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Kelly M.

Acworth, GA

About Kelly

Introduction

Hi, my name is Kelly Meholic. I have about 20 years playing experience and 12 years of experience teaching private flute lessons. I am very lucky to be able to share my passion for playing the flute with others for a living! It is so fun to hear how students grow with each lesson and to see them reach their goals whether it is gaining confidence in their playing, making All-State, or winning a competition. I have taught beginning to advanced private flute lessons to children and adults in person and online all across the country including Hawaii and even as far away as Ital
y. In 2009 I graduated from the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana with my Master's in Flute Performance. Prior to that I attended Florida State University and earned my Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance.

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Biography
I was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida and became interested in studying music at the age of 12. After weeks of gazing longingly through the window as my twin sister crossed the street to her French horn lessons, I was determined to play an instrument too. I asked my mom if I could take horn lessons, but my sister's teacher advised that I should play another instrument so there would be less competition between the two of us. She told me there was a fantastic flute teacher down the street though and so I began walking to my flute lessons. That flute teacher was Betsy Hudson-Traba, principal flutist of what is now the Sarasota Orchestra. Meeting her and starting flute lessons set my life down an incredible journey through music that would eventually take me halfway across the world.

With Betsy's instruction and encouragement, throughout high school I played principal flute in Sarasota’s youth orchestra program and was a winner of the Young Artist Competition. I attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp where I was exposed to many wonderful artists and teachers. With a lot of hard work, I was able to win first chair flute in the FMEA All-State multiple times.

With a solid foundation in flute playing, I went on to study with Eva Amsler at Florida State University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in flute performance. Her teaching gave me a greater understanding of tone development and movement and also pushed me to understand more about myself as a person. I had a lot of wonderful playing opportunities here and as an undergraduate was playing in the top orchestra. During my time at FSU I was a proud member of the “world renown” Marching CHIEFS, where I served as section leader to 50+ flutes! It was truly incredible having a weekly audience of 80,000 football fans cheering us on. One of my favorite and more unique ensembles I participated in was the Andean ensemble, Aconcagua. I played the zampona (panpipes) and the quena (Andean flute). I loved it because it gave me the chance to play flutes still, but in a different capacity that was much more free than the classical music setting I was accustomed to.

After undergrad, I decided to go abroad for graduate school earning my Master’s at a small conservatory in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland called the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. I studied under Italian flutists, Mario Ancillotti, Stefano Parrino, and Giovanni Crola. Through their help I was able to refine skills and demonstrate greater musicality in my playing. Performance was emphasized greatly in lessons and in our school curriculum. I also had many opportunities to pursue my love of travelling and work on my foreign language skills!

After heading home to the States I began my freelance career substituting in various orchestras in Florida including the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. I now live in Acworth, Georgia where I teach privately and play in the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra, as well as serve on the orchestra board. In addition to music, I love spending time with my family, friends, my husband, Vance, and our adorable kitties (Ron & Harry) and dog (Leia). I also enjoy reading, hiking, baking, organizing, and cleaning!

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in flute and piccolo solo, orchestral, band, and chamber ensemble playing and also audition prep.
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Loretta L. December 29, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Kelly has been an excellent instructor! She is always flexible with us. My daughter really enjoys her flute lessons each week and is learning so much!
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Jessica L. October 22, 2016
Flute · Online
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A'shya R. September 15, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
excellent and talented teacher
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Kelly M.

Acworth, GA 30102
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Nicholas H.

Smyrna, GA

About Nicholas

Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for the past seven years for students of all ages, beginner to pre-college level.

Throughout Nicholas’s career, he has been an active member of Honors Orchestras, Youth Symphonies, Chamber ensembles, Opera Symphonies, and his university’s symphony. His music consists of mostly a classical nature with some contemporary and popular music ensembles.

Nicholas trained for three years in college under the renowned cellist Martha Gerschefski, whose accomplishments are to
o many to list. He also trained under Christopher Rex, the principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Nicholas now holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at Georgia State University.
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Vivian C. January 24, 2017
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Nicholas is a great violin teacher. My son likes his teaching very much. Nicholas is very knowledge for the music he is teaching, and he provides great practice notes for every class. The practice notes is very helpful for my son.
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Raymond Y. November 8, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Just had one leason. Very good experience.
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Ashley June 1, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
FANTASTIC!!!
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Nicholas H.

Smyrna, GA 30080
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$25 / 30-min
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Carolyn M.

Cartersville, GA

About Carolyn

Sharing my love of music and teaching others is my passion. I began teaching piano and harp lessons when I was in high school. After earning two degrees in music performance at the University of Arizona, I continued my love of teaching by working as the Artistic Director of the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble for 7 years. There I taught harp lessons to hundreds of students, and tried to make music fun and accessible to everyone regardless of their background. I believe that students learn best when the teacher is able to balance hard work and discipline with joy, humor, and a caring relationship wit
h each student.
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Gail A. February 15, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Carolyn is a delight with each and every lesson! Her patience, knowledge, experience and guidance is building my confidence and giving me a feeling of accomplishment! She is an answered prayer!
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Carolyn M.

Cartersville, GA 30121
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Tim W.

Cartersville, GA

About Tim

My name is Tim Warren. I am working on my Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Shorter University. My primary instrument is the euphonium, but I have had the opportunity to study the workings of each brass instrument. I started playing trumpet in middle school and did so through my freshman year of college. During the first semester of my sophomore year, I switched instruments to euphonium. Although I am a teacher, I am still constantly learning. I continue to take privately under Mr. Anthony Avitollo. I have passed multiple performance evaluations, students recital performances, and
a junior qualifying exam. I am preparing to perform my senior recital on March 31, 2017.
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JJ January 2, 2017
Trumpet · In studio
Tim meets my 7th grader at the middle school and gives him lessons in the band room after school. My son switched from Clarinet to Trumpet at the beginning of the school year and we new we would have to do some hard work for him to catch up to his peers. Tim is GREAT at diagnosing students' problems with breathing, tone, or whatever it might be and helping to find a solution.

My son LOVES playing the trumpet and a lot of it is due to Tim. He is affordable and he is very professional for a college student. I would recommend him.
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Natalie January 2, 2017
Euphonium · In studio
He taught me the ropes of the baritone and he encouraged me to practice each night. Collin. Tim pushes Collin to reach his potential. He is also very knowledgeable on many instruments. His flexibility in scheduling sessions is also very helpful for our busy family. Natalie Pettegrew
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Tim W.

Cartersville, GA 30120
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Cindy R.

Acworth, GA

About Cindy

Hi, there! My name is Cindy and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2005 and have loved helping my students in the recording studio, landing awesome touring gigs and, MOST importantly, being the best singers and artists they can be. I truly believe everyone has their own unique and beautiful sound and I love helping my students to find their true voice and sing to the best of their abilities!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kurzweil Keyboard
Microphones and Music Stands
Mixing Board
Cables and Amps for your use if you would like to bring your own instrument
Ipod
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Paula January 28, 2017
Singing · In home
I have been working with Cindy for a few weeks now and she has been such a blessing to me. She is patient, honest and makes learning new things lots of fun. She is helping me to build my confidence and showing me how to step out of my comfort zone by exploring a range I had no idea that I even had. She is an amazing person and an astute instructor. I am looking forward to continous growth with her. Thank you Cindy...You are the BEST!!
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Cindy R.

Cindy R.

Acworth, GA 30101
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