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Melody S.

31 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Service Award from Teklado School of Music, Philippines
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Melody S.

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"Choral conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert."

As a conductor, I will do my job to the best of my ability to set the correct tune, proper tempo, ensure exact entries by various members of the choir, and to shape the phrasing appropriately, to convey ideas of the music and work on interpretation in rehearsals prior to a performance.

About Melody

Every student is unique and individuals rely on different learning styles. The teaching method of Melody is adjusted to fit the needs and desires of the student, characterizing a plan based around their individual strengths, weaknesses, and music goals. While the focus is founded on teaching the ba

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Kaylana P.
This was my daughter's first singing lesson. Melody was very accommodating with my wife and I observing our daughter. With a musical background myself, I immediately knew that Melody had immense knowledge not only about singing, but also the theory and technique that all singers should learn.
Gianna
My daughter is now 16 years old and has been under Ms. Melody's tutelage for a year now. There are good times and bad, and I am thankful that Ms. Melody did not give up. My daughter will encounter lots of hardships throughout her life, and as a mother, I cannot do all the teachings myself. It is always good to know when you have a caring teacher whom you can trust and know what they are doing both in music and life. I like that Ms. Melody can be lenient, and firm when needed. My daughter has joined her recitals, music playdates, and couldn't be happier. I can't recommend Ms. Melody high enough.
Micala S.
My daughters, 8 and 6, took lessons as beginners from Melody for 10 months before we had to move. SHE IS AMAZING! Not only did she make the lessons fun and engaging, but they learned so much in that short time. I grew up playing piano, violin and French horn and I was very impressed with her approach/methodology and how much of herself she put into her teaching. For the last 3 months we were with Melody, the girls also took voice lessons. The highlight of our spring was watching the girls perform at the recital Melody had so painstakingly organized. It was astounding how much they had progressed musically and my husband and I were in awe at how well they performed in front of people. We were also impressed at the wide range of experience in the students Melody taught. Some had played for years and were clearly continuing to blossom under Melody's tutelage, while others were beginners like our daughters. Melody was always positive, encouraging and extremely patient (even when my six year old had clearly not practiced for a week straight or was tired and whiny). My daughters and I miss her dearly as our mentor and now our friend! We cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Robert E.

11 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Un petit peu Français.
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Robert E.

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I have taught and directed for 30 years in NY and DC. From lesson 1, students engage with a dynamic approach to acting through Meisner-based improv. During the 1st 12 weeks, we go from basic truthful acting to dynamic scene work, followed by 12 weeks of in-depth scene study, then extensive character training and in-depth film and audition technique. My students are successful in film, theater, commercials and TV in DC, NY and LA.

About Robert

I have taught acting for over 30 years based in the Meisner Technique, and I write and direct my own plays and films. I have years of experience as an actor, jazz saxophone player, singer and poet, as well as a philosophy degree, which I bring to my understanding of acting. I use this rich backgro

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Isabella D.
Very knowledgeable & kind. Set good groundwork for my daughter. She really enjoyed it and talked about it all through dinner.
KiKi
Helpful right out of the gate! What a fabulous experience! A true pro and I’m already looking forward to our next session. Excellent!!!
Michael
Robert is super easy to talk to and he has great ideas. He leads with passion, curiosity and understanding and opened new worlds to me. Although I was a terrible student, Robert made me realize how much potential I have and now I'm exploring many new things on my own. I'm very tankful!
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Aleksis B.

41 Reviews
Germantown, MD
Starting at $37
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aleksis B.

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Learn how to develop strength in your voice and understand phrasing through rhythm training

About Aleksis

My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do. My educatio

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Julia
I have no strings background and I thoroughly enjoyed my first Ukulele lesson with Aleksis. Not only did we go through techniques, we also got to play a Bob Marley song at the end of the lesson. Who knew it was possible to play an entire song on the first lesson?! It was really fun and I really look forward to our next lesson.
Musa A.
Patience kind and positive. We had a good experience
Johanna H.
Really knowledgable, informative and explain things very clearly. And he taught me several new valuable things in the first lesson. The that they never even mentioned in music school. I'm so happy to have found him to take lessons from. I already look forward to the next lesson!

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Eva S.

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Starting at $142
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eva S.

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VOTED BEST OF NY MAGAZINE AND BEST OF TIMEOUT NY - AWARD-WINNING IMPROV AND ACTING COACH FROM NEW YORK CITY READY TO MAKE YOU LAUGH AND LEARN!

Improv is short for Improvisation or Improvisational Theater. It’s Acting without a script. Performers make up scenes and characters in the moment. Improv is an exceptional foundation for Acting Technique and Dramatic Performance.

Join me for a fun, laugh-out-loud lesson in Improv. More than a performance activity, Improvisation is a powerful skill that teaches people of all ages to be more relaxed, more confident, and funnier in every setting.

About Eva

Eva Shure grew up between Manhattan and South Florida and was a theater major at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. While in college, she completed her training at The Second City Improv Training Center right outside of Chicago. After finishing at Northwestern, she went on to complete a

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Alexandra R.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Awarded Winner from Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego
  • Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from Boston University
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Alexandra R.

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Do you want to sound more confident and convey your messages more clearly? Are you terrified of speaking publicly? Do you experience frequent vocal fatigue? We will work together to overcome all this and more. As a professional vocalist, I have spent years thinking about the voice and using it as a tool for communication and can help you achieve your goals for vocal clarity and health.

About Alexandra

I am a professional opera singer with a love for languages. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors in Voice, and went on to study opera performance at the Opera Institute at Boston University. Since then, I've been working as a singer for over 10 years! I have to sing i

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Jane S.
She was clear in her instruction, encouraging and made it fun. Explained the mechanics of voice and she was easy to understand. Excellent coach!
Audrey
Very knowledgeable and helpful for my 12-year-old daughter, and she makes learning fun!
Hong
I had so much fun working with Alex. She has excellent teaching skills and a delightful personality. I am already excited for my next lesson.

Kelsey D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2018
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Kelsey D.

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Students can expect to be informed on what acting skills are needing work and also what they do well. Being a stage manager and studying theatre, students will be able to gain knowledge of what a director/teacher is looking for in an actor.

About Kelsey

I am a college student who is earning their bachelor's degree in secondary education with an emphasis in history. I had learned my love for history in high school and had decided that it was important for me to teach kids who have a more difficult time in history that it does not have to be as hard

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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Jennifer J.
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"I don't normally write reviews, but she was fantastic! She really knows what she's doing and I enjoyed her. Great lesson! Would definitely recommend her to anyone!"
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"Working with kids requires the ability to use analogies and really understand the child that you are working with. Our experience with Adam has convinced me that he posses those qualities. He is also punctual and consistent. As the guy footing the bill, I appreciate.
We plan on continuing our relationship with Adam."
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