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About Julie L.

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Hermitage, TN

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About Julie
I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (5 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise in teaching Vocal and Piano music, my knowledge of Music Theory, and my encouraging teaching style. I have been involved in making music since I was a young child, and I have been teaching private students since I was a Music major at the University of Florida in 1982 when a fellow college student asked me to teach her voice lessons. I have a Music Education degree from the University of Florida; my major instrument was Voice, my minor was Piano. I taught as a public school music educator in Florida, California, and Tennessee between the years
of 1983 to 1997. I taught private students after school in my classroom while I was a public school teacher, and from my home since 1997. My post-graduate continuing professional education includes Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University, Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1 (vocal teaching techniques, do-re-mi, ear training), Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification, Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Piano Lab certification. My professionalism and expertise are at your service. I will work together with you to insure an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
A typical lesson in my studio would begin with a brief question/answer time with the student to learn how their week has gone, and how their music practice is progressing.

For PIANO LESSONS we begin with Technique including scales and dexterity exercises, then we play from the Lesson book and a Recital selection. I typically let the student play through the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to play the piece again. After that we go over the Theory assignments, and do Ear Training exercises. I am comfortable teaching from a variety of different methods courses. The methods course is chosen according to the student's interest. I never require a piano student to continue using books that are not inspiring. There so many methods courses available, that a student may always be able to have methods books they LOVE.

In my SINGING LESSONS we also begin with a recap of the student's week. Then we continue with Warm Up exercises to prepare the student's voice for the lesson. Then we study Sight Singing and Solfege Singing (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) to increase the student's listening skills. After that the student sings their selections. Like I do in Piano lessons, I listen to the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to sing the piece again. I am comfortable teaching many styles of vocal music including classical, Broadway, pop, rock, and Christian.

For MUSIC THEORY lessons, the study material is chosen according to the student's interest and age. Topics include notation, chord structure, chord progression, melodic structure, and harmony. I also incorporate Music Listening in the Music Theory lesson in order to learn from the masters in many styles of music. My Music Theory students will also have the opportunity to develop composition and songwriting skills if they desire.

My teaching style is structured and friendly, keeping the student's goals and interests at the forefront. I enjoy motivating students to reach their highest potential.
After 3 to 6 months in my studio my students will see improvement in their musical technique, ear training, music reading, notation, and knowledge. They will be preparing recital pieces for an upcoming performance. I provide three Studio Class performances (February, June, October) and one recital opportunity (December) a year. Most importantly, the student's love and appreciation of music will be growing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
PIANO lessons in Living Room: piano near front entryway, couch, loveseat, over-sized chair, dining room table, open space, end table with chair, parents may sit in on lesson.

SINGING lessons in Recording Studio: keyboard, recording equipment, desk, 2 chairs, music stand, microphone, private room. Parents may wait in adjacent rec room or sit in on lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson books, the students should provide their instrument.

I do have a mobile keyboard to bring for SINGING lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1

Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification

Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Lab certified instructor
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Jenelle B. June 11, 2019
· Elementary Math · Online
Julie was very Kind and helped me A lot on my Place Values. She's very enthusiastic and I enjoyed talking with her, She was really Helpful when I was getting confused. And was very motivating.
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Jenelle B. June 4, 2019
· Elementary Math · Online
She was very enthusiastic with me, i Loved working with her.
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Valorie W. May 10, 2019
· Piano · In studio
My first lesson with Julie was great. I found her very easy to work with. She brings extra to the lessons.
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Julie L.

Hermitage, TN 37076
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About Margo L.

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Chicago, IL

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About Margo
Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Are you ready for something different? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME!

I know what it's like to be frustrated with boring exercises and processes that seem to take a lot of time but yield no results. That's why I decided to teach DIFFERENTLY!

I've invested a lot of time, energy, emotion and $$$ on big-name schools and "experts", only to be disappointed with what I was taught because a lot of the information or techniques they employed simply didn't apply to me or my goals.

