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Nicolle A.

Sandy, UT

About Nicolle

At the age of 3, I began playing the violin and was taught through the Suzuki Method. Before ever learning to read a note, I learned to play by ear- learning to listen and imitate, much as a child learns to imitate sounds and speak before learning the letters of the alphabet. This ear training, in combination with note reading and other techniques, created the groundwork for the rest of my life as a musician!

The moment that would change my life as a musician came at age 12 while performing with Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. We had the opportunity to perform wit
h violinist Vanessa Mae. I had never seen someone that could inspire so much electric energy and, at the same time, put such tender, heartfelt emotion into every note. A new fire and zeal for music was born in me that I can never forget!

That passion for music has driven me to reach for every performance and training opportunity possible and to help others do the same. In completing my bachelor's degree in Viola Performance at the Jacob's School of Music at Indiana University, I brushed shoulders with mentors who not only shaped me as a performing musician but also as a teacher. Participating in the Suzuki Pedagogy program provided the ultimate hands-on opportunity to teach, alongside other professionals, and mold beginning violinists in their first steps.

I have been teaching privately for the past 10 years, helping beginning through advanced students ranging in age from 4 to 52. It's been unbelievably rewarding watching each student's life change with music. My young beginners love the creative outlet that playing the violin and viola provides. The discipline they develop in learning to play crosses musical boundaries and can be seen in their schoolwork and other daily routines. My adult students love the opportunity to begin the musical journey they had only dreamed of in the past; or, the chance to "dust off" their instruments that they put by the wayside as a child. Equally rewarding is teaching those students with fundamentals already in place to stretch and turn their technique into expressive, musical lines!

I love the opportunity to get to know the unique personalities and styles of EACH of my students and to help them put this qualities into their playing! Let me help you discover the musician waiting to come out in you!...

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. (For students younger than 8 years of age, 30 minute or 45 minute lessons are recommended.) Each of my lessons is taught one-on-one in my in-home studio.

I teach a combination of the Suzuki Method and traditional styles. The Suzuki Method creates a strong technical foundation to build upon while also training the ear to work independently of note reading. I combine this method with a more traditional approach as I feel it important for the student's involvement and enjoyment to play recognizable tunes.

What to expect in a lesson:

Beginners:
- Learning to correctly hold the violin/viola and bow with proper position
- Learning the names of notes and placement of fingers
- Note and rhythm training/reading; key and time signature training
- Ear training
- Beginning level Suzuki and traditional pieces

Intermediate:
- Ensuring that proper positioning and posture is upheld
- Scale and rhythm training; key and time signature training
- Ear training
- Intermediate level Suzuki and traditional pieces
- Learning shifting exercises and vibrato

Advanced:
- Scale and rhythm training exercises/etudes
- Ear training
- Advanced level Suzuki pieces and/or traditional and other classical pieces

For the first lesson:

Beginners: Please bring your violin (appropriate for your size), bow, shoulder rest, Suzuki Volume 1 with CD, notepad, and folder.

Intermediate-Advanced: Please bring your violin, bow, shoulder rest, notepad, folder, and your most recently performed/polished piece.

Parental involvement in younger students' lessons and at-home practicing is HIGHLY encouraged! (For those students 8 years of age or younger, parents are REQUIRED to be at every lesson!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Violin/Viola (for teacher use), music stand, metronome, recording device, laptop
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Reviews

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Jenna July 9, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
We loved it!! Jenna was captivated and relaxed. It was awesome!
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Taiju H. February 6, 2014
Violin
Missing her a lot.

When She was in Toronto Canada,
my daughter started violin lesson
with Nicolle.
The way of her teaching was so attractive
and skilful and patience.She is also
great performer.
Too bad that we can't find any teacher
like her.But it was such a fortune that
my daughter had learn fundamental basic
from her.
We miss her a lot but great fortune for
people who live in Sydney UT.
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Daniel B. January 14, 2014
Viola
Beyond-Compare

With such attention to detail and a natural ear for music, Nicolle's talent in playing and teaching is beyond compare. Her love and desire to share her passion with others is clear. If you are considering lessons look no further I 100% recommend her.
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Nicolle A.

Nicolle A.

Sandy, UT 84094
(6)
starting at
$39 / 30-min
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Samantha O.

West Valley City, UT

About Samantha

Samantha has been teaching private lessons since 2013 and is currently available to teach lessons at her home. Samantha has helped students gain confidence, expand their range, learn healthy singing habits , and helped prepare them for auditions, such as choir, etc.

Samantha received her training at Southern Utah University, where she received a degree in Music/Vocal Performance in 2012. As an expert in her field, Samantha looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Samantha's teaching style is relaxed and engaging, yet professional.
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Arianna June 28, 2016
Singing · In studio
Love Samantha as an instructor! Very patient, kind and knows her stuff! Highly recommend her to all my musical friends
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Samantha O.

Samantha O.

