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About Clarice W.

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About Clarice
Here's a little information about me and my teaching!

1) My experience as a teacher: I have been teaching both privately and at music schools for over 7 years. I have experience teaching private voice lessons and music therapy.

2) My experience as a performer: I currently sing and perform in the Seattle area. I recently moved from Chicago where I had a very active career singing. I know how to prepare you for auditions and performances because I myself am performing and auditioning.

3) My students: I've taught many different students, from beginners to advanced singers, children to adults. Whether you just want to learn how to sing your favorite song, or you are preparing for professional auditions, I can help!

4) I think singing takes hard work, but it's also important to have fun!

It is my goal to help every on
e of my students:

1) develop a healthy singing technique that will bring longevity to your career or hobby.

2) learn music efficiently and independently.

3) develop good practice habits.

4) learn basic ear training/sight singing.

If that sounds like something you would like to learn, click the green button on my profile to book lessons with me. If you are not quite ready to book, feel free to ask me a question.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
I've been studying voice for 12 years and teaching for the past 7. I received my Masters of Music degree in voice performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and my B.M. from UCF. Since graduating in 2013, I have sung with throughout the Chicago area and recently moved to Seattle. Some performance highlights include but are not limited to performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and in CCPA's production of the Chicago Premier of Daron Hagen's Amelia, and performing with the Grant Park Chorus.

I look forward to working with you!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide books. I expect my student to provide a piano.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in operatic singing. I received my training in opera; however, I also have training and performance experience in musical theater. I believe I am well equipped in several genres.
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Marjorie September 2, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
I've been a professional singer for over 25 years, and as I'm aging, my changing body needs to be retrained in a few areas. Clarice is a wonderful find of a teacher and coach. She helped me to prepare for a Mahler audition that was out of my comfort zone (I've mostly done Baroque repertoire, and Mahler sounds so much better when you're 50). She helped me to really get in touch with my core breathing, and to sing a legato line like you never get in early music. She also gave really good coaching advice on things like color and brightness of tone, with thoughts of making it cut through a thick texture. I really liked the advice "pp is a color, not a volume." I have yet to hear about my audition results, but unlike many, I felt really good about how I sang. I'm looking forward to more lessons with Clarice so that I can keep on singing healthily for the next 20 years into my 70s.
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Clarice W.

Clarice W.

Seattle, WA 98117
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About Paul E.

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LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS - I'll help you learn learn the foundations of piano and guitar. I aim to help my students find an expressive voice in music, and to inspire them to take charge of their ambitions in music.

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Music. I teach beginners in piano and guitar. The foundations mentioned above are:

-Performance
-Theory
-Appreciation
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Ben D. September 14, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Paul is great. Very patient and I am really improving over the last few weeks
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Daniel K. February 16, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Paul is a wonderful teacher. He's flexible,methodical, and keen to adapt to students' level and help them achieve their goals.
Paul has a great grasp of musical theory as well, as demonstrated by his ability to describe complex and esoteric topics in simple terms.
I definitely recommend him!
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Daniel K. January 24, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Through my experience so far, I've found Paul to be a flexible, focused, and effective teacher.
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Paul E.

Paul E.

Seattle, WA 98122
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About James R.

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Seattle, WA
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*PLEASE NOTE: I don't travel to Bellevue, Mercer Island or anywhere that requires me to drive over I-90 or the 520 bridge. Sorry! 3 miles is my maximum distance of travel, and please take note of the time slot I have open (usually just a few).

I've been exploring music since age 13 when I started on guitar and electric bass. I've gigged around the Puget Sound area for over a decade and am passionate about many styles of music. I've played in jazz and blues ensembles while studying music in Boston and Seattle. I perform my own music. I play acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, ukulele, mandolin, piano, drums and I sing.

