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About Laura C.

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I am a mezzo soprano with a bachelor and masters of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Houston. I am pursuing a career in opera while teaching private voice lessons.
I am happy to work with students at all levels of experience, and start accepting students at age 15. During my lessons I like to focus on developing the student's voice through a classical approach. By forming a strong foundation in healthy singing the student will be able to sing in various genres without strain to his/her voice.

*** Lesson Details ***
If you take lessons from me we will have fun while working hard. I develop my lessons around what I feel the student needs on that particular day.
In a voice lesson we might spend the entire time on technique exercises to strengthen the voice. We might also work on several songs with an emphasis
on interpretation.
I expect my students to practice at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week. Everyone learns at a different rate, but if the student practices regularly, he/she will see progress within a few months.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an upright piano in my studio as well as several music books. I expect my students to bring their music as well as their assignment book to every lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in a classical technique when it comes to teaching voice. I focus on proper breath support and a relaxed open larynx to produce a free, beautiful sound. I believe a classical foundation can be applied to any musical genre, with the result that you are singing in a healthy manner that will not damage your vocal chords, thus allowing for a longer singing career.
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Samy S. August 15, 2018
· Opera Voice · In studio
Incredible teacher, very patient but will push you to challenge yourself!
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Stephanie February 11, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Laura is really nice and good at what she does. I really enjoyed my first lesson. I am looking forward to the next lessons.
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stephen J. October 17, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Laura is a very good piano teacher. My son loves her class. My son has improved an lot after her class. Will recommend her for piano classes.
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Laura C.

Laura C.

Houston, TX 77096
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About Shannon S.

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AFFILIATIONS:
Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA.
Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC.
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MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings, using various approaches to best suit the students learning style, personality and needs.

Shannon is an active musician, who has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute of the Baytown Symphony, Director of the Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute musician with the Orquesta Sinfnica de Monterrey, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the He
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Shannon has been a faculty member at various colleges, is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Brazosport College, and also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She is the College Music Society South-Central Regional President; and is an Advisory Board member for the Houston Flute Club.

Shannon received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. degree in Performance, and B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University, and has studied with world-renowned instructors.

Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.

Shannon is also a sponsored triathlete and trainer/coach/race director, and gives workshops on the importance of healthy living, nutrition and exercise for musicians. She is a board member for The Lake Charles Triathletes. And she is a strong advocate for music, health, and triathlon. Sponsors: Maggie Martinez-LMT, Eating for Performance, Bikesport, DeSoto Sport, Gu Performance Energy, Rudy Project, Amit Jethva-DDS, Leigh Enterprises. Her primary sports growing up were track, gymnastics, and cycling.

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I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :)
I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz
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FITNESS: Shannon has been athletic most of her life. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Specialist in Exercise Therapy, and running / multisport (swim/bike/run) coach for 15 years.

She is a sponsored athlete, and a 2018 World Championship Qualifier and Participant in Denmark, representing Team USA, and has also placed in her age group at numerous endurance events.

She applies her years of teaching experience to helping you reach your physical and nutritional goals, to be the healthiest you can be. She's not for quick fixes/results. It's all about a transformational lifestyle change. Enjoy the journey! It's well worth it! (see info above).
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Cynthia February 17, 2019
· Flute · Online
My daughter's first lesson with Shannon went very well. We look forward to continuing the flute journey with her.
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Theresa G. January 27, 2019
· Piano · Online
Very good first lesson. Enjoyed meeting Shannon. Looking forward to learning more,
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AMBER G. December 26, 2018
· Oboe · In studio
Great communication and instruction for our first private lesson. My daughter describes herself as awkward and shy and she left really enjoying the lesson, really enjoyed Ms. Shannon and it was just an overall great experience. We look forward to many more lessons to come.
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Shannon S.

Shannon S.

Houston, TX 77047
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About Shelia L.

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About Shelia
If you will notice - I am the only accordion teacher that only teaches accordion. AND MY REVIEWS - are ALL for the Accordion!! That is what I play, that is all I play, I have studied with the best - Willard Palmer & Bill Hughes. I have owned and operated an accordion music school for over 20 years - with as many as 300 "accordion" students at any one time.

My philosophy - if it ain't fun - it ain't worth it!!!! I have over 500 accordion arrangements - that I use to teach with. All Genres, Classics to TOP Movie Themes - All Levels!

I have conducted Master Accordion Workshops all over the US and in Alaska. I have produced instructional You Tube lessons and several DVDs.

I have had my own performing combo for 22 years and a long history of strolling in Italian and German restaurants and performing at Ethnic Festivals since I was 7
(Performed with Myron Florin at the Wurstfest in Texas for 10 years!).

I teach the piano keyboard accordion as well as the B & C system Chromatic. I also have written lesson materials for the 3 row Diatonic Accordion. Before I closed the physical studio - I had an accordion teaching staff of over 6 instructors and 125 students.

