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About Eugene H.

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About Eugene
Greetings and Salutations! I want to let you know, whether you're a music student or a fellow lover of music, that you have great untapped potential for music! More so than most people would tell you, because music is a powerful, life giving, uplifting gift that comes to all those that love and enjoy it.

If you have a desire to pursue music in any shape or fashion. I congratulate you! You open to yourself a brand new world filled with fun, excitement and great opportunities.

My Philosophy:

There is great music potential waiting to be untapped in yourself. I value greatly the time I spend with every student and wish them to become the very best at the instrument they wish to pursue.

There is indescribable expression to be found in music. A wide range of emotions can be conveyed along with untold stories just waiting to
be opened up. I will help foster a student's ability to see music for what it really is and help them strive for whatever musician they wish to become, whether it be for personal fulfillment, just for fun and recreation, or even in the pursuit of becoming an effective classical musician.

My Education:

My mother took me took a classical concert when I was six and I sat in the front of the stringed section. After the concert I made my decision that would shape the rest of my life, I wanted to become like those musicians.

I eventually graduated from a local music school in the following years in piano and violin and immediately went to enter the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. I was among the 10 out of 40 applicants that were eventually chosen, along with being the youngest of them as well.

After four years of study, I graduated and received my Bachelor's Degree in Music. I then went on to study for another year and received my Master's Degree in Piano.

My Other Experience:

I was Church Music Director in Kiev for Living Water Church from 2002 - 2010. I directed the adult choir, directed and led church worship services, accompanied various musicians and managed all aspects of church music responsibilities, including budgeting, rehearsals, planning and library management.

I also have been a private music teacher for several years teaching adults and young students. I planned lessons with them and established their repertoire.

I am also fluent in the Russian language and have extensive computer literacy.

Notable Recitals

Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music Kiev, Ukraine
(Winter and Spring recitals throughout 2005 to 2010)
Performed works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin

Music School no. 9 Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2005, Winter 2007)
Performed works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff

Revutzky Music College Chernihiv, Ukraine (Summer 2010)
Performed works by Beethoven and Gershwin

St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2010)
Performed Chamber music works by Beethoven

I do look forward to meeting you and working together with you in learning music!

Blessings

*** Lesson Details ***
I pay close attention to the fundamentals of music especially throughout the early lessons. These include reading notes, measuring tempo and rhythm, sight reading, hand positioning, posture, and technique.

I believe in positive reinforcement for all my students. Building a kind and friendly atmosphere is paramount for encouraging students, especially children, to continue pursuing music. Everyone I believe has hidden music potential, and I believe the key to unlocking this is through inspiration. Music is a grand adventure of excitement and discovery for everyone.

I am very kind and honest with my students and am never too strict with them, but I do require and greatly encourage regularly that they make habitual practice a vital part of their musical education. As the old saying goes, "Practice makes Perfect." There is great truth to that saying especially when learning a musical instrument.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student's to provide necessary instrument, piano or violin

*** Specialties ***
Russian School of Piano Playing, Beginner to Professional Piano Performance, Advanced Music Performance, Music Theory, and Intermediate Violin and Music Recording
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Kas R. April 23, 2013
· Piano ·
Excellent Teacher

I am an older student and I started to learn to play the piano more than a year ago under a different teacher. I started with Eugene about 4 months ago. I was struggling with the piano previously. But after just 2 lessons with Eugene, I found myself playing confidently. Eugene explains so clearly and everything makes sense to me now. I enjoy practicing everyday now. He is excellent teacher, patient, and very professional. He is always on time.
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NkiruU March 14, 2012
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Eugene is the best piano teacher I have ever had! He doesn't just know how the teach piano but music as well! I'm so glad that I chose him!
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Stafford, TX 77477
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About Allison V.

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I can help beginner players of any age learn the fundamentals of playing the piano including posture, hand positioning, note-reading, and basic theory. I prefer to use the Piano Pronto book series.

