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About Valerie T.

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About Valerie
I am an easy-going teacher who is passionate about music, and I want to help my students discover the joy of making their own music. I studied in the style of the French School of Flute with Jane Wadsworth, who studied with Julius Baker and a professor at Julliard.

*** Lesson Details ***
I focus on bringing out a full range of musical skills to lead to technical excellence and great performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my studio I have the following equipment:
-two flutes
-music stand
-metronome
-tuner
-music books
-piano

*** Specialties ***
Band-
I specialize in helping students who are participating in school band programs.

Performance-
I work to help students become comfortable with performing.

Technical Proficiency-
Through use of scales, etudes, and exercises, I help students learn to play their best.
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Taylor Whitesides September 11, 2017
· Flute · In studio
Very good.
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Grace D. August 26, 2016
· Flute · In studio
Great teaching!
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Valerie T.

Valerie T.

Orem, UT 84097
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$20 / 30-min

About Caitlin A.

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Salt Lake City, UT

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About Caitlin
I am a life-long musician and active performer that moved to Salt Lake City in the summer of 2015 from Chicago, IL. I've been playing music since age 5 and have variously studied piano, cello, and percussion. As a double major in Anthropology and Music at Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), I am drawn to music as a creative cultural phenomenon that resonates between all people and it is for this reason that I love to share, teach, and learn music with others. As I build a studio here in SLC I am excited to share my love of cello and piano and my commitment to making music fun as I work to build students into life-long musicians.

My primary instrument is the cello and I have performance experience as a soloist, as well as orchestral and chamber musician. Upon arriving in Chicago in 2010, I served as Principal Cellist with the Universit
y of Chicago Symphony Orchestra for two years and took gigs as a classical and improvisational chamber musician throughout the city. In addition to my private studio, I was the primary cello instructor at Musical Chairs Studio, Inc. and Ortegan School of Music in Chicago.

I am also a percussionist and teacher with Salt Lake City's Samba Fogo, an afro-Brazilian music and cultural organization. I have studied Brazilian music with some of the major musicians and scholars in the field at California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California. My training in percussion has brought an entirely new perspective to my musical practice that highlights rhythmic fluency and precision as a foundational element for both left and right hand stringed instrument technique.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am excited to offer lessons to people of all ages and ability levels and have experience teaching within and beyond the Suzuki Method approach.

Lessons are tailored to each student’s experience, individual needs, and most importantly, their goals! Lesson plans will combine interactive rhythmic, singing and listening exercises away from the instrument with music theory and technique-building exercises. The aim is to cultivate musicians with strong rhythmic, aural, and technical foundations and great problem solving skills that will open many doors as you or your child grow into your talent.

I aim to develop well-rounded musicians and performers by focusing on these 5 teaching priorities:
1. Balanced posture of body including instrument and bow hold
2. Balanced tone production or "tonalization"
3. A system of "perfect" or excellent intonation
4. Artistic musicianship in performance
5. Learning notes and bowings to new pieces

While learning notes and bowings is lowest on the priority list; it must be taught first! Fun listening games aid in the development of aural memory as I help students acquire listening skills that will stay with them for years to come and allow them learn to play any tune they can imagine. Once my students can do the note choosing on their own we are free to focus on the other teaching priorities during lesson time.

I also focus on teaching my students how to practice efficiently and use excellent problem solving skills! We want to get the MOST improvement with the LEAST amount of practice time. I like to combine practice at the instrument with games and exercises that can be done away from the instrument to give each student a degree of flexibility for those busy weeks when it's hard to find time to sit down and play. Students leave each lesson with a detailed practice plan that breaks down the difficult question of "what" and "how" to practice into a clear, concise checklist of familiar exercises. Students will also have suggested YouTube videos to watch some of the best musicians of all time and learn from their mastery of technique and musicality!

*** Additional Information***

I also have experience with extended and amplified cello techniques using loop and distortion pedals to layer and explore the variety and versatility of the cello.

*** Travel Equipment ***
2015 Subaru Forester that will get me to your lesson with all my instruments and any other equipment each and every time!

I travel to lessons with a music stand, metronome, and all teaching materials that would be present at a lesson taught in my home or studio.
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Emily June 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Caitlin has been great with our 13 yr old son
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Taylor C. September 7, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Caitlin is the bee's knees! Great at explaining things in a simple format and passionate about teaching! I would highly recommend her for all your musical needs!
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Christian N. December 9, 2016
· Cello · In home
Wonderful! I haven't seen my son this excited about the future of his music in a very long time. She helped him correct a few issues and listened to what was important to him in continuing his musical journey then made a bit of a plan to continue forward. She even stayed a little longer to help with a piece he will be performing in a couple of weeks. She seems to have a very strong classical base but has expanded into other areas, which is exactly what my son needs at this time.
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Caitlin A.

