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Grace P.

Duluth, GA

About Grace

I am a Recording Artist who has worked on numerous projects including 2 of my own albums. I've been singing since 1986, graduated from Biola University, CA with a BACE degree (Education) then went on to Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA attending their vocal program and I graduated with vocational Honor.

I've been teaching since 1997, doing both private and group lessons.
I am very good with explaining and working with you to find your voice - how to use them correctly and comfortably.

I also have been involved in Church music - Worship and Praise.

My passion is to teach peopl
e how to sing so that they can be happier! :-)

I am bilingual (Korean), and have a 9 year old daughter.

My studio is located on Summit Ridge Dr. in Duluth, GA.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like having fun. I believe learning to sing should be a fun thing to do - never a stress.
I come to your level to explain things in the way you understand.
I am a laid back teacher but time to time I make sure your money and my time does not go waste. ;-)

After taking lessons with me, you will be learning:

Proper Breathing
Pronunciation
Position of the sound
Song interpretation
Articulation
Putting feelings into the song
Speak your heart
Dynamics
Stage Presence

I let you choose a song (any style) and let you sing first then start making corrections one by one until you understand the format and method of "singing"

*** Studio Equipment ***
QSC Amp
Yamaha Speakers
4 channel Mixer
Karaoke Machine
Shure Beta 87 Dynamic-Condenser microphone

*** Specialties ***
Pop, R&B, Rock, Funk, Jazz & CCM
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Gisela Joyce November 17, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Grace has been a blessing, she makes you feel so at ease and takes her time to explain things throughly. I would recommend her with no second thought.
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Jennifer M. June 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I think she is a very capable instructor. Knows how to deal with 10 year old. Pushes her to excel!
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Minseung K. June 7, 2013
Singing
Great teacher.

Easy to learn even if you're a beginner.
You learn to have fun performing.
Teacher has great examples that help you understand fast.
She uses time efficiently.
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Grace P.

Grace P.

Duluth, GA 30097
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Jessa D.

Cumming, GA

About Jessa

Ms. Jessa has been teaching private lessons since 2005 and is currently available to teach lessons at her in-home studio to a growing number of students. Ms. Jessa has helped students master difficult repertoire, compose original pieces, refine advanced technique, and build the confidence to perform publicly.

Ms. Jessa received her training through a personal mentorship by the foremost piano teacher in Vermont, USA. A natural talent, Ms. Jessa is continuing her education through private lessons at a very advanced level, regular performances, and composing original as well as arranged piece
s. She combines her musical training with her expertise in early childhood education and development to create a unique experience for parent and child. A child centered practice; Ms. Jessa’s teaching style is individual, fun, and developmentally appropriate.

Currently Ms. Jessa is actively improving her business in specific ways:

• Expanding the studio library & organizing it efficiently
• Integrating a fun music history program to complement lessons
• Developing more effective ways to strengthen hand and finger dexterity
• Launching a website with more information
• And more!

Click the green button now to book your first of many lessons to come with Ms. Jessa!

*** Lesson Details ***

Students are required to practice diligently and Ms. Jessa encourages students to track their practice in age appropriate ways. With incentives for practice there is constant motivation from day one to succeed.

Parents are welcome to sit in on lessons but Ms. Jessa asks that you be sensitive to the difference in your child’s behavior in and out of your presence. Children will often be more at ease without the watching, but caring, eye of a parent. However, parents are not discouraged from attending with their child.

Recital participation is mandatory as it is an important factor in your child’s education. Please be supportive of your child’s pending performance even if they are timid; if there are concerns please bring them up with Ms. Jessa.

Students with special needs are assessed on a case by case basis.

*** Specialties ***

Classical, Jazz, New Age, Composition
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Vaibhav K. January 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Jessa is very patient, talented and organized.
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Susan S. August 10, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jessa is nice, motivating and organized.
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Natascha V. April 6, 2013
Piano
Great Teacher!!

My 10 year old Son, has been taking lessons from Jessa for about 6 weeks now - he has learnt in leaps and bounds from Jessa. She is very patient, kind and very precise in explaining to my son, she is very clear and has a great way with children. I have appreciated her professionalism, and especially helping him believe in himself and build his self confidence. This has been a very positive experience in many ways. I highly recommend Jessa as a piano teacher - we love her!!!
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Jessa D.

Jessa D.

Cumming, GA 30040
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Casey H.

Duluth, GA

About Casey

While still in high school, three of my songs were featured on National Public Radio and I was able to play at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. I next went to school at App State and then graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Music and headlined the graduation concert! My grad school was moving around Atlanta, Savannah, Athens, Nashville, New York and Chicago as a hired guitarist, and teaching in music stores. I played in a wide range of styles and roles (engineer, promoter, musical director, band leader etc) and around 300 gigs!

I took a break last year to finish 2 books I had bounci
ng around in my head and hard drive and self published them last year! The books compliment lessons so our time is spent showing you how to play and playing together, not you looking at me, while I draw a chord. The books have tab with rhythm, chord/scale diagrams and a written description of each topic like an encyclopedia. They also show you how music fits together and give you a solid foundation to build on and music ideas you can use.

