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About Donna G.

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Winchester, VA
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About Donna
I am thrilled to be joining the teaching ranks of TakeLessons! Having just recently relocated from Lansing, Michigan in order to pursue a DMA in Voice Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, voice specialist and instructor Donna G. is excited to work with a new crop of singers. While Donna lived in Lansing, MI, her voice studio facilitated in preparing amateur and professional singers for music and theatre auditions and performances for more than twelve years in the Lansing area. The goal of her voice studio is to promote vocal arts and current activities in the various public schools and communities represented in the studio. Donna also enjoys playing piano, vocal coach accompanying, working with diverse singing styles from classical to musical theatre and jazz/pop, songwriting, and designing individual curricula that
allow her students to express themselves in their individually unique ways. Donna looks forward to working with new students from the Winchester area.

Donna G's Education:
DMA Candidate in Voice Performance, Shenandoah Conservatory
MM Voice Performance, Michigan State University
MM Choral Conducting, Michigan State University
BM Music Education and Vocal Performance, Northwestern University

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The goal of Donna's voice studio is to promote vocal arts and current activities in the various public schools and communities represented in the studio. Donna also enjoys playing piano, vocal coach accompanying, community theatre, working with diverse singing styles from classical to musical theatre and jazz/pop, songwriting, and designing individual curriculum that allow her students to express themselves in their individually unique ways. Best known for preparing singers for music and theatre auditions, Donna also enjoys encouraging singers to find public venues in which to share their talents and accomplishments. Such venues include school, community, recitals, or church worship experiences.

Donna's teaching style and personality can be described as "easily approachable with an emphasis on personal growth". Additionally, she is known for promoting relatively high standards so that her singers feel continuously challenged and inspired to work toward creative and artistic expression and performance goals.

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If I must travel to a student's home, I would need him/her to provide a piano or keyboard. I can bring music books/repertoire. If the student wishes to drive to my home studio, I can provide a piano as well as a large vocal and piano music library.

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~Certified Lovetri Somatic Voicework (sm) at Shenandoah University Summer Vocal Music Institute
~specializing in opera vocal styles as well as ability to cross-train voice for musical theatre and pop/rock styles
~ability in vocal coach accompanying on piano/keyboard
~lyricist and songwriter for rock bands over the past 20 years
~musical director for musical theatre productions for 15 years
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Nancy R. September 7, 2019
· Piano · In home
I am very comfortable with Donna. She is very knowledgeable of her talents to teach her students. The 10 lessons I paid for will be all the lessons I need. I wanted to do this to get the basics I need. I will not be signing up for more lessons so please do not charge my credit card for future lessons. I will need conformation from you and a guarantee that my card will not be charged. ASAP
Thank you so much. Nancy Richard
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Harlow February 26, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Very kind and intelligent. Can’t wait to see how much my child can learn from her!!
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Iris C. January 5, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Donna is very friendly and my daughter loves taking lessons with her looks forward to every lesson
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Donna G.

Winchester, VA 22601
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About Lola M.

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Front Royal, VA
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About Lola
I have more than 30 years of musical experience. I’ve taught guitar, piano, bass, and theater in private schools, art schools and I’m currently teaching at Classic Axe Guitar Gallery in Gainesville, VA. I’ve taught over 250 students in all levels of experience, tailoring each lesson to fit each student, covering all genres, so that learning their instrument is fun. It’s been exciting to see some of them become music majors, some of them become performers, and some using their skills and gifts to teach others. I love teaching and sharing my musical knowledge with people of ALL ages. I believe anyone can learn music, with the right approach and encouragement. Nothing gives me more pleasure than watching my students accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible.
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Barb C. January 11, 2019
· Piano · Online
Lola and I connected right away, and she takes the time to get to know me and my goals. We had a very successful first lesson, and look forward to more!
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Gary November 23, 2018
· Country Guitar · In home
Very excited about her lesson plan.
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Deserai February 16, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Lola was amazing and very personable :) she made me feel at ease on wanting to learn a new instrument
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Lola M.

Front Royal, VA 22630
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$25 / 30-min

About Laura Leighe S.

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Santa Monica, CA
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About Laura Leighe
International Billboard hit singer/ songwriter - Laura L.'s hit single "Boys Just Wanna Have Fun" hit #5 on the UK Music Week Pop/ Dance Charts, and #27 on the US Billboard Dance charts in the same week!