Caitlin A.

Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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$30 / 30-min

About Gregory H.

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West Valley City, UT
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About Gregory
I help my students discover and develop their own sound and use their own natural voice. I show them ways of using the voice that are new, adding on to what they already know, to make confident musicians who sing with ease and power.

I love aiding in the discovery process and being a part of the journey of curiosity my students embark on to identify their own natural voice. Together we cultivate musical skills which uncover this hidden gem and transform it into an impressive instrument of expression.
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Elizabeth March 15, 2016
· Opera Voice · In studio
Great experience! Gregory was helpful, informative and very kind. Thank you!
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Londonrose H. March 15, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Horrible - he was so unprofessional - and to open up his home as a source for the lesson environment - at least clean your home. It was flthy - dress like you are ready for the day - not just out of bed - Horrible experience for my daughter!
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Kresta January 18, 2016
· Singing · In studio
I think he is going to really help my daughter she had a good experience.
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Gregory H.

Gregory H.

West Valley City, UT 84119
(7)
starting at
$22 / 30-min

About Suzanne M.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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About Suzanne
My number one goal as a teacher is to demystify the voice. Singing can be confusing, elusive and frustrating when you just can't figure out how to create the sound you want. I have felt all these emotions as a student and dedicate my teaching style to helping each student have a solid understanding of how to use their voice correctly and to achieve the sound they desire. Every singer is different, everyone learns and has their "Ah ha" moments from a different inspiration, so I tailor my lessons to cater to each individual's needs.

I'm serious about singing, but love to find the fun and joy in the process; It's very important my students feel at ease, comfortable and free to explore their voice without feeling embarrassed or vulnerable, I create an environment that nurtures free exploration to ensure we can discover what you're capable
of!

As well as voice technique I also offer performance coaching, audition coaching, studio coaching and recording prep, songwriting, and piano for singers.

A little about me:
British-born, Suzanne hails from a Musical Theatre background, a
scholarship student of the UK's acclaimed London Studio Centre, she is proud to the Shelia O'Neil Award winner for "Best All - Round
Performer" her graduating year.

She has gathered international acclaim for her unique vocal style and her commanding stage presence. A true chameleon of voice Suzanne co-created the successful indie band Dark Furs and Jazz Duo Lux and Lois. She works regularly with acclaimed producers and Music Houses lending her diverse vocal and songwriting skills for other artists as well as creating original music for Film and Television.

Suzanne's eclectic background ranging from Musical Theatre to Indie Rock has awarded her with an arsenal of knowledge on technique, (on stage, in front of the microphone, or in the recording studio) as well style, interpretation and performance technique. Suzanne believes the most empowering tool she can teach is to unearth and champion a student's own unique vocal style.

You never stop growing as an artist, or a teacher. Suzanne loves to guide students along the journey of working to their best voice.
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Courtney October 6, 2016
· Singing · In home
After almost a decade of not singing or any singing lessons, I was apprehensive to start again. I felt like I couldn't sing in front of anyone comfortably. Suzanne made me feel like I could finally let my guard down.

Her lesson plan introduced me back into the world of singing gracefully. As the lesson went on, I became relaxed and aware of my voice once again. She pointed out my strong suits which helped me with my confidence, as well as guided me to what I can work on.

Her ability to help you connect to lyrics as well as pairing it with the technical aspect of singing really makes her a standout. Highly recommend!!
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Cody September 6, 2016
· Singing · In studio
She was Lovely, patient, and understanding of my novice abilities, she made it fun and comfortable and I feel I am greatly improved!
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Suzanne M.

Suzanne M.

Salt Lake City, UT 84109
(2)
starting at
$40 / 45-min

About Abby H.

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About Abby
My name is Abby Hay and I have been singing since I could talk! I am a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. I was trained classically in my early teens and became more polished in contemporary and musical theatre styles throughout high school and college. I have performed in various choirs and small groups throughout the community, but my happy place is singing and creating music with my guitar at my fingertips.

My goal for each of my students is to help them to gain confidence in themselves and their talents through improving the skills that are uniquely theirs. Every voice and every student is extremely unique and it is my quest to help each student become the singer they want to become. Each student will learn to connect with their voice in a way that will help them feel empowered. I believe music has the ability to heal and enhance
any life. My hope is to share the gift of music with my students and the people in their lives.
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Becky January 9, 2019
· Singing · In home
My daughter loves attending her lessons each week. Abby is very nice and knowledgeable.
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Samantha January 4, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
She is a great teacher. She's really fun and positive when she corrects and teaches. She has a progressive attitude and works with me to help me get my desired results. Very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend.
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Jacqueline C. November 1, 2018
· Singing · In home
I'm very pleased with Abby singing lessons, she is very knowledgeable and patient, I love to go to take lessons with her.
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Abby H.