Since 1997, I have perfected the K.I.S.S. methodology to improve sales, stage performance, professional advancement and overall quality of life. My effectiveness and willingness to guarantee my work sets me worlds apart from every other professional in my field. Furthermore,
I have been named "Top Producer" in EVERY sales and management position held and have won first place in every singing and speech competition EVER entered since 1991. However, with my accolades, I am humble, easy-going and take a light-hearted and humorous approach to my coaching sessions.

At an early age, I was taught the importance of working "smart" and not "hard." Efficiency and effectiveness were the order of every day.
As the daughter of a Master Herbalist/musician (mother) and bodybuilder/ musician/ policeman (father), wellness, discipline and the stage have always been the way of life.

As a child, I was fascinated by my mother's stories of performing with members of Earth, Wind and Fire and other famous musicians and marveled at my father's accounts of being a friend and colleague of Sergio "The Myth" Oliva (3x Mr. Olympia). These experiences piqued a strong interest in stage performance and resulted in years of training in fine arts, fitness and linguistics. I was constantly reminded that the best performers in any field are "complete packages", meaning that they are well-rounded and adept in multiple facets of their chosen field.

To become a complete package, I studied classical piano and vocal performance at Sherwood Conservatory of Music and VanderCook College of Music; martial arts (Hapkido) at Hyun's; Fashion Design and Merchandise Management at International Academy of Design & Technology; herbal medicine at The School of Natural Healing; acting and musical improvisation at ETA Theatre and The Second City; flag, rifle and sabre twirling with South Shore Drill Team and runway/print modeling at Barbizon and The Fashion Connection. I have also studied tap, liturgical, ballet, modern, salsa, ballroom and street dance; speech therapy; actively study psychology, anatomy and nutrition and am a NESTA-certified wellness coach.

*** Specialties ***
Pitch Correction
Whistle Register Development
Vocal Physiology
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Accent Reduction
Repertoire Selection
Concert and Competition Preparation
Public Speaking
Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument
Overcoming Speech Impediments
Stage Movement
Studio Recording Techniques
Songwriting
Image Development
Vocal Range Enhancement
Post-surgical re-immersion
Students with autism, down syndrome and speech impediments

Group classes are also available.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is tailor-made to suit the student's individual needs. Custom action plan will be given to each student on a case-by-case basis. No instruments are used in my lessons, as I train the voice to be a standalone instrument. However, if you would like to accompany yourself with a guitar, piano or percussion instrument, you are very welcome to do so.

*Please note that 15-minute sessions are ONLY available online. In-person sessions must be a minimum of 30 minutes. 31 and 61-minute sessions are for whistle register training only.

Online Disclaimer:
When choosing online lessons, please make sure that your system is functioning properly, that you know how to use the platform, that you have a good internet connection and that you are logged in on time, as no concessions will be made for time used due to technical difficulties.

Timing Disclaimer:
Our time together is very valuable. If you are not on time for your session, the missed portion will not be made up at the end of the session. If I am not on time, I will make up the missed portion at the end of the session or alternate agreed-upon time. No exceptions or make-up sessions will be made for illness, weather, transportation issues (including car trouble), or any other short-notice reason. Rescheduled lessons must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance and must be made up within the calendar week of the original lesson. If it is not made up within that week, it will still count as a paid session and cannot be made up at a later time.
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Tina S. February 18, 2019
· Singing · In home
Margo is so talented, she is knowledgeable in techniques and has a special ability to know exactly
how to taylor your needs.
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Monica G. December 30, 2018
· Speaking Voice · Online
Very helpful and encouraging.
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Aleya December 14, 2018
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Margo was amazing! I went to Margo to improve my speech and speaking voice. Within a few minutes of talking to me, Margo diagnosed my problem and gave me execercises to do. I saw improvements in my speech after the first session! Her fun personality made the sessions enjoyable and I walked away with helpful excercises.
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Margo L.

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About Viktoriia B.