As a performer in Savannah, Georgia, my band received the "Best Blues Band" award from Connect Magazine in 2007. I'm currently endorsing Curt Mangan Strings and Gadow Guitars because they're awesome!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is all about building on what you already know and pointing out what you're doing right. I'm a very laid back person and love to hear and learn new music so I try to incorporate the music you want to learn as much as possible. Above all else I try to teach you how to practice so that you get the most out of your guitar when you're not in your lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording studio, amps, music stand chairs...has a dog.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Travel amp, acoustic or electric, cables.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching theory, technique, performance and improvisation through song so you don't feel like you're working. I am fluent in and have performed these styles on stage: rock, jazz, blues, pop, metal, show tunes, surf, funk, jam, and R&B. I like it all! I teach you to have a solid foundation and how to get songs performance ready. I also try to encourage you to write your own music and can show you some ways to be more creative and get more mileage out of some of the things you already know.
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Grace January 7, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Thanks Casey! That was a great start !
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Rishabh September 23, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his lesson!
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Casey H.

Casey H.

Duluth, GA 30096
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ginger T.

Lilburn, GA

About Ginger

I have been teaching music to young people since 1987. I began as an elementary music specialist and taught in public schools for thirteen years. After starting my family, I began to teach part time as a Preschool music and movement teacher and private piano instructor. I now have fifteen years experience in this field. In the fall of 2013, I added a group keyboard class to my schedule for young beginners. My experience in the music classroom and the piano studio continues to inform my teaching and approach to working with music students of all ages. Students respond positively to the exci
tement and beauty of making music.

During every piano lesson I aim to help the student play musically and beautifully. We listen to different styles of music and use expressive technique to recreate that style.

My piano studies began in the first-grade. I studied the piano through high school and entered college as a music major with piano as my principal instrument. I chose the flute when middle school band was offered and continued to play through high school and college. My degree course was classroom/choral music which lead me to be a University Singer at Ole Miss during my four years there. It's fair to say that music has contributed greatly to make me the person I am .

I lived in Yokkaichi Japan after graduation from college where I taught conversational English and served as a Christian missionary. When I returned to the Atlanta area, I began my music education career. My music library has grown to include books, cds and music in American Folk music, multi-cultural folk music, classical and jazz music. I've also had the privilege of gaining many hours of professional training in Orff Schulwerk , Kodaly, Choral education and working with young children .

My mission is to bring music to life in my lessons and my students' lives!

*** Lesson Details ***
I think my best teaching characteristic is encouragement. When you're learning something new, you need time to get it right. I use Alfred's Premier Performance series because it includes duets for the teacher and student to play together. This is a fun way to play rhythmically and have ensemble sound while getting started. Alfred also introduces multiple styles of music, simple folk songs to more complicated boogie and dance rhythms as well as classical selections. My students prepare music for the winter holidays and a spring recital. I introduce scales for students who are ready by the second and third year and supplement course books with popular and classical pieces.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Petrof studio upright piano, drums, CD's, library of supplemental piano music.

*** Specialties ***
Traditional method series instruction for young students through adult. I recently added the Musikgarten "Making Music at the Keyboard" curriculum to my method choices. The Musikgarten approach focuses on aural training, leading students to internalize the music they learn before playing it at the keyboard. It emphasizes hearing, singing and playing the rhythmic and melodic patterns before reading them. Like learning to read words, this approach starts with "speaking" the language of music followed by reading and writing it.
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Andrew S. November 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ginger is an awesome piano teacher. My children have adapted well and she is very creative and flexible with their learning style. I look forward to what the future will hold :-)

~Shannon
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Ryan T. September 19, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is a great teacher, very recommendable.
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Sammy P. August 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Ginger Tankersley has been a great teacher for my son Sammy for the last year. she is laid back and positive and I feel that Sam has learned quickly under her tutelage. We are continuing lessons this year. Sam had a successful recital in May and sounded to me that he had been playing more than a year. Couldn't ask for a better teachdr for my boy.
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Ginger T.

Ginger T.

Lilburn, GA 30047
(12)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Caleb H.

Norcross, GA

About Caleb

A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Caleb began playing piano at the age of 5. Throughout his childhood he took private lessons in piano and voice. Caleb has a Bachelor of Music degree from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC and a Master of Music degree from USC, where he studied under pianists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers. Caleb's work with students of all ages spans far beyond teaching, having worked for two summers as a staff collaborative pianist at Interlochen Center for the Arts in northern Michigan and playing for numerous masses and concerts. While he enjoys the opportunity t
o perform, Caleb's primary pursuit is teaching, using his professional experience to educate students by exploring the beauty of music. He teaches students their favorite songs as well as fundamentals and techniques required to achieve their personal goals.
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Jo Ann September 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Caleb comes highly recommended from the Hannibal Family. My daughters (Sydney and Reagan) took over 2 years of piano lesson under the guidance and supervision of Caleb, through the USC School of Music, and found him to be an excellent choice for them. Not only is Caleb very knowledgeable and devoted to teaching in the area of music, he's also a great motivator and excellent with children because of his patience and passion for the arts.
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ramkumar September 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Caleb was a great instructor. My son Tarun started taking Piano lessons when he was 7. Caleb was very patient with my son who can be very difficult to teach. Tarun has had another teacher since then but he still talks about Caleb. I would not hesitate a second if I had to pick Caleb as our Piano instructor if had a chance.
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Christian September 9, 2015
Before moving to Georgia, Caleb served as the director of music at our church in South Carolina. He not only showed great sensitivity and versatility as a musician and arranger; he also proved to be a man of character, kindness, and humility. It was a joy to serve with him, and those who have the opportunity to study under him won't regret it.
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Caleb H.

Caleb H.

Norcross, GA 30093
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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