*** On-Line Lesson***
Lesson material will be emailed in advance. Min. Charge based on selections used.

*** Lesson Materials ***
I use Palmer & Hughes instruction books and personally arranged selections for the taste of the student. I use personally produced accompaniment CDs for enhanced performance of students. I train classically (you can chose to learn all your technique and chord progressions) and instruct to the style the student wants. Pop & Standards, Italian, German, French, Cajun, Tex-Mex, etc.
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Franciska January 30, 2019
· Accordion · Online
I am taking quantum leaps in learning the buttonbox! Before beginning my lessons, I was learning out of books. I was growing frustrated with not progressing so I looked into lessons. I am grateful that I found Shelia! I highly recommend her.
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Naomi H. January 10, 2019
· Accordion · Online
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Joan S. January 3, 2019
· Accordion · Online
Very quickly helped me learn basics to begin playing...
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Shelia L.

Pasadena, TX 77502
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About John M.

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I have an associates degree in music and I have been teaching lessons for 10 years now. I also have experience as a substitute teacher. As a substitute, I have taught all grades, all subjects, and I have helped out many kinds of students each with their own way of learning.

Besides teaching, I love learning too. Anytime I have a question I immediately start seeking out the answer. Learning never stops!

*** Lesson Details ***
Ever wondered how musicians write music? Why do they make the choices they make? Why do those choices work? Why does music work the way that it does? I can answer all these questions and much more.

With me as your guide, I will unlock your musical superpowers and make you capable of things you didn't know were possible. I have many different methods for teaching not only technique, but how to listen, and ho
w to think creatively so that you can unlock your full potential.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my guitar, picks, and tuner and that's really all you will need as well.

I'll occasionally bring my laptop with me to use some music software to assist in my lessons.

I'll always have pens and paper so I can make notes or diagrams if needed. I highly recommend that my students have a spiral notebook so I can more easily cater to them.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in many musical genres including rock, ska, punk, progressive, jazz, folk, and more. Music theory is a big part of what I do as it's the universal language of music. If you learn enough theory, you can learn ANY instrument.
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RJ January 11, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
John is incredibly smart about theory and understanding the guitar having worked out his own individual way of learning that he is happy to share his trade secrets.
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Melinda A. May 18, 2016
· Guitar · In home
My son was new guitar player, he has now had several lessons with John. We have seen his skills grown exponentially. John really connects with him and keeps him engaged. He has taught him soo much in such a short span of time. John is a fantastic teacher!
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Kay-Leigh D. April 6, 2016
· Guitar · In home
A wonderful teacher easy for young kids to understand
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John M.

Houston, TX 77002
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About Jeremiah L.

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As a Musicians Institute graduate, I've learned from exceptional drummers in the Los Angeles music industry. I gained and learned many tricks of the trade and can offer the same quality education to anyone. As a student myself, I realized that having great sound, solid timing and groove are just as essential as having cool beats to play. There are more technicalities to drumming than being able to play fast or having the best chops.

Aside from learning how to play drums, knowing how to think about music, how to listen to music, and how to study music will give a great foundation to any student of any style.

I first like to determine the students ability and understanding by working on a few coordination exercises and reading exercises.
From a good foundation, I build a curriculum, and deter any obstacles by constantly changing my
approach to benefit the student playing.
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Parnika V. February 15, 2019
· Drum · In home
hr is the best.........!!!!!!👍🏻
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Shawna H. March 20, 2017
· Drum · In studio
Jeremiah is very thorough and knowledgeable about what he is teaching. He's patient, always allows you to ask questions and is willing to help you go at your own pace and set your own goals. I've had a great time with my lessons so far and am excited to keep going!
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Ian January 24, 2017
· Drum · In studio
He has methodological teaching and is nice to the student.
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Jeremiah L.

Houston, TX 77041
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About Cindy Q.

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Cindy is an active harpist in the Houston area. She is a substitute harpist with the Houston Symphony, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. Cindy was an orchestral fellow for the Texas Music Festival Orchestral Institute and the Round Top Music Festival during the summers.

On top of orchestral festivals, Cindy can be found performing around the world in the summers. Last year, she attended the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, where she performed in a masterclass with Alice Giles and was a winner of the mock audition. She also performed chamber music, in Nantucket, MA, as a part of the Rossini Club. In 2014, Cindy attended and performed at the World Harp Congress in Sydney, Australia. Cindy was a participant of the Saratoga Harp Colony and the Young Artists Harp Seminar in 2013.

In 2014, Cindy made her solo
debut with the Suburban Symphony Orchestra as the winner of their Concerto Competition. She was also the first prize winner of the Houston Tuesday Musical Club’s Ruth Burr Competition for Instrumentalists in 2017, the San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club’s Young Artists Competition in Strings in 2016, the college division of the 2017 American Harp Society Greater Houston Chapter Mildred Milligan Scholarship Competition, and she was a finalist of the American Harp Society's Anne Adams Awards in 2018.