West Valley City, UT 84128
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Kait K.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Kait

Kait K. has been teaching singers of all ages and abilities since 1997. She has taught in public schools, colleges and universities and privately in San Diego & Los Angeles, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. She has owned and operated The Performer Studio (a school and performance venue for singers) since 1997 and most recently, Salt Lake Singers Academy.

As a teacher, Kait's focus with each student is to help them really understand both the anatomy and health of their vocal instrument and to help them tap into their very best sound in an engaging and fun way...

Kait: "Every singer has stumbl
ing blocks. It is my passion to help them identify those, understand them and then...shatter them. Singers are complex people with complex instruments, and no matter what our expertise level, the DESIRE to sing is something to be protected and nurtured. I value honesty, discipline and detail work in the singing studio. I find those three things, meshed always with a genuine sense of FUN, are the keys to helping singers unlock and develop what makes them unique artists with something to say."

Professionally as a singer, Kait has headlined her own blues band, sung in several cover bands and also performed as a featured lead vocalist alongside John Lee Hooker Jr. (Blues Grammy artist nominee) on his western tour of the U.S. Kait was the lead singer and co-songwriter for the band Light Vizion and co-produced the band's debut album "Looking For An Angel" and can be heard as the solo vocalist on the album "True North" by Tristan Moore. She is currently a freelance vocalist in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has sung lead and solo in a large variety of venues, including Capitol Theatre, Abravanel Hall, Rose Wagner (Jeanne Wagner Stage) and several local clubs and restaurants as well as festivals and outdoor concerts including the annual Scarecrow Festival and the Brown Bag Concert Series and Furry Fiesta Fundraiser! While in Los Angeles, Kait performed in numerous clubs and blues music venues, including The Brown Derby, The Blue Cafe and BB Kings in Hollywood. She has also worked as a professional singer for several years in the Los Angeles Music Industry where she performed in several bands and worked as an in demand "session" singer (someone people hire to come in and quickly record vocals for various professional and experimental projects).

Kait's own education as a singing performer includes a B.F.A. from the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah, an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from San Diego State University plus 5 years post-grad study in Los Angeles training in voice with world master voice teacher, Edward Sayegh.

In 2004 Kait returned to her roots in Salt Lake City, UT to continue both her singing and teaching career. She continues to write, arrange and record as a freelance singer, and has appeared as the featured vocalist with groups like Children's Dance Theatre and Ririe-Woodbury as well as other local blues and rock bands.

Kait: "My goal with each student is to help them to become the very best they can be as singing performers. But in addition, I aim to lift their spirit during the time they spend here, so that when they leave for the day, after the work they've done, they feel better, more inspired, more empowered and more confident and driven than they did when they arrived at my door. Teaching and watching my students evolve as both artists and people is thrilling! I have the honor of watching them find themselves through music while they build truly lifelong friendships with the performing peers they meet in the classes and performances they participate in here...they end up finding some of their 'kindred spirits' in life here, and that is something that is priceless as an artist."
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Janene H. January 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kait has helpedmy daughter find her confidence. She is so encouraging and customizes the lessons to fit my daughters needs.
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Jasmine K. October 15, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Professional, understanding, informative! A great experience!
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Joann K. August 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter loves Kait she is having so much fun and loves to go to her lessons. She is amazing.
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Kait K.

Kait K.

Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(11)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kristin J.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Kristin

Hi, I'm Kristin J, and I'm excited to meet you!

In 15+ years of teaching voice, my students have gone on to sing professionally for opera companies, in folk/acoustic bands, to study performance and music education in college, and some have simply enjoyed the confidence that comes with learning how to sing and improve their quality of life.

I recently relocated from NYC, where I sang with several opera companies, in a music theater festival, on tour in Jakarta, Indonesia, and at Lincoln Center. Professionally, I've sung opera, cross-over, music theater, sacred music, and spirituals with
opera companies, in recital, and as a church musician. Currently I sing with the Utah Opera chorus.

I have a MM in Opera from ASU, a BM in Voice from FSU, and am a recent grad of the William Esper Studio for Actors.

While I'm most at home in the classical world, I encourage my students to develop healthy vocal habits and sing what they enjoy.
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Lexie May 24, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Kristin is exceptional. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is learning from a true professional.
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Ben seager January 12, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
We were very impressed with Kristin during our first 5 lessons and have already paid for more. Our entire family is taking lessons and Kristin was able to adapt her style to suit all of us (kids are 4yo, 5yo, 6yo). Highly recommended!
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Anna-Lisa H. August 25, 2015
Singing
Kristin Jensen is a vibrant and determined coach who brings out the best in her students. As a colleague of hers, I have had the pleasure if watching many of her students in action and they perform with refined talent and confidence. She teaches solid technique and makes learning fun. Always an inspiration to her students, Kristin is a teacher who not only can teach but is beautifully talented at performing herself. She brings real-life experience into the classroom and will give you 100%! You will love her!
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Kristin J.

Kristin J.

Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Gregory H.

Salt Lake City, UT

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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
I think he is going to really help my daughter she had a good experience.
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Gregory H.

Gregory H.

Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(7)
starting at
$18 / 30-min

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