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Required Accessories: Music Stand, 3-Ring Binder, Sheet Protectors

Chords, scales and finger-picking are the three areas of guitar, ukulele and mandolin playing which I have my stu
dents work on each week (the areas for bass are; scales and the different types of bass playing methods). The format for my sheets is done in traditional music notation with a mix of tablature - the standard presentation for guitar books. Sessions are also divided more or less in half between working on fundamentals and working on songs. Music appreciation, learning to play with other instruments and play-alongs with recordings are also a part of my teaching platform. Students are encouraged to give song suggestions for learning, and it's one of my favorite aspects of being an instructor! My YouTube channel has some Student Favorites playlists with the most memorable and effective songs I've been teaching over the last decade. Cheers!

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I bring one of my acoustics to my lessons.
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Alton August 11, 2016
· Vocal Training · In home
James was a delight, and our son was pleased with his first lesson.

Sincerely anticipating more!
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Tim/Teresa G. June 27, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Engaging, patient and very talented. Wonderful with our teenage son.
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Carl March 14, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Patient and encouraging instructor for a beginning student.
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James R.

James R.

Seattle, WA 98112
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About David K.

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About David
I have spent the last 11 years teaching both music and Spanish. I have directed secondary orchestras, taught elementary music, IB Diploma Program Spanish, middle and high school Spanish at a school for students with learning differences, and been the Executive Director for a nonprofit youth orchestra. I maintain my practice of teaching private lessons because of my passion for teaching one-on-one.

I have a particular knack for getting middle school-aged through adult students excited about new aspects of what they are learning. My enthusiasm for both music and language tends to translate to my students. Honestly, I'm a nerd when it comes to music and language; I love learning about the intricacies of different chord voicings or teaching the differences between gerunds and present progressive verbs.

Aside from music, I love being o
utside. Skiing, fly-fishing, and backpacking are some of my favorite things in the world.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach guitar (beginning through advanced), and beginning violin, viola, and cello, as well as offering Spanish tutoring.

Although classical guitar is my primary strength, I am more than willing to teach any style that a student may want to learn. If you want to learn rock, blues, jazz, etc. I'd be thrilled to teach you that particular genre. To me, style is simply a vehicle to learn over-arching musical ideas and skills.

The most important musical skill that I can help students develop is reading music. If a student can read music, regardless of current technical ability, ambition, or musical preferences, they will be able to learn more music than I will ever be able to teach them. Linguistically, the most important skill I can develop in students is listening (though I do, of course, teach students to read, write, and speak as well). This is the base of so much future learning, as they will hear much more than simply what they are learning in tutoring sessions.

I make it my serious goal to teach myself out of a job, to give students the tools that they need to go out and learn as much as they possibly can (or want to), so that when our lessons eventually come to an end, they have a solid base from which to grow.

My personal style is fairly laid back. I am a very easy-going individual, but I do expect that my students practice. As long as a student is practicing and putting forth effort, I will bend over backwards to help them.

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I have my own instruments and books. I expect students to have their own instrument and be willing to buy books as well.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Guitar
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Amy S. December 16, 2015
· Cello · In home
Very positive experience. My daughter really enjoys her lessons and looks forward to the next. She has learned a lot. Highly recommend!
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CHRISTINA N. September 11, 2015
· Cello · In studio
He was very easy going and yet professional. I felt that he was able to cover a lot of ground in an hour and felt it was well worth the money. I liked that he not only pointed out things that could be corrected but also things I was doing right.
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Yiqun S. November 11, 2013
· Guitar ·
David is a great Guitar teacher.

David has been a great guitar teacher for my teenage kid! He was patient with her but he also challenged her to work harder. My kid learned a lot in just a few months, from no experience to being able to play somewhat difficult scales and chords! I believe that David’s experiences both as a high school teacher and as a musician help him to be a great guitar teacher.
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David K.

David K.

Seattle, WA 98178
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About Kaley E.

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Dr. Kaley Lane Eaton is a composer and soprano currently based in Seattle, WA. Her work has been performed across the US and internationally, in venues ranging from Hong Kong concert halls, to the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Eaton's work crosses genre boundaries, exploring how the voice, body, and unconscious world of the performer can provide musical narratives through live digital processing, machine listening, sensors, and improvisation. Her "startling," "intriguing," "fresh," and "thoughtful" compositions are quickly gaining notoriety for combining innovative digital technology with ancient performance practices.

