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Stacey S. Covington, KY

Stacey teaches theory in all levels of lessons believing that understanding is the true path to mastery. Straight A's in Undergraduate and Graduate Music Theory Courses, 4 years as a Music Theory tutor at DePauw University.

About Stacey

Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 8 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop and ascend voices. Stacey has recently been named as the Director of Artistic Collaboration for ascend voices. Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students. Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College

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Sandi S. July 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
The 30 minutes I spend with Stacey are the bright spot in my week. In just 3 short lessons, this 72 year old has learned so much! Stacey's enthusiasm and support for the student come together to create an environment in which the student can explore their limits. Her understanding of proper singing technique and phrasing and her ability to evoke same in her students is exemplary - in other words, I love my voice teacher, Stacey!
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Ashley T. May 29, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I love my lessons with Stacey. She is an amazing teacher as well as performer. She is a wonderful person with a bright smile and positive teaching style. Stacey relieves any nervousness or anxiety I had upon starting singing lessons. I look forward to each and every lesson.
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Karen M. April 4, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Wonderful Teacher

Stacey is a wonderful teacher. I was nervous about taking singing lessons and she put me at ease with fun vocal exercises and her warmth and sense of humor. The musical education I received from her was excellent.
David P. Cincinnati, OH

For music theory, students will learn intervals, chords, scales, key signatures, harmony, composition, and figured bass. Students are encouraged to learn music theory using a piano, but another instrument may be used as well.

About David

David P. began formal training with St. Elizabeth’s church organist on piano at age eight.  His older brothers and sisters taught him how to play guitar at home, and at school he was a featured vocal soloist at concert performances.  During his high school years, he began playing drums and singing at shows around the greater Cincinnati area.  While attending Xavier University, David continued to play in several groups.  He performed with the Xavier University Choir for four years under the direction of conductor and music department chair Helmut Roerig.  David performed with the Xavier University Percussion Ensemble and studied drums with John Gardner of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for four years.  He studied voice with Harriet Beebe and piano with Rebecca Slater among ...

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Lucas B. September 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Terrific Teacher

He is a stupendous teacher. He makes his students feel comfortable, which is essential for optimal performance, without being excessively lax. The diaphragmatic breathing technique he began our first lesson with has proven to be incredibly valuable in signing and in my life in general.
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Alex C. September 13, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Has a gifted teaching ability

David has been an excellent teacher for my young children. He is patient, encouraging, and has a good teaching method. My children made good progress and although they were skeptical about taking lessons, once they had a lesson with David, they continued to come back and made very good progress.
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Zach B. August 22, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
David is an incredible teacher and mentor. I recommend him without any reservations.

David is not only gifted at building your talent and ability - he will help you build your confidence. I took weekly singing lessons with David, starting with no experience at all, and he took me to a place I never thought I could be. Lessons are relaxed, efficient, and directed at your own pace, and David has a way of making you very comfortable with his patient, kind demeanor. He is a diamond in the rough, and easily worth 2x the money.
Christopher M. Cincinnati, OH

I have taught music theory for fourteen years.

Note values, rhythm, chords, and chord structure, and harmony.
I typically use the book Tonal Harmony.

About Christopher

I believe that everyone can enjoy singing. Not everyone gets the opportunity to sing at the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, or other world famous music halls. Nonetheless, I believe that with proper training, patience, and practice everyone can enjoy the art of singing within their own level of giftedness. If you have never tried to sing for fear of embarrassment, or If you love to sing and want to learn more or if you just want to brush up and fine tune, my studio is the place for you. Nonetheless, I believe that with proper training, patience, and practice everyone can enjoy the art of singing within their own level of giftedness. I take time to listen to a student's instrument and lesson by lesson determine what is the best course of positive action that I and the student need to ...

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Sherri F. February 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Chris is an awesome instructor! I would recommend Chris to anyone who wants to fine-tune their singing skills.
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ChristineL February 26, 2012
Awesome, motivational teacher !
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JesseP November 27, 2011
Topnotch

I am very happy I started lessons with Dr McBride. He passes on his knowledge and experience in a straightforward gentle, and professional manner. In a short time I have noted positive progress and improvement from his pearls of wisdom and assigned vocal exercises. Recommended without any reservation!
Victor K. Cincinnati, OH

If you are struggling with music theory, wish to learn how to read music, or are studying theory and need some help, I am very knowledgeable in this area. I extensively studied music theory and history in the Conservatory and can assist students of all levels.

