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Gfire has been teaching and performing music full-time for over 17 years. Based in Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the World," she offers voice, piano, songwriting, yoga, folk guitar, and DJ'ing lessons to students from 5-105 and she specializes in sculpting her lessons to the strengths and desires of each individual student. Her students range from beginning to advanced levels, and they sing and play a multitude of musical styles, including classical, pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, musical theater, blues and more.

Gfire loves to share her talents with her students. She prides herself on instilling a "sense of mastery" to each of her singing and piano students, no matter on which level they are. The students come away with a real sense of knowing their songs and their instruments inside out an
d with a real sense of confidence in their musicianship. Plus they have a lot of fun as they make musical progress!

Gfire is also an award-winning singer-songwriter and "Yoga for the Voice" innovator. She has released 4 CDs of all-original music and is currently working on her 5th CD, to be released in 2015.

As a teacher, Gfire works with students of all levels and all areas of interest. In October 2007, Gfire became the only vocal teacher in the Western Hemisphere to gain full certification in the Science of Singing, developed by Ernest G. White of London, England. Her unique voice training program, entitled "Yoga for the Voice," combines this knowledge of the Science of Singing with ancient yoga breathing techniques. This technique allows each voice student to develop a "vocal tune-up" for the voice AND to discover what the natural singing range is and how to use the voice as effectively as possible. With the internet SKYPE technology, Gfire teaches voice students all over the world, from Switzerland to the U.K. to New Zealand to New York.

Her vocal students have sung in touring rock bands, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, in successful auditions, in karaoke clubs, in coffee houses and folk clubs, at weddings and for their own enjoyment amongst family and friends. Whatever level of singing training you wish to acquire, she will show you the way to achieve it!

Gfire was also the main voice instructor and one of 3 main piano teachers at the Austin branch of Mars Music (now defunct) for 3 1/2 years. In addition to her vocal study and innovation, she has studied piano with top classical and jazz pianists, studied songwriting with Pat Pattison of Berklee College in Boston, gotten her full yoga teaching certification in 2004 and DJ'd at clubs and parties worldwide. For eight years straight - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - she has won the prestigious ASCAPlus Award for professional songwriting.

As a singer-songwriter, Gfire continues to write, record and perform with some of the best musicians and engineers in the world, including engineer Stuart Sullivan (Willie Nelson, Sublime, Meat Puppets, etc.), Hammond organ player Ian McLagen (Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart), cellist John Hagen (Lyle Lovett), fiddle/mandolin player Warren Hood (The Waybacks), bassist George Reiff (Ray Wylie Hubbard) and banjo picker Danny Barnes (Bad Livers, Dave Matthews).

Gfire's original songs have been played on over 200 radio and television stations worldwide. She has toured in over half of the fifty states, plus the U.K. and Canada.

*** Lesson Details ***
NEW - Gfire is now available to teach WORLDWIDE via SKYPE or FaceTime - so you can have a music lesson in the privacy of your own home!!

Voice lessons - I have created a unique and wonderful vocal method, "Yoga for the Voice," which combines ancient yoga breathing exercises with special vocal exercises to give you a "complete vocal tune-up." These techniques are simple, effective and easily-learned by any student of the voice, from about age 5-105. I love to help you learn to apply these wonderful techniques to learning the songs you wish to learn - whether they are pop, r 'n' b, folk, singer-songwriter, rock, country, opera, musical theater, jazz, etc. "Yoga for the Voice" is just as effective for professional speakers, such as teachers, lawyers, clergymen or actors - we just use a range of notes that is smaller than a singer's range, and we focus on using your speaking voice as effectively and efficiently as possible.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the "breath of fire" and "one-minute breath" - the BEST yoga breaths for singers!
2. master the "sinus humming exercises" - identifying where EACH note in your range originates in your own head
3. master the "full-body exercises" - traditional singing exercises on "mah, mee, moh, moo, meh" - so that you can move easily between your chest voice, middle voice, and head voice
4. master 2-10 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song - being able to sing each song in TUNE, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
5. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Piano lessons - I teach a wide range of piano styles at levels from beginner to early advanced, beginning around age 5. Whether you want to learn classical, rock, blues, country, boogie-woogie, or other styles of piano and keyboard playing, I will sculpt your lesson plan so that you have a great foundation in technique AND you learn the styles and songs you wish to play.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the Leschetizky, hand massage, and isometric warm-up exercises - the BEST piano warm-ups!
2. depending on your level, master Hanon exercises 1-12, major and minor scales, major and minor arpeggios
3. for beginners, you will be able to play with BOTH hands on the treble and bass clefs - at the same time!!
4. master the I-IV-V progression in 3-12 keys, depending on your level - so that you can play blues, rock, country, boogie-woogie, and ragtime songs!!
5. master 4-20 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song (classical songs tend to take more time to master) - being able to play each song with great technique, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
6. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Songwriting lessons - I will teach you how to create a great song, in the style you wish to write in. Country songs, pop songs, rock tunes, r'n' b, folk, etc. - all of these genres have "unwritten rules" about how to put together an effective song. We will utilize special songwriting exercises and tools to help you learn to be a wonderful songwriter.

