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
To start piano lessons when you're 72 was challenging. But Julie is so amazing that it has been the one of best things I've done. She's just great. She's happy and her lessons carry over that happiness. I'll never be her best student but she makes you feel like you are. I look forward to seeing her each week.
June 11, 2019
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.
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.
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 professional communications, performance, auditions, media and workplace interviews, presentations and events, competitions, working in a team, joining and playing in a band, creating a dynamic set list, recording audio and video and a lot more.
She's worked with speakers and vocalists of all kinds - from all over
the world with both both professional and personal learning goals. Her speakers and singers include English as a second language speakers, professional and touring artist singers, soloists, lead singers, karaoke singers, duos, choirs, singer songwriters as well as songwriters who don't call themselves singers.
Zelda S. is a voice professional performing as a speaker as well as 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 speakers, 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 learning experience 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.
MORE Zelda S. is a professional speaker, 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 voice, 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 speakers and singers to high level professionals. Her encouraging style helps speakers, singers, musicians and songwriters develop their unique voice for any situation - workplace, live performance, audio and video recording, auditions, presentations and any type of event.
If this resonates with you - then you’ll love lessons with Zelda S.
Zelda is a very attentive and knowledgeable instructor. She helps me to reduce my Russian accent.
July 13, 2019
I have really enjoyed Zelda’s class!! She is brilliant on what she does.
April 16, 2019
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.
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, I would like to help you. I have a year and a half of experience teaching basic ESL and an advanced ESL intensive class. I can help you progress in your English reading and writing. I can start with basics if that is what you need. I can help a student with English homework or other various subjects. I can help you at your level and need. In any case, English with me will be immersion English. This means that even if I understand your language, I will only speak English with you. I believe immersion helps fluency accelerate. I have access to multiple levels of materials to help you succeed.
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.
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.
May 12, 2019
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.
Nice to meet you! I'm a native Japanese who have been in US for over 10 years. I have taught Japanese to my friends and online. I am a very patient and a natural listener, so I will listen to your goal, observe your level of Japanese and customize your lessons to be as efficient as possible within your schedule.
I, myself learned English from the very beginner level and understand how difficult and frustrating it can be to actually master foreign languages. I'm also very passionate many things about Japan and love Japan. Thus, I will do my very best way possible to help you reach your goal of not only learning the language but also culture, food, gaming, fashion and life in Japan. I'm also love to learn other cultures and very open minded and easy to talk to.
If you are interested to learn Japanese or about Japan, please feel free to co
ntact. I'd love to meet you and help learn Japanese to reach your goal or dream.
Sayaka is a wonderful instructor! I cannot recommend her enough! She is so thoughtful and genuinely wants you to learn and improve. She even surprised me at our previous lesson with material that was relevant to my job! I can't wait to take more classes with her!
Hello! My name is Andi. I teach beginner piano lessons and all levels of English. I have been playing piano for 12 years, and I also have 5 years of teaching experience. I also have 4 years of experience teaching English. I welcome all who are interested in improving their English skills or creating a foundation in music.
For piano: Although most of my students have been children, I welcome adult students as well. People seem to think that to be a good musician, you have to start when you're young, and that once you reach a certain age it's too late. However, I believe the door is open for people of all ages. So if you think you're too old to start learning an instrument, I ask you to please consider taking a lesson with me, and maybe you will find a new passion, or at the very least, a wonderful hobby.
For English: I have incredible
respect for you. As someone who has been studying Japanese for years, I understand how hard it is to learn a new language. It is especially hard when you have nobody to practice with. It doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner, or if you are fluent and hoping to sound more like a native speaker, I want to help you on your journey. I can speak Indonesian, Malay, and some Japanese, so if you speak one of these languages, it may be easier for us to communicate. Even if you don't, please consider taking a lesson with me. Again, I welcome all.
"Jared is a very knowledgeable teacher who works hard to make every lesson fun. He is very easy going, which makes the language learning process (and all o
f its inevitable mistakes) much less frightening."
"Knows how to use the time effectively. While he is doing the Spanish conversation he is analazing the student level. He also takes time to give detailed e
xamples when a mistake is made by the student or a question is rise."
"Roman is fantastic to work with-- he "hacks" grammar rules, he presents the information in a challanging, yet fun way. He's always punctual and is flexibl
e with diverse schedules. If you're considering learning a new language, Roman is well worth the investment."
"Pleasure to learn from her. Very knowledgeable and very patient. Expert on subject matter."
"Ms Lee is very patience and nice. I like her class very well."
"Pantelis was great."
"Happy to recommend Mario, teacher and tutor"
"Hilda was an excellent instructor. I felt as though I learned in a meaningful, fun, and easy to remember way. There will be challenges ahead I'm sure bu
t I feel quite confident that I will be taught how to overcome them. Felt very at ease and welcomed to her class. I highly recommend her to any future students. Looking forward to future lessons and becoming adept at speaking Spanish in a very fun and proper way."
Food is an essential part of life and a central part of any culture. Japan is well known for its sushi, curries, soups, noodles, and more. Japan's penchant for courtesy and respect also plays a part in the country's mealtime expressions.
Here are some Japanese vocabulary terms you can use during meal times.
1) Gohan (meal)
hiragana: ごはん kanji: 御飯
This term literally refers to the white rice that plays a big role in most meals. Over the years, it has become understood in …