About Victor

I received my Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2010, studying under Dr. Roberta Gary. I have completed all the coursework for the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. I will receive the degree in late 2014 or early 2015 after performing one more solo recital. I began playing the piano at the age of 5, later moving to the organ at 9. I have held a church job since then, working in multiple different denominations and settings. I have a strong background of piano, accompanying, theory, sacred liturgy, and musical performance. I enjoy studying and listening to many genres of music as well as performing them. I am very interested in historically informed performance and understanding different ...

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Robin S. September 17, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have 3 kids who take lessons from Victor. The kids have very different personalities and abilities. Victor adjusts his teaching style to each child and they have each improved dramatically. Victor is flexible and easy to work with. All three love him.
P.J. C. Cincinnati, OH

Establish the basics of tonal harmony including but not limited to scales, intervals, chord qualities, circle of fifths, applied chords, harmonic analysis, sight-singing, rhythm.

About P.J.

P.J. C., double bassist, received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Homer Mensch, Timothy Cobb and Albert Laszlo. As an orchestral bassist, P.J. has performed in concert halls all over the world including China, Denmark, Japan and major U.S. venues. He is a member of the Dayton Philharmonic and a frequent sub with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A committed chamber musician, P.J. participated in Denmark's Thy Chamber Music Festival as well as the Kennedy Center'™s fifth anniversary of The Conservatory Project, where he collaborated with the classical fusion trio, Time for Three. As an educator, P.J. is the adjunct double bass professor at Capital University in Columbus, OH. Outside of the classical realm, P.J. passionately explores other ...

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Tricia I. November 25, 2014
Upright Bass · Online
Verified Student
PJ is a great instructor. He is teaching solid basic skills in addition to keeping the content interesting. He provides excellent feedback in a manner which makes our teen want to correct/improve rather than get frustrated or defensive. PJ also went out of his way to meet our regular schedule request and works effectively via Skype. He has been very accommodating and even pushed a lesson out 2 hours when our son got stranded at school one day. We are looking forward to many Great lessons with PJ and I think that our teen's exposure to him will further ignite his passion in music - really, what more could you ask for than that.
Kerry K. Dayton, OH

Very personal when it comes to learning theory.
Do both traditional and open to composition.

About Kerry

Kerry attended Wright State University for two (2) years, and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. He also holds a Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music to learn Creative Music Making and African drum studies. Lastly, he attended the University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, & World music, and the Samba school in Salvador/Rio, Brazil for Samba studies. Kerry has been performing since 1984 for theatre shows, bands for rock, jazz, R & B, Circus’ (Great Wallendas), swing bands, American Entertainment Productions show band (One year), and performed with Holland America Cruise Line for three (3) years. Recently, he is performing Musicals at Sinclair ...

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Kerry K. December 10, 2014
Drum · In home
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Kerry K. December 10, 2014
Percussion · In studio
"To whom it may concern”

This is a recommendation in support of Mr. Kerry K. I have known Mr. Kerry K. since July 2007, when he was a participant in my week long Creative Music Making Institute at the Eastman School of Music 2007 Summer Session.

I observed Mr. Kerry K.’s performances as a percussionist in the 2007 workshops and gala concert, and I found his performances to be excellent - musical and with a clear sense of commitment. In my opinion Mr. Kerry K. has the motivation necessary to achieve success, both in his studies and in percussion performance.

I have been fortunate to observe percussion students at all levels worldwide during many years of teaching and performing with the percussion quintet, NEXUS, and as the Principal Percussionist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Based on that experience I am delighted to give Kerry my recommendation.

Sincerely,
William L. Cahn

Member of the NEXUS Percussion Group
Assoc. Prof. of Percussion, Eastman School of Music
Visiting Prof. of Percussion, Showa Academy, Kawasaki, Japan"
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Kerry K. December 10, 2014
Drum · In studio
Kerry has given private percussion lessons to my 12 year old daughter for 8 months. She enjoys lessons and I have seen improvements in her performance. Kerry has been communicative, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services.
Thank you.

Dena Krupa

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