About Allison
Welcome to my profile! I provide a warm and encouraging environment for students to make the mistakes necessary for learning an instrument and exploring their musical creativity. My passion for music has inspired me to pursue teaching and performance professionally in order to help others achieve their musical dreams.

My ultimate goal is for my students to gain all the skills necessary for creating meaningful musical experiences for themselves. Specifically I try to help them gain clean technique, a pleasing and expressive tone, basic understanding of music theory, and enough knowledge of music history to play with appropriate expression. I try to accomplish these goals by clearly explaining careful and deliberate practice techniques that remove the stress often associated with daily practice. Students will reap the benefits if they a
re committed to a regular practice schedule, are attentive during lessons, ask questions, and are honest with themselves about what is and is not working.

I began my teaching career in college while earning a Bachelor's in Music from Southwestern University (magna cum laude). I currently play as a soloist and with groups including AURORA: Trio for Flute, Harp, and Cello, the Shimmer Flute Choir, and Sounds of Silver Flute Quartet. I am also an active member of the Music Teacher's National Association and volunteer coordinator of the Houston Flute Club.

Although classically trained I also enjoy classic rock and appreciate music from other cultures as well.

I frequently write arrangements for flute choir and other ensembles, and so I can help students who want to learn more about arranging and composition.

In addition to the flute I also have experience with the piccolo, alto, and bass flute. I love performing and I share my passion for music with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***

Flute Lessons:

I offer lessons that cover just about every aspect of playing the Western concert flute. Students can expect to become well-rounded musicians who are knowledgeable about flute technique, tone, music theory and history. I use a combination of the Rubank Method and Flute 101 books with handout supplements.

The biggest changes I've seen in my students after a few months is a better understanding of how to practice efficiently as well as improved tone. Furthermore, every year many of my students earn superior ratings of 1 on their UIL solos.

Every Spring my students and I participate in Flute Fest, a day-long celebration of all things flute, including concerts, masterclasses, and a solo and ensemble contest. A few weeks later we have our annual studio recital where everyone shows off their hard work.

A NOTE ABOUT WOODEN FLUTES

Occasionally I am asked to help students play wooden, non-western flutes. Although the very basic fundamentals are the same, I do not play these flutes and can only offer very limited help.

Piano Lessons:

Piano is not only fun to play for its own sake, but provides a foundation for all music making. Students will learn about proper posture and hand-positioning, note-reading, rhythm, and a little history as well, using the Piano Pronto book series.

Music Theory Lessons:

I can help students of any instrument better understand the fundamental concepts of music theory: scales, intervals, chords, part-writing, etc. Theory lessons take place at the piano to demonstrate concepts. However, students do not have to play piano to take theory lessons. I typically use a combination of the Master Theory curriculum and other handouts, unless the student is already working out of another textbook.

**Online theory lessons** use the same curriculum, but with the screen share feature to help my demonstrations.

Summer Curriculum:

During the summer I offer additional group classes on different subjects, including theory and ear-training. I try something new every year to provide a variety of opportunities for students to learn and grow in their musicianship.

***Tuition Packages***
I have added my own features to the two tuition options TL already offers. I consider the Recurring Schedule a Subscription Package, where clients pay the same amount every month, equal to the value of four lessons, regardless of the number of lessons attended. This guarantees a permanent reservation of your time slot. I call the Schedule-As-You-Go the A La Carte Package, for those who cannot commit to a regular time. There is no reservation of a time slot and you pay for a few lessons at a time. I am happy to answer questions about tuition through the Ask A Question feature!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is located in the front room of my home and includes a music stand, piano, and comfortable chairs in case parents would like to stay for the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I primarily concentrate on classical music, but I also have experience with extended techniques, which include singing and playing at the same time, key clicks, and multiphonics.
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Jo B. June 22, 2017
· Music Theory · Online
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Kinjal R. January 26, 2017
· Flute · In home
She's super friendly and understands your need!! She's open to challenges and likes to discover stuff with her students which is a great value she possesses n I really appreciate her for that!!! She can make u feel extremely comfortable and assist you in clearly understanding the instrument n it's requirements!! Overall she's been great for Day 1! Look forward to many more!!!

