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Denise B.

New Orleans, LA

About Denise

First I would like to thank you for your interest in viewing my profile! Here is a short description of my educational and professional background. I hold a Master's in Voice Performance degree from University of New Orleans and Bachelor of Science degree in Voice Performance from State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
In 2001, I toured with International European Opera Company which performed numerous times in Denmark, France, Italy and USA.
I currently perform and teach in the New Orleans area and
love to share my knowledge and experience with my students. There is so much more to performance then just beautiful vocalizing.....

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching is based on my own personal, classical training from Europe and North America. Whether it's opera, oratorio, musical theater or pop-style singing that is desired, I believe that classical technique is an essential source of proper singing that can be used to train singers of all genres.
Just like a piano, flute or violin, your voice is an instrument.
The purpose of voice lessons is to help you develop a beautiful and dynamic singing voice and also to teach you to use your voice in a healthy age-appropriate way that will keep you singing for many years to come!
As your teacher, I want your lesson to be more than just singing through a few songs.
While what specifically happens during a voice lesson can vary greatly from student to student and from week to week, the overall structure of the lessons remains similar.
We will always start with some combination of warm-ups for your breath, body, and voice. Just as you wouldn't go running without first stretching and warming up your muscles, you don't want to start singing full songs without first getting your body and voice warmed up.
Warm-ups will also introduce you to new techniques for properly using your voice in a healthy and beautiful way.
After warm-ups, we will work on songs. Typically, you will sing through the song once, and then we will go through it in small, manageable chunks, applying the techniques from the warm-ups to the songs.
During the lesson we will also work on expression and acting. A song isn't just pretty notes—it tells a story. If it's a song from a musical, there's a specific character that sings it. It's your job as a singer to tell the story and to make it fun and exciting for the audience.
While there's a lot of hard work that goes on during a lesson, voice lessons are lots of fun! As your teacher, I am here to encourage you, support you, and guide you in your vocal studies. I look forward to working with you soon!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio room, 2 full size keyboards, music stands, book shelf, desk, parking lots (free).

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Music Theater, Jazz
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Kaleb April 26, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Teacher was very personable, cheerful, and informative. She established a positive atmosphere on the first lesson and made the student feel at ease.
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Lydia March 28, 2016
Speaking Voice · In studio
My first contact with Denise was warm and reassuring. I am looking forward to seeing her again, she is great. She makes you feel at ease and she takes you step by step during your lesson, she is not pushy. I know I will enjoy my time with Denise, and I will reach my goal.
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Zach S. February 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Denise was great. Made me feel very at ease and I am looking forward to my next lesson. By the way, she has a powerful beautiful voice.
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Denise B.

Denise B.

New Orleans, LA 70118
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jorge C.

Metairie, LA

About Jorge

Bass/Guitar instructor w/ 15 years of teaching experience and previous member of a national touring band. Students who study with me will learn the basics behind playing music and how to set and accomplish personal goals in addition to learning how to play in a band while putting their musical knowledge to use.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a fairly laid back instructor, however I am meticulous about the student getting the exercise correct and assimilating the info. I use a progressive curriculum starting from the basics and going to the advanced. After 3-6 months of study with me, guitarists
will be able to compose their own songs and will have learned basic soloing methods. Bass students will be able to compose simple walking lines over basic chord changes and have a good understanding of the bass guitar's function in a band setting.

*** Studio Equipment ***
bass and guitar amp, music stand, sheet music books/magazines, home recording system w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a guitar amp..I expect the student to have a guitar

*** Specialties ***
Sight Reading, All Modern techniques Pertaining To Guitar and Bass... Specialize in the Rock/Funk Genre
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Michael L. August 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very good
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Michael Z. April 11, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very good lesson. Good mix of theory and practical application!!!! Would recommend Jorge to any bass player!!!
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Sharmon R. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Pleased

Frankie is a very shy kid and doesn't warm up to many. He loves his lessons with Jorge and can't wait to go back to the next one. Frankie doesn't want to just learn how to play the guitar he also wanted to learn how to compose music. He is very pleased with what Jorge is teaching him and will continue to teach him.
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Jorge C.

