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Tara has improved my voice so much. I am a soprano, and when I came to her, I had all of the high voice and none of the low or middle voice. She has taught me how to develop it, purify it, and make singing so much more comfortable. I love the way my voice sounds now, and I would recommend her to anybody and everybody who wants to sing healthily and beautifully.
Camille is Awesome! From the initial search, she replied very quickly. Upon our first meet and greet; she was very open, honest and easy to talk to. I immediately got the sense that she genuinely enjoys singing and teaching, and that she cares about her students, their goals, and achieving those goals. I brought a CD of music with vocal techniques that I would like to be able to do and recordings of myself, so she would know what she was in for. She took the job anyway. She is very supportive and encouraging, and I have already seen (heard) vast improvement in my vocals after 4 weeks. (I practice constantly while driving) I still have a ways to go but I'm really looking forward to future lessons and learning what I can actually achieve. You won't be disappointed once you start tutelage in the Van Niekerk Vocal Studio.
Vic offers a relaxed, non-threatening learning environment. He specializes in adult learning. When I started the piano, I couldn't read a note of music, and Vic started off by explaining proper posture and hand positons, the layout of the keyboard, the purposes of the treble and bass clefs, etc., and also advised me in the appropriate keyboard and equipment for my goals. He is very patient and encouraging and I feel I'm making very good progress in my first six weeks. Vic also alludes to music theory - he has explained that as the lessons progress, we will be discussing theory more in-depth. I'm very pleased with my lessons and even enjoy my practicing (though I'm not sure my neighbors do!!)
Spending every Thursday evening taking music lessons with Leah was one of the best parts of my childhood. I began taking piano lessons when I was 6 years old and continued to take them until I graduated high school. Growing up, I learned so much from Leah about music theory, playing techniques, and life in general. Leah is one of the friendliest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to take music lessons. She's supportive, creative, and constantly smiling. If I could give her more than 5 stars, I would!
I have had Emily as a piano teacher for the past three years. Over the course of this time, I have made great progress in music theory and technique. She is always patient, understanding, and competent in her teaching. Encouraging throughout the lesson, she inspires me to practice and improve. I would recommend her to anyone who would like to play the piano.
Jena, is an amazing teacher, song writer and musician. She is always on time to her appointments, very dependable, knowledgable and talented.
I'm very happy with the progress I've made in the past year while studying voice with Pat Lathrop-McPherson. I have learned more about posture, breath support, resonating chambers, tongue and soft pallet position, and the necessary support of the entire body to maintain a consistent sound throughout the range of my singing voice. Most recently we have been discussing where to use a mixed registration of chest and head voice so there is no noticeable change in voice quality. This was something new to me and very important for the few times when it is needed in the Soprano range. Pat can also provide a very fine piano accompaniment when the music I have studied is ready to perform.
Amazing voice that delivered the music with passion and control.
I am a para-educator, behavioral specialist, musician, song writer, and singer interested in helping people find their voice.
I am as independent of a musician as you will ever fine. I am completely self motivated, and my style is unique. If you're exclusively looking for a teacher to guide you through the standard classical approaches I'm probably not your guy, but if you're looking through a teacher who is knowledgeable and mindful of theory and technique while recognizing the value of exploration and playfulness in music I might be your right guy. My goal is to draw my students closer to their own creative passions.
Encouraging & motivating are a few of my strengths. My methods include interaction & fun along with focused work & discipline. Teaching you music reading, ear training, composition of pop and or classical is rewarding and life inspiring gift. Positive fun & energy is contagious.
I work with each student individually to set achievable goals and create a fun, challenging curriculum. I have a distinct ability to convey musical knowledge to each student in the way that they will best understand. Being a certified yoga teacher, as well as personal trainer has taught me how to see what people need, and give it to them.
Teaching fundamentals for a reasonable rate! I can travel to you, and I have lots of experience with kids.