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Al Vacek October 13, 2016
· Flute · In home
I have played several instruments professionally over the years and decided to take up the flute. Allison is one of the best teachers I have ever had! She has shown me music tips and techniques that I have never been shown before, and I look forward to continuing with her in order to learn more. Excellent teacher!
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Allison V.

Houston, TX 77095
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About Mei L.

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About Mei
I am an enthusiastic and fun teacher. I acquired my bachelor's and master's degree in piano performance. I started playing piano at the age of 6. Since I was 8 years old, I have been trained systematically and professionally throughout my years in school. My solo performances and recitals were held when I was attending the University of Wyoming. I have great passion towards performing in public, but I found greater love in teaching piano. I have 10 years of teaching experiences. I believe that the piano is our best friend and keep it close to our heart and shares this love with the world when we play.

*** Lesson details ***
Strict but fun and enthusiastic, these words were said by my students after years of teaching. In Piano lessons, I assign diverse music repertories in order to assist students to have the ability to grasp the essen
tials of each different style of music. Learning piano skills is very important, but note-reading, theory, ear training and music history can't be neglected. I will include all these subjects consistently during the lessons to help the students build stronger and richer musicality. One or two recitals will be provided by me, all the students are encouraged to participate in the recitals.Students are also encouraged to take advanced performance opportunities, in church, school, and joint studio recitals. I must be notified at least one month in advance if the student desires to participate in the events.

Students responsibility:
-Daily practice is strongly recommended. It is important and necessary for steady progress.
-Students should have neat, clean, trimmed nails at every lesson.
-Students must be prepared for each lesson.

Parents responsibility:
-Parents should promptly pick up their children at the end of each lesson.
-Parents should regularly check and support the students practice routine.

*** Studio Equipment ***
One Yamaha piano, space for parents to sit and observe lessons.

*** Specialties ***
classical piano,music theory, ear-training

IMPORTANT NOTE: the studio space is inhabited by an energetic, adorable Jack Russel terrier. Do consider this when you plan to sign up for lessons.
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Elina October 30, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Mei is a wonderful teacher and really nice person. My 3rd grade daughter enjoys lesson with Mei.
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Olive B. May 18, 2015
· Piano · In studio
No one could possibly gain anymore respect than Mei has with Olive. Olive loves the piano as a result of Mei's tutelage.
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Mei L.

Mei L.

Houston, TX 77030
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About Troy W.

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I have been teaching this subject for over 13 years. The main curriculum for beginners is Alfred's Basic Piano Library. There are three beginner levels (beginner, late, adult) and one will be selected after the first meeting. For non-beginning students, the course of study will be developed based on past experience, current abilities, and goals. It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is a part of subsequent lessons. Music is not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

About Troy
Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

During his time as a teacher with the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Troy taught classes in music fundamentals and music theory for pre-college students. He has also served on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Piano teaching courses in Form & Analysis for pre-college students.

Troy also has maintained a private studio, tutoring and teaching private lessons in composition, ear training, voice, piano, literature, and history for over ten
years. Students who have studied with him come from a wide range of backgrounds with different goals. Those who have continued with musical studies in college have consistently placed out of at least the first two semesters of music theory and achieved advanced placement in their chosen fields of study. Those who chose a different path continue to benefit from the education and training they received from taking music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
There is no "standard formula" to lessons. Each student has their own unique background, needs, and goals. Lessons tend to be somewhat casual but are structured in such a way as to meet the unique requirements of the student.