Laura Leighe is also a finalist in the 2017 Unsigned Only International Music & Songwriting Competition, with 2 of her songs making the top 12 of their genres out of 6,000 submitted.

For 11 years, Laura has been a private vocal instructor in Los Angeles, OKC, and Skype. Certified in the "Singing with Ease" (Seth Riggs S.L.S) method and teaches from the perspective of someone who's voice and life has been changed, strengthened, and brought to it’s full healthiness, range, and ability through the holy grail of techniques. Degree in Vocal Music Edu. from Oklahoma University.

As a piano instructor and songwriter, she has devel
oped a simple system of teaching music theory and chording to her clients, which is ideal for vocalists and songwriters to learn to accompany themselves, as well as for the beginner or intermediate pianist to learn a combination of traditional sight-reading and reading / composing chords on their own. Laura and her husband, Trent own and operate a Recording Studio & Writing Room in Santa Monica, CA.
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Keegan C. December 28, 2017
· Singing · Online
Laura is amazing. We're so fortunate to have come across her here. She's talented, patient, and encouraging of my daughter's singing. She has a gift for bringing out the best in her and challenging her to sing beyond what she knew she was capable of.
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Sheryl December 11, 2017
· Singing · Online
The most amazing vocal teacher I've ever had and she gives you great tips and she encourages to be the best you!!!!!! I am so lucky to have found Laura as a teacher
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Lee Roy K. August 30, 2017
· Singing · In home
She's great
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About Brendon P.

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Winchester, VA

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Brendon P. recently completed a Masters of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music under Dr. Melissa Kraut in cello performance and pedagogy. Brendon is certified to teach all 10 Suzuki books and is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. As a performer, Brendon is very active in the area playing various gigs. He performs frequently with Accordia Music and with Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics. He has also performed with Akron Baroque and Singers Companye. In addition to the modern cello, Brendon also plays baroque cello and viola da gamba. In 2015, Brendon performed in the Boston Early Music Festival.
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Fiona W. November 5, 2018
· Cello · In home
My daughter really enjoys his teaching. we are learning Suzuki Cello book for our first lesson, and will continue to do it. Thanks.
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Colleen July 16, 2018
· Cello · In home
My daughter loved her first lesson. She can't wait for the second.
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Grace B. October 1, 2017
· Cello · In home
He is very knowledgeable and patient. He gave me great tips that helped me immediately play better.
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Brendon P.

Winchester, VA 22601
(7)
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$25 / 30-min

About Randy M.

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Winchester, VA

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I am an eclectic pianist-singer with dual Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance and Jazz Studies from Shenandoah Conservatory. My skills are diverse and I enjoy using them as I teach at any level. Other than teaching, I compete in voice and piano competitions, perform as a soloist and accompanist, arrange, and compose. I also play in a funk band called Souled Out, stationed in Winchester, VA. My passion is in classical and jazz music, as well as musical theatre, but I teach all contemporary styles.
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Stephanie July 11, 2019
· Singing · In home
Randy has helped me accomplish my goals. He is an excellent teacher and mentor. He helped me believe in myself by believing in me as well. I highly recommend him!!!!
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Ethan January 9, 2019
· Singing · Online
Interesting and funny classes
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Mark R. October 23, 2018
· Singing · Online
Was a good 1st lesson
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Randy M.

Winchester, VA 22601
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About Amy G.

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Winchester, VA

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I am a Classical Trained Pianist. I began my musical Education at the age of 6 and quickly progressed through several teachers to an Advanced level. By the age of 12, I was being tutored by College Level Music Professors. Upon moving to Virginia in 2009, I finished up my musical education at Shenandoah University and Academy. During my high school and college years I participated in recitals 3-4 times a year with all memorized pieces, participated in and won several music competitions, as well as accompanied and performed for many social engagements and weddings.

I have been teaching piano for the last 8 years and love having the opportunity to pass my love for music on to the next generation. I am familiar with teaching students of all ages and love the challenge of tailoring each music lesson specifically for the student. With this
experience comes patience and willingness to think outside of the box in order to keep music interesting and captivating.