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Franklin, TN
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About Viktoriia
I am from Ukraine, but last couple of years I live in USA. My teaching experience is 3 years, but since Russian is my native language, I like teaching others. Most of my students are people who want to learn Russian language in order to travel and meet new friends. Teaching is my hobby. I like to help people achieve their goals. I am friendly and communicative person, I love reading and dancing. I invite you to book class with me and I will do by bests for you to enjoy it.
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Mike April 17, 2018
· Russian · In home
Thank you Victoria for such an amazing lessons in Russian language. Russian language is hard but thanks to your teaching it makes it more easy. I want to continue learning and thanks alot.
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Isabel April 17, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Viktoriia is such a great teacher, she has such a great energy and is always happy to help and answer any questions you have for her. I really recommend taking one of her classes!
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DustinP April 17, 2018
· Russian · In home
I really enjoy my lessons with Viktoriia l, she is very patient with me and always has a smile on her face! She is simply the best! :)
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Viktoriia B.

Franklin, TN 37067
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About Zelda S.

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Nashville, TN

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About Zelda
Zelda has been teaching private lessons for over 11 years and is currently available to teach weekly lessons at her home studio in Nashville, TN or online.

She provides a dynamic, student-structured training curriculum for voice, speech, singing, ear training, performing, ukulele, bass and songwriting, and shares her passion for creativity and lifelong learning.

Her lessons are refreshingly different - centering on the individual student and their unique needs and has helped many students improve their abilities for live performance, communications, showcases, auditions for all kinds of shows, competitions, joining and playing in a band, creating a dynamic set list, recording and a lot more.

She's worked with singers of all kinds including soloists, lead singers, karaoke singers, duos, choirs, singer songwriters as well as son
gwriters who don't call themselves singers.

Zelda S. is a performing singer songwriter, music and performance coach, author and creator of the highly effective voice warm up program 'Zelda's Voice Warm Ups' for anyone who uses their voice - teachers, coaches, actors, singers and is available on itunes for purchase to use anytime for keeping your voice in peak condition.

As an award winning songwriter Zelda and has been a performing musician for over 35 years and has enjoyed a well-rounded music career including live performing, studio performing and directing and music education. She works in recording studios with professional singers and musicians across all the pop music genres and her award winning works continue to be broadcast in television worldwide. An expert in her field, Zelda looks forward to helping new students enjoy their musical journey and prepare for the many opportunities that come.

Her students range in age and include children, tweens, teens, adults of all ages and a wide range of skill levels. She works with singers, musicians, songwriters and producers across many genres and styles.

Some of the musical styles she regularly teaches include: Pop, Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Gospel, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classical. Broadway and theater.

Students love Zelda's fun, encouraging and systemized lesson format and enjoy reaching learning milestones and achieving their goals.

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Zelda S. is a professional singer, songwriter and coach with mission - to change the way people think about creative talent. She knows first-hand that when students get into the right headspace they can make amazing breakthroughs with their music, their careers and themselves in all areas of their life.

Zelda believes it’s not just about talent you're born with - but rather passion to master easy-to-learn skills to advance to the next level.

She’s right at home with people at any level from raw beginners to shy singers to high level professionals. Her encouraging style helps singers, musicians and songwriters develop their unique voice for any situation - live, recording, auditions and any type of event.

If this resonates with you - then you’ll love lessons with Zelda S.
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Taly H. July 13, 2019
· Accent Reduction · In studio
I have really enjoyed Zelda’s class!! She is brilliant on what she does.
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Wesley April 16, 2019
· Singing · In home
Zelda is a fantastic singing teacher. I felt a good vibe when I read her bio. I started out doing a half hour lessons and changed it to hour long lessons on the first lesson. She has helped me advance in my skills. She makes it relaxing, right off the bat, when you walk in and she offer's you tea. She is very patient and helpful. I've taken five lessons and signed up for five more.
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Jennifer January 29, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
I had always wanted to see if I had any vocal talent whatsoever. I met with Zelda and she was patient and took me through the steps to check my range and abilities. I was very nervous as I had never sang in front of anyone before and she made me feel confident and comfortable as I stepped out of my comfort zone for the first time.
I will definitely go back to continue my work with her in the future when the timing is right! Thank you so much Zelda!!!
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Zelda S.