To accomplish your goals, there are a few requirements and basic expectations that the student and parent must meet.
The first is practice. Students are expected to practice daily for at least the length of their lesson time. This, above all else, is essential to progress. It is also expected that a parent will attend lessons for students who are too young to drive themselves here. It's important for a parent to guide the student's practice time (particularly for younger students) to ensure that the most is gained from it. This is why I ask that a parent observe lessons.
Each student or parent should bring to each lesson a notebook, pencils (with erasers). The notebook will be used to record notes about each lesson, homework, practice advice, etc. Pencils (not pens...nobody's perfect!) are used by composers to record their creations and performers to mark their music. Both of these essential practices are subject to changing thought and must be open to change. So no ink, please!

Performers: It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons and will be a large focus for all non-readers. Lessons are not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Concerning repertoire, it will be selected based on the student's learning needs but also with their input. The main emphasis on performance lessons, however, will be technique and reading. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.
Note: Voice students must be at least 16 years of age.

Composers: Just as with performers, it is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either written, notated, or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• To reschedule a lesson, more than one day notice is required.

• Make up lessons must be scheduled before the next regular lesson.

• A make up lesson cannot be scheduled in place of a regular lesson.

• If, for any reason, two 30-minute lessons are scheduled one right after the other, they will be charged as two 30-minute lessons, not one 60 minute lesson which is a different rate.

• If, for any reason, two 45-minute lessons are scheduled one right after the other, they will be charged as two 45-minute lessons, not one 90 minute lesson which is a different rate.

• the studio space is also inhabited by two lovely cats. Do consider this when signing up for lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha DGX-650 weighted 88 keys full sized keyboard
area for parents to sit and observe lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Main area is in classical music and media scoring with secondary focus on musical theatre vocal performance and composing/arranging.
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Peter W. August 12, 2017
· Singing · In home
Very tutor easy to follow and knowledgable
However, location was said to be 2.7 miles from me, it is actually 21 miles...... beware and double check!!
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Angelika July 17, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
So far, I look forward to each lesson! Troy is very kind, yet very helpful and has helped me target on my personal goals with opera while also learning more each time! I highly recommend him. It doesn't matter if you have no experience in voice or only experience in voice ( as my experience is theatre and musical theatre), he is patient in helping you achieve the goals set. I cannot wait to continue lessons with him!
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Jonathan May 2, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Troy is a rare talent in the Houston area. He's well qualified, very detailed, and has a great sense of humor. Troy has been teaching me for 6 months and I have come so far. I'll go sing karaoke anytime! Thank you Troy!
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Houston, TX 77006
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About Ruben C.

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I am a young piano teacher with a passion for music and a love for the arts. I teach fundamental scales and muscle training. I believe that the first 3 years of learning piano are the most crucial and it is important to keep students interested for longer than a couple of months. Piano is not just for entertainment, but a vehicle to instil discipline and patience in all students. Not all of my students may want to pursue a career in music, and that is ok. I believe that music awakens a part of the brain that can be appreciated in all walks of life and in any career path.

About Ruben
I am a young energetic pianist, anxious to pass on my passion and love for music. I began my journey through the wonders of music at the age of seven. My first year as a piano student, I absolutely loathed it. I was frustrated and didn't understand the time and effort I had to put in to be able to play like the pros. However, thanks to an amazing teacher and proper guidance, I now love playing and teaching piano as well as guitar and voice. I continue to further my musical education in composition and theatre. I look forward to meeting you!
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Ruben C.

Houston, TX 77009
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About zaid D.

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Zaid's students advance quickly and many go on to perform at worship centers, churches, and their community fuctions in less than 7 months of instruction.

Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible.

Zaid is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual!

About zaid
Zaid is available for in-home, at school location , and online lessons worldwide in both English and Español!. Zaid has been playing piano for over 15 years and teaching music since 2010. Zaid teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.

Although trained in standard teaching methods, Zaid developed his own method of teaching to positively enhance the student€™s strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and or musician.