I primarily teach classical music as this a great fundamental learning tool that will help a student be able to cross all genres when they become a seasoned performer. Along with the classical music, I like to supplement with method books, Disney, pop, and some contemporary music to bring dimension and fun into learning. I use activity worksheets and other incentives to encouraging memory retention and to maintain familiarity with all the musical terms and rules.
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Mitra Westover May 30, 2019
· Piano ·
We love Amy! She is such a patient, kind and talented piano instructor. My 6 year old loves her and is excited for lessons every week! Thank you, Amy!
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Dana May 29, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Amy has been instrumental in training many of my children in the study of piano. She has laid a great foundation in music theory and instilled in them the discipline of practicing and a love of classical music. We discovered that classical training lays an excellent foundation for all other genres. Amy’s passion for the classical can be heard no matter the style that is being taught or performed. Some of our children have since branched off into other instruments. However, their instructors have been amazed with their knowledge of music theory. They were able to skip the beginning basics of their instruments and move on to harder selections. I would highly recommend Amy as an instructor. She is professional, fun, and passionate.

We have since moved to another state and I am still searching for an instructor of her caliber.
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Amy G.

Winchester, VA 22601
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$34 / 30-min

About Sarah M.

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Winchester, VA
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I have been playing the oboe for approximately 12 years, but has been enamored with the instrument ever since I heard its unique sound in Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.

I am currently a graduate performing arts and leadership management major at Shenandoah Conservatory. I am hold a Bachelor's of Oboe Performance from SU. At the university, I participate in Shenandoah's Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. I have also been involved in several chamber ensembles, performing works such as Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F Major K. 370 and Prokofiev's Quintet in G minor. I also have experience outside of the university; in February 2019, I participated in the New Orchestra of Washington's NOWapprentice program and played second oboe for Beethoven Symphony No. 3.
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Sarah M.

Winchester, VA 22601
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$50 / 30-min

About Anton N.

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Winchester, VA
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My name is Anton Nelson. I am currently a student at Shenandoah Conservatory, studying under Dr. John O’Conor for a bachelor degree in piano performance. Before Shenandoah Conservatory, I received much instruction from Dr. Edvinas Minkstimas, a Juilliard graduate, at the Washington Conservatory of Music. I have also had private instruction with Tatiana Ioudenitch, and Professor Steven Spooner from the University of Kansas. I’ve also received masterclasses from world renowned pianists such as Orion Weiss and Brian Ganz at The Music Center at Strathmore.

I have also won numerous awards for my piano skills, most notably:
• 1st prize in the 5th Piano Festival at the Washington Conservatory of Music. The judges Bradford Gowen and Jose Ramos-Santana, for the first time in the history of the festival, awarded me the Certificate of Merit.
• 1st
prize in solo category and 3rd prize in concerto category at the “Music Without Limits” competition in Lithuania, which was also my first orchestral debut.
• 1st prize at the George Mason University Music Competition
• The Luciana Montanari-Mendola Award presented by The Italian Cultural Society of Washington D.C.

I have also performed numerous times with orchestra, including the Symphony Orchestra of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, conducted by maestro Laurynas Sadauskas, and Washington Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Scott Wood.

I have dedicated my life to the piano, and now, I would like to share my knowledge and love for music with others, of all ages and skill levels. I believe that it is important for me to share what I know about the art of piano performance to ensure that this skill is passed on to future generations, regardless if it is for simple personal enjoyment, or a competitive professional pursuit of mastery of the skill.

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Anton N.

Winchester, VA 22601
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$25 / 30-min

About Elizabeth B.

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Winchester, VA
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I received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of South Alabama and am currently finishing a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory.

I have particular interests in musical theatre education, have presented at regional and national academic conferences, including the Music by Women Conference, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and the Voice Foundation Conference. As an undergraduate, I performed extensively at the collegiate and professional level and was selected as a Madame Rose-Palmai Tenser Young Artist with Mobile Opera for two consecutive years.

Styles I teach: Musical Theatre, Opera, Classical Singing, Pop, Rock
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Elizabeth B.

Winchester, VA 22601
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$25 / 30-min

About James D.

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Culpeper, VA
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Lets have fun watching you become Amazing on the piano. I'm excited you have decided to move forward to become the next great pianist.
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James D.

Culpeper, VA 22701
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$40 / 30-min

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