. The smaller goals keep the students motivated constantly enabling them to become a better musician. By focusing on the process of learning, students are learni
ng a set of skills that will enable them to learn pieces quicker and allow for a more rewarding end product. They also are able to apply these learning skills to many different areas of study, which enhances their personal growth.

***Studio Equipment**
Boston Baby Grand - Teaching Room A
Yamaha Upright - Teaching Room B
Janssen Upright - Classroom
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Gabriel March 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It was a lot of fun! I highly recommend Simeon!
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Nikolas K. February 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is best instructor ever.My son likes his teacher and enjoys every lesson.Simeon is high rank professional
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Cole F. February 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
1st lesson down and I'm excited to see where this can go. Simeon is very open to student input and tailoring lessons to individual goals.
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Simeon K.

Chesapeake, VA 23322
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$30 / 30-min
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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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Laura C.

Newport News, VA

About Laura

Hi, my name is Laura Collier and I am a pianist and composer. In 2013 I graduated from Christopher Newport University with my bachelor's degree in music. I just finished up my master's degree in music at George Mason University and am now living in Newport News. I have been taking piano lessons since I was six and have been composing almost just as long. I love teaching lessons and sharing my joy of music with kids.
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Ashton May 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Laura has such a positive attitude. This is so endearing to a child. She has inspired Ashton and i can see it will be a good summer!
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Patrick F. April 14, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent introduction to reading notes / correlation with piano keyboard. Looking forward to first week review / second lesson.
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Amanda & Allen A. March 29, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Laura has been working with my three daughters for the last month. They have taken lessons before but, she assessed them and met them at their varying skill levels. She is awesome! Great with my girls!!
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Laura C.

Laura C.

Newport News, VA 23602
(9)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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