Fundamental Principles There's a line that Henry Higgins sings in My Fair Lady, when reminiscing about Liza Doolittle. It could apply not just to a person, but also to a voice -- indeed to all singers' voices: her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows. The voice, being an organic part of us, is subject to all the "joys and woes" that we humans are. Some days it's on; some days it's off -- just like its owner. Nevertheless we love, nurture, and work with what we have. How do you handle a singer? First and foremost, meet him or her with dignity, respect and a measure of gentleness and compassion. Teach and exemplify patience. Celebrate the students' accomplishments. It has been in my experience that when students feel accepted and in a safe place, they can be free to experiment with and develop their instrument. They truly do flourish. Pedagogical Principles * I believe in setting a series of short-term goals with each student, so that the progress we expect is attainable and measurable. * I believe in using a series of exercises that start out simply, enabling the individual to practice the rudimentary systems for healthy use of the voice freely and well. These exercises are geared toward encouraging the student to best "feel" their bodies and their voices from the inside as opposed to listening and trying to make other adjustments to good, pure and secure technical principles. These simple exercises also help to align the body, voice and mind in preparation for more vigorous singing. * Exercises of greater difficulty are then used, which carefully and methodically stretch the student's voice in all the necessary directions. They are frequently given an exercise CD, tailor-made for them, with which to practice the exercises daily. * I strongly believe in the use of the Vaccai book and vocal method but believe that it must be taught with great expertise and care. When done so, it is invaluable to a student's technical progress. The exercises, while short and accessible, provide numerous, important technical hurdles that when mastered, lead to measurable, appreciable vocal growth. Practical Observations I teach with the Italianate vocal school of breathing, placement, steadiness and evenness of tone. It seeks to achieve clarity and purity of vowels through the use of bel canto exercises which demand flexibility from all voice types. I guide students toward repertoire that is age-, temperament-, facility- and fach-appropriate. I instruct voice students in a safe and practical way to learn new music that is voice sparing but still technically advantageous. It is the way I still learn my own music. One must be able to pronounce/say all words well, translate well, learn all rhythms and notes quietly, speak the words in rhythm and with a legato treatment of vowels. Only after these aspects are in the command of the pupil should they begin to put their voice to it and begin to work technically and for style and interpretation. I believe that when the learning of a piece is broken down into smaller sections, one can fully concentrate on singing each in turn, and not on having to conquer all aspects of the whole piece at once. Attempting the latter can lead to faulty technique, which then must be unlearned. I employ a style that is gentle, but firm; always mindful of the highest of vocal and performance standards. When it comes to professional-level aspirations, I tend to leave no stone unturned in terms of a student's overall "package." My objective is to enable them to feel well prepared and confident in all aspects of their self-presentation, singing, auditioning and performing. Finally, I am well schooled in the care of the human voice. I have more than a few good workarounds for illnesses and know how to manage one's vocal "joys, woes, highs, and lows." I readily share my hard-earned knowledge and experience with my students in order that they might maintain healthy instruments and positive attitudes. New students enjoy a special introductory rate: three lessons for $150. I am located in Santa Barbara, CA.
I teach private singing lessons as well as group classes for all ages and abilities and from beginning level to advance. I specialize in developing habits for long term vocal health and improvement, preparation for auditions, dealing with performance anxiety, and improving stage presence. I specialize in a diverse repertoire of vocal performance and have extensive experience in vocal coaching as well as leading vocals for a variety of music styles.
I specialize in teaching to each student's level and way of learning. I am a classically trained pianist and singer. I am a songwriter and electronic producer. I also record and engineer music. I can teach students to merge classical training and theory into modern compositions. I facilitate each student's unique talent and voice!
I have a master's and bachelor's degrees in music. I've been playing guitar in many styles from blues to metal for over twenty years now. I have studied voice for over fifteen years and performed professionally in styles from classical to soul. I am a trained teacher, and I have helped beginning to intermediate students of all ages and backgrounds. I offer patient and comprehensive lessons which are personally tailored to each individual student's learning goals. Do you want to learn how to sing your originals while playing? I can help. Do you want to learn how to melt faces with a guitar solo? I can help with that too! I can even help you set up and record a good, pro-sounding demo CD. Hit me up.
My brother and I are dedicated to providing pristine craftsmanship as well as punctual scheduling. It will be our pleasure to create whatever you dream for your space. You dream it, we create it.
I am a voice teacher/vocal coach with 17 years of experience working with private clients, as well as in classroom settings and for theater groups. I love my work and enjoy taking my clients' voices to levels they previously thought unreachable. My students range from six years of age through adult, and I work with beginners and advanced vocalists. If you are wanting to take your singing to the next level, I can help you get there.
I've been teaching dance for 13 years now. I teach private lessons, and I'm looking to expand to a studio and have a dance company.
I believe anyone can sing. Whether you just want to improve your voice and sing for your own enjoyment, improve your sound for those fun karaoke nights or for entertaining your friends at parties or you are really serious about fine-tuning your instrument as you endeavor to become a professional singer, I'll give you all the tools you need.