DJ lessons - I teach beat matching, turntable fine-tuning and repertoire selection to help you become the DJ you aspire to be. I own crates and crates of vinyl records and CDs, and I have DJ'd all over the world to enthusiastic crowds, so I can teach you to attain a real joy and skill in the art of turntablism.

Yoga lessons - I am a fully KRI-certified yoga teacher and I can help you develop a valuable yoga routine to help you achieve your health and relaxation goals. We will choose from literally hundreds of exercises and breathing techniques specifically geared to your needs and wants.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools mBox PRO Full Recording Studio
Yamaha U1 Upright Piano
Shure SM 58 Microphone
Shure SM 57 Microphone
Korg microKorg Synthesizer
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann TLM 103 Microphone
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Nord Lead Synthesizer
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
West African Djembe
MacBook Pro Computer
Universal Audio LA-610 Pre-amp
2 Technics 1200 Professional DJ Turntables
American DJ Pro-Scratch 1 Professional CDJ
Rane MP22 DJ Mixer
Mogami Professional Audio Cables

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Macintosh Laptop Computer

*** Specialties ***
music, singing, piano, songwriting, DJ'ing, yoga, folk guitar

I have developed "Yoga for the Voice" - a combination of my 18 years of studying and receiving certification in the "Science of Singing" (as taught by Ernest George White of London, England) and my 10 years experience and certification in yoga, specifically ancient yoga breathing techniques. I will work with voice students as young as 4 and as old as they want to go! Voice lessons span all styles and all levels - pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, opera, classical, musical theater, etc. from beginner to advanced. Generally beginning around age 7.

Piano - levels beginner to early advanced, most styles, including classical, rock, pop, folk, country, singer-songwriter, blues and boogie-woogie. Generally beginning around age 5.

Songwriting - all popular styles, including rock, pop, folk, country, blues, singer-songwriter, r 'n' b, etc.

DJ'ing - all basic DJ methods, including beat matching, turntable basics and repertoire selection.

Yoga - yoga breathing AND physical exercises, depending on the needs and wants of the student.

Folk guitar - finger picking and accompaniment skills for folk singers.

In piano, I specialize in teaching students who want to play a wide variety of music - classical, pop, rock, country, blues, etc. I begin with piano students who are 5 years of age and older, as long as they have the requisite attention span.

In songwriting, I specialize in teaching students methods of developing popular songs - pop, r 'n' b, country, rock, folk, etc.

In DJ'ing, I specialize in basic beatmatching and repertoire selection.

And in yoga, I specialize in tailoring the yogic needs of the student - whether she/he wishes to work on stretching, breathing, abdominal strengthening, etc.
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Magdalene R. September 23, 2018
· Piano · In studio
G-Fire worked well with all three of our children. She was able to meet them at their level while keeping the lessons productive and challenging. G-Fire is a very gifted teacher!
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Roxana C. August 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
my 5yr old son's very 1st piano teacher and his love and knowledge for the piano has increased so much. gfire is very patient w/ his young wandering mind. would highly recommend.
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Beth July 22, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Gfire is an awesome voice and piano teacher. She has been my teacher for the past two years, and my voice has developed tremendously. I highly recommend her to anybody wanting to learn proper techniques in order to better one's musical skills.
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About Arlette B.

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Stroudsburg, PA
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Arlette is an Opera, Pop, Jazz, and Musical Theater singer, dancer, and actress from NYC. Using vocal techniques that are a cross between Bell Canto and the Riggs Vocal Techniques, she has created a method of singing that that can easily adopt all styles of music.