Jorge C.

Metairie, LA 70005
(5)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Phillip L.

New Orleans, LA

About Phillip

I am currently a lecturer with the Tulane University Department of Music. I recently completed my Master's degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Akron where was a graduate assistant for oboe and music theory. There I taught private oboe students and provided music theory tutoring at all levels and also studied piano.

I am also magna cum laude graduate of Tulane University's School of Liberal Arts where I majored in Music Performance and minored in Economics and Business. I studied with oboist Jaren Atherholt of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Faina Lushtak at T
ulane.

I am currently based in New Orleans and I perform with professional orchestras throughout the area and state of Louisiana. I am able to offer lessons at my home in Mid-City and am able to travel throughout the metropolitan area. I am frequently in the Baton Rouge and Lafeyette areas as well.

To be a successful oboist, you must have great oboe reeds and I provide handmade professional quality reeds at prices comparable to music stores. This can be discussed at your lesson!
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Jody T. April 27, 2016
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Very good and got help on scales and music.
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Phillip L.

Phillip L.

New Orleans, LA 70118
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Samuel D.

New Orleans, LA

About Samuel

I've been teaching music for about a decade. During that time I've taught guitar privately and in masterclasses, theory and improvisation in a classroom setting, and coached ensembles. My teaching philosophy is focused entirely on helping my students attain their musical goals. Whether the goal is to play Carnegie Hall or play a few songs with friends around a campfire, I use my varied teaching and performing experience to help the student attain that goal through personalized lesson plans. Through this approach, I find students are able to stay engaged, have fun, and make exciting musical dis
coveries. Nothing is more gratifying to me as a teacher than to see someone have a breakthrough while learning to do something they enjoy!

Performing credits:
-Toumani Diabaté
-Wil Blades
-Toubab Krewe
-Joshua Redman
-John Ellis
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Brendan M. March 28, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
First lesson went well. I will be famous soon.
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Sophia S. February 1, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Samuel is doing a good job. My daughter feels comfortable with him. I would recommend him to others
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Nikita W Castle June 2, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
First lesson was great! Sam assessed my skills, catered a lesson plan, then pulled me in... Right where I wanted to be! Looking forward to next week's lesson!
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Samuel D.

Samuel D.

New Orleans, LA 70117
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Grant H.

New Orleans, LA

About Grant

Hello!

I started playing music at age 9 and have been in love with it ever since. I have 11 years of teaching experience and am active in the music scene as an instructor, performer, and booking agent.
In addition to freelance work, (weddings, jazz brunch gigs, etc.) I am the lead guitarist and manager for the funk band Captain Green. I attended Indiana University for jazz guitar and studied under jazz greats Dan Miller, Corey Christiansen, and Oteil Burbridge.

I teach all kinds of disciplines from guitar, mandolin, banjo, and clarinet, to creative writing, meditation, and even astrol
ogy.

I pride myself in taking the students learning needs and using that as my basis for their specific lesson plan, always on a case-by-case basis tailored to each individual student. Everyone is at a different waypoint on their path so why would I use a predetermined formula to try and help them, am I right? I am excited to meet and grow with every single one of you, let's learn to love the life we have and let our studies become radiant!

Musically yours,
Grant Hudson
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Bill L. May 24, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Grant quickly recognized my level of understanding with chord movement (beginner to intermediate) and we analyzed a song together that will help me recognize chord motion in other songs. This will allow greater chord pattern recognition, and therefore memorization should come easier - which I really want to happen!
This is only my first lesson with Grant, so I likely won't write another review until I've had a few more.
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Willie S. May 22, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
good job very easy to work wth
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alyssa March 29, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson was wonderful! Grant was able to aptly identify how to help me progress with my study, and challenged me in the right ways to move forward.

I'm looking forward to my next lesson!
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Grant H.

Grant H.

New Orleans, LA 70119
(11)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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