Cindy was offered a full-tuition scholarship throughout her undergraduate studies at Rice University. This past May, she received her Bachelor of Music degree with "Distinction in Research and Creative Works". Cindy is currently in her graduate studies with a full-tuition scholarship. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, sewing, and discovering good food with family and friends.
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Cindy Q.

Cindy Q.

Houston, TX 77005
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$26 / 30-min

About Anthony M.

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Ever since I was 8 years old, I have loved playing the bagpipes. The instrument was not easy at first - and admittedly I wanted to quit taking lessons early on - but by persevering through the initial learning curve I took off with it and my life has honestly never been the same since. My hope is to help ease your transition into learning this difficult, but very rewarding, instrument.

Through the years I have played in bands, taught private lessons, and competed as a solo competitor and member of pipe bands. Along the way I have had the privilege of being taught by greats such as Jack Lee, Michael Cusack Jr., Murray Henderson, Alasdair Gillies, Roddy McLeod, Bruce Gandy, and Stuart Liddell. My chief instructor while I was in high school was Michael Cusack, who led me to win several noteworthy competitions at the Grade 1 amateur level, i
ncluding the Nicol-Brown invitational contest in 2009. I know what it takes to work hard and to get results.

I am a science teacher full time and hold a Master's Degree in Education. Using this training, I am able bring the pedagogical side from my career into teaching the bagpipes: by meeting every student where they are, and giving them the patience and tools they need to succeed.

I look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity of allowing me to help you reach your personal bagpiping goals!
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Bob M. February 7, 2019
· Bagpipes · In studio
Very good, knowledgeable, and patient instructor
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Anthony M.

Houston, TX 77081
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About Zoe L.

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Developing Focus

In order to play a piece of music, the student must have a stability and clarity of mind. This can be cultivated through short sessions (5-10 minutes) where the student focuses on their breath, and listens outwards to external sound.

Based on age and maturity level, these meditations will vary– however the overall goal is a clear palate from which the music may be studied.

Developing musicianship

The two basic components of a musical instrument include pitch and rhythm.

Rhythm is logical and can be learned through basic exercises and fun games and apps. However, internalizing a rhythmic pulse in the body requires physical exercises such as dance or eurythmics. Because of this, I encouraged my students to enroll in dance classes!

Pitch vibration in relation to a scale can often be difficult for beginners. I use a pro
cess of singing with drones from a speaker to give the student a sense of how each pitch physically feels when sung in relation to the scales base note.

Developing Motor Skills

String instruments can be thought of as a sport of the fine muscles. However, the larger muscle groups must also be maintained! I encourage my students to take part in some type of after school sport. In addition, I will go through basic stretches during each lesson that prevent injury and improve circulation.

With application to the instrument, there are two main categories of physical-technical exercises, Bow Arm and Left Hand exercises.

Bow Arm Exercises are meant to improve overall sound quality and increase flexibility. There are hundreds of these exercises, with just as many variations. I assign my students just a few each week with a specific goal in mind.

Left Hand Exercises are designed to improve dexterity, accuracy, and speed, while also correcting the hand’s shape, overall efficiency, and intonation. Again, my student receive new exercises each week in order to train the fine muscles and keep their practice fresh.

Learning a Piece of Music

I have several notions and techniques to help students learning a piece of music I break them down into a process that can be understood and carried forward by the student. They are picking a piece, creating learnable chunks, learning notes and rhythms (dynamics and articulation), understanding the form and message and performing.
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Zoe L.

Zoe L.

Houston, TX 77098
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$50 / 30-min

About Riley V.

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I am a professional opera singer and conductor. I have a Bachelor of Music in voice from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Voice students can expect personalized lessons that are structured at helping them achieve their vocal goals in a systematic and holistic way. Drawing on my 20 years of combined experience singing and acting on the stage, my goal is to give students the tools to perform with their best voice in the most expressive way possible.

I am an active performer singing locally with the Houston Grand Opera and with several other regional opera companies in the United States. As a conductor I have worked with many singers, choirs, instrumental ensembles, and Opera in the Heights. I also have two years of classroom experience teaching music at four private grade schools.

I am passionate about te
aching and enjoy helping my students find their voice. I am comfortable teaching classical voice (opera and song), musical theater, and jazz.

Lessons take place in my living room (the acoustics are crazy good) where I accompany from a gorgeous Steinway Model D.
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Jonathan December 28, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Very patient and thoughtful. Have been taking for 2 years. Has made me feel exponentially better about my singing and performaning altogether. Would highly recommend for any age.
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Riley V.

Houston, TX 77007
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About Sean O.

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I teach drums, bass, guitar and piano. I’ve been playing drums for over 26 years and bass, guitar & piano about 24 years. I can also help with writing and recording. All ages welcome. I will travel within 40 miles of Houston.
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Sean O.

Sean O.

Houston, TX 77006
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