Classically trained with a B.A. in music with a concentration in voice, Arlette began her professional singing career at the age of 15 touring with top 40’s bands throughout Europe. By 19 she had landed her first Musical with Star Trek’s Nichele Nichols (Lt. Uhura), and also began singing jazz with Harold Land, Jr, Cleve Eaton (Bassie Band), and Jothan Callins (Sun Ra Band).

Her credits include regional performances of “Evita,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” and “A Chorus Line” along with solo performances at Opryland USA, Foxwoods Casino, Waldorf Astoria
Hotel, Richmond County Opera, The Cotton Club, Iridium Jazz Club, and for TOHO Entertainment in Japan. Arlette’s album credits include: “Love Again” released in 2001, and soon to be released “Windmills” both on the Renesants Records label.

Subjects Taught:
Broadway, Pop, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Belting, Performance, vocal anatomy, coaching for local competitions, and upcoming events and auditions, guided repertoire coaching, Psychology of the voice..

LESSON STRUCTURE
Every week. I do not teach bi-monthly lessons.

A NOTE TO THE STUDENT
I am so glad that you are looking into finding a voice teacher who fits your unique style, personality, and being. I love teaching voice. I love seeing my students go from where they are when they first arrive in my studio to auditioning with confidence, or singing in Broadway shows and bands, recording albums, and participating in open mics with ease and grace. It is my sincere hope to create a singer in every family! Maybe if we have a singer in every family, there will be less violence in our sometimes turbulent world. If it is your dream to be a singer, I encourage you to pursue it with abandon!
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Hayley G. July 16, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Arlette was great my daughter loved her and she learned more in the first class than her last 2 teachers combined
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Katheryn S. January 12, 2017
· Singing · Online
My first lesson was very informative! I'm excited about my future lessons. Arlette is a lovely woman and I look forward to learning from her.
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Lisa Valentino October 5, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Ms. Arlette is professional, warm and encouraging. I have to sing for a band I play an instrument with. Very nervous about the entire idea of singing. I am learning the proper way to sing, and believe I will be able to do so with the combination of technical expertise and encouragement I am receiving. I am very pleased that I found Ms. Arlette. I cannot say enough positive things about her.
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About Kellie W.

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Buffalo Grove, IL

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I teach mostly online. I currently work in IL, but am willing to teach on the weekends if I get enough clients in WI. I am passionate about health and wellness. I have been studying it for years. I have my BA with a major in Human Resources Management and a minor in Health Promotion.. In my free time, I love reading about wellness and psychology. I believe in a holistic approach to healing our bodies, and I am here to help you use your body to its fullest potential. I am here to help you learn and grow, not only physically stronger, but emotionally and mentally stronger as well. Weight and nutrition management is an everyday struggle for most people, but I'm proud of you for finding this site to start your journey into becoming the best version of yourself. We are all in this together. I am so excited to be your teacher.
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LORI J. June 19, 2018
· Pilates · Online
Kellie is easy to schedule with and she mixes up the routine every week so you are never bored. Our workouts have been a combination of pilates and strengthening using body weight or light weights. I already feel stronger in my core, glutes and upper body after only 4 sessions.
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Denise Berguno October 8, 2017
· Health Coaching · Online
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Julie February 11, 2017
· Weight Loss · Online
Kellie is very knowledgeable about nutrition, working out and exercise. She also knows a lot of mental strategies to help me stay on track. She is VERY
non-judgemental and positive. She has really good advice and I feel like she is a good teacher. She seems experienced and confident, which helps me feel confident too. After this first lesson I feel encouraged and empowered and like I chose the right teacher/coach.
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Hartland, WI 53029
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About Paula F.

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San Diego, CA
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I've been learning English since I was 6 and I've always been in love with sharing, learning and teaching.
I've been traveling for the past 4 years and by teaching all sorts of people in the world I have acquired great patience, versatility and ideas.
One of my biggest motivators: Seeing my student's progress on each class!
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Roxanne May 14, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Paula is an awesome instructor! Her level of English and Spanish is outstanding and she always finds a ways to make you understand things, even when they're very difficult! She's patient, fun and always with a smile! <3
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About Janet S.

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Crestone, CO
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Are looking to increase calm energy? Learn something new? Heal an issue and feel better? Look better?

Hello there. My experience with the QiGong is one of beginning to pass on the great training I have had. Not only in the QiGong. It is the strength and beauty of movement in other martial arts, yoga, nature hikes.

My background with the arts, holistic practitioning, home education based on waldorf model, and even clothing design and making enhance the interaction we have.