Zaid is one of the directors and Instructor at GenWorship Academy and hosts student showcases/charity benefits where his students are able to get on stage and show off their new talent. Zaid is an expert at contemporary Christian music to better enhance the students learning t
his type of genre.
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Tania R. October 4, 2015
· Piano · In home
Hi Everyone,
I have received piano lesson at home with Zaid. He is a great teacher!! He is a very patient , humble, knowledgeable, good listener ( what is my doubts, fears and interest ), self awareness teacher.Also he has a genuine interest for me to learn well and comfortable. I feel very confident and enthusiastic to keep learning piano with the encouragement of Zaid, family and friends. I highly recommend Zaid. Thanks.
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zaid D.

Rosenberg, TX 77471
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About Jamie W.

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Mrs. W. teaches beginner to intermediate piano, investing her love of music in students of all ages.

About Jamie
Mrs. W is a professional violist who has loved music from her earliest years. Her first instrument was piano. She began playing viola at age 12 and was playing professionally by the time she was 16.

She took a hiatus from professional music making to become a Registered Nurse and now practices both arts with passion and professionalism.

She earned a Bachelor of Music in performance from Baylor University in 1998 and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Texas Womans University (Houston) in 2005.

Mrs. W currently plays with the Galveston Symphony, nurses with a local medical ministry, homeschools her three sons, is the Director of the Strings program for the Bay Area Performing Arts Coop, and has served as choir director at her church, in addition to teaching private lessons in music, nursing, CPR, and holistic wellness.

In ad
dition to music, nursing, and her family, Mrs. W loves dogs, natural wellness, gardening, sewing, crochet, and cooking.

Mrs. W teaches from her picturesque home studio overlooking Galveston Bay in Sunny San Leon, Texas.
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Jesse February 24, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I found the instructor to be very knowledgeable in her craft and very personable with my daughter. I highly recommend her.
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Jenna February 1, 2017
· Piano · In home
My daughter;s first lesson went well & we looking forward to more.
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Janet B. January 18, 2017
· Violin · In studio
I learned a lot one the first visit, looking forward to next week!
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Dickinson, TX 77539
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About Johanna H.

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Classical / Pop

About Johanna
Hi, my name is Johanna, and I am so excited to teach you! I have been a Math tutor since I was in high school. I was graduated as an Electrical Engineer in 2013.

Besides Math, I also learnt piano since I was in first grade. I have a certificate of Merit in Music Theory and Practical for Piano. I would love to teach you classical/pop piano according to your interest!
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Johanna H.

Houston, TX 77047
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Kristen is an alumna of Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor of Music Education and is a state certified teacher (EC-12 MUSIC-ALL LEVELS). She teaches Beginner Piano and has a variety of fun techniques to keep younger minds focused and the mature mind busy! Whether you are wanting to play your favorite tunes or gain a solid foundation in piano techniques and music theory, you're sure to have a great time learning!

About Kristen
I am a professional singer and teacher with a Bachelor of Music Education with Vocal Emphasis from Houston Baptist University. I enjoy singing all types of music and feel that it is important to develop a well rounded repertoire in the various popular and classical genres. I have done performances throughout the Houston Area for events such as weddings, fund-raisers, church services, funerals, and recitals. In my teen through early adult years, I performed contemporary Christian music in my church, and also alternative rock (not at church!) In Alaska, I performed lead roles in staged opera scenes, as well as opera chorus scenes. In Oklahoma, I performed the roles of Carrie in Carousel, Mother in Hansel und Gretel, and Donna Lucia in Charlie's Aunt. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to sing with some great choruses and a cap
ella groups, and always encourage my students to seek out performance opportunities.
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Kristen S.

Kristen S.