Orem, UT 84057
(5)
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$25 / 30-min
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About Chris M.

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I'm a professional musician, with experience playing in orchestras, jazz bands, rock bands, and many other settings. This includes live performances and studio recording sessions. Whether you're just starting out, or trying to prepare for a college audition, I am here to help!
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Chris M.

Chris M.

Lehi, UT 84043
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$25 / 30-min

About Marj D.

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While sharing a stage with Tim McGraw, being trained with Gladys Knight, performed for the CEO of Apple, producing countless sold out live shows myself, and opened for the NBA season Utah Jazz home Game by performing the National Anthem January 12, 2019, and featuring in Angels of the Greatest Showman Live for the Hollywood on Broadway Company in SLC, February 7-8, with six members of the original cast of the movie is so much fun, teaching my vocal technics to others is absolutely my favorite.

Seeing my voice students progress, being confident on a stage, and watching them winning awards or get call backs after big auditions make me feel so accomplished. I have a passion to share the gift of singing to others.

I was born and raise in Haiti in very humble conditions. I wasn't privileged to take voice music or dance lessons at a you
ng age, so now I get excited to teach it. What I had as a young girl was the talent, and a wonderful church group who lived for music just like me. I was very excited when I started to get training to become a better singer myself, and to train others.

I am looking forward to become your new friend, and best vocal coach you have had in your life. See you in our studio or online.

Love always

Marj Desius
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Camille November 26, 2018
· Vocal Training · In home
Marj is a true professional. Not only does she have the proper background and training to be a vocal coach, she has incredible on-stage experience to make her the incredible performer and vocal coach she is to her students. Singing can be so vulnerable and frightening but with Marj’s approachability and dynamite personality, she has helped me conquer some singing fears to ultimately conquer the stage of performing.
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Marj D.

Marj D.

Midvale, UT 84047
(1)
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$37 / 30-min

About Parris M.

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Eagle Mountain, UT

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About Parris
I have been teaching guitar for over 11 years and have experience with playing in bands live on stage and recording music in recording studios. I am a certified audio engineer and understand what it takes to get the best performance and sound quality of each student I teach. While I ensure that we learn the foundations of music and guitar playing, I still want to make the experience fun by learning different techniques and by adapting lessons around songs and music that my students WANT to play! I find that students are more likely to stick with it and progress if they are playing songs that excite them! I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and I have an MBA from Western Governor's University. I currently work as a project manager for a software company, so I know how to manage projects, inc
luding guitar lessons, and I work very well with others. And my family will probably tell you that I can be quite the goofball at times!
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Parris M.

Parris M.

Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
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$25 / 30-min

About Mikayla B.

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Pleasant Grove, UT

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About Mikayla
I started my formal music education at just three years old. That early education was invaluable in training my musical ear, and I now have excellent pitch. I started my extensive training in vocal performance at the age of 8, and have been trained in classical, opera, and musical theater in both legit and belt/mix. I have performed in over 30 musical theater productions and two operatic productions. Some of my favorite credits include La Carlotta (Phantom of the Opera), Eliza (My Fair Lady), Mrs. Potts and The Wardrobe (Beauty and the Beast), The Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), and Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte).

As a youth, I performed with the Utah Children’s Choir and Pleasant Grove Jr. High’s choir. I then went on to perform with the award-winning Pleasant Grove Chamber Choir while in High School, and the BYU Women’s Chorus in c
ollege. I competed in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) from 2008-2014 and placed each year in both Classical and Musical Theater Legit. In 2013, I competed in the Classical Singer Competition in Boston and placed in the top 10 in the nation. In 2011, I was asked to perform in the Tour of American Young Artists to China. I performed in Beijing, as well as several outlying Chinese cities.

As well as singing, Mikayla is an accomplished flutist, and enjoys playing the piano. She is very artistic and loves to draw, sew and craft during her free time. She played Volleyball in high school, was on the swim team, and loves horseback riding.

I have an outgoing personality, and am excellent at helping others feel comfortable. It is my goal to not only help you learn to sing, but also to feel comfortable singing and performing. I absolutely love singing and performing myself, and I am excited to help you reach your musical potential!
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Mikayla B.

Mikayla B.

Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
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$15 / 30-min

About Nickolas B.

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Kaysville, UT

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About Nickolas
Hello! My name is Nick and I love music! I have been playing the piano for 21 years and have received several awards for piano performing competitions. I started teaching piano almost 10 years ago. I believe that anybody, no matter who you are can learn to play the piano and enjoy the benefits that come from playing beautiful music.
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Nickolas B.

Nickolas B.

Kaysville, UT 84037
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$20 / 30-min

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