Bringing forth from past experiences to you.

I look forward to working with you. In a way that you can express to me as well any goals further than an authentic QiGong practice to start.

Sincerely,
Janet
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Janet S.

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I am a 300 hour registered yoga teacher as well as a certified life force yoga practitioner and licensed psychotherapist. I have a been practicing yoga, meditation, and breath work for about 10 years and have had a daily practice in these areas for the last 5 years. I am a firm believer in not only the physical benefits of yoga, but also the emotional and mental healing benefits.

Whether you have never taken yoga before or an advanced student - know that I teach to all levels and meet my students where they are at and where they wish to go. For beginners I offer a specialized program that allows you to practice on your own between classes that I teach you and add on to the following week. Please feel free to inquire about this program if you have any questions!

Since I teach a range of styles of yoga, when I prepare a class for
my student(s) it is done so with you in mind. The styles of asana (physical) practice I teach range from hatha, vinyasa flow, ashtanga, and my absolute favorite - yin/restorative. For those students that are interested in the meditative side of yoga, I also offer a variety of meditations, yoga nidras (total body relaxation/release), and breathing techniques all designed to de-stress, calm the mind, and be a peace.
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Kelly H.

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$59 / 30-min

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Seal Beach, CA
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Julie has been practicing yoga and the healing arts since the mid 90's. In 2000 she opened the Enlightened Tree Healing Arts Center in the heart of Indiana.

Her compassionate nature in her classes is a direct reflection of her many years of Buddhist study. In 2003, Julie co-founded the Indiana Buddhist Center and was dedicated to her beautiful teacher Geshe Jinpa Sonam, and her positions on the IBC Board. Julie says, “Anything good I have to offer in my classes or life, I owe to my beautiful teachers”.

She completed her first 200hr Yoga Training at Yoga Midwest in 2001 and in 2006 completed OM Yoga’s Teacher Training program and received her Vinyasa certification through OM. She continues her studies with workshops and yoga training intensives.

Julie brings a healing background to her classes with an emphasis on alignment, form, an
d breath. She encourages her students to recognize the connection to life's everyday challenges and the challenges they might experience on the mat. She reminds students that yoga, like life, is a journey, not a destination.
Julie is also a Female Empowerment Coach, Certified NLP, MER and Hypnosis, Reiki Teacher.
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Kimberly September 18, 2018
· Yoga · In studio
I’ve been taking yoga classes with Julie for 6 years and she is an amazing teacher. When I started taking classes with her I had no prior yoga experience. She gives suggestions and adjustments and is always challenging her students to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Her flows are different every week and she assists students with specific needs to modify their flow as needed. She is fun, playful and serious about her practice.
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Colleen September 11, 2018
· Yoga · In studio
Julie is the best Yoga Instructor I have ever taken a lesson from. She is thoughtful and expertly experienced. Her kind nature and positive disposition makes Julie the BEST choice for your Yoga Experience. I highly recommend her!
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Alex September 11, 2018
· Yoga · In studio
Julie is absolutely amazing and her classes are exactly what I need. It’s so hard to find the right instructor. I from the bottom of my heart recommend her to everyone. Beginners and all.
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I have a huge passion for teaching. I will make sure that all of my students will know that they have potential and that they can only grow from working with me as a teacher. I will make sure that I give my best to each student that I teach and that they can enjoy what they are learning.
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Richie J.

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Hello there- I'm Professor Diana Smith.

As a teacher, I have incorporated values just as a company sets values for their business. A few of my values is to give my students transparency, motivation, practical experiences and autonomy. I currently serve as a Business Communication Professor.

I get REALLY excited about a lot of things. Marketing, Business, Communication, and writing-- but also tacos & nachos, cosmetics, coffee, reading personal development books, practicing positivity and optimism by blogging and vlogging!

I am a creative, I write poetry, short stories and self help blog post. I love to create.

One of my best pieces of advice to anyone, is to read a book! There is so much peace you can find in reading.

My life is filled with sunshine because of my 9 year old son name Carter -who enjoys basketball and Fortni
te. He also enjoys spending all of my money on v-bucks.
For me- providing awareness and educating my students is a passion.

There is fun to be had in every classroom and every learning environment.

My #1 goal is to help you understand the dynamics of the modern business environment while understanding the way communication influences each business facet.
Anything you need, just ask. I may not have the answer but I will find the answer.
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Diana S.

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