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Natalie H.

Yalaha, FL

About Natalie

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, at the age of 9, Natalie knew music was something that was just a part of who she was. Writing songs on the piano before lessons could be scheduled, Natalie
found herself immersed in a medium that would bring her joy for the rest of her life.

By age 14 Natalie had won several trophies competing in Classical piano with the Illinois Music Association.

As an adult, she would go on to fill her life with the world of music as a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist.

Graduating from Elmhurst College (1997) with a Bachelor's in Music, Natalie received high accolades earning a membership in the Lambda Sigma Psi Music Honor Society.

During her college years, Natalie created and owned a local music publication called, "The Local Buzz". At this moment she had discovered her desire to teach. "I just wanted everyone I knew in music to know and use what I was learning, or had learned from the music classes, professionals I had been meeting and working with, and my overall music life experiences". By 1997, Natalie was signed to an independent label and embarked on a new adventure.

"Music is an adventure, but without the foundation and passion I had as a child, I would have never landed where I did. I truly LOVE to teach and share what I know about piano, and the world of music. Music is what I know, and know best. Helping to create a solid foundation and build confidence in someone embarking on a journey in music is the most rewarding profession I have ever had the honor of participating in."

*** Lesson Details ***
Natalie enjoys teaching students of any age, but specializes in piano, voice and beginning guitar, tailoring lessons to each individual's goals and reasons for learning whether it be for personal pleasure or professional performance.

Keeping things lighthearted and fun, Natalie breathes confidence into each student using her sense of humor, and down-to-earth personality.

Feeding off 40 years of personal and professional experiences, Natalie patiently listens to the student's desires, needs and notates their learning patterns, allowing for growth at their own pace.

Natalie's goal is to Make Music Matter to you and create a foundation that will allow you to continue to find joy in making music for the rest of your life.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Designated music space in the living room with a Spinet piano, guitars, bluetooth powered speakers, karaoke equipment, microphones and comfortable seating.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lessons, exercises and most music

*** Specialties ***
Piano - Classical and Contemporty Styles and Methods


Ashley May 6, 2016
Country Singing · Online
Verified Student
Ashley is enjoying working with Natalie.

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Emilia March 25, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
My daughter was very nervous before her first lesson and almost didn't want go up to the door. When I arrived to pick her up after the lesson, she was all smiles and was skipping out door because she had so much fun! Awesome teacher!
Jo Ann F. March 2, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Natalie was very proficient and professional plus she was fun to work with. She gave me the confidence I needed. I would highly recommend her to teach you music and singing.
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Natalie H.

Natalie H.

Yalaha, FL 34797
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Lela G.

Deland, FL

About Lela

I am 24 years old and have recently finished school for my degree in Music Therapy and recently completed my 900 hour (6 month) internship at a behavioral health
I have been musically involved for eleven years, gaining experience from many avenues including band, private lessons, choirs, and musical gigs. I taught music theory and ear training at an after school music and arts business for 1.5 years and worked with a variety of students ranging from 6 years old to twenty years old. As a music therapist, I am required to be proficient on my main instrument (flute) plus on guitar and piano. I am also required to be proficient in the creation and implementation of goals and objectives, people skills, and to have an empathetic, understanding, and positive approach in all I do. I believe these skills contribute greatly to the effectiveness of my teaching. I am also qualified and willing to teach adaptive lessons for students with all types of disabilities. This includes mental and physical.

I have a minor in psychology and have always been interested in the subject which has lead me to much research of my own. I have completed a practicum at a behavioral health hospital and an internship at another behavioral health hospital. I have taken multiple psychology classes- a few being abnormal psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, and brain and behavior. I will also soon be pursuing a masters in mental health counseling.

Education experience: I taught music theory for 1.5 years in Tallahassee, Florida. I am currently a certified substitute teacher in Volusia county Florida for elementary through high school and I teach flute sectionals at a local middle school and high school. I have also been a teachers aide in two kindergarten classrooms. This job required me to teach students individually and in small groups. I also provides music groups with the kindergarteners once a week. Prior to this I have been a regular dividend in a kindergarten classroom for a semester, have lead flute choir and flute sectionals, and have volunteered often in an elementary art classroom.

My teaching style is organized yet laid-back. I am sympathetic and positive in my approach. I am understanding of your busy schedules so am very flexible if you need to reschedule or move around your lesson time!
I have access to lesson books/textbooks and can make suggestions for you based on your needs and desires. If you are a beginning piano student you will need to purchase your own book. (It's about $6.00 on Amazon.)
Our first lessons will be based around assessing your strengths and weaknesses. From there I will create a schedule customized to your specific needs. Your input is important to me as I am always willing to be flexible based on your personal needs and preferences.
Learning is FUN so I will make sure you are enjoying the lessons as well as getting the most out of them that you can!

Flute, piano, and guitar lessons are $25/30 minutes and ukulele is $20/30 minutes. This is a set price. I do not haggle. I DO provide sibling discounts!


Audrey August 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson! My 9 year old daughter is looking forward to the next lesson with Lela and I am going to start my 5 year old.
David August 15, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Lela is really nice and helpful.
Tania April 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Lela has been a wonderful teacher. My daughter LOVES her lessons!!
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Lela G.

Lela G.

Deland, FL 32720
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Dan A.

Leesburg, FL

About Dan

I am a retired band director with thirty-two years of experience. Many of my former students have gone on to great careers, including a band director in Texas, district manager of a Guitar and Drum Ce
nter store and even a trumpet player with the Army in Korea! Prior to that, I spent three years as a bugler in the U.S. Army with the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps near Washington, D.C. Besides all the woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, I play and teach piano and accompany my students at recitals. I have five children of my own in music who perform and teach extensively.


John August 16, 2015
In studio
Mr. Arnold has a very thorough knowledge of music and what it takes to physically create music. If you don't understand something one way, he will explain it in other way's that you do understand. He seems to have no limit to his patience and caring about his student's. A great sense of humor, a guy you would like as a neighbor.
Joseph August 16, 2015
Percussion · In studio
We found Mr. Arnold to be one of the best tutors around. He was easy to work with our changing schedule. He covered all the areas we needed, and was able to provide instruction through all levels of talent. We felt blessed for all the help he gave us, but also for the positive roll model he was.
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Dan A.

Dan A.

Leesburg, FL 34748
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Monica M.

Oviedo, FL

About Monica

With a PhD in Engineering and Master in Business Administration and experience in tutoring high school students and teaching college students, I am extremely capable of giving direction and guidance t
o college, high school or elementary school students at all levels of Mathematics and Physics. I speak English and Romanian and have a fair knowledge of German and French. My credentials are listed below:
-- graduated in May 2009 from CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, TEPPER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS with Master of Business Administration
-- graduated in December 2004 from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh, PA with PhD in Engineering.
-- Recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004
-- Recipient of Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship from the University of Pittsburgh from 1999 to 2004
-- Recipient of the National Merit Scholarship for excellent performance throughout the undergraduate study.
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Monica M.

Monica M.

Oviedo, FL 32765
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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