Nashville, TN 37216
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About winston C.

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San Jose, CA
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About Robert M.

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McAllen, TX

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My name is Robert M. I have a Spanish Teaching Degree from The Netherlands and I started teaching since 1973. I also have an Associate Degree in Applied Arts in Advertising Design from the Art Institute of Houston. I combine art with any language to teach children up to 2nd grade to make it fun. For any other student, I use my innovative method without books, some sites in the net and we immediately start speaking the language the student wants to learn. But I still have the best books on demand if needed. I customize my lessons to the needs of my students and I am available 24/7 for any questions to make it as easy as possible for my students, no matter their age. I make learning fun and interesting for all my students because I love what I am doing!
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Cole DeBerry & Andres E. July 9, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Robert was very well prepared. He has his hands full but is the consummate professional
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Kevin April 1, 2019
· Spanish · Online
I have been taking lessons from Robert for about 6 months and it has been a great experience. Robert takes a very individualized approach and works incredibly hard both during and between lessons to make the lessons relevant to where I am both in terms of the level of content and making the topics covered interesting. It is also obvious that Robert is - at the end of it all - a really good person who is enjoyable to spend time with while learning about both language and culture.
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Jose March 20, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Great teacher. Makes learning a language fun and easy . Would highly recommend
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Robert M.

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About Viktoriia L.

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Franklin, TN

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About Viktoriia
I am a college student, Russian & Ukrainian are my native languages. I will show my students easier ways to learn these interesting languages.

For a student without any experience we will start with the alphabet, followed by simple words and phrases. We will continue at a pace that the student is comfortable with. For an advanced learner we will figure out your level of knowledge and then jump into new useful material.
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John July 3, 2019
· Russian · In home
Excellent instructor. She knows her subject thoroughly and is patient helping me pronounce words correctly. Also, she came prepared for our first session and had a game plan for presenting information. I think she'll be a big help to me.
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Brian May 12, 2019
· Russian · In studio
I’ve been using Victoria for a year now and I’ve learned a lot. She’s very professional and speaks very good English as well.
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Viktoriia L.

Franklin, TN 37067
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$25 / 45-min

About Barbara T.

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Nashville, TN

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About Barbara
Hello!!

I was born deaf into deaf family, my parents are deaf, I have deaf brother and sister. My two daughters are deaf too. My husband is deaf. So you can see that I am very well vested in American Sign Language.

My passion is to teach people who want to learn how to sign language. I want them to learn and have fun so they will feel comfortable signing with other deaf people.

I have over twenty experience working in deaf school in Wisconsin, Florida, California, Alabama, and Washington DC/Maryland?Virginia. I am glad to be here in Nashville to be close to my daughter and her newborn son.

I have many different methods of teaching ASL, one way is thru games, other is thru deaf culture, and role playing is one of may different methods I will teach ASL so you will never get bored of it.

I am really excited to meet you and teach ASL to
you, and thanks for letting me bring beautiful language in your world.

Barbara Taylor
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DJ May 20, 2019
· Sign Language · Online
She is great teacher and very patient with me. I learned lots from her. You will love her.
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Barbara T.

Nashville, TN 37211
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$34 / 30-min

About Jillian S.

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Jackson, MS
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About Jillian
I offer personalized services that help clients gain insight into their own cognitive processes. The mission is to develop more independent learners in literacy, math, and science by implementing personalized lessons and supporting engagement efforts. My approach is unique in that I leverage character development to affect cognitive development.

Online and in-person services are provided based on the indisputable fact that every student can learn. Having assisted learners of all ages by overcoming challenges in subjects ranging from English to Chemistry, my experience is a useful resource for families. I enjoy teaching clients to leverage strengths.

The outcome is that clients improve performance and experience greater confidence. Background check provided upon request. Let's schedule your consult today!
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Jillian S.

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$50 / 30-min

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