In addition to frequently performing her own work in bars, concert halls, living rooms, and (hopefully, someday) the lobbies of Seattle's new and overpriced luxury condo buildings, she is an avid cross-disciplinary
collaborator. Recent collaborations include Karin Stevens Dance, Mazumal (cellist Olivia J.P. Harris and soprano Felicia Chen), flutist Leanna Keith, forty/sixty, Strange Interlude, violist Heather Bentley, and saxophonist Steve Treseler. She has been awarded residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (2017 associate artist with master artist Derek Bermel) and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (2017) where she was awarded the distinguished Holland and Knight Fellowship. Her electroacoustic opera lily [bloom in my darkness], featuring an original libretto by Canadian author felicia klingenberg and choreography by Karin Stevens, premiered in June 2017 with the support of 4Culture's Tech Specific Grant Program. lily is also the recipient of the 2017 International Alliance for Women In Music's Pauline Oliveros New Genre prize for works exploring electroacoustic media and innovative form and style. It will be produced again in Fall 2018 with Karin Stevens Dance and the Universal Language Project alongside her new work LUNG for 6 loudspeakers, interactive electronics, dancers and large ensemble.

With flutist Leanna Keith, Eaton is co-founder of Stack Effect, a flute and voice duo. Also with Keith and violist Heather Bentley, Eaton co-directs Kin of the Moon, an improvisation-centric and technology-friendly chamber music series in Seattle. Both Stack Effect and Kin of the Moon have enjoyed recent features at new music festivals such as Oh My Ears! in Phoenix, NUMUS NW in Seattle, and the National Flute Association Convention.

As a writer with particular interest in the role of musical composition's relationship to our larger culture, Eaton has been published by KING FM's Second Inversion ("Women, Creativity, and the Classroom" (2016) and "Reflections on Wilderness" (2017)) and Common Tone Arts ("Things I wish I had known when I thought I couldn't be a composer" (2017)).

Eaton holds a DMA in composition from the University of Washington and teaches at Seattle Pacific University.
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Julia L. May 31, 2018
· Singing · In studio
My daughter likes the teacher a lot.
She already got a lots advice for her first solo concert!
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Deborah A. October 1, 2013
· Piano ·
Great piano and voice teacher

Ms. E combined talents as an accomplished pianist and singer were a blessing for our daughter. Under her tutelage she has blossomed into a lovely musician. When she decided to take on voice as well Ms.E skillfully guided her and wisely allowed her to choose music she loved.

We miss her energy and unique abilities as a teacher to inspire a love of music. Her weekly visits were always met with great anticipation and left our daughter singing up the stairs.
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Kaley E.

Kaley E.

Seattle, WA 98102
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About Marissa M.

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Tacoma, WA

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About Marissa
Hello! My name is Marissa and I am a current Senior Vocal Performance and Anthropology Double Major at Pacific Lutheran University. I love music, and love teaching it to others even more! I have a vast resume of choral music, opera, and early music. I look forward to hearing from you!

If you would like a copy of my resume (either choral, early music, or opera), please let me know! I also have a wide range of knowledge of All-State Choirs and Solo/Ensemble competitions, after my experiences in middle/high school.
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Marissa M.

Marissa M.

Tacoma, WA 98422
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$25 / 30-min

About Eric P.

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Seattle, WA

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After more than a decade of performing and teaching in Los Angeles, Eric now call Seattle home. Since graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Music, Eric has pursued professional jazz and music education with equal passion.

In addition to a robust private studio, in Los Angeles Eric was a jazz coach for the Downbeat Magazine award-winning band at Downey High School. Eric also taught for nine years with the elementary school band program, Children's Music Workshop.
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Vijay R. August 20, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
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Lee March 2, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Great instructor. Knows how to work well with students of all levels.
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Alec August 1, 2017
· Saxophone · In home
Eric is apart of a select group of musicians who can play at an extremely high level and effectively translate their knowledge to others. His customized and methodological approach with enough time and effort can turn any novice into a skilled player. He is also extremely encouraging and flexible. I've studied with Eric for five years and don't plan on stopping any time soon.
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Eric P.