Houston, TX 77099
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As a musician with twenty-three years of experience I take a classical approach to teaching voice and piano. I have been teaching privately for four years and enjoy teaching genres including contemporary, jazz, opera, and broadway.
I am a coloratura soprano with a BA in music from California State University Stanislaus. I have preformed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Townsend Opera Players, Modesto Symphony Chorus, and Northstar Community Opera. All of my singing students are taught that singing begins with proper breathing, good posture and a lack of tension. From there we discover what your unique voice sounds like and together we will shape it to into it’s optimal sound. My main approach in teaching voice is to cultivate vocal growth in a healthy way.
All piano students will learn basic music theory, how to read music and music composition. I use the Faber books, but I am always willing to adapt my teaching to my student's needs. When studying music, I find that ...

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I am a professional singer, actress and songwriter/composer. I have had the opportunity to perform with Northstar opera as Despina in Cosi Fan Tutti, Gianetta in The Elixir of Love, and Sara Brown in Guys and Dolls. I have also been fortunate in getting to play Margot in The Merry Widow, Pitti-Sing in The Mikado, and Spirit II in The Magic Flute with Townsend Opera. I sang with the Houston Symphony Orchestra Chorus for three years and Modesto Symphony Chorus for four year. I have enjoyed composing music for several local theater groups and enjoy writing my own music.
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Helen August 10, 2017
· Singing · In studio
As someone who hasn't been very comfortable singing, Ally has been absolutely wonderful in getting me to be more comfortable with my range. She is very knowledgeable about quality techniques to not only not strain my voice but to have clarity and intonation. She is very patient, nice, but also a perfectionist, which is great because I do not want mediocrity.

She has prepared me for audition pieces and continues to follow up on each one to build my repertoire.

Highly recommend for any one who is seeking to be more comfortable with their voice or help with auditions.
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Ally S.

Cypress, TX 77433
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C'est le printemps! The sun is finally coming out, and Willy M. is here to share the French vocabulary you need to know for spring! What on earth could be lovelier than Paris in the spring? After a long cold winter, everyone is ready to get out and enjoy the warm weather. Here are ten French vocabulary words that will get your spring off to a good start. Not only will you get ten new vocab words, but I am also going to give you some tips to help you memorize them, and to put them into practic
10 Sewing Tips From a Sewing Expert
Want to improve your sewing skills? In this guest post, Yesterday's Thimble blogger Lisha Vidler shares 10 sewing tips to help you take your seamstress skills to the next level... Whether you're new to sewing or just looking to improve, there are things you can do to take your skills up a notch. Don't let your garments look "Becky Home-Ecky," as Michael Kors would say! Even if you aren't a professional dressmaker or crafter, you can aim for a more professional look. Here are 10 tips to he
Infographic: What Apple Music Means to Artists and Fans
Streaming is changing the way the music industry operates, and this week it's in the news again. Tech giant Apple announced that they will be offering a new music streaming service, Apple Music, at the end of this month. Here's what their service will offer, and what fans and artists can expect... Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to TakeLessons.com with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href='http://takelessons.com/blog/ap
Drummers Stick Together: Drum Tips and Advice for Beginners
  When you're learning drums, sometimes you need some motivation to keep practicing and stick with it. In our Drummers Stick Together series, veteran drummers share their stories and offer their advice and wisdom for beginners... Dallas Ybarra is the drummer for the Los Angeles-based band The Public Trust (@MichaelTRossi). He has been drumming for over 20 years. Here, Dallas shares how he got started drumming and what keeps him motivated to continue to develop his craft. How lo
3 Tips for Playing Loudly (and Beautifully) at the Piano
Piano dynamics indicate more than just playing softly or loudly -- there's actual technique involved that you'll need to learn! Here, New York, NY piano teacher Nadia B. shares her tips to keep in mind...   You're approaching a passage with the word 'fortissimo' written on the music, and you're building up to a musical climax. As you feel the power of the music, you want to play loudly, but when you do, it doesn't sound as beautiful as you imagined. Playing loudly at the piano is easy

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