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Darla W.

Newport News, VA

About Darla

Hello, I am a professional musician with over 21 years of service as a military bandsmen. I've been stationed all over the world and have had the privilege to perform in some of the greatest concert halls. I love to work with students of all ages and can teach beginning-intermediate piano, and beginning-advanced flute. Prior to joining the military, I taught general music in the Texas Public School system. I have a bachelor€'™s degree in music education from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am a very active flutist in this area, performing with The Tidewater Winds, The Hampton Roads Phi
lharmonic, and various small chamber groups.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in creating a very positive environment for my students. I am very patient and upbeat. Whether you are a beginner, or more advanced, I can tailor the lessons to your needs. I will give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music in a creative and fun way! I enjoy working with students of all ages. If you are just starting to learn, or have decided to come back to music lessons, I believe you will enjoy studying with me! ***Also, be advised, that if you are a beginner, I only teach 30 minute lessons! This is best for all beginners, whether a young student, or an adult student!! (Also, FYI, we do have cats in our home!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio with an upright piano for lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, instrument and any books I recommend.
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Zavier March 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She kept my son captivated and excited to learn.
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Nancy I. December 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am returning to piano as an adult after many years away. Darla did a great job assessing and understanding where I am on the learning curve now and laying out a plan forward from there. She is very positive, encouraging and excited to teach others. I am looking forward to working with her to become a better player.
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Shannon M. September 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Darla is a great teacher! My son has been taking lessons with her since he was 4 years old, he's 5 now, and I think that she is the best! I really like how patient she is with my son and the way she speaks to him just makes things click. Thank you Darla!
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Darla W.

Darla W.

Newport News, VA 23602
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$26.67 / 30-min
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Elizabeth K.

Newport News, VA

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Knudson has been performing and teaching professionally for over 15 years. Her voice has graced the silver screen as well as the operatic stage and many popular nightclubs in Austin, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. She has starred in world premeires of renowned contemporary composers works such as Dominick Argento and Christopher Theofanidis. Her vocals were also premiered on the song Wheels which was featured on the HBO series True Blood. In addition Elizabeth is a professionally represented actress and her short film It’s Just a Hot Dog was premiered last year at the AFS member
mixer. Elizabeth graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Vocal Performance from The University of Houston. Her vocal instruction method allows students to improve their intonation, vocal power and range. She instructs students how to target what makes their voice unique and capitalize on that special quality. Her special technique allows to students to sing all genres of music from classical, pop, jazz, musical theater and country. In addition to vocal training Elizabeth draws from her many years on stage and in front of the camera and teaches a performance technique which allows students to take command and captivate their audience.

Why should you take from me?
I find that special aspect of your voice that one else has and show you how to capitalize on it.

What makes me different from other teachers?
My teaching goal is to give you technical training that allows you to master your instrument. I don't believe people should take voice lessons for years and years. It's a skill you can learn and make your own.

What is the most important thing to know about me?
I believe the most powerful learning tool in singing is positive reinforcement. I pinpoint you're strengths and use those to help you move forward.

What type of equipment do you use?
I teach from a private music studio on a baby grand. I professionally record your lessons so you can practice at home during the week and you can keep track of your vocal progress.
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Gloria R. May 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
I've gotten a lot out of my lessons with Elizabeth. She is really knowledgable and explains everything so I can make it my own. I wasn't able to sing on pitch very well before but I am much improved. I auditioned of the church solo. I haven't heard back yet but I felt really good about it. She makes lessons fun and you see an improvement right away!
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Alice Z. May 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Elizabeth is great! I was really nervous but when I got there she made me feel right at home. I could tell a difference in my voice the first lesson. I had never sung solo before and she helped get my voice in shape to perform. I have even booked a few performances since then. I really enjoy studying with her. I highly recommend!
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Elizabeth K.

Newport News, VA 23601
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Wesley S.

Williamsburg, VA

About Wesley

Hello there musicians! I am a full-time, professional music educator here to help you set and accomplish your musical goals. Let's keep it simple shall we? If you have a favorite song you'd like to learn, let's do it! If you want to learn how to read music and understand theory, we'll do that too. As a student, you can expect to learn concepts that are directly related to what you are learning. Can't wait to see you!
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Sarah July 12, 2016
Guitar · Online
In my opinion, Wes is one of the most talented musicians I know! He is so patient as well in teaching his students. You've found the pot of gold when you've found Wes!
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Ann July 12, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Wesley is a great educator who just gets it! He truly understands how to get the most from my 6 year old. Fun, organized, and flexible. Highly recommended!
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Ann July 12, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Wesley is a great educator who just gets it! He truly understands how to get the most from my 6 year old. Fun, organized, and flexible. Highly recommended!
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Wesley S.

Williamsburg, VA 23188
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$22.50 / 30-min
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Cara M.

Norfolk, VA

About Cara

Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, and supportive atmosphere; students will improve their breath control and support, projection, phrase length, range, intonation, quality, comfort, stage performance and presentation skills, as well as other technical and stylistic aspects. I am currently available to teach lessons at my studio and onlin
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My credentials and affiliations include a Bachelor's in Vocal Music from Lamar University, Hurrah Players, Governor's School for the Arts, Opera Breve, and VA Opera. I specialize in opera and musical theater. I also record and perform pop, rock, R&B, and jazz. Trained by some of the best artists and teachers in Virginia and Texas, I have gained extensive knowledge in vocal pedagogy that has allowed me to become versed in numerous styles and crossover genres. Contact me and we can discuss in more detail want you are looking for in a voice teacher, your vocal goals and experiences, as well as availability and location details. Do not miss the opportunity to work with someone who is really dedicated to nurturing voices and serving art in a down to earth way and will get you where you want to go fast.
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Douglas May 11, 2016
Classical Voice · In home
Verified Student
Excellent instructor! Very glad I decided to take lessons and got lucky with a great teacher.
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Kelley May 3, 2016
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
This was my daughter's first experience with any kind of singing lessons and Cara was patient and helped my daughter feel comfortable. She was able to get on stage for her school talent show feeling good about herself, and that was priceless.
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Lauren April 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Freaking awesome
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Cara M.

Norfolk, VA 23507
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$25 / 30-min
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Lisa H.

Norfolk, VA

About Lisa

Mezzo-soprano Lisa H. is a recent graduate with her B.S. and M.M. in vocal performance from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Lisa offers home studio, on location, and online voice and beginning piano lessons with very flexible hours. She teaches voice with an emphasis on healthy singing and natural tone.

Lisa's performances include several lead roles in operas including Maybelle/Peggy in the contemporary opera This is the Rill Speaking by Lee Hoiby, Mistress Quickly from Verdi's Falstaff, Clarina in La cambiale di matrimonio by Gioachino Rossini, Dorabella in scenes from Mozart'
s Così fan tutte, and the Dragonfly from L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel. She has also performed in various solo guest performances in church settings, and has had 6 years of experience in the top choir at APSU and the chancel choir as alto section leader at Hopkinsville First United Methodist Church in Kentucky.

Lisa has also had education in language diction in French, Italian, German, Latin, Hebrew, and Russian. At Austin Peay she studied opera and oratorio recitative and arioso in an intensive course aimed at classical performers. In the summer of 2015, Lisa participated in the Harrower Opera Summer program in Atlanta, GA.

Lisa H. offers a healthy and fun approach to learning music!
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Lisa H.

Norfolk, VA 23503
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$20 / 30-min

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