Eric P.

Seattle, WA 98155
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About Greg S.

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Hello! I am a vocal music teacher with over 15 years of experience in singing and performing. I received my BA in music (voice) from the University of Washington in 2012, and my MA in teaching (with a choral endorsement) from the University of Puget Sound in 2016. I currently teach music at Seattle World School, where I focus on singing, vocal technique, and music theory.

I have studied and been trained in multiple genres, and I can assist students in using healthy vocal technique for any style of music. While much of my performing experience has been in Classical singing, I have also performed Pop music, and I have performed with multiple a cappella groups. Whether you're hoping to start your career in opera or just want to have another hobby in your life, I can help!
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Jonathan September 3, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Greg's a very good teacher. At first I wasn't sure how all the vocal exercises and breathing that we were doing were fitting together, but by the 5th lesson, I could see my singing improve significantly. Greg has a lot of experience, but doesn't try to overwhelm you or do things that are unnecessary. He works on what he thinks you're capable doing, but also guides you past your comfort zone a little bit each lesson as well. Recommended.
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Greg S.

Greg S.

Seattle, WA 98103
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About Brittani F.

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Tacoma, WA
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Hello!

My name is Brittani, and I have a passion for helping students feel empowered and confident through the use of their voice or piano lessons, whether personal or professional. As someone who has struggled with and recovered from a vocal pathology, I feel that I have a unique perspective on the emotional taxations and challenges that vocal work can bring up. I strive to use compassion and the "love and logic" methodology with all of my students. I am passionate about voice pedagogy and voice science, and use a more anatomically based approach in my teaching, rather than metaphorical. I received my master's degree in voice performance from the University of Northern Colorado in 2017, and hold a bachelor's in music education which I obtained from Colorado State University in 2013. I am a performing mezzo-soprano in a variety of genr
es, and I have a passion for teaching many different styles including classical, jazz, and musical theater.

I teach ages 12 and up for voice, and 4 and up for piano, and I do teach with Tacoma Public Schools, which has FBI and WSP verified background checks.

My piano skills are proficient for beginning students only. :)
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John February 25, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
She has a gift for observing her student and identifying the strengths and weaknesses in their vocal technique. She is then able to find the best ways to correct the weaknesses and enhance the strengths. I believe she can improve any one to be a better and more confident singer.
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Brittani F.

Brittani F.

Tacoma, WA 98444
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About Andrea B.

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I grew up in a musical family. My father played all over California, with all different types of bands, from salsa to country & western. I, my mom and my older sister were in the Sweet Adelines, and my little sister is a public school music teacher. I've spent my entire life from age 3 singing and performing! I love nothing better than passing on my vast repertoire of singing and performance knowledge to anyone who is willing to learn! I got my first paid gig at 9 years of age, singing in a wedding. I've performed everything from Simon and Garfunkel to Ozzy Osbourne and I'm now doing my own songs with my band, What's Next?.

​​​​With over 40 years of performance experience, I decided to began teaching in 2007 while living in Europe. I found that using ideas which my students already understood to explain how to sing, was something tha
t worked amazingly well! For instance, I taught a number of scientists/engineers from CERN, in Geneva Switzerland, using physics and engineering principles. When I returned to the U.S., I took on a student who was a auto mechanic, and used the idea of the combustable engine to help him understand how the voice works. I put in considerable effort to understand the best way a student learns, so I can teach him in such a way that I know he will understand the concepts and be able to replicate the sounds needed to sing.

From beginners to accomplished musicians, I've helped committed students realize their Inner Diva. Confidence issues, tonal issues, or just plain issues? I am the teacher who can bring your talent to full fruition. I've worked with professionals and novices from Poland to Oklahoma, France to Italy, UK to New York City to Switzerland and back to Oklahoma. I am permanently settled in the Greater Seattle area now! You pick the music, and I'll pick your brain, and together we can find the path to fulfill your dreams. Step beyond the fear to be the best artist you can be! Life's way too short to have regrets ... Sing Already!
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Andrea B.

Andrea B.

Seattle, WA 98134
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